Romantic Getaway


There’s something about the fresh country air and exquisite rolling hills that set the perfect scene for a romantic escape. Add to that our luxurious inns, epicurean delights and inspiring culture – and you get the perfect equation for romance.

Romance is in the air

Start your romantic getaway by staying at one of our quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns, or pull out all the stops at the luxurious Mayflower Inn & Spa. Nothing beats a cozy country retreat for leaving the world behind and enjoying your special someone.

The White Horse Tavern

Dreamy dinners

Whether dining before a crackling fire or enjoying your dinner alfresco, Washington’s outstanding restaurants set the tone for a perfectly languid evening. From cozy taverns to candlelight dining, try something new with a creative cocktail and a memorable meal for two.

Picnic by the lake

Nothing beats dining en plein air, being at one with nature, and each other. Assemble a romantic picnic from one of our many gourmet shops in town and don’t forget the Sweeets and vino. Pick a quiet spot beside Lake Waramaug or the Shepaug river, and voila!

Spa aah!

Try an unforgettable shared experience. Choose from a long menu of soothing spa treatment for two at the Mayflower Inn. Surrounded by 58 bucolic acres in the heart of Washington, this serene spa is known for its luxurious pampering for guests. Another relaxing destination is the Byrde + the b, where you can enjoy hair, skin, and nail treatments.

Cue the music

Music and romance go together like Rogers and Astaire. Romantic garden concerts, a table for two with music serenading at Hopkins Vineyard, a live band at The Owl Wine & Food Bar – all to be had in Washington. Or enjoy a musical or dance performance together to refresh your creative spirit.

Bottle of red

Everything is better with wine. Experience the tasting room at Hopkins Vineyard, enjoy the candlelit terrace at The Owl Wine & Food Bar or uncork a special bottle from the wine cellar at The Tap Room. We take our wine seriously in Washington.

A special treat

Our world-class shopping is not to be missed. The finely curated shops of New Preston and Washington Depot offer unique finds; you’ll surely uncover the perfect gift for your special someone.

 Take a leisurely drive

Washington boasts several breathtaking scenic roads, waiting to be discovered – top down is always best. Make sure to explore the five villages and the picturesque roads that connect them. Definitely selfie material here! Remember to tag your photos: #explorewashingtonct