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8 Romantic Getaways in Pennsylvania | Private Fireplaces and Wine Tasting

You don't need to travel far to find the perfect spot for romance. Pennsylvania is circled with jewel-like getaways custom made for couples, with special indulgences made just for the two of you.

Time seems to slow down as my husband and I roll across the border from New Jersey into Pennsylvania. The trees become denser, the air crisper, and the rushing waters of the Delaware Water Gap clearer as we’re transported to complete relaxation in the Poconos. Fall is my favorite time of year for a getaway, and today the leaves are a rainbow of autumn hues, with foliage spanning gold to persimmon to crimson to plum.

We arrive at our bed and breakfast and head out onto our private porch, watching the sunset over the mountains, glasses of wine in hand. Then we head just steps away to a romantic dinner for two. The next day we explore the area’s waterfalls, pick apples, and relax on a hike around the grounds. It’s all part of a romantic weekend retreat that feels like we’ve been transported to a faraway resort even though we’re just two hours from home.

Pennsylvania is the perfect couples escape, offering easy access from New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas with an array of properties ranging from intimate boutique inns to stylish city hideaways, so the two of you can spend quality time together without having to fling half way around the world.

Horse Country Retreat in Central Pennsylvania

Although it’s just 3 miles north of Hershey, The Inn at Westwynd Farm is a world away from the tourist hustle and bustle of the chocolate theme park. Instead of twirling mechanical rides, you’ll find handsome horses trotting across the acres of verdant pastures that lead to this elegant country inn. The serene equestrian farm is a perfect couples retreat with a dozen luxurious rooms all with unique furnishings, and romantic details such as fireplaces, jetted tubs big enough for two, and private porches (the Landar room boasts all three).

Call ahead and the inn can stock your room with romantic extras such as homemade chocolate dipped strawberries, a bouquet of roses, or champagne on ice. On property, you can stroll through the flower gardens and pastures hand in hand, nearby you’ll find hiking, canoeing, and antiquing. In the morning, the two of you can savor the gourmet breakfast sourced from local farmer’s markets before exploring the nearby Amish Country.

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Top rated
Hummelstown
9.6 Excellent (250 reviews)

Soothing Spa Time in the Southern Cumberland Valley

Nestled in southern Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley, Omni Bedford Springs Resort offers plenty of pampering in a historic resort setting. Originally founded as a health retreat for its mineral waters, the rural resort. is where to head with your honey for spa treatments and relaxation, including couple’s massages. The Springs Eternal Spa offers a large array of body and face treatments as well as opportunities to soak in the historic spa waters of the Bedford Baths, a complimentary perk of booking services here, and worth a special trip for the two of you.

In addition to the spa, couples can also play a round of golf on the rolling 18-hole course, volley at the tennis courts, cast for trout at the stream, or go hiking and mountain biking along the Allegheny Mountain Ridge, especially scenic in the fall. For dinner, celebrate your time together with an exclusive evening at the Chef’s Table, a six course menu of gourmet food and wine served in the exclusive kitchen setting.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Top rated
Bedford
9.1 Excellent (1042 reviews)

Outdoor Adventures for Two in Western Pennsylvania

In the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which offers an unparalleled setting for outdoor activities. Set on 2,000 private acres in the Laurel Highlands, the resort will get your adrenaline pumping at the onsite Adventure Center which can match the two of you with zip lining, bungee jumping, off-roading adventures, plus skiing and tubing in the winter at nearby Mystic Mountain or golf at two PGA courses in the summer. There’s also an Equestrian Center or animal encounters at the on-property zoo which is home to tigers, lions, and black bears.

In the evening, book a romantic dinner for two at Lautrec, a 5-star French dining experience that feels like you’ve been transported to Paris. Keep the French atmosphere when you turn in for the night at the Chateau Lafayette building at the resort, a tribute to the grand hotels and resorts of France, with luxe marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and even a lavish tea room to completely transport you to a Parisian getaway.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Farmington
8.8 Excellent (617 reviews)

Old World Charm in Pittsburgh

Travel back in time to the early 1900s and the gilded age of Pittsburgh at the elegant Mansions on Fifth. Dating back to when the area was known as “Millionaire’s Row,”at the Fifth Avenue mansard mansion and attached Amberson House you and your sweetie will be treated like you’ve stepped into a gentler, more refined time. There’s an extensive wine cellar, a cozy library, and even a private chapel in case you’re moved to get married or renew your vows while you’re here.

Another highlight of a stay is the Mansions’ Oak Room Pub, the perfect spot for a classic martinis, whiskey tastings , or wine pairings. After drinks, head upstairs to one of the 22 plush guest rooms, each with its own flavor, including loft suites and Fifth Ave House rooms with fireplaces.

Mansions on Fifth

Top rated
Pittsburgh
8.5 Excellent (874 reviews)

Chocolate Covered Romance in Hershey

For a sweet stay, it’s hard to beat the historic Hershey Hotel, which offers plenty of indulgent cocoa experiences and plenty of grown up perks within its elegant walls. Top of the list for indulgence: The two-story destination spa, a plush retreat that offers chocolate-based treatments such as a fondue body wrap and cocoa facial in addition to decadent treats to accompany hot chocolate, tea, and coffee in the lounge when you’re done soaking in the Jacuzzi or relaxing in the steam room.

Make it a full day here with lunch at the Oasis, a just for spa guests cafe with garden access and chocolate cocktails. The Woodside Cottages offer luxury accommodations with private outdoor entrance for a completely secluded stay., a rain forest showerhead and soaking tub with a flat-screen TV. Each cottage includes a private outdoor entrance and luxurious amenities. Dress up for dinner at the Circular Restaurant, a sophisticated spot for expertly prepared steak and seafood and decadent desserts including a classic chocolate soufflé.

The Hershey Hotel

Top rated
Hershey
8.7 Excellent (230 reviews)

Pennsylvania Dutch Delights in Lancaster

In the heart of Amish country, the Cameron Estate Inn, channels the serene back-in-time charm of the area into a historic bed and breakfast, perfect for an unplugged vacation without screens or media. Instead of focusing on social media, explore the 1805 Mansion and stroll through the 15 acres of rolling lawns, flowering gardens, streams, and woodlands.

The 18 elegant rooms here are located across three stories of the historic Pennsylvania landmark. Snuggle up in front of a private wood-burning fireplace or in a whirlpool tubs. Not only are decadent breakfasts served here, but dinners at the Cameron Estate Inn are cozy retreats from the everyday, with specials like honey lavender rock Cornish hen and salmon with bacon jam that will make a dinner in a special treat.

Cameron Estate Inn

Mount Joy
8.0 Very good (76 reviews)

An Elegant European Retreat Near NYC

An easy trip from New York City, the Hotel Fauchere in Milford offers chic and stylish rooms that earned it coveted Relais & Chateaux status. If you love the idea of historic inns, but don’t want to give up contemporary technology and comfort on your getaway, this is your perfect modern hideaway. The 16 rooms here are especially worth a special trip; all have silky Frette linens on the king size beds, Carrera marble and Pennsylvania bluestone bathrooms, European hair and body care amenities, and walls of windows that offer views of the enclosed gardens and charming town.

Staying here also put you within walking distance of a 70,000 acre national park, where you’ll find numerous waterfalls to explore together. After you’ve worked up an appetite in the outdoors, make a reservation for the area’s premier dining experience happily located just downstairs: The Delmonico Room, an elegant boîte for oysters and their famed eponymous steak for two.

Hotel Fauchere

Top rated
Milford
9.0 Excellent (156 reviews)

Stylish City Stay in Philadelphia

There’s something about Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square that feels like you’ve stepped out of the city and in to another time; the noise of the city subsides, the green trees provide a barrier to the streets, and the elegant walkways transport you to a genteel age. The elegant Rittenhouse Hotel fits perfectly with the illusion of a more romantic time, with opulent rooms with rich fabrics and furnishings, Belle Epoque tea room, and a hidden library bar.

Although the square is lined with delicious options for dining out, cocoon in the hotel with dinner at local favorite Scarpetta for gourmet Italian dining, and then a decadent brunch at Lacroix the next morning, Keep the outside world away with a day of pampering at the spa, with couples massages and facials (you can even book a Sip, Spa, & Stay package for two with spa treatments, a decadent room, and high tea just for two).

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Top rated
Philadelphia
9.5 Excellent (1817 reviews)