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19 Best Romantic Getaways in Idaho (Hotels, Resorts, & Lodges)

Lauren Abbott

Lauren Abbott, Updated September 27, 2022

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Idaho is a romantic treasure tucked into the Pacific Northwest of the Western United States. Its natural landscape makes it an idyllic place for any couple to visit.

The natural beauty that oozes out of Idaho is because of the Rocky Mountains, which take up almost half of the its land. Its nickname is the Gem State, so it makes sense why it is especially couples who flock here for vacation. From the Ashley Inn to the Coeur d’Alene Resort, romance is aplenty in this mountainous state.

If you are seeking a private, secluded retreat with a significant other, look no further. Read on to discover the top 20 best romantic getaways in Idaho.

1. Sun Valley Lodge

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The Sun Valley Lodge is a 20,000-square-foot property that boosts several amenities. It comes with a spa, fitness center, yoga center, glass-enclosed outdoor pool with a café, and, of course, restaurants. 

Their lodgings are just as amazing, allowing you to stay in a cottage, deluxe condo, townhome, or at the main Inn or lodge. For couples looking to get married, the Sun Valley Lodge offers a myriad of different venues. 

Choose from Trail Creek Grounds, River Run Lodge, The Round House, Dollar Lodge, Sun Valley Club, and finally, the classy Limelight Ballroom. Some of these venues are only available at certain times during the year, so check to see when your preferred one is available.

Address: 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, ID 83353
Phone Number: (800) 786-8259
Website: Sun Valley
Booking.com Rating: 9.1

2. Inn at 500 Capitol 

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The Inn at 500 Capitol is the place to go if you want luxury accommodations. It is nestled in the capital of Idaho, making it a perfect place to stay if you want to be close to the heart of the city.

Meal-wise, they serve authentic Italian food prepared by James Beard nominated chef who goes by the name Richard Langston. Couples looking to get married can have their special day at the Inn at 500 Capitol.

They offer the Capitol Room, Private Function Dining Room, and the Sanctuary Hospitality Room as part of their wedding package. Each room comes with a specific capacity for guests. 

Address: 500 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: (208) 227-0500
Website: Inn at 500 Capitol
Hotels.com Rating: 9.6

3. Home Hotel 

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The Home Hotel in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho comes equipped with natural hot springs in your very own hotel room. This hotel has been going strong for a hundred years and continues to bring in guests with not only its hot springs but also skiing. There are many things to do outdoors at the Home Hotel.

These stylish rooms will appeal to every visitor, especially couples. They can choose from such rooms as the Frida Kahlo Suite, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet, to name a few.

After enjoying a night in these lavish rooms, the couple can indulge in a multitude of activities in the area. The Home Hotel truly has it all for the perfect couple’s retreat. 

Address: 306 E Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: (208) 776-5050
Website: Home Hotel
Hotels.com Rating: 9.0

4. Knob Hill Inn

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The Knob Hotel Inn offers a cozy, wild experience for everyone who visits. Enjoy breakfast in the Fireplace room and outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

There is even a restaurant called The Grill at Knob Hill. It offers a sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere to all diners with a convenient on-site location. 

Engaged couples planning a wedding need to check out the Elope on the Slope package. This package comes with a lawn, patio, or Fireplace Room ceremony following a one-night stay in the Fireplace King Room. Signature breakfast is served in the morning, which the now married couple will appreciate!

Some extras that come with this package are complementary chocolates and a personal wedding cake with the married couple’s initials. The $100 dining credit for dinner at The Grill at Knob Hill is just the icing on the cake! 

Address: 960 N Main St, Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone Number: (208) 726-8010
Website: Knob Hill Inn
Booking.com Rating: 9.3

5. Ashley Inn 

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The Ashley Inn is set in smack dab in the middle of the lovely city, cozy of Cascade, Idaho. If the amazing view of Cascade Lake does not lure you in at first glance, the heated pools and full breakfast buffet certainly will.

Stay in such suites as the Turret, Rose Petal, Mountain View, and Governor suites. Each accommodation option is uniquely furnished.

For engaged couples looking for a place to say their vows, the Ashley Inn is the place to do it. It has a lovely winding staircase, which will make for the loveliest of pictures. After the wedding, the newlyweds will retire in one of the many rooms available at the Ashley Inn.

Address: 500 N Main St, Cascade, ID 83611
Phone Number: (208) 382-5621
Website: Ashley Inn
Booking.com Rating: 8.5

6. Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge 

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The Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge is a simple and classic accommodation in Orofino, Idaho. They offer rooms that come with a king bed or queen bed or with two beds for those families traveling through.

Featured amenities are Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, pool, and gym, to name a few. Eco-friendly and non-smoking accommodations are also available.

For couples who are looking to do some exploring, shopping, or just walking around the city, this hotel is a great option. It’s close to places where you can dine, shop, golf, fish, hike, and a whole lot more.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. After a day of adventures, return to the hotel to enjoy a nice, relaxing night with your significant other.

Address: 615 Main St, Orofino, ID 83544
Phone Number: (208) 476-9999
Website: Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge
Booking.com Rating: 9.2

7. Bonners Ferry Log Inn 

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The Bonner’s Ferry Log Inn in Northern Idaho is great for the inner explorer in you. It boasts incredible lakes, outdoor activities, and hiking trails, to name a few things available for visitors to do.

They have 22 custom log guestrooms that give off that woodsy, explorer vibe. There is also an RV site for those road trippers looking for somewhere to park for a night or two.

For those less outdoorsy couples or those who just prefer to spend as little time outside as possible, a two-queen room or one king room is available for purchase. These rooms are decorated with outdoor décor that is just enough to make you feel you’re staying in one of the cabins.

Every room is equipped with the standard amenities one finds in every hotel. You and your significant other will definitely find comfort in any one of their accommodation options. 

Address: 43 Tobe Way, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone Number: (208) 267-3986
Website: Bonners Ferry Log Inn
Booking.com Rating: 9.1

8. Limelight Hotel 

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The Limelight is located in the quaint little city of Ketchum, Idaho. It boasts 99 rooms and six suites available to guests.

Its suites come with a king-size bed, queen-size sleeper sofa, and double vanity. While their rooms are smaller, they are decorated in contemporary décor, complete with granite and marble finishes.

For engaged couples, any kind of wedding is possible at the Limelight. Whatever fits your fancy, the dedicated staff will try their best to make it happen. The entire facility can be used as part of the venue for your wedding, and their extra services will make sure your special day goes off without a hitch.

Address: 151 Main St S, Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone Number: (208) 726-0888
Website: Limelight Hotel
Booking.com Rating: 9.1

9. Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort 

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The Coeur d’Alene Resort in the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is the golf and spa resort of your dreams. Stay in one of their Lake tower Lake View rooms, Park Tower Marina View room, or the North Wing Non-View.

There are plenty of suite options to choose from for a weekend away. Each room option comes with amenities, so you will definitely be comfortable no matter where you stay.

Couples, in particular, should take advantage of the Stay and Spa Couples Experience. It was named the World’s Most Romantic Spa by MSNBC.

A $50 dollar dining credit and 50-minute massage for two in the Private Fireside Couples Suite come in this package. This romantic getaway will lull you into a relaxed state for the entire visit.

Address: 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone Number: (208) 209-5031
Website: Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort

10. Redfish Lake Lodge 

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The Redfish Lake Lodge was constructed in 1929 and continues to bring guests in even today. This lodge sits on 16 acres of forest land, which you will gaze at from your window.

If you find yourself wanting to stay, consider staying in one of the eight motel rooms or 21 cabins. Each room has modern amenities with cozy, historic decor. 

Couples that come to Redfish Lake Lodge are in for a treat with not only one but two romantic packages for purchase. The first is the Sunset Appetizer Cruise, where you take an evening boat ride. You get to enjoy some drinks and an appetizer cruise with that special someone.

Romance at the Redfish Package is the second romantic package available for purchase. This comes with a lovely local dry rose wine, two stemless souvenir wine glasses, and a Box of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates. There is also the option to have dinner at Lambert’s to add to the romance!

Address: 401 Redfish Lodge Rd, Stanley, ID 83278
Phone Number: (208) 774-3536
Website: Redfish Lake Lodge

11. Talus Rock Retreat 

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The Talus Rock Retreat in Sandpoint, Idaho, is a luxury lodge with plenty of rooms to choose from. If you book the Nooma Bedroom, you not only get a king bed complete with memory foam but also a custom concrete shower and kitchenette.

Other rooms to choose from are the Syringa suite, Arbor room, Kipling room, and Rio room, to name a few. For couples, this is the place to go for some good, old fashion romance.

The romance package is the top choice, which comes with a bottle of chilled champagne, gourmet chocolates, and a dozen beautiful roses. There is even a trail of rose petals and LED candles leading the way to the bed.

Other less expensive options are the chocolate-covered strawberries, celebration cakes, roses, or rose petal bath packages. Even if you do not want to take the plunge and buy the full romance package, the other options are still romantic enough to fill the void.

Address:  291 Syringa Heights Rd, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: (208) 255-8458
Website: Talus Rock Retreat
Booking.com Rating: 9.1

12. Blue Lakes Inn 

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The Blue Lakes Inn in Twin Falls, Idaho, is especially great for those intending to take an extended stay. If their comfortable rooms do not encourage you to give this a look, then their other amenities will.

These amenities include allowing you to pay by the end of the week and even letting you bring your pets! For couples looking for a place to rest their heads at night while they spend the day exploring, the Blue Lakes Inn is a good choice.

Not only do you have access to the frequently five-star reviewed Jakers Bar and Grill, but you also are in proximity to Shoshone falls.

Dubbed the Niagara of the West, the beautiful sight of these falls plummeting into the Snake River Canyon below will cast a romantic aura over your trip. It is the ideal place to reconnect with a significant other. 

Address: 952 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone Number: (208) 410-8217
Website: Blue Lakes Inn
Hotels.com Rating: 8.8

13. Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast 

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The Bluebird Inn Bed and Breakfast is a charming and quaint bed-and-breakfast nestled in Fish Haven, Idaho. This place offers two main accommodations for people wanting to stay.

One is the Lake Home, with the capacity to host up to 11 guests. The second is The Farm Home, which can house up to 12 guests total.

Couples who are into the sporty and outdoorsy lifestyle will really benefit from staying at the Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast. Get your heart pumping with some ATV, biking, golf, horseback riding, or water sports.

If you are in the mood to take it easy, bird watching, the Oregon Trail Center or Byways and Scenery are definitely something to check out. There is an endless array of outdoor activities available for adventure-lovers.

Address: 423 Highway 89, Fish Haven, ID 83287
Phone Number: (435) 881-7246
Website: The Bluebird Inn
Airbnb Rating: 4.82

14. The Alpaca Inn 

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The Alpaca Inn in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, has a rustic charm that keeps the guests coming back. It’s blocks away from restaurants, shopping, and hot pools where you can soak those worn bones of yours.

If this does not lure you in, the private garden courtyard with a wrap-around deck and family-sized BBQ grill certainly will! Its recent addition is especially great for those on a romantic getaway.

The cottages are two little bedroom cottages, which are right next door to the Inn. It comes with two queen beds/futons, a fully stocked bathroom, and a kitchen, which has not only a dining table but also a fridge and microwave.

When you spot the gas fireplace, you know that you have reached the pinnacle of romance during your getaway. Should you visit in the winter, it is a perfect excuse to cuddle in front of it.

Address: 90 S 1st E St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: (208) 776-5200
Website: Alpaca Inn
Booking.com Rating: 9.4

15. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch 

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The Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho, has different activities depending on the time of year you are visiting. In summer, you have the option of daily horseback rides, while during winter, there are even sleigh rides!

You can stay in the lodge room or log cabins, all beautifully decorated, which makes for a comfortable stay. Couples can take advantage outdoor activities with a romantic hike, horseback ride, or bike ride.

Once you are done exploring, you two can relax in the outdoor hot tub, which is sure to smooth those aching joints to prepare you for another day of fun.

Address: 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: (208) 263-9066
Website: Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

16. Shore Lodge 

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The Shore Lodge in western Idaho sports 77 guest suites for you to choose from and a spa for when you want to relax. You can choose from the Lakefront suite, lake view suite, executive suite, fireside suite, or presidential suite.

All accommodations are exceptional in their own right, with some offering a little more than others. The Backcountry Adventure package is a must for couples who want a mix of relaxation and excitement on their trip.

The zip line McCall Tour and backcountry flight will get that heart pumping. When you want to calm down from that experience, take the 60-minute spa treatment at the cove. The Louie Lake Hike is that comes complete with a picnic.

Address: 501 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638
Phone Number: (800) 657-6464
Website: Shore Lodge 

17. The Wallace Inn 

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The Wallace Inn in Wallace, Idaho, can be found near the Silver Valley and Bitterroot mountains. The location truly offer a picturesque experience with scenic views all around.

Available at this Inn are an indoor pool and spa, steam room, dry sauna, lounge, and restaurant. Exercise facilities are also available to guests on the property. 

Guests can consider staying in the King, Double Queen, Queen, Hospitality, Silver, or Governor’s suite. Each room option offers a variety of luxury accommodations. 

Couples who are staying here should take advantage of all the nearby activities. These include biking, fishing, golf, snow sports, and off-road vehicles.

Snowmobiles and ATVs on nearby trails will certainly get that blood pumping. If you fancy something lower key and more relaxing, there is a hiking, museums, mine tours, and theater to check out.

Address: 100 Front St, Wallace, ID 83873
Phone Number: (208) 752-1252
Website: Wallace Inn
Booking.com Rating: 8.3

18. The Roosevelt Inn 

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The Roosevelt Inn is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. When it was first built in 1905, it was originally a schoolhouse. Today it is an elegant hotel that guests flock to in droves.

This Inn offers a variety of rooms to stay in, each luxurious in its own way. Such rooms include the Lischner, Johnson, Williams, and Hansen rooms, to name a few. For suites, they have the Roosevelt, Bell Tower, Roosevelt Hansen/Larson, and Meyers Emerson Suite to choose from.

For couples, the hotel offers a variety of packages to choose from. One such package is the Do Proposal, perfect for those planning to pop the question.

This package includes a two-hour picnic, personalized sign, charcuterie board, pies and sparkling water. It also comes with customized wine glasses for the happy couple. 

If you feel like spending the money, upgrade the package to I Do On the Lake, which includes riding a ferry around for a four-hour cruise on the lake. You can also throw in a couple’s massage should you feel the need to relax after your trying yet very romantic day.

Address: 105 E Wallace Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone Number: (208) 765-5200
Website: The Roosevelt Inn
Booking.com Rating: 9.2

19. Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast 

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The Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast is last on our list, but this does not make it any less amazing than the other choices. The quaint city of Victor, Idaho, boasts itself as a Victorian mountain bed-and-breakfast with a bar and lounge. 

It combines a classic yet contemporary feel, which will immediately appeal to every guest to walk through the door. Stay in such rooms as the classic double room, luxury suite, or superior suite that comes with a balcony!

The main amenities included are daily housekeeping, bar/lounge, spa/massage rooms, terrace, garden, library, and fireplace, to name a few. If this does not attract you, then the free breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi surely will.

Couples should take advantage of either the Romantic Suite or the Panoramic Suite. The Panoramic suite comes with one king bed, a balcony, and a gorgeous mountain view that will be the talk of your trip. In the Romantic Suite, you will find a bathtub and valley view, which is amazing in its own right.

Address: 1831 W 5500 S, Victor, ID 83455
Phone Number: : (208) 201-3691
Website: Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast 
Hotels.com Rating: 9.8




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