5 Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

Whether you want to stroll along a beach or cuddle beside a fire, these getaways prove that romantic accommodations come in many forms, including a new luxury resort in Mexico, an estate in the English countryside, just-opened cabins for stargazing in the Catskills, a farmhouse in California wine country, and hotels with February discounts on the coast of Maine. No matter where you go, you’ll find Valentine’s Day dinner menus and activities for two, like couples’ massages and private yoga sessions — though many rooms at these properties are so plush, you just might decide to ditch your plans and stay in.

This month, you and your partner can escape to the Catskills and hole up in one of 11 new private cabins called the Rounds. Nestled in the woods and close to Hunter’s ski slopes, they all have vaulted ceilings and an oculus for gazing up at the stars without sacrificing warmth or comfort. Their nearly circular shape and uncluttered, contemporary décor are a departure from what you might think of when you hear the word “cabin.”

Choose either a standard 12-sided Round, or one of the roomier Round suites, which have wet bars, sunken circular lounges and day beds. There’s also an accessible suite that the property says is compliant with Americans With Disabilities Act regulations. All of the Rounds have fireplaces and outdoor cedar soaking tubs available for you to take a plunge, even in winter.

Mingle with fellow guests at the Apex Lodge, a communal space for the Rounds with a bar and fireplaces. You can also use the amenities, like the barrel sauna, the Glice skating rink (polymer panels designed to look and feel like ice), and the restaurant, Prospect, at the 38-room-and-suite Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, the re-envisioned 1960s motor lodge at the same address. Prices from $450 a night.


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