Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.
With more than three weeks left of dreadful winter, we're calling out some of the most romantic places to warm up with your significant other.
Just 90 minutes from Los Angeles is Santa Barbara's Bacara Resort & Spa, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a 78-acre bluff. With the Santa Ynez Mountains as its backdrop, the hotel is the perfect laid-back retreat for couples in search of pampering. From $375/night.
Inside, Spanish tiles, local artwork, beamed ceilings, and stonework add to the resort's charm. Lounge on the beach or at one of the three pools during the day, and cuddle by the fire on cool nights. From $375/night.
Set on 300 acres within a picturesque valley in Barnard, Vermont, Twin Farms is an ideal choice for Bostonians and New Yorkers looking for a break from the city. Each of the 20 accommodations--including cozy cottages and suites in the main house -- has its own distinct personality, thanks to architect Alan Wanzenberg and the late interior designer Jed Johnson. In addition to native wood accents, the interiors feature hand-painted murals, American folk art, and contemporary oil paintings. From $1,450/night (all-inclusive).
For a culture-rich feast for the senses, look no further than Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. The charming artists' village of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is packed with museums and beautiful old churches to explore. From $385/night.
The iconic Fairmont le Château Frontenac in Quebec City recently underwent a renovation by Rockwell Group and Dallas-based Wilson Assoc. that encompassed all of its 611 guest rooms, public spaces and restaurants. Originally built in 1893 by New York architect Bruce Price, the hotel has been expanded significantly over the years.