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.

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.

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

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

Formerly an 18th-century plantation, this 265-acre estate is now home to a luxury inn surrounded by dairy pastures and winding creeks. The 18 guest rooms are spread out among several tree-shaded cottages, as well as a converted carriage house, a bull barn, and a Colonial-style manor house.

Set in a fashionable boutique- and townhouse-lined neighborhood, across the Potomac from Washington, D.C.

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.

This Victorian-era house has been turned into a seven-room B&B that offers high tea in the afternoons.

Kids will thrill to the pool and playground at this verdant and rambling hotel with a laid-back atmosphere. Spacious suites with lofts and porches are a good value.