Reader Travel Deals on Romantic Weekend Getaways
As autumn leaves fall, here are five getaways where you can enjoy falling prices—along with winetastings, spa treatments, or a walk in the woods
You can save money at the Inn at Leola Village in Amish country. Photograph courtesy of the Inn at Leola Village
Autumn may be the Mid-Atlantic’s most beautiful time of year. From enjoying fall leaves to winetasting, here are exclusive Washingtonian travel packages to help you savor the season.
The Place: The Inn at Leola Village
The Deal: $20 off room rates
The Inn at Leola Village, with a full-service spa and two Italian restaurants loved by locals, is in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Notable among the 63 guest rooms and suites is the Wine Cellar, with its stone walls, fireplace, and beamed ceiling, and the Amos King Barn, a converted 19th-century tobacco barn with original wood floors and vaulted ceilings.
Readers can get $20 off room rates (which typically start at $135 and include breakfast), $25 off any spa treatment, and 20 percent off any purchase in the gift shop when booking a stay through November 30. To receive the discount, mention The Washingtonian when reserving or use the online code WDC.
Leola, Pennsylvania; 877-669-5094
The Place: Orchard House Bed & Breakfast
The Deal: 20 percent off a special package
You can enjoy a fall favorite—winetasting—while at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast, a farmhouse built on what was a 19th-century apple orchard in Virginia wine country.
The B&B is offering readers 20 percent off a package that includes a two-night midweek stay, a bottle of wine and a cheese-and-fruit platter, and a chauffeured tour of three local wineries. All tasting fees, a picnic lunch, and a driver are included in the tour. Package prices vary depending on the room but start at $425 for two nights before the discount. The offer is available Sunday through Thursday, September 17 through November 30.
Lovingston, VA; 877-603-7477
The Place: Inn at Whitewing Farm
The Deal: $20 off room rates
The Inn at Whitewing Farm, tucked away on a country lane beside Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, has beautifully landscaped gardens with rare trees, a picturesque pond, and garden nooks—part of the reason Glamour magazine named it one of the nation’s most romantic places.
Rooms have horse-country flair. Come early to breakfast in the restored 18th-century hay barn to get a table beside the fire. Washingtonian readers will receive $20 off regular room rates, which start at $135, as well as a free bottle of wine worth $25. The offer is valid September 15 through November 1.
Kennett Square, Pa.; 610-388-2013
The Place: Combsberry Inn
The Deal: 25 percent off weekday rates
Combsberry Inn, a historic brick mansion on 30 waterfront acres in Oxford, Maryland, is offering 25 percent off weekday rates October 1 through November 30 (excluding holidays) to readers who mention this article. This B&B, which has its own dock, is ideal for watching migrating birds on the water. At night, you can take the chill off beside the fireplace as you nurse a glass of sherry in the wood-paneled library. Weekday rates in the fall start at $250.
Oxford, Md.; 410-226-5353
The Place: South River Highlands
The Deal: 10 to 15 percent off room rates
South River Highlands, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is a good fall escape. You can choose one of five private log cabins with fireplaces and front porches, some with traditional bent-twig furnishings. The cabins are on 250 rolling acres of meadow and pasture; a nature preserve with trails makes birding and leaf-watching easy.
Readers will receive a free bottle of Virginia wine (worth $25), a welcome bouquet of flowers, and a discount on rates—15 percent on weekdays, 10 percent on weekends—through November 30 if they mention this article when booking. Rooms start at $135 a night before the discount.
Lexington, Va.; 540-463-2593