Whether you are looking for a ski weekend, a lakeside retreat, a charming inn in the White Mountains, small-city fun in Portsmouth, or a seacoast getaway, you can find what you are looking for with these romantic getaways in New Hampshire. No matter what the season, we have scoped out the perfect spots to escape with your significant other in the Granite State.
Grab a glass of wine and your partner and start dreaming about your next romantic New Hampshire getaway today. You can also find more ideas with these New England romantic getaways.
Romantic Getaways in Southern New Hampshire
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Ale House Inn, Portsmouth
For a historic seaport getaway, head to charming Portsmouth for a short city break stay at the hip Ale House Inn. Located in the historic Portsmouth Brewing Co. building, The Ale House Inn is Portsmouth’s premier boutique, urban inn. Centrally located in the Market Square district, Ale House is surrounded by all the shops, restaurants, cafes, and historic sites that Portsmouth has to offer.
This ten-room boutique Portsmouth hotel features brick-walled spaces and a contemporary, loft-like feel for the charm of a small inn without the dated decor that sometimes comes with staying in a historic building. Instead, where wooden kegs once rested, guest rooms were designed to offer a unique blend of urban design and refined comfort.
Getaway House, Epsom
What better way to get cozy than escaping to a tiny house retreat? Getaway House is the latest trend in unique tiny cabins offered as getaways from major cities across the United States. These tiny cabins in southern New Hampshire make a perfect weekend getaway from Boston, just 1.5 hours away. There are a collection of tiny cabins spread across 20 acres.
Each cabin offers AC and heat, a two-burner stove, one or two queen beds, sink, a shower, private toilet, chairs and picnic tables, fresh linens, cooking supplies, bathroom amenities, and a campfire grate for cooking. There are 43 cabins in all, with plenty of outdoors to explore nearby including Northwood Lake and Oak Hill hiking trails.
The Hotel Concord, Concord
The Hotel Concord, a AAA Four-star property, is the area’s first lifestyle hotel. For couples seeking an urban getaway without all the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, Hotel Concord offers visitors to the Capital City both classic elegance and the modern comforts of a small independent hotel. The hotel occupies the fourth and sixth floors of the Capital Commons building right in the heart of historic downtown Concord, steps away from the State House.
The Hotel Concord has 38 guestrooms, each a different size and shape, evoking a modern, sophisticated, New Hampshire aesthetic. Each room is quiet, features high ceilings, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light and offer downtown and river views. Many come with balconies overlooking downtown Concord and all feature the amenities you’d expect from a luxury hotel including large flat-screen HD televisions, Alexa enabled devices, complimentary high-speed internet, mini-refrigerators, and oversized bathroom featuring luxury products, plush robes, and comfortable slippers.
In downtown Concord you have plenty of great boutique shopping, exceptional dining opportunities, and historical sites to visit.
Tuxbury Tiny House Village, South Hampton
Another “small” getaway option is to Tuxbury Tiny House Village is just an hour north of Boston on the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border in South Hampton, New Hampshire at the Tuxbury Pond RV Resort. South Hampton is home to two of the area’s favorite vineyards and wineries. This is perfect for an unusual but affordable romantic getaway.
You will also be within easy reach of apple orchards, farms, and a one-of-a-kind restaurant. For summer visits, Hampton Beaches (named the country’s best boardwalk) are only 30 minutes away.
There are five Tiny House options to choose from, ranging from 180 to 275 square feet. Just keep in mind that the Tiny House Village is open seasonally, so better for a summer getaway than a Valentine’s Day retreat.
See my full review of the Tuxbury Tiny House Village
Romantic Getaways in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region
Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London
The Inn at Pleasant Lake has a breathtaking setting on Pleasant Lake with views of Mt. Kearsarge, just one mile outside of the small town of New London in New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. This historic venue has been offering hospitality for over 150 years.
The Inn offers a world class five-course dining experience at its fine dining restaurant – Oak & Grain. The chef personally engages with dinners to guide their culinary journey through a locally-sourced, farm-to-table dining experience. The Inn at Pleasant Lake consistently rakes in accolades from Best Bed & Breakfast to Best Lakeview Dining to Best Romantic Getaway.
To make your getaway special, the Inn at Pleasant Lake offers convenient packages to make your experience memorable from the wine and dine special to the date night or romantic escape package.
Pickering House, Wolfeboro
Pickering House Inn is a romantic New England inn in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region located in the village of Wolfeboro on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Opened in August 2018, the Pickering House Inn features ten luxury guest rooms and suites, each with a unique design (six features gas stoves or fireplaces).
Guests can also enjoy common areas including the Library and the Lounge, each with marble fireplaces offering the perfect spot to snuggle up with a book and glass of wine.
The Gathering Kitchen is the spot for homemade breakfasts and evening cocktails and treats – and beginning in January, the inn will host Demonstration Cooking Dinner evenings on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Located just two hours from Boston, Wolfeboro offers 100 miles of cross-country ski trails in the winter and endless lake activities in the summer.
Mills Falls at the Lake, Meredith
The town of Meredith, New Hampshire is an ideal destination for couples, offering classic mountain appeal, a cozy rustic atmosphere, and fun activities such as skiing at Gunstock Mountain. Mill Falls at the Lake is a timeless resort situated on the western shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, offering inviting accommodations and unparalleled lakeside views for those seeking a romantic New England getaway.
For couples, Mill Falls offers a Romance Package where guests can enjoy a romantic winter getaway for two. Snuggle up and enjoy the picturesque, frosted scenery of Lake Winnipesaukee from the comfort of a lakeside room, some of which feature crackling fireplaces and two-person jetted baths. The package includes chocolates, sparkling wine, and a bath bomb to enjoy.
Nearby, guests can also enjoy the Mill Falls Marketplace with boutique shops, the resort’s award-winning Cascade Spa, and various dining options that offer everything from cozy comfort food to rustic Italian cuisine.
The Inn at Golden Pond, Holderness
This impressive New Hampshire bed and breakfast offers a warm and inviting romantic experience. Just minutes from Squam Lake, the Inn on Golden Pond is located at the northern edge of the Lakes Region and in the foothills of the White Mountains, less than two hours from Boston. Originally built as a private colonial home it now serves the public as an eight-room country inn.
The Inn is surrounded by acres of woodland, offering guests possible glimpses of deer, bear or moose. During the day, guests spend time hiking in the wilderness or kayaking in secluded coves, followed by evenings enjoying world class theater or gourmet dining.
Other nearby winter activities include ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding.
Romantic Getaways in the White Mountains
Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, Jackson
The Christmas Farm Inn & Spa, located in Jackson, NH looks as if it came straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie, or a Christmas card, making it perfect for a winter weekend getaway. Set in the heart of the White Mountains, this historic inn began its life over 200 years ago as a working farm. It became an inn in the 1940s, and several owners later, it is a premier romantic destination for couples looking for a getaway or for the perfect backdrop to their wedding.
Couple will enjoy relaxing at the on-site Aveda Da Spa or enjoying a delicious meal and drinks at the restaurant and lounge. The Inn offers a special Romance Package, which includes a two-night stay, dinner and breakfast for two, two spa treatments, and a bottle of champagne.
Nearby, you can enjoy exploring the quaint village of Jackson, including a visit to nearby Jackson Falls as well as the Honeymoon Bridge, named one of the most photographed covered bridges in the world. This area is also great to explore during fall foliage season, with plenty of hiking in the White Mountains. You can also hop on board the The Conway Scenic Railroad or head over to Cranmore Mountain Resort, which offers skiing, snow tubing, and a mountain coaster, plus summer and fall activities. For those couples who like to bargain shop, the Settlers Green Outlet Center is only a 15-minute drive from the Inn.
The Glen House, Gorham
The Glen House is an award-winning, 68-room hotel at the base of Mt. Washington and next to Great Glen Trails adventure center. Welcoming to both couples and their furry friends, The Glen House offers a “Snow in Love” romance package in the winter that includes a keepsake blanket, welcome cocktails, and a welcome treat. Dogs are welcomed with a nightly pet fee of $20, which includes the use of a doggie bed and water bowl, as well as treats.
Adjacent to The Glen House is the legendary Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, which offers world-class cross-country skiing, snowshoe and fat biking trails, a snow tubing hill, as well as a fully equipped ski shop for rentals and other gear. Guests can also book a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach, to reach the top of the highest peak in the Northeast. Minutes away from The Glen House, there’s also alpine skiing at Wildcat Mountain and its sister resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, part of Vail resorts for the Epic Passholders.
When you are ready to warm up, The Glen House’s bar was named “The Most Beautiful Bar in New Hampshire” by Architectural Digest, offering a fireplace and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the snow-covered Presidential Range. There’s also a fitness area and indoor pool and outdoor firepits for après ski.
Adair Country Inn, Bethlehem
The Adair Country Inn and Restaurant is a historic inn built in 1927 as a wedding gift for the owner’s daughter. The colorful and stunning gardens that grow around the property were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the man who designed Central Park in NYC. Now, the inn serves as a romantic and intimate retreat for adults only and offers an add-on Romance Getaway Package which includes candles, flowers, champagne and treats to share.
The Adair features a cozy dining room, complete with a fireplace, serving up flavorful New England-style cuisine. Meals can also be enjoyed al fresco on the outdoor garden patio, or in the cozy library pub. The Inn offers 15 guestrooms and suites, each with its own individual decor.
Guests of the Adair are close to the trail system at the Rocks as well as to the town of Littleton, where they can enjoy a day of walking its historic Main Street, browsing the local shops, enjoying a wood-fired pizza and beer tasting at Schilling Beer Co., or taking a leisurely and romantic stroll across the Ammonoosuc River via the Riverwalk Covered Bridge.
Snow Village Inn, Eaton
Snowvillage Inn is just five minutes from the popular town of North Conway in the White Mountains. Snuggled on the slopes of Foss Mountain, the Inn offers sweeping views of Mount Washington and the entire Presidential Mountain Range.
Snowvillage Inn has three separate buildings with a variety of rooms, some of which have fireplaces and most have views of the mountains. Guests of the Main Inn also receive a hearty breakfast with homemade baked goods and a hot entree every morning.
The Romantic Valentine’s Day package includes two nights of lodging, a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Max’s Restaurant, a chilled bottle of Prosecco and artisan cheese platter, champagne tasting and pairing on Saturday night, breakfast each morning, and use of snowshoes.
The Innkeeper, Jennifer Kovach, has created a Lover’s Lane on the Inn’s 10 kilometers of snowshoe trails. Along the trails, there are various stops in the woods that ask lovers to express their feelings for each other and reaffirm their love for their relationship.
The Wentworth, Jackson
The Wentworth is a historic 61-room inn located in the heart of Jackson, NH, just steps away from rolling mountains, rushing rivers and covered bridges. This recently refurbished country inn features two dining venues which include a full-service restaurant named 1869 Room, and Alpine, a new modern tavern with a specialty menu of bourbons and whiskeys.
There are 20 spa suites with private outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor heated pool, spa services, clay tennis court, lawn games, and mountain bikes, as well as electric bike rentals. In the winter, guests will find on-property ice skating and snowshoes, access to nearby downhill skiing facilities, and cross-country skiing trails at the neighboring Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.
The Wentworth now offers a Whirlwind Romance package, which features a two-night stay in a Spa Suite featuring an outdoor hot tub, as well as text messaging access to the inn’s Romance Hotline, a chilled bottle of prosecco and assorted local chocolates in-room, one four-course dinner for two at the hotel’s 1869 Room, hot breakfast for two with mimosas daily, late check-out (1pm) and hot tub turndown service.
Guests can choose from a menu of add-ons such as couple massages, guided hikes, in-room flower deliveries, seasonal horse drawn carriages for two, helicopter ride over the White Mountains, and much more. The package is available now through July 2024.
Lumen Nature Retreat, N. Woodstock
Lumen Nature Retreat is a 20-acre property in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with 35 waterfront campsites, making for a unique romantic getaway. The accommodations range from rustic to comfortable with six A-frame tent sites, nine Safari tent sites, and 20 Nordic-inspired cabins on wheels. The property is open year-round and the cabins offer both heating and air conditioning. Each campsite has two Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, and a stainless steel smokeless fire pit and the tents also have private hammocks.
The campgrounds also feature a shared bathhouse, two Nordic saunas, and a communal fire pit on a peaceful pond setting. Located just minutes from Lincoln and Woodstock, Lumen is a great destination for explore Franconia Notch State Park and the White Mountains.
The Bernerhof Inn Bed & Breakfast, Glenn
A historic bed and breakfast, The Bernerhof Inn is perfect for romantic weekends away and relaxing retreats. Tastefully decorated and furnished, this White Mountain resort combines rich décor with a wealth of amenities.
Whether you’re skiing, climbing, hiking, or simply reading books by the fireplace, The Bernerhof welcomes couples year-round with twelve individually decorated guest rooms, each unique and inviting. All rooms include a private bath and several have a king-size brass bed, fireplace, and luxury tub.
The Serenity Wellness Spa at the Inn offers customized massages focused on relaxation, rejuvenation, muscle repair, and overall wellness, including couples’ massages. A stay at The Bernerhof includes a fabulous breakfast with an array of juices and fresh fruit, homemade goodies, and a different hot entrée daily. Couples can also enjoy bar drinks and snacks in the tavern, or sign up for a cooking class at the Taste of the Mountains cooking school at the Bernerhof.
Huttopia White Mountains, North Conway
For something truly unique, book a stay at Huttopia White Mountains near North Conway. Choose between a classic glamping tent or the more solid chalets for a fun glamping experience. This is perfect for couples that want to “rough it”, but not too much.
Cook meals over an open fire or use the small camp stove provided with your tent. You can even choose whether or not to select a tent with a bathroom (we vote yes!). On-site, you can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, basketball, and other games. And if you don’t feel like cooking, the food truck at the lodge serves up pizza, crepes, sandwiches, and more.
Huttopia is close to all the White Mountain attractions from hiking to scenic drives, but it is only open seasonally so book early for a stay in the early summer or early fall.
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