Since everything is bigger in Texas, you know you and your sweetie will have a lot of options to choose from when you’re craving to get away for a weekend and rekindle the romance.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet cottage to escape from the stress of the week, a Western-inspired oasis to bring out your cowboy side, or an exciting spot to put on your dancing shoes and go out on the town, Texas has it for you.
Check out our list of the 15 best romantic getaway destinations Texas has to offer:
1. The Inn at Dos Brisas – Washington
With the Spanish name “Dos Brisas,” literally translating to “Two Breazes,” this Inn takes you seriously when you say you want to get away from it all. Giving you 313 acres of wide, open spaces, you’ll forget there was once something to get away from.
Get lost in this family-ranch-turned-luxury-inn among the meadowlands between Houston and Austin with your sweetheart this weekend. You will have all the breathing room you need at Dos Brisas. On site, you can stretch out in one of its Spanish-style “casitas” (cottages), adorned with cathedral ceilings and French doors opening to private poolside patios.
Indulge in the Dos Brisas Five-Star restaurant that incorporates produce frown fresh from its own private certified-organic greenhouse and orchards. If you’d prefer to venture out for horseback riding, fishing, biking, or wine tastings, the kitchen will even pack you a picnic lunch for your day out! Talk about hospitality.
To turn up the romance at your weekend getaway, splurge for the “Romance on the Ranch” package. This two-night deal includes a rose petal turndown and dinner for two at the Inn’s restaurant and s’mores for the first night. For the second day, couples enjoy a horseback ride for two, a couple’s massage, and a four-course meal delivered directly to your private cottage’s fireside patio.
2. Mokara Hotel & Spa – San Antonio
Pretend you’re not in Texas anymore when you stay at the waterfront Mokara Hotel & Spa along San Antonio’s scenic and historic River Walk. Mokara offers a pristine retreat from society, complete with a 17,000 sq. ft. spa, and abundant privacy.
At the Mokara, you can opt for a river view room and bask in the calming sights while you soak in your private whirlpool tub on your secluded, private balcony with your sweetheart. For more of a city skyline, you can head up to the hotel’s rooftop pool to swim among the skyscrapers of San Antonio.
To fully take advantage of the serenity at the Mokara, try out the “Texas Two-Step” couple’s massage or the “Amor del Río” (“Love at the River”) Package, which includes breakfast for two and a special delivery of champagne and chocolate truffles each evening to your suite.
3. Lajitas Golf Resort – Lajitas
Lajitas is any golf lover’s dream come true. Voted #1 Course in Texas and #1 Most Beautiful Course in Texas, there’s not much else you can ask for at a golf resort.
Oh wait…yes there is. Travel back in time in an Old-Western-themed room with refined amenities for the New-Western world at Lajitas during your stay. Zip line through the Lajitas own canyon! Go horseback riding, biking, on an ATV tour, or rafting with your sweetheart. And when you’re looking to wind down, escape to Lajitas’s desert oasis, the Agave Spa.
4. The Orchard – Ft Worth
Revert back to serene country living at The Orchard right outside Fort Worth. In these rural-chic cabins, couples can marvel at the rustic beauty of the sprawling orchards, snuggle up at the outdoor fire pit, and soak up the privacy of this secluded destination.
With the country charm, however, guests don’t have to sacrifice any of their comfort. Each cabin comes furnished with a flat screen TV, coffee maker, and other updated amenities, so that everyone can find their peace of mind at The Orchard.
5. West 1077 Guest Ranch – Bandera
Soothe your soul in this cowboy ranch in the Southern Texas town of Bandera, dubbed the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” This family-run hotel that used to run as a cattle ranch allows you to escape the typical tourism of hospitality, and instead relax in a peaceful Old West destination.
You can soak up the privacy of your own cedar-wood cabin, join the other guests in the Cowboy Lounge for games, TV, a bar, and an open fireplace, or lounge out by the ranch’s pristine pool.
When you’re feeling more adventurous, the 5,400 Hill Country State Park is just right across the street from West 1077 for you to get out in nature and explore.
6. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek – Dallas
When you’re feeling your high-class self, sneak away from the city life of Dallas in this historically elegant Four-Star mansion estate.
Originally home to a cotton baron, this boutique mansion has hosted some of the most grandiose high-society parties of the twentieth century. Elite guests such as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Tennessee Williams have wined and dined at the Rosewood Mansion in their heyday.
Now converted into a hotel, today the Rosewood features a design of upscale classic, incorporating local art and fully-equipped private suites for guests.
In addition to reveling in the glamour of the place itself, couples can go the extra mile by purchasing the Mansion Sweetheart Deal for Two. With this special package, lovers are greeted to their weekend stay with a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, an aromatherapy bath, rose petal turndown, and breakfast in bed. All you have to do is fall deep into the romance with your special someone!
7. The Lofthaven at Cypress Valley – Spicewood
When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you can escape to your childhood dreams made reality at the Lofthaven Treehouses. Perched high into ancient cypress trees, this unique lodging gives couples the majestic hideaway they’ve been wanting.
The nearby waterfall and creek soothe you into relaxation while the morning birds awaken you in the mornings at the Lofthaven. The wrap-around porches give you the first-row seating to nature in action as you sip your coffee to start the day or unwind with the sunset.
For lovers seeking a great adventure, the Lofthaven offers the “Romantic” Package, inclusive with a night in the treehouses, ziplining for two through the forest, wine tasting for two at the nearby vineyard, and dinner for two at the local steakhouse.
8. Hill Country Resort & Spa – San Antonio
It’s Treat Yourself Day at the Hill Country Resort & Spa—every day! At this Hyatt location, couples can cozy up to each other in so many romantic corners of the 300-acre property.
Float down the resort’s private lazy river, take in the outdoors along the serene nature and jogging trails surrounding the resort, play at the 27-hole golf club on the premises, or sink into relaxation at the Windflower Spa.
9. Hotel Saint Cecilia – Austin
Satisfy your bohemian wanderlust at this funky Austin hot spot. Keeping Austin weird as always, the Hotel Saint Cecilia, named after the patron saint of music and poetry, showcases colorful bungalows with hippie chic décor special for the lovers yearning for a Summer of Love.
Not all hotels include libraries of their own, either. At Saint Cecilia, dive into classic reads, vintage vinyl, and films on writers and musicians: the perfect escape for the hippie-at-heart.
Once you find your perfect book, relax along the hotel’s pool surrounded by courtyards and live oak trees. When you’re feeling rejuvenated, Hotel Saint provides guests with complimentary bikes to rent and go explore the city.
10. Angel Springs – Georgetown
Relax with your sweetheart and these whimsical cabins tucked into Central Texas, right outside Austin. In your own private cottage, couples can retreat at Angel Springs for the true rustic tranquility of Southern living.
Stroll through the scenic blue wildflower fields surrounding Angel Springs and soar through the big, open Texan skies in a hot air balloon at Angel Springs.
11. Blisswood B&B – Cat Springs
It seems like Texas never runs out of room. On this 650-acre ranch in Cat Springs, Texas, the Blisswood B&B is exactly that: true bliss. You’ll be a guest in the land of animals here, as horses, cattle, donkeys, peacocks, deer, antelope, and even American Bison roam through the property. Go fishing with your special someone, or just awe at the swans and ducks that paddle through the Enchanted Lake.
For extra romance, consider the “Blisswood Romance” package, that comes with a bouquet, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheese and crackers, and a bottle of champagne.
12. La Cantera Resort & Spa – San Antonio
Fulfill your refined desire at La Cantera, San Antonio’s AAA Four Diamond resort. This property recently underwent a multi-million dollar transformation to bring its guests the utmost elegance and class.
Bring your sweetie on this weekend getaway for a luxurious excuse to rekindle the romance. In your private cabana on the exclusively adult infinity pool at La Cantera, you two can snuggle up with a glass of wine as you bronze under the Southern sun. Cool off with hand-crafted signature cocktails and gourmet fare at the hotel’s multiple restaurants.
If you don’t want to stare into anyone else’s eyes except your loved one’s, you can upgrade to one of Cantera’s private casitas (cottages) with a private pool and hot tub.
13. Camp Lucy – Dripping Springs
Recharge with your loved one in Texas’s Hill Country. At Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, you’ll relax on the breathtakingly idyllic ranch that is so picturesque, it’s been named the Hill Country’s premier wedding venue.
Nestled perfectly between the region’s breweries, wineries, and rolling hills, Camp Lucy provides guests with the breath of fresh air that everyone needs after a long week. Dripping Springs, along with its neighbors throughout the Austin region, has become a distillery mecca, with tasting rooms and even an apple cidery and olive orchards just steps away from Camp Lucy.
14. Magnolia House B&B – Fredericksburg
Go back to the good ol’ country charm of Texas at the Magnolia House B&B in this central town of only just over 10,000 residents. At this historic red brick home, built in 1923, you’ll bring out that Southern twang faster than you can even realize.
This B&B brings the modern comfort of commercial hotels with the quiet peacefulness of home-cooked meals, pecan and magnolia trees, herb gardens, a koi pond, and a waterfall. You’ll love this down-home retreat for a weekend away with your loved one.
15. Lakeway Resort & Spa – Austin
For a luxurious weekend with your sweetheart in the roaring capital of Texas, travel to the Lakeway Resort overlooking Austin’s famous Lake Travis.
This resort builds customized packages for guests to fully enjoy their stay, and even has an array of options for romantic getaways already. Try the “Lakeway Romance” package for the ultimate relaxation and indulgence for lovers. Complete with a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and breakfast in bed, you might never want to leave this place.
For love birds looking to escape to the lake, upgrade to the “Love on the Lake” package for a two-hour cruise at sunset with a private captain, a romantic picnic lunch with French bread, white wine, brie cheese, fresh fruit, and toasted nuts.