Romantic Retreats in Quebec, Paris and Colorado

Experience some quality time with your significant other at one of these amazing properties.
 

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

https://www.baluchon.com/en

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

l-hotel.com

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

gardenofthegodsclub.com

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

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