Incredible honeymoons don't always have to feature warm weather, sandy beaches, and swaying palm trees. For snow lovers, if you look in the right places, a winter season trip can guarantee breathtaking scenery, a plethora of exhilarating activities, and amazing accommodations.
Read on to discover seven of our favorite romantic winter getaways in the U.S. From the vast wilderness near Lake Tahoe to the high peaks of upstate New York, these swoon-worthy spots feature cozy cabins, luxury lodges, and, of course, plenty of snow.
We can't get enough of this luxury resort set in a 19th century-era mining town. Now authentically restored, the entire property strikes the perfect balance of old and new.
For instance, Dunton's rugged cabins have been completely hand-built and are bursting with Old West character. On top of unique furnishings (from lassos to wood-burning stoves), couples will be treated to tremendous views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies.
In addition to soaking in the hot springs and visiting Dunton's luxurious spa, couples can partake in a variety of unique winter activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and ice climbing. Meanwhile, guest meals, which focus on using local and regional ingredients, are served in the resort's saloon. The lively open-kitchen atmosphere, historic ambiance, and long antique table should make for some most memorable (and romantic) dining experiences.
Long known as the jewel of the Adirondacks, this immaculate five-star resort stands out thanks to its private cabins nestled right along the scenic shores of Lake Placid. On top of offering premium views of the lake and Adirondack mountains, each cabin is individually furnished by Adirondack Craftsmen and comes with top-notch amenities like king beds, wood burning fireplaces, and deep soaking tubs.
As the two-time site of the Winter Olympics, winter activities are plentiful in Lake Placid, whether it be ice fishing, snowshoeing, bobsledding, or cross country skiing. After exploring the region during the day, couples can relax and unwind at the resort's farm-to-table dining spot or Maggie's Pub, which serves up delicious pub-style food (be sure to snag a table near the massive stone fireplace).
Located just 18 miles from the NW border of Yellowstone National Park, Long Mountain Ranch has beckoned travelers for over 100 years. Honeymooners will be enthralled with this wonderful winter destination, which features a variety of historic cabins amidst snowy terrain. The property's cozy, well-appointed log cabins - which include both modern decor and authentic western ranch furnishings - are highlighted by claw-foot tubs, wood stoves, king-sized beds, and walk-in showers.
Winter sports enthusiasts will be thrilled with all the incredible activities nearby, including backcountry Nordic skiing, dog sledding, winter fly fishing, national park tours at Yellowstone, and downhill skiing at Big Sky Resort. Also, be sure not to miss the ranch's sleigh ride dinner experience. Honeymooners will have the opportunity to head out on a horse drawn sleigh and visit a lantern-lit cabin for a family-style dinner.
Couples can truly get away from it all with a visit to Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa in the backcountry of Wyoming. Situated along the shores of Brooks Lake at an elevation of 9,200 feet, the secluded lodge can only be reached via snowmobile, snow coach, or skis during the winter season. Upon arrival, couples will find a historic Western-style lodge, luxurious cabins, gourmet dining, and a relaxing spa facility. Newlyweds will also have access to amazing cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.
The resort's cozy cabins will be the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day. Expect beautiful cabin suites with authentic wood stoves and king-sized lodgepole pine beds.
From industrial chic designs to classic log cabin retreats, Winvian Farm features a little bit of every style for honeymooners. In fact, the resort's luxury accommodations include 18 unique resort cottages designed by 15 different architects. The property - located on 113 stunning acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut - is home to dense woodlands and picturesque meadows and overall a delightful locale for hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and even bonfires with s'mores.
Couples will want to take advantage of the resort's luxurious spa, which offers unique spa packages. The "Vivian" package includes a private yoga session, facial, and Swedish massage over three hours.
Drop your bags at one of the coziest winter resorts in the High Sierra Mountains. Surrounded by gorgeous mountain terrain and just 19 miles from South Lake Tahoe, the property is home to an assortment of rustic cabins, cottages and bungalows. Honeymooners will find the Ponderosa and Willow cabins to be the perfect fit for their getaway. Each one comes with a king bed, gas log fireplace, spacious full kitchen, and bathroom with showers.
Before hitting the trails for cross country skiing or after returning from a snowshoe tour, honeymooners will want to dine at Sorensen's Café. The restaurant is renowned for its delicious home-cooked creations like Smoked Trout Rillette and classic Beef Stew (which has been served for nearly 100 years).
Newlyweds will find a spectacular honeymoon option at this all-inclusive luxury ranch resort, which is peacefully tucked away in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. The property, recently named one of the best resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, offers an incredible selection of upscale ranch cabins noted for their open floor plans, king beds, and wood-burning fireplaces.
This winter paradise boasts horseback riding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, fat tire snow biking, and downhill skiing at nearby Lost Trail Powder Mountain, which averages nearly 200 inches of snowfall per year.
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