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15 Most Romantic Getaways in Arkansas

From my camper travels throughout the American South, I can attest that Arkansas is an underrated destination for romantic getaways. There are so many peaceful places in the state to disconnect from technology, experience the beauty of nature, and spend time with someone special without all of the distractions of normal life.

To start planning your next trip as a couple, consider booking one of these romantic hotels for your home base in Arkansas.

Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, Mt. Ida Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
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Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, Mt. Ida

Spread across 900 acres of land along Lake Ouachita, Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa is a romantic place for couples. This lake resort helps people reconnect with each other and their natural selves while living a relaxing lake lifestyle. At this top-rated resort in Arkansas, you can stay in an affordable motel room, lake cabin, cozy condo, cottage, studio, house, or RV site. Some units have kitchenettes, and there is a marina on-site, the largest one in Arkansas that spans over 4,000 square feet. Here, you can rent a boat, kayak, paddleboard, or tube to get out on the water. The Mountain Harbor Resort also offers a restaurant, romance packages, and a spa offering a wide range of treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Large marina with watersport rentals

  • Romance and fishing adventure packages

  • Spa with holistic therapies and crystal energy work

The Burgundy Hotel, Little Rock The Burgundy Hotel
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The Burgundy Hotel, Little Rock

The Burgundy Hotel is located in the West Little Rock suburbs and features elegant suites for couples. Guests can enjoy first-rate room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury amenities, and an award-winning restaurant at the hotel. It is a popular place for both business and leisure travel. The hotel has an outdoor pool and offers day passes to the nearby fitness center. A 24-hour sundry shop and dry-cleaning service are also available. The restaurant offers happy hour specials on Mondays through Thursdays, and romance packages are available with champagne, rose petals, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Key Amenities:

  • Seasonal outdoor pool with sofas

  • On-site restaurant and room service

  • Romance packages with champagne and rose petals

1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, Eureka Springs 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa
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1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, Eureka Springs

For an elegant and historic trip with your partner, plan to stay at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. This hotel is a palatial structure and local landmark that has many resort offerings, including a spa, salon, dining room, hot tub, and swimming pool. There are 15 acres of manicured gardens at the resort and daily activities, such as yoga classes, history tours, outdoor hikes, and wine and craft beer tastings. Some couples are drawn to this place because it has been called the most haunted hotel in America, and you can even take a ghost tour to learn more about the paranormal sites!

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with couples’ massages

  • On-site activities like yoga and wine tastings

  • Ghost tours to learn about the hotel’s paranormal activity

Little Rock Marriott, Little Rock Little Rock Marriott
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Little Rock Marriott, Little Rock

At the Little Rock Marriott, couples can enjoy a romantic stay in a prime location. This luxurious hotel is stylish and is top-rated stay in downtown Little Rock. It has on-site dining options that include a steakhouse and an American cuisine restaurant. There is a fitness center at the hotel, as well as a convenience store, Starbucks coffee shop, and Wi-Fi. Valet parking is available for $30 per day.

Key Amenities:

  • Luxury rooms with downtown and river views

  • On-site restaurants and Starbucks

  • Fitness center in the hotel

Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa, Hot Springs National Park The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
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Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa, Hot Springs National Park

Full of history and southern charm, the Arlington Resort has elegant rooms and suites for your romantic getaway. It has a grand hotel lobby, a famous bar, and an elegant Venetian dining room. The hotel is home to a highly rated hot springs spa and salon and thermal bathhouse where you can soak in soothing mineral waters. Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs is right outside your front door, along with the city’s museums, antique shops, and art galleries. The hot tubs are open year-round, while the hotel also has twin outdoor pools, entertainment in the lobby on most weekends, pet-friendly rooms, and a Starbucks on-site.

Key Amenities:

  • Thermal hot springs with mineral waters

  • Elegant Venetian dining room and famous bar

  • Romance package with champagne and chocolate

Sugar Ridge Resort, Eureka Springs Sugar Ridge Resort
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Sugar Ridge Resort, Eureka Springs

The Sugar Ridge Resort is located high above Beaver Lake in Arkansas and is ideal for romantic couples. You’ll have 180-degree views over the lake and mountains when you stay at one of the 10 cabins or suites along the ridge. There are two family cabins on the other end of the property, so there is a nice separation between the two areas. The resort is just minutes from downtown Eureka Springs and near hiking trails and river access. The couples’ cabins are lovely options because of the private porches, full kitchens, porch swings, and spa tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Separate areas of the resort for couples and families

  • Couples’ cabins with patios and spa tubs

  • In-room massages available

Capital Hotel, Little Rock Capital Hotel
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Capital Hotel, Little Rock

For your romantic getaway to Little Rock, the Capital Hotel is a great choice for classic surroundings with the comforts of home. Couples can book rooms and suites here, and there are 94 accommodation options available on-site. For something special, book one of the suites with large European soaking tubs, dual vanities, and dining tables. There are two restaurants on-site, plus a wine cellar.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with soaking tubs

  • On-site restaurants and a wine cellar

  • Grand lobby with elegant seating

StoneWind Retreat, Chester Peaceful yurts for a glamping experience
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StoneWind Retreat, Chester

You and the one you love can rest and reconnect at the StoneWind Retreat while staying in a peaceful yurt cabin. The yurt cabins have hot tubs on their decks, luxurious amenities, and stunning views. They are ideal for romantic getaways when you are looking for something unique yet comfortable. The yurt cabins are designed with couples in mind and fully furnished. There are eight of them on the property, and you can even book an in-cabin massage with one of the resort’s licensed massage therapists. There are courses in meditation and qigong available to soothe your mind and de-stress.

Key Amenities:

  • Yurt cabins for glamping

  • In-cabin massages available

  • On-site medication and qigong courses 

White River Inn, Cotter Feel like you're truly on vacation with an all-inclusive stay
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White River Inn, Cotter

The White River Inn is the only Orvis-endorsed, all-inclusive lodge in Arkansas. It makes a great romantic getaway because of its peaceful setting and breathtaking views of the White River. Couples who enjoy fishing will love to stay here because Cotter, Arkansas is known as the “Trout Capital of the USA.” The lodge is 8,500 square feet in size and has a deck that is perfect for birdwatching. The suites inside are uniquely decorated, while your stay here includes homecooked meals made from scratch. The inn provides breakfasts and dinners that are fully prepared and lunch, either cold or hot, on the water if possible. It also provides everything you need to go fishing.

Key Amenities:

  • All-inclusive meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Trout fishing gear and guides provided

  • Deck for birdwatching

The Empress of Little Rock, Little Rock A stunningly elegant B&B in Little Rock
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The Empress of Little Rock, Little Rock

The Empress of Little Rock is a B&B Victorian mansion with spa suites and traditional rooms. At this romantic getaway spot, you can stay in a suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi bath, and garden balcony. It is a historic and architecturally significant mansion that was built in 1888. It began welcoming B&B guests in 1994 after a restoration. Pets are allowed in certain rooms with prior arrangements. High tea is served for groups of 10 or more and for a price of $50 per person. During your stay, it’s easy to venture out to the vibrant South Main Street district for restaurants, bakeries, and bars.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with Jacuzzis and fireplaces

  • High tea service for groups

  • Pet-friendly rooms available

The Haywood El Dorado, El Dorado The Haywood El Dorado
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The Haywood El Dorado, El Dorado

Situated in the Murphy Arts District in downtown Eldorado, The Haywood is a Hilton-brand hotel near the local conference center. It has colorful rooms, a breakfast café, a full-service bar, and an outdoor pool. This is a pet-friendly hotel for dogs weighing up to 20 pounds when you pay a $100 fee. Couples enjoy staying here for a modern take on southern life and to experience a new Arkansas destination.

Key Amenities:

  • Breakfast café and full bar

  • Outdoor pool

  • Pet-friendly rooms for small dogs

The Inn at Mountain View Bed & Breakfast, Mountain View The Inn at Mountain View Bed & Breakfast
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The Inn at Mountain View Bed & Breakfast, Mountain View

For a relaxing vibe and great food and music, look no further than the Inn at Mountain View. Rooms here start at just $130 per night and are next to the world-famous Pickin’ Park in the heart of the Folk Music Capital of the World. This historic home dates back to 1886 and is a B&B with 10 guest rooms and suites. Your stay here includes a full country breakfast each morning and access to common area spaces, such as the parlors, porches, and grounds. The inn does not allow children under the age of 10.

Key Amenities:

  • Experience the Folk Music Capital of the World

  • Full country breakfasts each morning

  • Calming common spaces, inside and out

1890 Williams House Bed & Breakfast, Hot Springs Victorian flair with modern convenience
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1890 Williams House Bed & Breakfast, Hot Springs

You and your sweetheart can stay in this B&B with Victorian flair while you explore the Hot Springs area of Arkansas. 1890 Williams House Bed & Breakfast is located in a historic district and just a few blocks from downtown. The house is charming and offers comfortable rooms for couples. It serves delicious, gourmet breakfasts each morning in the dining room or in your own suite at a private table for two. Breakfasts include bread creations, fresh fruit parfaits, stuffed French toast, and thick sliced bacon. Guests can also spend time in the living room playing games and savoring homemade cakes and cookies at the 24/7 snack bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Daily breakfasts

  • 24/7 snack bar

  • Pet-friendly cottage available

Longbow Resort, Edgemont Longbow Resort
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Longbow Resort, Edgemont

You and your partner can enjoy a remote cabin getaway at the Longbow Resort, which spans two square miles between Greers Ferry Lake and Mountain View in the Ozark Mountains. It is in a naturally beautiful place with hiking trails, towering cliffs, and waterfalls. There are four cabins to choose from at the resort, three of which are ideal for couples. There is no cell service at the resort, so come here to disconnect from technology. Dogs are welcome with prior approval and a pet deposit.

Key Amenities:

  • Just four cabins in a natural and remote setting

  • Dog-friendly accommodation available

  • Access to hiking trails and waterfalls

Abbé House Inn, Heber Springs Abbé House Inn
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Abbé House Inn, Heber Springs

This B&B inn is a cozy place in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Abbé House Inn has a ground-floor lounge that is perfect for sipping tea and reading a good book. There is also a backyard for events and fishing nearby. There are three private bedrooms on the ground floor and seven bedrooms on the second floor. The rooms have large jetted soaking tubs or standard-size jetted tubs with showers.  Also, there’s a dining room to enjoy your complimentary daily breakfasts (or take it outside on the patio!) and a media room with a large-screen projector for watching movies.

Key Amenities:

  • Common areas for sipping tea and reading books

  • Complimentary daily breakfasts

  • Jetted tubs in all rooms

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