Romantic Getaways in Maryland

Romantic Getaways in Maryland

by Lynette Hingle

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When a special occasion arises---anniversary, birthday, honeymoon---take the one you love on an unforgettable vacation complete with romantic dinners, lodging amenities and leisure activities. Many romantic getaways in Maryland offer the perfect setting and signature services to help you and your significant other celebrate your love and commitment in style.

Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast, Spa and Retreat Center

Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast, Spa and Retreat Center was named "Best in the Mid-Atlantic" bed and breakfast for 2009 and 2010 by BedandBreakfast.com, according to the company's website. Haley Farm sprawls over 65 acres in western Maryland and offers activities such as fishing, horseback riding, carriage rides and horseshoes in addition to a full-service spa that offers services such as herbal wraps, massages and facials. The bed and breakfast's romantic packages include choice of spa service such as reflexology or Swedish massage, dinner for two at one of three nearby restaurants and in-suite floral bouquets and champagne or sparkling cider upon arrival. Suite lodging is offered separately and includes amenities such as two-person Jacuzzis, fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces. The staff adorns guest rooms with silk rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival for an additional fee. Haley Farm Bed and Breakfast, Spa and Retreat Center 16766 Garrett Highway Oakland, MD 21550 301-387-9050 haleyfarm.com

The Annapolis Inn

The Annapolis Inn, located in Maryland's capital city, is a renovated 1770 townhouse near St. John's College, the State Capital building and the City Harbour. Outside, the inn boasts a koi pond and garden enveloped in shade trees. Inside, the foyer, dining room and living room are decorated with Austrian chandeliers, Oriental rugs and period furnishings that complement the original gilded wall moldings still in place. The three independently decorated suites boast refined, elegant furnishings such as English tapestries, needlepoint antique chairs and marble reading tables. Inn staff members offer in-suite romantic touches such as wine or champagne, gift baskets and assorted chocolates, candies or cookies. The inn also offers individualized services that include private garden parties, cooking classes, wine-pairing dinners and cocktail parties. The Annapolis Inn 144 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-5200 annapolisinn.com

The Inn at Peralynna Manor

The Inn at Peralynna Manor received "Best in North America" small luxury hotel by "Inn Traveler" magazine, according to the company's website. The inn is located in Columbia, Maryland, 20 miles north of Washington D.C. and 10 miles southwest of Baltimore, Maryland. Romantic packages may include in-suite appetizers, rose petals, rose bouquets, candle-lit dinners and breakfast in bed. Guest rooms feature flat-screen televisions, WiFi, refrigerators, microwaves and fireplaces. Inn amenities include a game room with 72-inch television, card table and pool table, library with 52-inch flat-screen computer, outdoor deck with barbecue grill and guest laundry and kitchen. The Inn at Peralynna Manor also serves complimentary daily gourmet breakfasts and all-day complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. The Inn at Peralynna Manor 10605 Clarksville Pike Route 108 Columbia, MD 21044 877-737-2596 peralynnainn.com

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