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The World's Most Romantic Hotels: The Midwestern United States

Photo: Courtesy of Wandawega Lake Resort

Honeymoons, anniversaries, engagements, make-ups — there are plenty of reasons to be amorous. Find love in all the right places with this list of romantic destinations in the midwestern United States.

Jump to: Illinois | Michigan | Wisconsin

ILLINOIS

Longman & Eagle
Where: Chicago, IL
What's to Love: The hippest restaurant and inn with Michelin-star food. Design junkies lust for the custom rooms. Notable too for the constant rotation of rock star artists like The Post Family and Cody Hudson.
Good to Know: Earplugs are your friends -- you are above a bar, after all. If you're looking for a weekend stay, book far in advance: It's the definition of popular.


MICHIGAN

Honor & Folly
Where: Detroit, MI
What's to Love: In a city not known for romance, a quirky two-room inn created by the founder of Designtripper in the center of Corktown, a hot little Detroit neighborhood. (They also own the infamous Slows BarBQ.) Many pieces in the gorgeous rooms are for sale. 
Good to Know: Run downstairs to Astro Coffee for a flat white, egg sandwiches, and a thick slice of chocolate hazelnut cake, and have breakfast in bed.


WISCONSIN

Wandawega Lake Resort
Where: Elkhorn, WI
What's to Love: A Prohibition-era summer camp turned artist retreat with every camp activity from canoeing to archery. A favorite with muscisians, artists, and adventurer types.
Good to Know: If you book a teepee, boy scout cabin, or the three-story treehouse, bring extra batteries for your flashlight.
Read More on Fathom: Take Me Back to Camp, Innkeeper's Tales

Canoe Bay
Where:
Chetek, WI
What's to Love: It's an escape to nature, but with fine dining, lush linens, and a night sky full of stars that feels like it's your own.
Good to Know: There are no phones in the rooms or villas and cell service is spotty. In other words, heaven.


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Contributors: Emily Fiffer, Lindsey Gladstone, Tereasa Surratt.

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