Things to Do

February Travel Deals

Love is in the air. Why not enjoy a romantic getaway, with discounted rates just for Washingtonian readers?

Get 25 percent off rooms at Hotel Belleclaire. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user vonlampard.

Romantic Interlude

Where: The Inn at Willow Grove, 14079 Plantation Way, Orange, Va.;

What’s special: Unwind with a midweek getaway at the Inn at Willow Grove. The boutique property is
a historic 18th-century plantation house with exquisitely appointed cottages. From
the lamps and bedding to the antiques and beautifully framed paintings, each piece
was selected by a knowledgeable collector/decorator—who happens to be one of the owners.
There are fireplaces to snuggle by and a staff offering Southern hospitality. Stop
by the pub for a casual dinner or enjoy fine dining in the restaurant. The inn’s butler
service delivers warm house-made beignets and French-press coffee to your door in
the morning and tea with a sweet treat at evening turndown.

The deal: Mention when booking a two-night weekday stay and receive a complimentary
in-room bottle of Prosecco and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries. Readers
will also enjoy a free lunch at nearby Early Mountain Vineyards. Rates for the two-night
weekday Love & Luxury Romantic Getaway are $450 to $600, depending on accommodations
chosen. The total savings is 30 percent. Or take advantage of a 20-percent discount
on the room rate for a one-night stay on Valentine’s Day. A five-course, prix fixe
dinner is available that evening for $75 a person.

When: Midweek during February 2013.

Sex and the City

Where: Hotel Belleclaire, 250 W. 77th St.; New York, N.Y.; 212-362-7700.

What’s special: This 1901 landmark, combining Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau styles, was one of Manhattan’s
first luxury buildings. Guests can enjoy New York’s West Side, with its museums, gourmet
dining, and designer shopping. It’s also an easy walk to Lincoln Center, Columbus
Circle, Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, and the Beacon Theatre.

The deal: During February, rooms are 25 percent off. Mention when booking
and also receive a bottle of wine and a late checkout. Rates start at $119 a night
after the discount. Use the online code “vacation.”

When: Valid during February 2013.

Virginia Is for Lovers

Where: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg, Va.;

What’s special: Goodstone Inn is a luxurious, romantic country inn on 265 acres of pastures and woodlands
in Northern Virginia horse and wine country. The 18 elegant guest rooms and suites
are in six individual residences that have been restored in English- and French-country
styles. The inn offers vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as personalized
service and attention to detail. The restaurant features a farm-to-table menu, and
a spa is available for massages and facials.

The deal: The February Is for Lovers package gives readers 15, 25, or 35 percent
off one, two, or three nights. All guests get a complimentary full country breakfast
for two. Midweek rates start at $191.75 a night for a three-night stay, $221.25 a
night for two nights, and $250.75 for one. Weekend rates are $230.75 a night for three
nights $266.25 a night for two nights, and $301.75 for one. All guests have the option
to preorder a half dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Perrier Jouët
Champagne, and a half dozen roses for an additional $140, a $55 savings.

When: Valid in February 2013.

Skiing Around

Where: Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Dr., West Townshend, Vt.; 802-874-4080.

What’s special: This southern Vermont inn is a member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection
of fine hotels and restaurants. The inn’s public spaces offer nooks and wood-burning
fireplaces perfect for snuggling with a book, listening to music, or savoring a cocktail.
The spa is an ideal place to be pampered after a day on the slopes.

The deal: The Washingtonian Ski & Stay at Windham Hill Inn package includes two nights in a
traditional room, afternoon tea and house-made cookies, complimentary Vermont cheese
nightly at 5:30, daily three-course breakfast, one four-course dinner for two, free
snowshoeing on 160 acres of private trails, a full-day lift ticket for two at Stratton
Mountain, and an après-ski cocktail (a glass of German
glüwein) for each person. The package starts at $689 midweek and $714 on weekends, a 20-percent

When: Valid in February 2013 except for Presidents Day weekend (Friday through Sunday),
February 15 through 17.

Playing a Round

Where: PGA National, 400 Ave. of the Champions,
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; 800-863-2819.

What’s special: The resort just completed a multimillion-dollar renovation; guest rooms are redone
with stylish bedding, carpeting, and furnishings. PGA National boasts five championship
golf courses designed by such greats as Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus.
Since 2007, the resort has hosted the Honda Classic on its famous Champion course.
The Fazio, its original 18-hole course—formerly called the Haig—has increased yardage,
reconfigured tee boxes and bunkering, and upgraded turf. In addition, there’s a new
swimming pool with a renovated poolside cafe as well as a new look for its European
spa, which offers more than 100 treatments. The resort also has nine restaurants and
a 33,000-square-foot Health & Racquet Center with 19 Har-Tru clay tennis courts.

The deal: The Gold Golf Package includes accommodations, full breakfast each day in the Palm
Terrace restaurant, one round of golf daily (there’s a surcharge for play on the Champion
course), and unlimited range balls and golf-bag storage. Mention
when booking to get a free room upgrade. Rates start at $289 a person, a $231 savings.

When: Valid February through April 2013.