Fall in Love All Over Again – Tips for Planning a Romantic Getaway to Vermont

With summer over and the holidays looming, this is a great time of year to plan a romantic getaway. The trees are dressed in colorful glory making fall the most enchanting time of the year in Vermont. This autumn, whisk your loved one away for a couple of days and plan to fall in love all over again.

Planning a Romantic Vermont Getaway


A road trip playlist sprinkled with fun and romantic songs mixed with music associated with some of your favorite memories together is a sure way to get your getaway off to a great start. Enjoy the scenic backdrop while reminiscing about some of your best times together. 

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Wear a watch and bring a camera so you can turn your phone off. Nothing kills connection faster than being distracted by a device. Other than managing your playlist, it is always best to make a plan to go device-free or at least determine short spurts of time to be on your phones during your precious time together. 

Planning a Romantic Vermont Getaway


Although you want your time together to be fun, there is no shame in taking some time to get a little extra rest while you can! If you are both running on fumes, plan a low-key first night. Maybe order room service and watch a movie together without interruptions! Plan a long soak in the tub (together of course).

To up your relaxation game, schedule a couple’s massage for the evening you arrive. Settle in, get a massage, relax in the tub and get rested up because tomorrow is all about reconnecting and rejuvenation!

A nice bottle of champagne and some fine chocolate can encourage connection and relaxation. Take the time to enjoy both.

Oh, and don’t forget to turn off your alarm. Don’t spoil the romance with a ticking clock and a tight schedule. 


If you are like most busy families, it’s been a while since you’ve had an uninterrupted conversation. Meeting the needs of the kids, pets, and demands from work often pull a couple in separate directions. Take the morning to enjoy the view over coffee and talk, getting back on the same track. Note of caution: This getaway is not for having stressful conversations about finances or solving family issues. Choose to talk about subjects that you are united on, that are enjoyable to discuss. Maybe start working on holiday plans, figure out where you will next go on vacation, or discuss your next home remodel project. 

Some fun ways to spend the day reconnecting: 

  • Couple’s Culinary Classes: If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach then a couple’s cooking class may be the perfect way to spend an afternoon 
  • If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is surely through shopping. Plan an afternoon stroll down pedestrian-only Church Street. 
  • Whether you like your chocolate (and life) spicy or sweet, stop in and share a sampling of chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates. 

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For the more adventurous couples, time outdoors is a great way to revitalize a relationship. Plan a hike to the lake or into the mountains and enjoy the view. Challenge each other to a game of tennis. Rent bikes and amble the afternoon away on the Burlington Bike Path. There are endless options to get outside and get your blood pumping, creating new adventure memories that will someday be remembered as legendary. 

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Now that you have enjoyed break, there is no reason to head back to reality too quickly. You can eek a couple of extra hours away by requesting a late check-out. 

Just because your time away is over doesn’t mean you have to go back to the same old grind. On the drive home, simply enjoy each other’s company and reflect on the best points of the weekend. Discuss and plan how you can incorporate the most enjoyable moments into your home life. Did you enjoy your bike ride? Hire a sitter once a month and ride a trail close to home. Plan a regular movie night after the kids are in bed. Hold hands the next time you are shuttling kids to events. Hold on to the weekend as long as possible, enjoying your renewed connection.

And by all means. 

Make reservations for your next weekend getaway. 

Fall for each other at Essex Resort & Spa. Enjoy special time with that special someone, relaxing with a couple’s massage, savoring wine and chocolate in your room and a dining together in Junction. Relax with a delicious breakfast in the morning & late checkout at 3pm. Book Your Getaway Here >>

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