Vermont is a city in the New England region of the US, and despite its position, it is the second least populous state in the US, making it a great state to escape to for some camping in the summer or skiing in the winter. Vermont is comprised of several mountains, lakes and forest regions. The cities in Vermont also hold a great deal of history and heritage from both colonial and revolutionary times, so there’s always something new and historic to see.
The climate in Vermont makes it a great place for a range of vacation experiences. The spring and summers are warm, perfect for a quiet country-side getaway, while the winders are snowy and perfect for skiing or winter cabin escapes. Couples who are looking for a romantic vacation together will find an array of different experiences with Vermont, from historic bed and breakfasts to cabin escapes in the mountains.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Vermont:
1. Castle Hill Resort and Spa
Located in Ludlow, the Castle Hill Resort is part of the National Register of Historic Places, and offers couples a luxurious escape from the rest of the world. There are 10 different rooms, which allow couples to enjoy an exclusive and private experience without many other guests around. Castle Hill also offers Condominiums, with stunning views and luxurious amenities for discerning couples seeking more privacy.
Castle Restaurant, on-site at the resort, is open daily for breakfast and dinner, focusing on local and organic ingredients from produce to meat and a menu that changes seasonally. Castle Hill Resort offers skiing packages for winter time travelers, however there are plenty of seasonal activities all year round from annual county fairs in Ludlow to antique shops and backgrounds tours.
2. The Pitcher Inn
The Pitcher Inn is a luxury hotel experience, located in Warren. The building is a beautiful, colonial style building, located in the quiet and charming village of Warren. Couples will love any of the nine uniquely decorated guest rooms, or even the two-bedroom suite located on the property in a separate building with a private entrance.
The Pitcher Inn offers an on-site restaurant called 275 Main, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh and seasonal ingredients and New England favorites. The Pitcher Inn offers romantic packages for couples. For adventurous guests, Mad River Explorer canoes and safety gear are offered for an exploration of the nearby river.
3. The Amee Farm
For couples who are seeking that romantic, country-side experience, the Amee Farm is located on the picturesque New England countryside in the village of Pittsfield. This bed and breakfast offers 15 guest bedroom suites, handmade wooden furniture and spacious common areas. Not to mention, the quiet farm and countryside surrounding the property.
Included in the rate of the room is a deluxe, continental breakfast each morning for guests. Summer and winter activities can both be found easily nearby the Amee Farm, from bike tours, golf courses or kayak rentals. In the winter, skiing and snowboarding is just a few miles away in the surrounding mountain regions.
4. The Inn at Round Barn Farm
Nestled among 245 mountainside acres, the Inn at Round Barn Farm is located in the midst of Mad River Valley. This home away from home bed and breakfast offers both luxury and comfort while also offering guests a tried and true Vermont countryside experience. There are twelve different guest rooms and suites, all of which offer luxury amenities, beautiful views and some even with fireplaces.
Breakfast is served every morning for guests, with coffee, fresh fruit and an array of delicious sweet and savory entrees. For guests who are just looking for a quiet escape, the Inn offers beautiful gardens and grounds to explore. Nearby, there are hiking trails and skiing resorts for all of the best year-round activities.
5. Stowe Mountain Lodge
This once in a lifetime experience brings couples right in the midst of all the wonder and beauty that the Vermont mountains have to offer. The Stowe Mountain Lodge is located in Stowe, and is a luxury ski resort and spa. There are 300 different guest rooms and suites, with luxury amenities and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Stowe Mountain Lodge offers an array of different dining options, where couples can enjoy a private, fine dining experience, or a more social lounge atmosphere. Year-round activities are ever present at Stowe Mountain Lodge, from skiing in the winter, to hiking and local swimming holes in the summer.
6. Woodstock Inn and Resort
Nestled right in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn and Resort is a beautiful and authentic New England design settled along Main Street, surrounded by restaurants and shops. There are guest rooms and suites that will make each couples’ stay unforgettable, with wood-burning fireplaces and hand-crafted furniture.
Woodstock Inn and Resort offers farm-to-table cuisine, with regional ingredients and recipes that bring all of the best New England favorites right to the table. Woodstock Inn offers bike rentals to explore the nearby down and trails, as well as free entry to the Billings Farm and Museum. In wintertime, the Suicide Six Area offers skiing for all skill levels.
7. The Green Mountain Inn
This hotel, located in Stowe, has been in business for over 180 years, located in the historic Main Street distinct. The Green Mountain Inn offers both luxury accommodations as well as a taste of the surrounding history. There are 104 guest rooms and suites that are located in 8 buildings throughout the property, so couples can enjoy a bit of secluded privacy.
The Whip Bar and Grill offers a casual dining atmosphere for lunch and dinner, while the Main Street Dining Room is where guests can enjoy a spread of delicious breakfast foods. While the Green Mountain Inn offers both a pool and health club for guests, the surrounding area offers just as much, with access to zipline adventures, hiking and skiing.
8. On the River Inn
On the River Inn is just as the name suggested. Located on the riverfront in Woodstock, On the River Inn both an array of guest rooms in the main Inn, as well as private, farmhouse suites. Each room is decorated with style and comfort, with kitchen studios that offer fully equipped kitchens, as well as suites with living and sleeping areas.
The 506 Bistro is the onsite restaurant, offer a seasonal menu with an open bar and lounge for a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. Open year round, On the River Inn welcomes guests from summer to winter, with all kinds of unique activities for each season, with the foliage change in the fall to skiing in the winter.
9. Reluctant Panther Inn
In the heart of Manchester Village rests the luxurious Reluctant Panther Inn. There are three different buildings on the property of the Reluctant Panther, with the Main House, the Mary Porter House and the Carriage House. There are 20 different luxury guest rooms and suites spread out between all three buildings, giving couples an array of unique accommodation choices.
The Reluctant Panther offers a restaurant that’s open for casual dinner from locally sourced farms, as well as a pub that offers an array of drinks and cocktails. Located in the heart of Manchester Village, couples are within easy traveling distance to local antique shopping. There are also close by kayak adventures, as well as canoeing down the local rivers and streams.
10. Hotel Vermont
Hotel Vermont is a modern luxury hotel, located in the heart of Burlington. Couples who love a modern and updated vacation experience will adore an of the guest rooms and suites, each with an open-air design that balances both luxury and privacy. Guests can enjoy the standard studio rooms, or even indulge in one of the decadent suites.
Hen of the Wood and Bleu are both located at Hotel Vermont, each offering their own unique menu, from local ingredients and simply cuisine, to delicious and upscale seafood. Hotel Vermont offers the best ways to unwind and relax for couples right at the hotel, from yoga to massage therapy. Hotel Vermont also partners with local golf courses for those who like to play a relaxed round.
11. The Grafton Inn
Located in the beautiful Vermont countryside, the Grafton Inn is a historic property with modernized luxury and charm for every type of guest. There are 45 different rooms and suites for couples to choose from, as well as guest houses on the property for those who are seeking a bit more privacy.
The Old Tavern Restaurant is located onsite at the Grafton Inn and offers year-round seasonal menus that couples will adore, with fine dining options for a romantic dinner. The Grafton Inn makes the perfect location for couples who love a bit of outdoor adventure and recreational activities, from biking and hiking to swimming in local waters.
12. Mountain Top Inn and Resort
High above the rest of the world, the Mountain Top Inn is located atop the Central Vermont Mountain, offering stunning views and 350 acres of woods and meadows, totally private and exclusive to guests. Couples are met with an array of rooms and suites, from classic lodge rooms with wood furnishing, to luxury suites. Each room has a sweeping view of the surrounding landscape.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found between the Mountain Top Dining Room and the Mountain Top Tavern, with both amazing New England cuisine as well as views of the surrounding area. Resort activities range from skiing in the winter, to hiking and horseback trail rides in the summer. No matter the season, Mountain Top Inn has something for couples to enjoy.
13. Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha
This three-floor inn is located in Dummerston, and it offers both individual rooms to sleep in, or the ability to rent out the whole house for a minimum of three nights. Naulakha has four bedrooms with three full baths. The surrounding area is beautiful, with lush yard and gardens, perfect for a quiet weekend away.
The house has a fully equipped kitchen with cooking supplies and dinnerware, as well as a dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. There is a private museum located on the property, as well as extensive gardens and even a tennis court. There’s even a full library inside the house. Naulakha is truly one of the best quiet, private getaways for couples to enjoy a serene vacation.
14. The Inn at Weston
Located a picturesque Vermont Village of Weston, the Inn at Weston is a luxury bed and breakfast that is nestled in the very heart of the Green Mountains. Weston is located just a few miles sound of Ludlow, where peace and quiet reign. There are three buildings, with five rooms available in the Main House, two private suites in the carriage house and six guest rooms in the Coleman House.
Breakfast and dinner are served at the Restaurant located at the Inn at Weston, with local ingredients and fresh, organic cuisine as well as ingredients grown in their own gardens. Couples can find all kinds of romantic activities in Weston, including the Weston Playhouse where summertime live performances are held.
15. Trapp Family Lodge
This Austria-inspired hotel is located in Stowe, and is sat on 2,500 acres of stunning and beautiful property. This mountain resort boasts both Austrian and European inspired style, architecture and accommodations. There are 96 different guest rooms and suites, from studio suites to one or two bedrooms suites, each boasting old-world charm.
European style cuisine awaits guests at the Main Dining Room, which serves both country breakfast and candlelit dinner daily. Trapp Family Lodge offers both summer and winter activities for couples to indulge in, from summer time picnics and trail rides, to winter carriage ridge and skiing adventures.