Originally published January 2019
Listen up, Buffalovebirds! There’s never a bad time to get romantic with your partner. Consider this your friendly reminder!
Our advice? Enjoy this kind of experience any time of the year – not just Valentine’s Day or your anniversary! Whether it’s a romantic restaurant reservation, a box of sponge candy, or a couple of barstools at a sexy spot with your name on it, it’s all good. Personally, we think booking a romantic staycation is 100% the move.
Here’s a list of romantic rentals for you and yours:
1. Historic Arts & Crafts: Rose Room
The Details: Accommodates 2 Guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 shared bath
Elmwood Village/Buffalo, NY
Red roses are a timeless and classic come V-Day. This romantic room is appropriately named and everything about the decor is charming. If you appreciate architecture, you’ll appreciate this lovely space. This 100-year-old house was designed by one of Buffalo’s leading architects back in the day. Any hopeless romantic will easily fall head over heels for this place.
2. Spacious, Private Apartment-Walkable to Downtown
The Details: Accommodates 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath, $94+/night
Follow the twinkle lights to the top where you’ll find a cupola with a panoramic view of the city’s skyline. You’ll definitely want to curl up and watch the sunset together. Everything about this artsy loft space is warm and welcoming and just right for a party of two. Plus, it’s conveniently close to downtown and many local hot spots are within walking distance.
3. West Side Artistic Dream
The Details: Accommodates 8 Guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths, $95+/night
This place is royally romantic! First of all, there’s a bathtub for two in the bedroom. Also there’s a sauna, wood burning fireplace, and twinkly lights on the patio. In other words, the mood is set before you even arrive. This home is completely renovated, beautifully decorated, and filled with natural light. The open floor plan makes this place feel extra spacious and the greenery adds color and life.
4. Cottage at Circle Hawk Farm
The Details: Accommodates 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath, $105+/night
Elma Center, NY
This cute and quaint cottage can be all yours! You and bae can stay warm and cozy by the fire and take in the picturesque views during your stay. This little piece of countryside is only 20 minutes outside of downtown Buffalo, but it’s secluded enough to make you feel like you’re far away from the busyness of the city. If you’re looking for quiet, peaceful, and private, this is it!
5. The Bonnie & Clyde Room @ The Bank
The Details: Accomodates 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, $202/night
East Aurora, NY
An intimate, romantic hideaway for an intimate, romantic couple. Tucked away in a private corner, it features soft colors and curvaceous antique furnishings, a queen bed, private bath, and luxury linens. It’s conveniently located in East Aurora’s lively downtown, shops, restaurants and bars are just footsteps away.
6. The Lofts @ 42 – Queen City Room
The Details: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath
East Aurora, NY
If you’re looking for a unique experience on top of romantic vibes, The Lofts@42 offer just that! The lodging is inside an actual production brewery called 42 North Brewing Company, located in the historic village of East Aurora, NY. This is the only “brewcation” of it’s kind in the whole state of New York. Did we mention the room includes a beer fridge with samples and a complimentary growler fill? SOLD!
The Queen City Room features decor representing historic, industrial Buffalo. Images from the city’s grain silos and original molds from the Buffalo Foundry & Machine Co. adorn the walls. A juliet balcony overlooks the brewery’s beer garden below.
Bonus! The Graystone XXXI / ‘The Chelsea’
The Details: Accommodates 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 baths, $350+/night
East Aurora, NY
While this listing isn’t showing current availability, it’s one to look out for!
Down to splurge? This one’s for you! But really, if you’re looking for loft style luxury here in Buffalo, it’s worth it every penny. The space feels like one you’d find in a big city, like New York City. From the unique lighting fixtures to the exposed brick to the repurposed wood, everything about this historic renovation is v. impressive. Plus, this gorgeous property is located in the heart of charming East Aurora, which is really romantic itself and super walkable.