Romantic Places in Vermont: 9 Spots to Feel the Love Near Brattleboro

From horse-drawn sleigh rides to vibrant performances of music and theatre, southern Vermont is truly the heartthrob of romantic getaways. While in town, you’ll certainly fall in love with the best of Brattleboro as you and your sweetie embark on an unforgettable Vermont journey for two.

A horse-drawn sleigh ride for two is one of the most popular activities in southern Vermont for a romantic getaway.
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1. ADAMS FAMILY FARM

At the Adams Family Farm in Wilmington, embark on a journey through the woods in a horse-drawn sleigh for two, around the perimeter of the farm on the ridge of the mountain. Don’t worry, you and your honey will stay nice and snug under the thick wool blanket, courtesy of the farm.

2. MOUNT SNOW

The number of attractions featured at one of southern Vermont’s most popular ski areas are many, you’ll find there are countless activities for those who have caught the love bug: dog sledding tours, scenic trails for snowshoeing, and sleigh rides, to name a few.

3. WHETSTONE STATION BREWERY & RESTAURANT

One of the area’s most popular restaurants, no romantic night out can beat a meal by the warmth of the fireplace at Whetstone, just steps away from the Latchis. Planning a summer visit? The waterfront location offers outdoor dining with a beautiful backdrop of the Connecticut River and New Hampshire mountains.

4. DUO RESTAURANT

Duo is one of the most romantic places in Vermont, with an extensive list of cocktails and craft beer.
Another spot to enjoy an incredible meal for two,
Duo Restaurant’s high-end menu offers not only the best in meat and seafood, but an extensive list of wine and cocktail options.

5. HONORA WINERY & VINEYARD

Looking to enjoy a some fine wine tasting with your special one? Honora Winery & Vineyard offers public tastings at their quaint tasting room in Jacksonville, featuring fine wines, craft beer, and a wide variety of custom-cut Vermont Artisan cheeses.

6. VERMONT JAZZ CENTER

Brattleboro is home to the Vermont Jazz Center, an organization dedicated to the music of love. Stop by for a classy performance event, or sit in on one of the ensemble’s many workshops or jam sessions.

7. LIVING MEMORIAL PARK & CREAMERY COVERED BRIDGE

The Living Memorial Park over in West Brattleboro features an indoor rink for ice skating, a couples’ classic. When you’re done skating (or falling, skill-dependent), you can take a short walk over to the Creamery Covered Bridge, the quintessence of Vermont beauty.

8. MAGIC WINGS BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY

Down in South Deerfield, MA, Magic Wings is a popular destination for couples (and well worth the short drive from Brattleboro). Explore an 8,000-sq. ft glass conservatory of colorful butterflies and a serene waterfall ambiance. Outside the conservatory, warm up from winter’s cold with a cup of coffee and the crackling fieldstone fireplace.

9. MADAME SHERRI’S FOREST

Just across the Connecticut River in Chesterfield, NH, Madame Sherri’s Forest is the jumping-off point for several trails that loop around brilliant views of the East Hill, Indian Pond, and the spooky remnants of Madame Sherri’s Castle that’ll definitely make you want to hold your darling a little closer than usual.

With trails of all difficulties and a variety of sights to see along various loops, Madame Sherri's Forest trailhead is a popular hiking destination for couples near Brattleboro.
Madame Sherri’s Forest. Photo: Shannon McGee/CC BY-SA 2.0.

As you look around for romantic places in Vermont, consider the advantages of Brattleboro’s simple charm and scenic sights, as well as its long list of couples-oriented restaurants and attractions. At the Latchis Hotel, our hearts are set on the magic of Brattleboro, and first-time visitors have a way of falling in love with it too.