By Marla Cimini
A romantic anniversary trip is a perfect way for couples to celebrate their relationship, and a secluded vacation rental offers an ideal venue for the occasion. It provides privacy for spending quality time together and can feature romance-inducing amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces and private swimming pools—all enhanced by inspiring scenic views.
From secluded mountain retreats to sun-soaked beachfront cottages, here are some vacation home options to commemorate your years together.
Chalet in Breckenridge, Colorado
Nestled in the majestic Rockies, a romantic destination any time of year, a chalet in Breckenridge offers dazzling mountain vistas. Chalets can feature indoor and outdoor fireplaces as well as outdoor hot tubs surrounded by a wooded landscape. Although it’s easy to spend most of your time indoors cozying up by the fire, nature’s bounty calls with spectacular sunsets from the porch or hikes à deux through the woods. Meanwhile, intimate restaurants and world-class ski slopes are just a short distance away. Adventure in Breckenridge for your anniversary celebration.
Romantic Beach Condo in Perdido Key, Florida
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, Perdido Key offers breezy beach homes perfect for kindling romance with amenities such as infinity pools, easy beach access and bathrooms with oversized whirlpool tubs. The calm waters of the Florida Panhandle make a great backdrop for sunset strolls along the beach, couples kayaking or just lounging poolside. In the evening, a moonlit dinner with stargazing on the property’s terrace is a brilliant way to cap off a day of togetherness.
Secluded Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are a perfect destination for an outdoors-loving couple seeking a nature-oriented getaway for their anniversary. Tucked into the mountains, cabins can boast hot tubs, deluxe bathrooms with steam showers, and professional chef’s kitchens. For added fun, they are often outfitted with cutting-edge entertainment systems and pool tables. But the star attractions are outside where nature and wildlife can be enjoyed from wrap-around decks or by hiking scenic trails, river rafting or horseback riding.
Dreamy Beach House in the Outer Banks: Corolla, North Carolina
The rustic North Carolina Outer Banks are ideal for a delightful romantic escape. The secluded, well-appointed beachfront community of Corolla is surrounded by an endless ocean on one side and a quiet sound on the other. Beach homes here can feature posh amenities, including master suites with king-sized beds, gourmet kitchens and wraparound decks. When not on the beach, couples can swim in their own private pool, relax in a hot tub or cuddle by the fireplace. Often, visitors are lucky enough to spot the wild horses that gallop along the beach and call Corolla their home.
Charming Villa in Gulf Shores, Alabama
With a full view of the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a villa in Gulf Shores provides an instant sense of calm for anniversary couples. A beachfront home provides a quick walk to the waves and sand that’s perfect for resting and recharging in the sunshine. Inside, luxury features are common, such as sprawling bedroom suites with ocean views, modern kitchens, hot tubs, swimming pools and more. Outdoors, couples can ride along the bicycle path, stroll hand-in-hand along the sand or meander to nearby shops and cafés.
Scenic Mountain-View home in Park City, Utah
For couples wishing to celebrate their anniversary taking in sweeping mountain views, vacation rentals in Park City provide a generous dose of tranquility. Sumptuous amenities can include extra-deep mattresses with the finest linens, premium outdoor grills and oversized bathrooms with steam showers and soaking tubs. Nature enthusiasts will love the ample hiking and mountain biking during warmer weather, while during winter, skiing and snowboarding is right outside the door.
Freelance journalist Marla Cimini has a passion for travel, music and culinary adventures (combining all three whenever possible). Her articles have appeared in USA TODAY and numerous publications worldwide. She is co-author of the book, A Century of Hospitality, a historical exploration of U.S. hotels.