5 Romantic Mountain Getaways in the US to Add to Your Travel Wish List

Last updated on: Jan 6, 2022

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2022)

Whether you seek a winter wonderland or a summer hideaway, there are several charming towns in the U.S. that make the perfect spot for romantic mountain getaways. Stunning scenery, luxury suites, and world-class spas are just a few reasons to pack your bags and visit these five amazing places to enjoy with your ‘bae.’

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Aspen, CO

Aspen is perhaps America’s most famous ski town. But Aspen is actually a year-round destination offering activities such as skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snow biking in winter, and hiking, rafting, and mountain biking in summer. With such a wide variety of activities, Aspen also makes a great romantic escape for couples that love the outdoors.

The town is also a renowned après ski destination and has a number of upscale boutiques, restaurants, and hotels to check out. Check into the stunning St. Regis Aspen Resort or the hip W Aspen for some truly fabulous accommodations in the heart of town. To be closer to the slopes, stay at the Viewline Resort or the Viceroy Snowmass.

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Aspen, CO - Romantic Mountain Getaways

Gatlinburg, TN

A trip to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited U.S. national park, can be surprisingly romantic. Take a morning bike ride through the scenic Cades Cove Loop Road, hike to beautiful Rainbow Falls, and admire the mountain views at Clingman’s Dome observation tower, located at the highest point in Tennessee.

Ride the chondola to the top at Anakeesta, where you can shop at Firefly Village and visit the Treetop Skywalk, the longest in North America. The Cliff Top Grill & Bar is a fabulous place for sunset dinners, and you can have a side-by-side zip lining experience with Dueling Zipline Adventure.

Stay at Berry Springs Lodge, a couples bed-and-breakfast or Under Canvas Smoky Mountains for an upscale glamping experience. For a romantic cabin in the woods, there are plenty to be found in the vicinity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit My Smokies maintains a great list of romantic Gatlinburg honeymoon cabins.

Clingman's Dome - Romantic Mountain Getaways

Jackson, WY

With two amazing national parks within close proximity—Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park—romantic mountain getaways to Jackson Hole are all about the breathtaking beauty of nature. Teton Village, about 20 miles north of Jackson, is a year-round destination located at the base of the Teton Mountains, and it’s home to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, known as “Big Red.”

There’s an abundance of activities that couples can enjoy doing together, including hiking, dog sledding, mountain biking, guided horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and skiing or snowshoeing during the winter months. The National Elk Refuge and downtown Jackson are also great places to spend time. Have a drink at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, shop in unique boutiques and art galleries, and eat some delicious gourmet meals at restaurants like The Blue Lion and the Snake River Grill.

Whether you stay in Jackson or Teton Village, there’s no shortage of luxury hotels to choose from for romantic mountain getaways. The stunning Amangani and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole offer five-star accommodations, luxury spas, heated, outdoor pools, and gorgeous mountain views.

Jackson Hole, WY - Romantic Mountain Getaways

Stowe, VT

Stowe is one of New England’s prettiest towns as well as an incredible place for romantic mountain getaways during fall. Known for its clapboard homes, covered bridges, and the white-spired Stowe Community Church, which was built in 1863, a trip to Stowe feels offers a relaxed pace and beautiful scenery.

Hiking and skiing are among the best things to do in Stowe in fall and winter. The town is only ten miles from the Mt. Mansfield Peak Visitor Center, home to the tallest mountain in Vermont. In addition to Mt. Mansfield, Pinnacle Trail takes you to Stowe Pinnacle, where there are gorgeous views of the rugged landscape. Moss Glen Falls, Smuggler’s Notch State Park, and nearby Lake Willoughby are extraordinary places to go hiking.

During wintertime, Stowe Mountain Resort offers a variety of winter activities ranging from skiing to tubing as well as other activities such as ice skating and riding the gondola. Of course, any time is a great time to taste real Vermont syrup or visit Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury Factory.

For luxury stays in Stowe, book a room at the Lodge at Spruce Peak, Stowe’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, and Topnotch Resort, which has an equestrian center, tennis academy, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Stowe, VT - Romantic Mountain Getaways

Taos, NM

Taos is a small town with a population of approximately 6,000 in New Mexico’s high desert. The town is home to thriving art colonies, Taos Ski Resort, and Taos Pueblo, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town’s rich artisan and Native American heritage make it a unique place for romantic mountain getaways.

Like most mountain towns, you can go hiking in places like the Wild Rivers Recreation Area and the Taos Valley Overlook. Sunset horseback riding with companies like Rio Grande Stables is one of the most romantic activities you can try. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Rio Grande Gorge followed by a delicious champagne brunch with Rio Grande Balloons. Relax in the thermal waters at Caliente Mineral Springs, where water temperatures range from 80 to 109 degrees.

For fine dining, check out Lambert’s of Taos and The Love Apple, whose organic, home cooking utilizes ingredients from local farmers and producers. Stay at El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa or the eight-room Palacio de Marquesa.

Taos, NM - Romantic Mountain Getaways

Have you recently taken any romantic mountain getaways in the U.S? Tell us in the comments.

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Taryn White
With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and www.tripwishlist.com.

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