5 Best Weekend Getaways in Kentucky for Couples
Dreaming of a romantic getaway with your significant other and have Kentucky in mind? Maybe you have a birthday or anniversary coming up that you want to celebrate or maybe you just want to plan some much-needed time to take a break from life and enjoy some quality time with the person you love.
The state of Kentucky has beautiful locales and uniquely romantic hidden gems that make for perfect getaway spots for couples. Whether you live in Kentucky or live nearby (like this writer!) and are looking for somewhere to take a romantic rendezvous, these locations are sure to be a hit.
While there are numerous wonderful places to visit in Kentucky, we’ve narrowed it down to our top five favorite spots for a blissful romantic getaway in Kentucky that couples will love — and help you fall more in love with each other!
Best Romantic Getaways in Kentucky
We tried to include a variety of options because everyone’s idea of romance looks different. To some, that cabin in the woods, outdoorsy vacation is the perfect getaway, while other couples may prefer a cozy B&B with a sumptuous onsite spa. Read on for five romantic getaway options in Kentucky that are all a bit different, but fabulous!
The Red River Gorge – Stanton, Kentucky
The Red River Gorge is an incredible place to visit and if you love seclusion, privacy, and the beauty of nature this spot will make for the perfect romantic getaway spot.
The Red River Gorge is absolutely beautiful and has everything that the outdoor loving couple could ever want. Whether the two of you want to spend your trip hiking, climbing, biking, or taking a thrill ride down a zip line, there are plenty of ways to fill your time.
While experiencing time in nature and taking in the beauty around you can be quite romantic, you can boost the romance during your Kentucky getaway by staying in nearby Stanton at this cozy cabin. The privacy and romanticism of this cabin is perfect for couples and provides beautiful views and seclusion with relaxing amenities like a bonfire pit, covered porch with comfortable seating, and cozy decor inside.
The Kentucky Castle – Versailles, Kentucky
What could possibly be more romantic than a stay in a castle? You will surely feel like a princess staying in the Kentucky Castle (Don’t forget to pack your crown!) With beautiful surrounding views, decadent dining experiences, and relaxing spa services, this is sure to be the perfect couples getaway spot.
The Kentucky Castle has been voted most beautiful hotel in Kentucky by Architectural Digest and Castle Farms, plus the restaurant on site has been voted the most romantic restaurant in Kentucky by Reader’s Digest.
A stay at The Kentucky Castle will also allow you to indulge in relaxing spa treatments such as a couples massage or facial, or spend time in the steamy sauna. It makes for the perfect way to unwind and enjoy quality time with your loved one while you both get pampered.
Don’t forget to enjoy some delicious farm to table dining with meals such as the Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Biscuit for brunch or maybe the Farmer Joe Duck Breast Dinner. No matter what you choose, you will surely be impressed by the meals at Castle Farms.
A Storybook Inn – Versailles, Kentucky
If you’re looking for more of a B&B type ambiance, consider a stay at A Storybook Inn while in Versaille, Kentucky.
A Storybook Inn is the epitome of romance in Kentucky. This beautiful house is filled with art and décor that reflects its historic past. A Storybook Inn’s suites are themed after some of the greatest romance movies of all time, including “My Fair Lady”, “Casablanca”, “Gone with the Wind”, and “Somewhere in Time”.
The Casablanca room is my absolute favorite; the décor and theme is breathtaking plus Casablanca is one of my all-time favorite movies so I may be a bit biased. 🙂 Whichever is your favorite, a stay at the Storybook Inn will transport you right into these popular romantic films.
With the beauty of the Inn, the delicious breakfast served in the glass Conservatory (I highly recommend the Amaretto French Toast), and the many attractions nearby this will surely be the perfect spot for a romantic getaway with your significant other. Some nearby feature attractions include the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Irish Acre Antiques, Kentucky Horse Park, and the Rodeo.
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The Tree House at Shade Tree B&B – Columbia, Kentucky
Want to take a trip back to your teenage years with the love of your life? The Tree House at Shade Tree B&B is the perfect place to do so! Because you are in such close quarters this location really allows you to be cozy and spend quality time with your loved one while being in engulfed in the beauty of the nature surrounding you.
Spending your getaway in a tree house will have you and your honey feeling like two teenagers who snuck away to be alone. This destination is an ideal getaway in Kentucky for laidback romance where you spend the weekend having quality time together without the worry of planning activities or events to during your trip.
Kentucky Kingdom – Louisville, Kentucky
Who says a romantic getaway has to be filled with romantic dinners, walks in the woods, and spa treatments? Maybe you are a more adventurous couple and your idea of a romantic getaway with your loved one is a weekend filled with thrills and amusement. If that’s the case and the two of you are looking for a couples getaway in Kentucky filled with fun, then take a trip to Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
Be sure to check out some of the most popular rides and attractions including the 5-D Cinemas, Eye of the Storm, and Lightning Run. Keep in mind this spot is a seasonal option and is only available during the spring/summer months of the year so be sure to plan accordingly.
If you are planning a romantic getaway with your love, I highly encourage you to check out one of these Kentucky romantic trip spots. I would like to think there is something for every kind of relationship on this list. I hope you find the perfect place to take some time and enjoy the person you love, just the two of you!
About the Author: Courtney is a wife and mom based in Cincinnati who has extensively traveled around the tri-city area.