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There are lots of charming cities in Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway, perfect for you and your special someone in the Keystone State. The best part about it? They won’t break your bank account. Whether you want to stay in a rustic cabin in the woods, a luxurious room in the city, or a resort suite with all the bells and whistles, you can plan the perfect Pennsylvania weekend getaway on the cheap.
The Inn at Jim Thorpe - Jim Thorpe
The Inn at Jim Thorpe offers Old World charms and modern amenities in a building that dates back to 1849. One of the town’s landmarks, it’s located in the heart of the National Register Historic District, just steps from shops, galleries, restaurants, live music venues, historic sites, train rides, and more. Guests rave about the exceptional service that starts with a warm welcome while the comfortable rooms are all unique, but each one includes standard amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and air-conditioning. Upgraded options feature Victorian furnishings, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. Soothing massages are available, while the on-site Broadway Grille is a popular place to dine on upscale pub grub paired with craft brews.
Golden Plough Inn - New Hope
Located in the Peddler’s Village shopping and entertainment hub, Golden Plough Inn is a quaint country inn that sits about midway between Philadelphia and New York City. One of the most romantic resorts in Pennsylvania, couples can enjoy a stay in romantic rooms that feature four-poster beds, cozy gas fireplaces, soaking tubs, and picturesque views of old oak trees. This is a popular spot for wedding ceremonies with a variety of packages that include indoor and outdoor options for saying your “I dos,” receptions, rehearsal dinners, accommodation for the couple and guests, entertainment, and more.
The Inn at Westwynd Farm - Hummelstown
Located just a few miles from Hersheypark and Hershey Gardens, The Inn at Westwynd Farm is a romantic bed and breakfast that sits on an equestrian farm where you can watch the horses run through the pasture or even head out for a memorable ride together. The property has a romantic air complete with friendly barn cats and flowering gardens while serving a delectable gourmet breakfast every morning. The elegant rooms all come with flat-screen TVs and DVD players, free Wi-Fi, antiques and private bathrooms. There are many upgrade options, but couples might want to book the Roman Cannon which has a king-size bed, Victorian decor, a fireplace and a jetted spa tub.
Skytop Lodge - Skytop
Set across 5,500 acres, Skytop Lodge offers an ideal retreat for couples who want to be immersed in nature while enjoying a wide variety of activities right on-site. During the warmer months of the year, fishing, rock climbing, traversing the treetop adventure course, archery, kayak tours and scenic hikes can all be enjoyed, while winter brings the opportunity to ski, ice skate or whiz down a hill in a snow tube. There are indoor and outdoor pools available year-round and multiple dining options from bistro-style fare in the Taproom to classical cuisine at Windsor. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and garden, lake, or mountain views. If you want to splurge a little, you can book a room with a balcony and fireplace.
Federal Pointe Inn Gettysburg, Ascend Hotel Collection - Gettysburg
A charming boutique hotel set within a historic colonial-era schoolhouse, Federal Pointe Inn is within walking distance of the attractions in downtown Gettysburg hosting unique rooms that vary in size and shape, though all are decorated in classic colonial style and included historical prints. One has a triangular hot tub that’s just a few feet from the bed, particularly ideal for a romantic retreat. Flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and coffeemakers are all included too. All have private bathrooms, some with separate tubs and walk-in showers. Complimentary scones and tea are offered in the afternoon and there’s an on-site pub for light bites like crab cakes and French dips. Spa services and tours of the local sights can be arranged upon request.
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown - Pittsburgh
This highly-rated Hampton Inn may be on the lower end as far as price but it offers a convenient downtown location between the convention center and entertainment in the Strip District. It also offers the usual features the chain is known for like an indoor pool, a gym, a complimentary hot breakfast and breakfast bags to go on the weekdays. The rooms are clean and spacious, with amenities that include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, lap desks for working on the bed and full desks too. Book a suite for a minibar, mini-fridge and microwave.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District - Philadelphia
Located just a short walk from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers the perfect base for an inexpensive sightseeing getaway, especially for couples who are history enthusiasts. It’s a mid-range hotel providing a comfortable stay in spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Premium options come with mini-fridges and microwaves too. On-site amenities include a seasonal rooftop pool, a fitness center and a restaurant/bar open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night drinks.
Hotel Hershey, Hershey
Hershey is known as the “sweetest place on Earth”, but while it may be known as a family-friendly destination, it can also be a great getaway for couples too. First, you can let the kid inside out of you out to play at the Hersheypark amusement park and at Hershey’s Chocolate World, where you can learn how chocolate is made and even design your own candy bar. But, then you can take things up a notch and enjoy some adults-only relaxation at the MeltSpa by Hershey, where you can indulge in a Dark Chocolate Body Wrap, a Hershey’s Cocoa Facial or a Hershey’s Cocoa Massage. You can also enjoy some much-needed privacy and romance by staying in one of the Woodside Cottages at the Hotel Hershey that feature large bedrooms and marble bathrooms with rainforest showerheads and relaxing soaking tubs.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort - Shawnee on Delaware
The Shawnee Inn offers a romantic setting along the Delaware River in the Poconos. It boasts spectacular mountain views and a variety of activities on-site, including a 27-hole golf course that sits on an island in the middle of the river. Canoe trips, guided hikes, and history talks are often on the schedule too. Afterward, enjoy swimming in the indoor pool, soaking in the jetted hot tub, or indulging in pampering treatments at the spa. There are multiple dining venues and several lodging options, including rooms in the historic Main Inn, which come with flat-screen TVs with DirecTV, mini-fridges, and luxury pillow menus. A variety of cottages and suites, the Evergreen House and Delaware Lodge are all options too if you’re looking for privacy and other perks like full kitchens.
Hilton Garden Inn Gettysburg - Gettysburg
Just a five-minute drive from downtown Gettysburg, the Hilton Garden Inn offers spacious rooms with bright interiors, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, microwaves and mini-fridges. On the grounds, you’ll find an indoor pool and a small fitness center with cardio equipment. The Garden Grill restaurant is also on-site and offers a buffet breakfast with made-to-order omelets and a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner with room service available during dinner hours.
Pocono Palace Resort, Poconos
The Pocono Mountains are a popular getaway choice for couples because of their romantic resorts. But, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time here. At the Pocono Palace Resort, you can stay in a luxurious suite complete with a round, king-sized bed, a heated, heart-shaped private pool, a massage table, dry sauna and a 7-foot tall champagne tower whirlpool. Plus, since it is an all-inclusive resort, you get tons of extras like unlimited breakfasts and dinners, indoor and outdoor activities, and live entertainment every night. You’ll never have to leave the property for a thing!
Hyatt Place at The Hollywood Casino / Pittsburgh - South, Washington
This Hyatt Place is connected to The Hollywood Racetrack & Casino via a footbridge, ideal for couples who want to take advantage of the gaming and entertainment hub. It has an indoor pool, a fitness room, a coffee shop, a 24/7 snack bar, and a restaurant/bar serving sushi and American fare. There’s also a patio with a fire pit to cozy up to outdoors. All rooms are spacious with sitting areas, microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Book a suite for a separate living area and wet bar.
La Reserve Bed & Breakfast - Philadelphia
If you and your sweetie prefer city life instead of being out in nature, Philadelphia has lots of affordable options for a quick romantic getaway. You can stay right in the heart of the city at a charming bed and breakfast like the La Reserve, which is housed in two historic four-story townhomes that date back to the 1800s. Rooms are affordable and include beautiful furnishings, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast every morning, cookies and tea each afternoon, and a common seating area with card and board games. Because of its convenient location, you can also walk from the inn to many nearby restaurants, shops and attractions. Or if you’re feeling extra romantic, take a horse-drawn carriage ride to get there!
Lancaster Arts Hotel - Lancaster
The Lancaster Arts Hotel offers a trendy boutique hotel stay in a former tobacco warehouse that dates to 1881. Located near the arts district, its industrial-chic rooms feature exposed red brick walls and ceiling beams along with contemporary works of art. All come with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and complimentary bottled water. Some have wine fridges and huge bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. The on-site restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike, with a menu of locally sourced organic dishes, including bison. A complimentary breakfast buffet is available every morning and there’s a fitness room too. If you want to explore the city on two wheels, bicycles are available for rent.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort - Seven Springs
If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway during the winter months, check out Seven Springs Mountain Resort. There are endless things to do at Seven Springs Resort including, of course, skiing, as well as tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, going for a sleigh ride, shooting clay pigeons, having a relaxing treatment at the spa and enjoying a delicious meal at one of the on-site restaurants. Depending on your budget, you can choose to stay in a condo, townhouse, cottage or chalet right on the mountain. Or, for a more affordable option, reserve a spot at the Slopeside Hotel, where you can stay in a spacious guest room at an affordable rate.
Bushkill Inn - Bushkill
Beautiful Bushkill Falls is known as the “Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania.” Although it is also located in the Pocono Mountains, you can choose a quieter, more laid-back getaway by staying at the Bushkill Inn, just 0.25 mile away from the falls, and focus all of your time on enjoying the outdoors. At the park, there’s plenty to do besides seeing the falls themselves, including hiking trails, mining for gemstones, going fishing, taking a paddleboat ride, playing a round of miniature golf, navigating your way through the Bushkill Falls Mining Company Maze and shopping for souvenirs at the gift shop.