Two Country Mansions
Where: Keswick Hall & Golf Club, 701 Club Dr. Keswick, Va.; 434-979-3440
What’s special: This 48-room mansion, set on 600 acres with the mountains as a backdrop, may make you feel as though you’re visiting a wealthy friend’s estate. The interior and exterior are exquisite; in 2015, the property earned the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award. Guests can play tennis, enjoy the spa, swim in the infinity pool, and golf at Pete Dye’s Full Cry course, where the holes traverse the scenic rolling terrain below the mansion’s perch on the property’s high ground. Beyond the grounds, you can explore nearby Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and wineries.
The deal: The “Full Cry Golf Package” includes a one-night stay, one round of golf on Full Cry (with cart and complimentary same-day replay), and unlimited access to the resort’s practice facility and driving range. A second golfer may be added for $80. Prices start at $399. Mention Washingtonian when booking by phone, or use it as the promo code when booking online, and receive 10 percent off of the Full Cry Package.
When: Valid for stays through June 2016.
Where: Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC; 800-858-4130
What’s special: Opened in December 2015, the casual Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate offers guests nicely appointed rooms, a swimming pool, and beautiful grounds filled with flowers, streams, fields, and huge old trees. Guests can visit the property’s winery and also tour Biltmore House, a treasure trove of history. If you have time, schedule a behind-the-scenes tour of the house, such as the Upstairs-Downstairs Tour or the architectural Rooftop Tour. It’s now easier to get there, thanks to a new direct flight from BWI to Asheville on Allegiant Air.
The deal: Stay two nights and get a third night free when booking this exclusive Washingtonian deal. Call 800-858-4130 and mention code BWI16. Rates start at $438 for a three-night stay.
When: Valid for stays Friday through Tuesday through August 20, 2016.
Where: Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise St., Annapolis; 410-268-7555
What’s special: This is the city’s only waterfront hotel, and it offers magnificent views of Annapolis Harbor and the historic downtown. It’s just steps from historical sites, shopping, dining, the City Dock, and the United States Naval Academy. The hotel is also pet-friendly.
The deal: The “U.S. Naval Academy Walking Tour and Lunch at The Alley” package includes overnight accommodations in a city view room, a guided 2½-hour walking tour of the U.S. Naval Academy for two people (available at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday), and lunch for two at the Naval Academy Officer’s Club. Rates start at $324. Show this Washingtonian.com article to also receive a free bottle of wine delivered to your room, a $25 value. Reservations must be made three days in advance and a 72-hour cancellation is required. Guests 18 and older will be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID to enter the Naval Academy grounds. (Visitors from the states of Washington, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri, and American Samoa are required to present a second photo ID.) Check online for dress code for eating at the Naval Academy Club. To make reservations call 800-393-0047 or click here and use promo code ARN.
When: Valid for stays through August 31, 2016.
Batter Up in Baltimore
Where: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore, 2 N. Charles St., Baltimore; 443-692-6170
What’s special: Housed in a classic Beaux Arts building that was once the B&O Railroad headquarters, this hotel boasts soaring marble staircases, crystal chandeliers, and Tiffany stained-glass windows. There is an evening wine hour, fitness center, and in-room spa services (massages and body treatments). The pet-friendly hotel is walking distance to Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor.
The deal: The “Birds and Bohs” package includes overnight accommodations at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco (a 10-minute walk to Camden Yards), plus a chilled six-pack of Baltimore’s favorite beer, National Bohemian, waiting in-room, and some hometown team swag that might be anything from a beer koozie to a pennant to a hat. Rates start at $159 a night. Mention Washingtonian at check-in to also receive free parking, a $45 value. This package can be booked by clicking here or by calling 443-692-6170 with rate code GSLAM.
When: Valid for stays through July 1, 2016.