Romantic getaways in Kentucky
Full Guide 2022
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Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, is the home to unparalleled rolling green pastures where horses run free.
You can visit Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon whiskey on the Bourbon Trail, a network of 9 distiliries dotted all over central Kentucky.
If fine bourbon and scenic views aren’t your cup of tea, indulge in Southern hospitality and have an exquisite meal at incredible fine dining establishments.
With all its variety of attractions, Kentucky is the perfect destination for your romantic getaway.
Best romantic getaways in Kentucky
21C Museum Hotel Lexington
The 21C Museum Hotel boasts an envyable location in downtown Lexington, just a short distance from popular attractions and entertainment, ideal for a romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The 21C boasts its own inhouse restaurant, serving gourmet American cuisine to guests.
Each room boasts sweeping city views, bright modern decór and comfortable beds, suites boast seating areas.
The Lexington based Origin is a Wyndham Hotel, it boasts impressive common areas furnished with hardwood floors, leather upholstery and wall fireplaces.
Serving a seasonally crafted menu with handpicked ingredients from local farmers, the onsite restaurant brings Kentucky-inspired fare.
Rooms at the Origin feature locally inspired decór, luxury linens and spacious bathrooms.
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Moxy Louisville Downtown
The trendy Moxy is located in the vibrant heart of downtown Louisville, near all of the cities best restaurants and entertainment districts, it features an indoor lounge surrounding a glass encased fireplace.
Despite being located to a wealth of restaurants, the Moxy boasts its own inhouse restaurant serving casual Mexican fare as well as a bar where guests can sit back and sip on a cocktail.
The rooms at the Moxy reflect the outdoor decór, boasting vibrant modern decor and furnishings, with some rooms featuring sweeping city views.
Hyatt Place Lexington
The Hyatt Place Lexington boasts beautiful open common areas and is located just a short drive away from the city’s main accesses.
The Hyatt boasts a large indoor swimming pool, as well as an inhouse fine dining restaraurant serving typical American fare.
Rooms at the Hyatt Place are sophisticated and spacious, with wood furnishings, private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.
Omni Louisville Downtown
Located in Louisville’s Downtown district, just off of Main Street, where guests will be able to explore and indulge in Louisville’s world famous bourbon culture for a cultural romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The Omni boasts a full service spa, as well as a gorgeous outdoor pool with a charming louunge area. Multiple onsite fine dining options are available at the Omni, as well as speakeasy where guests can enjoy a cocktail.
Rooms feature priviliged views of the city as well as spacious open areas, modern furnishings are standard, with suites boasting seating areas.
The Delta Hotels by Marriot is located in Ashland, outside the hustle and bustle of bigger more populated series, while maintaining incredible amenities.
Delta Hotels boast a shared lounge, as well as an onsite fine dining restaurant serving typical American cuisine. The hotel offer freshly made continental breakfast daily.
Rooms are brightly lit and modernly decorated, stunning views of the city, with suites boasting terraces with seating areas.
Embass Suites Lexington is a hotel that merges an idyllic location in Green Circle with incredible amenities, making it an excelent choice for a romantic getaway in Kentucky.
Embassy Suites boasts a beautiful outdoor lounge area, an outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar serving cocktails. Guests can enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant.
Rooms boast modern decór and bathrooms with spacious walk in showers. Suites are equipped with distinct seating areas.
Hotel Covington Cincinnati
The vibrant Hotel Covington in Cincinnati’s trendy riverfront district teeming with charming restaurants and numerous things to do with your significant other while on your romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The Covington boasts a garden with an outdoor bar. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant, serving typical American fare.
Rooms are luxuriously funrished, with comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms, suites boast terraces and seating areas.
The lavish Hotel Distil is located in the bustling center of the Louisville, within walking range of the best the city has to offer in terms of restaurants and entertainment, making it perfect for your romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The Distil is home to Repeal, a classic steakhouse restaurant, serving typical steakhouse fare, on the hotel’s rooftop dining area.
Rooms at the Distil are lavishly decorated, with hardwood furnishings and stunning bathrooms. Suites boast a seating area.
Galt House Hotel
With an incredible location in the heart of downtown Louisville, overlooking the Ohio River, the Galt House Hotel is a stunning romantic hotel in Kentucky for a honeymoon or a laid back couples getaway.
The Galt House boasts incredible common areas with leather couches and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a fine dining meal at RIVUE serving gourmet French cuisine.
Rooms are elegant, stone top bathrooms with large walk in showers are standard. Suites boast seating areas and priviliged views of the Ohio River.
The AC Hotel is located in Louisville’s East Market, known for its dynamic dining scene and vibrant art galleries, making this hotel ideal for a romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The AC boasts an onsite restaurant offering a Spanish twist on breakfast and tapas. Guests will also find a stunning bar serving handcrafted signature cocktails.
Rooms at the AC boast hardwood floors, soft beds and plush downs, the private bathrooms boast wood furnishings and spacious walk in showers.
The Grady Hotel
Located in downtown Louisville’s Market District, this historic building turned luxury hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Churchill Downs Racing Complex and multiple distilery tours.
The Grady boasts an incredible inhouse restaurant, Wild Swann, serving fine dining American fare, as well as a phenomenal bar serving handcrafted cocktails.
Rooms boast lavish decór featuring upholstery beds and hardwood floors. Suites boast beautifully furnished seating areas.
Historic Boone Tavern
Located in the small town of Berea, the Historic Boone Tavern is a bucolic hotel perfect for a romantic weekend retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and connect with the area’s rich cultural and historical roots.
The Boone Tavern boasts an onsite restaurant serving southern cuisine.
The rooms feature locally handcrafted furniture.
Louisville Marriot Downtown
Located in downtown Louisville, the Marriot boasts a priviliged location for your romantic getaway in Kentucky, just a short walk away from local attractions.
Guests will find two different onsite restaurants, serving both Italian and American cuisine. The Marriot boasts an indoor swimming pool.
Rooms at the Marriot boast beautiful hardwood floors, plush downs and soft beds as well as seating areas.
21C Museum Hotel Louisville
Located in Louisville’s culturally rich Main Street, rife with museums, local attractions and fine dining restaurants, the 21C is a culturally rich choice for a romantic getaway in Kentucky.
The 21C boasts an inhouse spa where guests can enjoy a wide variety of treatments and services, as well as enjoy a meal at the inhouse restaurant, that serves typical American fare.
Rooms are sophisticated and modernly decorated, with art pieces strewn about the walls, suites boast terraces with seating areas.
Romantic things to do in Kentucky
Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Kentucky so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky is famous for plains where wild horses roam free earning it its nickname, the Bluegrass State, so what better way to immerse yourself in the culture and spirit of Kentucky than visiting the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Derby Museum boasts a variety of exhibits about the history of the sport of horse racing, as well as celebrating famous jockeys and race horses that have made their mark, making this museum an exceptional destination for its cultural and entertainment value.
Wether you’re a believer or not, the Ark Encounter is worth the visit. The gigantic replica of Noah’s Ark houses an enormous variety of Bible themed exhibits, most of them about the Ark and its tale.
Despite the main attraction being the Ark and its many exhibits about the Bible, the surrounding area is teeming with lush greenery and scenic views, not to mention other activities, visitors will find a petting zoo as well as concerts.
The Big Four Bridge
The Big Four Bridge is a former railroad pass connecting Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Today visitors can walk over its entire span – the park surrounding it is perfect for a afternoon stroll or picnic with your loved one, and the bridge itself is a stunning viewpoint from which to admire the sunsetting over the majestic Ohio River.
Due to its central location, it also an incredibly convenient location to visit.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Falls State Park, also known as the Niagara of the South, is famous for its waterfalls, and lush green scenic forrests, making it a perfect getaway destination in the mountains of Southern Kentucky.
Visitors will find a wealth of romantic activities to indulge in, dining options are aplenty and visitors can experience horseback riding packages, kayaking or hiking.
Stay in rustic romantic cabins or one of the many local lodges, whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with your visit to Cumberland Falls State Park.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail features 9 signature distilleries scattered throughout the most beautiful areas of the Bluegrass State.
Bourbon has a centuries old history in Kentucky so its safe to say that there is no better place in the world to sample some fine bourbons than there. The Bourbon Trail will take you through historic towns and scenic roads all throughout the state for a culturally enriching cross state adventure.
Lost River Cave
The wondrous Lost River Cave is home to a variety of incredible attractions and natural rock formations.
Visitors can indulge in a romantic underground boat tour throughout the cave to admire the full scope of all of the natural rock formations and geology of the cave. Lost River Cave is one of the largest natural paBrks in Kentucky, additionally boasting a seasonal butterfly habitat.
More romantic getaways close to Kentucky
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