Unwind at the Beach
Where: Bellmoor Inn & Spa, 6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; 800-425-2355.
What's special: Enjoy peace and relaxation by the beach at the Bellmoor Inn & Spa. The elegant lobby features Brazilian-cherry floors, leather seating, quiet reading nooks, and a cheerful sunroom where you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and afternoon refreshments. The spacious suites have marble bathrooms and luxurious bedding. Work out at the fitness center or get pampered at the on-site spa, which offers an extensive menu of treatments. The hotel is a short walk to Rehoboth's downtown shops and its beach and boardwalk.
The deal: Mention The Washingtonian and receive one free massage, a $110 value if you book a two-night stay. Rooms start at $159.
When: Valid through June 14, 2012.
Luxury in the Wilderness
Where: North Fork Mountain Inn, Cabins, West Virginia; 304-257-1108.
What's special: A member of Select Registry, the premier innkeeping association in the United States and Canada, North Fork Mountain Inn bills itself as "an outpost of luxury in the wilderness." By day, you can take in majestic views of Smoke Hole Valley from the front porch; at night, you can stargaze--a telescope is available for guests. The three-story log-cabin inn has ten rooms, including private cabins. Some rooms have fireplaces, others have whirlpool tubs, and some have both. Innkeepers Ed and Carol Fischer are good cooks and keep a jar of homemade cookies waiting by the door for guests. The included breakfast features fresh fruit, homemade bread, and a hot entrée such as eggs Florentine or Sleep Late French Toast. Guests can go hiking, birdwatching, golfing, antiquing, or paragliding. Other local attractions include Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls, the Cass Scenic Railroad, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
The deal: On two-night stays, Washingtonian readers receive 15 percent off the room rate and a free bottle of wine. Prices before the discount range from $145 to $215 a night.
When: Valid through June 2012.
Swinging Away on the Strand
Where: North Beach Plantation, 100 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 877-422-5407.
What's special: North Beach Plantation provides a relaxing retreat between rounds of golf--nearly a dozen courses are within driving distance of the property. Nearby courses include King's North, an award-winning Arnold Palmer layout; Grande Dunes; and Pine Lakes, which was designed by Scotland native Robert White and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel sits alone on a 7½-acre "island" surrounded by beautiful beachfront and wetlands, which provide stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from private balconies. The resort has several pools, a "lazy river" water park, hot tubs, a steak-and-sushi restaurant, a spa, and a fitness center. Spirit Airlines offers direct flights during the summer.
The deal: The North Beach Plantation Luxury Golf Getaway includes three nights' accommodation and three rounds of golf on three championship courses--King's North, Grande Dunes, and Pine Lakes. Plus, Washingtonian readers receive breakfast for free each day. The cost is $668 per golfer, a $250 savings per person. For booking, call 877-422-5407 and mention The Washingtonian.
When: Valid May through August 2012.