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The Most Romantic Getaways in Vermont

With its tiny mountain villages, quaint back roads, and jaw-dropping fall foliage, it’s no wonder Vermont is one of the top destinations for a romantic getaway.

A collage of photos featuring the best romantic getaways in Vermont.
There’s nothing like a romantic weekend in Vermont.

What you may not know is that Vermont is home to some of the most romantic inns and resorts in the country — one-of-a-kind spots that offer the very best of New England — luxurious rooms, dazzling scenery, and upscale amenities and services that you won’t find anywhere else.

There are no two ways about it, the Green Mountain State radiates romance, and whether you’re celebrating your very first weekend away or a 50th anniversary, you will undoubtedly feel the love!

Aside from the ultimate romantic lodging options below, you will have ample opportunities for sipping wine by a cozy fireplace, walking hand-in-hand on woodland trails, smooching within the confines of a covered bridge, and if you time it right, skinny dipping under a gushing waterfall.

So pack up your favorite book of poetry, your sexy lingerie, and most amorous feelings, and enjoy one of these incredible romantic getaways in Vermont.

Twin Farms Inn in Barnard, Vermont

Twin Farms at night during the fall.
Twin Farms in the Fall. Photo credit: Twin Farms

For a well-justified splurge on a gorgeous room, cottage, or treehouse nestled on 300 bucolic acres, look no further than Twin Farms, an all-inclusive resort with an expert eye toward design, luxury, and tranquility.

This historic oasis is located on a vast, secluded estate outside of picturesque Barnard, Vermont. The property includes woodland trails for skiing, biking, and cross-country skiing, and a nine-acre private pond.

In addition to a selection of beautiful guest rooms and suites in the Lodge, the Main House, and the Farmhouse at Copper Pond, Twin Farms also offers guests the choice of ten private cottages and eight treehouses. Every room is as luxurious as it is comfortable, and while you may be tempted to while away the hours in your private retreat, we urge you to get out and explore this beautiful part of Vermont.

Head 10 miles south to one of Vermont’s most adorable villages — Woodstock will steal your heart. Spend the day frolicking with farm animals at Billings Farm & Museum, hiking the trails at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, or shopping at the local boutiques on Central Street.

The culinary and wine experience is integral to your stay at Twin Farms, where you can enjoy elevated dining experiences for every meal, with ingredients sourced from local farms and dairies and paired with exceptional wines. Meals are included in your stay at Twin Farms, and it’s a perk you’ll want to take advantage of.

A special occasion deserves a special spot to celebrate, and Twin Farms is one of the most romantic getaways in Vermont.

The Weston in Weston, Vermont

The Weston patio.
The outdoor patio at The Weston. Photo credit: The Weston

One of the best new hotels in the US for 2024 is hiding in Southern Vermont. The Weston began welcoming guests in December 2023 and is committed to transporting guests to a world of traditionally refined luxury and exceptional service.

The country home-inspired boutique hotel features nine distinctive rooms and suites with luscious linens and antique furnishings.

The Weston suites harmoniously blend the exotic charm of the West Indies and the Far East through a curated selection of fabrics, furnishings, and original art– with every detail thoughtfully handpicked to create a peaceful retreat. 

For a truly tranquil getaway, guests should take advantage of the curated spa treatments at Le Spa, designed to foster a state of holistic well-being and rejuvenation. Facials, massages, and add-on treatments are tailored to each guest, and make a perfect accompaniment to a romantic escape.

To top off your experience, book a table at The Left Bank, where you can enjoy French country cuisine a delicacies inspired by the world’s best bistros

Your trip to Weston wouldn’t be complete without a stop in the famous Vermont Country Store (within walking distance of The Weston), and a meander around Lowell Lake in nearby Londonderry.

Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock Vermont in the Winter.

The iconic Woodstock Inn & Resort is the best location you could ask for when it comes to being within walking distance of everything in Woodstock, especially if your priorities involve sipping maple lattes while people-watching, photographing meticulously cared-for historic homes, and browsing dozens of boutiques for the perfect gift to bring home for your dog sitter.

Woodstock Village has dozens of eateries just begging to be enjoyed, and if you make your home base at the luxurious Woodstock Inn, you be well-poised to appreciate every one of them.

This luxurious resort features 142 rooms and suites, an outdoor and indoor pool, four distinct restaurants, an onsite spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Take advantage of one of the exclusive packages to enjoy skiing at nearby Saskadena Six, Nordic skiing on nearby groomed trails, or a romance package that includes breakfast and champagne.

Grafton Inn in Grafton, Vermont

The Grafton Inn in the winter.
The historic Grafton Inn in the winter

There are no major thoroughfares through Grafton, Vermont. No stoplights. No sidewalks either. Just a tiny hamlet of historic homes, a single sprawling inn, and a handful of wonderful local businesses with an eye toward community building.

While some might call this a sleepy little town, I’d call it one of the best romantic getaways in Vermont!

Located in the heart of Grafton Village, the Grafton Inn has been welcoming guests since 1801, making it one of the oldest operating inns in the United States.

Since that time, the inn has hosted many illustrious visitors, including three presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Ulysses S. Grant), and authors Rudyard Kipling and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Rocking chairs beckon from the deep, covered porch that runs the length of the building, and the cozy main parlor will entice you to relax by the fireplace while taking in the early American furnishings and decor.

There are 42 rooms decorated with period antiques and outfitted with modern amenities and luxurious linens. Not only is every room unique, but the common spaces are so inviting, and it’s so fun to connect with other Vermont lovers while enjoying the Inn’s unpretentious elegance.

Staying at the Grafton Inn is a delightful experience, and it’s THE place to stay for a romantic Vermont getaway.

Two on-site restaurants offer up casual fare in a cozy setting, complete with wood-burning fireplaces, and a robust drink menu. Make reservations at the Phelps Barn Pub for a lively atmosphere with music on the weekends, or at the 1801 Tavern for a quiet date night. The menu is the same in both restaurants.

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe
Photo credit: Trapp Family Lodge

Not only is Trapp Family Lodge the real-life estate of the iconic Trapp Family Singers who were immortalized in The Sound of Music, but this luxury resort on 2,600 acres is one of the most romantic destinations in all of Vermont.

Step onto the beautiful property tucked away at the base of Vermont’s tallest peaks, and you may actually find yourself frolicking around and singing about the beauty of it all. The Austrian-inspired lodge exudes comfort with its 96 rooms and luxury suites, and a sprinkling of roomy guest houses and chalets.

The property is ideal for outdoor activities, with cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the winter, and biking and hiking trails in the summer. You’ll also find an onsite brewery and well-stocked wine cellar, several restaurants, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and tennis courts.

While you’re enjoying your vacation, be sure to drive to the top of Mount Mansfield, hike the mountain peaks, and enjoy downtown Stowe with its fantastic array of restaurants and shops.

Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse in Duxbury, Vermont

Moose Meadow Treehouse in Waterbury, Vermont
Evening reflections at Moose Meadow Treehouse in Duxbury

Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse is tucked away in the Green Mountains on 86 pristine acres near Waterbury, Vermont, and while the lodge is both modern and old-fashioned, with all the comforts you’d expect from an upscale Vermont retreat, it’s the treehouse that is waiting to host all your romantic endeavors.

Moose Meadow Treehouse seamlessly blends the wild woods with the warm comforts of home. Thoughtful details abound, from the hand-carved stone sink in the bathroom to the deer-antler chandelier and stuffed critters keeping watch over the spiral staircase.

With two stories and a single queen-size bed, this is a perfect place for a couple’s retreat.

A wrap-around balcony leads to the incredible outdoor shower — be sure to take one even if you’re squeaky clean already! The single bedroom is on the second floor, with a queen-size bed (look for custom chocolates on your pillow), and another sweet balcony overlooking the small trout pond.

Moose Meadow Treehouse guests all have access to the main lodge, which boasts a full kitchen, a living room with cozy seating (a TV and Wi-Fi too), and a hot tub.

While there are 86 acres of trails to explore around Moose Meadow Lodge, you’re also very close to Camel’s Hump State Park and the small village of Waterbury, where you can dine at Hen of the Wood, which is repeatedly regarded as one of the best restaurants in Vermont.

Stone Hill Inn in Stowe, Vermont

Stone Hill Inn - in the fall and summer.
Stone Hill Inn in fall and summer. Photo credit: Todd Rolling

Looking for a quiet, adults-only getaway in Stowe? Stone Hill Inn is a nine-room upscale bed and breakfast that is as sophisticated as it is inviting.

Each gorgeous room includes a two-person jacuzzi tub, a four-poster bed, and a wood-burning fireplace, plus direct access to the beautiful gardens surrounding the inn. You can take advantage of in-room massages for an additional fee.

In the mornings, enjoy a made-to-order breakfast in the sun-filled dining room before strolling around the property or embarking on a romantic day trip into the gorgeous countryside around Stowe, where you’ll find covered bridges, waterfalls, and scenic views in every direction.

Stone Hill Inn was named one of the best romantic getaways in Vermont by Yankee Magazine, and we 100% agree with them!

Romantic Things to Do in Vermont in Every Season

No matter where you choose to lay your head each night, it’s not difficult to discover romance in Vermont. Need some ideas for your next romantic vacation in the Green Mountains? Ask your innkeeper to help you plan a few of these romantic excursions throughout the state.

  • Go for a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the winter: Is there anything as romantic or as quintessential Vermont as snuggling up under blankets in a sleigh as a team of draft horses pulls you effortlessly through the forest? I think not.
  • Take a covered bridge tour: Per square mile, there are more covered bridges in Vermont than anywhere else in the United States – more than 100 in all.
  • Drive one of Vermont’s scenic byways: Vermont’s 10 incredible byways are the most scenic drives in the state, encompassing everything you love about Vermont road trips!
  • Pick up a picnic lunch at Vermont general store: There are so many beautiful spots for a picnic in Vermont with the one you love!
  • Go horseback riding through the woods: Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through the fields and forests of Vermont.
  • Chase waterfalls: Many of Vermont’s most beautiful waterfalls require just a short hike. Pack your swimsuit in the summer and spend the afternoon streamside.

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Tara Schatz is a freelance writer and the founder and editor-in-chief of Vermont Explored and Back Road Ramblers, an American road trip blog. She is also the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, released in May 2023, and the author of 100+ Wonderful Ways to Experience Vermont.

Hope Miller

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

I always enjoy your newsletter and online articles, and I always come away with new ideas. I have been visiting Vermont every fall for the last 10 years and have loved every trip. Now that my husband is no longer comfortable traveling across the country- we live in Ca. I have traveled to Vt by myself the last 5 years and love the freedom of doing exactly what I want all the time. What about a segment in one of your posts specifically tailored for solo travelers, regardless of age! Maybe include different places to visit, museums, fun restaurants, shopping, craft fairs etc for people exploring Vermont on their own!! Just a suggestion. last year the highlight of my trip was seeing the two art shows of Lyman Orton’s collection of art depicting Vermont life. This year I’m adding to my 251 count of towns, going to the golden farm to see all the golden retrievers in Jeffersonville stopping at Mad Tom’s orchard in Dorset plus hopefully many more adventures. I’m not much of a hiker but I do hunt down the covered bridges and accessible waterfalls while every moment taking in the beautiful splendor of the fall foliage. Again thank you for what you do, keep it up, I read every bit of what you write. Looking forward to your 2024 fall posts. I’m staying at the Jackson House Inn in Woodstock and the Inn on Putney Road in Brattleboro so far, I’m sure you’re already acquainted with both.

Best Always Hope Miller

I grew up in New York at the foot of the Adirondacks and even after almost 45 years in California I still miss the east coast