Best Winter Getaways for Arlington Residents
Lyon Place is located in the heart of bustling Arlington just a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital. There is so much to enjoy in the neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean a weekend getaway isn’t a much appreciated luxury. Virginia is home to some of the cutest B&Bs and countryside resorts. For those looking to get out of town for a few days, here are a few of our favorites within driving distance.
Salamander Resort and Spa
Just 45 minutes away by car, Salamander Resort and Spa is one of the premier nearby getaways. The sprawling main house is located on the outskirts of Middleburg, VA, which is known for its rolling pastures, picturesque vineyards, and equestrian events. Book a room for a few nights at Salamander and spend your days strolling along Middleburg’s Main Street, tasting the local fare, and retiring to your room early to curl up by the fireplace with a robust red from a nearby winery. Don’t forget to book spa treatments if you’re really in the mood for pampering — their spa is one of the best in the region with many thoughtful touches!
The Inn at Little Washington
Slightly deeper into Virginia towards the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, you’ll find the quaint town of Washington, VA. This town is perhaps best known for the hotel and restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington. Last year, the restaurant was awarded its third Michelin star making it the only culinary spot with such honors in the DMV region. Aside from the epic meal you will surely enjoy, the inn itself is adorable. While a weekend excursion won’t come cheap, it’s the perfect destination for a celebratory getaway or special occasion.
Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center
For those who are willing to drive out another hour or two, Canaan Valley, WV offers an escape from the city paired with surprisingly excellent skiing. The Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center is less luxurious than the award-winning resorts mentioned above, but the powdery snow and excellent winter specials make this a fantastic ski option close to home. You can rent all winter sports gear and lift tickets on site, which makes it easy to pack a small bag on Friday afternoon and hit the road before dark! This resort has a great indoor pool and hot tub and an onsite pub and restaurant to fuel up after a day on the slopes.
Whether you’re looking to get away for just a night or prefer a few days away, these nearby lodging options make for an excellent romantic getaway. They tend to book up fast, so if you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, reserve sooner rather than later!