Vermont is an idyllic vacation spot on any occasion. From skiing, to dining, to romantic walks amongst scenic backdrops, love is in the Vermont air. Couples and honeymooners alike should check out these 13 romantic spots in the Green Mountain State.
With 45 rooms, suites and guest house, the Grafton Inn was established in 1801. It is on the list of National Historic Places, a recognized green hotel, and a member of the Vermont Fresh Network. Hand-hewn, exposed beams, 200-year old furnishings, babbling brooks, sleigh rides, and the option of a massage at the fitness center round out the romance.
The story behind Twin Farms has to do with a romantic promise involving Vermont farmland by author Sinclair Lewis to Dorothy Thompson. In 1974, the newly-acquired property launched a small bed and breakfast that would later be featured in Forbes Travel Guide. The properties now accommodate 20, and amenities include an on-site spa, first-class dining, 300 acres of blissful tranquility, and dogs are welcome.
The Naulakha is the 1893 shingle-style home of the author Rudyard Kipling, situated in the pastoral rolling hills of southern Vermont. A National Historical Landmark, Naulakha is also a secluded vacation rental that features a magical rhododendron tunnel, an heirloom apple orchard, proximity to the Connecticut River, biking, hiking, golf, and access to major ski areas.
The Amee is a fully-restored, post-and-beam farmhouse, and it boasts 15 chic, modern guest bedroom. Showing off pine floors, and stunning wooden furniture it is a new meets old experience, to be sure. Unbelievably comfortable Tempurpedic mattresses and private bathrooms with stone-tiled showers and oversized showerheads will pamper your senses, and the renovated, open-style layout flows effortlessly onto a wrap-around porch with picturesque Adirondack chairs.
If staying at a castle is your vision of romance, then Castle Hill, the vision of Vermont Governor (1912-1915) Allen Miller Fletcher, might be your perfect getaway. Purchased in 1897, the castle is made entirely of locally-sourced stone, and both the carriage house and the castle are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Historic, wood-paneled walls, Tiffany lamps, claw-foot tubs, and brick fireplaces all feel old, and the ivy-covered stone walls and on-site spa all exude romance.
The lobby opens up into the Juniper Bar as in times of old. Your room features fine linens, cozy blankets, flannel pajamas, robes, and Teddy Bears. A walk-in shower, gas fireplace, and kitchenette with wet bar and a refrigerator round out the luxury.
The Equinox offers a variety guest rooms with majestic mountain views and roaring fireplaces. Hop in a private bath and massage yourself with oversized shower heads. Take in a play at the Dorset Theatre Festival and the Weston Playhouse, or sit in on a live Classical performance at the Manchester Music Festival for a romantic performance of live classical music.
The town of Woodstock was incorporated in 1793, and has since been called one of "the prettiest small towns in America." Each of the Inn’s 142 rooms features wood-beam bed frames, local artwork, and Vermont-made furniture. Individual fireplaces, over-sized shower heads, spa treatments, and four-star dining round out the romantic amenities.
If seclusion is what excites you, Sterling has got your number. Enjoy a romantic vacation with idyllic Vermont fields and forest. Rent your own private log cabin with a full kitchen, hot tub, and wood burning fireplace.
The story of the von Trapps is a story of love and the power of family, and that comes through in every stay at the Lodge. Made famous for fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria as depicted in the movie, “The Sound of Music,” and the von Trapps settled in Vermont after touring America as a singing family. Amenities at their lodge include spa services and treatments, after tea & cookies, and access to the fitness center and pool.
Meander on paths in back of the Inn and descend to the romantic river’s edge. The city lights of Brattleboro beckon just 10 minutes away. A full two-course gourmet breakfast awaits your morning appetite, and a dip in the hot tub will soothe your aches and pains.
In 1991, this 1903-estate became known as The Lilac Inn, a romantic spot that caters to couples and weddings as large as 250 people. Get a dozen roses, a box of Lake Champlain Chocolates and bottle of Method Champenoise to make your two-night stay a romantic getaway.
Set on 245 acres amongst majestic mountains, pastoral meadows, and pristine ponds, The Round Barn Farm sits in the middle of Mad River ski country. With 12 rooms and suites featuring Tempurpedic beds, down comforters, and comfy robes it won’t feel like you are staying in a barn.