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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Apr 21, 2019   

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Seasoned romantic travellers all agree: A Waterfall is one of the most romantic places to experience on a getaway, anniversary trip or honeymoon. 

So, here's our guide to romantic hotels, inns and cabins near waterfalls, with the focus here on just the USA and Canada. Of course we include Niagara Falls, but there are many other romantic (and far less crowded!) waterfall destinations with hotels close by worthy of your consideration. Enjoy!

Please Note: Visiting waterfalls listed on this page requires varying degrees of physical climbing and exertion. Please check visitor info for each waterfall before making firm travel plans. All distances are approximate. The hotels listed vary in distance to the closest waterfall (some within walking distance, others a short drive away). While they may not always be the closest accommodation to the falls, we feel that they’re a good balance of romantic accommodation and location near a beautiful waterfall.   

Romantic Hotels Close to Waterfalls in the Eastern U.S.

Maryland: Cunningham Falls State Park

  • Hampton Inn Hagerstown - What Other Guests Said: "Great Rate, Nice Outdoor Pool"..."Best Place to Stay in Hagerstown"..."Excellent Service, Terrific Breakfast". 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Hagerstown MD Hotels: 94% - Excellent. (1716 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown MD 301-739-6100). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: About 18 miles. 

New Jersey: Passaic Falls

  • Hilton Garden Inn WayneWhat Other Guests Said: "Our NJ Wedding Accommodation!"..."Above & Beyond for Their Guests"..."Staff are Always Friendly". 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic NJ Hotels: 98% - Excellent. (15 Nevins Rd, Wayne NJ 973-878-1007). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 5 miles. 

New York State: Middle Falls

  • Glen Iris Inn - What Other Couples Said: "Beautiful Historic Inn"..."Just a Few Steps from Spectacular Middle Falls"..."Timeless Treasure, Hardwood Floors, Wrap-Around Porch". 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic NY Inns Near Waterfalls: 82% - Very Good (Letchworth State Park, Castile NY 585-493-2622). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 5 minute walk. 
Pennsylvania Waterfall HotelPaupack High Falls, Seen from the Ledges Hotel
Middle Falls in NY StateMiddle Falls NY, 5 MInutes From the Glen Iris Inn

Pennsylvania: Paupack High Falls

  • Ledges Hotel - What Other Couples Said: “Beautiful View of the Falls From Our Window”…"Great Honeymoon Destination”…”Gorgeous View, Loved the Soaker Tub”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Pennsylvania Waterfall Hotels: 91% - Excellent. (119 Falls Ave, Hawley PA 570-226-1337). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: Overlooking the Falls.
  • The Woodlands Resort - (near Laurel Run Stream, a river with a small waterfall) What Other Couples Liked: Nice Bar Deck for Watching the Waterfall...Warm Outdoor Pool...On-Site Sports Bar and Sushi Restaurant. 2019 ERV Rating* for Pennsylvania Hotels Near Waterfalls: 90% - Excellent. (1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes Barre PA 570-824-9831). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: Right Next to the River.

Inns & Cabins Near Waterfalls in New England

New Hampshire: Cold Brook Falls

  • Top Notch Inn - What Other Couples Said: "Simply Awesome - A+!"..."A Lot of Great Hiking Nearby"..."Hot Tub Therapy After Hiking". 2017 ERV Rating* for New Hampshire Motels Near Waterfalls: 87% - Very Good (265 Main St, Gorham NH 800-228-5496)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: About 6 miles. 

Vermont: Lye Brook Falls

  • Kimpton Taconic, Manchester VT - What Other Couples Said: “Very Relaxing Restaurant, Bar and Fire Pit”…”First Visit But Not the Last”…”High Ratings are Well Deserved”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Manchester VT Inns: 97% - Excellent (3835 Main St, Manchester Village VT 802-362-0147). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 5 miles. 

Romantic Waterfall Cabin in New England:

  • Romantic Vermont Cabin Over a Waterfall - treat yourself and someone special to to a weekend in this spectacular mountain & water view cedar studio cabin, with amenities like Wi-Fi, HBO, Netflix, full kitchen, AND a hot tub for two overlooking the falls! 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Manchester VT Cabins: 98% - Excellent. (Montgomery Center, Montgomery VT). Distance From the Cabin to the Waterfall: Cabin directly over top of the waterfall. 

Hotel Rooms Near Waterfalls in the South

Florida: Rainbow Springs Park (Man-Made Falls)

  • Comfort Suites Near Rainbow Springs - What Other Couples Said: “Never Been to a Better Choice Hotel”…”Relaxing Weekend, Close to the Springs”…”Large, Spotless Rooms”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Central Florida Hotels: 94% - Excellent. (20052 Brooks St, Dunnellon FL  352-533-5234). Distance From the Hotel to the Falls: 7 miles. 

Georgia: Amicalola Falls

  • Amicalola Falls Lodge - What Other Couples Said: “All Rooms Face the Mountains, Very Beautiful & Romantic”…”We Walked to the Falls, and WOW”…”Updated Rooms, Great Service”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Georgia Lodges: 73% - Good (418 Amicalola Falls Rd, Dawsonville GA 800-573-9656)Distance From the Lodge to the Waterfall: less than 1/2 mile.

North Carolina: Looking Glass Falls

  • Hampton Inn BrevardWhat Other Couples Said: “Extra Clean”…”Right Next to the Highway that Leads to the Falls and Blue Ridge Pkwy”…”Very Nice Complimentary Breakfast”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic NC Inns Close to Waterfalls: 70% - Good (275 Forest Gate Dr, Pisgah Forest NC  828-883-4800)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 6 miles.

North Carolina Cabin with Private 30 ft Waterfall:

  • Secluded Cabin w/Private Waterfall - this very romantic cabin comes outfitted with rock fireplace, deep soaker tub, bbq, internet, with nature trails on the property leading to a beautiful waterfall nearby. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic NC Cabins Close to Waterfalls: 98% - Excellent. (Brevard, NC)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: walking distance.

Tennessee Cabins Near Waterfalls

  • Gatlinburg TN Waterfall Cabin - cozy 2-bedroom cabin perched right over top of a gushing mountain stream. Satellite TV, hot tub, private deck, and outdoor grill are just some of the extras. Talk about romantic! 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Tennessee Cabins Close to Waterfalls: 96% - Excellent. (Gatlinburg, TN)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: Cabin Right Over Top of the Waterfall.

Virginia: Falling Spring Falls

  • The Omni Homestead ResortWhat Other Couples Said: “Complimentary Champagne & Strawberries for our Anniversary Trip”…”Carriage Rides, Bonfires and more”…”Try the Breakfast Buffett and House Made Donuts!”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic NC Inns Close to Waterfalls: 80% - Very Good. (7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs VA  800-838-1766)Distance From the Resort to the Waterfall: 12 miles.

Midwest Hotels Near Waterfalls

Illinois: Thunder Bay Falls Park

  • Goldmoor Inn, Galena - What Other Couples Said: “Beautiful Location with Views of the Mississippi”…”Comfort, Peace, Great Service & Food”…”Great Place to Unplug for a Few Days”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Illinois Inns Near Waterfalls: 92% - Excellent. (9001 West Sand Hill Rd, Galena IL 815-777-3925). Distance from the Hotel to the Waterfall: 11 miles.

Indiana: Cataract Falls 

  • Holiday Inn Express Cloverdale Greencastle - What Other Couples Said: “Fresh & Updated”…”Friendly and Clean”…”Excellent Breakfast, Nice Bed”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Indiana Hotels Near Waterfalls: 68% - Fair. (1017 North Main St, Cloverdale IN 765-795-5050). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: About 7 miles.

Iowa: Union Grove Lake Waterfall

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown IAWhat Other Couples Said: “Great Rooms, Very Clean, Feels Brand New”…”Complimentary Breakfast”…”Wonderful, Loved the Hotel”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Iowa Hotels: 90% - Excellent. (20 West Iowa Ave, marshalltown, IA  641-753-6795). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 19 miles. 

Michigan: Munising Falls

  • Roam Inn - What Other Couples Said: “Anniversary Weekend Staycation”…”Pre-Hike Stay Was Super Nice”…”Much Better Than a Chain Hotel”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Hotels in Michigan Close to Waterfalls: 98% - Excellent. (815 West Munising Ave, Munising MI 906-387-8000). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 2.5 miles.

Minnesota: Gooseberry Falls 

  • Superior Shores Resort - What Other Couples Said: “Beautiful Rooms with Gas Fireplaces”…”Hot Tub Suite, Lake Views!”…”Spacious and Comfy, Great Balcony”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Minnesota Hotels Near Waterfalls: 70% - Good (1521 Superior Shores Dr, Two Harbors MN 800-242-1988). Distance From the Rersort to the Waterfall: 12 miles. 

Ohio: Brandywine Waterfall

  • Inn at Brandywine Falls - What Other Couples Said: “Biking, The Falls and Brandywine Inn”…”A Beautifully Remodelled Farmhouse”…”Innkeepers Extremely Cordial with a Wealth of Knowledge”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Hotels Next to Waterfalls in Ohio: 98% - Excellent. (8230 Brandywine Rd, Sagamore Hills, OH 330-467-1812). Distance From the Inn to the Waterfall: Overlooking Brandywine Waterfall.

Southwest & Western U.S. Hotels Close to Waterfalls

Arizona: Seven Falls

  • Lodge at Ventana CanyonWhat Other Couples Said: “Huge Luxurious Shower, Great Pool Area”…”Relaxing Anniversary Getaway”…”Quiet, Romantic Spa Getaway. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Arizona Lodges Close to Waterfalls: 82% - Very Good (6200 North Clubhouse Lane, Tucson AZ  520-577-1400). Distance From the Lodge to the Waterfall: About 12 miles.

California: Escondido Falls, Malibu

  • Malibu Beach Inn - What Other Couples Said: “Perfect for Laying in Bed and Watching the Waves”…”A Massage Overlooking the Ocean”…”Staff Really Took Care of Us”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Malibu Hotels: 88% - Very Good. (22878 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 310-651-7777). Distance From the Inn to the Waterfall: 7 miles.

Oklahoma: Turner Falls Park

  • Marriott Courtyard ArdmoreWhat Other Couples Said: "Modern, Comfortable, Great Dinner & Fire Pit". 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Oklahoma Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (2025 N. Rockford Rd, Ardmore OK 580-224-2764). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 17 miles.

Oregon: Multnomah Falls

  • Best Western Plus Cascade Inn & Suites - What Other Couples Said: “Just a 20 Minute Drive to the Falls”..."Complimentary Soup and Cookies Every Night!"..."Loved the Indoor Pool and Sauna". 2017 ERV Rating* for Hotels Close to Multnomah Falls: 87% - Very Good. (23525 NE Halsey St, Troutdale OR 503-491-9700)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 16 miles.

Texas: The Falls, Wichita Falls

  • Homewood Suites Wichita FallsWhat Other Couples Said: "Most Comfortable Beds of Any Major Brand"..."Fireplace & Jetted Tub!"..."Weeknight Complimentary Dinner w/Beer & Wine"2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Wichita Falls Hotels: 92% - Excellent. (2675 Plaza Pkwy, Wichita Falls TX 940-691-4663). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: About 5 miles from the Falls in Lucy Park.

Washington State: Snoqualmie Falls 

  • Salish Lodge - What Other Couples Said: “About as Romantic As It Gets”…”Beautiful Lodge for Our 5th Anniversary Getaway”…”In-Room Wood-Burning Fireplace and the Peaceful Sound of the Falls”.  2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Lodges in Washington State: 72% - Good. (6501 Railroad Ave Southeast, Snoqualmie WA 800-272-5474) Distance from the Lodge to the Waterfall: Perched on a cliff overlooking the falls!
Salish Lodge Overlooking WaterfallSalish Lodge & Snoqualmie Falls, WA
Hawaii B&B Close to WaterfallView From the The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls

Hotels in Hawaii Near Waterfalls 

Hawaii: Kulaniapia Falls

  • The Inn at Kulaniapia FallsWhat Other Couples Said: “Quiet and Relaxing”…”Great Way to Use Our Hilton HHonors Points”…”2 Pools and Right on The Beach”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Kauai Hotels Close to Waterfalls: 72% - Good (3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa HI 808-823-6000)Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 8 miles 

Kauai: Wailua Falls

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Wailua Bay - What Other Couples Said: “Quiet and Relaxing”…”Great Way to Use Our Hilton HHonors Points”…”2 Pools and Right on The Beach”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Kauai Hotels Close to Waterfalls: 74% - Good. (3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa HI 808-823-6000). Distance From the Hotel to the Waterfall: 8 miles 

Maui: Waimoku Falls

  • Travaasa Hana, Maui - What Other Couples Said: “Breathtaking Views”…”Very Quiet, Relaxing Place to Stay”…”Feels like the Ultimate Wellness Retreat”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Maui Hotels: 87% - Very Good. (5031 Hana Hwy, Hana HI 808-248-8211). Distance to the Waterfall: 9 miles

Canadian Hotel Rooms Near Waterfalls

Ontario: Niagara Falls

Marriott Fallsview Suite Niagara Falls ONMarriott Niagara Fallsview Suite
Niagara Falls Marriott Hotel ViewView from a Suite at the Marriott Niagara Falls

British Columbia: Shannon Falls

  • Executive Suites Hotel & ResortWhat Other Couples Said: “Easy Drive to Shannon Falls Provincial Park”…”Beautiful Mountain Views From Every Balcony”…”Awesome Pool and Hot Tub”. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Squamish BC Hotels: 87% - Very Good (40900 Tantalus Rd, Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish BC  877-815-0048). Distance From the Resort to the Waterfall: About 6 miles.

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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