Where: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, 1001 Lafayette Dr., Farmington, Pa.; 866-344-6957.
What’s special: Set on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin offers activities for everyone in the family. You can play golf and tennis, take a safari tour, go ziplining, sign up for the Off-Road Driving Academy, or enjoy the ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking, and disc golf. There’s also swimming, art tours, and a luxe spa. The resort offers several restaurants, ranging from casual options to the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec. Guests also can choose from a variety of accommodations, from the Falling Rock boutique hotel to the Chateau Lafayette.
The deal: A three-night Nemacolin Vacation Package, which starts at $1,806, reflects a 20-percent savings off regular rates and includes a $300-a-day resort credit (for dining and activities) and the daily $15 resort fee. The savings go up the longer you stay: A four-night package, which starts at $2,293, is a 28-percent savings off regular rates; a five-night package is a 36-percent savings, with rates starting at $2,720. Mention Washingtonian.com when you book the three-, four-, or five-night Nemacolin Vacation Package and also receive a free $50 gas card.
When: Offer valid when you book by May 15. Travel good from May through November 26, 2011.
Wine on the Potomac
Where: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.; 301-965-4000.
What’s special: At the 4th Annual Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor, May 14 and 15, you can sample more than 150 different wines, beers, spirits, and foods; attend seminars and cooking demonstrations by chefs from around the world; and enjoy live music and entertainment. There will also be a Cooking Light Pavilion, a food truck court with top-notch food trucks from the area, a Salt Tasting Experience where guests can sample salts from around the globe, and cooking demonstrations on the Viking Cooking Stage. Gaylord National features a 1½-acre, glass-covered atrium offering stunning views of the Potomac River, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center and spa, indoor/outdoor pools, multiple restaurants, and a rooftop nightclub.
The deal: The Wine & Food Festival at National Harbor VIP Hotel Package includes deluxe accommodations, parking, a resort fee, and a two-day VIP festival pass that gets you express entry, a goodie bag, and access to the VIP pier with restaurant tastings. The package price starts at $227 a person for one night, $334 a person for two nights. To book, call 301-965-4000 or visit Gaylord National’s Web site. Washingtonian readers can use code NHFWF10 for an extra savings of 10 percent.
When: May 14 and 15, 2011.
Where: Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, Va.; 800-832-5665.
What’s special: Kingsmill Resort’s condominium-style accommodations are especially suited for families. You can book one- , two-, or three-bedroom condominiums with full kitchens and patios or decks. The resort features a variety of recreational offerings including organized children’s activities, three 18-hole championship golf courses, a nine-hole par-3 course, 15 tennis courts, a marina with boat rentals, a fishing pond, hiking and jogging trails, a spa, a game room, and an exercise facility. Kingsmill is consistently rated among the best golf resorts in Virginia and has hosted 29 professional golf tournaments over the past several decades. For those who want more to do, Colonial Williamsburg is minutes away.
The deal: The Washingtonian Links and Luxury package includes accommodations and your choice of a 50-minute spa service or 18 holes of golf per person per night. Prices per night start at $299 for two, a savings of $100 a night. Mention The Washingtonian and also receive a snack basket—with chips, salsa, water, soft drinks, and other snacks—worth $20.
When: Valid through May 2011.