Romantic dinners. Long walks on the beach. Serene retreats. Intimate moments and the ultimate privacy. And of course, no kids! That’s the norm on a couples getaway. But, what about staying at luxury couples resorts during COVID?
It’s a time of year when people are normally traveling all over the place. You might be wondering what to do with the rest of your summer. And what about the fall? Or the rest of 2020? 2021?
Where can couples vacation in the US during COVID?
As COVID numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction for the United States, we continue to be more limited in where we can travel. This is a dynamic situation, and things are changing daily. But overall, here’s the trend if you are thinking about a vacation during COVID. As a US citizen, if you are going to travel near term, domestic is your safest bet.
If you are thinking about a couples getaway during COVID, I need to tell you something. There are so many amazing properties spread across the US that were designed for social distancing. And that was wayyy before it was the travel industry’s hottest trend! If you don’t believe me, read on.
This article will dive into some of the best resorts in the United States for a couples getaway. I will share 5 of my favorite luxury couples resorts to consider for your socially distant couples vacation during COVID.
Top 5 luxury couples resorts for your post-quarantine vacation
Whether you live on the east coast, the west coast, or anywhere in between, there’s a breathtaking option for you.
And yes, I understand that there are some areas of the US that are seeing spikes in COVID cases. The properties on this list are all in remote locations, have tons of outdoor space, and offer secluded accommodation options. For example, casitas, cabins, villas, bungalows, private homes, or full buyout.
We’ve chosen options at different price points and rounded things out geographically within the US. Everyone has different needs and priorities, so they are not listed in ranking order.
It is also not an end all, be all list. There are too many great properties to include them all. If you do not find something that matches your needs, please reach out and ask (email me directly: email@example.com). I am happy to have the conversation and guide you in the right direction!
You might be looking for a near term driving distance getaway. Or maybe you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel. Either way, continue reading and use this hand-picked list of luxury couples resorts as a starting point.
VIP perks and amenities for you
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- Free breakfast daily
- Food, beverage, or spa credits to use during your stay
- Potential room upgrades
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Post Ranch Inn | Big Sur, CA – The inspiring landscape that surrounds Post Ranch Inn has helped evolve this 100-acre property from a homestead and working ranch to one of the most acclaimed luxury resorts in the world. Imagine being nestled amongst the cliffs, mountains, and panoramic ocean views of Big Sur. Enjoy an array of dishes and flavors artfully prepared using locally foraged ingredients often discovered along the lush coastline and nearby mountains. Indulge in the acclaimed wine list, with over 15,000 bottles and 3,200 selections. Revitalize with soothing body treatments, calming meditation sessions, invigorating private guided hikes, and energizing yoga classes.
Choose from 39 guest rooms and one private home, all blending rustic elegance with luxury and comfort and offering ocean or mountain views.
- Open: Now
- $1,275++ per night
The Green O | Greenough, MT – Tucked deep on the densely timbered southern edge of the expansive 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch, The Green O is a hidden gem. It is designed especially for adults searching for the perfect blend of adventure and serenity. Staying true to their Montana roots, they’ve created 12 secluded “Haus” accommodations that provide the ultimate in privacy while surrounding you in nature. This isn’t just an all-inclusive luxury resort. It is a place where breathtaking views meet thrilling outdoor adventures—where your soul and spirit can wander.
Choose from four exquisitely designed “Haus” accommodations, each one offering a private sanctuary among the trees.
- Open: TBD 2021
- $2,530++ per couple, per night (all inclusive)
The Point | Saranac Lake, NY – At The Point, you’ll escape to the Gilded Age lifestyle of a historic Adirondack Great Camp. It is designated as the only Forbes Five Star property in Upstate New York, and was the first Relais & Châteaux member of North America a mere 35 years ago. The property was originally built by William Avery Rockefeller II a century ago. Then, the fanciful log mansions, crafted of native timber and stone, personified the 19th Century romantic notion of “roughing it” in great comfort, style, and luxury. Today, The Point pays tribute to this tradition by honoring guests with its unique combination of warm, gracious hospitality, luxurious privacy, and thoughtful services in every detail of each guest’s visit. Enjoy an unforgettable stay at the only Adirondack Great Camp from the Gilded Age open to the public.
Choose from 11 distinct cabin style accommodations, each with its own personality and spread between four original log buildings throughout the property.
- Open: Now
- $1,750++ per couple, per night (all inclusive)
Little Palm Island | The Keys, FL – Whether arriving by seaplane or Little Palm Island’s private boat, you’ll begin your journey with refreshing cocktails at their on-shore reception and lounge. Then, you’ll make the short, scenic journey to your new island oasis. The beachfront bungalows are inspired by a British West Indies aesthetic and combine old world tradition with a modern twist. Thoughtful amenities, including an indoor/outdoor spa, deliver exotic charm reminiscent of a Balinese hideaway. World-class cuisine is served in the dining room, surrounded by the natural beauty of their lush, private tropical island. Here, you’ll escape the ordinary and delight in exceptional luxury.
Choose from a variety of luxury bungalow suites, fully redesigned and ready to become your new paradise.
- Open: Now
- $1,190++ per night
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado | Santa Fe, NM – Set on 57 rolling acres in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, and just 10 minutes from the downtown shops and galleries, Rancho Encantado is undeniably romantic. The scent of piñon woodsmoke fills the air as you step onto your private patio to watch the sunset. Begin your days with a hike along the nearby ridges and arroyos as your guide shares tales of the property’s dude ranch past. Then, relax by the pool, indulge in a healing treatment at the Spa, and enjoy elevated, regional cuisine before strolling back to your casita beneath a starry night sky. In Santa Fe, it’s hard not to feel spoiled by the rugged beauty that surrounds this intimate, 65-room resort. It is truly a high-desert refuge in America’s land of enchantment.
Choose from a variety of uniquely decorated casitas and suites, all with your own private outdoor space.
- Open: Now
- $780++ per night
Again, this is not an end all be all list of luxury couples resorts. But, whether you’re looking for a luxury couples getaway during COVID or if you’re planning ahead for a time when you will be ready to travel, this hand-picked list is a great place to start.
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