We’re lying on massage tables in the quiet spa of an inn perched on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Breathing deeply and slowly, we’re enveloped by a profound sense of relaxation, our senses indulged and gently piqued. We’re lulled to the edge of sleep by the soft voice of the masseuse, soothing music and light scents of herbal oils. In fact, we’re not entirely certain we’re not dreaming. It was the perfect local romantic getaway.
Spas that spark the senses, Italian linen sheets, Feathertop beds, gourmet cuisine, wood-burning fireplaces and waterfront dining are just a few of the lovey-dovey amenities Maryland’s most romantic getaways offer. From historic inns with softly lit guest rooms to spacious suites in modern casino hotels and private beach-town cottages with porch-top tubs, here are some of Maryland’s best choices for romantic getaways.