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  • 10 Historic Hotels with Virginia Charm

    by Dave | Posted on February 8th, 2013

    Experience classic elegance at one of Virginia’s Historic Hotels and Inns. Throughout the Commonwealth you will find places to stay that are steeped in history and that offer world class amenities. Each has its own distinctive charm and style with dining options sure to please the palate.

    Make plans to visit and relax at one of these Virginia gems in 2013.

    The Williamsburg Inn

    The Williamsburg Inn during the Spring


    The George Washington Hotel, Winchester
    Constructed in 1924, this upscale and luxury property features 90 newly restored guest rooms and was the 2011 Wyndham Hotel of the Year. Be sure to check out the Roman-style indoor pool and Saumaj Health Spa.

    The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
    With amazing amenities and tremendous location in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic Hotel Roanoke, circa 1882, is a fully-restored Tudor-style property on the National Register of Historic Places. Be sure to dine at the newly renovated Regency Room.

    The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond
    Recognized as one of the finest hotels in the United States since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel is known for its awe-inspiring architecture, elegant decor, luxurious guest rooms and friendly service. You will surely have a memorable stay at The Jefferson.

    The Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg
    Adjacent to the Colonial Williamsburg live interactive history museum, The Williamsburg Inn is decorated in an elegant English Regency style and regarded among the world’s finest hotels. Luxurious accommodations with fine dining, clay tennis courts, award-winning golf and The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg are among the numerous amenities of this resort.

    The Martha

    Sitting area in The Martha


    The Martha, Abingdon
    Originally built in 1832, the Martha Washington Hotel and Spa has served many functions and its history is undeniable. The Martha is a member of the Camberley Collection of fine historic properties. Explore all that Southwest Virginia has to offer with The Martha as your home base.

    Craddock Terry Hotel, Lynchburg
    This turn of the century shoe factory is now a residential-style boutique hotel located in historic downtown Lynchburg. You will find historical artifacts from the Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation accenting the decor throughout. With 44 luxurious guest rooms and suites, many with dramatic views of the James River or the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Craddock Terry Hotel is a perfect fit.

    The Homestead

    The Great Hall at The Homestead


    The Homestead 1766, Hot Springs
    Located in the four-season splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead truly is a luxury resort with unforgettable Southern Hospitality. Welcoming 22 US presidents since the 18th century, this grand belle is thoroughly authentic and breath-taking.

    Mimslyn Inn, Luray
    Comfortable, inviting and ready to experience, the Mimslyn Inn‘s classic Georgian Revival architecture and location in the Shenandoah Valley will make your stay welcoming and unforgettable.

    Mimslyn Inn

    The Mimslyn Inn


    Stonewall Jackson, Staunton
    Built in 1924 and nestled in historic downtown Staunton, The Stonewall Jackson Hotel captures the spirit and charm of the old South. The hotel was also recently recognized by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. With modern guest amenities and services you will thoroughly enjoy your relaxing stay.

    The Morrison House, Alexandria
    Recognized by “Travel and Leisure” on the 2012 list of 50 best hotels in the world, the Morrison House offers award-winning elegance and service. Located just off King Street in Old Town Alexandria, history is everywhere. And The Morrison House is pet-friendly with no fees or restrictions!

    These are just a few of the stunning historic hotels in Virginia. Tell us about your favorites and find more at www.Virginia.org



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