Retreat, Renew, Reconnect
Where: Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg; 877-509-8400.
What’s special: The AAA Four Diamond resort, 30 miles west of DC overlooking the Potomac River, has 45 holes of championship golf by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones II and Greg Norman, a 12,000-square-foot luxury spa, a five-pool indoor/outdoor aquatic complex including the adults-only Quiet Pool (open weekends until September 28), lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, and a new CrossFit-like BOX Gym with equipment such as kettle bells and climbing ropes. The bounty from Virginia farms and seafood from the Chesapeake Bay are on the menus at the property’s eateries—Stonewalls Tavern, Riverside Hearth, Crooked Billet, and Pub 46 Lounge. Love wine? You can tour local vineyards a short drive away.
The deal: The Washingtonian package, which gives 30 percent off room rates, includes one night’s accommodations, breakfast for two, the resort fee, and a $50 resort credit. Use the promo code WASHFALL.
When: Valid September 1 through November 30, 2014.
Eastern Shore Escape
Where: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, 308 Watkins La., St. Michaels; 410-745-2200.
What’s special: On the edge of the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the Inn at Perry Cabin exudes serenity and elegance. The guest rooms feature luxurious bedding and high-end bathrooms. The inn has inviting common spaces, excellent cuisine, and terrific service. Linden Spa, named for the trees lining the driveway, offers rejuvenating treatments. Guests can stroll from the resort to the town of St. Michaels, with shops and waterside restaurants.
The deal: The Linden Spa Experience—midweek rates start at $512.50—includes a $125 spa credit per room, daily breakfast for two at Stars, and access to resort amenities such as the fitness center and bicycles. Mention Washingtonian when booking to also receive a free bottle of wine and a complimentary room upgrade. The package’s add-ons represent a $95 savings.
When: Valid for midweek stays through November 20, 2014.
Mountains of Fun
Where: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, 1001 Lafayette Dr., Farmington, Pa.; 866-344-6957.
What’s special: Nemacolin, on 2,000 acres in southwestern Pennsylvania, offers a variety of outdoor and indoor diversions. You can play tennis and golf, head to the shooting academy, tackle the climbing wall, enjoy miniature golf, go off-road driving in a Jeep Rubicon, take flight on a 3,000-foot-long zipline, bowl, tour the $45-million Hardy Family Art Collection, swim in the indoor pool, work out at the 2,400-square-foot fitness center, or unwind at the Woodlands Spa. Nemacolin’s Lady Luck Casino has nearly 600 slot machines and 28 table games. The newest addition is the Holistic Healing Center, which focuses on integrative methods to achieve life balance; it offers wellness classes, acupuncture, meditation, and more.
The deal: The Simply the Best Package includes one night’s accommodations, a $150 resort credit, breakfast, and the daily resort fee. Mention Washingtonian when booking to also receive a complimentary Holistic Healing Center Welcome Amenity (a logo bag with a water bottle, small bag of granola, Holistic Healing Center T-shirt, and 15-percent-off coupon for Holistic Healing Center services). Rates start at $359 in the lodge, a 35-percent savings.
When: Valid September 1-4, 14-15, 18, 21-22, 25, and 28-30; October 5-7, 12-14, 19, 21, 26, and 30; November 1-5, 9-10, 13, 19, 20-25, and 29-30; and December 1-5, 7-11, and 14-23. (Dates subject to change.)
Where: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, Fla.; 800-237-7600.
What’s special: The resort, on the Gulf of Mexico’s white-sand beaches, has undergone a $45-million renovation that included its rooms; the waterfront restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf; and the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill. The redo also added a beachfront complex with two pools, two whirlpools, and a pool bar. Guests can enjoy 1,000 feet of white-sand beach; an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course; a spa; a fitness center; and a tennis center. The resort is blocks from Naples’s shopping districts of 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South.
The deal: Stay two nights and get a third free. With this offer, you can also play golf for free (paying cart fees only) and get free tennis. To book, call and ask for the 3rd Night Free Promotion or visit their website. Washingtonian readers also receive a free bottle of Kendall-Jackson wine (a $50 value) with the purchase of two dinner entrées at HB’s (entrées start at $16.75). Prices per night start at $209 Sunday through Thursday, $259 Friday and Saturday.
When: Valid through September 30, 2014.