Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion for finding and checking into that perfect room or suite. Pop the question on Valentine's Day, celebrate an anniversary and enjoy romantic moments together at one of these unique hotels, resorts and inns. Whether you love beaches, islands, golf or city destinations, the properties that made our list offer exceptional accommodations that will make your trip fun and memorable. Here are some of the best Valentine's weekend getaways. Next read: 23 of the Coolest & Most Unusual Valentine's Day Trip Ideas in 2016.
1. Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii
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One of the most romantic spots on earth, Oahu’s north shore Turtle Bay Resort is known as the place to celebrate love. It attracts hundreds of honeymooners every year, and many romances started on the island’s magnificent beaches.
They are going all out this February to make your Valentine’s Day a date you will never forget. Enjoy a four-course gourmet meal at the Pa’akai or Sizzling Sweetheart dinner at North Shore Kula Grille. Gift the love of your life a spa package at the NALU KINETIC SPA or immerse yourself in the aloha spirit by attending a spectacular Fire and Ice Gala at the Kuilima ballroom. Not enough romance? Order a private dinner on your Beach Cottage lanai, go horseback riding on the magnificent Oahu beach, watch the sunset from The Point while sipping a colorful cocktail, or have a private champagne picnic in one of the secluded coves.
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96731 | 866-475-2567
2. Bungalows at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach
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Bungalows at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California, make you feel like you've stepped on a set of a Hollywood movie. The accommodations offer panoramic ocean and Aliso Beach views. Each guest accommodation has a fireplace and french doors that open to the bedroom.
The resort offers Valentine's Day spa specials, packages and Valentine's Day menus at the restaurant.
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | 866-271-6953
3. The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island
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A few miles from elegant historic Charleston on a scenic Kiawah barrier island lies Kiawah Island Golf Resort, a place where people go for the world-class golf, a wonderful beach vacation, or a romantic weekend escape. It is the perfect place to go for a Valentine’s Day surprise for your love, offering a weekend that will bring you even closer together.
You can expect only the best, from the most comfortable accommodation in the opulent Sanctuary Hotel dripping with Southern charm or one of the magnificent villas or condos. Enjoy one of the five world-class golf courses that will take your breath away and inspire you to play the best round of golf of your life. Look for bald eagles or swans during your hike along one of many trails through the island’s unspoiled nature. Stretch out on the beach and breathe in the clean coastal air. Finally, share a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in one of the several resort restaurants that are prepared to make your evening memorable.
4. White Barn Inn
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Whether you are planning a one-day celebration or a weekend getaway, the White Barn Inn on the coast of Maine is offering a package that caters to the special day.
The "Kennebunkport February Romance Package includes" includes deluxe hotel accommodations, country style continental breakfast, afternoon tea with seasonal treats, dinner for two, chocolate covered strawberries, and a $190 Spa credit per person per stay.
37 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-967-2321
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5. L’Auberge de Sedona
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L’Auberge de Sedona is a high-end resort located between Oak Creek and Arizona State Route 89A in the charming desert city of Sedona. The resort provides the idyllic basecamp for exploring beautiful Sedona attractions including Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Red Rock State Park, and the Coconino National Forest. Guests will be just steps from Uptown Sedona’s trendy boutiques, world-renowned art galleries, cozy cafes, and palate pleasing gastronomy. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and bright, luxuriously decorated, and feature chic contemporary furnishings. They’re equipped with 4K UHD Samsung TVs, complimentary high-speed Internet, plush bathrobes and slippers, and Keurig coffeemakers. Hotel amenities include the award-winning Cres on Oak Creek restaurant, a sparkling pool, and the rejuvenating L’Apothecary Spa.
301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ, Phone: 855-905-5745
6. PGA National Resort & Spa, Florida
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PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida is an elegant getaway for spa and golf enthusiasts, offering stylish accommodations, five spectacular golf courses and a luxurious spa which was completely remodeled during the recent $100-million-dollar resort renovation.
The resort offers a year-round Romantic Escape Package which is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
7. Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole
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If privacy and rustic luxury is your idea of a perfect Valentine’s weekend, Fireside Resort will make your heart sing. This unique resort in Jackson Hole offers beautifully designed private cabins with all amenities, allowing you to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.
After spending a day on Jackson Hole’s famous slopes or hiking through the Grand Teton National Park, snuggle with the love of your life by the fire and sip champagne while celebrating two hearts united. A perfectly equipped kitchen allows you to prepare a gourmet dinner for two, if that is what you planned, or you can take your darling to one of the nearby restaurants for cocktails and a superb meal.
2780 N. Moose Wilson Road, Wilson, WY 83014,
8. Salamander Resort and Spa
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The romance of Salamander Resort will seduce you from the moment you drive between the magnificent London Plain trees towards the impressive and beautifully landscaped entrance to this unique 340-Acre equestrian estate. On your way from Middleburg, you pass several paddocks, an equestrian center, and a meadow bursting with wildflowers, all shadowed by the imposing Bull Run Mountains.
Enjoy the comfort of the luxuriously appointed rooms and the quiet elegance of the common spaces. Explore a range of activities, from riding to wine tasting, spa treatments, and gourmet cooking lessons. Salamander Resort is inviting you to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day in style with a special package that includes a two-night stay, sparkling wine, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Add to that a Mindfulness Sweetheart Ride, Couples Rasul Spa Treatment, a wine dinner, or one of many other options that will ensure you will never this weekend. Read more.
9. Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
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You have been to the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach and you fell in love with it. The kids had endless fun in the waterpark sliding, jumping, and swimming from dawn to dusk. Now you would like to leave the kids with the babysitter so you can have some fun on your own and go to your favorite place with your husband or wife and celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. Why not? You do not have to go down the Lazy River. You can put some tan lotion and lounge on the poolside sun deck or invite your sweetheart to the pool bar for cocktails.
Make sure you get a room with a view to enjoy the spectacular sunset, which will surely put you in a romantic mood. All suites and rooms have fridges where you can keep your champagne on ice. Take a stroll on the beach on your way to one of the spectacular Myrtle Beach restaurants – most of them will surely have Valentine’s Day specials.
2913 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577,
10. Topping Rose House in the Hamptons
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Topping Rose House on the East End of Long Island is a perfect Valentine’s Day escape from New York City. Ideal for couples looking for a stylish hideaway close to cafes and shopping, the luxury hotel offers spa services, a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and a complimentary shuttle to nearby beaches. Naturopathica at Topping Rose House offers holistic spa treatments in the privacy of your own room or at the spa.
In the evening, have a romantic dinner at Chef Tom Colicchio's 75-seat restaurant which serves amazing farm-to-table cuisine which incorporates herbs and vegetables grown on the hotel’s own one acre farm. Choose from rooms and suites with views of the pool, the orchard, Bridgehampton's Main Street, or Bridgehampton Historical Society. The romantic Cottage King Rooms have sliding glass doors which reveal a private patio, surrounded by hotel gardens. A Valentine's Day package is offered from February 12 - February 15 and includes two nights in a King Room, Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner menu for two and breakfast in bed for two. (Phone: 631-537-0870).
11. The Penthouse Suite at Hilton Bentley
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If money is no object, check into the ultra luxury Penthouse Suite at Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach to enjoy spectacular ocean views, 3,000 square feet of living space, a stunning oceanview rooftop pool, outdoor whirlpool and two terraces. If you are looking for a unique place to propose on Valentine's Day, this Penthouse offers the most impressive setting. Hilton Bentley has a spa with an outdoor spa deck and a fitness studio. Couples can request a relaxing massage in the privacy of their own suite. (Phone: 305-938-4600).
12. Talamore Golf Resort
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For passionate golfers, there is no more romantic place than a world-class golf course. And if you want to pick one really romantic and beautiful golf course where you can spend your Valentine’s weekend, it would be the Talamore Golf Resort. Just check with your darling to see if a round or two of golf would be his or her idea of romance. Besides the legendary golf course, Talamore Golf Resort offers luxurious accommodation in the Talamore Villas or MidSouth Lodge, a huge pristine swimming pool overlooking the magnificent expanse of immaculate green grass, and great food and superb cocktails after your game at the Talamore Grill or Mid South Grill. For your Valentine dinner, check with the concierge to see what the local restaurants have prepared. A gift and flowers are up to you. Read more.
13. 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
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Located right on the bank of the St. Lawrence River in the quaint little town of Clayton in the picturesque 1000 Islands region in New York state, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is the ultimate destination to take the love of your life for a romantic celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Luxury rooms, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival, a red rose in a vase and rose petal turndown service are just a few of the surprises 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel has prepared as a special package for celebrating this day of love. The package also includes a breakfast for two. While dinner is not included in the package, it will be the highlight of your visit – dinner is served in a beautiful candle-lit dining room with special Valentine treats prepared by their Executive Chef. After dinner, you might take a stroll to the charming town of Clayton and visit the Opera House for a little holiday comedy.
200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624,
Phone: (315) 686-1100
14. Germantown Inn
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Nashville’s new boutique inn, the Germantown Inn combines historic charm with modern luxury in the best way possible. Visitors will be staying in one of six luxurious suites in one of the oldest buildings in Germantown; the structure was once a two-story Federal-style home. Boasting of high ceilings and large picture windows, the Germantown Inn also offers their guests an opportunity to relax in their private rooftop terrace or lush outdoor courtyard. Visitors will be mere minutes from Nashville’s extensive collection of boutique shopping centers, award-winning restaurants, as well as Nashville’s own Music City Center.
1218 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208, Phone: 615-581-218
15. Hotel G in San Francisco
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Hotel G is a stylish new hotel near San Francisco's Union Square. The 153 guest rooms feature a laid-back San Francisco vibe with historic accents. Amenities include SMART TVs, docking stations and complimentary WiFi.
The lobby has colorful armchairs and frosted glass walls. Hotel G is housed in a historic building where you can still see many of the original features, including the cast iron staircase, wood & concrete flooring, and the building exterior. Meet other guests during the "Beer and Bites" social hour and enjoy complimentary morning car service. The hotel has a gym on the second floor. (Phone: 877-828-4478).
16. Under Canvas Zion
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Situated on a beautiful 196-acre property on the edge of the national park, Under Canvas Zion is a unique glamping resort that rents out luxurious permanent canvas tents furnished with cozy wood burning fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, and private decks. Three different types of tent are available: a suite with a separate bedroom wing, a deluxe option with a king bed, and a tent with a special viewing window above the bed for stargazing. A large central tent offers a fire pit, a restaurant, and several hammocks. Massages and yoga classes can be arranged by request.
3955 Kolob Terrace Road, Virgin, UT 84779, Phone: 435-359-2911
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17. Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
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Just a 5-minute walk from all the action at Universal Orlando, the Hard Rock Hotel is a perfect destination for families who want to stay in a funky, fun place while enjoying everything the Universal theme parks have to offer. Kids can hang out at Camp Lil’ Rock for an evening, where they will play games, make arts and crafts, and watch movies while parents enjoy a relaxing dinner or night out, and families can enjoy a meal together with the help of some famous Universal characters like those mischievous yellow minions, for a night that no one will ever forget. Kid suites are also available in the hotel, with a kids’ room equipped with twin beds, table and chairs, and a TV.
5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-2000
18. Colony Palms Hotel
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At the Colony Palms, visitors to Palm Springs will love the intimate setting, with beautiful green gardens, masterfully designed rooms, and friendly, personal service. The 57 rooms, suites, and casitas at Colony Palms feature Moroccan and Spanish-style elements for a unique look, and feature plush bathrobes, comfortable linens, and well-stocked mini-fridges. The hotel has a large saltwater pool, which is heated when the weather gets colder, and plenty of cabanas and lounge chairs for relaxing by the pool. Guests can enjoy a massage at the spa, a lovely meal at the Purple Palm Restaurant, or an elegant wedding or event at the Palme D’Or, which was once a part-time residence of Frank Sinatra.
572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 760-969-1800
19. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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This retro resort has decor that hearkens back to the 50s and 60s, and is designed as a family friendly place. There are two giant swimming pools, a lazy river for floating and relaxing, and even a bowling alley on the premises. Families can rent family suites, which have room for up to six people, come with a kitchenette, and partitioned bathroom so that there’s no fighting over the mirror in the mornings. Guests at this resort get all the benefits of staying on the Universal premises, including gaining access to the parks an hour early every day, easy and free transportation between the hotel and the theme parks, and appearances from fun Universal characters right in the hotel.
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819, Phone: 407-503-4000
20. B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
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With 481 available rooms and suites, the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is a full-service resort with something for everyone. The white sands of Fort Lauderdale beach can be found right in front of the hotel; guests are welcome to relax in one of the beachside loungers or private cabanas while being attended to by the resort's service staff. Other amenities include two on-site pools and a 24-hour fitness center, and the hotel also offers three excellent restaurants: a beachfront bar and grill, a maritime-themed cocktail bar complete with aquariums on the walls, and a trendy restaurant.
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
21. Boulders Resort and Spa
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The Boulders Resort and Spa is not just another place to sleep after a long day of meetings or sightseeing. With two award-winning golf courses and a 33,000-square-foot spa, you may want to reserve at least one day just to enjoy a massage or a facial infused with desert botanicals. Located in the small community of Carefree, just north of Phoenix, the only problem you’ll encounter is selecting a room. Choose from an executive suite, an adobe casita, a hacienda, a villa, or the Villa Retreat.
The elegant southwestern décor is accentuated by the natural stone showers, fireplaces, and beamed ceilings. Visit the spa for a relaxing treatment or play a round of golf. The five dining locations will please the most discriminating palate.
34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ, Phone: 480-4888-9009
22. La Colombe De 'Or Hotel
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At La Colombe De ‘Or Hotel in the Montrose area of Houston, guests can choose from luxurious historic suites in the grand Mansion and contemporary modern rooms and suites in the newer tower block. Both choices are perfect for a romantic getaway and if you fancy even more spacious lodgings you can book one of the garden suites which include private lounges and a kitchen. All the rooms are beautifully appointed and feature fabulous bathrooms and luxury Aesop toiletries. You should be sure to book dinner at the fabulous Tonight and Tomorrow Restaurant in the Mansion, where you can enjoy modern innovative cuisine, perfectly executed by Chef JB Babaran.
3410 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, 713 524 7999
23. Red Roof PLUS Bentonville
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Conveniently situated less than eight miles from the regional airport and just minutes from Interstate 40, the Red Roof PLUS+ Bentonville is located near the many attractions Bentonville has to offer, including the Walmart Corporate Headquarters, The Walmart Museum, the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, the Compton Gardens, the Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens, the Lawrence Plaza, the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Beaver Lake, Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Scott Family Amazeum. Guests can enjoy amenities like the expanded cable television offerings that include HBO, the seasonal outdoor pool, and free wireless internet.
215 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712, Phone: 479-464-4400
24. Lumiere with Inspirato
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For visitors who seek luxury along with more space to spread out in, Lumiere with Inspirato is the obvious choice. The hotel is proud to present 18 luxury ski-in/ski-out residences which are perfectly located at the base of Lift 4. When you can enjoy 5-star hotel luxury in a villa it makes no sense to confine your family to a hotel room. Each of the beautifully equipped villas offer dramatic mountain views, gourmet kitchens and a selection of bedrooms to suit your family or group (from cozy studios for two to the massive 5-bedroom penthouse). Featuring lots of natural stone and wood, the residences exude a calm and relaxing atmosphere ideal for a mountain retreat.
Lumiere with Inspirato, 118 Lost Creek Lane, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-369-0400
25. Glorietta Bay Inn
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Set in a beautifully preserved landmark mansion dating back 1908, Glorietta Bay Inn is an elegant guesthouse with warmly decorated guest rooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with stunning ocean views, and gourmet cuisine. Stylishly appointed accommodations have air-conditioning with antique furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with showers, and modern amenities like flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, coffeemakers, minifridges, and balconies with street or ocean views. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning and a comfortable communal lounge has plush décor and board games. Located a short walk from Glorietta Bay and Coronado Beach, the hotel is ideally situated for enjoying a relaxing beach holiday.
1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118, Phone: 619-435-3101
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Villingili Resort and Spa
The Tree House Villa at Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives has incredible ocean views and tropical surroundings. The villas is ultra private, perfect for a romantic occasion. The resort offers an array of activities for couples such as guided snorkeling, side-by-side spa treatments, introduction to scuba diving, beach frisbee, Pranayama breathing classes, night fishing and much more.
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The Establishment in Sydney
The Establishment is a stylish hotel with 31 guest accommodations, located in the Sydney central business district, close to Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Check into one of the two Penthouse suites to enjoy 1,075 square feet of living space on the top floor of the hotel. Dual level suites come with luxury amenities such as free use of an iPad 2, Apple TV and Bvlgari toiletries.
The hotel has a gym and Establishment Garden which serves breakfast. There are several excellent restaurants to choose from in the building or nearby, including est. which serves Modern Australian cuisine, sushi e, and Mr. Wong, a Cantonese-style restaurant. (Phone: +61 2 9240 3100).
Hotel Spotlight: Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages
Perched on a 700 foot high precipice high above the Tennessee River in Alabama, Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages is a luxurious Southern Inn with beautifully appointed accommodations and spectacular views. The elegant Inn features a main lodge with six exclusive guest suites and five private individually decorated cottages with antique furnishings, cozy fireplaces and home-away-from-home atmospheres.
Located just three miles from Pisgah, Alabama, at the top of Sand Mountain, Gorham's Bluff Lodge and Cottages overlooks the Tennessee River Valley in all its splendor and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for couples and families wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Gorham’s Bluff Rooms & Suites
Gorham's Bluff Lodge and Cottages has a main lodge with six beautifully appointed rooms, as well as five separate stand-alone cottages for guests wanting an extra level of privacy. Lodge suites are individually decorated in chintz and mahogany to exude their own charm and appeal and feature large beds with soft down pillows, en suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, comfortable sofas and massive stone fireplaces. Each of the six guest suites has windows that embrace the view while the third floor of the lodge has a glass-encased perch that offers 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding rural Alabama countryside.
Centrally located near the lodge and just steps away from the West Bluff Pool Pavilion, Blue Spring Cottage exudes classic comfort with a contemporary twist. Boasting a stylish, yet homely ambiance, the cottage features a master bedroom on the second floor with a king size bed, fireplace, television and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. The lower level of the cottage has a spacious living room with large fireplace and flat screen tv, combination bathroom and laundry with walk-in shower and washer/dryer, and a front porch with rocking chairs and a ceiling fan.
The Greek Revival Cottage is a classically designed jewel box cottage with stylish aesthetics and modern amenities. Located right in the heart of the Gorham’s Bluff town center, the chic cottage is flooded with natural light and features cozy nooks and crannies in which to escape with a book or a glass of wine. The Cottage features a master suite with king size bed, large fireplace and private screen porch. There is a private bathroom on the second level of the cottage, as well as a guest bathroom downstairs with a tiled walk-in shower. The ground floor has a comfortable sitting area with a large fireplace and wall-mounted LCD flat screen television, and a front porch is furnished with swings, rocking chairs and a ceiling fan. A spacious fenced-in yard can be found at the back of the cottage – a perfect playing area for children, and there is wireless Internet throughout the cottage.
Nestled in the woods off the West Bluff, Evan’s Cottage is likable to a pretty ‘little house,’ with three open and screened porches with rocking chairs, an upstairs reading room and lovely grass lawn. Designed by renowned Atlanta interior designer Murray Vise, a sunny downstairs sitting room has a cozy Franklin stove and television, and a convertible reading room offers a trundle day bed for extra guests. The master bedroom features a queen size bed with a private porch and an en suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Kent’s Cottage provides breathtaking views from the bluff with two bedrooms, private bathrooms, a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace and day bed for extra guests. The master bedroom of Kent’s Cottage features a king size bed with fireplace and television, and private en suite bathroom with a tub and shower. The second guest room has a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower and a private entrance, and a day bed on the upstairs landing offers another bed for extra guests or children.
Exquisitely designed and decorated, Ryan Cottage is located in the West Bluff neighborhood and features three bedrooms and bathrooms, making it perfect for families and groups of friends. A comfortable living and dining room shares a double-sided fireplace and a kitchen with an island is ideal for self-catering and cooking for the family. One bedroom upstairs has a queen size bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower, while downstairs are two bedrooms, one queen with a private en suite bathroom and one double with access to a guest bathroom in the hallway. A neatly stacked washer/dryer is conveniently located in the downstairs hall, and there is complimentary wireless Internet throughout the cottage.
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Dining at The Lodge at Gorham’s Bluff
The Lodge at Gorham’s Bluff boasts an outstanding restaurant that is open to both guests and visitors and serves an array of dining options. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers menus that feature local and international cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients and prepared fresh. Mornings offer a hearty sit-down, made-to-order breakfast with everything from eggs, cheese omelets, bacon, sausages, buttermilk biscuits and honey grits to lighter options such as cereals, yogurt and fresh fruit.
Gourmet box lunches are available to take away for lunch Monday through Saturday, with delicious snacks such as sandwiches, fruit and freshly baked cookies. Dinners are elegant candlelit affairs with three or four courses of excellent cuisine to sate any appetite while Sunday night pays homage to the ‘traditional Sunday supper’ with a sit-down meal of all-time Southern favorites.
Weddings & Meetings
Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages provides a beautiful and intimate setting for weddings and receptions, as well as comfortable venues for meetings and business functions. The Overlook Pavilion boasts spectacular views over the valley and offers an idyllic setting for a wedding ceremony or reception and the hotel offers a variety of wedding packages, which include first-class lodging, custom-designed catering, help with planning and organizing the event, and access to all Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages amenities.
Business events, functions and meetings are also catered for at Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages, and the Gorham’s Bluff All-Inclusive Meeting Package includes first-class lodging, three meals a day, custom-designed dinner menus, comfortable meeting rooms, basic audio-visual equipment and access to all Gorham’s Bluff amenities. Concierge services at the hotel can also arrange for massage therapy, golf and group excursions to a wide range of recreational activities and attractions.
Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages offers an array of facilities and amenities, including a casual, relaxed restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, wedding and meeting venues and special packages, in-room massage therapy services, concierge services and complimentary wireless Internet.
Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages is located in an area of extreme natural beauty and offers an array of outdoor recreational activities and attractions, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing and bird-watching, as well as several National and State Parks. The hotel’s concierge can arrange excursions to any of the local attractions.
Things to Do in the Surrounding Area
While Gorham’s Bluff Lodge and Cottages offers a tranquil haven in which to completely unwind and soak up the serenity of the local natural beauty, the surrounding area provides a wealth of things to see and do, from hiking and mountain biking to bird watching and fishing in the lake.
Originally called Bat Cave and later renamed Cathedral Caverns due to its cathedral-like appearance, this State Park is located in Kennamer Cove and is a popular tourist attraction. The cavern is home to some spectacular formations, including ‘Goliath,’ one of the world’s largest stalagmites, a ‘caveman’ sitting on top of a flowstone wall, and a ‘frozen’ waterfall.
Little River Canyon National Preserve is situated on the top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne and is a National Preserve that protects one the cleanest and wildest waterways in the South. The Preserve offers backcountry camping at Hartline's Ford, Billy's Ford and Slant Rock, and fishing and hunting are allowed with licenses.
Tucked away in the picturesque Cumberland Mountains on the banks of the beautiful Lake Guntersville, Goose Pond Colony Resort is a family-friendly resort that offers a variety of activities and attractions, including walking trails, a swimming pool, two beautiful 18-hole championship golf courses and a beach area on the shores of Lake Guntersville.
Pisgah Gorge is a spectacular local gorge that is home to an array of waterfalls as well as beautiful natural scenery and offers excellent walking and hiking trails, swimming in the waterfalls, fishing, wildlife and bird watching and picnicking.
The Russell Cave National Monument is dedicated to showcasing the Russell Cave, one of the most extensive cave systems in Alabama with over seven miles of mapped passageways, including the third longest mapped cave in the state. This rich archeological site is also famous for the discovery of several rare species of animal, including a species of scorpion that exists nowhere else in the world other than Russell Cave. Russell Cave National Monument is open for the public to explore and although recreational caving is no longer allowed, there are two excellent walking trails, namely the 0.6 mile Nature Trail and the 1.2 mile Backcountry Trail.
101 Gorham Drive, Pisgah, AL 35765, Phone: 256-451-8439
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Foggy Mountain Lodge & Restaurant
Located on 50 secluded acres deep in the heart of the magnificent Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Foggy Mountain Lodge & Restaurant is a cozy country inn and restaurant that offers comfortable accommodations, hearty homemade cuisine and exceptional wedding and function facilities.
Situated halfway between Ligonier and Donegal, the inviting lodge and restaurant is surrounded by pristine wilderness and forests, providing a tranquil and secluded setting, but is still within close proximity to the area’s top attractions and activities.
Foggy Mountain Lodge offers a variety of accommodation in three different lodges, namely the Cedar Lodge, the Pine Lodge and the Chestnut Lodge.
The Cedar Lodge is a beautiful log cabin constructed of cedar wood and features six guest rooms with vaulted wood ceilings and a central communal area with wood-burning fireplace, comfy sofas and chairs and a fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The basement of the lodge is home to a games room with pool table, television area, and card table, all warmed by apellet stove. The guest rooms in the Cedar Lodge are friendly and welcoming with king, queen or double beds, private bathrooms with showers/baths, and four rooms have access to an outdoor porch.
The Pine Lodge offers six traditional guest rooms that have tongue-and-groove interior walls and opens onto a covered porch. These rooms feature king, queen or double beds, private bathrooms with showers/baths and are a short walk to the restaurant.
The Chestnut Lodge is home to five individually decorated guest suites with king, queen or double beds, private bathrooms with showers/baths, and spacious sitting areas with televisions. Suite One is extra luxurious with four bedrooms, a large living and dining area with a gas fireplace, two bathrooms, and a guest toilet. An outdoor patio with a wood-burning fireplace is ideal for entertaining friends and family.
Open year round, the Foggy Mountain Restaurant is a cozy and inviting restaurant where guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning as part of their stay, as well as and extensive lunch and dinner menu of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and entrées such as steaks, fresh fish, chicken dishes, and pasta. The restaurant offers a special Sunday Brunch, which is not to be missed.
Amenities at the Foggy Mountain Lodge include a complimentary home cooked breakfast of hot and cold dishes, fresh fruit juice and coffee, a daily housekeeping service with fresh linens and towels provided every day. There is also a games room in the basement of the Cedar Lodge with pool table, card table and large flat screen television with cable channels.
Foggy Mountain Lodge is a unique and stunning location for weddings, receptions, and other special events. The Lodge has several places that can be used for events, including the beautiful gardens with a gazebo, pond and fountain for ceremonies, and a large pavilion with a stone fireplace for receptions or other gatherings.
Things to Do Nearby
The Laurel Highlands and surrounding area offer a plethora of attractions and recreational activities to enjoy, all within a 45-minute drive from Foggy Mountain Lodge.
Sample the wines of the region at Glades Pike Winery, which is located on the historic Glades Pike (Route 31) just a few miles from Seven Springs & Hidden Valley resorts Head into the foothills of Chestnut Ridge to Stone Villa Wine Cellars for winetasting and exploring the beautiful landscapes.
Visit the impressive Fort Ligonier, a full-scale reproduction of the original fort which was built between 1758 and 1766. The fort presents a range of historical pageantry and activities, including reenactments of battles, folk arts and crafts, encampments, and archeological digs. The Compass Inn Museum is a beautiful example of a beautifully restored 1799 stagecoach stop and offers guided tours and a gift shop. Don’t miss a chance to see Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Falling Waters, in Mill Run.
Outdoor enthusiasts and sports lovers can enjoy a game of golf at the championship 18-hole Donegal Highlands Golf Course, white water rafting down the Youghiogheny River, and hiking and biking on the Youghiogheny River Trail.
Traditional festivals in the area include the annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival, which is held in the 4,000-acre Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County and showcases musicians, artisans, arts and craftsmen, and the Flax Scutching Festival, held every September to highlight the art of making linen from the flax plant.
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