When you’re with the right person even unexpected places can serve as the ideal backdrop for a dreamy weekend, but there’s no doubt that New England is ripe with romantic opportunity.
With plenty of cozy hideaways, crackling fireplaces and candlelit restaurants to choose from, setting your sights on these fine states means there’s sure to be some sizzle in spite of the snow.
Adrenaline surges and powder-topped panoramic views can certainly rev up a weekend, so check out Killington Mountain, Jay Peak, Stowe and Stratton Mountain if you’re the kind of couple who gets their kicks from speeding down the slopes in matching snow gear. After coming down from your alpine high it’ll be time for wining and dining in one of Vermont’s highly-rated restaurants. Try the Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee, for example, where you can try the famous Cheddar Soup and check out an original stash of glassblown wares and pottery.
You can ski here, too (try Mohawk Mountain or Mount Southington), but there’s nothing wrong with taking it easy and using Connecticut’s friendly towns and fun, frivolous activities to achieve a state of blissfulness. Embrace the cuteness of Litchfield Hills by antique shopping, lingering over lattes and staying toasty by the fireplace of your Connecticut vacation rental cottage. Whether you’re taking a break from Manhattan’s fast pace or traveling all the way from Timbuktu, you’ll find plenty to fall in love with.
It’s a big place, so let’s just focus on the Berkshires (the Western region). Lovey-dovey behavior doesn’t raise any eyebrows here, so feel free to take a sleigh ride, learn to snowshoe or whirl around an ice skating rink with abandon. Find out what it’s like to live inside a Norman Rockwell painting when you visit towns like Becket, Great Barrington and Lenox; Massachusetts cabin rentals aren’t just for summertime, and in spite of the cold you’ll maintain a rosy glow throughout this peaceful trip.
It won’t be difficult to find romance when you go exploring the White Mountains among miles of cross-country skiing trails; you’ll see that getting lost can feel like a very good thing. Bundling up behind a dog sled, watching the snow fall as you soak in your own private hot tub and tasting the local delicacies will enhance the sweet vibes as well, so let yourselves become enchanted with the sometimes-rustic and often-elegant ambiance of New Hampshire’s landscape. From the panoramas of Franconia Notch to the intimate setting of your chosen hideaway, it’ll be impossible to avoid that smitten feeling.