Whether you’re seeking to rekindle your romance, celebrate Valentine’s Day, or simply show your mate how much you adore them, romantic getaways abound in the Keystone State.
Consider one of these places to stay in Pennsylvania, where perfect-for-two amenities and dreamy ambiances bring pairs closer together.
Book a sweet room at The Hotel Hershey, and treat your love to a chocolate and spirits pairing class, chocolate tea or dessert buffet – just a few of the many special events taking place during Hershey’s Chocolate-Covered February, a month-long celebration of all things chocolate.
A preserved 1920s home in the heart of charming Meadville, Mayor Lord’s House Bed & Breakfast is an ideal choice for a quaint weekend rendezvous. Dinner at Montana’s Rib & Chop House and a show at the 1885 Academy Theater are the ingredients for the perfect date night.
Heart-shaped bathtubs and champagne-glass whirlpools are just the beginning at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, three couples-only destinations in the Pocono Mountains. Book the “Honey, can you rub my back?” lesson at Cove Haven in Lakeville, a private massage class for two.
Inspired by the lavish Ritz Paris, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Chateau Lafayette in Farmington offers a swoon-worthy setting for couples. Make a reservation at the glamorous Lautrec, where the rotating prix fixe menu features exquisite dishes like roasted lobe of foie gras and buckwheat and goat pierogi.
The three-story winding staircase, crystal chandeliers, and manicured grounds embellished with waterfalls and fountains enhance the romance-novel-worthy ambiance at Grand Estate at Hidden Acres in Freeport. Choose the Tuscan-style estate’s Margherita Ann suite, which boasts a king canopy bed, whirlpool tub, and private entrance to the library.
The tranquility of the Amish countryside offers relief from the hassles of daily life at The Jacqueline House of Wilmington in New Castle. Experience the area’s wealth of rural beauty through an excursion with Simple Life Amish Tours, or spend your days sipping vino at local wineries.
Tucked on 185 acres north of Pittsburgh, the Heather Hill Inn in Renfrew allows duos to sample life’s simple pleasures hand-in-hand. Amenities include a whirlpool with chromotherapy (calming lighting) and aromatherapy, hiking trails, and hearty country breakfasts.
Steal a smooch under one of the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania’s famous “kissing” or covered bridges. Then, snooze at one of the region’s many bed and breakfasts, like the antique-filled 1840 Weeping Willow Inn in Tunkhannock or the welcoming Rosemont Inn in Montrose.
The No Place to Go Suite in the 1740 Manor House at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope has everything you need to connect with your partner, including a private terrace and skylight for stargazing, whirlpool tub for soaking, and a walnut fireplace for snuggling.
Normandy Farm Hotel in Blue Bell near Philadelphia offers a special romance package that includes a Friday or Saturday night dinner date and an overnight stay for just $249. A candlelit supper at the 200-year-old property’s rustic-chic restaurant – The Farmer’s Daughter – will surely set the mood for an amorous evening.
Bed and Breakfast on the Park’s Sweetheart Escape package includes an overnight stay for two, bottle of bubbly, chocolates, and continental breakfast. The 1887 Victorian mansion in Reading features period furniture and antiques, and retains its original plaster ceiling, woodwork, and chandeliers.
The Mercersburg Inn’s unique elopement bundle makes saying “I do” a breeze. The package includes two nights in one of the Georgian mansion’s loveliest rooms, an officiate, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake, champagne or wine toast with hors d'oeuvres, and a daily three-course breakfast.
Woo your beloved with the Very Romantic Lion package at State College’s Nittany Lion Inn. Share a bottle of champagne and chocolates in your room before relishing a candlelit dinner for two in The Dining Room. In the morning, a mouth-watering breakfast will be delivered to your room.
Inspired by the Outdoors
The Bear Meadows Lodge near Wellsboro offers fabulous opportunities for pairs to experience Pennsylvania’s great outdoors together. Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the peaceful forests of Tioga County or plan a horseback or covered-wagon ride into the awe-inspiring Pine Creek Gorge, also known as Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.
Privacy is prime at The Inn at Solvang in Huntingdon, where you’ll wake up to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee and a full gourmet breakfast. Book the roomy Heart & Hand Room to slumber in a king-sized feather bed and savor views of the surrounding woodlands.
Let the natural beauty of Bucks County inspire starry-eyed gazes at Nockamixon State Park, where 10 cozy lakeside cabins are available for rent year-round. Ice skating and ice fishing on the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon are favorite winter activities at the beautiful state park.
For your Pocono Mountains adventure, base yourself at The Lodge at Keen Lake, where you can unwind with a cup of steaming cocoa next to your private fireplace after a long day of exploring the slopes together at nearby Elk Mountain or Ski Big Bear.