Romantic Getaways Near Chicago | Ideal Destination for Couples

Best Romantic Getaways Near Chicago

The perfect romantic getaway near Chicago is here, at our award-winning Cedarburg, Wisconsin bed and breakfast, a luxurious escape that’s only 2 hours away from the Windy City. Enjoy a romantic experience with everything you need to have a memorable time at Washington House Inn, your home-away-from-home for all sorts of area adventures. Get pampered at a local spa, have a romantic dinner for two at one of Cedarburg’s fine restaurants, explore the Interurban Trail with a hike or on a bike, or simply stroll through the Historic District while checking out the many unique shops and galleries.

a couple kayaking together on a romantic getaway near Chicago

Have Fun on the Water

We love living in Cedarburg because beautiful Lake Michigan is located right in our backyard! Enjoy aquatic activities like canoeing and kayaking on the lake and nearby rivers, cast a line with some fishing, or have a picnic on the beach and watch the gentle waves lap on the shoreline. Some of the best beaches in the area are right nearby, including Port Washington North Park as well as Harrington Beach State Park, all wonderful places to visit for an afternoon of aquatic adventures. There are places nearby to rent canoes and kayaks like at PaddleBreak Adventures as well as boat rentals and fishing charters at the McKinley Marina North Docks. For more information on rentals and prime locations feel free to consult with us when you get here and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities

Gear up for tee time and go for a hole-in-one with world-class golfing just minutes away from the Inn. River Island Park and Edgewater Golf Club are only a 10-15 minute drive and are both great courses, perfect for taking in the beautiful weather and enjoying an afternoon out on the green. Another great way to enjoy the outside is the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Hike or bike along this massive 30-mile trail and see the natural beauty of the surrounding area with mid-trail access right by the Inn to the west. Both Erik’s Bike Board Ski and Cedar Creek Outdoors rent bikes and are located close by, or you can always bring your own!

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Savor the Best of Cedarburg

A visit to Cedarburg wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the excellent cuisine the area has to offer! We have a whole page dedicated to the best restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries around Cedarburg, but we’ve put a few here to get you started on your culinary journey. Anville Pub & Grille is a unique eatery located in a restored 19th-century blacksmith shop with a charming rustic atmosphere and delicious comfort food like their Blacksmiths Loaded Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie. Brandywine is dedicated to serving only the best of Wisconsin cuisine with locally sourced ingredients and handmade pasta for a culinary experience not to be missed! Many of these restaurants also have excellent cocktails and drinks, but if you’re looking for a more curated location then we highly recommend The Fermentorium Brewery & Tasting Room as it’s only a 5-minute drive from the Inn. They feature a rotating selection of local Wisconsin brews and have a hip, upscale atmosphere.

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Find Your Romantic Room

Book a stay at the best romantic getaway near Chicago, and enjoy a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We have everything you need for a fantastic vacation at our historic Inn right by Lake Michigan! Stay in elegant accommodations with king and queen beds, whirlpool baths and therapeutic showers in most rooms, and convenient access to a wide variety of area activities and fun things to do. We recommend staying weekdays to avoid the crowds, and as such we are offering an exclusive $30 discount off your stay using code “Chicago” when you book any nights between Sunday – Thursday with our Romantic Getaways Near Chicago special. Get away from it all and make unforgettable memories surrounded by the beauty of the Great Lakes area at Washington House Inn.

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