Kentucky is the finest place to get away with your special someone, whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just want to spend a special time away. The state is full of beautiful scenic locations, and history abounds in the locations and overnight lodging choices, and you can always be sure that you’ll experience the best in Southern hospitality. Below are 10 of the best couple’s resorts where you can ignite that spark again, create special memories, and have a memorable time together.
Located in the heart of horse country in Lancaster, the Ashley Inn is more than a bed and breakfast. It’s an experience in Southern hospitality designed to create memories. The place to have your wedding, anniversary, or just an intimate and beautiful place to spend a romantic weekend, guess rooms include five unique accommodations with private bath, patio, and separate TV and sleeping areas, all looking out at colorful and fragrant rose gardens with flowing fountains. The historic antebellum house was built in the mid-1840s and retains the glamour and elegance of that time. Sweetheart packages are available that could include dinner for two, live music, wine or champagne, and a roses. What a beautiful and timeless gesture for the one you love.
Centrally located in the state, A Storybook Inn is like a fairy tale come true. Versailles, Kentucky is home to this two-story brick home that has seen numerous changes over time. Bright and cheerful, it is a true example of fantasy meets reality with the well-maintained hardwood floors and hand-cast plaster crown molding, restored rooms and richly decorated interior. Outside, there are finely landscaped lawns, flowering trees, and roses, with stone walkways that are perfect for the hand-in-hand leisurely stroll. You’ll fall asleep at night in each other’s arms dreaming of your own fairy tale, and wake up fresh-squeezed orange juice, chocolate-covered strawberries, hand-whipped cream, muffins, breads, freshly ground coffee and a variety of fruit. You might be treated to a Tuscan spinach artichoke quiche or Eggs Benedict, but whatever you have, you’ll remember it long after you’ve eaten.
When it comes to romantic outdoor settings and plenty of ways to spend time together with your loved one, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is one of the best choices in the state. Located in Corbin, Kentucky, this is nature at its finest. You’ll find DuPont Lodge with the charm of backwoods country hemlock and knotty pine post and beam construction, and 51 rooms from which to choose the perfect view. Winner of Kentucky Living Magazine’s prestigious Reader’s Choice Award for best Selfie Location, Horseback Riding, and Vacation Getaway, this is the place to come for a relaxed and scenic time. Riverview Restaurant is located on site and provides a romantic ambiance and delicious menu items using locally grown meats and produce and homemade desserts.
The balance between city life and relaxation has never been more convenient than at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Relax in luxury with amenities like the spa where you can get a couple’s massage, special body treatments, or other special hair and salon services. Or you and your loved one might want to exercise together in the fitness center or in the indoor or outdoor pool. If you want to venture out, there’s horseback riding, walking, biking, and jogging trails, Kentucky Horse Park, Kenneland Race Track, several historic homes, museums, distilleries, and much more.
There are so many things to do in Bardstown, Kentucky. You can start your romantic couple’s weekend by checking in to the award-winning Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast featuring the Bourbon Bar and Day Spa. Located in a beautiful and very historic part of the state, you’ll stay in one of the 10 spirit-themed rooms and be treated to a special bourbon-themed breakfast each morning. There are always specials and events to enjoy, but the innkeepers will help customize tours and other parts of your stay as well. You’re close to Stephen Foster’s My Old Kentucky Home, several distilleries that give tours, and not far from other historic parks and battlefields.
Located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, Galt House Hotel is the epitome of all things luxurious. This lovely waterfront hotel offers a unique experience, whether you’re looking to put a little fire and romance into your relationship, sample the state’s famous adult beverages on the Bourbon Trail, or partake in the amazing culinary offerings of restaurants that have Southern traditional cuisine and creative takes on those favorites. Built in 1865, this hotel has the largest geothermal heating and air conditioning systems in the world. You’ll have full use of the free Wi-Fi and concierge services, Xhale Salon & Spa, parking and transportation, and modern fitness center and outdoor pool. You can customize your stay with a bottle of champagne, in-room breakfast for two, and late check-out.
Known as the area’s first resort, Big Bear Resort in Benton, Kentucky, just might make your fall in love all over again! There are over 52 acres of gorgeous lakeside and wooded surroundings that was built in 1948, and there are several different overnight accommodation styles from which to choose. You might want a lakeside condo, a townhouse, a cozy cottage, or a rustic chalet. There’s a dock for your boat or you can rent one and take an adventure out on the Kentucky Lake. You can go fishing, swimming, hiking, or just relax on the beach soaking up the sun. Modern, convenient, and clean, you’ll have all the time you need to relax and reconnect with your special someone.
You might consider renting a rustic cabin in the woods to be a romantic resort getaway, but Scenic Cabin Rentals will change your mind. Located in Slade, Kentucky, there’s no better place to get away from the everyday demands of life and reconnect with your loved one than in a charming and private cabin by Spirit Lake. Close to the Red River Gorge, one of the most beautiful places in the state, you’ll have your own log cabin (with modern conveniences), a hot tub for those intimate evenings, and a front porch where you can sit outside after dark and count the stars together. You can cook inside in the fully equipped kitchen or outside on the gas grill. Whatever you can dream, you can experience here at Scenic Cabin Rentals for a remarkable time away.
Surrounded by not one, but two beautiful lakes in the western part of the state, Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers, Kentucky is a gorgeous place to celebrate love and enjoy the company of that special someone. With amenities that include a full kitchen, TV, outside gas grill, washer and dryer, and a breathtaking view of the lake or woods, some units have a fireplace for cozy evening snuggles. You can stroll along the beach, take a boat trip across the lakes, play tennis, swim in one of the two pools, and relax with a couple’s massage at the Jade & Earth Spa located on premise. But the best thing about Green Turtle Bay Resort is the memories you’ll make together.
This adults-only getaway is a fully restored Victorian home complete with wrap-around porch, usable library, original wood molding throughout the house and a grand stairway in the central hall. Mentz Hotel sat on the location originally and carried passengers to Mammoth Cave on a regular basis, and you can still hear the rumble of trains as they pass by in front of the inn. Each of the 11 guest rooms is decorated in Victorian furnishings and has a view overlooking one of the many gardens on the property. Breakfast each morning is served family style and might include fresh fruit, juice, scrambled eggs, bacon, and French toast.