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Top 11 Romantic Getaways


Do you want to do something special for Valentine's Day? Are you trying to plan your honeymoon or anniversary? Do you just want to do something special for that someone special in your life? Arkansas' hotels and inns offer great getaways. Peaceful, quaint, quiet and romantic are just a few of the adjectives one could use to describe all of these great locations. These 10 locations are my favorite hotel getaways mixed with some hotels that have been rated as top romantic getaway locations.

1. The Empress

Ozark Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas
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The Empress is a historic hotel offering luxury amenities in Little Rock. True southern tradition is expressed in it's architecture. You will feel like Scarlett as you descend their huge double staircase. This 1880 hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Empress offers special Valentine's and Honeymoon packages. Rates from $125-195. Photos and descriptions of each room are available on their site. Call (501)374-7966 or visit their site to place reservations.

2. Rosemont of Little Rock

Built in 1880, Rosemont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been completely updated to provide both historical ambiance and the conveniences of technology. The Rosemont provides traditional southern comfort with a huge porch, wooded grounds and many gardens. Rates from $70.00 to $100.00. Call (501) 374-7456 or visit their site for more information.

3. The Capitol, Peabody and Doubletree

All of the top downtown hotels have perfected the art of pampering you for that special weekend or evening. Many have romance or honeymoon packages available.

4. Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock

The Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock is what I consider a budget hotel, but it's still luxurious. The Wyndham has some special romance packages for those looking to add some spice to their love life. Their sweet escape package contains wine and a cheese tray delivered to your room. The property has two very popular restaurants: Benihana, an Asian teppan-yaki style grill, and Riverfront Steakhouse, one of the best places to get a steak in Little Rock.

5. An Enchanting Evening Log Cabin Rental

If you want an luxury log cabin rental near Little Rock, An Enchanted Evening is perfect. They only have one cabin, but it has a hot tub, kitchenette, 2-person shower and old-fashioned bath tube and a private deck. The cabin rents for $195 the first night and $145 subsequent nights. An Enchanting Evening has beautiful outdoor wedding and reception facilities.

6. Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast

One of the best places for charming and romantic bed and breakfast inns is Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A popular location for honeymoons, elegant horse-drawn carriages carry lovers through the winding streets and alongside exquisitely preserved Victorian architecture. A Bed and Breakfast is the perfect escape.

7. Hot Springs

Another romantic location is Hot Springs. A trip the bathhouses for a nice, relaxing thermal spa bath and massage will complete your intimate weekend. Coed massage and baths are available for an added touch of intimacy.

8. Wildflower Bed & Breakfast (Mountain View)

Enjoy touring the majestic Blanchard Springs Caverns or hiking about the Ozark National Forest. Mountain View also has great shops and restaurants. The Wildflower B&B has some great deals on romantic packages for lovers who need time to reconnect.

9. House of Wadley (Texarkana)

You'll fall in love all over again - renew your vows in the wedding garden gazebo or steal a kiss on the porch swing. House of Wadley is located just blocks from Ace of Clubs Museum, Perot Theatre, Discovery Museum for kids and lots of antique stores. They have nice honeymoon and wedding packages.

10. 3 Oaks Bed and Breakfast (Harrison)

Honeymoon, anniversary, or some other special occasion? The 3 Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Harrison has some great deals for you! Fresh flowers, candlelight, soft music and sparkling beverage are included in the package price. You can also have your wedding there.

11. The Olde Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast (Hardy)

Romance packages include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, dessert snack each evening, a real rose on your sweetheart's pillow, non-alcoholic sparkling beverage and dinner. Prices start at $275.
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