Photos from Primland (top), Goodstone Inn (middle) and The Tides Inn (bottom).
Beautiful places within a stones throw of the DMV. Many with no need to quarantine upon return.
Pack a bag, hit the road, turn up the tunes and bask in a change of scenery.
Options offer private cottages, mountain homes, pet-friendly, family-friendly and "staycation". Explore the offerings to tailor to your needs and comfort.
*Please check websites for Covid-19 guidelines and availability.
"The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is a privately owned property situated on the outskirts of the charming town of Middleburg, Virginia. Goodstone is located less than ten minutes from the center of town and offers numerous activities, lodging accommodations and dining."
"Salamander Resort & Spa is a timeless destination, located in historic Middleburg, Virginia. This quintessential town is steeped in equestrian traditions, and easily accessible to Washington, D.C. The Forbes Five-Star resort is the ultimate place of discovery and the epitome of luxury, combining artfully designed facilities with unparalleled experiences, all resting on 340-acres framed by Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards and horse farms."
"The Tides Inn, a Chesapeake Bay resort set in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck. The rich history of the Tides Inn dates back to the mid 1940’s when we first opened our doors to the public. At the Tides Inn, we place focus on heritage, maritime, and most of all, an undeniable dedication to hospitality. We have provided families a place to enjoy and make memories that last a lifetime."
"Primland will open your eyes to the simple pleasure of a mountain getaway.Relax, unwind, and allow yourself to indulge in an experience above all else in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Primland, the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you is only the beginning. Savor a handcrafted meal shared with friends, seek out unique adventures, and stay in luxurious accommodations."
"A resort like no other, Nemacolin has been creating magical moments in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands since 1987. Each of our premium accommodations offers a unique guest experience, tailored to your travel tastes and style. From European-inspired elegance to adventure-ready comfort to your own secluded, private oasis — at Nemacolin, the choice is yours."
"In 1923, Washington, DC, welcomed a new luxury residential building four blocks north of the White House: The Jefferson Apartments. The beautiful Beaux Arts design by architect Jules Henri de Sibour was the first building erected on 16th St. between Lafayette Square and Scott Circle. The apartment building was converted into a hotel in 1955 and quickly became the address of choice for discerning travelers. The combined creative talents of some of the world’s finest architectural, design, and construction firms brought the venerable landmark into the 21st century with a two-year top to bottom renovation, infusing modern day elegance and convenience into the stately Beaux Arts structure. The result is both distinctly European and Washingtonian, featuring historical influences. In 2009, The Jefferson reemerged as the finest boutique hotel in the nation’s capital. One of the most exciting parts of the renovations was the discovery of a magnificent skylight in the lobby, which had been covered since World War II. Part of Sibour’s original design, it once again allows natural light to stream into the Greenhouse restaurant. Other innovations include a state-of-the-art kitchen, a sophisticated spa, two sumptuously appointed specialty suites, and upgrades to all 99 guest rooms, the common areas, meeting spaces and three restaurants. Today, guests enjoy The Jefferson’s unique collection of antique furnishings, curated art and a noteworthy collection of books."
"Cook meals in a sparkling gourmet kitchen to serve at a hardwood table, or dine alfresco on the backyard stone patio. With its timeless touches, robust wood floors, and subdued furnishings, this home offers stately charm within calm interiors."
Coming soon: Vol. 3: Listen (in print and online)
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