Nestled in the Great Lakes region, Indiana is situated west of the Appalachian Mountains. Surrounded by more than 1,000 lakes, this state's geography is dominated by hills, marshes and prairies. Whether it's visiting wineries at Bristow, strolling along the banks of the Wabash River or hiking at the Clifty Falls State Park, this region offers a wide selection of outdoor activities. Couples looking for an intimate getaway will also find several romantic resorts here.
Just minutes from Michigan City but safely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of urban living, Serenity Springs is an ideal choice for a couple planning to take a holiday. Amidst 85 acres of wilderness and woods, this resort sits right next to a lake, where guests can enjoy strolls, see wildlife or even fish. For a complete romantic ambience, couples can arrange for a complimentary horse-drawn carriage tour throughout the scenic grounds. After a day of exploring the nearby attractions, couples can then huddle beside their private campfire or relax in their sunken hot tub. Designed for couples who value their privacy, comfort and relaxation, this lodging facility offers 38 custom furnished bungalows that come with king-sized bed, two-person whirlpool, gas fireplace, microwave, refrigerator and surround sound satellite entertainment center, and the facility also delivers a breakfast basket every morning. For an intimate dining experience, couples can choose to have a candlelight dinner catered inside the comforts of their suites. For group gatherings, guests can take advantage of the resort's two clubhouses that can accommodate up to 40 people. Serenity Springs 5888 U.S. 35 La Porte, IN 46350-8284 (219) 861-0000 serenity-springs.com
Surrounded by acres of agricultural land where no skyscrapers, industrial plants nor noise pollution exist, romantic Port DeLou resort sits in a peaceful and natural surrounding. Ideal for lovers who want an escape from their daily life, this resort offers luxurious accommodation and modern amenities that cater to those seeking romantic getaways. Devoid of telephones that might bring interruption, its room comes with a two-person spa with recliner bench, fireplace, stereo, cable television, king-size waterbed, mini-bar and a private pool where couples can relax and unwind. Offering privacy, seclusion and comfort, the resort is limited to two adults and provides chauffeured limousine service. Often fully booked, this property requires guests who wish to avail of its facilities to call for advance reservations. Port DeLou 2507 E. 1100 N. Demotte, IN 46310-9661 (219) 345-7678 portdelou.com
Cabins & Candlelight
Established in 2001, Cabins & Candlelight is a family-owned and operated resort just 35 minutes away from Indianapolis. This romantic log cabin getaway is ideal for couples that wish to escape the busy city life without the long trip, heavy bags and extensive vacation planning. A place where guests can relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of their partners, its luxury cabins offer 15-foot stone fireplaces with gas-burning logs, oversize hot tubs, entertainment center and queen-size beds. The peaceful natural setting surrounding the resort allows couples to take leisurely strolls along the creek, cuddle around a campfire, stargaze, watch wildlife and go fishing together. Especially created to allow guests to spend quality time together, this resort also provides candlelight dinners and a fully stocked kitchen with a variety of breakfast food. Those who feel restless and wish to visit other area attractions can head to the golf courses, restaurants, museums and antique stores in the vicinity. Cabins & Candlelight 7295 N. 1100 E. Colfax, IN 46035 (765) 436-2133 (800) 864-6717 cabinsandcandlelight.com