Whether you’re celebrating a big anniversary or escaping to rekindle your romance, Chicago offers plenty of cozy, secluded places (even in the heart of the city) to enjoy an intimate weekend away.
The Mansion Bed and Breakfast
How about slipping away to a mansion built in 1907? Gorgeous stained glass windows and the original lighting mask all of the modern conveniences like cable TV and wireless internet service.
This mansion combines the old and the new beautifully. Soak together in one of the two-person Jacuzzi tubs or sip coffee together on your private terrace. Ride bikes together on one of the nearby trails or just cuddle in front of the fireplace.
Located in the historic Oak Park, Bishop’s Hall is a Georgian-style home that was built in 1916. Each of the three guest rooms has a private bath and a poster bed.
Fireplaces, claw-foot tubs and marble baths add to the understated elegance of this home. You will find chocolates and flowers in your room upon arrival. Enjoy your big breakfast on the terrace when the weather is nice.
On the banks of the Fox River sits a stunning hotel that was once a small dairy. Today the Herrington Inn and Spa has a massive 5,800 square foot event space overlooking the river.
Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the on-site restaurant Atwater’s. Have a couple’s massage at the spa. You could choose to cozy up in a plush robe and watch the fire or the waterway. At night cookies and milk will be delivered to your door. In the mornings a continental breakfast buffet will get your day started off right. http://www.herringtoninn.com
The Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites
Want to be near the city, but enjoy a romantic getaway with a little more seclusion? The Champagne Lodge is a boutique hotel in Willowbrook that sits 18 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, while also located a few miles from Waterfall Glenn, where couples can enjoy scenic hiking trails, horseback riding, or biking.
Various luxury suite options are available, with features such as whirlpool tubs, walk-in steam room showers, stone-encased fireplaces, LED mood lighting, and even swimming pools with water massage therapy seats. http://www.thecl.com/the-suites.aspx
Russell Hill Winery
The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is the perfect place to start your romantic get-away. Sample the wines from 12 different wineries in this beautiful place of rolling hills and forests.
Russell Hill Winery keeps guests from harm by inviting them to snuggle into one of their hillside cabins after the many wine tastings. Guest can enjoy live performances at the winery. There are art exhibits and an on-site restaurant with delicious food.
When you are ready to settle in for the night chalet cabins in different settings will allow you peaceful tranquility and amazing views. Full kitchens and fireplaces make the cabins functional and romantic.
Sybaris Pool Suites
For the ultimate luxurious getaway, the Sybaris is the place to be. Adjustable ambient lighting and warm fireplaces give the suites a romantic glow.
Have some wine and then slide down the slide from your bedroom suite to your own private heated pool. The tropical overhead rain forest carries on the theme. This room promotes steamy romance.
You could also choose the Swim Spa Suite which offers a pool with swim jets for therapy and a hot tub for relaxation. There is also a steam shower to rejuvenate you and your lover. Finish up your night by soothing your muscles in the massage chair.