If you’re looking for an incredibly fun and unique date night in Ohio, you must consider the Romantic Adventure Getaways in Mt. Vernon!
Staying at this amazing property was the most fun my husband and I have had on a date night in a long time. Seriously!
It was THAT MUCH FUN.
Before I jump in and tell you all the things about staying at Romantic Adventure Getaways, I’m going to share a bit of backstory.
My husband and I haven’t always been intentional when it comes to date nights.
Let’s face it, quality time doesn’t just happen for couples. Your relationship has to be a priority. I wish we had put ours first more often because not doing it almost killed our marriage.
If you don’t want to read all that, simply skip the next section to learn more about our evening away.
Why Date Nights Are Important
One of the most important reasons to plan a date night is to spend quality time with your spouse or partner.
I know it’s easy to get caught up in work, household responsibilities and a plethora of other obligations.
This is especially true when you’re raising kids or assisting an aging parent but let’s take a look at WHY it’s not only important to plan those date nights but why it’s 100% worth it.
1. Statistics show that couples that have regular date nights report higher levels of communication and satisfaction in their relationships.
2. Married couples who regularly have date nights are less likely to divorce.
3. Date nights can make you feel more connected as a couple.
4. Couples who place an emphasis on date nights are more likely to feel appreciated and valued by their partner or spouse.
5. Regular date nights and communication ultimately lead to better sex. Yes. I went there.
So now that we’ve talked about why. Let’s talk about where.
What is Romantic Adventure Getaways?
This unique experience is best summed up as an Airbnb and Escape Room combo with three very different themes or adventures to choose from.
As soon as you enter your suite, you work with your partner to find “clues.”
You’re not looking for a way to escape the room, but you do want to uncover and unlock all the secret passages and activities that will enhance your experience and overnight stay.
I promise you, you’ll have so much fun in the process!
Right now, you can choose from the following suites:
1. Louis XIV– The first suite offered at Romantic Getaway Adventures. Some of the features include a Mayan Rainforest Jet Tub, Prom Night Experience and the largest bed in Ohio.
2. The Genie Suite– Some of the features you can look forward to include a Bucking Bronco Flying Carpet Selfie Challenge, a Massage Room with Cupping Therapy and a Flying Carpet Bed.
3. Paradise Lost (the newest suite to open)- This suite is full of fun features, some of which include a Mayan RainForest Jet Tub/Steam Sauna, a Golden Idol Selfie Challenge and a Jungle Bed.
Each unbelievable suite holds hints to clues that you need to solve to reveal secret passages and additional rooms and areas within your suite where magical experiences await.
There are also extra experiences that you can add to your package. I suggest you say YES to all of them to enhance your experience even more.
These extras include Silk Rose Petals in your room that spell out your name on the bed, a Chocolate Fundae Experience and Salvador Body Painting Experience, Take Home Body Oils and a Bouquet of Roses that come in a take-home vase.
Snacks with bottled water and seltzers were also provided during our stay as were comfortable bathrobes.
I admit, when I first heard of this property, I had a hard time grasping the entire Airbnb/Escape Room combo experience. Sure, it sounded like it should be fun.
I mean, I definitely like to get away and my family has loved escape rooms (most of them) in the past but I just wasn’t sure about this one.
I worried that it would be stressful to find all the clues, that the activities would be lame, that I’d get stuck in the secret passages, or worse yet, that my husband and I would fight over something silly.
It turned out that I didn’t need to worry about a thing, except the fighting part but that happened before we even reached the destination.
Why this Date Night in Ohio is an Experience You Won’t Regret
My husband and I got into a bit of a fight on the way to the property. What a great way to start a date night, right?
To say I was not looking forward to spending the evening with him at that point was an understatement. But that anger dissipated the moment we opened the door to the Genie Suite and stepped inside.
Our stupid disagreement was forgotten as we stared in amazement at the sight that met our eyes.
Bear with me while I try to convey just how incredible this unique escape room overnight adventure is without ruining all the surprises for you.
The Genie Suite was decorated beautifully and this gal who grew up watching reruns of “I Dream of Genie” felt as though she’d stepped inside an exotic and lavish magic bottle that was better than anything I’d ever conjured up on my own.
The dimly lit room was filled with Arabian music. Lights danced over furniture that was adorned with brightly colored jewels and golden decor pieces.
The comfortable seating area was covered in purple fabric and a plethora of pillows.
The bed, which was suspended from the ceiling, was decorated with red rose petals that spelled out our names in welcome.
I was in awe.
After a quick tour of our accommodations, we slipped off our shoes, got comfortable and immediately set out to locate our first clue box.
Within minutes, we were on our way to one-by-one solve the riddles that would reveal the tunnels and passages that were hidden from view in the 2,000-square-foot suite.
We crawled and climbed through secret passageways, sang karaoke to each other, slid down a slide that took us from the first floor to the second, pampered each other with heated oils in our own private massage room, created a body art painting, and flew on a magic carpet. And that’s all I’ll share on my blog that my children read.
The experience was everything I hoped it would be and far exceeded my imagination and expectations.
Why Choose Romantic Adventure Getaways for Your Next Ohio Date Night?
Everything is planned for you.
One reason my husband and I didn’t make date nights a priority in the past is because neither of us wanted to plan.
A stay with Romantic Adventure Getaways eliminates the need for planning.
All you need to do is decide which suite you want to experience, if you want any of the upgrades (I suggest you say YES to all of them) and book your evening away. Next, you simply pack your bags and show up at the destination.
You can make dinner reservations if you want to dine out at one of the romantic restaurants in Mt. Vernon (I highly recommend The Alcove), or you can pack an intimate picnic to enjoy in your room. If you want to keep it really simple you can even grab fast food. You do you.
The staff at the property takes care of everything else and believe me when I say they do an incredible job thinking of EVERYTHING.
This is a one-stop shop and it is absolutely unforgettable.
Your lodging and activities are all rolled into one.
You simply show up and the adventure begins the minute you open the door.
I didn’t want to go into too much detail earlier in the post because I want you to be surprised when you arrive, but I don’t want to leave you guessing and trying to figure out what the experience will be like either.
Especially, if you’re someone like me that likes to know EVERYTHING there is to know before you commit so I’ll answer a few of the questions that I’ve been asked.
You don’t share the experience with anyone else.
This is a private experience. You don’t see anyone when you check in, during your stay, or when you leave.
You don’t have to people at all during this getaway and other than the main entrance when you step inside the house, you don’t share any space with other couples. Your adventure suite is just that- yours and it’s 100% private.
You are able to focus 100% on your spouse or partner.
However, if you need help figuring out the clues and the QR codes aren’t helping, or you have any other issues, there is someone on the property to assist you. All you need to do is make a phone call.
The experience is a great stress reliever.
When you spend time doing something with your spouse that is as fun as this is, it helps you unwind and improves your overall well-being.
As you find the clues and search for the answers, you’ll communicate, work together, experience new things, and most importantly, laugh A LOT and have fun with your partner.
I know I keep mentioning how fun this experience was but I truly can not remember the last time my husband and I laughed so hard.
This adventure reminded me how much fun my husband and I can have together.
Tips for a Great Experience
There are several things you’ll want to know to ensure you have the best time possible.
- Arrive as close to check-in as you possibly can.
Believe me when I say that you want to have all the time available that you possibly can. Can you solve all the riddles and find all the secret passageways and rooms in a couple of hours? Yes, but this is such an amazing experience that you won’t want to rush any of it.
- Make sure your cell phone is charged and pack your charger just in case.
If you get stuck at any time, you’ll need your phone to access the clues to move forward so make sure it’s fully charged and that your charger is readily available should you need it.
- Purchase the add-ons that I mentioned above.
Again, I don’t want to go into too much detail, but the silk rose petals, take-home massage oils, Chocolate Fundae Experience and the Canvas for the Salvador Body Paint experience all add to the fun.
I seriously don’t think my husband and I have ever laughed so much and had as much fun as we did during the body paint experience. Will we display our canvas in the main room of our home? I’m not sure I’m going to go that far but every time I see it in our bedroom, it reminds me how much fun we had.
- Read every bit of correspondence that you receive from Romantic Adventures Getaway.
You’ll get a lot of information and it will be easy to skip over it but read all of it to ensure you’re fully prepared and have the best possible experience. And when they ask what song you danced to at your wedding, there’s a reason for that and you’ll love it when you realize what that is!
- Wear comfortable clothes.
You will be crawling, climbing and sliding so you’ll want clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely. There are also bathrobes available if you prefer to don those instead.
- Take a break after you’ve solved the first couple of clues and grab dinner.
We didn’t make dinner reservations for this trip and I wish I had. The Alcove is a short walk down the street and there are many other fabulous places to eat in Mt. Vernon (we also enjoy Amato’s Woodfired Pizza).
It will do you good to take a break from sleuthing and relax a bit.
I don’t want to give away too much information because I want you to be as surprised as I was by our visit. But I also recognize you may have some questions so I’m going to try to answer those for you below.
Will you see someone when you check in or out?
No. The entry to the house and your suite are both keyless. You’ll receive the code prior to your arrival. There is an on-site host if needed and you’ll have their cell number to reach them.
Are there cameras in the rooms?
No. There are no security cameras in the suites because, well, that would be illegal.
What if you can’t figure out the clues?
This is something I worried about too! Romantic Getaway Adventures have thought of everything, even the possibility that you may get stumped. We did!
Each clue box has a QR code. If you get stumped, you simply scan the QR code with your smartphone and you’ll get hints to answer your clue. If you can’t solve it with the clue, keep scrolling, you’ll find your answer so you can progress.
If you really can’t figure it out, you’ll have a number to call.
Do you have to do all the activities?
After you solve each clue or riddle, you’ll have an “activity” to complete. No, you don’t have to do these if you don’t want to but it will greatly enhance your experience and fun factor. So put all inhibitions aside and cut loose.
What should you pack for your adventure?
Wear or pack comfortable clothes that you can crawl around in. I also took a pair of socks (or you could take slippers).
They do have snacks in the room with some beverages, but you may want to pack your favorite soda or adult beverage if desired.
But if you forget everything else, make sure you have your smartphone and charger.
What if You’re Claustrophobic?
This was something that I worried about prior to my arrival. I am very claustrophobic.
However, there wasn’t one part of this experience that made me feel the least bit trapped or uneasy.
What if You’re Plus-Size?
When booking your experience, you will see warnings that the room is best experienced for those that can fit in a regular airplane seat. I can, but I’m also a plus-sized gal and wear a solid size 18. I was terrified that I’d end up getting stuck somewhere.
However, I didn’t have any issues and I was thrilled to find there were even costumes in the magic carpet selfie room that fit me.
How much does this experience cost and how do I book?
Rates start at $379 plus taxes and any add-ons that you may order. Book your suite here.
My husband and I have been married for 30 years. We’ve had some really epic experiences but I’ll be honest and say the past few years have been a challenge. The empty nest years are rough y’all!
Laughing and playing with my husband, the man I’ve raised three children with was priceless.
Until I experienced it, I had no idea how much I (we) needed this getaway. It reminded me of the reasons I fell in love with my husband all over again.
If you’re looking for a unique getaway that you’ll remember forever, the Romantic Adventure Getaways in Mt. Vernon, Ohio NEEDS to be on your radar.
This one-of-a-kind romantic getaway in Ohio is ideal for adventurous couples who are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. It’s also great for couples who need a date night away from the kids or need to rekindle that flame.
I would return in a heartbeat to experience one of the other adventures.
Now I have a question for you. Did you book your getaway yet?
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