Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

Hotels in Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

Drift off to sounds of nature in one of the Outfitters’ secluded riverfront cabins that sleep six; most have private hot tubs and decks with water views. Sign up for the dinner-and-canoe package and chow down on steaks char-grilled by an open campfire.

The 1766 Homestead is the uncontested grande dame of the Allegheny Mountains, set 180 miles west of Richmond.

Try the delicious grilled cheese on buttermilk bread served at the Country Store’s lunch counter. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, don’t miss the brunch, which verges on gluttony: eggs Benedict, shrimp and oysters, stands of prime rib, and omelettes.

Owners Linda and Bill Willoughby happily arrange everything from picnics to fly-fishing along the Rappahannock River. It’s an enchanting place.

At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment in sight—is echoed in the innovative comfort food of its chef, Dean Maupin, who pairs perfectly seared quail with espresso-poached pears, and orange wi

The foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, south and west of Washington, D.C., are a playground for the city’s old guard, their horses, and their beagles. With its laird-of-the-manor grandeur, no place evokes the regional esprit like Keswick Hall.

Rugged outdoorsy types and buttoned-up golfers will feel equally at home here, in one of the three spacious fairway cottages set on a 12,000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Relax in a double Jacuzzi then tuck yourself into an elegant four-poster bed.

This 1903 farmhouse has been decorated with period furnishings, and the expansive master baths have claw-foot soaking tubs.

Built by a master carpenter on the edge of the University of Virginia campus in 1817, the eight-room hotel retains its Federal-era charm with carved fireplace mantels and four-poster beds.

It’s not often that an 18-room inn located in a tiny town like Washington, Virginia becomes a destination in its own right, but that’s certainly the case with the Inn at Little Washington.

Slumber in good conscience at the certified-green B&B, tucked in the hills near Floyd. The homey farmhouse has views of the garden and the rolling landscape beyond.

Reopened in October 2010 after a complete renovation.