Cozy Up in These Oregon Couples' Destinations
Oregon offers peaceful tranquility, lush nature, earthy vibes and plenty of rainy weather to escape from in the form of intimate cafes and cozy guest rooms. That said, summer is the warmest and driest time of year in Oregon, so if you and your partner aren't much for rain, the summer season is your best bet. For quiet seclusion, you can visit in the winter to avoid tourists—and most likely the outdoors, as well. Spring brings blooming wildflowers, and autumn still holds the possibility of warmth without the summer crowds. Regardless of season, Oregon makes for the perfect couple's getaway.
Sentinel Hotel in Portland
The Sentinel (614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR) is the self-proclaimed "most storied" hotel in Portland, located right downtown in two historic buildings. Its guest rooms are famously luxurious, and the hotel kitchen offers its own signature ice cream.
On top of the hotel itself, Portland has a lot to offer the vacationing couple: endless food options, craft beer and spirits, urban wineries, museums and diverse live music. The city features all the best parts of urban culture with a down-to-earth attitude, making it welcoming and relaxing for you and your partner.
Hallmark Resort and Spa in Cannon Beach
The Hallmark Resort (1400 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, OR) sits right on the ocean in Cannon Beach, featuring breathtaking views of Haystack Rock, the largest sea stack on America's Pacific coast. Couples can enjoy the resort's full spa or spend their days strolling between the beach, wine-tasting rooms and local eateries.
Oregon Caves Chateau
The Oregon Caves dot the Siskiyou Mountains, formed as rainwater from ancient forests dissolved marble floors to create the "marble halls of Oregon." The caves are one of Oregon's most beautiful natural features, and the seasonal Chateau at the Oregon Caves (20000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR) makes the area one of Oregon's most romantic features, as well.
The Chateau is a six-story structure with suites designed for a romantic getaway, priced around $212 per night. Book ahead: The Chateau is open each year from May through October, and its rooms tend to fill up quickly.
Hot Springs in Burns
Oregon is home to a collection of natural hot springs, offering outdoor warmth even at the harshest times of year. The Crystal Cane Hot Springs (59315 Highway 78, Burns, OR) offers four waterfront cabins, and accommodations there include unlimited use of the on-site hot springs.
The cabins go for relatively low overnight rates ($58 per night for two people), making this hot springs getaway perfect for a low-budget, romantic night out of town.
Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood
The Timberline Lodge (27500 E. Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR) stands 6,000 feet above sea level on the south slope of Mount Hood, with easy access to nearby skiing and on-site amenities including a swimming pool, fitness room and laundry facilities.
The lodge offers several types of overnight options, including the historic lodge rooms, luxury condominiums and the Silcox Hut, a remote and rustic cabin with modern conveniences. The lodge rooms suit a vacationing couple best—particularly the premier fireplace guest rooms, which feature king beds and cozy wood-burning fireplaces.