Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor; 301-965-4000.
What’s special: This waterfront resort features a 19-story glass atrium with views of the Potomac River. Guests can enjoy indoor swimming, a fitness center, and a spa—where treatments meant to refresh and hydrate winter skin include the 50-minute Tropical Island Glow body scrub, the 50-minute Organic Facial, and the 50-minute Aromatherapy Massage. The resort has its own restaurants and shops, and there are more shops and restaurants right around the hotel.
The deal: The Beat the Winter Blues Special for Washingtonian readers includes accommodations, a $200 Relache Spa credit, one container of Sun Coast Body Scrub to take home after a spa treatment, and the resort fee and parking, for a total savings of $100. The package starts at $369 per room per night. When booking online or when calling (301-965-4000), use the code 4W8.
When: Valid for stays January 4 through March 27, 2016.
Pampering, Romance, Breakfast—Choose Your Deal
Where: Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg; 703-729-8400.
What’s special: Just a half hour outside the Beltway, Lansdowne Resort features a 12,000-square-foot luxury spa with 13 treatment rooms. There’s also an indoor pool, fitness center, golf, and tennis. Good wineries are close by.
The deals: Washingtonian readers can choose from three deals. The Girlfriends Spa Getaway includes accommodations and two 50-minute spa services per room. Additional treatments can be purchased for $99. Prices start at $281 per room, a 20-percent savings. The Celebrate Romance package includes accommodations, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a $150 dining credit, an in-room movie, daily breakfast, and a s’mores kit. Prices start at $273 a night, a 20-percent savings. The Rise, Dine and Shine deal includes accommodations and breakfast daily. To reserve, call 877-261-3456 or click here and use the promo code WINTER20.
When: Book in January for stays through March 2016.
Relax on the Bay
Where: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, 100 Heron Blvd., Cambridge, Md.; 410-901-1234.
What’s special: The on-site Sago Spa & Salon features a wide array of treatments, including a new Hydrating Aloe Wrap that uses aloe vera, prickly pear, and pomegranate to heal stressed or aging skin. Guests can also swim in a glass-enclosed indoor pool, take a nature walk in the resort’s private wildlife refuge, work out in the fitness center, and, on warm days, golf, boat, play miniature golf, and play tennis. End the day with cocktails at Michener’s Library, with its spectacular views of the bay.
The deal: The Winter Spa Getaway includes a $40 food-and-beverage credit and a $130 spa credit. Prices start at $239 per room per night. Bring a printout of this page from Washingtonian.com to get a welcome gift: a sleeve of golf balls, a s’mores kit, and a small spa gift such as a nail file, a $20 value.
When: Valid for stays through December 2016.
Where: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 215-627-1200.
What’s special: The Loews Philadelphia Hotel features a fitness center, an indoor pool, a spa, the Lobby Lounge, and Bank & Bourbon restaurant. Conveniently located downtown, it’s walking distance to bars, restaurants, Reading Terminal Market, the Liberty Bell, and National Constitution Center. Plus it’s dog-friendly. A new attraction in Philly is the One Liberty Observation Deck, on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place. An entertaining video plays as the elevator takes you up to wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows revealing a sweeping view of the city. Interactive kiosks zoom in on Philadelphia landmarks and neighborhoods.
The deal: Book the Visit Philly Overnight package for a Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday night free plus two tickets to the One Liberty Observation Deck, two tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show, two tickets to the Blue Cross RiverRink, and two tickets to the National Constitution Center. To book, click here. Rates start at $169 per room per night. The Sunday rate is adjusted at check-in. Readers who stay at the Loews and mention Washingtonian upon check-in also receive two Secret Knock cocktails, a $24 value.
When: Valid for stays through January 2016.
Stay in Style
Where: Keswick Hall & Golf Club, 701 Club Dr., Charlottesville, Va.; 434-979-3440.
What’s special: At this 48-room inn on 600 acres, you’ll feel as though you’re visiting a rich friend’s country estate. Enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, fireplaces, a spa, and, if temperatures cooperate, outdoor activities including golf, croquet, and tennis. Guests can dine at elegant Fosset’s Restaurant; Villa Crawford, the estate’s original mansion with its homey atmosphere; or Treble, a private wine cellar. Nearby attractions include Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia, plus more than 25 wineries, breweries, and cideries.
The deal: Keswick Hall & Golf Club’s Gourmet Package includes accommodations, breakfast for two including tax and gratuity, and a $130 credit toward dinner at Fosset’s. Mention Washingtonian when booking to also receive a bottle of sparkling wine in your room on arrival. Prices start at $379 per room per night, a savings of $100 off regular rates.
When: Valid for stays through March 31, 2016.
Rodin Comes to Richmond
Where: The Jefferson, 101 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va.; 888-918-1895.
What’s special: The Jefferson showcases a bygone era, with a grand lobby that features stained-glass windows, mahogany paneling, marble columns, and a life-size Thomas Jefferson sculpture. In the heart of downtown Richmond, the hotel is within minutes of the city’s most popular attractions, including the state capitol (we recommend a tour), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Shockoe Slip, where trendy eateries occupy century-old warehouses.
The deal: The Jefferson, in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), is offering a special Rodin Package. Through March 13, VMFA has an exhibit of nearly 200 works by Auguste Rodin, including “The Thinker” and many other sculptures being shown in North America for the first time. The package includes accommodations in a newly constructed Grand Premier guest room, a traditional Southern breakfast for two, breakfast gratuity, two tickets to the VMFA exhibit, valet parking at the hotel, and complimentary transportation to and from VMFA. Washingtonian readers also receive two free drinks in the hotel’s Lemaire bar (a $24 value). Mention the magazine when making a reservation and you’ll get a coupon upon check-in. The package including the Washingtonian extra represents a savings of 33 percent off regular rates. Rates start at $375 per room per night. Advance reservations are required; call 800-424-8014 or click here.
When: Valid through March 13, 2016, for stays Sunday through Thursday.
Surround Yourself With Nature
Where: North Fork Mountain Inn, 235 Canyon View La., Cabins, W. Va.; 304-257-1108.
What’s special: By day, you can take in majestic views of Smoke Hole Canyon from the inn’s front porch or curl up with a book by a roaring fire in the living room; at night, you can stargaze—a telescope is available for guests. Innkeepers Ed and Carol Fischer keep a jar of homemade cookies by the door, and breakfast, included in the stay, features fresh fruit, homemade bread, and a hot entrée such as eggs Florentine or Sleep Late French Toast. You can go hiking and bird watching or visit Seneca Rocks or the Dolly Sods Wilderness area.
The deal: The Winter Escape includes a two-night stay in one of the inn’s seven rooms, dinner for two on one of the evenings, a bottle of wine, two inn-logo wineglasses, a gourmet picnic basket, and a $25 gift-shop credit. The price for a midweek stay (Sunday through Thursday) is $320, which includes a 50-percent savings on the room rate. A weekend stay is $420, a 25-percent savings on the room rate. Readers who want to upgrade to the Hideaway Cabin (an extra $30) or a suite (an extra $100) get 50 percent off those upgrade prices. To book, call 304-257-1108 and mention Washingtonian.
When: Reserve by January 31, 2016, and redeem between January 4 and April 30, 2016. Payment in full is due at the time of the reservation and is nonrefundable—although the dates can be changed with 15 days’ notice. Blackout dates: January 15 through 18, February 12 through 15, and April 4 through 7.
Where: Topnotch Resort, 4000 Mountain Rd., Stowe, Vt.; 800-451-8686.
What’s special: This mountainside resort in Vermont has 68 rooms and 23 luxury resort homes. Enjoy cross-country downhill skiing at Mount Mansfield as well as sleigh rides, indoor tennis, an indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool with jaw-dropping views, a spa, and a fitness center with a menu of classes from yoga to aqua aerobics to Ballet Barre Burn. The hotel is pet-friendly.
The deal: The Serve and Ski Special for Washingtonian readers includes a two-night stay, one lift ticket to Stowe Mountain per adult, a choice of a one-hour private tennis lesson or 1½ hours of court time per adult, daily breakfast at Flannel Restaurant, and a winter cider-social cocktail for two. Rates start at $379 per night, based on double occupancy, a 25-percent savings. Use the booking code WSKI.
When: Valid for stays through March 31, 2016.