Check into a charming inn next to a lake, unwind in a stylish cottage in the Ozark Mountains, or spend your weekend on a beautiful vineyard with a spa.

If you are looking for the perfect romantic spot to relax and rejuvenate near Kansas City, these are some of the best places to visit.

1. The Inn at Hermannhof, Hermann

The Inn at Hermannhof, Hermann
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The gracious Inn at Hermannhof overlooks the Hermann Historic District alongside the Missouri River, where it recalls the elegance and hospitality of a bygone era. Guests have the option to stay in one of the boutique hotel rooms located in the main building or to opt for more space and privacy in one of the fully restored hillside cottages which were once wine houses and date back to the 1830’s. Either way, you can anticipate old-world charm alongside modern convenience. Rooms in the main building all have whirlpool tubs for 2 and oversized showers and all have coffee machines and fireplaces to keep your warm and cozy. A delicious breakfast is served every morning. More info

237 E. 1st Street, Hermann, MO 65041, 573 486 5199, Map

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2. Cedar Crest Lodge, Pleasanton, KS

Cedar Crest Lodge, Pleasanton, KS
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The award-winning Cedar Crest Lodge is a popular destination for a romantic getaway, engagement, wedding or other celebration. The sprawling 100-acre property is conveniently located just an hour from Kansas City, where it offers a unique country-style ambiance. The lodge has 11 individually appointed guest rooms for you to choose from – each suite has its own charm and personality.

All have oversized showers for 2 and some have 2-person whirlpool tubs – the French Quarter room is definitely the most romantic option. Breakfasts and dinners at the lodge are included in your rate and feature local organic fruit and vegetables – diners are welcome to provide their own alcoholic drinks.

25939 E. 1000th Rd, Pleasanton, KS 66075, 913 352 6533, Map

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3. Ophelia’s Restaurant & Inn

Ophelia’s Restaurant & Inn
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Ophelia's Restaurant & Inn is the perfect place to stay or dine in Independence, Missouri. The building front dates back to 1907 while the back portion was built in 1948. The inn has a range of newly decorated rooms above the fine dining restaurant.

Each room is designed to sleep two guests and features a private bathroom, cable on a flat screen, down comforter, hair dryer, robes, fridge, coffee pot, microwave, an irons with ironing board, and an alarm clock featuring an MP3 charger.

Guests also get access to free parking, wireless internet, and the building’s elevator.

You can order anything from the full restaurant menu to be delivered via room service. Breakfast is included in the inn’s rate and is served in the restaurant. If you want, you can also arrange Pilates, yoga, spa services, or ask the staff for other recommendations. More info

201 N. Main, Independence, MO, 816-461-4525, Map

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4. Hermann Hill

Hermann Hill
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Hermann Hill is an upscale bed and breakfast that has won numerous awards during its more than 20 years in the business. There are a range of room types and traditional luxury suites.

Guest rooms and suites offer large private baths, hot tubs for two people, steam showers, fireplaces, king-sized sleigh beds, window-side tables, private patios or balconies, fridges, TVs with cable and Blu-Ray/DVD players, fans, irons, cutting boards, glasses, wine openers, CD players, towel warmers, hair dryers, wireless internet, and other luxuries. Some rooms also have fully-stocked refrigerators. Guests may also stay in cottages or spa rooms.

Guests have access to the dining deck with a gas grill and a fire pit table. The spa atmosphere of the inn is enhanced by views of the private Norton and Hermann Hill Vinyards. Hermann Hill is a vineyard and spa in addition to an inn, providing plenty of things for guests to do, including have a couple’s massage or spa treatment. S’mores are served in the evening and there is an appetizer bar and margarita machine. Guests also have cocoa, tea, and coffee in room. The daily continental breakfast is an alternative to the full country breakfast. At night, you receive ice cream, warm cookies, and Hermann Hill port chocolate-raspberry sauce. More info

711 Wein Street, Hermann, MO, 573-486-4455, Map

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5. The Inn at Harbour Ridge

The Inn at Harbour Ridge
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The Inn at Harbour Ridge is a bed and breakfast conveniently close to the Lake of the Ozarks. Some guest rooms include fireplaces, private patios or decks, whirlpool tubs, and private hot tubs under the stars.

All rooms have wireless internet, cable TV with DVD players, air conditioning, king or queen sized beds with Comphy Company sheets, down comforters, and other amenities perfect for romance. In addition to the four guestrooms, there is also a private guest cottage with a rock patio, mini’kitchen, fire bowl on the patio, second bath with separate shower, electric fireplace, and whirlpool tub.

Guests have access to the gazebo and dock along with fireplaces and TVs in common areas. There is complimentary music and movies as well as table games. Outside, you will find a swim platform right on the lake. You can take a walk through the gardens or even rent out the place for an event. Every morning, breakfast is served fireside or you can have it delivered to your room. There are also complimentary sodas and snacks.

6334 Red Barn Road, Osage Beach, MO, 573-302-0411, Map

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6. Clover Cliff Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Elmdale, KS

Clover Cliff Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Elmdale, KS
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Checking into the Clover Cliff Ranch B&B is a bit like stepping back in time. The beautiful old ranch building dates back to the late 19th century and has been beautifully restored to offer all the grace and charm of the Victorian era.

The guestrooms are beautifully appointed and those in the main house are furnished with period pieces. However, there is no lack of modern conveniences like flat-screen TV and private bathrooms. Downstairs, guests have several common areas to enjoy including the Family Parlor and the Sun Porch which offers fabulous views out over the Ranch. A hearty country breakfast is served every morning.

826A Highway 50, Elmdale, KS 66850, 620 343 0621, Map

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7. Anchor Inn on the Lake

Anchor Inn on the Lake
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The Anchor Inn on the Lake is the perfect place for a relaxing romantic getaway. Guests can choose from one of the four guest rooms within the main inn or one of the two separate cottages which are a half mile from the inn on top of a bluff that overlooks Table Rock Lake.

Amenities vary slightly by room, but most inn rooms include king or queen beds, sitting areas, private exterior entrances, two-person air massage tubs, spa robes, electric fireplaces, private balconies or decks, TVs with DVD players, wireless internet, irons with ironing boards, hairdryers, and radios with CD players. They may also have a spa tub/shower combination instead of the massage tub. The cottages have even more amenities, but don’t include breakfast. They do, however, have DirectTV, private hot tubs, patio furniture on their private decks, grills, sleeper sofas, fully kitchens, and large living rooms.

Guests staying in an inn room receive complimentary breakfast with fresh brewed Ozark Mountain coffee, fruit juice, and tea along with a full breakfast that is either sweet or savory. Breakfast always includes fresh fruit and the inn can accommodate dietary restrictions with notice.

100 Hurtville Lane, Branson West, MO, 417-338-9140, Map

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8. Beaver Lake Cottages

Beaver Lake Cottages
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Beaver Lake Cottages gives small groups and couples the perfect chance to get away from their hectic lives in glass-front cabins in the Ozark Mountains. Every cabin and suite has gorgeous views, king beds with pillow-top mattresses, two person hot tubs, CD and DVD players, access to the DVD library, HDTV with direct satellite, and wireless internet.

The cottages come with fully-equipped kitchens and include towels, dishes, pots, basic ingredients, coffeemakers, BBQ grills, firewood starters and firewood, and phones.

When guests arrive, they are treated to snacks and sparkling juice or wine. The property has various nature trails to let you explore the creek beds and rock bluffs. In the morning, suites and one-room cottages receive juice and pastries, but guests in two-bedroom cottages are welcome to use their kitchens to prepare their own meals.

2865 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs, AR, 888-701-8439, Map

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9. The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks

The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks
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The Keeter Center lets guests stay in the Mabee Lodge with its handsome furnishings and rustic design. There are fifteen suites to stay in, each with views of the downtown skyline and the campus.

All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, fireplaces, private balconies, and wireless internet along with robes.

Alternatively, guests can rent the Bluff House with multiple rooms including a master suite with a king bed, wood-burning fireplace, flat-screen TV and a loft suite with a roof-top balcony and queen-size bed. This house also has a living area with another fireplace, a dining area with bay windows, a lower area with a kitchenette, an outdoor custom hot tub, wireless internet, cable TV, and alarm system.

Guests can explore the well-maintained grounds or take advantage of one of the indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The on-site Dobyns Dining Room in the restaurant provides delicious food made from fresh local ingredients whenever possible, including vegetables grown on-site. There is also an on-site Gourmet Bakery with fruit drinks, coffee, dessert, and fresh pastries, and the Beulah I. Winfrey gift shop. The nightly turn-down service includes fresh cookies with milk and in-room breakfast is delivered daily.

1 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout, MO, 417-239-1900, Map

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10. Amber House Bed and Breakfast

Amber House Bed and Breakfast
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Right by the Katy Trail, the Amber House Bed and Breakfast gives guests breathtaking views combined with luxury.

The rooms can include BainUltra Jetted Tubs and all rooms have individual temperature controls, electric fireplaces, ceiling fans, iPod docking stations, TVs with DVD players to view movies from the extensive DVD library, free wireless internet, private baths, luxurious linens, hair dryers, and spa-quality toiletries. Other possible amenities include 4-poster beds, soaking tubs that fit two people, walk-in showers, and a spa bath.

Guests can borrow one of the inn’s bikes to ride along the Katy Trail or just go for a stroll on it. You can also schedule a professional massage at the only in-house massage studio in Rocheport. There is on-site parking, bike storage, and plenty of rocking chairs on the inn’s large wraparound porch. Wake up with a multi-course breakfast and repeat the experience for dinner. The breakfast includes fresh fruit and items like omelets, French toast, homemade yogurt and granola, pancakes, and more.

Amber House Bed and Breakfast , 705 Third Street, Rocheport, MO, 573-698-2028

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11. Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast

Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast is in an 1893 custom mansion and now hosts guests in one of the four rooms. Each guest room has a private bath and other amenities include irons with ironing boards, hair dryers, free wireless internet, clock radios, and chilled bottled water.

Some rooms also have wood-burning fireplaces and bathtubs in addition to the shower. The rooms are designed to sleep four but some can accommodate up to four guests.

During free time, guests can relax on the porch, read in the library by the fireplace, or sit in the Victorian parlor to rest or watch TV. Breakfast is served in the dining room where there is also a fireplace. Breakfast features crystal, fine china, and fancy silverware and you can schedule an earlier or to-go breakfast if necessary. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, fresh pastries, egg entrees, breakfast meats, toast, and both jam and honey. There is also ice cold milk, tea, fruit juice, and coffee along with basics like cereal and bagels.

Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast, 10 Benton Place, St. Louis, MO, 314-422-1483

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12. Depot Inn and Suites, La Plata, MO

Depot Inn and Suites, La Plata, MO
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More than just another hotel, the Depot Inn and Suites celebrates the history of the railroads of America by displaying historic rail artifacts in the corridors (and just about everywhere else).

Always a fun choice for a romantic getaway, the Depot Inn and Suites boasts four luxury whirlpool suites which are ideal for both rail enthusiasts and romantic couples. The interesting inn has a pool table, fireplace and sofa in the lobby and an indoor heated swimming pool with a locomotive theme. Things to do include visiting the Amtrak Museum, exploring the area by bike or enjoying a wine tasting from Silver Rails Wines. Breakfast is served every morning and all-day coffee is available in the lobby.

Depot Inn and Suites, 1245 N. Brown Street, La Plata, MO 63549, 660 332 4669

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13. Angel at Rose Hall

Angel at Rose Hall
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This bed and breakfast is in the Historic District of Eureka Springs and is a Christian inn with a Wedding Chapel. The building is a recreation of a historic 1880s Victorian mansion but is able to offer modern comforts since it is a recreation.

The Angel at Rose Hall specializes in honeymoons, weddings, and romantic getaways and features hand-crafted furniture, stain glass windows that are a century old, and five elegant guest rooms. The suites have king-sized beds, fireplaces, balconies, and 2-person soaking tubs with complimentary bath salts. Three rooms also have romantic porch swings.

For added convenience, there is a turn-down service and concierge service. You can also borrow irons with ironing boards, use a fridge, or fax something. The inn has an acre of land, providing plenty of complimentary parking and areas to explore. The inn has wireless internet. The Angel is known for its delicious baked goods and grand gourmet breakfast. During the day, you can enjoy fresh fruit, free snacks, brownies, cookies, bottled water, soda, coffee, gourmet tea, hot chocolate, and cider.

Angel at Rose Hall, 46 Hillside Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR, 479-253-5405

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14. Grand Central Hotel

Grand Central Hotel
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This pet-friendly hotel is just a few miles from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and incredibly close to the National Scenic Byway. This small and elegant hotel has ten oversized rooms with beautiful appointments and a western flair. Each room is slightly different, but most have two queen beds while two have king beds.

Some also have gorgeous views, paver-bricked patios, 12 foot high ceilings, window seats, ceiling fans, and original brick walls. No matter where in the hotel you are, you will notice that the building truly reflects its history while providing modern amenities.

The room arrangements make it good for couples or families. The restaurant, the Grand Central Grill, offers a relaxed atmosphere for fine dining with items like fine steaks. You can enjoy dishes like salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts.

Grand Central Hotel, 215 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS, 620-273-6763

15. The Inn at Rose Hall

The Inn at Rose Hall
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This romantic bed and breakfast provides luxury and privacy in a friendly atmosphere. Each of the five suites has a sitting area, a fireplace, robes, queen or king beds, a jetted tub for two people in the private baths, in-room phones, and cable TVs with DVD players with access to the inn’s DVD library. There is also wireless internet throughout and basic amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards. You can request an iPod docking station as well.

There are a range of available packages, including those for weddings, honeymoons, and other romantic getaways. Guests can add a fruit basket, chocolates, or flowers to their room as well. All guests have access to the Guest Pantry where you will find treats and homemade cookies along with tea, coffee, and soft drinks. The first night you arrive, you will find hand-dipped chocolate truffles in the room. Breakfast is served in the Morning Room and everyone eats at a private table where you can keep to yourselves or talk to other guests.

The Inn at Rose Hall, 46 Hillside Ave, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, 479-253-5405

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16. Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club and Spa, Camdenton, MO

Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club and Spa, Camdenton, MO
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Located at Lake of the Ozarks in the heart of Missouri, Old Kinderhook Resort has everything you need for a great weekend getaway. Active couples will love being surrounded by more than 700 acres of beautiful landscape, a premier golf club and a lake for boating and other water sports. In winter you can lace up your skates and enjoy the ice skating rink. You can choose a comfortable Lodge room overlooking the golf course or opt for more space and privacy in one of the Golf Villas or Rental Cottages. On-site amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, a fitness center, golf course and a Marina.

678 Old Kinderhook Dr, Camdenton, MO 65020, 573 317 3500, Map

17. Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Yacht Club

Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Yacht Club
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Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Yacht Club comprises a luxury lodge, a yacht club and a spa right on the edge of Lake of the Ozarks. As such, it is an attractive option for a romantic getaway, particularly if you enjoy sailing and boating. All the guest rooms and suites are elegant and modern and all have furnished kitchenettes, luxury bed linens, separate lounge areas and private balconies overlooking the lake. For a special occasion you could book the lavish Grand Suite which has a private jetted tub. Resort amenities include an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, fitness center, spa and the Horny Toad entertainment Complex which features restaurants and live entertainment. More info

2359 Bittersweet Rd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049, 573 365 5620, Map

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18. The Elms Hotel and Spa, Excelsior Springs, MO

The Elms Hotel and Spa, Excelsior Springs, MO
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The Elms Hotel and Spa has been a landmark building in Excelsior Springs for more than 130 years. Synonymous with the grace and charm of yesteryear, the Elms is an exceptional destination for a romantic escape. Regardless of which guestroom you choose, you can anticipate a luxurious experience enhanced by luxury bed linens, personal Keurig coffee machine, and separate lounging areas.

One of the highlights of the Elms Hotel is the spa which offers rejuvenating facial and body treatments, massages and the chance to soak and relax in the Grotto. The Three Owls restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is an additional Tavern and coffee house.

401 Regent Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, 816 630 5100, Map

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19. The Tiger Hotel, Columbia

The Tiger Hotel, Columbia
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Celebrating the magical atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties, the Tiger Hotel is a much-loved Columbia landmark and an ideal destination for your next romantic getaway from Kansas City. While the building may be historic, the rooms are right up to date featuring sophisticated modern décor, iPod docking station, luxury bed linens and bath amenities.

Some have deep soaking tubs while others have large walk-in showers. Although you are located in the heart of the city, you do not need to leave the hotel to eat; Glenn’s Café is one of the most popular eateries in town, serving a selection of American Midwest comfort foods with Cajun and Creole influences.

The Tiger Hotel, 23 S. 8th Street, Columbia, MO 65201, 573 875 8888

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