Need a Break? Travel Deals for August.

Need a Break? Travel Deals for August.
Walden Hall in Virginia is not your typical B&B—it has a theater, a swimming pool, an exercise room, and beer and wine on tap. It's also offering Washingtonian readers free wine, and 50 percent off some nightly rates. Photo courtesy of Walden Hall.

21st-Century Bed and Breakfast

Where: Walden Hall, 17440 True Blue Lane, Reva, Virginia; 540-509-1440.

What’s special: A contemporary five-room bed and breakfast, Walden Hall is filled with the exquisite designs of Virginia artisans, along with antiques. Walden Hall is very different from your usual B&B: It has a theater and an exercise room downstairs, and complimentary beer and wine on tap. Sodas and other cold drinks are also available. Guests can sit outside and rock away on the porch, fish by the pond, take a walk, or lounge by the private pool where you can also grill, if you wish, or sit by the fire pit. There’s also plenty to do in the area. The B&B is minutes from Culpeper, where you can dine at one of the restaurants run by top chefs (the former executive sous chef of the Inn at Little Washington now helms Foti’s, while the former chef at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond runs Flavor). Nearby are also wineries and Civil War battlefields.

The deal: Mention Washingtonian when booking to receive a free bottle of Virginia wine (a $40 value), free tasting vouchers to 10 local vineyards (a $70 value), and a $30 spa credit for in-room services (based on availability). Plus, stay one midweek night and get the second night half off (valid Monday through Thursday). Rates start at $299 weekdays and $324 weekends.

When: Valid for stays through January 1, 2017.

New York, New York

Where: Archer Hotel, 45 W. 38th , New York; 212-719-4100. 

What’s special: This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the garment district. Guests can have a drink at the rooftop bar and take in the views of the Empire State Building, or head to the Foyer Bar for cocktails and light bites. A perfect location, it’s also close to the Theater District, Times Square (but not smack in the middle of the crowds), shopping, and restaurants.

The deal: The Washingtonian deal offers guests 10 percent off the best available rate at the time of booking, a free cookie plate (an $18 value) and two drink vouchers (up to a $50 value) for Spyglass, Archer’s 22nd-floor rooftop bar. Rates start at $209 per room per night and there is a two-night minimum. To get this deal, click here.

When: Valid for stays through February, 2017.

Shopping Fun

Where: Golden Plough Inn, 5883 Lower York Rd., New Hope, Pa.; 215-794-4004.

What’s special: The newly renovated 66-room Golden Plough Inn in Bucks County mirrors the village’s Colonial-era ambiance. The inn is in Peddler’s Village, home to 65 specialty shops as well as special events. On August 13 and 14, there’s a free Peach Festival, with entertainment and food, as well as the Annual Sidewalk Sale. From August 25 through 28, it’s all about Italy: There’s an Italian wine dinner at Earl’s New American (August 25), the Italian-themed Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on the Main Village Green (August 26 and 27), and an Italian brunch at the Cock ‘n Bull (August 28).

The deal: Peddler’s Village is offering Washingtonian readers a 50 percent discount on stays at the Golden Plough Inn, plus a free bottle of wine from Chaddsford Winery. One-bedroom suites from Sunday to Thursday start at $150 and on Friday $175, bi-level suites from Sunday to Thursday start at $175 and on Friday $225. The prices reflect the 50 percent discount. To get this deal, mention “Suite Deals Washingtonian” when booking.

When: Valid for stays through August 31, 2016.

Beach Treat

Where: Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, S.C.; 888-778-1876.

What’s special: Wild Dunes Resort is on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina.  The oceanfront resort sits on 16,000 acres and offers championship golf, tennis, a spa, a fitness center, restaurants, and five pools.  Historic Charleston is just 30 minutes away.

The deal: With the Wild for Summer package, guests can see savings of 20 percent off nightly rates for stays through August 31, 2016. Choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from three- to seven-bedroom vacation homes to one- to three-bedroom condo rentals. Washingtonian readers also get a complimentary Wild Dunes Resort bucket filled with six assorted local beers, a bag of snack mix, and Charleston Trip popcorn, a $25 value. To get this freebie, mention Washingtonian when calling 877-340-4157.

When: Valid for stays through August 31, 2016.

Visit Charleston

Where: The Vendue, 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, S.C.; 843-577-7970.

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What’s special: This luxury hotel is a combination of several warehouse buildings, dating back to the 1780’s, and great care has been taken to preserve the historical character. The property, which lies within the historic French Quarter art district, bills itself as Charleston’s “art hotel.” More than 300 original works are on display, and rotating exhibitions fill the on-site art gallery. (Currently, there’s an exhibition of works by faculty and alumni of the New York Academy of Art.) Guests are invited to enjoy free wine and canapés at nightly receptions in The Gallery; The Vendue’s art docent is on hand to answer questions. This boutique hotel in downtown Charleston is steps from everything—Waterfront Park, world-class restaurants, and more art on Gallery Row.

The deal: The Vendue is offering a special Summer in the City package. In addition to lower room rates, the package also includes $90 worth of free perks per night including a hot gourmet breakfast in the dining room (a $35 value per day), two complimentary cocktails at The Rooftop (a $30 value), and a $25 dinner credit for the Drawing Room. Mention Washingtonian when booking and also receive a bottle of either red or white wine, a $42 value. Rates start at $175. To reserve the Summer in the City package, click here or call 843-577-7970. Mention Washingtonian when booking to get this deal.

When: Valid for stays through August 31, 2016.


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