Our Favorite Romantic Getaways

Here's an insiders' guide to escapes you'll love.

Gary Clark
Our Favorite Romantic Getaways
Guests enjoy winter's sun on the porch of this 19th-century planter's cottage in Henderson Village.

Whether you're seeking the elegance of an urban hotel or the seclusion of countryside cottages, you'll be enamored by our editors' choices of some of the most enchanting accommodations in the South.

Henderson Village, Perry, Georgia
Long winter nights make for spectacular evenings at this quiet resort hidden 100 miles south of Atlanta. At Henderson Village, a collection of 19th-century lodgings near I-75 in Middle Georgia, you've found your own romantic retreat far from the crowds.

Best Room: Whether you stay in one of the white wooden cottages or in a cabin with heart-pine paneling, you'll enjoy a handsome guest room. Supple sheets, plush towels, and Turkish robes welcome you, along with gas fireplaces that run on timers so you can fall asleep by the soft glow.

Don't Miss: Fill your days with golfing, shooting sporting clays, or horseback riding, or choose to explore the antiques shops in nearby Perry. At The Langston House Restaurant, savor breakfast at a table on the indoor porch. But at night, request a quiet corner in one of the smaller rooms. Don't skip dessert. The chocolate ganache with chocolate ice cream makes a rich ending to the perfect day ($6). 125 South Langston Circle, Perry, GA 31069; (478) 988-8696 or 1-888-615-9722. Rates: $175-$350. Annette Thompson

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