Virginia Is for Lovers
Where: The Inn at Willow Grove, 14079 Plantation Way, Orange, Virginia; 540-317-1206.
What’s special: On 40 acres in the foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 18th-century plantation house and
surrounding cottages feature
rooms and suites with a mix of antique and modern touches,
including wi-fi and flat-screen TVs. Many rooms have wet bars,
large soaking tubs, sitting rooms, and porches. Guests can
enjoy very good farm-to-table cuisine, exquisite gardens, and nearby
vineyards—the makings of a perfect romantic interlude.
The deal: With the Weekday Getaway Package,
stay any Wednesday and Thursday nights for $399, or upgrade to a suite
($100 extra) or the
Master Suite or Butler’s Cottage ($150 extra). All rates
include butler service, French-press coffee with hot beignets delivered
every morning to your room, and a sweet treat with hot tea at
turndown every night. Mention
Washingtonian to receive a free bottle of red or white
wine, a complimentary gourmet cheese plate, and free passes to
for a total savings of at least 28 percent.
When: Valid through June 2012.
Big Apple Fun
Where: The Muse New York, 130 W. 46th St., New York, New York; 212-485-2400.
What’s special: A chic, recently renovated
boutique hotel, the Muse is steps away from the theater district, Times
Square, the Empire State
Building, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth
Avenue. This Kimpton hotel has a fitness center and offers
nightly complimentary wine. The
Today show’s nutritionist,
Joy Bauer, consults on the hotel’s menu. The Muse is also pet-friendly.
The deal: The exclusive Washingtonian Summer
Detox Determination Package features a healthy in-room breakfast
(including a garden omelet
and a yogurt/berry parfait); a daily subway pass; a yoga mat, a
towel, and yoga blocks for use during your stay; and two house-made
juices daily from the hotel’s juice menu. The free extras add
up to a total value of $150. Rates start at $259. Visit the
hotel’s website to book with the rate code “detox.”
When: Valid June through August 2012.
Driving the Links
Where: Musket Ridge Golf Club, 3555 Brethren Church Rd., Myersville, Maryland; 301-293-9930.
What’s special: Dramatic elevated tees,
undulating greens, strategically located hazards, and spectacular views
greet golfers on this superbly
conditioned course. After playing, stop by the Grill for lunch
or dinner. For those interested in sustainability, the restaurant
has implemented a Zero Food Waste program: All food scraps are
composted into fertilizer on-site using a Japanese process
that adds nutrients to the compost and helps improve the health
of soil and plants. The course is just off l-70, west of Frederick.
The deal: Mention
The Washingtonian to receive 20 percent off a round of golf, which starts at $75.
When: Valid any Monday through Thursday before 2 PM through June.