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Romantic Getaways in Idaho

Recommendations for Romantic Idaho Hotels & Lodgings

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Couples can choose from a variety of potential romantic getaways in Idaho. The state's mountains, lakes, and forests make it an ideal place to escape from the hectic pace of every day life and enjoy quality time with your sweetheart. Idaho's romantic hotels and inns range from elegant to cozy, and from populated areas to remote locales. Here are my recommendations for romantic getaways in Idaho.

1. The Coeur d'Alene Resort

View of The Coeur d'Alene Resort and Marina ©Angela M. Brown 2009
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Looking for a combination of luxury accommodations and outdoor fun? The Coeur d'Alene Resort, on the shores of scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene, is the perfect choice. The resort boasts a world-class golf course, fine and casual dining options, a newly-renovated spa, and modern rooms filled with a long list of amenities. Unique shops and galleries, local parks, a marina, and a public beach are just a short walk away. Your choices for outdoor adventure include lake cruises, fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, bird watching, and kayaking. A variety of different romantic package deals are available.

2. Clark House at Hayden Lake

Nestled in an estate-like setting overlooking Hayden Lake, Clark House is a great choice for a romantic getaway. The inn was originally built as a summer home for F. Clark Lewis in 1910. Gourmet 6-course dinners are available in Clark House's elegant dining room, by reservation only. The outdoor recreation opportunities provided by Hayden Lake and Schweitzer and Silver Mountain ski resorts will allow you to spend quality fun time with your sweetie. The shops and galleries at Coeur d'Alene are less than an hour drive away.

3. Knob Hill Inn at Ketchum

This Sun Valley inn has a distinctive European charm. Surrounded by mountains and forests, this inn boasts access to year-round recreation, including skiing, mountain biking, golf, tennis, and hiking. Gourmet breakfasts are served in the inn's cozy dining room.

4. Black Swan Inn at Pocatello

Pocatello's Black Swan Inn has character - at least its rooms do! Each of the inn's suites is decorated according to a fantastic theme. Your choices include Romeo & Juliette, the Sea Cave, Enchanted Forests, and Arabian Nights. Check out their web site to see photos of each fabulous room.

5. The Lodge at Palisades Creek

The Lodge at Palisades Creek is located in the town of Irwin, near the Idaho-Wyoming border. The Lodge offers rustic yet luxurious accommodations, world-class fly fishing, and gourmet dining. The setting, at the site where Palisades Creek meets the Snake River, is wooded and serene. The towns of Idaho Falls and Jackson are about an hour away; each offer a attractions including shopping and museums.

6. Lava Hot Springs Inn

Lava Hot Springs Inn, located in Southeast Idaho, offers you access to five outdoor mineral pools, where you can relax and soak your cares away. A full breakfast buffer is served each morning.
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