The financial crisis and economic slowdown means lots of folks are cutting back on vacations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little rest and relaxation close to home. The Virginia Piedmont offers one-of-a-kind accommodations in beautiful, peaceful settings. No need to splurge on a vacay (and deal with rising airline fees), when these classy establishments entice with special deals. Here’s a smattering of offers from hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns across the region:
Poplar Springs, the Inn Spa, is nestled in the rolling hills of Virginia hunt country just 50 miles from Washington D.C. Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with the “Wine Aficionado Getaway” which includes two luxurious nights in a Deluxe Room with continental breakfast, a bottle of Virginia wine accompanied by an artisan cheese board, a self-guided vineyards tour with a gourmet picnic basket, and a Vinotherapy Spa Treatment which utilizes the healing properties of grapes plucked from a local vineyard.
Splurge on an meal at The Inn at Little Washington, the best kind of gastronomic journey. The Inn was recently named the No. 1 Hotel Restaurant in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Awards.”
You’d be hard-pressed to find a prettier setting than the Inn at Kelly’s Ford— where the wide expanse of green edges against the Rappahannock River at the historic site of the Kelly’s Ford Civil War Battlefield. Here you can go hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing or enjoy a round of golf at any one of six nearby courses. There is live acoustic music every Thursday night in Pelham’s Pub. Stay for the week and you’ll get full breakfast every day, one free day on room rate, free 2 hour trail ride for two, free round of golf for two at Fawn Lake, and a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival.
Or head west to The Homestead for some stellar leaf-peeping and excellent recreational activities– from golf to falconry. You’ll love “taking the waters” at the world-class spa where travelers since the 1700s have enjoyed the bubbling thermal pools. The Fall Savings package starts from $225 per night, including a sumptuous breakfast.
Charlottesville’s historic Boar’s Head Inn has put together a “20 Years of Virginia Wine” package which includes a decadent three-course meal paired with Virginia wines. You’ll also get a welcome gift of two bottles of Virginia wine and daily breakfast in the Old Mill Room.
And Keswick Hall at Monticello, the luxurious property from Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises, has released their best promotional rates for select dates this fall.