Autumn is the ideal time for a little rest and relaxation. A long weekend can be just what the Doc’ ordered during those months between summer fun and winter adventures. With sunny skies and crisp evenings, the magic of fall is calling you for a romantic rendezvous. From the country woods of Vermont to small towns in the Midwest to the beaches of Belize, here are some of our favorite spots for a fall getaway:
10. Friends Lake Inn
Friends Lake Inn – Chestertown, N.Y.
Enjoy amazing views of the High Peaks and Southern Adirondacks from the Gore Mountain Gondola while you feast on a picnic for two with the Fall Foliage Romance Package (limited time). Or be wined and dined with exceptional service with the Thanksgiving Getaway. From exploring the unspoiled beauty of its private lake, streams, gardens, and forest trails, to the luxurious pampering you will enjoy at the Adirondack resort, Friends Lake Inn offers the perfect combination of romance and adventure for a memorable autumn retreat.
9. Marina Inn at Grand Dunes
Marina Inn at Grand Dunes – Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Relax, renew and rejuvenate together at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Escape the hassles of a long week and unwind with a Bed & Breakfast package or skip the nightlife and dedicate time to that special someone with the Grande Devotion package. Celebrate Thanksgiving in grande fashion at the Marina Inn with all the mouthwatering trimmings of a traditional feast! Break away this fall for a romantic Myrtle Beach dining experience that features the best of the culinary team’s creativity at WaterScapes with the Dining 6.0 package (limited time).
8. Gateway Canyons
Gateway Canyons – Gateway, CO
Discover a seamless blend of western luxury and rustic accommodations at Gateway Canyons Resort this fall. Enjoy a dreamy escape showcasing the most beautiful parts of Colorado with the Romance Package. Bask in the glorious autumnal colors and celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. The Thanksgiving package includes luxurious accommodations, daily breakfast, resort credits and guaranteed seating at the annual Thanksgiving Celebration feast, which features traditional holiday classics as well as local, seasonal delights.
7. San Ignacio Resort Hotel
San Ignacio Resort Hotel – San Ignacio, Belize
Nestled on acres of lush jungle, San Ignacio Resort is a lavish hotel that offers serene comfort and the natural surroundings of the tropical wildlife. Enjoy a 4-night getaway with the Best of Cayo Package – filled with thrills, fun and tropical romance in the sweet spirit of beautiful Belize. From touring the ancient Maya sites, to tubing in vast underground river systems, and zip-lining through the tropical jungle, you will experience one amazing adventure after another.
6. Old Rittenhouse Inn
Old Rittenhouse Inn – Bayfield, WI
From the moment you step inside, this romantic Bayfield, WI bed and breakfast has all the comforts of home but none of the demands. Explore the fall colors of Wisconsin with the Fall Colors Package or plan the ideal romantic getaway with the Romance Package. Celebrate microbrews from October 28-29 with the Fall Brew Weekend. Partnering with South Shore Brewery, the Inn presents a weekend of great regional beer and pub fare with a gourmet flair. Come November, sample fine wines with the Red Wine Weekend Package which includes seminars, a Red Wine dinner and delicious breakfast.
5. Explore Alaska’s Wild Side with NCL
Explore Alaska’s Wild Side with NCL – Alaska
Explore the wilderness on the youngest and most modern fleet in Alaska. Venture into the wilderness on a dogsled ride in Juneau, witness Misty Fjords aboard a jet-powered catamaran in Ketchikan, or take it all in via the rails on the Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway. With seven outstanding itineraries to choose from, NCL gives you more variety than any other cruiseline! Get a unique perspective of The Last Frontier through a one-of-a-kind Alaskan vacation.
4. Craftsmen Inn
Craftsmen Inn – Calistoga CA
Craftsmen Inn is the perfect spot to savor the romance of Wine Country and a wonderful gourmet breakfast, the best in Napa Valley according to guests. Steps away from great spas, wonderful restaurants and chic shopping in downtown Calistoga, Craftsmen Inn is a perfect fall getaway option.
3. Paradise Lodge & Bungalows
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows – Lake Louise, Alberta Canada
Famous for its golden larch trees, Alberta is a perfect spot to do some leaf peeping. Located near the shores of the world-famous Lake Louise, Paradise Lodge offers luxurious cabins, as well as cozy hotel suites. Fall in love with the Canadian Rockies this season. With the summer crowds fading away, the fresh mountain air mixes perfectly with the bright, sunny days for an unforgettable retreat.
2. The Resort at Paws Up
The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, MT
At the crossroads of incomparable luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Resort at Paws Up, a luxury ranch resort situated on an authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance and comfort. Take a trip to the Resort for a romantic rendezvous. Spend the days enjoying horse-drawn carriage rides, mountain bikes and horse trail rides. After a custom couple's music massage, head back to your luxury home and sip on champagne or savor some fire and fondue for two. Fall in love with each other... fall in love with the Resort at Paws Up.
1. The Village Inn of Woodstock
The Village Inn of Woodstock – Woodstock, VT
This charming Woodstock, Vermont bed and breakfast is the perfect location for a romantic New England getaway. With luxurious rooms with private en-suite baths, feather beds and lush linens, cozy fireplaces, pampering spa tubs, complimentary Wi-Fi and cable televisions, it’s a home away from home. Explore historic homes, covered bridges and elegant shops by foot or head out for some leaf peeping, romantic sleigh rides, or hike for two. Take advantage of the Pampering Package - the ultimate indulgence for you and your sweetheart. Enjoy chilled champagne and Lindt truffles, a dozen roses, breakfast each morning and a one-hour massages for both of you in the comfort and privacy of your room. It is all waiting for you in Woodstock this fall.
Whether you are looking for fall foliage hikes, some end of the season beach days or even an Alaskan adventure, we hope some of our favorite picks inspire you to get out and enjoy the changing of seasons.