Romantic Places to Get Engaged: Taughannock Falls State Park

One of the Most Romantic Places to Get Engaged: Taughannock Falls State Park

If you’re hoping to pop the question soon, one of the most spectacular backdrops is Taughannock Falls State Park. As waterfalls go in the Finger Lakes region, this is one of the most impressive, with a staggering 215-foot drop into a pool surrounded by a rocky gorge. Depending on the season, the foliage at the park will be bright with spring buds or a tapestry of fiery hues come fall. 

There’s a viewing platform at Taughannock Falls State Park that’s ideal for getting down on one knee and popping the question. The engagement photos will be unforgettable if you’re coming with a photographer. There are plenty of other photo opportunities around the 750-acre state park, as well as lakefront locations and pretty wooded trails. The whole park offers a romantic, natural atmosphere!

For those who want to create a truly magical wedding proposal, you should make a full multi-day getaway out of it! There are some beautiful places to stay in the Finger Lakes, and our elegant bed and breakfast happens to be only five minutes from the splendor of Taughannock Falls State Park. You can check in, refresh, and head out to the falls to pop the big question and then spend a fantastic night together in our luxurious guest rooms with all the finest amenities and hospitality. Book your room here! 

One of the Most Romantic Places to Get Engaged: Taughannock Falls State Park

Taughannock Falls State Park: Romantic Proposal Location

The sound of the cascading water, surrounded by towering cliffs and verdant forests, creates a sense of secluded grandeur and timeless beauty. This breathtaking natural wonder, combined with the park’s serene environment, offers an unparalleled setting for a proposal. Overall, the waterfalls dotting the landscape of the Finger Lakes provide lovely places to take this next step in your life. 

Here are the most beautiful waterfalls in the Finger Lakes for a proposal location: 

  1. Taughannock Falls State Park: The best place to pop the question at Taughannock Falls State Park could arguably be at the lower viewing section of the park. The stunning falls stand behind you as you get down on one knee. One of the reasons this is an excellent location for a proposal is that the falls are close to the parking area, and there is less hiking, even though that might calm the nerves before the big ask!
  2. Watkins Glen State Park: This park feels like something straight out of a fairy tale. With 19 unique waterfalls, some tucked by stone bridges and walkways, others in secluded caverns, there are plenty of places to pop the question at this beautiful park. Watkins Glen is just about 30 minutes from our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast. 
  3. Buttermilk Falls: Located within Buttermilk Falls State Park, which is only about a 20-minute drive from our beautiful bed and breakfast in the Finger Lakes, this park has ten waterfalls in total. The main falls itself is a gentle sloping cascade that sets a perfect backdrop for an engagement. 
  4. Robert H. Treman State Park: If you’re a couple who enjoys hiking together, Robert H. Treman State Park is the perfect place to get engaged. The park has more than 1,100 acres of stunning hardwood forests and nine miles of hiking trails. These trails wind past twelve Finger Lakes waterfalls, including a colossal 115-foot waterfall called Lucifer Falls, which cascades into a deep pool area.
  5. Ithaca Falls: This beautiful falls is one of the easiest to as it’s located right in the heart of downtown Ithaca in Stewart Park. This would be a great location to pop the question after you’ve explored this fun little city on Cayuga Lake. 

At the Inn at Gothic Eves, we’re planners, and we love a proposal! If this is your plan, feel free to let us in on the secret. We can help to make sure your surprise proposal at Taughannock Falls State Park (or the other nearby waterfalls in the Finger Lakes) goes off without a hitch. We also have romantic touches and packages to add to your stay. 

One of the Most Romantic Places to Get Engaged: Taughannock Falls State Park

One of the Most Romantic Places to Stay in the Finger Lakes

It’s a popular and welcome trend that couples are going big for proposals, and while Taughannock Falls State Park is one of the most romantic places to get that “Yes!” the most memorable moments are still to follow. What makes this journey together even sweeter is when you plan a whole weekend getaway surrounding your proposal, and the Inn at Gothic Eves is one of the most romantic places to stay in the Finger Lakes. We’re also located less than five minutes from this striking waterfall. 

Our intimate bed and breakfast-style lodging property offers elegant guest rooms designed with couples in mind: big, comfy beds with luxurious linens, beautiful furnishings, and amazing en suite bathrooms, many with soaking tubs or steam showers. You’ll love retreating to your room to spend those quiet evenings alone, perhaps over wine, and beginning to plan the next chapter in your lives together. You’ll look fondly back on this special time you took together to celebrate your proposal! 

For those wanting to add some relaxation to the mix, you can book a couples massage at our on-site spa, spend time in our hot tubs or dry sauna, sway in the hammock, or sit by the fire pit. We’ll take care of your breakfast in the mornings with wholesome, seasonal meals with farm-fresh produce and local goods. It’s a lovely time of day to connect and nourish your mind, body, and soul. We can’t wait to host you for your wedding proposal. Check out our upcoming availability and book your room today!

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