7 Great Weekend Getaways for Couples
A quick weekend getaway is a great way for couples to relax and re-connect. Choose a getaway that is best suited to both of your tastes, whether it's a romantic inn in New England, a beach vacation in Florida or an adventure getaway in Arizona.
Plan to have romantic sunset dinners, couples massages, take romantic walks and request special services such as candlelit baths and rose petal turn-down. When booking your stay, ask the hotel what special services and packages they have available for couples. If the inn is not fully booked, the fact that you mention that this is a special trip for you two can get you a last minute upgrade or a complimentary romantic amenity.
A quick weekend getaway doesn't have to break the bank. Look for off-season deals and last minute getaways, even during the holiday season. Call ahead for spa treatments, especially couples massages because spas are very busy on weekends.
1. The Homestead Resort in Virginia is Home to the World Famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub
The Homestead Resort in Virginia is built around the healing hot springs which have been drawing vacationers for generations. Two hot springs from the surrounding Allegheny Mountains flow onto the hotel property, allowing you to bathe in this natural source. The pools are named for Thomas Jefferson, who visited the resort in 1818.
The resort is home to the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub (opening in the spring of 2013) following the philosophy of Canyon Ranch in Tucson. The new spa is a perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway.
The Homestead Resort offers romantic rooms and suites with large windows overlooking the surrounding nature. In addition to the hot springs, there is golf, tennis, historic tours, indoor pool, games, shopping and a theater.
2. The Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland is a Weekend Getaway from Washington D.C.
The Inn at Perry Cabin is a charming colonial mansion in coastal Maryland with rooms decorated in 19th century style. Linden Spa, named after a tree that grows on the resort grounds, offers a menu of nurturing therapies that utilize local ingredients.
Couples can unwind next to the infinity-edge pool after dotoxing in the steam room. The spa sells the organic products so that you can bring the scents from the vacation back home with you.
The hotel offers the "Linden Spa Experience" package which includes luxury accommodations, a spa credit, daily breakfast and many resort activities, including kayaking, garden tours and wine tastings.
3. The Inn at Essex is a Romantic Getaway in New England
New England offers many romantic weekend getaways, perfect for those who are looking to get away from New York and Boston. The Inn at Essex in Vermont has three restaurants serving delicious innovative cuisine. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in charming New England style. They have been recently renovated and offer a flat-panel HD television, new 300-thread count linens, and an ihome audio system. Fireplace mini-suites are a great choice for couples because they have a whirlpool tub and a sitting area in front of a fireplace.
You may also like Castle Hill Resort in Vermont which has romantic historic accommodations and an Aveda Concept Spa. Hotel Viking in Rhode Island is a New England weekend getaway that dates back to 1926.
4. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Arizona Has a Great Spa
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has a spa and a gourmet restaurant. Relax by the pool, visit the meditation garden, and join fitness classes in the movement studio. There are 105 luxury casitas to choose from, featuring spectacular views of Paradise Valley and the mountains. In the evening, couples can enjoy a romantic sunset from their private patio on their weekend getaway. Accommodations feature Frette linens, plush robes and in-room Fonte Coffee. From $259 per night (from $419 in high season).
If you are looking for active weekend getaways for couples, take a look at the resorts of Arizona. Rancho De La Osa offers cooking classes, horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. The guest ranch is located southwest of Tucson at the base of the sacred Baboquivari mountains and bordering the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation. Enjoy Southwestern cuisine on your weekend getaway in the romantic hacienda dining room, secluded outdoor courtyard or under the stars at a cookout. Choose from 18 adobe guest rooms - ask for a room with a wood burning fireplace. Each guest room has a porch with mountain views. Rates include meals and activities. From $240 per person per night.
5. Ocean Key Resort Has Spectacular Views of the Florida Keys
Visit the sunny Florida Keys to enjoy romantic sunsets, gourmet dinners and stylish accommodations. Ocean Key Resort has rooms and suites with stunning ocean views. Relax on your private terrace overlooking the ocean while you listen to the sounds of the water and the birds. In the evening, the resort restaurant serves delicious food with spectacular water views. A weekend in the Keys is not complete without a massage at the spa which offers treatments from around the world.
Book one of the 600-quare-foot suites with a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The suites are furnished with rich textiles, eclectic furnishings and decor that complements the stunning views of Key West. Order room service and take a relaxing bath in the whirlpool tub.
6. Acqualina Beach Resort in Florida Offers Spa Packages for Two
Acqualina is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida which makes it a quick couples spa getaway from both cities. The hotel offers "The Ultimate Spa Package for Two" which includes acommodations, a spa lunch for two and four 50-Minute body or facial spa treatments per vacation package. Rates for the package start from $675.
Guest rooms at Acqualina have spectacular ocean views. If you want more space, book a one-bedroom oceanfront Classic Hotel Suite which measures 1,010 square feet in size plus the terrace. The suite has a king-size bed, writing desk, separate living room, two flat-screen TVs and an entertainment unit.
7. La Jolla Hotel & Spa in Southern California
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in Southern California is a weekend getaway from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Guests are accommodated in elegant rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the gardens or the pool. 10 luxury suites have a separate living area, 47-inch HD flat-screen LCD TV, a DVD player, plush sofa, and 2 overstuffed chairs in the living room. The suites open out to an open-air balcony or a patio.
The hotel spa is one of the best spas in the San Diego area, offering 7 indoor treatment rooms or private bungalows. Couples can book couples massages on their romantic getaway. Relax in the saltwater pool, next to the outdoor heated pool, in the Eucalyptus Steam Room and Relaxation Area. The outdoor relaxation garden is available before and after treatments. The hotel has a newly remodeled fitness center. Browse more California weekend getaways.