Hotels in Virginia
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.
Sleep in lace-canopied beds under wood-beamed ceilings (in some rooms) in this 18th-century redbrick house; wake up to housemade pastries.
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.
The old-fashioned mountain camp has rustic wood-paneled rooms and a playground for kids.
Using the same interior designer as English royal houses, the five-star Inn at Little Washingon occupies a white-frame structure in the Virgina Blue Ridge foothills.
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.
Situated on 312 acres along the Potomac River, Lansdowne Resort is an inclusive hotel and conference center. The resort and its 296 guest rooms and suites share a country manor theme and are decorated in shades of red, green, blue, and yellow.
Owners Linda and Bill Willoughby happily arrange everything from picnics to fly-fishing along the Rappahannock River. It’s an enchanting place.
Scarlett O’Hara would feel at home at this elegantly restored antebellum plantation with original Italianate windows and marble fireplaces.
The 1766 Homestead is the uncontested grande dame of the Allegheny Mountains, set 180 miles west of Richmond.
Overlooking the Pentagon, this Ritz-Carlton property is situated directly on the Potomac River, just three miles from the National Mall. The 366 guest rooms include dark-wood furniture and Italian marble bathrooms, as well as nightly turndown service with treats.