Need B&B in VA for BF BDAY HALP
January 18, 2012 9:10 PM Subscribe
Help me find a place within 4-5 hours driving distance from DC that I could book a swank-esque hotel/non elderly B&B room* and sweep my boyfriend off his feet for a combined Valentines/birthday funtimesfantastic weekend. *(under $400 for 2 nights)
I've been dating this guy (henceforth to be known as gingerbeard, I know, how can I resist) for a little bit and things are TEH AWESOME. I'd like to continue that momentum and his predominant paying for most things we do (despite my offering to go dutch) with a fantastic weekend away somewherewithin driving distance from where we live - Metro area DC. He likes: hardcore punk, foodie foods, craft beer, biking around places, and architecture. He is not very familiar with rural parts of VA and WVA, so ideally I'd like to introduce him to the magic of mountains and farms and scenery and all that fun stuff that central Virginia and possibly West Virginia has to offer, though am not opposed to setting up camp in Richmond for a weekend with a sweet hotel room.
My google-fu is failing me. I wanted to plan a trip to the Biltmore in North Carolina but between the ridiculously high cost of rooms at the Inn at Biltmore, and the long driving time from DC to Asheville, NC (7+ hours) it's just not feasible at this point in time.
I've already scoured LivingSocial, Gilt, Groupon etc. for deals in our area and all that I've found is, "EASTERN SHORE B&B DEAL WITH WINE TASTING AND NOTHING ELSE TO DO" type of results. I don't need a package deal, just wanna find a sweet room somewhere and somewhat offbeat surroundings with perhaps a record store we can peruse and try to reconcile our differing tastes in music :)
TL;DR: trying to find a non chain hotel room (under $400 for 2 nights) in a near-ish to DC place where I can take my boyfriend to have a fun weekend of sightseeing, used record store bin digging, offbeat antiquing weekend of fun times and banging. I've googled till my fingers fall off and I need to book something soon as boyfriend's birthday is in early April. HALP. The perfectionist in me is slightly freaking out at this point in time.