Isn’t it Romantic? Warm Places for Winter Dates in Connecticut Last Updated: January 2022

By Traci L. Suppa, Updated by Connecticut Office of Tourism
Photo: Blackberry River Inn, Colebrook

Kindling the fires of your heart will keep winter’s chill at bay. Are you ready for romance? Here are a few uniquely Connecticut date ideas to add to your romance bucket list this winter.

Just be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours may change.

By Candlelight

Imagine this romantic dinner scene. Lounging in an upscale dining room, you enjoy the gorgeous hearth while waterfront views await just to your side. This is Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook.

The executive chef works closely with local farmers, artisans and fishermen to ensure that every dish features the freshest seasonal ingredients. Enjoy seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and be sure to experience the award winning Sunday Brunch. Not to mention it's set right in Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, where you'll find stunning accommodations, a spa, and famed sunset views over the marina.

Make a Toast

Pour. Clink. Sniff. Sip. The romantic rituals of sharing a bottle of wine make visiting Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford the perfect afternoon date. The Stone House winery, high atop 140 scenic acres, is a cozy spot to enjoy the fireplace while sampling their award-winning wines. You wouldn’t be the first guests to get engaged here.

The Gouveia’s family vineyard began with vines planted in 1999. It now produces 90,000 bottles of Old World-style wines each year, following traditional Portuguese methods, including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Seyval Blanc, dessert wines, and seasonal Sangria and mulled wines. If it’s warm outside, pack a picnic for two.

Secret Rendezvous

In a secluded corner of the Litchfield Hills region, Blackerry River Inn located in Norfolk, is a historic Colonial home situated on 27 acres. This National Historic Landmark is the perfect country escape that offers rich and authentic atmosphere inviting you to take some time off the daily routines.

Freelance writer Traci L. Suppa and her husband went on their first date in South Norwalk.