Washingtonian.com’s Reader-Exclusive Travel Deals
We know times are tough, but you still deserve a little R&R. That’s why we worked our Rolodex (does anyone actually use those anymore?) to get exclusive deals for our readers at hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts within driving distance of Washington. Y
A Garden in Chelsea Bed and Breakfast
This New York City bed-and-breakfast will let Washingtonian readers book two nights at the standard rate and get a third night for half-price. The deal runs through the end of April; call 212-243-8621 to book. Be sure to mention The Washingtonian to get the discount.
Bellmoor Inn and Spa
Through May 21, readers who book two nights in a Club Level Suite at this Rehoboth Beach inn will be given a $100 voucher for dinner for two at the Porcini House plus $100 toward two facials, massages, or body treatments at the spa. If you book two nights in a deluxe room, you can get the spa part of the deal. Call 302-227-5800 to book, and say The Washingtonian sent you.
Fairlea Farm Bed & Breakfast
Walt and Susan Longyear, innkeepers at this Washington, Virginia, B&B, are running two deals for Washingtonian readers through April 30. The first allows you to book any room Monday through Wednesday for $125 a night (plus tax)—rooms on those days normally start at $155. The second deal is a 20-percent discount on Friday nights, when standard room prices run $175 to $205. Call 540-675-3679 to book, and mention The Washingtonian.
The Fairmont Washington
With the Fairmont's eco-friendly Green Washingtonian package—available exclusively for Washingtonian readers—guests who book a one-night stay can receive two organic cocktails to sip in the lounge or courtyard and a tree in their name through American Forests. Rates start at $239 a night. Mention the package by name when you call to book at 800-441-1414.
Fort Lewis Lodge
Through the end of April, Washingtonian readers can book one-night midweek stays—Sunday through Thursday—and get a second night for half price at this rustic Shenandoah Valley lodge. When you call to book (540-925-2314), be sure to say we sent you.
Foster Harris House
Book a night at the Foster Harris House and get the Washingtonian Eat, Drink, and Ride package for free. Valued at $99.95, it includes a signed copy of the new Foster Harris House Cookbook by John MacPherson, with more than 80 recipes and 130 color photographs; a bottle of Rappahannock Cellars Cabernet Franc wine; and two bicycle rentals for the duration of your stay. The offer is good through April; Washingtonian readers just need to mention the package when they book their room.
Freemason Inn Bed and Breakfast
Innkeeper Robert Epstein is offering Washingtonian readers two exclusive deals for stays at his Norfolk bed-and-breakfast. The first, a Romance Package, is $425 and includes a stay in a room with a Jacuzzi and fireplace, a bottle of sparkling wine, an in-suite breakfast, and a three-course dinner for two with wine in a private dining room. If you stay another night, Epstein will take 50 percent off the standard room rate. The second deal is more straightforward: Book two nights at the inn at the standard rate and get 50 percent off a third night. Call 757-963-7000 to book, and be sure to mention The Washingtonian. The deals are available through April 30.
Inn & Garden Café
The motto at this Onancock, Virginia, inn is “Southern hospitality with an elegant twist.” Washingtonian readers can indulge with three exclusive packages, valid through April 30. The first, a two-night package called Southern Springtime on the Eastern Shore, is $200 and includes breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and a sweet treat in the evening. For $100, the one-night Explore Virginia’s Eastern Shore package includes a box lunch and admission to Assateague Island, where you can bird watch and see wild horses. The third package is a weekday deal—three nights for $250; breakfast each day is included. Call 757-787-8850 for reservations and remember to mention The Washingtonian.
Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village
Innkeeper Elmer Thomas is throwing in a free I Love You package—normally $59—when Washingtonian readers book a night in a grand suite, luxury rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and king-size beds. The I Love You package includes a fresh bouquet for flowers in your suite on arrival, Godiva chocolates, and a bottle of nonalcoholic sparkling wine. Mention The Washingtonian when you call to book at 800-664-0949, and present a copy of this article when you arrive at the Amish-country inn.
Inn at 202 Dover
For readers who book a two-night stay, the Exclusively Washingtonian deal at this Easton, Maryland, inn includes complimentary dinner for two at the new Peacock Restaurant & Lounge. As always, breakfast is included. The deal is available during the month of April, and drinks, tax, and gratuity aren’t included. Call 866-450-7600 to book.
Inns at Montpelier
This group of eight bed-and-breakfasts near Orange, Virginia, has teamed up to offer Washingtonian readers a Real Stimulus Package. Book two nights at the standard rate and you can get a third night at half price. They’ll also throw in free couples wine tastings at Barboursville Vineyard and Sweely Estate Winery, a buy-one-get-one-free five-course dinner at the Inn at Meander Plantation, and two free tickets to James Madison’s Montpelier, the home of the fourth president. And don’t worry about paying sales or lodging taxes—the inns will take care of them, so the price you see on their Web sites is the price you’ll pay. To book, visit the Inns at Montpelier Web site, select a B&B, and give it a call—just be sure to mention that you saw the Real Stimulus Package on Washingtonian.com to get the deal.
Inn at Onancock
Virginia’s Inn at Onancock is offering readers 10 percent off a two-night stay. For an extra $250, you can add the Romance Spa Getaway package—another Washingtonian-exclusive deal—which includes a couples massage, a bottle of wine, and two spa robes to take home. The romance package is normally $315. Both offers are available through May 3. Call 757-789-7711 to book, and be sure to say The Washingtonian sent you.
Inn at Vaucluse Spring
This 15-room bed-and-breakfast is composed of six guesthouses that surround a spring near the Shenandoah mountains. Innkeeper Neil Myers is offering Washingtonian readers a 20-percent discount on weekend stays (two nights) through the end of April. Guests must eat dinner at the inn—at full price—both nights. For any-length stays Sunday through Thursday, he'll take 25-percent off the room price or 30-percent off rentals of one of his three private cottages. When you call to book (540-869-0200), you must mention The Washingtonian to get the deal.
Innkeepers Mike and Carol Richards are offering readers discounted room rates through the end of April. Standard rates this time of year normally run from $166 to $226 a night, but the pair are offering our readers rooms for as low as $120. A room with a Jacuzzi and fireplace is $60 extra, and you can add a four-course dinner for $49 a person (alcohol is on a bring-your-own basis). Call 410-886-2215 to book a stay at this Tilghman Island retreat, and be sure to mention The Washingtonian to get the deal.
Lexington House Bed & Breakfast
On weekends in April and May, Washingtonian readers can book rooms at this Bucks County, Pennsylvania, bed-and-breakfast and score the midweek rate of $150 a night. The deal excludes Memorial Day weekend and doesn’t include the 9-percent sales and occupancy tax. Call 215-794-0811 to book, and mention Washingtonian to get the deal.
Liaison Capitol Hill
This Affinia hotel, steps from the Capitol, is offering readers a buy-one-get-one-free deal that’s valid through August: Book one night at the standard rate, and the hotel will give you a second night free. The deal is available weekends only—except April 10 and 11 and May 15 and 16—and rooms must be booked by June 1. Use the promotional code “NIGHT” when booking online—select two nights from the drop-down menu on the reservation page and, when you enter the code, the second night will show up as free—or by phone at 866-246-2203.
Norris House Inn
This Leesburg inn has teamed up with Virginia Wine Adventures to offer Washingtonian readers a package called Bed & Breakfast & Wine Tour. It includes a one-night stay at Norris House and an all-inclusive guided tour of four Virginia wineries complete with transportation, tastings, lunch, and snacks. The package for two costs $349 for stays Sundays through Thursdays and $379 for Fridays and Saturdays. It's available through April 30. Call Norris House at 703-777-1806 to make reservations and mention package 109 to get the deal.
Richard Johnston Inn
This Fredericksburg inn will give a 10-percent discount on one-night stays or 15 percent on two nights when you mention The Washingtonian. Dine at Claiborne’s, Bistro Bethem, or La Petite Auberge, three of the area’s restaurants, and get a 10-percent discount when the inn makes your dinner reservations. The deal expires April 30. Call 540-899-7606 to book.
Sugar Tree Inn
This Shenandoah Valley bed-and-breakfast is giving Washingtonian readers a free dinner for two when they book a two-night stay. Alcohol with the meal isn’t included—but it’s available—and the offer is valid only through April. Call innkeepers Jeff and Becky Chanter at 800-377-2197 to book, and be sure to mention The Washingtonian.
Tilghman Island Inn
Mention The Washingtonian when you book a stay at this Chesapeake Bay inn and you’ll be treated to cheese and a half bottle of Champagne upon arrival, two complimentary glasses of wine, and a chance to chat with the executive chef about the menu and to get recipes to take home. The deal is available until April 30. Call 410-886-2141 for reservations.
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