14 Romantic Getaways in New York for an Idyllic Couples Retreat

From beach escapes to lakeside lodges

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Wildflower Farms

Love is in the air…but if you haven’t got a whiff of it yet, it’s probably because you and your SO are overdue for a couples retreat. Escape hectic urban life and all the mundane routines with one of these romantic getaways in New York and you’ll feel like you’re in the honeymoon phase again in no time. From historic castles perched on mountaintops to coastal resorts with your own private beach to luxurious city escapes overlooking Central Park, a heavenly escape for you and your partner awaits.

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Mohonk Mountain Resort/TripAdvisor

1. Mohonk Mountain Resort (New Paltz, NY)

  • Address: 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561-2814
  • Why We Recommend It: historic, natural beauty, lake and mountain views, luxe accommodations
  • Rates: from $805/night

This stunning Victorian castle, a National Historic Landmark, is perched atop a mountain at the edge of Lake Mohonk where guests can enjoy the pristine natural surroundings—either from the comfort of their room’s balcony, or with any number of outdoor activities that the resort will happily coordinate for you. The rooms are homey and the amenities are numerous—including a gorgeous indoor pool, tennis courts, a top-notch spa, and on-site restaurants serving farm-to-table food that highlights the Hudson Valley. Couples seeking a blissful and luxurious nature retreat will not be disappointed by Mohonk Mountain Resort.

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa/TripAdvisor

2. Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Rhinebeck, NY)

  • Address: 46 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1403
  • Why We Recommend It: romantic interior design, luxe accommodations, spa amenities
  • Rates: from $435/night

Located in the charming Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, Mirbeau Inn and Spa is a Parisian-inspired boutique hotel that will truly make you swoon. The rooms and suites are brimming with Old World French charm and feature romantic details like ornate, Victorian fireplaces, oversized French-style soaking tubs and Juliet balconies. Plenty of luxurious amenities are on offer, too, like high-end Italian linens and plush bathrobes that will come in handy when you head to the spa for a Mirbeau Glow Facial or French Sea Detox Body treatment. If you’re looking for a place to unwind and lounge in luxury, Mirbeau fits the bill.

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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

3. The Otesaga Resort Hotel (Cooperstown, NY)

  • Address: 60 Lake St, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-1042
  • Why We Recommend It: beautiful grounds, excellent on-site dining, lake views
  • Rates: from $194/night

Head to Cooperstown for a relaxing lakeside retreat at the historic Otesaga Resort, which is located on and boasts stunning views of Lake Otsego. The rooms are cozy and elegant, the restaurant, the sprawling grounds are seriously impressive, the service is warm and attentive, and the food served at the various on-site eateries is stellar. And golfers can tee off in the picturesque lakeside setting on one of the toughest courses on the East Coast. In short, this resort checks all the boxes.

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East Hampton Art House Bed and Breakfast

4. East Hampton Art House Bed and Breakfast (East Hampton, NY)

  • Address: 9 Bon Pinck Way, East Hampton, NY 11937-3001
  • Why We Recommend It: large rooms, beach access, beautiful grounds, luxe accommodations
  • Rates: from $550/night

This fairytale property in East Hampton is a far cry from your typical B&B; in fact, it’s more of a sweeping villa featuring secluded gardens, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with a jacuzzi and waterfall, plus generously-sized suites with every amenity under the sun. Guests also enjoy direct access to the private and pristine Clearwater Bay beach and the beautiful natural surroundings of the area set the mood for relaxation and romance.

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The Giacomo

5. The Giacomo (Niagara Falls, NY)

  • Address: 222 1st St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1238
  • Why We Recommend It: historic, luxe accommodations, natural beauty, sightseeing
  • Rates: from $106/night

This boutique hotel located in the popular honeymoon destination of Niagara Falls is an impeccably restored art deco stunner that looks like it was plucked straight from the Great Gatsby…and it has an air of luxury to match. Amenities include whirlpool baths, fireplaces and a Skyview room on the 19th floor with incredible views of the falls, which are located just an eight minute walk away and provide visitors with an awe-inspiring experience of nature.

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The Abbey Inn and Spa/TripAdvisor

6. The Abbey Inn and Spa (Peekskill, NY)

  • Address: 900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill, NY 10566-2286
  • Why We Recommend It: historic, scenic views, excellent on-site dining, spa amenities
  • Rates: from $359/night

Once the convent of the Epsicopal Sisters of Saint Mary’s, this hillside estate in the Hudson River Highlands is now a boutique hotel where guests can enjoy a welcome retreat from the city.  The property boasts grand banquet rooms, a full-service spa, a highly rated farm-to-table restaurant and striking views of the Hudson River. The historic charm and enchanting atmosphere of the Abbey Inn, coupled with the beauty of the natural surroundings, is a recipe for romance.

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Montauk Manor

7. Montauk Manor (Montauk, NY)

  • Address: 236 Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954-5249
  • Why We Recommend It: historic, ocean views, beach access, large suites with full kitchen
  • Rates: from $162/night

Perched atop a hill is this castle-like manor in Montauk—a historic landmark hotel that boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean and easy access to some of Long Island’s most beautiful and beloved beaches. The hotel consists of 140 condominium apartments, so you needn’t worry about being cramped, and the property is equipped with a full-service spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and a top-notch restaurant. (It’s worth noting, though, that every unit has a full kitchen, so you don’t have to spend your whole budget eating out three times a day.)

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Whiteface Lodge

8. Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY)

  • Address: 7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1275
  • Why We Recommend It: rustic and cozy vibes, all-season outdoor activities, natural beauty, on-site recreation
  • Rates: from $506/night

Whiteface Lodge is a woodland retreat in the heart of Adirondacks that offers guests an idyllic mountain stay in a cozy, rustic and well-appointed resort. Nature lovers and winter sports enthusiasts will delight in the resort’s prime location, just a stone’s throw away from the namesake lake and a short drive from the ski slopes of Whiteface. The property itself provides plenty of recreation opportunities as well, given that it boasts an ice skating rink, pool, tennis courts and bowling alley. Let’s just say you won’t be wanting for things to do in and around Whiteface Lodge.

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La Tourelle Hotel

9. La Tourelle Hotel (Ithaca, NY)

  • Address: 1150 Danby Rd Route 96B, Ithaca, NY 14850-9406
  • Why We Recommend It: nearby wine tasting, vibrant food scene, luxe accommodations, spa amenities
  • Rates: from $135/night

This resort in Ithaca is a perfect homebase for couples interested in tasting the world class wines of the Finger Lakes while taking in the natural beauty of the region, which boasts a whopping five state parks. The area is also renowned for its food scene and the restaurant at La Tourelle is rumored to have excellent fare. Reviewers also remark on the extremely plush and comfortable sleeping accommodations, the well-appointed rooms and exceptional spa services. Psst: Don’t leave without getting a couples massage at the August Moon Spa and consider booking the Tower Suite with mirrored ceilings if you’re feeling kinky.

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Wildflower Farms/TripAdvisor

10. Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resort Collection (Gardiner, NY)

  • Address: 2702 Main St, Gardiner, NY 12525
  • Why We Recommend It: pastoral setting, amazing food, spa amenities
  • Rates: from $899/night

Here, a luxurious farm stay in Gardiner that promises guests a serene and intimate stay. The resort’s restaurant, The Clay, gets rave reviews for its farm-fresh food and the spa pool, hot tubs and sauna are perfect for relaxing. The rooms are well-appointed and boast heated floors (a nice touch for winter visitors) and the 140-acre property is a bucolic paradise that promises to provide plenty of relief from urban life and set the mood for romance.

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The Plaza Hotel/Trip Advisor

11. The Plaza Hotel (New York, NY)

  • Address: 768 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
  • Why We Recommend It: urban location, close proximity to park, luxe accommodations, fine dining
  • Rates: from $730/night

New York City’s most iconic hotel is the definition of luxury and a perfect place for romance if an urban getaway is what you seek. The rooms are characterized by unparalleled elegance and luxury (think: 24-carat gold plated fixtures and mosaic tile floors in the bathroom, plus swoon-worthy European bedding) and the Palm Court restaurant, famous for its fancy afternoon tea service, offers a five-star dining experience that’s hard to forget. Best of all, the hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Central Park so lovebirds can easily escape the hubbub with a romantic stroll through an urban oasis.

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Capt. Thomson’s Resort

12. Capt. Thomson's Resort (Alexandria Bay, NY)

  • Address: 45 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
  • Why We Recommend It: scenic views, historic attractions, water activities
  • Rates: from $85/night

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly beach escape, this Alexandria Bay gem in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of northern New York can’t be beat. Take a boat ride to Heart Island (yes, it’s actually shaped like a heart) to see the historic Boldt Castle and stroll the grounds for a fairytale date and then settle into your breezy and modern suite at Capt. Thomson’s Resort and enjoy the river and castle views. There’s a heated pool, gazebo, central fire pit and access to intimate lunch and dinner cruises on St. Lawrence River.

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Gurney’s/Trip Advisor

13. Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa (Montauk, NY)

  • Address: 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954-5048
  • Why We Recommend It: beachfront retreat, ocean views, multiple on-site dining options
  • Rates: from $342/night

Enjoy direct access to 2,000 square feet of pristine private beach when you stay at Gurney’s—a beloved beachfront resort in Montauk, and the only resort in the popular vacation spot that welcomes guests year round. The resort boasts an indoor pool, seawater spa and bathhouse, fitness center and multiple on-site dining options that range from fancy to casual. (In the winter you can even get cozy in an igloo on the beach for a candlelit romantic dinner.) Needless to say, the room accommodations are also quite posh and every suite comes with panoramic ocean views.

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14. Mirror Lake Inn (Lake Placid, NY)

  • Address: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Why We Recommend It: scenic views, outdoor recreation, water activities, lakeside retreat
  • Rates: from $339/night

This sprawling Colonial-style estate is a favorite destination for couples, and it’s not hard to see why. Every room has a balcony with stunning views of both the lake and the surrounding Adirondack mountains; the inn (a rather modest moniker for such a palatial resort) has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a full-service spa and sauna, a private beach and gourmet on-site dining. The lakeside location of this mountain retreat also means there’s a boatload (no pun intended) of water activities for couples to enjoy and no shortage of hiking trails nearby.

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