While many couples create opportunities for romance at home, one of the best ways to enjoy a romantic time together is to go away for a break. It means they are away from the distractions, stresses, and strains of day-to-day life to get in the way of romantic moments. Every couple’s idea of what makes the perfect romantic getaway is different, as some people dream of a relaxing break, while others want to spend their time enjoying fun activities together. If you are taking a break in Oregon, you will find that there is accommodation to suit all needs and preferences. Here are 20 awesome romantic getaways in Oregon.
20. Running Y Ranch Resort, Klamath Falls
Running Y Ranch Resort is a 9600-acre operational ranch just outside Klamath Falls, which is about 30 minutes from the Lava Beds National Monument in California and an hour from the Crater Lake National Park. Within the vast grounds, there is plenty to enjoy during your stay, including horseback riding, golf, bicycle rentals, and seasonal ice skating. There is also a spa, a fitness center, and the Ruddy Duck Restaurant.
19. The Benson Hotel, Portland
If you prefer an urban getaway where you can enjoy shopping, dining out, and exploring the city’s activities and attractions, then one of the top accommodations in Portland is The Benson Hotel. It is a popular choice for dignitaries and celebrities alike due to the excellent amenities and the standard of the rooms. It is a historic landmark built in a European architectural style, and it screams stately elegance. One entering the hotel, visitors can enjoy entertainment and live jazz music in the lobby. The main dining venue in the hotel is The Palm Court. However, guests also have the choice to dine in El Gaucho, which is next door to the hotel. The Benson Hotel offers special packages for couples, which include treats such as chocolate-dipped strawberries and sparkling wine.
18. Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach
Stephanie Inn is a popular destination for honeymooners, partly because of its location in Cannon Beach, which is a quintessential seaside village on the Pacific Coast. The inn is close to Haystack Rock, which is one of the most iconic landmarks on Oregon’s coastline. Stephanie Inn is an oceanfront hotel, and many suites have balconies overlooking the water. Guests have the option to order a gourmet breakfast to enjoy in their rooms in the morning, and the Jacuzzi tubs mean they can take a romantic soak in the evenings. One of the best features of the inn is its exclusive Aveda spa.
17. Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa, Hood River
Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa sits on the banks of the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon, and it is approximately an hour from Portland. Some of the hotel’s features include an on-site spa, acres of gardens, Valentino’s Bar, and Simon’s Cliffhouse restaurant. The hotel is close to wineries, hiking and biking trails, Hood River Waterfront Park, Multnomah Falls, and orchards.
16. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend
Originally, McMenamins Old St. Francis School was a Catholic schoolhouse in Bend that was built in 1936. It was then converted into a luxury hotel with 60 guest rooms, an entertainment venue, an art gallery, a movie theater, a pub, and a brewery. Each of the guest rooms is individually designed and features ornate decoration. One of the hotel’s highlights is the heated saltwater soaking pool, which is in a room with an open ceiling so you can stargaze if you go for a swim at night.
15. Inn at the 5th, Eugene
Inn at the 5th is considered the best luxury boutique hotel in Eugene. The hotel is in a convenient location in the downtown district, which means guests are close to the city’s shops, restaurants, and attractions. However, there is no need for the guests to leave the hotel if they do not wish, as the hotel has an on-site French restaurant and a full-service spa. If it is available, book yourself into the balcony suite, as there is a balcony with views of the mountains that overlooks a terrace below where musicians perform each evening.
14. Cove Inn, Depoe Bay
Depoe Bay is a popular destination for whale watching, as grey whales migrate to the warm waters of Mexico in the summertime, and Depoe Bay is along their route on the Oregon coastline. The town also boasts the smallest navigable harbor in the world. Each room at the Whale Cove Inn has a private deck that overlooks the Whale Cove Habitat, where you will see whales, seals, and sea lions. Some of the features of the rooms include TempurPedic sleep systems, gas fireplaces, and rain-head showers. A complimentary breakfast is included in the stay. If you fancy heading into town, there are shops to visit and some excellent restaurants.
13. Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland
Trivago Magazine lists Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland as one of the best romantic getaways in Oregon. The hotel was built in 1925, and it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It sits at the base of the Cascade Mountains, yet it is only half a mile to the city’s entertainment and shopping corridor. Therefore, it suits both those who want an urban vacation and people who prefer a scenic break. One of the highlights of the hotel is the Waterstone Spa, which offers an array of treatments in the couple’s treatment room. For the ultimate romantic getaway, book the hotel lodging package for couples. It includes spa treatments, wine, chocolate, movie tickets for the local theater, and dining credits.
12. The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast, Joseph
For many couples, their idea of a perfect romantic getaway is spending time alone, and a remote location is the best way to do this. The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast offers rustic yet comfortable accommodation in a small town called Joseph, which is surrounded by countryside. There are views from the rooms of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains that you can enjoy from the comfort of a chair by the fire. The bed and breakfast is surrounded by rural landscapes to explore, including Wallowa Lake, where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, and high-altitude scuba diving.
11. Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Astoria
Once a fish cannery that extends 600-feet into the Columbia River, the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa was converted into luxurious accommodation to become one of the top venues for romantic getaways in Oregon. Guest rooms have private balconies so couples can snuggle up enjoying river views. Complimentary features and amenities include a continental breakfast, a sauna, wine receptions, a spa, a hot tub, a gym, meeting rooms, and location transport in a vintage 1930s car.
10. Sentinel Hotel, Portland
One of Portland’s most notable structures is the Sentinel Hotel, which was built in 1909. All the guest suites feature luxurious touches, but the best option for a romantic getaway is the City Terrace Suite, which is a top-floor suite with its own terrace overlooking the city with a firepit. An unusual but delightful element of a couple’s stay in this hotel is ordering gourmet ice cream that they can eat in their room. The hotel offers multiple unique flavors for you to try.
9. Hallmark Resort & Spa, Cannon Beach
The Crazy Tourist says that one of the top places for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway in Oregon is at the Hallmark Resort & Spa. It is a family-run establishment that has been operating for around 70 years. Its oceanfront position means guests have access to both Newport Beach and Canyon Beach. There is a multitude of facilities for guests, including an indoor pool, a saltwater pool, a spa, bike rentals, a sauna, an exercise room, and a business center. The hotel is adjacent to Haystack Rock and just over three miles from Ecola State Park.
8. Tyee Lodge, Newport
Those who enjoy coastal breaks for their romantic getaway may enjoy a stay at Tyree Lodge, which is in Newport along Oregon’s Coast. The rooms have a Native American theme, and they each have a private bathroom, Queen-size beds, and cozy chairs. An unusual feature of the rooms is the 40-square-feet of glass, which means the guests are treated to stunning views across the water when they wake in the morning. The rear garden is a peaceful spot where visitors can spend some quiet time, and a pathway leads to the beach and its tidepools. Breakfast is included in the price, and guests can book in-room massages.
7. Prospect Historic Hotel, Prospect
Prospect Historic House in Prospect is a good choice for those whose preference is to stay in characterful historic properties. Each of the ten rooms in the historic hotel is named after a notable person and has a theme. The rooms boast handmade quilts, private baths, and antique accessories. Prospect Historic Hotel is ideally located for accessing the local natural features, such as Rogue River and Crater Lake National Park.
6. SeaQuest Inn Bed & Breakfast, Yachats
The rooms at SeaQuest Inn feature cedar and glass, and guests can take in views of the four acres of surrounding grounds and the oceanfront on which the bed and breakfast is set. It has a great room where the guests eat their breakfast in the morning or sit in the evenings by the fireplace. The guest rooms have ensuite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and guests can relax on their private decks. A wraparound balcony is a perfect place for whale watching, and the oceanfront position of the hotel means guests can take romantic walks along the beach.
5. Wilson Ranches Retreat, Fossil
There are different experiences available if you choose to stay at Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil. Couples can either spend a relaxing break together or get active by involving themselves in ranch life. The working cattle and hay ranch spans 9,000-acres, and the six ranch-themed guest rooms are in the historic 1910 Sears Roebuck Ranch House, where there is also a spacious dining area and living room. Visitors enjoy exploring the ranch by hiking or horseback riding, and they will see animals grazing and various other wildlife. A family-style breakfast in the mornings is included in the price of the accommodation.
4. The Oxford Hotel, Bend
The Oxford Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Bend’s historic downtown. It combines luxurious comfort with eco-awareness, as it is powered by renewable energy. The elegant rooms boast soaking tubs, mini-fridges, organic pillows, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and microwaves. If you upgrade to a suite or deluxe room, there are separate living rooms and kitchens. Guests who stay at this hotel can enjoy the steam room, sauna, and free bike rental. The elegant on-site restaurant is 10 Below. If visitors want to explore the surrounding area, then the hotel is near Tumalo Falls and Mount Bachelor.
3. Brasada Ranch, Powell Butte
If your ideal romantic break involves staying in a remote location away from the crowds, then an excellent option is Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte. It is approximately 20 miles from Bend, and the ranch is set on 1,800-acres against the backdrop of the Cascade Mountains and overlooking the Oregon high desert. The upscale ranch boasts eight luxurious cabins with either balconies or private patios, which means guests can enjoy sitting in a serene setting while enjoying mountain views. Guests have use of both indoor and outdoor pools, and the latter has a water slide, a lazy river, and a waterfall. Other facilities include tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym, an 18-hole golf course, and four restaurants.
2. Tetherow, Bend
Couples who enjoy golf should consider staying at Tetherow in Bend, as it is set within a semi-private, award-winning, 18-hole golf course. Visitors can enjoy both urban and rural activities, as the resort is around four miles from both Bend and the Deschutes National Forest. At the resort, there is a hotel, a golf course, an events restaurant, and several gourmet restaurants. In the rooms, there are modern facilities, such as Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. There are also fireplaces, sofas, and balconies.
1. The Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg
According to Vacation Idea, the best place for a romantic getaway in Oregon is The Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg, which is around 40 minutes from Portland. It is set in 35-acres of vineyards in the Willamette Valley, and the vineyards play a part in the experience of staying in this venue. There are opportunities for wine tastings, and several of the hotel’s special packages revolve around wine experiences. However, there are also plenty of other activities for couples to enjoy together in the area, including hot air balloon rides, helicopter trips, biking, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, and gallery tours. If you prefer not to leave the inn, there is an indoor pool, an on-site art gallery, and a spa.
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