Are you outdoorsy? Or do you prefer luxury to nature living? These weekend getaways will accommodate every member of the family.
It can be hard to find a family vacation everyone can enjoy. On beach vacations, there’s always someone who would prefer to relax in the air conditioning with a good book. With trips to the museum, it’s hard to get through with kids who’d rather play a game of soccer outside. But with these weekend getaways near the DMV, you can enjoy a little luxury, nature, and everything in-between — for everyone!
Airbnb has changed the hotel and luxury-living game. It’s easier than ever to find quaint, picturesque areas to vacation, and the Tree House and Sky-Walk at White Lotus, tucked away in Stanardsville, Virginia, is worth the less-than-three-hour drive from Washington, D.C.
Take a boat ride, golf, tour organic gardens, or relax by some of the outdoor amenities (the backyard fireplace or gazebo). But the biggest catch of this sweet summer hideaway is the 300-foot-tall catwalks that transport you across the grounds. Opt to stay in the tree house and you’ll receive a private bath with your own gazebo and swing beneath. The well-lit catwalks connect you to a lunar sauna and a second gazebo, if you’re looking to take a night stroll.
In addition to the interstellar view, take some time to enjoy a yoga class, the greenhouse, or castle on the premises. A one-night stay for two people begins at $95 a night without cleaning or service fees. Weekends require a two-night minimum stay and begin at $175.
WHERE: Stanardsville, VA. Click here to find out more about booking and location.
The Tree House and Sky-Walk at White Lotus is the perfect weekend vacation for stargazers and nature enthusiasts alike. (Courtesy of The Tree House and Sky-Walk at White Lotus).
If you’re looking for luxury living in the country, the Glen Gordon Manor in Huntly, Virginia, is the perfect spot for you. Located in Virginia wine country, this bed and breakfast is the perfect getaway for a couple looking to take a breather from city life. And it’s less than a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., to boot.
The Huntly location is ideal for nature-lovers or those looking to relax with a massage. Nearby excursions, such as the Luray Caverns, White Oak Canyon, and “Little Devil Stairs” will fill any of your hiking and nature-exploring needs. Enjoy a message at the Tack Room Spa, or a farm-fresh breakfast right on the grounds.
This comprehensive Virginia resort also offers a space for weddings and retreats. A room for two begins at $229 a night.
WHERE: 1482 Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, Virginia, 22640. Click here to find out more.
If quaint with a modern edge is what you’re looking for, Mimslyn’s Inn in Luray, Virginia, has got you covered. This bed and breakfast is near hiking, rafting, and cavern-related outdoor excursions. The perk? You can rent your own cottage for your weekend or weeks-long vacation at less than a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C.
Stay in a private cottage such as the Panorama, Jewell Hollow, or White Oak, with up to five adults and two children. A night in a private cottage begins at $255 a night. And if outdoor excursions aren’t your thing, take a leisurely lap through nearby wine country or enjoy local theater at the Center for Performing Arts of Luray.
Rates begin at $144 a night for two people.
WHERE: 401 W. Main Street, Luray, Virginia, 22835. Click here to find out more.
Treat yourself to a stay in the “Manor House” starting at $550 a night for up to 16 people. (Courtesy of Mimslyn Inn).
The Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Waynesboro, Virginia, is just over a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C. The grounds offer cottages (are you sensing a theme here?) to rent, beginning at $339 a night for two adults. Just overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, this bed and breakfast hosts mouthwatering breakfast and picnic lunches.
Once you’re filled up on homemade buttermilk pancakes and hot Belgian waffles, explore some of the homes and birthplaces of former presidents, like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Woodrow Wilson. The Shenandoah Valley is no stranger to hiking trails, and there are local shops and restaurants galore.
WHERE: 191 Chinquapin Drive, Waynesboro, Virginia, 22980. Click here to find out more.
At the Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast, country living blends with luxurious activities and rooming. (Courtesy of The Iris Inn Bed and Breakfast).
What do you think? Have you stayed at any of these places? Have another one to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below!