Gorgeous honeymoon destinations aren’t hard to find. These four offbeat locales offer some surprising twists that will make your first big adventure together as a married couple truly memorable.
1. Cypress Valley Treehouse Retreats – Spicewood, Texas
Just under an hour’s drive north and west of Austin is a gorgeous honeymoon destination that would be the envy of Tarzan and Jane. Cypress Valley by Artistree® sits on the site of a working ranch and farm that raises American Bison. It boasts a unique outdoor swimming pool and small lake for swimming and row boating. It also has canopy and zipline tours that were the first in the continental U.S. These tree adventures take you through ancient cypress giants that grow as high as 100 feet in the air!
The place is owned by a single family who made their way from a posh west Austin neighborhood about 25 years ago. The beautiful destination’s real claims to fame are its five awe-inspiring treehouses. Each is decked out with amazing full-service luxury features and patios overlooking the serene, breathtaking landscape. Some honeymooners prefer an eco-adventure closer to the ground. With this, Cypress Valley offers “glamping” tents and accommodations at their enormous upscale Ranch House.
2. The Bavarian Village – Leavenworth, Washington
The village is located just over 100 miles east of Seattle, the colorful, Alpine-inspired town of Leavenworth, Washington. It will make you feel like you traveled into a storybook village in Germany – without even needing a passport! Romance is such a central theme here that even the local newspaper brags about it. Couples can enjoy wine and cider tastings and tours, sleigh, and carriage rides. There is also plenty of amazing artistic, dining, and recreational activities.
Leavenworth is an especially great option if you happen to choose a winter-themed wedding. They convert the entire village to Christmastown in December. Autumn honeymooners can take advantage of the village’s famous Oktoberfest featuring polka and oom-pah dancing. In the spring and summer, they can enjoy the world-renowned scenery at Cascade Loop and the numerous area parks, like Wenatchee State Park.
3. Beckham Creek Cave Lodge – Ozark Mountains, Arkansas
Near the northwest Arkansas town of Jasper, you’ll find a stunning all-natural retreat like no other in the world. Carved out of a bluff overlooking the valley, the 6,000-square-foot Beckham Creek Cave Lodge is set amid the forest-strewn vistas of the Ozark Mountains. The cavernous ceilings and amazing acoustics take you to another world. The eco-architected lodge features a top floor with a dedicated honeymoon suite for the ultimate privacy. There’s even a natural rock waterfall in the living room!
For honeymooners, Beckham Creek Cave offers unparalleled escape on its over 250 acres of land. One of the perks of your stay is a free UTV tour of the area with highlights that include cascading waterfalls, rock formations, bluffs, and ropes for swinging across the water at the “Eye of the Needle”. You can also just swing away your days in the on-site hammocks. Don’t forget to take a canoe ride around the ancient aquamarine spring-fed pond before retiring to your amenity-rich master suite.
4. Giraffe Manor – Lang’ata Suburb, Nairobi, Kenya
If you’re looking for a truly “wild” honeymoon adventure, look no further than the unique and boutique Safari Collection guesthouse that’s located on a Kenyan estate – with some of the tallest fellow houseguests on the planet! Billed as a top “Instagrammed” place on Earth, the forest-dwelling Baringo (AKA Ugandan) giraffes of the manor like to show up for a visit in the mornings and evenings to wish everyone a long-necked hello.
If you do decide to check this international adventure off your bucket list, the estate specializes in a wide variety of East African safari tours, including luxury wellness, socially distanced, photography, helicopter, archeological, and awe-inspiring wilderness experiences. The community-centric Giraffe Manor features 12 rooms that each have their vibe, and the gentle giant spotted visitors help make this wedding vacation one you’ll talk about for a lifetime.
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