Where: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg; 540-687-3333.
What’s special: This charming inn, set on 265 acres of rolling hills, offers a serene and romantic stay. The courtyard, with its fountain and flowers, welcomes you. Included in every stay is a full-service country breakfast and an afternoon tea with freshly baked cookies. Walk, hike, or bike the trails—the inn will happily pack you a gourmet picnic lunch. Make sure to meet Oliver, their rescue pig. An inviting pool sits behind ivy-covered arches and is a perfect place to relax. There is also a small spa.
The deal: The Washingtonian Package includes deluxe overnight accommodation in the Dutch Cottage, French Farm, or Spring House; wine passes to a vineyard (a $30 value); and passes to the National Sporting Library and Museum (a $20 value). Room rates are $279, and represent a 25 percent savings. Mention Washingtonian when booking.
When: Valid for stays from September through December 30, 2016.
Where: Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 10 Snowshoe Dr., Snowshoe, WV; 877-441-4386.
What’s special: Snowshoe offers a wide variety of lodging, from studios to six-bedroom homes. While known for its skiing, the resort offers mountains of other adventures during the summer and early fall, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.
The deal: The Mountain Adventure Pass is a three-day pass that offers access to the golf course, Shaver’s Lake (with its canoes and paddleboats), the bike park, the indoor/outdoor pool, and a climbing wall, plus one off-road ATV tour, one Segway Tour, one round of sporting clays, and two zipline runs. The regular price per person is $169 or $189 for holidays; Washingtonian readers can get a 10 percent discount. The Mountain Adventure Pass must be purchased 72 hours in advance of your stay. Book by calling 877-441-4386 and mention Washingtonian to get this deal.
When: Valid for stays through October 2, 2016.
Hit the Beach
Where: Sanderling Resort, 1461 Duck Rd., Duck, NC; 855-412-7866.
What’s special: What could be better than September at the beach when it’s less crowded and a little cooler? Sanderling Resort is an exquisite beach getaway. Its all-white interior, wood floors, and rattan furnishings create a breezy ambiance. The hotel provides beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. If a pool is what you prefer, there’s an indoor pool, a family pool, as well as an adult-only, 75-foot lap pool. On either the bay or ocean, guests can enjoy daylight, sunset, and moonlight kayak tours; stand-up paddleboards; surf lessons; jet ski tours; wakeboarding; waterskiing; and charter fishing. On land, you can bike, play golf, and horseback ride.
The deal: Washingtonian readers can get 20 percent off oceanside or premium king rooms, a bottle of chef-selected red wine (a $50 value), and a charcuterie plate with in-house made cheese and charcuterie ($30 value). Rates start at $272 a night per room after the discount. To book call 844-207-8512 and mention Washingtonian.
When: Valid for stays September 5 through September 30, 2016.
Where: Archer Hotel Austin, 3121 Palm Way, Austin, Texas; 512-836-5700.
What’s special: This new boutique hotel is in the heart of Domain Northside, a walkable area in northwest Austin that’s a fashion, dining, and nightlife destination. The hotel offers complimentary wi-fi, a fitness studio, free newspapers, and an arrival gift of bottled water and handmade salted caramels. The rooms feature Nespresso coffee, nightly turndown with locally curated treats, and Frette bathrobes.
The deal: Washingtonian readers receive 10 percent off the best available rate, plus two drink vouchers (a $24 value) and a sweet treat (a $16 value). Based on a two-night minimum stay. Rates start at $249 a night before the discount. To book click here.
When: Valid for stays September 2016 through February 2017.