You’ve said, “I do.” Now,
what to do? Take your spouse on a magical Missouri minimoon! The minimoon is the ultimate solution to celebrating your newlywed status without breaking the bank. Plus, travel concerns decrease significantly when you stay closer to home. Luckily, the St. Louis metro area has fabulous offerings for you and yours, so you can savor every moment.
COZY CABINS: Sneak off to these glamping getaways for the ultimate romantic seclusion.
Big Cedar Lodge
190 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, 800-225-6343, bigcedar.com
Camp Long Creek is far from your average camping experience, with wooden flooring, heating and cooling, and a glittering chandelier dangling over your king-size bed. Relax together in the private stone area, complete with a fire pit and an outdoor tub.
1401 Olive Road, New Haven, 855-778-7222, cedarcreekcenter.com
Settle in at one of 18 on-site cottages at this picturesque resort. Enjoy amenities such as the 1½-mile hiking trail, outdoor pool and nine-hole golf course. Pose in front of the Hollywood-inspired Western town set, and then kick back with a nightcap on your private screened-in porch.
HAUTE HOTELS: “Hello, room service?” Next-level amenities are the mark of these luxurious staycations.
Angad Arts Hotel
3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, 314-885-3187, angadartshotel.com
Choosing a monochromatic guest room that suits your mood is only half the fun to be had here. Saturated in art, from the Chameleon Lounge’s central video art piece to rotating collections and a stellar rooftop lounge, you’ll get lost in a cultural paradise.
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel
212 Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, 314-633-3000, sonesta.com/chaseparkplaza
An iconic structure in St. Louis’ lively Central West End neighborhood, this city-center resort offers suites in two-third of its guest rooms. Soak in the sleek pool amid an urban landscape, dine in three on-site restaurants and savor many more amenities.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314-881-5800, fourseasons.com/stlouis
Indulge at this destination, which boasts extravagant guest rooms, a stunning spa, an outdoor heated pool, a dining experience led by top chef Gerard Craft and the hotel’s latest amenity – the Topgolf Swing Suite, offering a variety of virtual games.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, 314-863-6300, ritzcarlton.com
Step through the French doors in The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis’ executive suite, and experience the luxe life, with a fireplace, a separate living area, a convection oven and five balconies that boast views of the Clayton and St. Louis skylines.
WOW-WORTHY WINERIES: Wine not take in Missouri’s romantic bluffs and rolling hills while sipping some of its award-winning vinos?
Chandler Hill Vineyards
596 Defiance Road, Defiance, 636-798-2675, chandlerhillvineyards.com
Raise a toast atop a 4,500-square-foot terrace that peers out at the sprawling landscape that makes up Chandler Hill Vineyards.
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
24345 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, 573-747-1000, chaumette.com
Come for one of the top 10 best winery restaurants nationwide, according to
USA Today; stay for the serene surrounds, made all the easier with on-site villa rentals.
201 Montelle Drive, Augusta, 636-228-4464, montelle.com
Sit among the trees on Montelle Winery’s multitiered deck, but don’t be fooled by its name. Montelle doubles as a distillery, with house-made brandies for you to sample.
Stone Hill Winery
1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, 573-486-2221, stonehillwinery.com
A Missouri legend in the wine-making business, Stone Hill promises a deep-dive into viticulture, with cellar tours (check availability beforehand), wine tastings and contemporary cuisine, housed in historic structures.