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Seclusion, privacy and stunning scenery perfectly set the scene for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. It also makes for the ideal vacation when trying to keep your distance from everyone other than those who are the closest to you. Whether you’re dreaming of a sunny, tropical escape or a place where you can be immersed in a winter wonderland, these are our top picks for a secluded Valentine’s Day retreat.
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Located at the end of a private road, the Jewel in the Sky is a romantic vacation home with picturesque Blue Ridge mountain views and soft, luxurious furnishings that make it ideal for a secluded escape. It comes with an outdoor fireplace, relaxing porches and a coffee room with an espresso machine. While it may feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, Asheville and its shops, galleries, restaurants, breweries and more are less than a 30-minute drive away.
A popular Airbnb for honeymooners, The Dreamy Tropical Tree House on Hawaii’s Big Island is just a short drive from Volcano National Park for exploring, but you might just want to hide away here. It provides plenty of privacy tucked among lush greenery on 15-foot-high stilts. On the ground level, there’s a romantic hanging bed, and by climbing the staircase you’ll find a trap door that provides access to a lanai surrounded by the canopy of trees. It gets lots of natural light and uses solar power and rainwater catchment for an eco-friendly stay.
A top-rated cabin in the United States, Le Petite Bijou is a romantic lakefront getaway in northern Idaho, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. It sits on Lake Pend Oreille, providing spectacular sunset, water and mountain views from the deck. It also has a private dock with an optional powerboat rental, although, for a Valentine’s Day stay, you might want to simply enjoy the dazzling winter wonderland from inside. Or, head to nearby Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort to ski the slopes and then return to your relaxing retreat.
This cabin offers an idyllic escape with magnificent Beaver Lake views in the Ozark Mountains. You’ll be able to cuddle up together near the fireplace and soak in a candlelit Jacuzzi for two. With glass roof gables in the master bedroom, you can gaze up at the stars right from your comfy king-size bed. It also comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, Direct TV with a Blu-ray DVD player and an extensive DVD library.
The Sea Wolf Bungalow is a historic, fully restored cabin, originally built in 1911, ideal for a romantic stay. It’s just steps from the vast stretch of sand at Montara State Beach, and Valentine’s is perfectly timed for watching the orca and gray whales that pass by between December and May. Making it even more romantic perhaps, renowned author Jack London stayed here at one point and it includes the original stone fireplace that was made from stones gathered from the nearby tide pools.
Enjoy warmth, glamour and luxury in Palm Springs by renting this gorgeous home. You’ll have your own private resort-like oasis on a half-acre with citrus trees, a large saltwater pool and jet spa, a lighted pergola for alfresco dining, propane BBQ, bar, and fire table for cozying up to under the stars. Inside, your master suite includes French Doors that open out onto the patio overlooking the pool and outdoor area. The spacious living area has a gas fireplace, while the chef’s kitchen includes everything you need to cook up delicious meals. If you want to go out you’ll be within walking distance of shops and eateries downtown or hop on the free trolley that stops just outside the door.
Nestled in the woods, Bass Cabin offers the ultimate in seclusion for two and comes complete with an oversized hot tub, with winter one of the best times to enjoy it. It sits on the back deck surrounded by trees to provide total privacy, ideal for soaking while the snowflakes gently fall or underneath the starry skies. If it’s not too chilly out, you can build a fire in the ring outside and cozy up to its warmth. There’s an electric fireplace inside to provide a romantic glow, along with a well-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV with Dish, and Wi-Fi.
New England is not only beautiful in the fall, in fact, it may be at its most magnificent in the winter, with picture-postcard scenes like you’ll find at this rustic lakefront cabin in the woods. It boasts gorgeous views of the lake and the mountain at Shawnee Peak ski resort, ideal for snowshoeing and skiing, and if you bring ice skates you can glide along the water’s frozen surface together right out your door. Afterward, come back and warm up by the wood-burning fireplace. The cabin also includes a full kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi, perfect for immersing yourself in nature without giving up modern comforts.
This cabin is surrounded by 12 acres filled with spruce and aspen trees, overlooking Palisades Lake. You can forget all about the “real” world here and just enjoy the breathtaking scenery, although you may need all-wheel drive to make it up the 600-foot driveway that leads from the highway to the cabin. It’s sure to be worth it to enjoy the tranquility, but you won’t have to sacrifice the essentials as it comes with a satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, washer and dryer. If the snow isn’t too deep you can enjoy a day trip to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, a little over an hour’s drive away.
This creekside cabin is just a mile from downtown Grand Lake and perfectly situated for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, or taking part in outdoor adventures right out your door like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and fantastic wildlife viewing, including moose. Downhill skiing can be enjoyed nearby at Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch. Or just stay here and relax while enjoying the beautiful view. You’ll have a well-stocked kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, a fireplace and washer/dryer.
A popular treehouse Airbnb, this romantic Hawaii retreat is the perfect place to escape the cold of winter while enjoying tranquility totally off-grid, secluded off the road for privacy. You’ll be able to hike through forests, in nearby Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and enjoy peaceful strolls on the sand. Designed to bring the outdoors in, the treehouse has an especially romantic vibe, reached by a 120-foot trail lined with lush ferns and flowers. The lower level has a lanai surrounded by hanging plants, ideal for relaxing among “complete Zen.” Lounge in the Balinese Bale’ daybed, enjoy the handmade teak bistro for sipping tea or coffee, and then after dark look forward to stargazing right from your bed.
This home is beautifully secluded along the spectacular central Oregon coast, providing 180-degrees from the living room and a deck where you can watch for frequent bald eagle sightings. It’s just a five-minute walk through the forest to a peaceful beach with tide pools and a protected seabird habitat. You’ll have a hot tub with an ocean view to relax in after enjoying it, along with a wood stove with wood supplied, a fully-stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, TV and Wi-Fi.
Located in the Yucca Valley hills just 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park in the high desert, this minimalist modern cabin has walls you can see through, bringing the outdoors in. It sits on a 100-acre property with just two other rentals that are a good distance away, ensuring privacy. Totally off-grid, it generates its own power from the sun and includes a deck for enjoying the views, with a detached kitchen and bathroom just steps away. You’ll have a fire pit for enjoying the warmth on a chilly winter’s night and the desert’s incredible starry skies.