Cozy Lodges and Unique Weekend Getaways
By Danielle Papineau
Nothing makes an anniversary, birthday or honeymoon more special than a little romance. Add beautiful Wisconsin backdrops, five star amenities and soothing lodging for the perfect romantic resort getaway.
Celebrate another great year together with a little pampering. The Alpine Resort of Presque Isle offers the American Plan, a full-service package which includes lodging in authentic log cabins complete with wood-burning fireplaces, breakfast, dinner and a daily maid service ideal for a romantic getaway. With all that extra time on your hands, spend the day strolling through secluded lakefront settings or the surrounding forests.
In the mood to try something new? Alpine Resort offers water skiing lessons perfect for couples looking for a little time together. For something more private, explore the spring-fed lake via the resort’s boat, canoe or kayak rentals. Not sure how you want to spend the anniversary weekend? On-site owners will help you plan a romantic weekend centered around your favorite things!
Looking to propose to your significant other on crystal waters while feeling a boat rock to gentle waves? How about proposing among a lush green forest bed while bike riding through some of Wisconsin’s most scenic backdrops? All of this can come true at the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort in Door County. The resort offers boat slip rentals through Yacht Club Marina for those looking to propose on the high seas. Bike rentals are also available for guests to explore nearby Peninsula State Park.
The Yacht Club’s 27-acre resort also boasts many five-star amenities such as housekeeping services, indoor/outdoor pools, a screened gazebo and an on-site sauna. After popping the question, return to the resort’s private whirlpool rooms for a little extra romance.
Celebrate his birthday in the great outdoors of St. Germain at Whispering Pine Lodge and Resort. Spend time cuddling along the shoreline of gleaming Pickerel Lake or reconnect on the water with your own 14-foot aluminum boat, available with each lodging rental. Pontoon, motor and 16-foot fishing boats are also available for rent. Already have a cherished boat? Bring it with you, as docking space is also provided with lodging.
Once your feet hit land, bring back the simple moments from your first days together with a friendly game of tennis, sand volleyball, basketball or horseshoes. Once the sun starts to set, settle into your log cabin and enjoy romantic views and an evening full of laughter on the screened porch.
Make her birthday a uniquely romantic event to remember at the House on the Rock Resort in Spring Green. Perfect for a weekend getaway, the resort at House on the Rock offers amazing activities, a lot of pampering and the perfect setting for romance.
Spend the morning together exploring the House on the Rock attraction for which the resort is best known. Then the real luxury begins—House on the Rock resort offers many spa packages and services within the resort itself, perfect for celebrating her special day and spending quality time together.
The pampering doesn’t stop there. Take her out for a special birthday dinner at the resort's on-site restaurant, The Grandview, which serves everything from lamb chops to New York strip steak. Once the food settles, finish off the night soaking in the resort's two indoor pools, whirlpool, sauna or steam room.
Celebrate your new life together in blissful style at the Country House Resort in Sister Bay. The breathtaking accommodations will provide the perfect retreat from post-wedding stress while 27 wooded acres on a rolling bluff greet you every morning.
The Penthouse at Country House features everything a newlywed couple needs. Enjoy a private water view balcony for morning coffee and nightly champagne toasts. If that isn’t enough, the penthouse features a private whirlpool tub, rustling flames from the gas fireplace, plush robes and a king size bed with a pillow top mattress.
Those looking for a little extra romance should take note of the resort’s pre-arrival concierge service which allows guests to have a bouquet of flowers, wine and sweet treats placed in the room before your arrival.