Fall for Bay Beauty
Where: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, 100 Heron Blvd., Cambridge, Md.; 410-901-1234.
What’s special: Enjoy peaceful Choptank River views and superb recreation—including golf, tennis, miniature golf, disc golf, jogging trails, boating, a fitness center, and a heated indoor pool with “dive in” movies. The resort’s Sago Spa & Salon has seasonal offerings that include a butter-rum scrub and a sea salt honey-pumpkin pedicure. From November 19 through 26, the resort hosts its 6th Annual Oyster Week with oyster dishes and oyster-inspired activities each day. The event coincides with Hyatt’s Eastern Shore Thanksgiving Feast.
The deal: Stay two nights and get a third night free with the Sunshine on Sale package, which also includes complimentary breakfast for two daily. Washingtonian readers who mention this deal when checking in also receive a $20 resort credit to spend on any activity. November rates for the package start at $199 a night, with the third night free. To book, call 800-633-7313 or click here.
When: Valid for stays through December 30, 2016.
Weekend Estate Getaway
Where: Keswick Hall, 701 Club Dr., Keswick, Va.; 434-979-3440.
What’s special: This elegant boutique hotel sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, offering magnificent views. Winner of many awards including the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award in 2016, the hotel features a spa, golf, tennis, and fine dining. Off property, you can visit some of the 25 wineries, breweries, and cideries nearby; tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; or take in the history and sights of Charlottesville.
The deal: The Gourmet, Golf or Spa Experience offers guests overnight accommodations plus a choice of golf for two on its acclaimed Pete Dye-designed Full Cry course, dinner for two in its Fossett’s restaurant, or a 60-minute couples massage at the spa. Rates start at $299 a night. Mention the Washingtonian when booking to also receive a free bottle of sparkling wine, a $60 value, upon check-in. To book, call 434-979-3440.
When: Valid on stays through March 18, 2017.
Wright Time of Year
Where: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, 1001 Lafayette Dr., Farmington, Pa.; 866-554-6957.
What’s special: Situated in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, this 2,000-acre playground offers seemingly endless activities—including off-road driving, animal safaris, a zipline, an indoor pool, a fitness center, sporting clays, and a casino. For relaxation, you can head to the luxurious Woodlands Spa, or book a treatment at the Holistic Healing Center, where the focus is on achieving life balance and wellness. The resort features several different types of accommodations, from the very upscale to the more casual. Dining, too, offers several options: Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant; Aqueous for steak, seafood, poultry, and interesting desserts; and the more casual Tavern. Not far from the resort is Fallingwater, a private home built over a waterfall and considered one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best works.
The deal: The Stay and Save $100 Offer gives guests $100 off the best available rate on overnight accommodations. Readers who mention Washingtonian at the time of booking will receive two free tickets to tour nearby Fallingwater, a $50 value.
When: Valid for stays through December, 2016.
Caribbean Treehouse Getaway
Where: Sunset at the Palms, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica; 877-734-3282.
What’s special: At this all-inclusive, adults-only resort, all the guest rooms are treehouse style. But don’t think rustic: These treehouses are air-conditioned and have modern bathrooms with multiple-jet showers. They’re set just where you’d expect a treehouse to be, in the middle of tropical gardens with flowering plants—complete with birds and butterflies. Included in the price are all meals, beverages and cocktails, non-motorized water sports (windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling), a fitness center, tennis courts, evening entertainment, WiFi, and nightly turndown. You can relax at the pool with its swim-up bar or at the beach. There’s also a spa (treatments are extra). All resort guests get VIP arrival service at the airport in Montego Bay, meaning a fast-track through immigration and customs.
The deal: With the Stay Longer, Pay Less deal guests can receive discounts that range up to 40 percent for a weeklong stay. (The resort does have a three-night minimum stay.) Washingtonian readers also receive 20 percent off spa treatments when they use the code WASH20 during booking. Pricing starts at $201 per person, per night through December 22, 2016, and again from April 23 through August 20, 2017. High season (January 2 through April 22, 2017) is $313 per person, per night. For the week between Christmas and New Year’s, it’s $339 per person, per night. These rates reflect a discount for a week’s stay. Prices include taxes and tips.
When: Valid on stays through August 20, 2017.