Fog? Who cares. A dose of misty coastal weather is just the ticket for romance at this rustically elegant retreat in Big Sur. The compound of tucked-away cabins and cottages, all outfitted with niceties like thick quilts, cast-iron stoves, and curl-up-all-day couches, are set among towering redwoods. Outside, get cozy in Adirondack chairs on your porch or deck to enjoy your fire pit and the sound of the nearby Big Sur River.
Other perfect touches at Glen Oaks, dubbed one of the world’s most romantic hotels by Travel + Leisure, include heated bathroom floors (very welcome on chilly mornings) and eco-friendly furnishings done up in rich and inviting colors. While all the cabins have their appeal (equally stylish choices are also available in the inn’s original building, the Adobe Motor Lodge), it’s tough to beat Glen Oaks’ Big Sur Cabin, with two outdoor claw-foot soaking tubs in a private courtyard.