Top 10 Romantic Getaways in Vermont to Keep the Romance Fiery

Posted by
Sarah Lamagna
January 30, 2023
Updated April 10, 2023

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With 75% of Vermont being forests, it’s easy for lovers to find some peace and quiet within its borders.

As the second least-populated state, Vermont is ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Perhaps you want to rekindle a romance with your longtime partner but haven’t had the space to do it. Or maybe you’re in the honeymoon phase of your relationship and simply want to keep the heat going. Vermont has everything you need to keep that flame hot no matter what your tastes might be.

There are classic New England bed and breakfasts in the cutest and most charming historic towns, there is a literal castle for those needing to impress their partners who might have more expensive tastes, and there are secluded treehouses and mountain chalets to immerse yourselves in complete privacy. Whatever it is you and your significant other are looking for, make the Green Mountain State your destination for romance. Check out our recommendations below!

1. Woodstock Inn & Resort

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Photo: Woodstock Inn & Resort

Why you should stay: combines the elegance of the Rockefellers with the comfort of your grandma’s house.

  • Nearest town: Woodstock
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $270/night

What started out as a tavern back in 1793 is now a luxurious resort…once run by the Rockefellers. The Woodstock Inn & Resort resides within a timeless little town that prides itself on preserving the past. If you search for “quintessential New England town,” Woodstock will likely make the top five. While the surrounding attractions are worth visiting (the region is incredible in the autumn), the Inn has more than enough to keep you and your partner occupied.

The four on-site restaurants give you tons of options, from afternoon tea to pub fare, steakhouse favorites, and more. The common rooms are filled with chess tables, books stacked high on shelves, and comfy places to lounge around a fireplace. If that still isn’t enough, you can take your romantic weekend to the next level and book a spa package.

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2. Elegant Off-Grid Home

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Why you should stay: your very own private mountain chalet.

  • Nearest town: Stockbridge
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $372/night

Staying at this designer mountain chalet will leave you wondering if you’re still in Vermont or maybe the Swiss Alps. The ride up the driveway meanders through dense woods, transporting you into your own personal fairytale. The chalet sits atop a private mountain where you can view the surrounding Green National Forest.

The interior is geared more toward minimalist design akin to the ideas of Scandinavia, allowing guests to focus on the beauty outside their windows. At night you can sit next to the fire pit and watch the stars. For outdoorsy couples, it’s the perfect date night.

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3. Castle Hill Resort & Spa

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Photo: Castle Hill Resort & Spa

Why you should stay: it’s a literal castle, why wouldn’t you?

  • Nearest town: Proctorsville
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $279/night (suites)

Castle Hill Resort & Spa is perfect for couples, not just because it’s a gorgeous and stately property, but because of all the wonderful amenities the castle has to offer. The best way to experience them is with their anniversary package, which treats you to a spa treatment and romantic dinner – and a bottle of champagne will be waiting in your room when you return.

The castle’s manicured grounds and gardens are perfect for an afternoon stroll with your special someone and their pool and hot tub are the perfect way to cool off or turn up the heat, depending on the season.

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4. Edson Hill

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Photo: Edson Hill

Why you should stay: traditional country breakfast is provided for free.

  • Nearest town: Stowe
  • Sleeps: 5 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $400/night

There is nothing about Edson Hill that isn’t romantic. From the moment you enter the 38-acre property to when you wave goodbye, it breathes New England charm and love. The names of the rooms will instantly put a smile on your face – stay in “Laugh Uncontrollably”, “If Not Now, When”, or even “Today is the Day.”

That’s the exact attitude you’ll have while staying here. Choose from a variety of activities while staying near Stowe including Nordic adventures, downhill skiing at the nearby ski resort, or simply walking around historic downtown.

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5. Cedar Heights Treehouse

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Why you should stay: there’s a double-headed, waterfall shower.

  • Nearest town: Newport
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $299/night

Seclusion and luxurious comfort await you when you stay at Cedar Heights Treehouse. You’ll feel like you’re away from everything and everyone, nestled among the surrounding trees. Much of the exterior walls are floor-to-ceiling windows, making the surrounding woods the centerpiece attraction.

Kickstart your romantic getaway with a relaxing soak in the cedar hot tub, then dry yourselves up to cook a cozy dinner for two before you curl up in front of the projector to watch a cheesy Hallmark movie. Make yourselves a late-night cocktail while listening to vinyls on the record player and then head to bed in the loft.

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6. Taconic Hotel

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Photo: Taconic Hotel

Why you should stay: no need to leave your four-legged friend behind since the hotel has no restrictions on weight or size!

  • Nearest town: Manchester
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $196/night

The Taconic Hotel exudes high-class romance. The Victorian-era furniture and sleek décor combine the timelessness of days gone by with the modern amenities we are all accustomed to. Book the “Bubbly in Bed” package to receive a dining credit to the onsite restaurant, a bottle of bubbly, chocolates, complimentary upgrades, and late checkout (in case you were up all night..wink, wink).

But just in case you want to mingle with other guests, the hotel offers several types of happy hours throughout the year. They celebrate days like “National Popcorn Day” with free caramel, kettle, and buttered popcorn in the Library, and they have live music including a cellist on Valentine’s Day to get everyone in the mood.

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7. Twin Farms

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Photo: Twin Farms

Why you should stay: free use of the luxurious Volvo XC90 SUV or its sporty counterpart.

  • Nearest town: Barnard
  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $2,600/night

Not only is Twin Farms an all-inclusive resort (that’s right, everything is taken care of), but it houses some of the finest accommodations in the country.

You won’t have to lift a finger while staying at Twin Farms as each stay is personally adapted to your tastes and preferences. Each evening, you’re greeted with cocktails and canapés after a farm-to-table dinner. Daytime activities range from hiking, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, snowshoeing, fly fishing, and anything else you can think of.

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8. The Lodge at Spruce Peak

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Photo: The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Why you should stay: for the ski lovers out there.

  • Nearest town: Stowe
  • Sleeps: 8 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $699/night

Choose from the cozy lodge guest rooms to mountain cabins and high-end penthouses at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. The hotel is one of the state’s premier ski-in/ski-out accommodations and houses everything you need within walking distance. The ski resort has multiple shops for those lovers that need a little retail therapy during their romantic getaway.

Ski or ice skate in the winter, hike and bike in the summer…all while returning to roaring fireplaces and cozy lounges at the end of the day. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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9. Topnotch Resort

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Photo: Topnotch Resort

Why you should stay: flannel isn’t to be avoided here, it’s recommended, especially at the onsite restaurant aptly named Flannel.

  • Nearest town: Stowe
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $309/night

Located at the base of Mount Mansfield, Topnotch Resort is a nature lover’s dream. Grab your flannel and hiking boots when you and your boo make your way to this gorgeous resort. You can hike the highest point in Vermont or make your way up to Smugglers’ Notch for some epic scenery.

No matter the time you visit this area, there is plenty for you and your partner to partake in. Ski at the northeast’s number one ski destination or take a horse-drawn carriage ride. For those with a more competitive side, unleash your inner Serena Williams and visit the renowned Tennis Academy.

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10. The Vermont House

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Photo: The Vermont House

Why you should stay: low in price but high in comfort.

  • Nearest town: Wilmington
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $160/night

It doesn’t get more iconic than The Vermont House – an ode to colonial New England and a true gem to stay at. The rooms are set in warm and unassuming tones so that the focus is on the experience. There is a simple elegance to the ambiance, one that allows for rest and relaxation.

Plus, its location is hard to beat. Located right on Main Street, shops, cafes, and restaurants are all just steps away. And lakes, vineyards, and hiking trails are only a short drive from the inn.

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