Plan your next romantic getaway in Lynchburg
By Brandy Centolanza
Whether you want to spend some quality time with your significant other on Valentine’s Day or any other day throughout the year, Lynchburg is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway. Spend a night or two in the city and rediscover why you fell in love. Here are a few suggestions of places to stay and things to do during your visit.
Craddock Terry Hotel
Craddock Terry Hotel, which once operated as The Craddock Terry Shoe Company, is located downtown in the heart of Lynchburg. The hotel offers a Romantic Getaway package for couples that includes a one night stay in deluxe or premium accommodations; a bottle of champagne with two keepsake champagne glasses; rose petal turndown service; a gift certificate to one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants; and two complimentary continental breakfasts delivered to your room in a repurposed, old-fashioned wooden shoebox. The hotel also has two other packages, one for outdoor adventurers and another for those who wish to explore a night on the town in Lynchburg. Extra amenities for guests include a welcome bouquet or a dozen red roses; shoe cake pops or truffles; and one dozen chocolate-covered strawberries. Following a stroll on the Bluff Walk, you and your loved one can complete your romantic evening with room service or dine at Shoemakers American Grille at the hotel. The restaurant offers fine cuisine in an upscale industrial setting, incorporating fresh ingredients from local vendors in daily features.
1312 Commerce Street | (434) 455-1501
Acorn Hill Lodge
Couples wanting a little more room during their stay should consider one of the suites at the Acorn Hill Lodge. The lodge has two regular suite options with a kitchenette as well as two jacuzzi suite options with an additional sitting room and jacuzzi. Add-ons include flowers, champagne, chocolate strawberries, a fruit tray, and a cheese and cracker plate. Meanwhile, The Salon and Spa at Acorn Hill Lodge offers a variety of services including couples massage packages. Plan a visit with your partner to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest plantation or take in the scenery during a hike or bike ride along Percival’s Island Natural Area then head back to the Acorn Hill Lodge for some relaxation at the spa. End your romantic stay with breakfast the next morning at the lodge’s The Bistro restaurant before you head on your way.
2134 Old Forest Road | (434) 528-0983
All Belong Co. Air BnB
Looking for a romantic escape that still offers all the comforts and convenience of home? Then an Air BnB may be the best option for you. “We host romantic couple getaways all the time in our Air BnBs,” shares Amy Corbett, who operates the Air BnB services company All Belong Co.“Many of our spaces are designed for those special occasions where you’re looking for something more personalized, unique, and in areas where you wouldn’t get to stay otherwise. Every Airbnb has its own style, amenities, perks, and, because the options are limitless, you can really find the space that best fits what you’re looking for.” Options vary from lofts in downtown Lynchburg to rural stays with mountain views or houses with a single bedroom or multiple rooms. Depending on your mood, you can cook your own romantic meal for two in the privacy of your Air BnB or head into the city for an Italian meal at Isabella’s Italian Trattoria or dinner, drinks, and dessert with a view at Skyline in The Virginian Hotel, the only rooftop restaurant in Lynchburg.
Couples who are either in the midst of a new romance or are looking to rekindle the spark will love connecting with each other while getting to know Lynchburg.
Brandy Centolanza is a freelance writer who covers health, family travel, and the hospitality industry.
She writes from her Virginia home surrounded by her husband of 20 years and their two teens, three cats,
and a bearded dragon named Craig.
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