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Exclusive Travel Deals for April

The crocuses are up, the trees are beginning to bloom. It’s time plan a getaway with these special deals.

Country Escape

Where: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, 3605 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg; 540-687-3333.

What’s special: The luxurious Goodstone Inn & Restaurant sits on 265 acres of countryside. Enjoy a full breakfast in the morning, and cozy up by the fire on chilly afternoons in the Carriage House and indulge in complimentary afternoon tea. The elegant guest rooms and suites are done up in English and French country styles. The inn offers vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the restaurant features a farm-to-table menu. You can hike the property or drive into Middleburg to shop at antiques stores and boutiques.

The deal: Goodstone’s Cabin Fever Package includes one night at a regular rate plus 50 percent off the second night (you must stay two consecutive nights in the same room for the discount). Mention the Washingtonian deal at check-in to also receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a $35 value. Rates start at $275 a night.

When: Valid through April 30, 2015.

Resort Getaway

Where: Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg; 888-541-7954.

What’s special: Lansdowne Resort, overlooking the Potomac River, offers 45 holes of championship golf, an indoor/outdoor aquatic center featuring five pools, a tennis complex, and running trails. For any guest craving even more exercise, there’s a fully equipped athletic club that also has CrossFit and aerobic classes. Afterward, you can indulge yourself at the luxurious Spa Minérale. Four on-site restaurants feature offerings from nearby farms as well as local wines and beer.

The deals: The Pamper and Putt package includes accommodations, one round of golf per stay, and one 50-minute Just Breathe Swedish massage per stay; additional 50-minute treatments can be added for $99 each. Rooms start at $265, a 10-percent savings for Washingtonian readers. Or opt for the Wine and Unwind package, which includes accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two adults at the Riverside Hearth, two 50-minute spa treatments per stay, and round-trip transportation to two local vineyards, 868 Estate and Doukenie. Prices start at $397, excluding winetasting fees, a 10-percent savings for readers. To book either package, click here or call 888-541-7954 and mention the promo code Wash2015.

When: Both packages are valid through December 31, 2015, if booked by June 30. The Wine and Unwind package is available only on weekends; the wine tour is on Saturdays.

Capitol of Virginia Getaway

Where: The Jefferson, 101 W. Franklin St., Richmond; 804-649-4750.

What’s special: Opened in 1895, The Jefferson is Richmond’s grandest hotel, with a lobby that greets you with Tiffany stained glass, a marble statue of Thomas Jefferson, and a grand staircase. The hotel has hosted Presidents, writers, and Hollywood stars. Guests enjoy complimentary downtown transportation, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. March 21 through June 21, the nearby Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hosting the exhibition “Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower,” featuring 65 paintings by more than 30 artists. It’s the first major American exhibit to explore the development of French floral still-life painting from the late 18th through early 20th century.

The deal: The hotel’s Art of the Flower package includes accommodations; a traditional Southern breakfast for two including gratuity; valet parking; two tickets to the VMFA exhibit; and transportation to and from the museum—a 40-percent savings. Mention Washingtonian when booking to also get two complimentary drinks in the hotel’s Lemaire bar, a $30 value. Rates start at $325. Book online here (make a note of the Washingtonian deal in the special-requests section) or call 800-424-8014.

When: Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday through June 21, 2015, excluding May 3 through 7.

Spa Getaway

Where: The Lodge at Woodloch, 109 River Birch La., Hawley, Pa.; 800-966-5624.

What’s special: This is not a resort with a spa but a true destination spa. The adults-only Poconos property includes guest rooms, a restaurant, a gym complete with a long list of classes (yoga, spin, abs, Bodypump, boot camp, cardio blast), a magnificent outdoor Jacuzzi that you may never want to leave, multiple indoor Jacuzzis (one with a waterfall), a steam room, a sauna, and plenty of spots with fireplaces and couches. The Whisper Lounge, an area meant for relaxation after spa treatment, has infused tea, trail mix, and fresh fruit. Outside are hiking trails; a 15-acre lake for fishing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding; fire pits; and rocking chairs. The lodge is very low-key—you can go to breakfast or lunch in a robe or gym clothes (casualwear required for dinner.) The food is geared to healthy options, including gluten-free and vegan dishes.

The deal: The Holist-Inclusive Package includes accommodations, three meals a day, group fitness classes and lectures, cooking and baking demonstrations, and guided group adventure excursions. Prices start at $239 per person per night for the Midweek Magic offer (weekday rates are usually $309 based on double occupancy). Readers also receive a $50 spa credit per person when staying two nights. To get this deal, mention Washingtonian when booking.

When: Valid for stays Sunday to Thursday through April 30, 2015.

Florida Getaway

Where: Waterstone Resort & Marina, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, Fla.; 561-368-9500.

What’s special: This opulent Boca Raton resort features a breezy, sophisticated coastal design. Guests enjoy a vast array of water sports – jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, scuba. A shuttle takes you to some of Boca Raton’s nearby pristine beaches. Two new restaurants showcase local ingredients and sustainable fresh seafood.

The deal: The Washingtonian Magazine Exclusive Deal includes deluxe water-view accommodations, a welcome cocktail, and a choice of either a one-hour scenic ocean kayak ride or a one-hour standup-paddleboard ride. Prices start at $214, a $40 savings for readers. To book, click here.

When: Valid through May 31, 2015.

Caribbean Getaway

Where: The Condado Plaza Hilton, 999 Ashford Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico; 787-721-1000.

What’s special: The hotel boasts uninterrupted views of the Condado Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. The large guest rooms feature private balconies and complimentary wi-fi. Enjoy snorkeling in the lagoon reef, kayaking, tennis, and standup paddleboarding. You can swim in Puerto Rico’s only saltwater pool, which offers a panoramic ocean view, or in one of three oasis-style pools. The property also has the 24-hour Condado Casino.

The deal: The Leisure Escapes package includes a $50 daily on-property credit that can be used toward a tour of the nearby El Yunque Rainforest, on-site dining, or a massage. Washingtonian readers also receive a complimentary room upgrade, a $30 savings. Rates start at $179. Book here or use the promo code RPTVS1 when calling.

When: Valid through March 19, 2016.

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