12 Best Romantic Getaways in Kentucky for Couples

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Are you heading away for the weekend with someone special and are in search of the best romantic getaways in Kentucky?

We have you covered! These Kentucky romantic getaways offer a variety of charming towns and cozy B&Bs that will deliver an intimate and idyllic atmosphere, allowing you quality time with your loved one!

Best romantic getaways in Kentucky for couples
Best romantic getaways in Kentucky for couples

Are there any romantic places in Kentucky that we missed or that you recommend (especially if you’re going away for Valentine’s Day in KY? Let us know in the comments! Thanks!

Romantic Getaways in Kentucky

1. Somerset   

Whether you plan an active or relaxing holiday with your special one, stunning Somerset will have so much in store for you.

If you both love water activities and want an active date, Buck Creek Outfitters is the place to go. They offer canoe and kayak rentals, life jackets, paddles, and even transportation to and from your vehicle once.

Be ready to enjoy a relaxing trip down Buck Creek with your partner that ranges from 2-3 hours to 6-8 hours.


When you’re done and in a mood for wine, head to Cedar Creek Vineyards to try their signature wines while seated outside in a natural setting and enjoying breathtaking views.

Somerset Cinema or Showplace Cinema are other must-visit spots to share a large bucket of popcorn and enjoy one of the latest releases.

Plenty of fun awaits you in Somerset Falls Family Park, such as mini-golf courses, air hockey tables, a skate park, and an ice-cream corner.

For some out-of-the-box date night ideas, pop over to MindScape Escape Rooms to show off your teamwork and improve communication by solving challenging puzzles and experiencing the thrill of escaping the locked rooms.

Get wet and wild with your partner in SomerSplash Waterpark, or have a fun night out in Briar Bowl Lanes/Keglers while bowling with your partner. 

2. Wildflower Ranch Inn

Location: Springfield, Kentucky

​​Nestled at the midpoint of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the historic, 150-year-old Wildflower Ranch Inn offers the ultimate romantic retreat for couples who appreciate elegance and comfort.

Here, you can immerse in architectural history and charm in one of their 4 rooms, browse their huge library, and enjoy a relaxing dip in the outside swimming pool.

Wildflower Ranch Inn
Wildflower Ranch Inn (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Book their fairytale-inspired suite Blackberry Blossom, where a king-size canopy bed, a huge jet-tub, tranquil gas-burning fireplace, and steam room with a multi-head shower will guarantee an ultimate romantic experience.

To get the real taste of the area’s signature spirits, visit the Limestone Branch Distillery, after which you can take part in Maker’s Mark Distillery tour to dip your own iconic bourbon bottle in 400-degree red wax to express your style.

Wildflower Ranch Inn
Wildflower Ranch Inn (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Nearby, you can also admire the statue of Lincoln created by Paula B. Slater or visit Mammoth Cave National Park to witness the world’s longest known cave system.

>> Check rates and availability at the Wildflower Ranch Inn

3. Berea

Also known as the Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky, Berea has that charming vibe to guarantee you the ultimate romantic getaway in Kentucky.

Ignite the heat between you and your loved one while enjoying folk dancing at the Russel Acton Folk Centre or joining community dances with Contraire Dance Association.


To immerse yourself in Berea’s natural beauty, enjoy a romantic picnic date at Memorial Park or lace up your hiking shoes and head to Indian Fort Mountain Trails at Berea Pinnacles.

Wandering hand-in-hand from one stall to another at Berea Farmers’ Market is a fun way to know a little bit more about each other and enjoy a chilled-out atmosphere (while supporting small, local businesses). They also have some delicious apples!

Level up your dining experience at the historic Boone Tavern Restaurant, which embraces Southern hospitality and offers a delicious menu packed with the finest wines, spirits (including Kentucky bourbon), and beers hand-crafted in Kentucky.

Berea 2
Berea is one of the best romantic getaways in Kentucky

Catch a great show at The Spotlight Playhouse, and make sure not to miss their famous Murder Mystery Dinner Show.

Grab your significant other and head to HomeGrown HideAways to enjoy a few nights under the starry skies.

Your Berea trip won’t be complete without a visit to Kentucky Artisan Centre in Berea to admire modern and traditional crafts, glassworks, woodwork, music, film, and other local art.   

4. The Ashley Inn (Meadow Lake Equestrian Center)

Location: Lancaster, Kentucky

If you are thinking about going away for a dreamy, historic couples trip, then the Ashley Inn at Meadow Lake Equestrian Center, built in 1840, is the place to go.

Once serving as a cattle ranch, then a dairy farm, and now a horse farm, this antebellum mansion nestled in the middle of quintessential Kentucky scenery is the perfect place for your destination wedding to say your vows lakeside or in a rustic horse barn.

Celebrate your special day in an indoor-outdoor pavilion, then head horseback riding for two in the horse farm backdropped by rolling bluegrass and picturesque views.

Meadow Lake Equestrian Center
Meadow Lake Equestrian Center (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Just across the main house and adjacent to a lovely courtyard is the Veranda Suite, a room with a warm and inviting ambiance, offering a romantic retreat for those after a serene getaway.

It features a large room with a king-sized bed, a two-sink ensuite private bath, and a private patio overlooking the gorgeous rose garden and fountain. 

>> Click here for rates and availability for the Ashley Inn

5. Maysville  

Maysville is another quaint city for your perfect Kentucky romantic getaway.

Head to the historic Washington Opera House, built in 1889, or the Russell Theater to catch a live performance together. If you are both into history, then the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center should be on your bucket list.

There, you can marvel at the magnificent 1/12 miniature collection and exhibits and visit a genealogical-historical library housing one-of-a-kind manuscripts from the Colonial times that highlight the region’s stories from the past.

To learn more about the city’s railroad history, visit the National Underground Railroad Museum to witness photographs, furniture, and personal items of the Bierbower family, the museum’s former owners.

Maysville via David Wilson (Flickr CC BY 2.0)
Maysville via David Wilson (Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Visiting the 4000-square foot Strodes Run Herb Farm is not your typical date night option. You can explore the farm on your own, buy fresh herbs to take home with you, and even hike the Lower Blue Lick Trace Indian trail and get to historical Lashbrook Cemetery.

When in the mood for a little drinking with your date, head to the Old Pogue Distillery to get the true taste of Kentucky’s original bourbon.

After a busy day sightseeing, enjoy a 50’s-style homemade dinner with your partner at Delite’s or simply enjoy traditional Italian cuisine at Caproni’s on the river.

6. Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast

Location: Brandenburg, Kentucky

Mark your next romantic milestone with a tranquil getaway to the Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast.

It is truly the perfect balance between several luxurious amenities and a casual southern setting that will ensure an unparalleled experience.

Spoil your special date with a relaxing spa day for two at luxurious Southern Grace Suite, where a Jacuzzi tub filled with rose petals, bubbles, and candles followed by a massage therapy session will make you both return rejuvenated.

Southern Grace B&B
Southern Grace B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

This Bed and Breakfast allows you to enjoy ample recreation opportunities year-round. Take a dip in the swimming pool, go paddle boating, admire butterfly gardens, and enjoy berry picking from late spring to early fall or immerse in bird watching during the winter months.

Choose their S’more for Two Package to get a beautifully decorated gift box that has all the ingredients inside for you to make delicious s’mores.

Southern Grace B&B 2
Southern Grace B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Finish off your day by chatting together over the bonfire in a romantic setting and roasting marshmallows with them!

>> Click here for rates and availability for Southern Grace B&B

7. Harlan

Another romantic getaway awaits you in this mountain town of Harlan tucked away in the heart of Kentucky.

Sometimes the best way to get away from the crowd and the city’s hustle and bustle is to reconnect with nature and you can do that at Martins Fork Lake that features many picnicking, camping, fishing, hunting, sunbathing, boating, hiking, and many other outdoor recreation opportunities.

Beautiful Harlan, KY
Beautiful Harlan, KY

Kingdom Come State Park is another must-visit spot for nature enthusiasts when visiting this small town.

Bike along The Little Shepherd Trail to see a natural sandstone bridge “Long Rock,” go paddle-boating or fishing in the 3.5-acre mountain lake, visit the Cave Amphitheater, and make sure not to miss the stunning views from Creech Overlook and 12 O’clock Overlook.

Regardless of whether or not you’re a history buff, visiting the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum should be on the top of your list to dig deep into the city’s coal heritage.

Swinging bridge in Harlan
Swinging bridge in Harlan

Complete your history-filled tour by visiting the Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster Memorial to pay your respects to those who died in the devastating mine disaster.

Before leaving, check out Sassy Trash, where you can find plenty of handmade and vintage unique gift ideas.

8. Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

Location: Bardstown, Kentucky

Treat your special one to a romantic weekend getaway at the historic Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, nestled in the Bourbon Capital of the World, for lifetime memories.

Take your relationship to the next level by indulging in rejuvenating treatments and couples massages at the Bardstown Spa.

Bourbon Manor
Bourbon Manor (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Choose their Roses, Romance, and Relaxation Package to get wine, champagne, or non-alcoholic sparkling beverages, beautifully arranged roses, and a special “An Enchanted Evening” game upon your arrival to spark love and romance.

The Pampered Partner’s Package is another couple’s favorite package for total relaxation. Enjoy a 5-hour private limo tour on either the KY Wine Trail or KY Bourbon Trail to get the real taste of the area’s signature wines and iconic bourbon.

Bourbon Manor 2
Bourbon Manor (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

After the ultimate bourbon experience, head to Bardstown’s historic downtown, where you can delve deep into the area’s history in the Civil War Museum, catch an outdoor drama in Stephen Foster Musical, explore antiques at Nettie Jarvis Antiques, or play golf at Maywood Golf Club.

>> Click here for rates and availability for Bourbon Manor B&B

9. Harrodsburg

Whether you are planning your anniversary trip, an intimate weekend getaway, or a place to spend Valentine’s Day in Kentucky, Harrodsburg is the perfect destination to fire up the romance.

For some fun and somewhat educational adventure, book a Dixie Belle Riverboat Ride on the Kentucky River that will take you and your soulmate travel back in time as the captain shares the area’s history.

Grab your special one and whisk them away on a tranquil albeit, at the same time, adventurous date night in Big Red Stables, where horseback riding on sunset hours is the perfect way to say ‘I love you’.

Harrodsburg - Ken Schulze - Shutterstock.com
Harrodsburg – Ken Schulze – Shutterstock.com

To immerse yourself in Kentucky’s history, visit the 3,000-acre Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill that features dining and catering services, overnight accommodations, historical exhibitions, a farm and garden area, hiking trails, a nature preserve, riverboat rides, and hosts many special programs and events.

If you are sick of the same old outings and are visiting Kentucky during fall, then head to Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch that will guarantee you an exciting date night experience.

From early September to the end of October, the farm organizes its annual Winter Funfest, during which you can enjoy human hamster wheels, zip-lining, hayrides, a hay maze, and pick-your-own pumpkins.

When hungry, pop over to Corn Café or pick your own fresh produce at the Farm Market. 

10. Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast

Location: Warsaw, Kentucky

Reconnect with each other at the Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Warsaw, KY, where casual elegance and historic tradition define romance.

Book the Tulip, Magnolia, or American Linden Room to enjoy their full romance package that features gorgeous floral arrangements in the room along with chocolate-covered strawberries.

Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast 2
Riverside Inn B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Immerse yourself in a relaxing spa day with your significant other at The Spa and choose a hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, or therapeutic massage to completely unwind and recharge.

This stunning Kentucky B&B is just minutes away from all that the region has to offer.

Enjoy intimate and upscale dining in nearby Jewell’s on Main Restaurant or rekindle the romance at Sugar Bay Golf Course by placing bets on who will lose at the challenging course backdropped by terrific scenery.

Riverside Inn Bed and Breakfast
Riverside Inn B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Quench your gaming thirst at Belterra Casino, located just 10 minutes from Riverside Inn, or practice sporting clay shooting at the Elk Creek Hunt Club. 

>> Click here for rates and availability at the Riverside Inn B&B

11. Augusta  

A weekend in charming Augusta is a great way to share magical moments with each other while enjoying many out-of-the-box date ideas.

Take in the magnificent views of Augusta in each other’s arms while riding the Augusta Ferry across the Ohio River.

If you want to do something thrilling on your next date night, take part in spooky Gilded Lily Tours of Augusta, where a guided tour by Miss Lily from the 1860s will make you dig deep into the city’s haunted past.

For a more spine-chilling and hair-rising tour, head to explore the original cells of the 1811 Historic Jail that held prisoners in 1811 up until 1978.

The bridge to Ohio from Augusta
The bridge to Ohio from Augusta

Another romantic way to explore this historic city is to go for an Augusta Carriage Ride. Sit in O’Neil Landing, soak up the majestic Augusta sunset views and snap the perfect golden hour Insta shot with your special date.

To meet with the locals, you can go swimming in the city pool that features changing rooms, bathrooms, lifeguards on duty, and a grassy area, or support locals by visiting Locust Ridge Organics to get your fresh vegetables.

Regain your energy at Carota’s Pizza while enjoying their mouth-watering signature pizzas that are loved by many locals.

12. Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast

Location: Irvine, Kentucky

If you are thinking about heading off on an intimate getaway with your significant other, then Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast should be on your bucket list.

A weekend away at one of their 3 rustic cabins is definitely one of the best ways to ignite the heat between you and your loved one amidst the natural setting.

Snug Hollow B&B
Snug Hollow B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Reserve their Cottage with a View, where you can relax, take in the tranquil scenery from the front porch, and experience the ultimate secluded retreat.

Wake up to majestic scenery and a delicious breakfast every morning, head to wander about the meadow labyrinth and reconnect with nature in the surrounding 350 acres packed with wildlife.

Snug Hollow B&B
Snug Hollow B&B (photo courtesy of their Facebook page)

Experience the perfect spa day by indulging in rejuvenating massage, Reiki, or Jin Shin Jyutsu by appointment.

Take a break from spending the whole day in nature and head to the nearby Renfro Valley Music Hall to catch a live performance or discover local art in Tater Knob Pottery.

>> Click here for rates and availability for Snug Hollow Farm B&B

What is your favorite romantic getaway in Kentucky? Let us know in the comments! Thanks!

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