I'm trying to plan a weekend anniversary trip for October 1-3 (maybe the 4th) and I'm looking around the Charlotte area. We live in Shelby and don't want to drive too far since we will both be leaving from work and then returning back after the vacation is over. Basically we are trying to find a quiet, romantic and relaxing place to stay. We don't necessarily care about being too close to shopping but we would like to have some nice places to eat nearby (suggestions on that are welcome as well). I was thinking of staying at a hotel in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte but I'm not set on anything yet. We like the mountains as well and would consider going there as well, though since it will be leaf change season the prices are a bit high. Any suggestions are appreciated!