Missouri is best known for its miles and miles of lakes through the Ozarks nestled in the Ozark mountains. The lakes and shoreline offer many nautical adventures, and the mountains and rolling hills along the lake offer many rustic adventures. There are many places throughout the Ozarks that offer a romantic retreat.
There are also many other places in the state with romantic inns and hotels. Springfield, Kansas City, and St. Louis are just a few. When looking for an awesome romantic getaway in Missouri, there are many options. Whether you're looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, a luxurious city hotel, or fun in the mountains or on the lake, there are plenty to choose from.
20. Camden on the Lake
For couples who are looking for romance and fun, Camden on the Lake offers both. Camden on the Lake is one of the newest full service resorts at Lake of the Ozarks. The resort has 116 luxurious guest rooms. Guests can enjoy the one quarter mile of shoreline of the lake as well as the marina and water activities.
You can boat, sail, swim, or just relax by the lake. Guests of Camden on the Lake may enjoy the resort's spa. Guests also enjoy the swim up pool bar, H. Toad's Chill Bar, H. Toad's Pizza, H. Toad's Island restaurant, and H. Toad's Bar and Grill which offers delicious menu options and live entertainment.
19. Thousand Hills Golf Resort
If you and your significant other enjoy golfing, Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson is a romantic and fun getaway. The resort has three properties along Table Rock Lake. For a romantic weekend, there are secluded King Suites for couples. These luxurious suites offer comfortable king sized beds with luxury linens, kitchens, and modern amenities.
Guests of the resort can enjoy golf, pools, and a fitness center. Guests can enjoy nearby attractions and the beauty of the Ozarks.
18. Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast
The romantic and historic Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast is located in Carthage. The Queen Anne Victorian style home was built in 1863. It features a wrap around porch and nineteenth century architecture. Today the renovated bed and breakfast is filled with nineteenth century antiques.
There are five fully appointed and uniquely decorated guest rooms, each named for an author. These include Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, E.B. White, and Louisa May Alcott. The Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast hosts exciting murder mystery tours.
17. Southmoreland on the Plaza
Southmoreland on the Plaza is located in Kansas City where attractions include museums, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Southmoreland is a small, unique hotel that that offers privacy and comfort for its guests. The hotel has twelve guest rooms and a carriage house that is used for events.
Guest rooms have private baths with whirlpools, and wood burning fireplaces. There is a tree top deck. Guests enjoy strolling the gardens and fish pond or sitting on the Inn's' veranda while swinging on a porch swing. Guests have access to a nearby fitness center. The Southmoreland offers afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and evening hot beverages and sweet treats.
16. The Chase Park Plaza Hotel
The Chase Park Plaza Hotel is a high rise hotel located in St. Louis. It's also a place for a romantic getaway where you can enjoy the excitement of the city of St. Louis with the Gateway Arch, Budweiser Beer and sport's teams including the St. Louis Cardinals. The Chase Park Plaza Hotel was built in the 1920's and retains its art deco character.
Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter both stayed there. The hotel has 389 guest rooms. Each is decorated in simple elegance with comfortable bedding and thick white robes to wear. Many rooms have balconies. There are four on site restaurants, a spa, and a pool.
15. Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Springfield's Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historic Queen Anne Victorian home originally built in the 1890's. The original owners were the McCann family who loved to entertain. The next owners were the Jewell family. The home was renovated into a bed and breakfast in the late 1980's.
Today there is a main house, carriage house, and cottage house. The Inn has 12 guest rooms in the main house and carriage house, each with charming Victorian style and cozy comfort as well as modern amenities. Breakfast is served each morning a delicious breakfast is served in the main house.
14. The Inn On Crescent Lake
Located in Excelsior Springs, just a thirty minute drive from Kansas City, The Inn On Crescent Lake is a romantic place to spend time with your significant other. The Inn is a renovated 1915 Georgian mansion. It's located 22 acres along and has two beautiful natural ponds. There are ten luxury rooms with private baths.
Each room has modern amenities. Activities on The Inn's site include paddle boarding, fishing, and bird walking. There are great trails to stroll. Breakfast is served daily. This unique Inn is wonderful for couples who enjoy the outdoors and the period Georgian architecture.
13. The Raphael Hotel
The Raphael Hotel is a romantic getaway in Kansas City. The Marriott Autograph Collection hotel offers the best of Kansas City and the best of luxurious romance. After visiting Kansas City's museums, performing arts centers, shops and entertainment, wind down in luxurious comfort.
The Raphael offers a Romance Package which includes a comfortable guest room or suite, a bottle of wine and dessert for two, turn down service with rose petals scattered across the king sized bed, and breakfast for two in bed or at the Chaz Restaurant. The hotel's restaurant, Chaz, offers a menu with traditional Kansas City fare including prime Ribeye steak, beef tenderloin, and sour cream fried chicken.
12. Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast
Located just a short drive from downtown St. Louis, Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast is a romantic escape in time. The Queen Anne Victorian home was built in the 1890's and renovated into a quaint bed and breakfast. Guest rooms are cozy and comfortable with period decor and modern amenities.
There are several common areas decorated in period style with period antiques. Common rooms include the dining room, library, living room, sun porch, and backyard. The hosts of Forget Me Not offer complimentary snacks and beverages 24 hours a day and a delicious three course breakfast each morning.
11. Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa
Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa is located in Shell Knob in the 500 acre Mark Twain National Forest. The all inclusive resort offers the best of both worlds, rustic wilderness and elegant luxury. Guest rooms have king sized beds, deep soak tubs, and luxury amenities.
Enjoy the outdoors with activities including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Forest Rangers offer guided tours and water sport activities. Come back to a relaxing hot tub and a spa treatment. The restaurant offers breakfast including delicious pastries and egg dishes, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner.
10. The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Lodge of Four Seasons is located at the edge of Lake Ozark. It is the perfect romantic waterfront getaway. For the best romantic guest rooms, the Season Bay rooms are located next to the lodge. Each offers privacy with scenic lake views and deluxe amenities.
The Shiki Spa is the perfect place to relax together. You can enjoy strolling through the Japanese gardens or enjoying the full service marina. There is a pool with fountains. There are several dining options at the Lodge of Four Seasons offering everything from casual to elegant dining. These include the Lakeside Grille, Breezes Lobby Bar, Fire and Ice Patio and Bar, and HK's Restaurant.
9. Chateau On the Lake Resort
Chateau On the Lake Resort is located in Branson. The resort combines Midwestern hospitality with European elegance. The guest rooms feature granite countertops and plush bedding. Each has a private balcony overlooking Table Top Lake and mountains.
The Spa Chateau offers a variety of body treatments and romantic, relaxing couple's massage. There are five on site restaurants including the Chateau Grille which offers amazing views of the lake and mountains and the Atrium Cafe and Wine Bar which overlooks a waterfall and stream.
8. Westin St. Louis
Located in downtown St. Louis, the Westin is a romantic getaway with the perks of the city life. The hotel is located in the city's Italian District, "The Hill", within walking distance of the city's stadiums and a quick Metro ride to the city's major attractions.
The Westin is a red brick warehouse style hotel. The guest rooms were recently renovated. They are loft-like with high ceilings and large windows to let in the natural light. Clark Street Grill is located on the first floor of the hotel and continues the warehouse theme. The menu is traditional American with a modern twist with dinners including Dijon panko crusted salmon and Southwest seared tuna with mango salsa.
7. Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
Hilton's Promenade at Branson Landing is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy romance and fun. Branson Landing was recently transformed and is called the "Las Vegas of the Midwest". The Promenade has views of fountains dancing to choreographed music on Lake Taneycom.
The Hilton Promenade is charming and luxurious. A romantic feature of the hotel is its Celebration in Style Package which includes sparkling wine or cider upon arrival and daily breakfast for two. Guests have access to the pool, whirlpool, and health club. Branson Landing has shops, dining, and pubs.
6. Hotel Vandivart
Hotel Vandivart is located in Springfield. It was the first boutique style hotel in the city. The city features college campuses, an aquarium, and a wildlife museum. It is famous for Lambert's Restaurant, Ernie Biggs Piano Bar, and Park Central Square's fountains.
Guests walk through the Hotel Vandivart's "V" shaped door into an open concept lobby with modern decor including brick walls, tiled floors, and glass panels. It is located next to Springfield's Little Theater which hosts art and comedy tours. The hotel is home to The Order, a trendy restaurant with community tables made with re-purposed wood from the original building.
5. Fleur-de-Lys Mansion
The Fleur-de-Lys Mansion is located in St. Louis. The nineteenth century Inn has four guest rooms, each with individual boutique style charm and character. The guest rooms are called Forest Park, Reservoir Park, Botanical Garden, and Tower Grove Plaza.
Each room features a two person whirlpool en suite and luxurious bedding including lavender scented sheets. Rooms are luxurious and comfortable and features modern amenities. Guests of the Inn can enjoy strolling through the romantic gardens and nearby parks. The Fleur-de-Lys Mansion is located near St. Louis' tourist attractions. Daily breakfast features a menu of delicious French toast and egg dishes.
4. The Elms Hotel and Spa
The 125 year old Elms Hotel and Spa is located in Excelsior Springs, northeast of Kansas City. The original site was the back of farmland where the owner found its natural springs helped heal his ill daughter. There are twenty springs with forty varieties of mineral water.
Originally there were two hotels on the site but they burned down in 1898 and 1910. The current Elms Hotel was built in 1912. The Hotel underwent a $20 million renovation. Today it offers high end accommodations, luxury amenities, beautiful gardens, and a first class spa. The Spa is called The Grotto and is a modernized version of a Roman Bath. The Spa has dry and steam saunas, cold plunge and steam showers, hot tubs, and an exfoliation bar.
3. Big Cedar Lodge
Big Cedar Lodge is located in the mountains surrounding Table Rock Lake in the Ozarks. If you're looking for a remote rustic location for an awesome romantic getaway, Big Cedar Lodge is the perfect place. Located on 4,600 acres, guests can go horseback riding, hiking, golfing, and enjoy the luxury spa.
Guests can stay in lodge style guest rooms, cottages, or private log cabins. Guests can enjoy the scenic rolling hills from charming wooden chairs on the resort's porch. The Top of the Rock Restaurant overlooks scenic Dodgewood Canyon Park. Big Cedar Lodge is scenic, rustic, and private.
2. Hotel Frederick
Hotel Frederic is located in the historic downtown Boonville. The romantic, luxury boutique hotel is great for a romantic getaway. The hotel was built in 1905, re-purposed as a restaurant and later a Greyhound Bus Depot in the second half of the twentieth century. In the early 2000's, the Hotel was completely restored into a charming hotel.
The guest rooms are unique and feature modern amenities including plush guest robes and in room rain showers. The Fred Restaurant and lounge is on site and open for lunch and dinner. The town of Boonville has romantic side streets to stroll with art and antique stores.
1. The Inn At Hermannhoff
The Inn At Hermannhoff is one of the most romantic places to stay for a getaway. The historic Inn was built in the town of Hermann in the mid-nineteenth century. Fully restored, The Inn nestles in Missouri wine country. The 27 guest rooms at the Inn have a Bed and Breakfast's character. There are also hillside cottages.
The rooms at the Inn are charming and luxurious. The "Champagne Room" features wood burning fireplaces in the bedroom and bathroom where there's an overside shower and deep soaking tub. Guests can enjoy breakfast or massage in their room. The Inn has wine cellars and a restaurant, The Mill Steakhouse.
The Inn is within five miles from three wineries. If you want to relax with your partner, the Inn is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway.
Written by Liz Flynn
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