By Dante Zuniga-West

Summer is here and with it comes the right kind of weather to get out of town with that special someone. There’s nothing like a romantic weekend in a new place, with all the amenities needed to really relax. It’s never too soon or too late to honor your connection with your partner, and it’s always the best medicine after a stormy spring.

Not sure where to steal way with your sweetheart for some alone time? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a budget-savvy pragmatist or an all-out romantic, we’ve found a spot for you to unwind and enjoy. Here are some of the best getaways our area has to offer.

To the coast: the King Signature Room at Headlands Lodge

If you’re looking for an oceanside getaway fit for a king or queen, look no further. The King Signature Room at Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa is a perfect fit for any couple looking to snuggle by the sea in style. Located two hours northwest of Eugene, just south of Tierra Del Mar and the Cape Kiwana State Natural Area, this small slice of littoral paradise is surrounded by natural beauty. Whether you’re summertime surfers or an outdoorsy couple who loves to explore the crannies of coastal trails, you will find a home away from home here. Amenities include a cast-iron soaking tub, a private oceanfront-facing balcony, custom bike and surfboard racks, and sea-to-table cuisine.

Headlands Lodge

33000 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City


Heading South: the Hideaway Cottages at The Steamboat Inn

It is a little-known yet indisputable fact that the north Umpqua area of Oregon is absolutely gorgeous. Located on Highway 138, approximately two hours from Eugene, the Steamboat Inn is something out of a storybook—that is, if you read stories about romance in the wild and scenic Oregon outdoors. Rested on a bluff that overlooks the North Umpqua River, the Steamboat Inn has everything you’d want from a rural romance novel and then some. Local wine, outdoor gardens, and even a tackle shop adorn this hidden gem tucked into Idleyld Park. The Hideaway Cottages are located half a mile from the main inn itself. These cottages are pet friendly and provide private decks, soaking tubs, and a secluded woodland setting. This is a place for couples looking for complete privacy, including no Wi-Fi, no TV, and no phones. If you’re wanting to drop out of the daily routine and fully tune into each other, this is your kind of getaway.

Steamboat Inn

42705 N Umpqua Hwy., Idleyld Park


Staycation: the High Floor King Room at Hyatt Place Eugene

When you’re saddled with a schedule that makes a true romantic runaway impossible, don’t give up. There are still ways to step back and relax in town. The High Floor King Room at the Eugene Hyatt lets you staycation with your sweetheart, right in the middle of it all. Boasting a restaurant and bar with an epic rooftop view of our city, 310 square feet of room space, and blackout curtains for that solid sleep-in session, this is just the place to get away but stay in range of the daily grind, with easy access to all the Oakway shops and restaurants. If you find yourself in a spot where you need to seize the moment, but can’t find the time to escape, this is a solid go-to with signature service and reputable reliance.

Hyatt Place Eugene

333 Oakway Rd.


Into the Mountains: the Romance Cabin at FivePine Lodge

The Sisters area boasts some of the most beautiful summertime scenery in the state. If you’re a fan of top-quality amenities like a sunken tile and rock soaking tub in your living room, rock gas fireplaces, and king-sized beds, this is your kind of place. Combine these luxuries with a complimentary nightly wine and beer reception, complimentary cruiser bike rentals, and an outdoor heated pool, and you just can’t go wrong. Not too far from FivePine Lodge is the Peterson Ridge Loop Trail, an excellent daytime hike or bike for those couples who love to share the outdoors together. If you’re not the trailblazing type, or that long walk brought about the old “aches and pains,” the on-site spa is something you’ll want to look into. You will be treated to the warm waters of a thermal soaking tub and a spacious sun deck before each treatment at Shibui Spa.

FivePine Lodge and Spa

1021 E Desperado Trail, Sisters