15 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways In Illinois

  • SWATHI RAMASWAMY
  • UPDATED May 31, 2018
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Illinois is known to popular for its transportation and travel and tourism facilities. It is possible to travel to this place via waterways, airways as well as roadways which make it a popular place for getaways. This place has a varied climate all throughout the year; it ranges from extremely hot summers to cold and windy winters. Due to this extremely varied climate, it is possible for multiple activities to take place ranging from bird watching to snow activities in winters which include skiing. It provides the couple with a romantic experience by the side lining the chaos of the city life and taking them a little closer to nature and at the same time not abandoning them from the necessary amenities.

1. Gold Moor Inn

It is located on a hilltop near the Mississippi River. The various rooms that are available include the Mississippi suite, First Lady Suite, Elizabeth suite, Victoria suite, etc. There are three types of cottages available namely the English country cottage, French country cottage and Irish country cottage. All the rooms have personal fireplaces and kitchen equipment. There are about three gardens present which enables the couples to enjoy some quality time. There is provision for in-room dining and breakfast to make the stay as convenient as possible for the couple. The breakfast menu includes waffles, eggs, French toast, etc. There is also special provision for guests with specific dietary needs.

Other activities available are-

  • Spa facilities are available to provide a relaxing experience for the couple
  • Site-seeing of the beautiful scenery around can be arranged for
  • There are various casinos present nearby
  • Golf courses are also present along with three different gardens for the couples to enjoy.

2. Chestnut Street Inn

The various rooms that are available include Rosewood suite, Blue room, Burgundy room, Green room, etc. All rooms have their refrigerators and complimentary food items. The breakfast is freshly prepared every day and includes items like organic coffee, eggs benedict, hotcakes, etc.

Other activities available are-

  • Hiking, skiing and fishing can be done by the couples
  • Bird watching is also possible 
  • Boating can also be done by the couples to spend some quality time with each other

3. Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn 

It is located on a vineyard near the Mississippi River. The rooms that are allowed for accommodation include Marquette rooms, Mars rooms, LaCrosse rooms, LaCrescent rooms, etc. There is a provision for microwaves and refrigerators in all the rooms available to make the stay for the couple as comfortable and cosy as possible. 

Other activities available-

  • Spa treatment and golf courses are popular and can be experienced by the couples
  • Skiing is possible in winters

4. Copperstone Inn 

It is located on the Yale Bridge road. The rooms available for accommodation include 6 types of suites namely Farmer’s quarters, Sundance suite, Queen’s retreat, Apple cellar, North woods suite and Vine cellar. For meal services, there are various platters from which the guests can choose including the elegant cheese platter and a platter full of fresh vegetables. All the rooms have a personal refrigerator which is filled with various food items.

Other activities available are-

  • Site seeing and walks around the garden are possible so that the couples can enjoy some cosy time with each other in the presence of nature
  • Various famous restaurants are also present nearby for couples to try various different types of cuisines
  • In the spa, there is provision for various massages as well as treatments like manicure and pedicure for women
  • Wildlife trails are also possible

5. Harvey House Bed and Breakfast

The rooms available for accommodation include Jimmy Stewart suite, Garden suite, Golden Chest suite, Chalet suite, Oak Park suite, etc. All the rooms mentioned above have their own personal fireplace and televisions to make the couple’s stay as cosy and comfortable as possible. There is a provision for various DVDs as well so that that couples can spend some quality time with each other in the rooms itself. The breakfast menu includes egg cups, chocolate chip cookies, pancakes, granolas, etc. There is a romance package available especially for those couples who want to have a romantic getaway. Breakfast is available at the preference of the guests.

Other activities available-

  • This place is known and is prominently popular for its scenic beauty hence the couples who visit here can enjoy some quality time with each other while enjoying the essence of nature

6. Maple Leaf Cottage Inn 

This is located more towards the country side. The rooms available for accommodation include the Garden room, Attic room, Maples, Gables, etc. It is worth mentioning that this place is popular because they serve freshly cooked and baked breakfast just like one would make at home. All the rooms mentioned above have a fire pit, and the rooms are smoke-free for safety purposes. All the rooms contain their own personal coffee makers and refrigerators to ensure that the couples feel comfortable and cosy during their stay. There are DVDs available so that the couples can spend some quality time with each other in the room itself.

Other activities available

  • Other than scenic beauty there are various tourist hotspots like amusement parks, shopping centres, casinos and nightclubs, etc.

7. Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast

It is located on the Washington Street, and the rooms available for accommodation include Miss Alicia’s room, Presidential chamber, Lady Teresa’s room, Sir James’ room, etc.

All the rooms have their own personal fireplace to make the stay of the couples comfortable and cosy. The breakfast menu includes egg benedict, freshly baked cookies, fruits, coffee, tea, etc.

Other activities available are-

  • There are various restaurants located nearby so the couples can get their hands on a number of different types of cuisines
  • Golf and baseball can also be played
  • There are various theatres present so couples might go and watch plays
  • There are various places to shop as well so the couples can go and spend some quality time together while shopping

8. The Steamboat House

It is located near the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. All the rooms that are resent have their own personal firehouses to make the stay for the couples as comfortable, cosy and less chaotic as possible. A three-course breakfast is served, and in winter, breakfast can be eaten alongside a fireplace. There are various DVDs available in the rooms so that the coupe can spend some quality time with each other in the rooms itself. The different types of rooms include Elsie, Bess, Lene, Viola, Amanda, etc. There is a special package available for couples which is called the Romance Bundle. Breakfast includes coffee, Belgian waffles, eggs, etc.

Other activities that are available are-

  • There is a billiard room and a library if the couples decide to spend some quality time together

9. Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages

It is located on the West Coding road. It is one of the most reasonable yet relaxing getaways. The different types of rooms available include the Woodlands, Meadows, Garden room, Pines cottage, Fox Glen cottage, Hillside cottage, etc. A full breakfast is also provided to the guests residing here. All the rooms also have a mini fridge. Refrigerator, coffee maker, sink are also available in some of the cottages to make the stay convenient.

Other activities include-

  • Stargazing and bird watching can be done by the couples
  • Other adventures like hiking can also be done
  • Fishing is also one of the sports that can be enjoyed here
  • There are various shopping centres and casinos in the areas nearby for the couples to roam
  • Various gardens are also present for occasional site seeing and spending some quality time

10. Fox River Bed and Breakfast

It is located in at the west of Chicago. The various rooms that are available for accommodation include La Madrid, Knotty Pine, Hala, Lindbergh and Austin. Breakfast is included in the packages. The rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, and provision for breakfast as well.

Other activities available are -

  • Eagle watching is one of the most popular activities along with normal bird watching
  • Boat rides can be enjoyed by the couple to spend some quality time
  • White water rafting can also be done
  • There are golf courses as well 
  • During winter activities like skiing are popular

11. The Vrooman Mansion

It is located on the East Taylor Street in Bloomington. The various rooms that are available include mansions, Carl Vrooman suite, Julia Vrooman suite, Letitia’s room, Master chamber’s room, Rose suite, etc. Breakfast includes fruits, granola, yogurt, eggs, etc.

Other activities available are -

  • Biking around the various sightseeing spots can be done

12. Timmermann House

It is located on the old U.S. Highway. It is centrally air-conditioned as well as heated depending on the weather outside. There are mainly two types of rooms available mainly the Dogwood room and the Garden room. There is provision for a fireplace and also personal DVDs in all the rooms so as to enable the couples to spend some quality time in their rooms itself.

Other activities available are -

  • Boating and fishing facilities are available
  • Hiking and golf are also popular activities
  • There are beautiful and attractive gardens for the couples to spend some peaceful quality time with one another

13. Cornerstone Inn

It is located in Washington Square. All the rooms have a particular theme and there are separate televisions as well as DVDs available for all the rooms so that the couples can spend some quality time with each other in the room itself. All rooms also have provision for refrigerators and coffee pots to make sure that the couple who stays there is comfortable. All the rooms present here are centrally air conditioned or heated depending on the weather conditions outside. Breakfast menu includes bruschetta, sandwiches, coffees, etc.

Other activities available are –

  • Golf can be played in the golf course present

14. Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

The various rooms that are available include the Tower suite, Sara’s suite, John’s room, Ann’s room, Antonio’s cottage, Alice’s room. All the rooms mentioned have provision for tea and coffee facilities as well as a fireplace along with their own personal DVD player as well as complimentary DVDs.

Other activities available are –

  • Riding bicycles and bird watching a popular
  • Playing golf in the golf courses as well as skiing when the weather permits can also be one of the activities done
  • Along with golf courses there are tennis courses as well 
  • Fishing and horseback riding can also be done

15. Bishop’s Hall

It is located on the Lowa Street in Oak Park. It provides its guests a complimentary continental breakfast. The different types of rooms for accommodation include Coral and blue room, Tartan room, Yellow room, etc. There is a fireplace present in all the rooms mentioned above along with other amenities like television and different kinds of DVDs.

Other activities include-

  • Couples cant rent bicycles and roam around the area and in this way spend quality time with another
  • Playing golf and shopping are other activities that can be done.

Evidently, it can be noticed that a variety of activities can take place here. Ranging from bird watching and even eagle watching at some places, to hiking riding a bicycle and also snow activities like skiing, etc. Couples can spend quality time and the soothing atmosphere of this place enables them to connect with the natural scenic beauty and makes them feel free instead of suffocated and caged in chaos. Playing Golf and Soccer together can also help the couples spend a lot of time with each other in a different way. Shopping centres also contribute to making the trip for the couples less boring and more exciting.

 

 

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SWATHI RAMASWAMY SWATHI RAMASWAMY

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