Nature escape at Le Baluchon Eco Resort
Saint-Paulin, Quebec

Rates from $209

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Photo courtesy of Le Baluchon Eco Resort.

Overview: Nestled in the Mauricie region of Quebec, between Montreal and Quebec City, this expansive rural property offers a peaceful and intimate getaway.

The rooms: Le Baluchon’s rooms are spread among four different lodges, connected via a system of trails. Choose from queen or king rooms, or splurge on a secluded chalet.

Dining options: For breakfast and lunch, dine on locally sourced meals at the resort’s café, and enjoy Nordic-style dishes at the award-winning Dining Room. 

Good to know: Le Baluchon offers on-site activities such as horseback riding and dog sledding. There is also a Nordic spa and riverside massage hut. 

Nearby: Guests looking to explore should head to the Nouvelle France microbrewery, a 20-minute drive away in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. —Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

City hideaway at L’Hotel Paris
Paris, France

Rates from €317

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Photo courtesy of L’Hotel Paris.

Overview: Tucked away on a secluded street in the Left Bank district, this boutique hotel offers the ultimate in privacy while being close to the action, too.

The rooms: Decorated by Jacques Garcia, some rooms are inspired by cabaret performers such as Mistinguett, while the Oscar Wilde suite features breathtaking peacock wallpaper.

Dining options: The hotel has a world-class bar, but some of Oscar Wilde’s famous former haunts, including Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, are within easy walking distance.

Good to know: Le Bar has great cocktails and exudes glamour, while an under-the-radar basement boasts a hammam pool and steam room, allowing couples to relax and unwind.

Nearby: L’Hotel is a short walk to the Louvre, historic cafés and the River Seine—a top spot for marriage proposals. —Chloe Govan

Mountain romance at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rates from US$179

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Photo courtesy of Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

Overview: Set in the Pikes Peak region, this luxury resort offers front-row views of the stunning, natural rock formations of Garden of the Gods National Landmark.

The rooms: There are 116 spacious accommodations including suites, cottages and casitas. In-room fireplaces and outdoor spaces only add to the romantic setting.

Dining options: Opt for Sunday brunch and Bellinis in the Grand View Dining Room, or start your day with a macchiato and flakey pastry from the Beach & Cable Barista café.

Good to know: From couples’ massages and romantic experiences (think chocolate-covered strawberries and bubbles) to breakfast in bed, you can spoil your sweetheart here. 

Nearby: Take a sunrise hike at Garden of the Gods National Landmark and get up close to the main rock formations on The Perkins Central Garden Trail loop. —Diane Bolt

[This story appears in the February 2020 issue of WestJet Magazine]