10 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Iowa

  • SWATHI RAMASWAMY
  • UPDATED Jul 04, 2018
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Bounded by the majestic Mississippi and the mighty Missouri rivers, Iowa lying in the heartland of the prairies is your ideal escapade to laidback country life. The endless grasslands dotted with hills bordering bubbling streams and creeks will ensure the romantic getaway that your heart desires.

1. Experience the bygone era at Mont Rest Bed & Breakfast

This 19th-century luxurious inn overlooking the majestic Mississippi River is the perfect setting for your timeless love story. Just a walk away from central Bellevue, the place boasts of traditionally decorated rooms with all modern amenities.

The Bellevue State Park is a major attraction with its camping sites and hiking trails.

You may also opt for canoe trips, golfing, skiing or a romantic drive along the river.

2. Experience rich history at Amana Colonies

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Get a peek into a unique culture and history at these villages that are remnants of German colonies. A National Historic Landmark, it offers visitors an opportunity to escape from your busy schedule in the lap of the prairies.

Visit the Arts and culture museum, the Amana Wool Mill - Iowa’s only remaining woollen mill, local craft shops and restaurants. Go golfing, take bike rides along gravel paths or walk down the quiet village roads.

3. Victoria's Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

Unwind in nature’s lap with your loved one at Victoria's Vineyard Bed and Breakfast. Set on the edge of an eighty-acre farm and vineyard, it offers a two bedroom private house with outdoor dining area, hot tub, Wi-Fi and much more.

You can take long walks or picnic in the surrounding forest, swim in the nearby pond or wander through the vineyards.

Get a taste of Iowa country life while being well connected to the city.

4. Madison County

Cross the bridges of eternal romance that inspired the novel and movie, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’. This place also boasts of being the birthplace of actor John Wayne and has a museum dedicated to him.

Get guided tours of the world famous covered bridges, also visit the Iowa Quilt Museum that has a staggering collection on display.

5. Historic Park Inn

Being the last remaining hotel of the iconic architect and founder of “organic architecture” Frank Lloyd Wright, the Historic Park Inn is a unique experience. The timeless design is maintained untainted while adding on modern facilities.

Experience wines in the fantastic wine room and explore the entire hotel to take a step back into history. You may also opt for the 1910 restored historical suite room to make your stay all the more special.

6. Hotel Julien Dubuque

Hotel Julien Dubuque is a classic boutique in the heart of the Old Main District. Having hosted many distinguished guests from Lincoln to Mark Twain, it presents a perfect blend of historic charm and modern extravagance.

Let yourself be pampered with the full-service spa, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, hot tub and gourmet room service during your stay.

7. Kingsley Inn

The Kingsley Inn in Fort Madison promises you an elegant and engaging stay with rooms that offer a breathtaking a view of the river. Experience a piece of history for you will be surrounded by Victorian elegance and charm throughout.

Stroll the quiet streets and treat yourself to delicious bacon which is a local favourite. Pamper yourself at the spa and enjoy a romantic weekend.

8. Field of Dreams

Walk through the magical fields where dreams come true! Having been the set for the iconic movie of the same name the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville is an ideal getaway to surprise your movie buff partner.

Take the opportunity to get a tour of the so recognizable house, baseball fields and the farm. Buy souvenirs for friends from the outdoor gift shop. If lucky, you may catch the monthly baseball game as well.

9. Romance in the Mountains: Sundown Mountain Resort

If a little action-packed weekend is what you desire, then this should be your first pick in Iowa. The pristine white slopes are perfect for your romantic escapade.

Get on the chair lifts, and terrain parks are available for skiers and snowboarders. They offer a lot of different runs and skiing lessons, which first-timers are sure to enjoy.

10. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

A favourite among couples, this place offers a comfortable stay and easy convenience to the popular attractions in Decorah thus enriching your overall experience.

Head on to the Dunnings Spring Park with its 200-foot waterfall, walking trails in the woods and picnic in the shades.

The Ice Cave State Preserve provides respite in the hot summer, also go for summer concerts and wine festivals.

Choose any of the above or the varied plethora of choices that Iowa offers. Waste no time for an absolutely unique and enriching experience that can rekindle your romance awaits you, Iowa awaits you.

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