9 Unique Getaways That Are Sure to Ignite Romance

Looking to spend an unforgettable weekend with your sweetie? Stay in a treehouse, a tepee or one of these other unusual places.

By: Jacquelyn McGilvray

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Your Own Private Island

Picture this romantic setting: the two of you alone on a tropical island. You’re the only inhabitants, not a sole around. You can skinny dip all day long and watch the sunset at night. Even though this island is void of other people, it’s not lacking amenities. The rental of this two-bedroom home includes use of a 17’ center-console boat and kayaks so you can explore your acquatic surroundings. The home is equipped with a full kitchen, walk-in shower with ocean view, and a fire pit.

Fire Tower in the Forest

One of West Virginia’s oldest state forests, Seneca State Forest borders the stunning Greenbrier River. The park offers 23 miles of hiking and biking trails perfect for the adventurous couple. The forest’s secret gem is the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower, which offers the perfect escape. You can rent the tower overnight and get a star-gazing experience you'll never forget. The 14-by-14-foot space contains living and sleeping quarters for two.

Amour in the Air

For the travel loving couple, this cozy rental located in Stockholm is the ultimate romantic getaway. This studio apartment is located directly next to the runway so it offers panoramic views of planes taking off and landing. Designed by the Swedish artist Cilla Ramnek, the apartment's design mixes 1960s retro with the classic charm of Swedish interior design.

Treehouse Hotel

Minutes from downtown Atlanta, the Treehouse Hotel consists of three separate rooms, each connected by rope-bridges. The bed is equipped with wheels so it can be rolled out onto a platform to overlook the stream below.

Love by the Sea

With unparalleled views of the rugged North Coast, The Keeper's Room at the Lighthouse is perfect romantic retreat for two. The private room and bathroom are located in the back of the head lightkeeper's house, which formerly housed the head lightkeeper and his family when the lighthouse still required onsite management. While you won't be actually sleeping in the lighthouse, free tours of the lighthouse and museum are included.

High-Style Glamping

If your honey's idea of roughing it is a hot soak in the tub with some cold champagne, try the Paws Up Resort in Montana. Each of the glamping tents are equipped with real beds covered in fine linens, en-suite bathrooms, personal chefs and even butlers.

Reconnect on the Rails

Discover Scotland’s spectacular countryside aboard the luxury Royal Scotman train. Weaving through the Scottish Highlands, you and your sweetie can cuddle up and enjoy views of quaint villages and expansive lochs. The en-suite cabins all have a private bathroom with shower, a full closet and a service-call button for those midnight snacks and champagne refills.

Tepees and Vintage Trailers

For a memorable experience that you and your honey won’t soon forget, stay in a tepee or vintage trailer at El Cosmico. El Cosmico is a 21-acre nomadic hotel and campground in Marfa, Texas. The 22’ round tepee has plenty of a space for sleeping or romantic dancing around the fire. If you’d rather have more sturdy walls, stay in one of restored vintage travel trailers. The trailers are equipped with kitchenettes, plush beds and bathrooms.

Love Yurts

Add a little adventure to your romantic weekend by staying in a yurt. You don’t have to sacrifice all the creature comforts. These yurts at Yosemite Lakes RV park are electrified and come equipped with microwaves, a mini fridge and a coffee maker.

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