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Southern Vermont offers luxurious lodgings for special romantic getaways

In any season, romance and New England fit together perfectly. Lodgings for a romantic getaway range from chic, high-rise city hotels to little inns and bed-and-breakfasts tucked into a mountain valley or poised above a rocky coastline. See ideas for romantic lodgings on this page, below.
During your romantic getaway, don’t miss the many unique and welcoming places to dine and shop. Romantic activities range from a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Vermont to antique shopping in Connecticut to beach combing in Rhode Island.
Sugar House - The Landmark Trust USA - Dummerston, VT
The Landmark Trust USA

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Unique options for the ultimate in romantic retreats at these Landmark properties

Celebrate the romance of New England by getting away to one of the five unique properties owned by The Landmark Trust USA. The cozy Sugarhouse (yes, they used to make maple syrup there) is a perfect romantic choice, tucked into a hill next to the property’s orchard. It has a screen porch, a gas log stove – and the morning birdsongs are free! Kipling’s Carriage House (yes, Rudyard Kipling) has lovely views of the meadow, forests and valley. Roomier options include the Amos Brown House, among open pastures, hay fields and the woods; the Dutton Farmhouse with access to hiking, biking, sledding and skiing; and Naulakha, Kipling’s mansion with breathtaking gardens, pergola and tennis court. The setting for these properties is quintessential Vermont.
Romantic Guestroom - Manchester View - Manchester VT
Manchester View

77 High Meadow Way Manchester Center, VT, 05255 Phone: 802-362-2739 Toll-Free: 800-548-4141

Peaceful valley location exudes warmth, romance at this four-season inn

Romance is always in season at the Manchester View, nestled in the tranquil valley between the Green and Taconic Mountains. Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens in the spring an summer and autumn colors in the all, the resort is a snowy wonderland in the winter. Imagine cozying up in your room by a crackling old-stone fireplace. Or ordering an in-room massage while looking out over sweeping mountain views. Or relaxing in a deep-soaking spa tub in your room or a heated pool at the resort. Outside the resort, couple activities abound, from skiing and sleigh riding in winter to paddling an inner tube down the Battenkill in the summer, golfing in the spring or visiting an orchard in the fall.
Luxury Room Taconic - A Kimpton Hotel Manchester Village Vermont
Taconic - A Kimpton Hotel

3835 Main Street Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-0147 Toll-Free: 877-699-3331

Boutique hotel, mountain views, charming village: What more could you ask for?

What could be more romantic than a boutique hotel surrounded by mountains in a picturesque, historic village? Plan your romantic retreat at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel, and prepare to be pampered. Settle into your guestroom with its soothing earth-tone palette, plush bedscapes, curated local artwork and mountain or courtyard vistas. In-room spa services are a specialty. Or, for the ultimate in privacy, ask about a suite or cottage, perhaps with a fireplace or patio or modern version of a claw-foot tub. Have your morning coffee by the hotel’s livingroom fireplace and enjoy an evening cocktail or bite to eat in the inviting Copper Grouse Tavern. Explore the area’s designer shops, covered bridges and swimming holes. Or just chill in a porch rocker.
Champagne & Chocolates - The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant - Manchester Village, VT
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2586 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Romantic rooms, award-winning dining at this sophisticated luxury hotel

In the heart of charming Manchester Village, The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, southern Vermont’s finest small luxury hotel, offers those seeking romantic escapes their choice of 20 rooms and suites featuring antique furnishings, four-poster beds, soaking tubs, fireplaces, marble baths and museum-quality artwork. In the relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere of the Zagat-rated restaurant, you’ll enjoy contemporary American cooking and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Or, check out the pub for a more intimate dining experience. From the inn’s patio, watch the sun set over the gardens and Mount Equinox. And what is a getaway without activities: horseback riding, biking, hiking, canoeing, tennis, skiing, gondola rides, sleigh rides, fly-fishing. Vermont and this elegant inn have it all.
The Manchester View - Fine Vermont Lodging Since 1977
Windham Room - Four Colums Inn - Newfane, VT
Four Columns Inn

23 West Street Newfane, VT, 05345 Phone: 802-365-7713

Warm, attentive service one of the perks at this welcoming inn

Celebrities from Mick Jagger to Henry Kissinger have stayed or dined at the Four Columns Inn, but you don’t have to be famous to be treated to the resort’s warm, attentive hospitality. Couples seeking romance and relaxation will adore the spacious rooms, some with fireplaces, or deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs, or exquisite garden views; all with a mix of antique and modern furniture and artwork from regional artists. Dining at the inn is an experience not to be missed, whether in the Artisan Restaurant or overlooking the ponds on a patio outside the tavern. Melt the stress away at the Wellness Cottage (in the summer, get a massage by the pond) or stroll through the inn’s 138 acres, including a babbling brook and in-ground pool.