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If the summer camp of your childhood is one of your favorite memories, then a lodge honeymoon can offer a blend of nostalgia and luxury that's undeniably appealing.
Lake Placid Lodge
You may not immediately think of the Adirondacks as a honeymoon location, but then you see the double-faced, wood-burning stone fireplaces (set up with logs so that all you need to do is light a match), the lake-front fire pit that's ready for s'mores for two, the deep free-standing soaking tub big enough for both of you, and the dining table on a terrace overlooking the kind of dramatic water vista you expect from an ocean. Oh, yeah — cue the violins. This is romance at its nostalgic best. You could spend the day hiking, kayaking, or doing yoga on the dock, but we bet you'll have a hard time pulling yourself away from the curtained four-poster bed; lakeplacidlodge.com
Located in Southern Utah, on a patch of land between national parks and Native American reservation land, Amangiri offers an upscale western take on lodge-style heat. Picture fire pits under a blanket of star-filled wide-open sky, pin canyon hikes, and decadent beds facing walls of windows that look out onto the desert terrain; amanresorts.com
Stowe Mountain Lodge
If a winter wonderland is your fantasy, Stowe Mountain Lodge has skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing. At night, you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or enjoy your ski time with hot cocoa in a hot tub; stowemountainlodge.com
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Fairmont Jasper Park
Or, head north to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada for similar snowy adventures, such as ice skating and tobogganing, as well as skiing on one of the least crowded mountains around; fairmont.com/jasper
Rough Creek Lodge
Like the Adirondacks, you may not think of Texas Hunt Country as a honeymoon destination, but one look at the pictures of Rough Creek Lodge will change all that. Copper soaking tubs? Check. Elegant game dinners? Check. And, if you want a truly nostalgic evening, they even offer hayrides; roughcreek.com