Planning a romantic Oregon getaway? There's nothing like a thoughtfully-planned romantic getaway to revitalize a long-term relationship, or to advance a budding love affair to new levels of intimacy. The cozy comfort of a country bed and breakfast or the wonder of day spent enjoying nature's majesty are among the many Oregon experiences that a couple can share.
Romantic Destinations in Oregon
You will find a bounty of idyllic destinations to choose from when planning a lover's getaway in Oregon. Gorgeous views, awesome food, and cozy lodgings are essential ingredients for a romantic getaway. Oregon has these in abundance. Here are my recommendations for Oregon destinations that will make a great romantic vacation.
- Bend & Central Oregon
- Willamette Valley
Here are my picks for the most romantic hotels found in each of Oregon's diverse regions:
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, The Heathman is a thoroughly modern hotel in a historic structure. The hotel's long-standing devotion to the arts can be found throughout the facility, in the lobby and the mezzanine, and in its art-themed suites. It is close to Portland's major arts venues, including the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Newmark Theatre. The Heathman Restaurant & Bar provides an elegant setting for a memorable romantic meal, serving from a creative menu that always features the highest quality local ingredients.
Designed with attention to every detail, this relatively-new Willamette Valley hotel is located in the small town of Newberg. Both the rooms and the common areas invite relaxation, with thoughtfully-situated seating, fireplaces, and views in abundance. Spend your day exploring the local wineries, recreation trails, and shops before heading back to The Allison Inn to take advantage of their wonderful spa and Jory, the on-site fine dining room.
The Oregon Coast provides the perfect environment for romance; Cannon Beach's Stephanie Inn provides an elegant setting for an Oregon Coast getaway. Take a stroll along the beach, then return to enjoy the hotel's afternoon wine gathering or an on-site massage. Or snuggle by the fire as you watch storm-tossed waves crashing upon Haystack Rock from your oceanview room. The Stephanie Inn provides thoughtful touches, including cozy beds, whirlpool bathtubs, and lovely balconies, enhancing the intimacy of your lover's nest.
bills itself as "European-style bed and breakfast resort". Like many of the other quirky and colorful McMenamins lodgings, Edgefield was built around an existing locale - the former Multnomah County Poor Farm. The 38-acre
, located in Troutdale, offers such diverse attractions as a spa, a movie theater, a winery, and a brewery, as well as overnight accommodations. Couples will find no end of things to do on the premises, or they can drive a short distance to enjoy the dazzling Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls.
is just a short drive east of Portland.
is just a short drive east of Portland.
This grand Victorian-style Baker City hotel, which opened during the boom times in 1889, is packed with elegant mahogany and stained glass details throughout the common areas as well as in the guest rooms and suites. Enjoy a glass of local wine or microbrew in the Geiser's 1889 Saloon before enjoying a meal at the Geiser Grill. Venture out and savor the history of the town, which is located right on the Oregon Trail. Located in northeastern Oregon, Baker City is a 2-hour drive from Boise, Idaho.
If you're looking for romantic accommodations convenient to Bend's downtown park and shops, Lara House is a perfect choice. Occupying a magnificent historic craftsman home, this bed and breakfast puts an emphasis on the breakfast, serving a delicious full gourmet meal each morning. Quality elements such as polished woodwork and luxurious textiles can be found throughout Lara House's guest rooms and common areas, creating an elegant atmosphere. Each evening, wine and appetizers are served, allowing guests and hosts to mingle in a relaxed environment.
Located just one block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland Spring Hotel offers guests old-world elegance combined with modern sophistication. Built in 1925 as the Lithia Hotel, this grand hotel recently underwent a sweeping restoration. After taking in the theater or browsing the city's galleries and shops, couples can savor Northwestern cuisine in the Elfinwood Restaurant or enjoy a spa treatment at the adjacent Ashland Springs Spa.
More Romantic Hotel Recommendations for Oregon
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