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Top 10 New York Romantic Inns and Hotels
Romance is so much more than candlelight, chocolate-covered strawberries and whispered sweet nothings—although the destinations on our list of the Top 10 New York Romantic Inns and Hotels offer plenty of those, too. It takes a little originality—and a dash of luxury—to spark true love in the heart of another. From an authentic Italian villa overlooking scenic Seneca Lake to a European-inspired, chalet-style hotel in the heart of the Catskills, you’ll find everything you need to fall in love all over again—or for the first time—on our list of Top 10 New York Romantic Inns and Hotels.

Geneva On The Lake

Geneva, New York

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You don’t need a passport to revel in the romance of an authentic Italian villa. With its stately white exterior and formal gardens bordered by the deep blue waters of Seneca Lake, Geneva On The Lake provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding — or your own private celebration. Whatever the occasion, romance awaits at Geneva On The Lake.

Modeled after the Villa Lancellotti in Italy, Geneva On The Lake gives you the best of both worlds: the exotic charm and beauty of an Italian villa with all the amenities and entertainment you’d expect from a luxury resort in upstate New York. Geneva On The Lake’s packages are a delightful way to begin any romance, with locally-made wines, sunset lake cruises, and an in-suite massage for two. We fell for the Whirlpool Suite and its mirrored spa room with whirlpool tub and sparkling crystal chandelier. Geneva On The Lake’s landmark villa, included on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to Italian marble fireplaces, canopy beds and views of the surrounding gardens to complete your picturesque romantic escape. The luxury continues into the Lancellotti Dining Room, where candlelight, live entertainment and delicacies like pan seared duck breast with foie gras create the ultimate romantic dinner for two.



Getting there

Geneva On The Lake is a one-hour drive from Rochester and Syracuse International Airports. From New York State Thruway, take Exit 42 then Route 14 south for seven miles to the resort.

Fun facts

Geneva On The Lake was voted one of the world’s most beautiful inns by Bride Magazine.


Mirror Lake Inn and Spa

Lake Placid, New York

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So often we encounter resorts that claim to offer accommodations — and entertainment — for all four seasons. Surrounded by New York’s highest peaks and the deep blue waters of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake Inn and Spa is one that truly lives up to this promise, making the inn the perfect romantic escape in every season.

Take in fall color displays from Mirror Lake Inn and Spa’s oversized hot tubs. Slip on your mittens for some pairs skating on the inn’s private rink. Slide into a pair of skis for a run down Whiteface Mountain. Sip champagne during sunset cruises on Lake Placid. Or go all out with a romance package complete with three nights in a luxury suite, candlelit dinner and daily spa services for two. The opportunities for romance are endless at Mirror Lake Inn and Spa. The accommodations at Mirror Lake Inn and Spa are stately—never stuffy. A custom-made oak spiral staircase leads to a loft with bed and oversized whirlpool in the Signature Suite, while the crystal chandeliers and hand carved canopy beds of the Adirondack Suite combine mountain living with modern luxury. Sample pan-seared diver scallops and pumpkin bisque during an intimate dinner for two at The View restaurant.

Getting there

Mirror Lake Inn and Spa is within one mile of the Lake Placid Municipal Airport. Simply travel south on Route 73 until you reach the inn. The nearby Adirondack Regional Airport is also an easy access point, and is within a few miles of the inn.

Average temperature

Low 5 degrees, high 78 degrees F.

Fun facts

When alpine skiing was introduced to the Lake Placid area, Mirror Lake Inn set up the first electrically-powered “rope-tow" on a hill behind the inn.


Garnet Hill Lodge

North River, New York

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The superb hospitality and spectacular vistas of Garnet Hill Lodge are quintessential Adirondack luxury!

Romance and Mother Nature often go hand in hand- no where is that more evident than Garnet Hill! Adventure and relaxation are both easily found, whichever you might be seeking.The mountains of upstate New York make for a majestic backdrop, and provide stupendous cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. Meanwhile, your spacious room features excellent views, private baths, daily housekeeping, and balconies looking out over pristine Thirteenth Lake and the beautiful Siamese Ponds Wilderness. Mother Nature is beckoning!


39 Garnet Hill Rd Section 2, North River, NY 12856


There's free wifi in traditional and balcony rooms, free coffee and tea, and free parking!

Related Onsite Offerings

Make sure you check out The Log House Restaurant, onsite and dedicated to serving guests delicious and passionately prepared dishes, made from scratch and featuring fresh, authentic ingredients!


Winter Clove Inn

Round Top, New York

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Winter Clove Inn has long been famous for its fine food, lodging and country hospitality. But we think this Hudson Valley inn is so much more than that. It’s a return to romance with manicured lawns, mature trees and a wraparound porch with Hudson River views—all straight out of a 19th century painting.

If the picture-perfect scenery of the Winter Clove Inn doesn’t inspire your inner romantic, we don’t know what will. Perhaps hitting the slopes at Windham Mountain, a few twirls around an indoor ice skating rink and a tour of the scenic countryside on horseback will do the trick? Or hike to the waterfall, where Winter Clove Creek flows under covered bridges, cascades down rock cliffs and empties into a pristine swimming hole. Finish your evening with antique bowling in the renovated carriage house. Winter Clove Inn pairs a plethora of romance-inspiring activities with a full country breakfast, picnic lunch to take with you and a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner in the Fireside Dining Room. Beat the winter blues in the cozy, comfortable guest rooms of this white country inn. This home away from home takes historic colonial décor and pairs it with 21st century amenities for ultimate comfort.

Mountain range


Related activities

From New York City, take I-87 to Route 32; turn left and continue for approximately 11 miles. Drive through Round Top and turn left onto Heart's Content Road. Travel three miles and turn left onto Winter Clove Road.

Related Onsite Offerings

Winter Clove Inn’s conference center features comfortable meeting rooms in a restored 19th century carriage house.


Hotel Mountain Brook

Tannersville, New York

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Sometimes the greatest romantic gestures are also the simplest. Nobody understands this better than Hotel Mountain Brook, a rustic-romantic escape tucked in the Catskill Mountains. You couldn’t ask for a better place to get back to the basics and fall in love all over again.

From the dirt road you drive in on to the hotel’s cedar shingles, rough-hewn log porch, and wood paneled walls, every aspect of your stay at Hotel Mountain Brook is steeped in country charm. Snuggle up on leather couches in front of a crackling fire in Hotel Mountain Brook’s cozy great room. Sink into brightly painted wicker chairs on the hotel’s porch for breathtaking mountain views and tea service for two. Romantic walks on mountain trails and two-person swings on private cabin porches are perfect viewpoints for fall foliage so spectacular it looks like it’s been painted on. Hotel Mountain Brook offers the simplistic lifestyle of a true mountain escape. But don’t mistake simple for plain. Spacious cabins, cottages and rooms in the lodge have all the elegant appointments you’d expect of a luxury resort. Wake up to scrumptious breakfast in the fireside dining room (we loved the stacks of pancakes smothered in locally-made maple syrup) and while away the afternoon in oversized whirlpool tubs.



Getting there

From the South, take NY Thruway to Saugerties, then turn right onto 32 North. Bear left onto Route 32 and take another left onto Route 23 to Tannersville. Take a right onto Hill Street and proceed to Hotel Mountain Brook on your left.

Fun facts

Tannersville, home to Hotel Mountain Brook, gets its name from a tannery that existed until the town’s supply of essential hemlock bark was diminished.


La Tourelle Resort and Spa

Ithaca, New York

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La Tourelle Resort and Spa is for lovers. No, seriously: art lovers, wine lovers, theater lovers. If you adore these things, this world-class resort in New York’s Finger Lakes region has a getaway package designed especially for you — or two.

Sparks are sure to fly between you and that special someone when you explore shared passions. Whether you come for the Wine Makers Dinners or performances at the nearby State Theatre, La Tourelle Resort and Spa is your destination for any romantic rendezvous. And if pampering is your passion, indulge in personalized treatments like the Buttermilk Falls Experience using locally produced honey at the onsite August Moon Spa. You’re sure to have a romantic encounter — or two — with the seven-foot circular bed, mirrored ceilings, and step-up Jacuzzi of the secluded, turret-style Tower Room. All the rooms at La Tourelle Resort and Spa are ripe for romance, but some go above and beyond with dual-head showers, wood burning fireplaces and four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses. Start your day with unique menu offerings like chamomile tea crepes with apricot compote from the acclaimed Simply Red Bistro. In the evening, savor Finger Lakes wines and a porterhouse steak for two at the John Thomas Steakhouse.

Average temperature

Low 14 degrees, high 80 degrees F.

Getting there

From New York City, take I-80W to I-380W, then I-81N to Route 79 into Ithaca. Follow the brick road to Ithaca Commons and turn left onto Danby Road. La Tourelle Resort and Spa is about three miles up the hill and on the right.

Related Onsite Offerings

Gourmet dining, a picturesque gazebo and more than 70 acres of scenic grounds make La Tourelle Resort and Spa the perfect wedding destination.


Whiteface Lodge

Lake Placid, New York

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Return to grandeur and romance at the Whiteface Lodge, a luxury mountain resort reminiscent of the “Great Camps” of the Adirondacks. A romantic escape to this authentic Lake Placid lodge is like stepping into a sepia-toned photograph and recapturing a moment in time.

You’ll relive the days of old—and create memories of your own—at Whiteface Lodge. Reconnect with a loved one during a couples massage in the lodge’s mountain-inspired spa. Start with a soothing soak in a tub for two with French Lavender bath salts, followed with side-by-side massages using a blend of peppermint and rosemary oils. We think the sweeping mountain views, best enjoyed from your in-suite Jacuzzi, and endless entertainment make the lodge’s two- and three-bedroom suites form the perfect destination for a cozy couples weekend. Rustic elegance is tempered with contemporary luxury in each mountain lodge suite. Kitchens with granite countertops and custom cabinetry, private balconies, jetted tubs, heated tile floors, cast iron gas fireplaces — the finest world-class accommodations for the truly discerning traveler. And it’s the only resort in the region to offer private jet service. You won’t want to leave, and with vacation home ownership options, the Whiteface Lodge makes this dream a reality.

Average rainfall/snowfall

39.8 inches

Getting there

The Adirondack Regional Airport provides the only commercial air service to the Adirondack Park. Approximately 16 miles from Lake Placid, it offers easy access to the entire region.

Fun facts

Much of the timber used to build Whiteface Lodge was hand-milled onsite.


B & B Ranch

Fly Creek, New York

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After a getaway at B & B Ranch, you'll see why the property is widely considered Cooperstown's leading luxury inn experience. You and your partner can enjoy the picturesque property, spread out over hundreds of acres, while enjoying one-of-a-kind cuisine and unmatched accommodations.

Are you ready to experience perhaps the finest culinary endeavor in Central New York? That's exactly what you'll encounter when you plan your romantic getaway at B & B Ranch. From three-course breakfasts to five-course dinners, each meal is painstakingly prepared using only the highest quality, farm-to-table products. What about relaxation? With an onsite spa, along with an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, you'll be able to enjoy a quick dip or a long soak anytime you wish. Also, thanks to the relatively low number of guest suites (5), you'll have all the privacy you desire and deserve during your next romantic rendezvous. Start planning your own getaway today at B & B Ranch!


434 Bedbug Hill Road Fly Creek, NY 13337


Brunches and event menus are announced ahead of time and focus on Northern Italian Cuisine and rely on ingredients raised on the Ranch and from other producers in the Central New York Region.

Related activities

For those travelers looking to take their ranch experience to the next level, B & B Ranch offers memberships with access to these incredible facilities. From dining in the private dining room to tennis and basketball court use, you won't be missing out on a thing with this offer. Sign up today!


Inn at Lake Joseph

Forestburgh, New York

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Our number nine pick is a beautiful bed and breakfast in the Catskills of NewYork. Rekindle the spark of passion in your relationship on this majestic 250 acre property with a private lake: Inn at Lake Joseph.

Whether you choose the casual Adirondack-style cottage and carriage house, or an English Country environment, any one of the 17 uniquely decorated dwellings will ensure your luxurious comfort. You and your love can reconnect and spend quality time together on your private sun deck, in the whirlpool or curled up in front of a fireplace. Breakfast will be served on a gorgeous screened-in veranda in the midst of the lush greenery of the Catskills. Spend the afternoon walking along Black Brook, kayaking and boating, or enjoy an exciting lawn game. In the colder months you can heat up your love connection while enjoying sledding, tubing, or cross-country skiing. Anytime of year, the Inn at Lake Joseph's awesome staff will ensure you have everything you need for a romantic Catskill's getaway!


162 St. Josephs Road Forestburgh, New York 12777

Related activities

The Catskills offer tons of fun activities all year around! Enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and boating in the summer sun. When the snow falls, enjoy snow shoeing, sledding and tubing.

Fun facts

In the 1930's the main house hosted hundreds of international dignitaries and diplomats. Rediscovered and redesigned in the 1980's it then opened its doors to a new group of travelers!


A Victorian On The Bay

Eastport, New York

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Bed and Breakfasts are the quintessential romantic getaway, and A Victorian On The Bay might be the quintessential New York B&B. It's the perfect place for couples to spend a relaxing weekend away.

Full of all the modern amenities and comforts you'd expect from a large resort, A Victorian On The Bay's charming personal service and hospitality is matched only by the incredibly luxurious rooms. You'll fall in love with the private bath and whirlpool tub, free wireless internet access, cable TV, king-sized bed, and fireplace (not to mention the heating and air-conditioning). Just as impressive is the list of things you can do around the area. Whether you'd like to go for a leisurely bike ride or set out on a kayak adventure, Victorian will do their best to accommodate you (pun intended).


57 S Bay Ave, Eastport, NY 11941

Related activities

There are dozens of nearby parks that are perfect for picnicking and relaxing in!

Fun facts

The Inn was constructed in 1997.