The honeymoon of your dreams may be closer than you think. These destinations offer romance, charm and adventure—all within three hours of Springfield.
By Lillian Stone | Photo courtesy The Crescent Hotel
1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa
75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 855-725-5720
Spend your honeymoon enjoying the culture of nearby Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The historic 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa offers a luxurious Governor’s Suite ($399; prices vary based on booking date) with a king bed, balcony and Jacuzzi bath. The property’s private treetop and hillside cottages ($289–499) both feature exquisite architecture, private decks and full kitchens. Honeymooners can also enjoy a massage for two at the hotel’s New Moon Spa ($55–175). The Crescent’s two-night celebration package is the perfect option for a short-term honeymoon. The package includes two nights in a parlor suite, champagne with collectible glasses, breakfast, $50 toward dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and two 60-minute massages at the New Moon Spa ($748–952).
Cost: $289–952 per night
The Inn at Hermannhof - Hermann, Missouri
237 E. 1st St., Hermann, 573-486-5199
Experience elegant hospitality in the historic town of Hermann. Hermannhof Inn & Winery offers a variety of luxurious accommodations for honeymooners in the heart of Missouri’s sumptuous wine country. Guests have the option of staying in one of eight luxury suites in the Hermannhof Bed and Breakfast, built in the 1800s ($179–458). Newlyweds looking for a private getaway can also check out the Inn’s six Hillside Cottages, located a few blocks away from the bed and breakfast. Each cottage is a fully restored historic house winery, originally built in the mid-1800s. Luxury suites in the hillside cottages offer dramatic hillside views of Missouri wine country ($179–458). For a romantic outing with your sweetie, tour the historic Hermannhof Winery (237 E. First St., Hermann, 573-486-5959) and visit the winery’s tasting room (330 E. First St., Hermann, 1-800-393-0100).
Cost: $179–458 per night
Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Rd., Ridgedale, 417-335-2777
Missouri’s premier rustic retreat is the perfect local honeymoon getaway. Relax and unwind in Big Cedar’s popular Spa Cottage ($636–987), which offers a sprawling king bed, cozy fireplace and private deck. The cottage is built over a stream, which guests can view through glass in the cottage’s unique bathroom. The private retreat is located next to the Cedar Creek Spa, where honeymooners can enjoy couples massages and access to the relaxing grotto pool. Take your honeymoon to the next level with the Romance Package (price varies based on booking date), which includes two nights’ lodging in your choice of accommodations, a specialized wine bottle and a $50 credit toward a Big Cedar restaurant of your choice. Get out and enjoy stunning views with your love on the guided Lost Canyon Cave & Nature Trail scenic nature walk ($25 per person). The walk leads all the way to Top of the Rock, where you can enjoy a romantic evening dining at one of several resort-style restaurants (1-800-225-6343).
Cost: $636–987 per night
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