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February 2015 Travel Deals

Whether you want a romantic, warm-weather, ski, or spa getaway, here are great exclusive discounts.

Close-by Romance

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington; 703-415-5000

What’s special: This luxury hotel is ideal for a close-by romantic getaway. Guest rooms feature feather beds and Frette linens, and the hotel provides evening turndown service. At the fitness center, you can work out, swim, and relax in the sauna and steam facilities. The hotel is connected to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and the Metro.

The deal: The Romance Package includes accommodations, an American breakfast in bed for two or a breakfast buffet in the on-site restaurant, a bottle of Champagne upon arrival, rose-petal turndown, overnight valet parking, free wi-fi, and late checkout (based on availability). The price starts at $319, a savings of nearly $200. Mention Washingtonian when booking to also receive heart-shaped macarons filled with dark-chocolate-and-passionfruit ganache, a $16 value.

When: Valid through December 31, 2015.

Relax and Renew

Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor; 301-965-4000

What’s special: With a spa, fitness center, and pool, the Gaylord offers a place to escape the winter chill. Relache, the hotel’s striking black-and-white spa, offers a variety of treatments for men and women as well as a couples retreat with views of the Potomac River.

The deal: The Relache Escape Package, starting at $349, includes a room for one night, the resort fee, a $150 spa credit, one complimentary glass of Champagne per guest receiving a service at the spa (maximum of two guests), and full use of the spa facilities including steam, sauna, whirlpool, and Riverview Relaxation Lounge, for a total savings of about $90. When booking spa appointments by phone, mention the Relache Escape Package; or use the online booking code 4W8.

When: Valid through April 30, 2015, with possible blackout dates.

Pampering Along the James

Where: Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg; 757-253-1703

What’s special: Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including a fitness center, indoor pool, tennis, golf, and a new spa overlooking the James River. Besides offering more than 50 treatments, the spa features wine service, a stunning deck, Swarovski-crystal-embellished wallpaper, and a healthy in-spa food menu. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or a girlfriend getaway.

The deal: The Spa Getaway package includes accommodations in a deluxe one-bedroom suite complete with a wood-burning fireplace (which the resort will light and tend for you) and two 50-minute spa services per package—choose from Swedish Massage, Sampler Massage, Reflexology, and European Facial. The price starts at $299 per room, a savings of $120. Washingtonian readers also get two free glasses of wine during a spa treatment, a $14 value. For this deal, use the booking code WASH.

When: Valid through May 27, 2015.

Where the Rich Played

Where: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, R.I.; 401-847-1300

What’s special: Housed in a 19th-century mansion, the Chanler is the only hotel along Newport’s famous Cliff Walk, a 3½-mile walkway along the shoreline that offers beautiful views of nature and Newport’s grand old mansions. Each guest room is furnished according to a historical period (Colonial Williamsburg, Renaissance, Victorian). The rooms have such modern features as gas fireplaces, high-speed wi-fi, and bathrooms with soaking tubs and heated floor tiles. Guests are welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine at check-in. The complimentary car service will take you to see the homes Newport is famous for as well as other attractions and restaurants.

The deal: Mention Washingtonian to get 10 percent off rack rates plus a $100 food-and-beverage credit that can be used at the oceanview restaurant and bar, Spiced Pear. The discounted prices begin at $260 for a midweek stay, $305 on weekends.

When: Valid through April 30, 2015.

Hit the Mountains

Where: Stowe Mountain Lodge, 7412 Mountain Rd., Stowe, Vt.; 802-253-3560

What’s special: Stowe Mountain Lodge, built using Vermont wood and stone, is decorated in vibrant reds, deep oranges, warm yellows, and soothing greens. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby and some of the guest rooms bring the beauty of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak indoors. A huge lobby fireplace and fireplaces in some guest rooms add to a cozy atmosphere. Guests can get twice-daily housekeeping plus goose-down feather beds, pillows, and duvets. There’s a state-of-the-art fitness center, a luxe spa, and skiing. The mountain is right outside, and the ski valet keeps your boots warm and has your skis ready whenever you are.

The deal: The Stowe Winter Ski Escape includes room, breakfast, and valet parking. Prices start at $349 per room. To get this deal, mention Washingtonian when booking, or use the online booking code WASHIN.

When: Valid Sunday through Thursday through April 1, 2015.

Bask in the Sunshine State

Where: Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West, Fla.; 305-296-3535

What’s special: Opened in 1920, Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is on the National Register for Historic Places and combines the ambience of old Key West with modern luxury. Located along the southern edge of the island, the property features 1,200 square feet of private beach, the largest in Key West. Guests can swim in one of two oceanfront pools, scuba-dive, snorkel, sail, kayak, take a sunset cruise, jet-ski, bike, or ride a scooter to explore the area. The resort is three miles from the airport, a short drive to both the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and minutes from historic Old Town and nightlife.

The deal: The Suite With a Veuve promotion includes suite accommodations with an ocean view and a complimentary in-suite bottle of Veuve Clicquot (valued at $115). Washingtonian readers also receive free chocolate-covered strawberries, a $30 value. Suite rates start at $449 a night, based on a two-night minimum stay, a savings of $145. To get this deal, click here.

When: Valid February 16 through March 6, 2015.

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