With the colder months approaching, we compiled a list of the best destinations to enjoy a romantic getaway while keeping warm with a stunning fireplace or the best fire pits.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, Calif.
With over 70 fireplaces on-property, Rancho Valencia offers a variety of indoor and outdoor fireplace on-property for guests to enjoy. Located outside of Rancho Valencia's signature restaurant and bar, The Pony Room, are outdoor fire pits where guests can take in the views out the floor to ceiling window overlooking the resort's picturesque croquet lawn bordered by lush canyons and mountains. In addition, each guest casita on-property offers an indoor fireplace with many of them including outdoor fireplaces as well on the private patios.
The Wigwam, Phoenix, Ariz.
The Wigwam has a total of 29 fireplaces and fire pits on-property for guests to enjoy, located outside of some of the rooms for private use, in dining areas, and in the hotel's lobby. The main lobby features a fireplace that has remained a centerpiece of the redesigned living and lounge area since 1918. Now celebrating their 85th anniversary, The Wigwam has kept to its roots by providing ways for guests to enjoy their stay, socialize, and be a part of the casual elegance that Arizona has to offer.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, savor a personal romantic bonfire nestled in the dunes with magnificent scenery exemplifying the gentle ambience of this barrier island and enjoy treats, warm blankets and alone time to cuddle.
Twin Farms- Barnard, Vermont
Set amidst 300 acres of meadows and woodlands in an unspoiled valley, 15 minutes north of Woodstock, Twin Farms is a romantic hideaway with a variety of unique fireplaces.The all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux property and only-five star resort in Vermont offers 20 distinctive accommodations ranging from four large suites to cottages built for two, with at least one wood-burning fireplace in each. Twin Farms' staff ensures a crackling fire is lit at all times, without ever entering the guests room- all fireplaces are built with secure anteroom access to stock wood, etc. In addition to the rustically elegant accommodations, The Barn Room is a fine prelude to dinner, where guests can enjoy a blazing fire paired with a signature cocktail. Casual elegance and camaraderie come together over the artistic culinary preparations, situated by a large field stone fireplace in The Dining Room. The property also offers a Japanese-style soaking tub (Furo), a hot soaking pool with a wood interior and 104F. water temperature give the building a relaxing sauna-like atmosphere.
The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort | Vail, CO
Having debuted an extensive renovation in November 2014, The Lodge at Vail is a historic property (the first hotel in Vail) that is a favorite spot among locals and Vail visitors alike. Located just steps away from the new Gondola One and at the heart of the city's dining and shopping scene, the historic hotel offers an alpine chalet charm coupled with impeccable service – and now with significant upgrades to the lobby and guest rooms. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of powdery white mountaintops and snow-trimmed evergreens from the renowned fire pit outside of the newly renovated restaurant offering mountain comfort cuisine, Cucina – an unbeatable location in the heart of Vail Village for an aprés ski scene.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - Lake Geneva, Wisc.
One of the premier experiential resorts in the upper Midwest tucked within historic Lake Geneva, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa allows guests to kick back and relax outside by the fire on Embers Terrace with views of the forested horizon, lake and lush golf courses. Grand Geneva is the area's only AAA Four Diamond resort featuring two championship golf courses; the state-of-the-art WELL Spa + Salon; the Mountain Top ski slope; and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, the resort's on-site family-oriented destination, featuring a 50,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor waterpark.
L'Auberge de Sedona | Sedona, AZ
L'Auberge de Sedona is one of the Southwest's foremost luxury retreats, nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona's renowned Red Rock region. Each guest room on property offers a wood burning fireplace. Even more romantic and luxurious, during the colder fall and winter months guests can cozy-up their cottage-style suite and enjoy L'Auberge's in-room Fireside Menu. An on-site Fireside Concierge will come to your room and build the perfect fire. Specialty and seasonal drinks and snacks called "Fireside Delights" are also available as part of the services and include s'mores pops (milk chocolate covered marshmallow with graham cracker crumb), apple pie cocktail with salted carmel pie crust bar, gingerbread macaroon and local wines.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Henderson, Nevada
Vegas for romance? You might be surprised. Those looking to escape the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip can travel 30 minutes outside to The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. At the pristine lakeside resort, which offers stunning views of the Nevada desert and surrounding mountains, guests can cozy up at the romantic outdoor Lotus Court fire pit for the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the desert mountains and cuddle up under the stars. Lotus Court is the ultimate setting from sunrise to sunset, with trickling fountains and sparkling fire pits that add warmth and serenity.
Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach CA
Relax and enjoy breathtaking sunset views over the Pacific ocean when lounging by the outdoor fire pits on the terrace of Surf & Sand Resort's 15FiftyFive. Just footsteps from the water, the premiere outdoor elevated lounge is ideally positioned to capture rays of sun and sweeping views of the ocean, creating illusions of never ending blue. A leader in coastal luxury, Surf & Sand satisfies all of your SoCal getaway needs providing surf, sand and sun! After a fireside cocktail, dazzle your palate with fresh coastal flavors at Splashes restaurant.
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Escape to Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in the picturesque town of Rancho Bernardo just outside of San Diego for contemporary California cuisine at Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant. Delight in cocktails and bites by the quaint outdoor fire pits on the patio at Veranda, while enjoying expansive golf course views. Visitors and locals alike can find a lively social dining scene on the outdoor patio dining complete with multiple fire pits for couples to cozy up by or for larger parties to gather in San Diego's beautiful year round weather.
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa | Sausalito, CA
Located hillside in Northern California's beautiful Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa announces the renovation completion of its 11-room historic Mansion includes 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite suite. The Suite's expansive, floor-to-ceiling glass patio doors foldaway to create a seamless connection between inside and out, encouraging a relaxed and inviting atmosphere on the two-tiered deck. Featuring an outdoor bar, BBQ area and ample seating, while the lower deck offers a more intimate setting with a fire pit and lounge seating. The new, standout Alexandrite Suite has been updated and perfected by a world-renowned design team, and seamlessly paired with leading, cutting-edge technology, the finest amenities, and brilliant views of the Richardson Bay and the San Francisco skyline.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage | Rancho Mirage, CA
Enveloped within the Santa Rosa Mountain range, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage reflects the region's picturesque open-air surroundings to offer a true luxury desert experience. Reflecting the picturesque open-air surroundings, featuring natural elements of stone, wood and fire, each of the 244 contemporary guest rooms feature spacious patios, while the Terrace Fire Pit rooms on the ground floor even include their own private fire pits. Throughout the property, guests can also enjoy lounging fireside, overlooking the desert floor and Palm Springs valley.
Belmond El Encanto | Santa Barbara, California
Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California provides an enchanting hideaway set high in the hills amid lush gardens. The property proudly boasts open-hearth fireplaces in its rooms and suites, setting evenings aglow. Guests can revel in the warmth of the cozy fireplace, while acclimatizing to Belmond El Encanto's easygoing lifestyle.