100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places
Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.
30 miles north of Des Moines you’ll find the small town of Perry. It’s location doesn’t really qualify for our definition of romantic – notwithstanding our affection for tiny rural towns. Still, we couldn’t resist Perry’s pièce de résistance, the Hotel Pattee, and its story of a local girl who left small town Iowa for the west coast, did very well, and came back to pour both her fortune and her attention-to-detail good taste into restoring the hometown hotel.
Bordering Wisconsin, woodsy hilly northeast Iowa features the upper Mississippi river—wide but only 9 feet deep—and its limestone bluffs.