It might seem like a lot of fun to take an exotic trip to Hawaii or Europe, but these locations may not be within your budget or might even sound cliché. The truth is that you can experience an amazing and simultaneously economical honeymoon in many locations within the Midwest, where the winters typically provide a snowy landscape for hilly skiing and “winter wonderland” visuals, while the spring or summer seasons make the idea of soaking in an outdoor hot tub and sipping a bottle of Cristal as enticing as it could get.
To kick this blog off, here are my top 5 picks for honeymoon heavens within the heart of North America.
The Granville Inn in Ohio
If you’re looking for a little bit of history to liven your honeymooning experience, the Granville Inn, located in Granville, Ohio, is one of the premier locations for an historic atmosphere to serve as a backdrop for your romantic weekend. With elegant dining in their award-winning Oak Room restaurant, luxury spa and charming-yet-inexpensive suites in the style of “olde England,” adventurous couples are likely to enjoy this location for their post-wedding celebrations.
The Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites in Illinois
If you’re looking for an excellent time in Illinois for your honeymoon, consider the luxuries offered at The Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites in Willowbrook, Illinois. Just 18 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, you can travel to the city during the day and explore, and relax back at the lodge in the evening with your individual spa treatments. Many packages are available, including proposal packages to make popping the question as romantic as it gets, and honeymooners can enjoy massages together for up to 90 minutes. There’s no shortage of romantic dining in nearby Oak Brook, either.
Hotel Pattee in Iowa
Another ideal location for couples searching for an historic experience will find Perry, Iowa’s Hotel Pattee to be an excellent getaway. With a selection of classic, premier and full rooms, you’ll be able to enjoy a rich, relaxing experience on your honeymoon at this AAA, Four-Diamond hotel. Some notable attractions nearby to explore during the day include Pattee Park, with a stream that runs through, and Whiterock Conservancy, where couples can enjoy scenic hiking, horseback riding and biking on over 30 miles of trails.
Sundara Inn and Spa in Wisconsin
Located right outside the Wisconsin Dells, Sundara Inn and Spa is a luxury resort surrounded by amazing tall pines, with a winding road guiding guests to this hidden getaway. This oasis contains a long series of hot tubs and steam rooms, with the ideal privacy for a honeymoon. Couples can get candlelit massages together in the Spa Together room, and fireside champagne is also available at the pool area’s fire bowl.
Lutsen Resort in Minnesota
Right in Lutsen, Minnesota, Lutsen Resort accommodates couples looking for fun in the summertime or winter relaxation. Enjoy skiing or kayaking depending on the time of the year in Lutsen and enjoy a candlelit dinner in-town before lounging in the whirlpools or enjoy the warmth emanating from your room’s fireplace. You’ll find the romance you need in the perfect romantic getaway here.