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May Travel Deals

Summer is fast approaching. Let the travel begin, with these special deals just for “Washingtonian” readers.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photograph by Flickr user Shezamm.

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

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,
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.