Terre Haute may not be known as a place for romantic getaways, but in and around this Indiana city are places that cater to couples. Terre Haute is in the Southwestern part of Indiana approximately equidistant to Indianapolis and Bloomington. Whether you are looking for a romantic day trip, overnight stay or longer vacation, there is a place near Terre Haute that fits the bill.
Bed and Breakfast
Few places are as romantic as a bed and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts offer charm, privacy and comfort. One option is the McGregor House Bed and Breakfast (no website; 503 North Meridian St., Brazil; Austin; 812-420-1769). It is a four-story mansion built in the Romanesque architectural style. The building dates back to 1885, but was restored and opened as a bed and breakfast in 1999. The mansion is full of antiques and offers modern perks like a full gymnasium. The bed and breakfast is located in in Brazil, which is only 15 miles from Terre Haute.
A luxurious, fun option for a romantic getaway in Indiana is to visit a resort. Indiana is home to several large resorts, many of which are run by Native Americans. The French Lick Springs Resort (frenchlick.com) is a large complex that includes golf courses, spas, concert venues and a casino to meet the needs of any couple. The French Lick Springs Resort also features the Pluto Mineral Spring. The resort is located south of Terre Haute in the city of French Lick.
If you or your beau prefer some alone time, rent a private Indiana hideaway for just the two of you. A Little Log Cabin in the Woods (alittlelogcabin.com) is a cabin on a private 40-acre nature preserve next to Hoosier National Forest. Relax under the stars in the outdoor whirlpool spa. Guided hikes are available when seasonal permits allow. The cabin is close to the Paoli Peaks Ski Resort, Patoka Lake and French Lick.
Get away for a romantic day trip at one of Terre Haute's spas. The Temple Spa (templespaatthelanding.com) offers a special Rendezvous package for two. The deal includes a one hour couple's massage, a meal and time in their hydromineral tub and sauna. The spa also offers custom wedding packages to prepare for a wedding, bachelor and bachelorette party or to renew your vows. Another option is to design a spa party with the services you want. The minimum for a spa party is two people.
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