Covering over 46,000 square miles of the U.S. with a coastline, mountain range, bustling cities, and vast rolling farmlands, Pennsylvania has something to offer for every traveler. Tie on your bonnet and explore the state’s famous Amish Country with your loved one! Or realize your wildest chocolate fantasies at Hershey Park, where the sweet-flavored magic happens.
Close enough to all the major East Coast cities, but tucked away far enough for privacy and quietness, Pennsylvania is perfect for couples looking to get away for the weekend.
Take a peek at our top 15 destinations for love birds in Pennsylvania, and get swooned into the countryside with this list of the best romantic weekend getaways:
1. The Lodge at Woodloch
Escape into nature without forgoing luxury when you stay at the Lodge in Northeast Pennsylvania. This 5-star hotel boasts a luxurious spa, elegant guest rooms, and delectable farm-to-table cuisine. So when the noise and congestion of Philadelphia or New York start to drain you, rejuvenate your energy and your soul at the Lodge.
Get refreshed at the indoor and outdoor pools on site, savor the natural and local foods at the Lodge’s restaurant, Tree, and then fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the rock garden waterfall behind the resort. For guests wanting to let loose, the Lodge looks out onto its own private 15-acre lake, perfect for kayaking, fly fishing, and other water sports.
This place will truly bring the serenity back to you on a weekend away with your special someone.
2. The Rittenhouse
Live like royalty in this AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Pennsylvania’s largest city: Philadelphia. The perfect Center City location of the Rittenhouse makes you feel, as they put it, “like being given a key to the city.”
While you’re out comparing cheesesteaks and ringing the Liberty Bell, you and your sweetheart can come back to the exquisite Rittenhouse for a romantic night in.
Make sure you save time for the delicious Sunday Brunch at Lacroix, one of the Rittenhouse’s gourmet restaurants. Relish in the Goat Cheese-Mascarpone and Rhubarb Croissant or the Singapore Chill Crab dish, all prepared for you by renowned Executive Chef Jon Cichon.
3. Hotel Hershey
Dive into all the chocolate your heart desires at this destination dedicated purely to the treat itself. Hershey started as merely a chocolate factory in the early 1900s, but has since evolved into an iconic theme park and luxury hotel attracting chocolate lovers around the world.
At this AAA Four-Diamond hotel, couples delight in the sophistication and comfort of the spot, while also embracing the novelty of the Hotel Hershey. Try the “Everything Chocolate” spa package to revel in the dessert that makes this region so famous. You’ll soak in a Whipped Cocoa Bath, revive your skin in a Chocolate Fondue Wrap, and relax in a Cocoa Massage. Channel all your willpower into not eating any of the treatment.
4. Renaissance Pittsburgh
Immerse yourself in culture at the Renaissance Pittsburgh, a historic hotel dating back to 1906 located right in the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh. Serving as a landmark in the iconic Fulton Building, the Renaissance brings a stylish flare to your romantic getaway.
A night at the Renaissance gets you front-row tickets to the Steel City itself. Just steps outside your guest room is the beautiful Allegheny Riverfront, PNC Park, art galleries, the Andy Warhol Museum, and trendy restaurants.
5. Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Strap on your snow boots for this winter wonderland in the mountains. Whether you’ve skied or snowboarded all your life, or you’re interested in starting on the bunny slope, Seven Springs is great for all couples looking to retreat into coziness.
Spend the day on the slopes out in the beautiful, fresh Pennsylvania air. When you’re looking for a break, the resort’s lodges offer hot chocolate, fire places, and 11 different restaurants to dine at while your face and body thaw.
Stay in the Seven Springs hotel to be in the center of the action, with spa facilities, a heated indoor pool, and hot tubs. Or if you’re craving more intimacy in the mountains, consider renting one of the Seven Springs cabins or chalets, close enough to the resort to enjoy all the amenities, but far enough to enjoy the privacy with your loved one.
6. Annville Inn Bed & Breakfast
Previously the home of US Army General Bruce Kendall, this B&B now serves as a peaceful 7,000-acre getaway in Pennsylvania’s Lebanon Valley. Tucked into the gorgeous Blue Mountains and surrounded by lush farmlands, the Annville is calling you for a tranquil weekend away from the stresses of daily life.
The Annville Inn is so inherently romantic, in fact, that it has several romantic packages for couples. Try the “Gourmet Picnic & Wine Trail” Package for a delicious picnic packed by the Innkeeper to enjoy while you and your sweetie visit winery after winery. Or to explore town, consider the “Ultimate Romance” Package, which comes with two movie tickets to the famous 1920s Allen Theater, a bouquet of season flowers, decadent local chocolates, and a romantic dinner for two at one of the restaurants in town.
7. Ledges Hotel
Step into the nineteenth century in this historic landmark overlooking the captivating Paupack High Falls. Built in 1890, this Federal-style building was originally intended to be the John S. O’Connor Glass Factory, showing the roots of the region’s manufacturing industry. Today, the Ledges Hotel is a luxurious destination for couples to bask in the serenity of Pennsylvania’s picturesque nature.
Relax on one of the hotel’s multi-tier decks overlooking the River Gorge Falls to stare into your lover’s eyes. Indulge in a spa package at the Ledges to recharge your batteries. At night, enjoy the Blues, Brews, and BBQ restaurant on-site, with farm-brewed beer and local jazz bands playing live every Sunday night.
8. Omni Bedford Springs
Visit this historical gem in the heart of Cumberland Valley to capture the essence of relaxation and rejuvenation. Established over 200 years ago, the Omni in Bedford Springs has been a mecca for luxurious leisure since its beginning.
Sink into the lush beds, adorned in down comforters and surrounded by historic décor and breathtaking views, when you stay at the Omni. And to turn up the heat for your special someone, upgrade to the “Retreat to Romance” Package, inclusive with $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, a bottle of champagne delivered upon arrival, and romantic turndown service.
9. The Inn at Leola Village
Explore Pennsylvania’s Dutch heritage in the Amish Country at the Inn at Leola Village. Slow down and take some time to smell the roses at this bed & breakfast that has been converted from its 1800s origin as a tobacco farm into Pennsylvania’s only historic hotel with AAA’s Five-Diamond Award.
With Tuscan-style room furnishings, historic charm, double whirlpool tubs in the guest rooms, and complementary European style breakfast, it’s no wonder Forbes Travel named stamped its approval on the Inn at Leola Village in 2016.
For extra romance in the Pennsylvania countryside, request a suite with a fireplace or the private and cozy Ada Fisher Cottage. If that’s not enough for your love-cation, the Inn offers a “Couples Pampering” Package, welcoming you with a bottle of Champagne, gourmet dinner for two, and a 50-minute full body couple’s massage.
10. Cove Haven
Relax the weekend away with your special someone at Cove Haven, a couples-only oasis on the scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. Nestled in the Poconos Mountains, this luxury resort is perfect for a getaway in any season.
During the summer months, grab your significant other to the water for speed boating, waterskiing, horseback riding, and miniature golf, among other activities. In the winter, venture out for snow tubing, ice skating, and skiing/snowboarding, then snuggle up by the log-burning fireplaces and in the indoor heated pools.
11. Paradise Stream Resort
Run away with your loved one to the Paradise Stream, a luxury couples-only resort surrounded by the Pocono Mountains and Lake Eden.
During the day, take a dip into the heated indoor pool or one of the two whirlpools. At night, dine at Spooner’s Sports Bar & Grill (you read that right), the Paradise Stream Restaurant, the International Buffet or the Asian-inspired Chophouse Restaurant. After dinner, consider visiting the TanLines outdoor bar, or the resort’s Nightclub Bar.
Another huge bonus of this hotel? It’s all-inclusive! I didn’t know that was even possible outside of the Caribbean Islands, but apparently it is in Pennsylvania!
12. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
In a town literally called Farmington, Pennsylvania, you and your loved one can indulge in full R&R in luxury. With six different varieties of lodging to choose from, you can make your getaway at the Nemacolin however private you desire.
Put on your béret at the Chateau Lafayette, as you stay in the luxurious hotel inspired by the famed Ritz Paris in France. This Chateau has it all in terms of elegance: a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant named Lautrec, a Cigar Bar, Tea Room, upscale clothing boutique, jewelry store, and $45 million Hardy Family Art Collection. The rooms in this hotel feature crystal chandeliers and two-story windows.
13. Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa
Forget about normal, every-day life and live like a king (or queen) at the Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa. Built in 1906, this mansion is the architectural legacy of one of America’s greatest steel magnates, Frank H. Buhl, founder of the Sharon Steel Corporation. When Buhl got married to the love of his life, he decided to build a marvelous castle for his bride, and now we all get the change to enjoy it.
Now one of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns, the Buhl Mansion is perfect for lovers looking to spend some alone time together in style. All guest rooms are decorated in lavish, historical furnishings with modern amenities and private Jacuzzis. The spa offers many packages for guests to unwind, while the local environment boasts wildlife, wineries, breweries, golfing ranges, and the quaint Sharon downtown.
14. The Inn at Westwynd Farm
“Ease into tranquility,” as the owners of the Inn at Westwynd Farm say. Located on a charming equestrian farm in rural Pennsylvania, this Inn will rejuvenate you from your hectic reality.
Explore the Amish Country nearby, revisit the past at local Civil War sites, or tour the vast wineries around the Inn at Westwynd Farm. At this bed & breakfast, everything is on your schedule.
To show your loved one how much you really care, you can take the Inn up on some of their romantic offers: a bouquet of roses delivered to your room, a custom gift basket, a toast with champagne in keepsake crystal flutes, or a box of chocolate-covered strawberries made fresh in the kitchen to welcome you.
15. Bridgeton House
Set on the beautiful Delaware River, this luxury bed & breakfast offers casual sophistication with rustic country charm.
Each room showcases the coziness of an inn with the elegance of a five-star hotel. With the “Wine & Roses” Package, couples receive a 30-minute cellar tour and tasting of 12 different wines and two souvenir glasses from the nearby Sand Castle Winery, a rose and seasonal flower bouquet, and a personalized love note that the guest writes for their love. Or if you would like to go more rustic, the Bridgeton House offers a “Filet Mignon Picnic Basket” Package, where guests get a cheese board appetizer, chilled filet mignon on tossed greens, two side dishes, and dessert, all packed into a picnic basket to take to the House’s riverside terraces, private porches, or on the dock.