Paris is also in Tennessee, but many people don’t think of it in the same way they feel about the city in France. Similarly, people don’t consider Indiana as an optimal state for romance and true love. After all, they’re better known for the Indy 500. However, scattered throughout the state in small towns and significant metropolises are places unique to the state and, better still, great places to spend some quality time with the person you love. One of the most important things when traveling, especially if you’re looking to ignite a spark with your love, is the perfect place to stay. Then it would be best if you found somewhere with activities you can both agree on. These are the 20 Best Romantic hotels for getaways in Indiana.
20. The Iron Gate Inn – Madison
This location was once a Federal-style home built in 1840. It’s also someplace you will never feel crowded since it only has three rooms. The hotel also provides a candlelit breakfast in your room. You’ll undoubtedly need it since the city has many shops, wineries, and several historical sites to explore.
19. Fort Harrison State Park Inn – Indianapolis
Adventure awaits when you book a trip to this location. The inn is historic and located near a 1700 acre park. There are several different options when staying at the hotel. You can choose one in the main lodge or several on-site houses if you prefer even more romance. Additionally, a package includes breakfast and dinner for two and a bottle of wine and chocolates in the evening. If you love to hit the links, you can check out the nearby golf course, #3 in the state.
18. Conrad – Indianapolis
The Conrad is part of the Hilton chain but doesn’t have quite the corporate feel, so you probably won’t feel like you’re at just another hotel. The hotel features an indoor pool. The hotel also focuses on minor details, including down quilts on king-sized beds, bath slippers, and black-out curtains. Throughout Indianapolis, you’ll find a wide range of activities. However, paintings dot the walls on the first and second floors of the hotel. So, if you feel like staying in, you’ll get a little taste of the area without leaving your hotel.
17. The Oliver Inn – South Bend
This hotel feels like a scene from a romantic movie. After all, every nook and cranny in the Victorian decor, complete with a winding staircase. It’s not just limited to the hotel; outside, there are walkways shaded by canopies and floral pathways that may even transport you to Paris in the spring. Most of the rooms have clawfoot tubs and fireplaces for additional ambiance. According to Trivago Magazine, a nearby restaurant called Tippecanoe Place prides itself on being similar to a supper club at the turn of the century. While exploring in South Bend, you’ll find the town also has much of the same Victorian charm with places that have live piano music and others that serve romantic candlelight breakfasts.
16. The Joseph Decius Farmstead Inn – Roanoke
For people who live in the city and crave a slower pace, travel to this destination. You’ll stay in a restored 1884 farmhouse. Each of the six rooms has a private bath. While there you can enjoy the serenity. However, if you’ve always wanted to work on a farm, the people at the inn are more than happy to let you help. You’ll even learn about things like raising cattle and animal husbandry. Don’t worry; this isn’t the only activity in the area. The Joseph Decuis Restaurant offers farm-to-table cuisine and different shops to explore in the nearby downtown area.
15. The Story Inn – Story
You’ll love not only the Inn but also the surrounding area. After all, it’s steeped in history. The hotel’s land was founded in 1851, and the land grant signed by Midred Pierce stands in front of the hotel. The town of Story was a logging community and has many scenic trails to explore. However, you may not want to leave the inn. It still maintains its rustic charm while also serving some exceptional gourmet cuisine.
14. New Harmony Inn – New Harmony
If you want an excursion from your getaway, you will undoubtedly love this inn. It’s two hours to St. Louis or Lexington. However, likely, you’ll never make it further than the inn. It has 90 guest rooms, and some have fireplaces adding to the charm. It also features impressive lake views. If you and your love want even more privacy, you can choose one of the cabins on the property. It’s located on the Wabash River with many romantic trails winding around the river, complete with beautiful gardens to explore.
13. The Mary Rose Farm and Retreat – Bristow
If you and your significant other are feeling adventurous, you can travel to this location. Instead of a room, suite, or cabin, you’ll stay in a yurt similar to a tent, making it more like glamping than a leaky tent. After all, each has central heating and air conditioning as well as a microwave. Don’t worry. You’ll still get a rustic vibe since showers are outdoors and there is a charcoal girl. If you don’t feel like barbequeing, the farm serves many farm-to-table options such as veggie quesadillas and Amish popcorn.
12. At Home In The Woods – Chesterton
This is one location you’ll never need to leave during your vacation and one you’ll have trouble checking out of when it’s over. On the property are four acres of woods, idyllic gardens, and even a wetlands area. While there you will also enjoy your rooms. There are only three, and each has a steam shower, whirlpool tub, and a fireplace. Additionally, you can take a swim in the pool, or if you want to learn something new while on vacation, you can sign up for cooking lessons. If you want to check out more of your surroundings, you can head to Dunes State Park or the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
11. Morris Inn – South Bend
Indiana may not be the first spot you think of when you consider staying at a romantic hotel. However, this one is a four-star diamond and is in the top 5% of hotels in the country. According to The Crazy Tourist, the hotel is the “living room of the University” since it’s near the University of Notre Dame. It’s not the only historical sight in the areas. After all, if you stay here, you’ll notice the hotel still maintains its opulence from a bygone era.
10. That Pretty Place Bed and Breakfast – Milberry
When you hear a name like this, it’s hard not to think about hearts, flowers, and romance, and this bed and breakfast certainly delivers. Much of Indiana is Amish country, including this location, so it will help you get back to the simpler things in life. Each room has a queen-sized bed with a private bath. While vacationing on 37 acres, you can simply breathe the fresh air and relax. If you choose the “sweetheart package,” you and your other half will also enjoy a one-hour massage. Each day you stay, you’ll also enjoy a delicious hot breakfast.
9. Market Street Inn Bed And Breakfast – Jeffersonville
If your idea of relaxing and romance is to sit on a porch and watch the world go by, check out this bed and breakfast. It’s located on in the middle of Amish country so you can expect delicious eats and treats. Market Street Inn also serves a three-course breakfast. Even though the inn is lovely with large rooms, each with a fireplace and private bath, don’t forget to take in the surrounding area. Like many other cities on this list, there are plenty of museums to learn about local history, shops, and theatre. However, this location has something special, a golf course.
8. Cornerstone Inn – Nashville
Unlike its Tennessee counterpart, Nashville, Indiana, isn’t known for country music. However, it is home to this inn and a lot of fun activities. The Cornerstone Inn is an eclectic series of guest rooms, including a log cabin, studio apartment, and 35 rooms in the central hotel. Even though there is shopping, dining, and art galleries a short distance away, don’t forget the inn serves a full breakfast, afternoon snacks, and a sweet treat before you go to bed.
7. Nestle Inn – Indianapolis
According to Nestle Indy, this is “not your grandma’s B&B.” Although many people think quaint and small-town when they hear bed and breakfast, you won’t find that here. While there, you’ll enjoy modern amenities and a staff whose main priority is to ensure you have everything you need without feeling like they’re hovering. Another benefit to this spot is that it helps support the local economy. Plus, there are so many activities to do in Indianapolis. Nestle Inn is close to Mass Ave and within walking distance to The Murat Theatre and Old National Center. Additionally, there are other live plays, shopping, and even a winery nearby.
6. Serenity Springs – La Porte
If you and your sweetheart are constantly on the go, an 85-acre ranch may be the perfect place for romance and unwinding. Serenity Springs also offers many romantic options like a carriage ride around the property. You can also go on day hikes or rent a bike for the nearby trails.
5. JW Marriott – Indianapolis
Many of the places on this list are historical. However, if you want something modern with plenty of nearby sites, this may be the best option. The Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, and the Indianapolis Colts Stadium are all nearby. If you prefer quieter spots, there are many museums in the city. The hotel houses numerous dining options as well as a fitness center. It also has a romance package featuring champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, turndown service, and breakfast for two.
4. Ceasars Southern Indiana – Elizabeth
Sometimes you take a chance on romance. So, why not have a fun weekend with your sweetheart and try your luck at the casino. According to This Is Indiana, the casino has over 2000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. You won’t even need to leave the hotel if you don’t want to. The rooms are beautiful, and there are many restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal.
3. Omni Severin Hotel – Indianapolis
This hotel opened in the early 1900s and is the longest-running hotel in Indiana. Although it doesn’t have the historical charm of other hotels since it’s fully refurbished, the Indianapolis Symphony is nearby. What could be more romantic than a weekend of luxury and fantastic music? You can continue your cultural tour at the Museum of Art. Or, if you want to spend a day relaxing at the hotel, there is a heated indoor pool.
2. The Kitner House Inn Bed & Breakfast – Corydon
History buffs will love this inn, built-in 1873. It even has a famous guest, Abraham Lincoln. There are 14 different rooms, all with a beautiful collection of antiques and private baths. You don’t need to worry about staying connected. The Kitner House Inn offers free wireless internet. According to Kitner House, a piano and organ are in the central area, adding ambiance. For a fun outing, you can explore the nearby town of Corydon. Even a local winery, Turtle Run, boasts 15 acres of vines and a selection of over 235 wines.
1. Charley Creek Inn – Wabash
This hotel is located in Wabash but is near three major cities; Indianapolis, Chicago, and Columbus. That makes it a wonderful place to get away while still taking in the sites in larger cities. However, if you prefer to stay at the hotel and enjoy a weekend of relaxation, Charley Creek Inn is a mecca for culinary delights. It features a Wine and Cheese Shop and an Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop. Make sure to check out the regional wines, craft beer, and gourmet cheese. If you prefer sweet treats, there are retro candies and milkshakes.