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Making Memories on Valentine’s Day

by Casey | Posted on January 28th, 2011

Don’t let the day of hearts sneak up on you. Plan your romantic jaunt today!

Woo-to-the-max with the Aphrodite package at Holladay House Bed and Breakfast in Orange. It’s a two-night reprieve in a luxury suite. Ask for one with a fireplace or double-sized whirlpool tub! One-hour in-room massages and a bottle of Virginia wine loosen you up for a relaxing weekend. In addition to a dining certificate, enjoy either a fruit and cheese tray or a freshly baked dark chocolate lava cake. This divine weekend is $789.

Wedmore Place

The palatial Wedmore Place in Williamsburg invites you to a luxurious Valentine’s getaway. Snuggle up for two nights in a king sized bed. The in-room wood-burning fireplace is the perfect spot to sip wine and enjoy luscious chocolate-covered strawberries. Whenever you’re inclined to leave your room, there’s a reserve tour, vineyard tour and wine tasting next door at the Williamsburg Winery. The weekend will be complete with a three-course dinner paired with Williamsburg Winery wines at Cafe Provencal. $715. Add on a couples’ massage for $225.

On the Pagan River in Smithfield is Smithfield Station. It’s a romantic waterside setting where you’ll be greeted with fresh-cut flowers in your room, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a special dinner for two. Stay just one night February 10th through the 14th for $295.

Cooper’s Landing Inn in Clarksville is offering their “Best Bed & Breakfast Package of the Year” for Valentine’s Day. Stay one night – February 14th – and enjoy a Traveler’s Tavern dinner, in-room champagne, silk rose petals, and breakfast in bed. You could enjoy this for $199 in a deluxe room, but since it’s Valentine’s Day, why not spring for the jacuzzi room for $250?

Sick of the Valentine’s mush? Check out the “Stupid Cupid” package at Lansdowne Resort in Loudoun County. With double accommodations, a bottle of wine and two drinks in Stonewalls Tavern, this sounds like a great girlfriends weekend! $209/night

There are many more Valentine’s packages (and girlfriend’s escape packages!) to choose from. See the complete list at Virginia.org.



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Have Dog, Will Travel

by Casey | Posted on July 28th, 2010

In Virginia, your tail-wagging companion is just as welcome as you are. For a start, check out these accommodations that cater to sweet mutts and purebred princesses:

Cabins

Secure a cabin stay right on the banks of the Shenandoah River when you stay at Gander Island Cabins in Luray (fee). One thousand feet of river frontage will be perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, tubing, and of course playing fetch with Fido.

Tucked into the Allegheny Mountains near Hot Springs is Katie’s Ridge, a secluded cabin that sleeps 10 and welcomes your pet (fee). Close to plenty of hiking, Lake Moomaw activities, and great dining and shopping at The Homestead.

Hotels

Alexandria has two new refreshing, chic hotels – Lorien Hotel and Spa and Hotel Monaco – that go beyond ”pet-friendly”. Hotel Monaco offers a Doggie Happy Hour every Tuesday and Thursday, and actually allows two dogs per person. At Lorien, your sidekick will receive a VIP (Very Important Pet) gift, bowls, bed, leash and tidy bags. Want a special spa touch for sweetie while you enjoy one, too? Pet grooming and massage services can be arranged!

When in the Richmond area, check out Aloft Richmond West, a trendy, clean-line hotel that boasts grand Short Pump shopping just a mile away. What’s in it for pooch? A bed, bowl, “woof-alicious” goodies, and toys! Also see Aloft ChesapeakeAloft Winchester, and Aloft Dulles Airport North.

Also in the Richmond Area: The Berkeley Hotel  *  Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa  *  The Jefferson Hotel

B&Bs

If you’re destined for the Chesapeake Bay, consider Hope & Glory Inn in Irvington. Not only does it boast Conde Nast Johansens, Fodor’s, and Travel + Leisure accolades, but certain cottages are available to those traveling with pets (fee).

On Chincoteague Island is the Garden and Sea Inn with their Shiraz Suite. You’ll want to book this one for the private pet-friendly fenced yard that accompanies it!

And these are only the beginning! Also see …

 

For more vacation ideas for traveling with pets, or to request your free Virginia is for Lovers® Travel Guide, visit us at www.Virginia.org or call us at 1-800-VISIT-VA.



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