Romantic getaways in Upstate New York

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Situated North of the Big Apple, Upstate New York contrasts New York City with its natural beauty. Known for its mountain ranges and historic towns, it makes for an ideal romantic retreat with your loved one.

Explore the famous Appalachian Trail to scratch your hiking itch, enjoy the magic of the breathtaking Niagara Falls, or spend the night with your significant other in one of its many charming, historical hamlets.

Best romantic getaways in Upstate New York

The Abbey Inn & Spa

Located on historic Fort Hill, this Convent turned Inn, boasts a gorgeous river view and lavish rooms.

The inn features an on-site restaurant, bar and a stunning garden. Every room comes fully equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

If you’re looking for a more upscale experience the inn also offers rooms with a sauna and a Jacuzzi® tub.

The surrounding area is rich with activities and breath-taking scenery to enjoy.

Inns of Aurora

Located in the charming Finger Lakes region, this romantic, cozy inn offers accommodations across five properties.

Every room comes with complimentary homemade granola bars and organic coffee. The property features a farm-to-table restaurant, as well as a fitness center.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the inn’s private beach and the view of the lake while sipping on a cup of the region’s famous wine with your loved one.

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Saratoga Casino Hotel

Enjoy the horse races from the comfort of your room, enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, chill at the bar, or go for a swim in the indoor pool.

The modern décor of the room provides you with the perfect ambiance for an intimate getaway.

As you approach the stunning hotel you enjoy the beautiful garden the hotel sits in, as you walk in you can see the lavish-looking foyer.

The Adelphi Hotel

With a terrace giving an incredible city view, this modern hotel offers a great destination for some much-deserved R&R.

The spacious rooms boast a living room, perfect for one to relax in, as well as a hot tub.

Using the complimentary bike rental, the guests can access the surrounding areas with plenty of activities to indulge in, such as cycling through the mountains or a boat ride in the nearby lake.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Located in the beautiful town of Skaneateles, this lovely couple’s destination offers a picturesque garden area in which you can take a stroll, use the spa in order to relax and unwind with your loved one, as well as swim in the outdoor heated pool.

The lavish rooms come fully equipped with their own private bathrooms, air conditioning and a minibar fridge, you can opt for a room with a sauna and terrace area.

With its natural free-flowing space and accommodations, as well as its attentive staff, this makes for a perfect romantic getaway.

Woodstock Way Hotel

Located in the city of Woodstock, this forest wonderland invites its guests to enjoy a room or a private cabin surrounded by nature. This cozy hotel boasts a restaurant, bar, and terrace.

Every room and cabin comes with an outdoor area with possible daily maid service.

Enjoy the town’s famous skiing slopes or, if the weather is up for it, rent a bicycle from the hotel’s very own bicycle rental service and take in the breathtaking views of the area.

Lakefront inns and hotels in Upstate New York

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

The lakefront Otesaga Resort Hotel provides 4-star accommodations with an onsite restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a tennis court.

Guests are welcome to relax at the hotel’s bar or unwind after a long day of sightseeing in the tranquil garden.

Each room comes equipped with air-conditioning, a desk, a coffee machine, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. 

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

This stunning beachfront resort boasts ample rooms with traditional décor, all of them equipped with minibar fridges, flat-screen TVs, and luxurious private bathrooms.

The resort features an indoor pool for you to enjoy. The on-site restaurant offers fresh foods that are grown locally.

Visit the beach just steps away from the hotel, go for a boat ride in the lake, or visit the mountains that surround the town.

Geneva On The Lake Boutique Resort Hotel

Located just across Seneca Lake, this resort offers rooms that include a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, a living area with a couch for you to relax in, and private bathrooms.

Outside the main building, you’ll be welcomed by a beautifully vibrant garden.

Guests can rent a bicycle at the on-site rental place and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, or enjoy some fishing at the local lake.

The Whiteface Lodge

Set near Lake Placid sits this mountainside gem. Boasting both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as jacuzzi® tubs, you’ll find nothing is lacking at the Whiteface Lodge.

Every suit is elegantly and exquisitely decorated, and comes fully equipped with a kitchen and a spa bath. If you’re seeking a professional spa experience there’s an on-site spa center, offering top-rated massages and beauty services.

Socialize with other guests in the luxurious lounge area or take a magical trip through the surrounding forest with your loved one.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Don’t let the quaint outside appearance of the inn deceive you, its luxurious rooms are ample and modern, with a stunning view of the lake.

The naturalistic décor of the common spaces will soothe you and set the mood for you to enjoy your meal at the inn’s 2 on-site restaurants, go for a swim in the indoor pool, or indulge in a spa day with your significant other.

If the outdoor options are what you’re looking for, the inn owns a private beach.

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The Inn at Erlowest

This beachfront Queen Anne Revival-style castle-turned inn is the perfect destination for your romantic getaway.

Its rooms are decorated just as one would expect based on the castle’s outward appearance. Let the exquisite antique décor take you back to simpler times.

Enjoy your meals with a view of the lake at the on-site restaurant, take a romantic stroll on the private beach, or enjoy the water sports that the inn offers. 

Hotel Saranac

Enjoy your visit to the Adirondack Mountains with a stay at the historic Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake village.

The building features the roaring twenties charm, original architecture, a lounge bar, a fitness center, an onsite spa and a salon, and an outdoor terrace with mountain views and a fire pit.

The spacious rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated and feature Egyptian cotton sheets, while some include a wet bar, an electric fireplace, and other luxury amenities.

The Fern Lodge

This cozy lakefront lodge features spacious rooms with mountain or lake views.

Guests at the Chestertown Fern Lodge can relax in the sauna, hot tub, or at the private beach. Other amenities include a cozy lodge, bar, and a games room.

Some of the activities that can be enjoyed onsite or in the area include skiing, fishing, canoeing, and playing golf

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

Situated right next to Lake Placid’s Main Street, this IHG group Hotel offers ample modern rooms overlooking the lake from which the town takes its name, every room comes with its own private bathroom.

The hotel has its own private beach, indoor pool with hot tub a lounge area with a fire pit, its own tennis course.

Golf enthusiasts can find a golf course within a short driving distance.

Friends Lake Inn

The Friend’s Lake Inn located in Adirondack mountain offers an on-site restaurant and an outdoor pool.

The inn offers its guests a wide variety of rooms, some of which include a fireplace,  Jacuzzi® tub, and their own private terrace.

Activities are plentiful in the area, take a hike through the mountain or go canoeing in the lake for the perfect romantic getaway with your partner.

Unique getaways in Upstate New York

The Roxbury

The Roxbury stands out for its quirky design and uniquely themed rooms inspired by retro movies and TV shows.

Guests are welcome to indulge in pampering treatments at the onsite spa featuring a hot tub, a dry sauna, and a steam room

Nestled in the Catskill Mountain Region of New York State, The Roxbury is a great place to stay for visitors looking to spend time in the great outdoors. 

Castle Hotel & Spa

Spend an enchanting weekend at this historic Tarrytown hotel featuring stunning views of the Hudson River.

Take a dip in the outdoor pool complex with a hot tub, indulge in massages at the onsite spa facilities, and unwind in the tranquil garden.

Castle Hotel offers spacious rooms and suites that boast a separate living room and river views.

Yale Manor B&B & Yurt Glamping

This homey manor is tucked in on a beautiful 10-acre property in the tranquil Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Guests are welcome to stay either in a traditional hotel room inside the manor or a yurt just outside the main building for a more private and intimate experience.

On the property grounds, there is a boathouse with a dock overlooking the beautiful Seneca Lake, ideal for a relaxing lake-side sunset viewing with your better half.

Romantic things to do in Upstate New York

Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway in Upstate New York, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Upstate New York so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.

Boldt Castle and Yacht House

Built in Heart Island by George Boldt as a present for his wife sits Boldt Castle.

Visit this monument built out of love with your significant other, near New York’s border with Canada.

New York Botanical Gardens

Get lost with your boo in these carefully sculpted gardens, walk through the blooming flowers and sit under the shade of century-old oak trees while you enjoy a conversation with your significant other.

Feast your eyes on the many different exhibits available, with a wide variety of fauna and flora.

Mirror Lake dogsled ride

Slide through the snow and exchange Eskimo kisses with your better half on top of a dogsled, just a short distance away you can stop and zoom down the slope in a wild toboggan run, after all the fun treat yourselves to a cup of hot cocoa in one of the local establishments.

Watkins Glen State Park

Featuring 19 stunning waterfalls that cascade off of 200 feet cliffs, Watkins Glen State Park is the perfect day trip destination for you and your partner.

Walking along the gorge path will lead you to some of the more instagram-able sights you’ll ever encounter, as the path goes both over and under several waterfalls. If you’re up for it, at the end of your hike you can take the plunge into an Olympic size pool into which all waterfalls flow into.


Perfect for a weekend getaway from its small shops, tree-lined street and wide main roads this small town exudes a historic charm.

There are plenty of activities all around the town for you to enjoy, Baltimore Woods Nature Center is just around the corner if you fancy a hike, the famous Skaneateles lake offers boat rides if you’d prefer to sail or waterski.

For an extra romantic experience, choose a dinner boat cruise across the lake.

Catskill Mountains

Teeming with wildlife, stunning views, and natural waterfalls, the mountain has great access and clearly marked hiking trails.

Take a romantic stroll through nature while bonding with your significant other or explore the area’s ski resorts, lakes, and rivers.

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