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.
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.
Geneva On The Lake was voted one of the world’s most beautiful inns by Bride Magazine.
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.
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.
Low 5 degrees, high 78 degrees F.
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.
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Love blossoms at Batcheller Mansion Inn Bed and BreakfastSet, where unmatched elegance rests among historic attractions. Located in downtown Saratoga Springs on historic Congress Park, this incomparable inn combines Old World charm and modern amenities to create an unforgettable romantic retreat.
Romance is built into the inn's very architecture, which highlights High Victorian eclecticism, French Renaissance Revival, Italianate flair, and Egyptian influences. Curl up in opulence, as intricately carved European woodwork, hand-carved marble fireplaces, and original 1800s Batcheller family furnishings make this inn a one-of-a-kind Saratoga stay. Each room has beautiful period furnishings, wireless high-speed Internet, and plush bathrobes. The inn's intimate setting is the perfect place to get lost with the one you love. The inn's central location means couples' excursions are just outside your door. Savor a romantic meal at gourmet restaurants, embark on scenic hikes through the lush hills, or hold hands on horse-drawn carriage rides. Enjoy an exciting horse race at the Saratoga Racecourse, take in a show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or visit the many nearby museums. Get in touch with nature at Lake George or at Saratoga State Park. Do as much or as little as you like on this romantic rendezvous!
20 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Built in 1873 by George Sherman Batcheller, the mansion has been welcoming couples for over 140 years.
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Curl up together on the private balcony and soak in the stunning scenery or clink champagne glasses in the soothing Jacuzzi.
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.
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.
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Winter Clove Inn’s conference center features comfortable meeting rooms in a restored 19th century carriage house.
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.
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.
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 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.
Low 14 degrees, high 80 degrees F.
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.
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Gourmet dining, a picturesque gazebo and more than 70 acres of scenic grounds make La Tourelle Resort and Spa the perfect wedding destination.
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.
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.
Much of the timber used to build Whiteface Lodge was hand-milled onsite.
Nothing comes between you and the one you love at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge, a 25-acre Adirondacks estate surrounded by the St. Regis Wilderness Area. Backcountry trails, towering pine trees and the crystal clear waters of Clear Lake make your stay a true romantic escape off of the beaten path.
Explore romance-inspiring accommodations and activities with “Adirondack Inn-terludes” at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge. Begin your stay in a private chalet outfitted with aromatherapy steam shower, wood-burning fireplace and stunning views of Lake Clear. Indulge in chocolate fondue in the evening and retire to your room for a glass of the lodge’s wine label before a soothing Jacuzzi soak. Sit back and enjoy the old world elegance of lightly falling snow, sparkling lights and a horse drawn sleigh ride with a Sleigh, Stay and Savor package. Old World inspirations merge with modern amenities at this family-owned lodge that once served as a post office and trading post. Wild game, fresh vegetables and savory spices are blended for European-inspired dining at Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge. Choose from more than 150 styles of beer and 300 wines in the handcrafted Wine and Bier Cellar, the only one of its kind in the Adirondacks.
Follow Route 73 to Lake Placid from the Adirondack Northway, then take Route 86 to Saranac Lake. Stay on Route 86, following the airport signs. Take a left onto Route 186, toward Lake Clear. The lodge is two miles past the airport on the right.
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
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.
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!
Cuddle in the Catskills at Spillian, an eight-bedroom historic house where stunning natural scenery and like-home accommodations make for the perfect romantic retreat. Be transported back in time with 19th Century antiques while also enjoying modern perks. Get lost in time; get lost in each other.
The elegant, Old World rooms allow you to do just that, as they showcase antiques and a turn-of-the-century theme, painting an ideal romantic Catskill getaway. Start each morning together right with a delicious breakfast, which can be yogurt and fruit for the folks who like it light or eggs and bacon for those who are looking for a heartier meal. After a couple's stroll around Spillian's 32 acres of expansive forest, retreat back to the Great Room in front of the crackling fireplace. If you'd like an adventure off-site, explore the lush landscape of the surround Catskill State Park together. There are such a diverse array of ways to traverse the grounds. Whether you like to snow shoe, hike, or cross country ski, there is plenty to explore with the potential to spot deer, fox, and lots of other wildlife. No matter the time of the year, this area in the Catskills begs to be explored. Old World charm and breathtaking scenery make for an unforgettable romantic rendezvous!
50 Fleischmanns Heights Road, Fleischmanns, New York 12430
History exudes from the accommodations at Spillian! Each room takes on a different theme, showcasing furnishings and architectural detailing that remains indicative of the old Catskills.
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An elegant venue and beautiful location combine to make dream wedding come true. Experienced wedding planners will assist with the entire process to ensure a smooth and unforgettable ceremony.