Romantic Getaways in Virginia from the Mountains to the Sea 

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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Sep 17, 2021   

“Virginia is for lovers” - find out why! Not too many states can boast an equally fantastic coastline and mountain range, but "Old Dominion" can. Were talking scenic drives, boat cruises, historic homes, mountain retreats, wineries, beaches and much more. 

Virginia Beach BoardwalkGreat Place for a Romantic Stroll - The Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Best Time to Visit Virginia: In the hilly western part of the state, early October shows off autumn foliage at it's very best. Late spring to early summer is a good bet for coastal areas, but the peak of summer can bring crowds, heat and high humidity to beach areas. 

Virginia winters can get quite cold and some attractions and accommodations close during those months.

Romantic Getaways in Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is lined with oceanfront hotels, resorts and restaurants. It's a fun place to spend a few nights, with the Atlantic breeze in your hair and a nice sandy beach across the street. And don't miss the Vibe Creative District with it's oceanfront cafe's and galleries. 

Romantic Virginia Beach Hotel RoomRoom at the Courtyard Virginia Beach
Courtyard Virginia Beach PoolCourtyard Virginia Beach Pool
  • Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/North - honeymooners in Virginia Beach will love the romantic 1 bedroom ocean view suites (with private balcony and HDTV) at this inexpensive Marriott hotel. 2021 ERV Rating* for Virginia Beach Romantic Hotels: 80% - Very Good. (3737 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 757-437-0098)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes 
  • The Breaker's Resort Inn for romance getaways on a budget, this oceanfront hotel on Atlantic avenue has anniversary packages, in-room hot tubs and more. 2021 ERV Rating* for Virginia Beach Romantic Inns: 80% - Very Good. (16th & Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA 757-428-1821)
  • Romantic Restaurants in Virginia Beach - try one of the seafood restaurants on Atlantic Ave, or the 11th floor view of the beach at Orion’s restaurant at the Cavalier Hotel. 

Romantic Virginia Hotel & Inn Getaways

Norfolk, VA

Romantic Norfolk VA Hotel
  • Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown - What Other Couples Liked: Walking Distance to the Waterfront and Restaurants - Comfortable Beds - Free Buffet Breakfast. 2021 ERV Rating* for Norfolk VA Romantic Hotels: 82% - Very Good. (227 W. Brambleton Ave, Norfolk VA 757-842-6216)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes 

Richmond, VA

Richmond VA Romantic Inn
  • Linden Row InnWhat Other Couples Liked: Rocking Chairs on the Porch - Urban Farmhouse Restaurant - Spacious Rooms, Tasteful Decor. 2021 ERV Rating* for Norfolk VA Romantic Hotels: 86% - Very Good. (100 East Franklin St, Richmond VA 804-783-7000)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes  

Charlottsville, VA

Charlottesville Virginia Romantic Inn
  • Oakhurst Inn Charlottesville VA - What Other Couples Liked: Short Drive to Several Wineries - Evening Turndown Service with Ginger Cookies - Wonderful Boutique Hotel. 2021 ERV Rating* for Romantic Virginia Wine Country Inns: 90% - Excellent. (100 Oakhurst Circle, Charlottesville VA 434-872-0100)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes  

Roanoke, VA

Romantic Hotel View in Roanoke VA
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke DowntownWhat Other Couples Liked: Views of Mountains and Downtown - Easy Walk to Restaurants, Shops and Farmer's Market - Good Breakfast, Good Wi-Fi. 2021 ERV Rating* for Roanoke VA Romantic Getaways: 90% - Excellent. (27 Church Ave Southeast, Roanoke VA 540-400-6000)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes

Chincoteague Island, VA

Chincoteague Island VA Romantic Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Romantic Chincoteague Island VA Waterfront HotelWhat Other Couples Liked: Breakfast Outdoors in the Summer - Panoramic Water Views - King Rooms That Overlook the Bay. 2021 ERV Rating* for Romantic Virginia Waterfront Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (4179 Main St, Chincoteague VA 757-336-1616)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes

Shenandoah Valley Luxury B&B

Romantic Room at the L Auberge Provencale Inn, VirginiaRoom at the L'Auberge Provençale B&B
Front Porch, L Auberge Provencale B&B, VirginiaRomantic Veranda at the L'Auberge Provençale
  • L'Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast - plan a unforgettably romantic weekend getaway in Virginia with a stay in this enchanting Shenandoah Valley B&B. Blend French country comfort, romance and luxury with a stay in this true Auberge just over the mountain from Washington DC. Superb French cuisine, an award winning wine list, and attentive, gracious service await. 2021 ERV Rating* for Romantic Virginia Inns: 88% - Very Good. (13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, White Post VA  540-837-1375)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes    
  • The Omni Homestead Resort - one of the most romantic resorts in VA, the Homestead is nestled deep in the Allegheny Mountains and has everything for a wonderful weekend getaway. There's luxury rooms, plus dining & music, shopping, movies, fishing, and romantic carriage rides. Homestead Spa has been described as “one of the most historic day spa resorts in Virginia”. 2021 ERV Rating* for Romantic Virginia Resorts: 78% - Good. (7696 Sam Snead Hwy, Hot Springs VA 800-838-1766)    COVID Safety Plan: Yes

More Romantic Trips In & Near Virginia:

Virginia Romantic Cabin & Cottage Getaways

Virginia Log Cabin BedroomRomantic Virginia Log Cabin Bedroom
Virginia Cabin Living RoomLiving Area in a Luxury Virginia Cabin Rental
  • Romantic Shenandoah Mountains Cabins - spectacular log cabins, cottages and loft apartments in and near Virginia's gorgeous Shenandoah Valley. Many units offer private hot tubs, scenic views, wood burning fireplace and more.  

More Romantic Travel Ideas for Virginia

Shenandoah MountainsVirginia's Shenandoah Mountains
Virginia Wine CountryVineyard in Virginia Wine Country

Virginia Wine Country - not just any collection of vineyards! Wine tasting and touring in Virginia can include exploring historic sites and ruins, kayaking, even sipping a "Painted Red" at Dave Mathews Blenheim Vineyards winery (that's right, from the Dave Mathews band!). See for maps, tours etc.

Covered Bridges in Virginia – Turn-of-the-century bridges (only 8 left!) make for a great romantic picnic excursion!

Tall Ship Cruise in Norfolk – American Rover has cruises in a 19th-century schooner. Sunset and late-night dancing cruises available too.

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse tour at Fort Story.

Romantic Things to Do in the Shenandoah Valley - hiking, horseback riding, enjoying the color of the fall leaves, and some of the best scenic drives in Virginia, including Skyline Drive, with it’s astounding views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Virginia Anniversary Package

The Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The town of Afton is only 20 miles from Charlottsville where you can take beautiful scenic drives and enjoy wineries and many cultural activities.

  • Romantic Virginia Anniversary B&B Package - is $115 plus room costs. There's five unique rooms (we just love the Jefferson room), and then enjoy a bottle of wine from one of the local wineries (you choose), fresh flowers (or a cake for two for those not on diets!) breakfast for two each morning, and $50 towards dinner for two at one of the local restaurants. Call 800-769-6844 for more information.

*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  

√ COVID Safety Plan: identifies hotels and inns that clearly indicate they are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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