Your 50th wedding anniversary is a grand achievement, worthy of a celebration that goes beyond the ordinary. To arrive at such a landmark deserves a romantic getaway that surpasses the norm, and we at Select Registry have picked out a few destinations that we believe can fulfill every expectation.
Your 50th anniversary merits the utmost in luxury. This exquisite Arizona Inn has won many awards, including a listing as one of the Top 10 Inns by Forbes.com. The elegant one-of-a-kind Mission/Arts & Crafts estate sits on three beautifully landscaped acres in the secluded heart of Sedona, one of the most magical places imaginable. With the famed Red Rocks as your back drop you can enjoy the Inn’s sculpture gardens, ephemeral fountains, and a labyrinth designed for meditation and contemplation, as well as hiking trails that will take you into the fullness of nature. Guestrooms include cozy fireplaces or antique stoves, jetted tubs for two, private decks, and spectacular views that will take your breath away. Enjoy deliriously comfortable featherbeds, deluxe linens, and plush spa robes, along with other top-tier amenities that will have you basking in luxury. A complimentary gourmet breakfast for two awaits you every morning, and in the evening the sunset hors d’oeuvres and beverages will prepare you for the night to come. During the day enjoy fitness center privileges before setting out to experience all that Sedona has to offer. Known for its artistic and spiritual community, Sedona’s special atmosphere will enhance the romantic mood created at the Lodge. Take advantage of the many hiking trails, as well as the myriad of outdoor activities offered as you renew your commitment to each other in a healthy and elevated environment that caters to the senses and soul.
This Occidental, CA bed & breakfast is a little over an hour north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Surrounded by giant redwood trees and lush vineyards, the Inn sits majestically on a high hill that overlooks the village. Near the coastline and the Armstrong State Reserve of Redwoods, this marvelous location is ideal for visiting the many famed wineries, all of which are within five to 30 minutes and offer complimentary tasting passes for the Inn’s guests. Built in 1876, this stunning bed & breakfast is the oldest surviving residential structure in town, beautifully restored and open since 1988. In 2000, additions were built on to provide eight more rooms for guests, all of which are decorated with heirlooms, folk art, and rare antiquities. Many of the rooms feature oversize spa tubs for two; private entrances; porches, balconies, or decks; and gas fireplaces. Choose a courtyard room or a cottage, or go all the way with the 2,200-square-foot, two-bedroom vacation home that is adjacent to the property. Perfect for celebrating your 50th anniversary with family members or close friends, the home allows you to enjoy total privacy, with full access to the main house when the spirit moves you. With lovely sitting areas and a Wine Cellar dining room with an oversized stone hearth, the Inn provides the perfect ambiance for intimate moments with your mate. Mornings bring a full, hearty, complimentary, gourmet breakfast, and evenings bring an hour of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Order a picnic for your afternoon outings, and you will be perfectly set to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Whether it is whale watching, winery tours, antiquing, culinary classes, nature trails, garden tours, golf, tennis, or more, this romantic locale allows you to bask in the beauty of its surroundings as you renew and celebrate the longevity of your vows.
This grand, historic, Victorian inn on Florida’s Amelia Island is one of the northeastern coast’s great treasures. With a majestic presence, the Inn boasts spacious verandas, opulent flower gardens, giant oak trees with cascading Spanish moss, and eleven guestrooms replete with perfectly selected antiques. Bask in the best modern amenities, including plush spa robes, Frette bath towels, whirlpool tubs, and custom bedding with freshly pressed linens. Book a room with a gas fireplace featuring a hand carved mantle, along with a private porch on which to wile away the hours looking at the beautiful view beyond. Afternoons will have you walking along the beautiful coastline or simply gazing out over the ocean in a complimentary beach chair under an umbrella. With a delicious, complimentary breakfast served on heirloom china with accompanying sterling silver and crystal goblets, the inn makes you will feel like royalty as you celebrate a milestone to be proud of. Later, enjoy sunset wine and hors d’oeuvres in the elegant Parlor where you can meet fellow guests or just enjoy one another’s company. With many excellent restaurants and bistros in the area, you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner, lingering over a bottle of wine as you make more memories for the future. Amelia Island offers many wonderful local attractions, so be prepared to fill your days with antiquing, exploring, and adventuring. And of course, you can also just stay put, enjoying the ocean breezes from your porch as you take the time to contemplate and revel in the life you and your loved one continue to make.
In Greenville, ME, this 1891 country estate is perched 30-feet high atop huge stone walls. Just taking the long stately driveway to arrive at the Inn’s front door is an extraordinary experience, let alone entering and finding yourself in one of the eight glorious guestrooms filled with wood-burning fireplaces, freshly picked wildflowers, luxury linens, and exquisite décor. With elegant appointments, the spacious rooms offer many window views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. At Blair Hill Inn, comfort is of the essence, along with impeccable service that leaves no detail unnoticed. Selected as one of America’s “Top Ten Most Romantic Inns” and as a foremost dining destination in Maine, the Inn boasts a cocktail lounge along with an award-winning restaurant. Chef Amy Oliver uses fresh, local produce from the Inn’s gardens and greenhouse, combining flavors and creativity to present a menu that is varied, innovative, and sumptuous. Dinners are a six-course prix fixe with an exceptional wine list, and breakfasts are complimentary, featuring a bounty of flavors to perfectly set you up for the day. Find your inner peace exploring the many local nature trails, enjoying downhill and cross-country skiing, horseback riding, engaging in whitewater sports, fishing, golfing, or visiting the local museums, galleries, and antique shops. Whatever your fancy, celebrating your 50th anniversary at this romantic Maine getaway will be a thoroughly rewarding experience.
Beautifully located in Lititz, PA, the Moravian locale voted the “coolest small town in America 2013,” Swiss Woods is in the heart of gorgeous Lancaster County. The Inn nestles in a delightful woodland area bordering beautiful Speedwell Forge Lake. Choose one of the seven guestrooms that reflect the natural surroundings, each with a patio or balcony opening up to gardens or a courtyard or with views overlooking the abundant meadows and valley. With flowers and greenery everywhere, there is a heavenly atmosphere that is just right for celebrating your special day. Private baths with shea butter soaps, plush robes, soft linens, down comforters, and high-quality mattresses for the ultimate in comfort are just some of the things awaiting you at this elegant and tasteful Inn. Each morning you can enjoy a sumptuous, complimentary breakfast created by chef Debbie, of television’s “Eight Broads in the Kitchen” fame. During the day, explore the towns of Lancaster, Hershey, and Gettysburg, where you can soak up the local history or take advantage of the hiking, hot air ballooning, and other outdoor activities that make the area so alluring. With the many wonderful local restaurants, dinners will cap off glorious days in celebration of all that the two of you enjoy as you immerse yourselves in a truly romantic vacation.
To learn more about these and other ideas for a romantic getaway, contact Select Registry today and allow us to congratulate you on your 50th Anniversary!