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Couples can choose from a variety of potential romantic getaways in Idaho. The state's mountains, lakes, and forests make it an ideal place to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and enjoy quality time with your sweetheart. Idaho's romantic hotels and inns range from elegant to cozy, and from populated areas to remote locales. Here are my recommendations for romantic getaways in Idaho.
Knob Hill Inn at Ketchum
This Sun Valley Inn has a distinctive European charm. Surrounded by mountains and forests, this romantic inn boasts access to year-round recreation, including skiing, mountain biking, golf, tennis, and hiking. Gourmet breakfasts are served in the inn's cozy dining room.
Black Swan Inn at Pocatello
Pocatello's Black Swan Inn has character - at least its rooms do! Each of the romantic inn's suites is decorated according to a fantastic theme. Your choices include Romeo & Juliette, the Sea Cave, Enchanted Forests, and Arabian Nights. Check out their website to see photos of each fabulous room.
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Looking for a combination of luxury accommodations and outdoor fun? The Coeur d'Alene Resort, on the shores of scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene, is a perfect choice. The resort boasts a world-class golf course, fine and casual dining options, a newly-renovated spa, and modern rooms filled with a long list of amenities. Unique shops and galleries, local parks, a marina, and a public beach are just a short walk away. Your choices for outdoor adventure include lake cruises, fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, bird watching, and kayaking. A variety of different romantic package deals are available.
The Lodge at Palisades Creek
The Lodge at Palisades Creek is located in the town of Irwin, near the Idaho-Wyoming border. The Lodge offers rustic yet luxurious accommodations, world-class fly fishing, and gourmet dining. The setting, at the site where Palisades Creek meets the Snake River, is wooded and serene. The towns of Idaho Falls and Jackson are about an hour away; each offer attractions including shopping and museums.
Hotel 43 in Boise
Both hip and environmentally-friendly, this downtown Boise hotel offers comfortable rooms with well-appointed bathrooms that include large walk-in showers. Onsite amenities include a cocktail lounge, Chandler's Steakhouse, and the Metro Cafe. Located in the heart of downtown Boise, Hotel 43 offers convenient access to music and entertainment venues and is within walking distance of attractions that include the Basque district, the Capital City Public Market, and Julia Davis Park.
Lava Hot Springs Inn
Lava Hot Springs Inn, located in Southeast Idaho, offers you access to five outdoor mineral pools, where you can relax and soak your cares away while spending quality time with your sweetheart. A full breakfast buffet is served each morning.