Bear Lake straddles the Idaho-Utah border and provides a stunning scenic backdrop for a romantic getaway. It's a well-known tourist destination, especially during the summer, and there's plenty of lodging to be found by the lakeshore and nearby. If natural beauty inspires you and your sweetheart to romance, Bear Lake is sure to entice. The Idaho side of the lake is more sparsely populated than the Utah side, making it the perfect choice for the more privacy-minded couple.
The Hidden Chateau at the Reserve
The home featured in the video with this story, The Hidden Chateau at the Reserve, was built in 2016 and features 13 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms - including a second apartment/suite with a kitchen and living room. There's even a theater!
The Bluebird Inn
The Bluebird Inn overlooks the western shore of Bear Lake and offers six rooms and a small apartment to guests. All rooms feature a private bath with separate tub and shower plus double sinks. A full gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the common dining room. No children or pets are allowed. The Anniversary Room, on the main floor, is a romantic room with a private outside entrance and a king-sized bed. Couples might also prefer the Beehive Room with its bay window overlooking the fish pond. It's the inn's most popular room.
Clover Creek Inn
Located in the town of Montpelier just to the north of Bear Lake proper, the Clover Creek Inn is a small two-story hotel offering 65 rooms and suites to travelers of all stripes. A free hot breakfast is offered every morning; biscuits and gravy are the specialty of the house. The Clover Creek Inn also features a spa and hot tub area. Rooms are simple but well-appointed and quite affordable compared to other area accommodations.
Bear Lake Country Cabins
Bear Lake Country Cabins offers single motel rooms in a mini wooden cabin format. Each cabin has its own bathroom, satellite TV, refrigerator and microwave oven. Located near the northwest corner of Bear Lake in the town of St. Charles, Bear Lake Country Cabins provides a unique and charming alternative to more traditional motels. The cabins are more private than a motel room would be, enhancing that getaway feel.
Bear Lake Bloomington Retreat
The Bear Lake Bloomington Retreat consists of a one-bedroom apartment tucked into the corner of a privately held vacation home on the northwest side of the lake. Guests have access to a full kitchen as well as an outdoor grill. Couples will love having the entire apartment to themselves for complete privacy.
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