It’s cold out. Very cold. Time to get out of the house, but not necessarily out of your warmest sweatpants. Whether you’re planning to pack in a day of snowboarding and winery-hopping or looking for nothing more ambitious than a roaring fire and a comfortable bed, we’ve got you covered. This list of romantic getaways has something for everyone, whether you want to stay active or simply stay put. And when night falls, make sure you have a bottle of Pennsylvania wine by your side — it’s the only time you’ll be happy to have a third wheel.
Hit the slopes at these majestic mountain getaways. When your legs are aching and screaming for relief, head to a nearby winery for a little of nature’s heal-all.
This hotel and ski resort in the Laurel Highlands has spent the last decade undertaking a massive renovation and adding amenities. Upgrade yourself to a multi-room suite, visit the spa for a couples massage, and spend your evening in one of their outdoor hot tubs with a slopeside view. When you want a break from snow and wind, head to nearby Glades Pike Winery. Call ahead to book a tour, and enjoy the stunning landscape alongside a glass of dry red made from an Old World varietal like Tempranillo or Cabernet Franc. Other options in the area for sultry sipping include Greendance The Winery at Sandhill, renowned for both its grape wines and its fruit wines, and Stone Villa Wine Cellars, a lakeside winery boasting beautiful views and sophisticated wines.
This Pennsylvania Wilds ski spot offers a range of lodgings, from traditional hotel rooms to larger rental cabins and homes. It’s a gorgeous part of the state — the perfect place to get away from it all. Only a mile from Ski Sawmill sits Oregon Hill Winery. Offering a slate of dry and sweet wines, the tasting room is housed in a historic barn built-in 1880. The vineyard features stunning views and is a lovely place to pass the afternoon. Another option is Black Dog Wine Company, a boutique winery boasting a fun-loving atmosphere (bring your pups!) and live music on the weekends.
Sure, you can dedicate your weekend getaway to a perfect balance of physical activity and wine-tinged relaxation, OR you can skip the first part and book a room at one of these vineyard/B&B combos. It’s time to turn the coziness up a notch: Once you drop your bags, there’s nowhere else you need to be.
Located about an hour west of Harrisburg, this winery and affiliated B&B is situated in a spectacular landscape of rolling hills and pastoral farmland. Start your stay with live music (every Friday) and begin your mornings with a three-course breakfast. The winery offers tours and a chance to taste their wide selection of vintages, including spiced seasonal wines and native varietals.
This small family winery in Belleville (40 minutes south of State College in Mifflin County) boasts a beautiful B&B featuring four rooms with names like “Vineyard View” and “Cabernet Room.” Spend some time tasting their selection of reds, whites and fruit wines, and then enjoy the long commute back to your bed.
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny National Forest, this inn boasts eight private guest rooms — all featuring a fireplace and a sitting area where you can enjoy some snacks and your complimentary bottle of wine. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the winery hosts live music. At night, snuggle up next to the fire pit and in the morning enjoy a hot breakfast.
Need more inspiration for your next cozy getaway? Check out this story on the perfect pairing of local wineries and PA B&Bs.