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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations Near St. Louis

February 2, 2013 7:00 AM

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Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or high-energy weekend, you do not have to travel far from St. Louis to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. You can find romantic bed and breakfasts from 20 miles to 81 miles from St. Louis. These romantic Valentine’s Day getaways include winery tours, nightlife spots and quiet romantic retreats. 

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Ruebel Hotel
217 E. Main St.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2315
www.ruebelhotel.com

Ruebel Hotel is nestled in the heart of Grafton, Illinois, a small town located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Craft stores, an ice cream shop, a fudge shop and unusual restaurants and bars surround the hotel. Romance at Ruebel’s includes the old-fashioned dining room, a leisurely bike ride on the Great River Road, eagle watching or a motorcycle trip to Pierre Marquette Park. Ruebel features a Cozy Couples Getaway Package with your choice of a private jacuzzi room or a room with a private balcony overlooking the Mississippi. The package includes a $50 dollar food and drink voucher for Ruebel’s restaurant and bar.

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The Southern Hotel
146 S. 3rd St.
Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
(573) 883-3493
www.southernhotelbb.com

Surround yourself with country Victorian antiques in any one of The Southern Hotel’s nine romantic rooms. Eight of the rooms feature hand-painted claw foot tubs, perfect for a warm bubbly soak. The main floor of the bed and breakfast has two parlors for relaxation and a game room featuring an 1875 pool table. The Southern Hotel is located in downtown Sainte Genevieve, a historic French town in the heart of Missouri wine county. You can enjoy wine tasting and relax in one of the many wineries. You can spend the day browsing through the unique antique and craft stores, or touring the historic homes throughout the town.

Related: Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip To Steelville, MO

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Innsbrook Resort & Conference Center
1 Aspen Circle
Innsbrook, MO 63390

(636) 928-3366
www.innsbrook-resort.com

Innsbrook is a gated community located close to Wright City, Missouri, about 50 miles from downtown St. Louis. This hidden gem is perfect for a relaxing romantic getaway. Innsbrook rents condominiums located on the banks of 150-acre Lake Aspen. Each condominium unit has a living and dining area, a kitchen with a microwave and coffee maker, a cozy fireplace, cable television and phones with data ports. Innsbrook also has an 18-hole and nine-hole golf course package, horseback riding, a dining room on site, bike rentals, fishing equipment rentals, nature trails, paddleboat rentals and a fitness room complete with sauna.

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Lococo House Bed & Breakfast
1307 N. 5th St.
Saint Charles, MO 63301
(636) 946-0619
www.lococohouse.com

Plan a getaway close to home in Saint Charles, Missouri. Stay at one of the two Lococo House Bed & Breakfast homes and enjoy the romantically furnished turn-of-the-century rooms. If you are an avid cyclist, you will appreciate the limousine service that takes you to any point you choose on the Katy Trail where you can enjoy a scenic ride back to the hotel. If you are in the mood for some high-powered fun, Lococo is close to Ameristar Casino, where you can dine and dance the night away. Main Street in Saint Charles offers 10 blocks of shopping in 125 one-of-a-kind shops. The unique shops are filled with framed art, antiques, stained glass, garden flags, quilts and original clothing design stores including shoes, handbags and jewelry. There are also 32 cafes, bars and restaurants.

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(credit: Hermann Hill Inn and Village Facebook)


Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn
711 Wein St.
Hermann, MO 65041
(573) 486-4455
www.hermannhill.com

Why not enjoy a getaway weekend sampling Missouri wine and a romantic stay at the Herman Hill Vineyard and Inn? The Inn offers suites and private cottages, complete with breakfast. Each suite has a jacuzzi tub, fireplace, cozy guest robes, free Wi-Fi and private balconies. The cottages feature a full kitchen stocked with waffles, cereals and breads, a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, private balcony and a jacuzzi tub. Spend the weekend at all or one of the four local wineries. Stone Hill Winery, Hermannhof  Winery, Adam Puchta Winery or Phoenix Winery offer tours, wine tasting and relaxation in the beautiful Missouri wine country.

Related: Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip to Springfield, IL

Pennee Struckman is an accounting professional in St Louis, MO. She currently writes for Examiner.com on topics related to parenting teenagers and living well on a budget in St. Louis. She is also a professional financial management writer with articles and white papers published by a well-known information firm. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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