Mountain Home, Texas
For a distinctive romantic getaway, reserve a log cabin at the Y.O. Ranch. Experience a peacefully romantic weekend on a working ranch. Enjoy Texas style meals, rustic surroundings, and a variety of activities. You and your mate can enjoy the property and time alone with a wandering hike or some adventurous horseback riding. No worries, if you do not know how to ride a horse, they will give you a lesson. Later, share in some excitement by going on a photo safari where you can capture photos of over fifty species of exotic wildlife. If the weather is nice, take a swim in their pool or lounge next to it where you can also watch zebras, giraffees, gazelles, and other such animals roam the property. There is also hunting available for those who are interested. At night, mingle with other guests at the Lodge or simply snuggle up with a drink in front of the fireplace. The Y.O. Ranch is located at 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road, Mountain Home, Texas. Call for reservations at 800-967-2624.
Spend a relaxing, romantic getaway at the beautiful Lake Austin Spa Resort. The Lake Austin Spa Resort was recently named the top fifth spa in the United States by Zagat Survey. Reserve a cozy suite with a private garden or a view of the lake. Enjoy healthy and delicious gourmet meals, and a variety of refreshing activities. Enhance your mood with spa treatments such as a Swedish Massage for two. Or take an interesting class together such as Laughter is the Best Medicine, Aromatherapy Workshop, or Cooking Demonstrations. If you and your mate are weekend warriors, participate in one of their fitness classes to get your heart rate up together; or make arrangements to play tennis or go golfing. If fishing sounds like a tranquil, yet romantic way to spend some time together, they can arrange that for you as well. In addition to these activities, a tandem kayak outing can be very romantic as well. If you want to be able to fully relax with your mate while enjoying the beauty of Lake Austin and its surroundings, be sure to take their romantic boat cruise. Lake Austin Spa Resort is located at 1705 South Quinlan Park Road, Austin, Texas. For reservations call 800-847-5637.
Hotel Derek offers you and your mate a romantic getaway in a modish setting. Ask for their romance package and receive grand accommodations, champagne, a special Derek amenity, and breakfast in bed. Have a cozy French lunch at their stylish restaurant Bistro Moderne. Then venture out just a short distance away to The Galleria Mall. Have some old-fashioned fun ice skating. Afterwards you may want to buy your romantic partner something special at one of the many shops at The Galleria. Relax in front of Williams Waterfall and watch the beautiful sunset. Then head over to the Spindletop Restaurant located atop the Hyatt Regency Houston. There, dine on seafood or steak in Houston’s only rotating restaurant. Enjoy first-rate cuisine, intimate conversation, and a breathtaking view of the romantic city lights. If after dinner you are still in the mood to experience Houston’s nightlife, take a cab downtown. There you will find all sorts of bars and nightclubs from wild to cozy. And if it is not too late, you and your mate can take a romantic horse carriage ride around downtown. Hotel Derek is located at 2525 West Loop South, Houston, Texas. For reservations call 713-961-3000. The Galleria is located at 5058 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. The Spindletop Restaurant is located at 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas.