Love is in the air! All across the Midwest, bed and breakfasts, inns, and boutique hotels on bnbfinder.com are welcoming couples wishing to spend their Valentine’s Day celebration at a unique getaway. bnbfinder has published a variety of articles over the years highlighting different properties, including this list of romantic inns for fall getaways last year. Due to their intimate nature, all B&B’s on the bnbfinder site are great for a romantic getaway, so click the state name for each location to see the full variety of properties in that area. This year, the editors at bnbfinder have curated this list of recommendations for the best romantic getaways this Valentine’s Day for midwestern states.
Hermann Hill Boutique Vineyard Inn & River Bluff Cottages, Hermann, MO: The amenities abound here, where guests can choose from traditional rooms at the inn next to one of Hermann’s many fabulous vineyards or contemporary cottage style rooms with living rooms and balconies high on a river bluff overlooking the Missouri River. End the night with ice cream and cookies provided with each room. Fireplaces, BBQs, double whirlpool tubs, kitchens and so much more top the amenity list here. It’s also a fabulous wedding venue too, just over an hour from St. Louis.
Garth Woodside Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Hannibal, MO: Come relive the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in “America’s Hometown” and sleep where Mark Twain once vacationed. “I spent many nights with John and Helen Garth in their spacious, beautiful home,” Mark Twain wrote to his wife, Olivia, in 1882 from what is now the Garth Woodside Inn. While period antiques have captured the history, modern amenities abound in this beautiful Victorian Home. Choose from romantic inn rooms and suites to more contemporary cottage rooms. Feed the llamas and enjoy a breakfast to remember.
Inn at Harbour Ridge B&B, Osage Beach, MO: Take in the views of the Lake of the Ozarks from the many windows at this contemporary styled inn. Guest rooms are playfully decorated with fireplaces, and private starlit hot tubs that couples enjoy. All the attractions, golf and lake fun are so close too.
Chestnut Street Inn, Sheffield, IL: Foodie couples will enjoy a getaway at this inn, nearly two hours from Chicago, Peoria and Quad Cities. Chef Monika loves to treat guests to Mediterranean-inspired menus featuring locally sourced foods. Romantic getaways, dinners and cooking classes can be added to the complimentary breakfast, snacks and beverages available in the butler’s pantry, plus chocolates in the room and an expansive beer and wine list make this a perfect culinary caper for couples.
Aldrich Guest House, Galena, IL: Galena is said to be one of the B&B capitals of the country, and this inn is among many in Galena that are perfect for romantic getaways. Become a celebrity guest like Abraham Lincoln who hung out here in 1856 and Ulysses Grant who dined here often in the late 1800s. All guests here are celebs! Tasty food, drinks in the evening, and a casual attitude are what set this inn apart for couples.
Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure, Wabasha, MN – Minnesota’s only bed, breakfast and brewery – beer loving couples love the easy commute to the Hoppy Girl Tasting Room, right in the back of the B&B. Everyone who comes is treated to a welcome drink. Add a 5-course breakfast and five spacious guest rooms, plus plenty of nearby outdoor adventure, and this is one great craft beer-loving getaway.
Hidden Serenity, West Bend, WI: This is a great choice for active couples who enjoy the outdoors. Found in the woods at the edge of Wisconsin’s gorgeous Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, the inn maintains its own hiking trails or try out one of the nearby public trails. There’s even a private lighted pickleball court at the inn. Eclectic décor, including a 2 story giraffe sculpture, welcomes guests along with custom designed baths, plenty of great common areas and a soon-to-be in-house spa.
Stewart Inn, Wausau, WI: Filled with original scones, chandeliers, and stained glass windows, this comfortably furnished 1906 Prairie style mansion features an arts and crafts styling that goes with its designer, one of the American Arts & Crafts movement founders. Look forward to plenty of common areas to explore and sumptuous breakfasts to start the day.
White Lace Inn, Sturgeon Bay, WI: Couples will enjoy discovering all of Door County’s treasures from this beautiful inn. Eighteen romantic guest rooms and suites are found in the four elegant turn of the century neighboring homes making up the inn compound. Snuggle by your private fireplace or in warmer months, enjoy a cuppa joe or a glass of wine on the front porch sitting side by side on the wicker couches.
Prairieside Suites, Grand Rapids, MI: An adult-only inn, guest rooms each have everything couples need for comfort and pampering. Every guest room features whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, heated towel bars, and even heated toilet seats (have you ever tried one? Worth it!). Breakfast is delivered to your room each morning and guests love to enjoy the bottomless cookies and desserts in the kitchen available 24/7.
White Oak Inn, Danville, OH: Located within an hour’s drive from Columbus and two hours from Cleveland within Ohio’s Amish country, this area abounds with wineries, antique stores, cheese factories, furniture stores, quilt shops, and potteries. Couples love the luxury log cabin cottages, perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.