Are you looking for places to go and things to do for couples? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got an entire page of Romantic Getaways in the Midwest that appeal to a broad range of interests.”
Couples who live in Dayton have a surprising number of romantic getaway options within a two-hour drive. From lodges surrounded by nature to urban escapes, there’s something for everyone in central Ohio and Eastern Indiana.
If you are feeling like it’s time to plan some time with that special someone, check out these romantic getaways near Dayton that are perfect for a weekend getaway.
Romantic Getaways Near Dayton, Ohio
Murphin Ridge Inn – West Union – 84 miles from Dayton
Escape to Southwest Ohio’s Amish Country, and enjoy a romantic weekend at the Murphin Ridge Inn. This Bed & Breakfast in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the ideal weekend getaway if you are looking for a quiet escape to reconnect with each other.
The property includes nine hand-built romantic cabins, with whirlpool tubs and a fireplace. Each cabin is nestled into its own space in the woods on this 142-acre property. The property also offers a guest house with ten rooms, and the Amish House with five guest rooms.
Your stay includes breakfast, and the on-site restaurant can prepare a boxed lunch for a day of exploring. With a full dinner menu, you really never need to leave the property!
Murphin Ridge Inn has lots of fun specials and packages, like the Hiker’s Special, which includes hats, boxed lunches, and massages for two.
Glenlaurel Inn – Rockbridge – 107 miles from Dayton
For a romantic getaway in the Hocking Hills region, check out Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages. Billed as a luxurious Scottish Inn, Glenlaurel combines atmosphere, service, and cuisine for the ultimate romantic escape in Hocking Hills.
The dining room features six-course meals by candlelight, accompanied by bagpipes, music, or poetry. Each night features a different special, such as quail, duck, or rack of lamb. Overnight guests can choose from rooms, suites, crofts, or cottages.
We stayed in the McDougal Croft on our first visit to Glenlaurel. A three-course breakfast is included with your stay, and the kitchen is happy to prepare a picnic lunch.
On-site amenities include an eight-hole Scottish links golf course, private hiking trails, and a Tesla charging station. Specialty packages include 2 and 3-day romance getaway packages, a romantic spa interlude, or choose your own romantic add-ons from an extensive menu of flowers, gifts, treats, and spa treatments.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from the resort, check out these other romantic things to do in the Hocking Hills area.
German Village Guest House – Columbus – 73 miles from Dayton
Columbus makes a great romantic getaway and the German Village Guest House is the perfect home base for your visit. This award-winning boutique hotel is in the heart of Columbus’ German Village neighborhood.
The cobbled streets of the neighborhood date back to the 1840s, but inside the guest house, you’ll find modern conveniences and freshly appointed rooms. The main house has three guest rooms available, while the nearby Whittier Suites building offers two dog-friendly private apartments. Every room and suite includes a complimentary continental breakfast, luxury linens, spa robes, free parking, and a full kitchen stocked with fruit, snacks, and refreshments.
The German Village just begs to be explored, with tons of restaurants, boutiques, parks, and historic buildings. While you’re in Columbus, check out all the romantic things to do in Columbus.
21c Museum Hotel – Cincinnati – 55 miles from Dayton
Art lovers will love a romantic getaway at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati. This new museum/hotel concept is spreading like wildfire across the Midwest and the South, with other locations in Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Durham, and Bentonville.
The 100-year-old Metropole hotel has been reimagined and refurbished into a contemporary art museum and boutique hotel. The museum is free, open to the public, and offers docent tours twice a week.
Guests of the 156 hotel rooms enjoy custom furnishings, luxury bedding, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, and plush robes. The best of Cincinnati is right outside your doorstep. Check out these other romantic things to do in Cincinnati.
Fort Harrison Inn – Fort Harrison State Park – 112 miles from Dayton
The Indiana DNR operates seven hotels and lodges in their state parks, and luckily, one of them is less than two hours from Dayton. Fort Harrison State Park is just nine miles from downtown Indianapolis and is a great getaway for history buffs who would like urban and rural options during a weekend escape.
Fort Harrison State Park Inn offers several accommodation options, including pet-friendly rooms. The main lodge has 27 rooms, while the Harrison House has seven guest rooms and suites.
The property also has two officer’s homes, which are historic private homes that sleep up to 13 people. The state park has an 18-hole championship golf course and on-site dining at the Garrison Restaurant.
You can easily spend a whole weekend tucked away in the park, or pop into nearby Indianapolis for even more romantic options.
Do you have a favorite romantic getaway near Dayton? Please leave a comment and share it below.
© 2019 – 2020, Tonya Prater. All rights reserved.