Romantic Getaways in Missouri


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Restaurants , Resorts , Hotels / Motels
Spend a quiet weekend or enjoy an extended getaway at these hotels and resorts.
Author: Stephen Foutes
Your romance game is about to be put to the test. Earn high marks by planning a romantic getaway in Missouri.

A box of chocolates is tasty and a dinner out is always a treat, but this year, take advantage of Valentine's Day (it's a Sunday) by opting for a weekend getaway. In every corner of the Show-Me State, you find excellent romantic destinations to help make this a memorable occasion for you and that special someone.

Here's a look at just some of the Missouri spots ideal for a romantic escape:

• Camden on the Lake - You don't need a boat or temperatures in the mid 80s to enjoy a weekend at the Lake. In fact, during the winter months, the Lake area is an ideal destination for couples looking to escape. Camden on the Lake has excellent lodging choices for couples, including grand suites with jetted tubs and beautiful views. H. Toad's Bar and Grill offers a varied menu, with options including steaks and crab legs.

• Hotel Vandivort - This boutique hotel in downtown Springfield knows how to put the finishes touches on your romantic getaway. Book the "Do Not Disturb" package, which includes dinner for two at The Order (in the hotel lobby). It's a great place to enjoy a quiet drink before heading out, or settling in, for the night. Brunch is served on weekends. Rooms dubbed Modest Queen and Humble King are comfy and cozy, but if you enjoy lots of open area, check out Vandivort's collection of suites.

• The Four Seasons - You'll feel like a high roller the minute you walk into this AAA-rated Five Diamond hotel in downtown St. Louis. The Four Seasons' elegant rooms and suites offer amazing views of the Gateway Arch and are just a stone's throw from the Lumiere Place casino, one of St. Louis' most popular nightspots. On-site dining at Cielo brings a taste of Italy to Missouri, while the hotel spa offers a variety of options to work your cares away.

• Hotel Sorella - The fun and excitement of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza is just outside the door when you stay at Hotel Sorella. The Plaza's newest hotel has luxurious rooms and suites well suited for a weekend (or week-long) getaway. Inside the hotel, Rosso provides excellent cuisine (with Italian and Mediterranean influences), while Francesca's is well suited for those in the mood for lighter fare or simply relaxed conservation and a glass of wine.

• Chaumette Winery - This is no ordinary winery. Located amid rolling hills near Ste. Genevieve, Chaumette has luxury villas, a restaurant and a spa, not to mention some of Missouri's most-awarded wines. There are breakfast options for in-villa dining, while the Grapevine Grill offers a diverse menu - with Cajun flair - that changes seasonally. The Spa at Chaumette pampers you with a variety of services, ranging from wraps and facials to Swedish and deep-tissue massages.

These are just a few examples of the romantic getaways waiting for you in Missouri. Keep exploring to plan the perfect trip for the special person in your life.

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