Nothing keeps the home fires burning better than actually leaving home-and the kids-behind. The following are five great getaways for parents in need of a little alone time, all within driving distance of Chicago and with options for every budget. So start planning your escape now!You might also like:
Part of The American Club family, Sandhill is a 2,000-square-foot private cabin that debuted in 2012 and proves that rustic and luxurious can combine in perfect harmony. Nature-loving couples will rekindle their spark at this tranquil retreat while spotting wild turkeys and majestic deer from the marvelous wraparound porch. This slice of serenity boasts three levels of gorgeous interior space, an outdoor fire pit, a separate sauna shack and panoramic views of pinewoods and prairie grass fields. A full gourmet kitchen ensures there is no need to leave, but venturing out for a candle-lit couple's massage at the Kohler Water Spa, just 10 minutes away, adds to the intimacy of a getaway á deux. Rates starting at $785.