Romantic getaways in The Sunflower State take couples to the heart of the Heartland. Find serenity in little tree houses on the prairie, Scandinavian-style cottages on the water and ranches with upscale accommodations. I’ve visited many of these outstanding properties on my frequent travels through Kansas. Whether your idea of relaxation involves a boutique hotel stay in a college town or a bike ride through the country, here are 16 swoon-worthy places to stay on your next romantic getaway to Kansas. 


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Circle S Ranch in Lawrence Kansas

Circle S Ranch and Country Inn, Lawrence

Most silos house grains and feed, but inside the wooden one attached to Circle S Ranch and Country Inn, you can soak in a hot tub. It’s just one of the upscale amenities at this popular wedding venue that also welcomes overnight guests. All of the 12 suite-style rooms come with waffle-weave bathrobes, and some feature double-sided fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Beyond the guest rooms, book a couples’ massage at the spa, lounge on porch rockers, or hike across 600 acres of prairie—complete with a herd of longhorn cattle.

Pro Tip: You’ll be glad you made the 45-minute trek to Saltwell Farm Kitchen, a farm-to-table dining experience at an 1856 farmstead. Served Friday and Saturday nights, the seasonally inspired tasting menu stars ingredients foraged from nature and neighboring farmers. 

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