Luxury Along the Delaware River
Where: Bridgeton House on the Delaware, 1525 River Rd., Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; 610-982-5856.
What’s special: Bridgeton House is a luxury bed and breakfast in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Quaint and secluded, it sits along the gorgeous Delaware River. Luxuriate in rooms with sumptuous feather beds, fine linens, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, private balconies, and river views. Relax even more by booking one of their spa packages, or venture into nearby New Hope for some antique shopping, a show at the Bucks County Playhouse (operating since 1939, where stars like Grace Kelly and Liza Minnelli once performed), or dinner at one its many restaurants. Bring a bathing suit and take a tube, canoe, or boat ride down the Delaware with Bucks County River Country. Or, head out to winetaste along the Bucks County Wine Trail.
The deal: Receive 10 percent off a stay of two or more nights, Monday through Thursday during the month of September. Luxury suites start at $359 before the 10 percent discount. Washingtonian readers also receive a free cheese plate, a $40 value, and delayed check-out time. To get this deal, use booking code “Washingtonian.”
When: Valid for stays September 5 through 28, 2017.
By the Beautiful Bay
Where: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina, 100 Heron Blvd., Cambridge, Md.; 410-901-1234.
What’s special: This four-diamond, pet-friendly resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a lot to do: championship golf with a spectacular waterfront finishing hole, indoor and outdoor pools (depending on weather, the outdoor pool could be open through September), tennis, miniature golf, jogging trails, boating, a fitness center, and a tranquil spa. The views are mesmerizing. All the rooms have been newly renovated with a contemporary look. It also offers a lot of dining options, including seafood at Blue Point Provision, the more casual Water’s Edge Grill as well as the Bay Country Market, and lunch at the Eagles Nest Bar & Grille near the golf course. Michener’s Library, the spectacular lobby lounge with a two-story glass wall bordered by stone fireplaces, is a great spot for a cocktail.
The deal: When guests book the “$200 Resort Credit” package, using rate code CRDT6, they receive a $200 resort credit to be used anywhere on the property, including meals and spa services. Washingtonian readers who book this package and show a printout of this article at check-in will also receive a s’mores kit to be used by the fire pit (a $20 value) and a fleece blanket (a $15 value), to use at dusk by their iconic firepit—and then take home.
When: Valid for stays throughout 2017.
Chasing the Last of Summer
Where: Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC; 888-778-1876.
What’s special: Wild Dunes Resort spans the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of Charleston. The oceanfront resort sits on 1,600 acres and offers a variety of beachside accommodations, from oceanfront suites to homes overlooking the fairway. After exploring the island on bikes, playing golf or tennis, or enjoying area festivals or events, you can cozy up next to the firepit to roast s’mores or sip a cocktail. Historic downtown Charleston is just a 15-minute drive away.
The deal: Save 20 percent off stays through September 30 in either the Boardwalk Inn, Village at Wild Dunes guest rooms and suites, or a vacation home or condos. Washingtonian readers also get a complimentary Wild Dunes Resort welcome gift that includes local snacks and beers (a $25 value). Mention Washingtonian when calling 877-269-4859 to reserve, or book with code WILDDC.
When: Valid for stays through September 30, 2017.
A Maine Retreat
Where: The Tides Beach Club, 254 Kings Hwy., Kennebunkport, ME; 207-967-3757.
What’s special: This boutique hotel is the only hotel in southern Maine right on the beach. It exudes seaside chic with luxurious rooms featuring Frette linens and marble-and-stainless bathrooms. Two oceanfront suites were inspired and furnished by designer Jonathan Adler. The restaurant serves contemporary New England food with such dishes as lobster rolls and seared shrimp and scallops with lobster fried rice. Sit on the front porch and watch the waves, or enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, nature walks, morning yoga, running routes, or a treatment at the Tree Spa.
The deal: Book two midweek nights (Sunday through Thursday) and get the third night free. The package includes a light continental breakfast each morning. Washingtonian readers also receive two free cocktails, a $25 value when using the booking code TIDES3 online or mentioning Washingtonian when booking by phone. Room rates start at $219.
When: Valid for stays September 4 through October 28, 2017.