Four of the area’s best country inns for a getaway: Inn at Vaucluse Spring, Stephens City, Va.; 800-869-0525; vauclusespring.com. All 15 rooms at this tasteful Shenandoah Valley inn have fireplaces; the Jones has one beside the Jacuzzi tub.
Lake Pointe Inn, McHenry, Md.; 800-523-5253; deepcreekinns.com. On the edge of Garrett County’s Deep Creek Lake, this Arts and Crafts–style inn offers sophisticated rooms, a sauna, and proximity to the ski slopes of Wisp.
L’Auberge Provencale, White Post, Va.; 800-638-1702; laubergeprovencale.com. Colorful rooms and an excellent restaurant provide a taste of France in the Shenandoah Valley, 1½ hours from DC.
Woolverton Inn, Stockton, N.J.; 888-264-6648; woolvertoninn.com. Romantic rooms, extravagant breakfasts, and a location near the antiquing in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Lambertville, New Jersey.