Rural resort near to Washington DC for anniversary weekend
March 6, 2013 12:39 PM   Subscribe

My wife and I are moving to DC this summer and it's our first wedding anniversary in late September. I'd like to take her away for a weekend around that time to some sort of beautiful country getaway.

I'm open to B&Bs, high-end resorts, anything like that. To give you a sense of what I have in mind, something equivalent to Montebello in Quebec. Just some place quiet and beautiful.
posted by fso to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

headnsouth: "Inn at Little Washington."

(Or dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, lodging at one of the less insanely expensive B&Bs nearby)
posted by Perplexity at 12:47 PM on March 6, 2013 [3 favorites]

Goodstone Inn
posted by raztaj at 12:55 PM on March 6, 2013

How far are you willing to travel? There are some great places in the Shenandoah Valley area and just over the state line in West Virginia as well.
posted by Gronk at 12:56 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'd be ALL OVER The Greenbrier Resort. Driving through WV is pretty, and it's about 4 hours away!

The resort is historic and has a tour of The Bunker, Carved deep into the mountainside beneath our West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history.

I think that would be the coolest thing EVER!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:04 PM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

Greenbrier Resort
posted by Coffee Bean at 1:22 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Ashby Inn in Paris, VA is wonderful, in a very scenic area, an easy drive from DC, and has a terrific restaurant to boot.
posted by msbubbaclees at 1:44 PM on March 6, 2013

Try the Inn at Mitchell House in Chestertown, Maryland.
posted by gudrun at 3:51 PM on March 6, 2013

Check out nemacolin in SW PA, ~3hr drive from DC
posted by askmehow at 4:37 PM on March 6, 2013

Keswick Hall at Monticello is about 2 1/2 hour drive through rolling hills (if you take I-66 W to US-29 S).
posted by hoppytoad at 5:54 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

You might try the Chester Bed & Breakfast in Scottsville (near Charlottesville). I didn't stay there as a guest, but several years ago my cousin got married there, and I remember how incredibly peaceful it felt.

I wasn't 100% sure that was the place, but between Google Maps and the fact that the bagpiper on the wedding page looks an awful lot like my bagpiping OTHER cousin, I think I got it right. How's that for a ringing endorsement?
posted by Madamina at 7:41 PM on March 6, 2013

The Omni Bedford Springs resort is a 2 hour drive. They have hiking trails, a fire pit, a golf course, and an amazing spa. If you book any treatment, you can stay in the spa all day if you want and they have a steam bath, hot pool, plunge pool, etc, and then a quiet room with lots of windows where you can sit in your robe on squashy chaises with cozy blankets and there's tea and water and fruit and granola and someone will come by every once in a while and whisper, "Can I get you anything?" I want to live in that room.
posted by amarynth at 4:57 AM on March 7, 2013

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