Spring into romance in New York State! From intimate B&Bs to cozy cabin retreats to lovingly-restored historic mansions, it’s the perfect time to surprise your sweetheart with an unforgettable romantic escape. Whether you prefer a springtime stroll through colorful tulips or a romantic dinner aboard a sunset cruise, your love is sure to bloom this season with these 11 romantic spring getaways. Photo Credit: @aiaiaicchi on Instagram. 

Morgan State House Inn (Capital-Saratoga)

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Indulge in historic elegance in the heart of downtown Albany at the Morgan State House Inn. This 1884 New York-style mansion makes for the perfect romantic homebase with elegant guest rooms, a tranquil English garden decorated with perennials, and a romance package that includes chilled champagne. Just steps away is Washington Park which comes to life each spring with more than 140,000 tulips at the Albany Tulip Festival (May 11-12). Set sail on a charming sightseeing cruise of the city with Dutch Apple Cruises (starting April 26), or go museum hopping at the New York State Museum, USS Slater DE 766, and Albany Institute of History and Art. Take your partner out for drinks at Druthers Brewing Co. or stop for a cocktail at Hollow Bar+Kitchen. End the evening with a romantic dinner at 677 Prime and a show at the Palace Theater.  

Stagecoach Inn (Hudson Valley)

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Discover the beauty of Goshen in the spring at the historic Stagecoach Inn. Check into one of the five luxurious and modern guest rooms, just steps away from amazing restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Next door, explore the Historic Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame or stroll hand in hand down charming Main Street. On Fridays, stop by the Goshen Farmers’ Market (May-November) for fresh local produce and other homemade goodies. Just a short 15 minute drive outside of town will lead you to some of the area’s best activities. Sip alongside your sweetheart at Brotherhood Winery, the oldest in the country, wander through the beautiful Orange County Arboretum during peak bloom, or shop ‘til you drop at the Woodbury Commons. Enjoy exquisite elixirs and delicious cocktails made by experienced “barmacists” at Pharmacy Kitchen and Bar, found in a restored 1861 pharmacy building. Wrap up your day of romance with a delicious meal from the outdoor patio right at the Stagecoach Inn (pictured) or the luxurious dining room at Limoncello.   

Urban Cowboy Lodge (Catskills)

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Experience the tranquil beauty of the Catskills from the 26-room Urban Cowboy Lodge in Big Indian. The Lodge’s five buildings all boast cozy cabin vibes with a variety of unique features including clawfoot bathtubs, eclectic decor, 21+ suites, and stunning views. Admire the passing mountain views along Route 28 as you make your way over to Phoenicia. Take your partner on a pedal-powered tour of the rails with Catskill Rail Explorers (opens April 27). Prepare to be amazed at the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope and the dazzling Kaleidashow in Emerson. Plus, it’s home to the Shops at Emerson with a unique collection of local businesses selling everything from modern farmhouse decor to hand-crafted kaleidoscopes. Fully immerse yourself in spring on a hike through the mountains. The Ashokan Rail Trail offers a relaxing and easy stroll while Giant Ledge and Slide Mountain lean toward the more challenging side, offering spectacular views. After you’ve worked up an appetite, be sure to stop by the famed Phoenicia Diner for delicious diner food, best enjoyed from the outdoor picnic-style setting.        

Hart House on Wellesley Island (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

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Immerse yourself in the heart of the Thousand Islands at the Hart House on Wellesley Island. This romantic and relaxing bed and breakfast retreat opens for reservations in early April and features breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River, a delicious rotating gourmet breakfast, and nine comfortable guest suites. Spend some time exploring the island and then take the Thousand Islands Bridge to the mainland for even more stunning sights. Book a romantic boat tour with Clayton Island Tours (opens May 11) in Clayton or Uncle Sam Boat Tours (opens April 6) in Alexandria Bay. Both will take you and your love to the beautiful Boldt (opens May 11) or Singer (opens April 27) castles. Sip back and relax with one of the region's award-winning craft beverages from handcrafted spirits at Clayton Distillery and Saint Lawrence Spirits to delicious wine at Coyote Moon Vineyards and Thousand Islands Winery. Pop into local shops and boutiques along the main streets of Clayton or Alexandria Bay. End the day with a romantic meal at the Clipper Inn and in the warmer months dine out on the patio. 

Inn at Erlowest (Adirondacks)

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Historic elegance awaits at the Inn at Erlowest overlooking the scenic Lake George waterfront. Dating back to 1898, this mansion offers unique guest suites, villas, and townhouses (including adults-only options), featuring beautiful views of the lake and campus that blooms with vibrant colors in the spring. All aboard Lake George Steamboat Company (season starts in May) for a romantic dinner or sunset cruise. Take a stroll down Canada Street filled with all kinds of local treasures from souvenirs to antiques to delicious restaurants. Up for adventure? Take your love to new heights (literally) at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course (season starts in April) in Bolton Landing with six aerial adventure courses, 60+ treetop obstacles, zip lines, and more. Cheers to $15 signature tastings at Adirondack Winery which includes seven wine samples and a complimentary branded wine glass. Plan a romantic ending to an exciting day at one the country’s 100 most romantic restaurants, The Chateau on the Lake.  

Hotel Aqua (Long Island)

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Gaze out at the sparkling Peconic Bay from the private beach at the Hotel Aqua in Aquebogue. This adult-only getaway offers seaside-themed suites with private decks, beach views, and large soaking tubs. Plus, in-room massages, personalized wine tours, a jacuzzi and sauna are also available. Each spring, Waterdrinker Farms in Manorville blossoms with a rainbow of tulips. Stop by for the farm’s Tulip Festival in April and frolic through fields of flowers, pick your own bouquet, and experience all kinds of farm fun. Sip your way through scenic Long Island Wine Country at nearby award-winning vineyards like Paumanok and Jamesport (pictured). If beer is more your style, relax on the outdoor patio at North Fork Brewing Company in Peconic. Make aquatic friends at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, home to a 120,000 gallon shark tank, adorable sea lion shows, and more. In Riverhead, you’ll also find Long Island's largest outlet center, the Tanger Outlets, featuring over 150 outlet stores to shop from. For delicious local seafood, be sure to stop at Jerry & the Mermaid, known for decadent lobster rolls.

Akwaaba Mansion (New York City)

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Make yourself at home among the elegant atmosphere of the Akwaaba Mansion in Brooklyn. Nestled on a quiet tree-lined street, this historic 1860s landmark houses four luxurious guest rooms, three of which have private jacuzzi tubs for two, and amenities like homemade breakfast and afternoon tea. Special packages are also available if you’re looking to up the romance. Venture out into the vibrancy of spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (pictured) where bright pink cherry blossoms begin blooming mid-late March. Looking for even more floral fun? Each season, Prospect Park comes to life with peach and white magnolias, witch hazel, cherry blossoms, and other blooms. Spring flowers also adorn the 478-acre grounds of the historic Green-Wood Cemetery which offers walking and trolley tours throughout the year. Pair the latest blockbuster movie with classic concessions or a themed beverage from the bar at Nitehawk Cinema. If you just can’t get enough of spring in the city, dine out on the bright outdoor patio at Pasta Louise, decorated in beautiful flowers. 

Mansion on Delaware Avenue (Greater Niagara) 

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Indulge in old world charm and modern luxury at Buffalo’s first and only AAA rated Four Diamond hotel. Nestled in the heart of Buffalo, the historic Mansion on Delaware Avenue is home to 28 guest rooms and suites complete with fireplaces, European-style breakfast, and butler service. Treat yourself and your love to an unforgettable stay with one of the hotel's romance packages. Stroll through a sea of cherry blossoms all season long or at the annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival (April 27-28) at Japanese Garden of Buffalo. For even more blooms, explore the Buffalo and Erie County Botanic Gardens with flowers and plants from around the world. Root for the home team at a Buffalo Bisons baseball game; opening day is March 29. Take a romantic cruise down the Buffalo River with Buffalo River Tours (reopens in May), offering Buffalo history tours, sunset cruises, and more. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich art scene at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum or catch a performance at Shea’s. Make a dinner reservation and end the night with pasta and Italian fare from Bella Ciao.

Brae Loch Inn (Central New York) 

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Spend a night at an authentic Scottish Country inn with indulgent amenities located in the quaint and cozy town of Cazenovia. At the Brae Loch Inn, choose from 12 beautiful guest rooms, some featuring jacuzzis and fireplaces. The inn also offers romantic getaway packages, including dinner for two, continental breakfast, and a deluxe room. Shop and stroll down Cazenovia’s Albany Street, lined with boutiques and specialty shops. Love overflows at Chittenango Falls State Park with a 167-foot waterfall and a romantic bridge at the bottom. For even more stunning views, head to Lakeland Park offering a beautiful overlook of Cazenovia Lake. Explore the relationship between art and nature throughout the 104-acre Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Spring into the season at Critz Farms and sample award-winning cider and brews in the tasting room. Be sure to stop by for seasonal festivals like the Maple Syrup Celebration (weekends March 16-30) or the Apple Blossoms, Beer, and BBQ Festival (May 11). Sit down for a romantic dinner at the Brae Loch Inn with outdoor space heaters and fire pits or indulge in lakeside fine dining at The Brewster Inn Restaurant.

Barcelona Lakeside Bed & Breakfast (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

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Relax among panoramic views of Lake Erie at the warm and welcoming Barcelona Lakeside Bed & Breakfast in Westfield. Starting in early April, book a night in one of the elegant yet casual rooms or splurge on a romance package for a luxurious lakefront room, in-room massages, a two-course breakfast each morning, and more. Take your sweetheart sipping around the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies through Lake Erie Wine Country and savor superb wine, including the region-famous ice wine. Wander through the Chautauqua Institution (pictured) during its off season (when admission is free) and witness the grounds bursting with vibrant spring flowers. For a flourishing flower extravaganza, visit on May 17-18 for the Clymer Tulip Festival, happening once every two years! The event features fireworks, a craft fair, food trucks, and tons of tulips. Take a romantic walk hand-in-hand along the shore at sunset at Barcelona Harbor Beach. Sample award-winning local brews at Ellicottville Brewing Company’s Fredonia brewery, 20 minutes outside of Westfield. End the day right with dinner at Andriaccio’s featuring menu items like gourmet pizza, homemade lasagna, and other tasty favorites. 

Black Sheep Inn & Spa (Finger Lakes)

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Step into the quaint, cute, and cozy vibes of Black Sheep Inn & Spa in Hammondsport. This boutique B&B, housed in a historic octagon-shaped house, features five luxurious rooms and includes homemade vegan breakfast every morning. Up the romance with the Romantic Finger Lakes Retreat Package which includes homemade chocolate truffles, a visit to a Keuka Lake winery for a wine and chocolate pairing, and a vase of seasonal flowers. Learn about the legendary accomplishments of aviation pioneer and Hammondsport native Glen H. Curtiss at the Glen H. Curtiss Museum. See glass in a new light at the Corning Museum of Glass, just 30 minutes outside of town, with the world’s largest collection of glass objects spanning 3,500 years, live demos, and make your own glass classes. Sipping along the Keuka Wine Trail is a must while in Hammondsport with six award-winning wineries to experience. For a delicious meal, head to The Park Inn with seasonal and locally-produced ingredients.

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