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Dream Weekends: Swann House

A romantic hideaway.

Washington

Swann House has been called one of America's most romantic inns. Surprise—it's right in DC's Dupont Circle.

The 1883 mansion resembles a small castle. Behind the brick turrets you'll find featherbeds, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, soaking tubs, and, in warmer weather, a swimming pool. Afternoon tea and sherry add to the enjoyment, as do 450-thread-count sheets.

You can explore the neighborhood, with its good restaurants, clubs, and shops and the intimate Phillips Collection—or justrelax.

Innkeeper Rick Verkler offers romantic extras (for a fee), ranging from flowers and Champagne to an in-room massage for two. Arranging unique proposals is a speciality.

"Deluxe continental" breakfast is serve-yourself and hearty; an entrée is added on weekends.

Bottom line: Getting away from it all doesn't have to mean traveling far.

Swann House, 202-265-4414; swannhouse.com. Rooms: $150 to $325 with breakfast and afternoon refreshments.

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