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6 Heartwarming Resort Getaways for the Holiday Season

by Casey | Posted on November 20th, 2013

If you’re looking for a break in the midst of the season or need an idea for gifting a weekend to a special person, here are a few resort destinations that might fit the bill.

Salamander Resort

Salamander Resort

Love wine, beautiful countryside and amazing cuisine? You’re going to love spending time in Clarke and Loudoun Counties this Christmas season.

  • Stay: Salamander Resort
  • Dine: Village Square Restaurant, Grandale Farm Restaurant, Market Salamander, The French Hound
  • Visit: Veramar Vineyard, Dry Mill Vineyards and Winery, Piedmont Vineyards, Barrel Oak Winery
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

Primland Resort

Primland Resort

Escape to a mountaintop in Meadows of Dan, far away from whatever troubles you. One-of-a-kind gifts are nearby, as is award winning wine and fantastic outdoor activities.

  • Stay: Primland Resort
  • Dine: Elements, Mabry Mill Restaurant, Lilly’s Lunch, Chateau Morrisette Winery Restaurant
  • Visit: Primland Spa, Mabry Mill, Greenberry House, Chateau Morrisette Winery, Primland Observatory, Lover’s Leap, Wood Brothers Racing Museum, Old Dominion Toy Shoppe
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

The Omni Homestead Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort

Tuck away into a valley of Bath County where pampering is an everyday occurrence and the fun is built for family.

  • Stay: The Omni Homestead Resort
  • Dine: The Main Dining Room, The Casino Restaurant, Sam Snead’s Tavern, Rubino’s at the Cascades
  • Visit: The Spa and Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

Massanutten Resort

Massanutten Resort

Head to Virginia’s longest ski slopes for powdery fun this Christmas and winter.

  • Stay: Massanutten Resort
  • Dine: Woodstone Deli & Pizzeria, Fareways Restaurant
  • Visit: Spa at Massanutten, Indoor Waterpark
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

Bryce Resort

Bryce Resort

Looking for the mid-Atlantic’s most family-friendly ski resort? You found it!

  • Stay: Condos and vacation rentals at Bryce Resort
  • Dine: Copper Kettle Bar and Lounge, Restaurant at Bryce Resort
  • Visit: Bryce Resort, Shenandoah Caverns, American Celebration on Parade, The Yellow Barn
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort

Ski under the lights at 4,000 feet and enjoy many fun activities high on the hill, too.

  • Stay: Wintergreen Resort
  • Dine: The Copper Mine, Black Bear Cafe, The Edge
  • Visit: The Plunge, Wintergarden Spa, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, Wintergreen Winery
  • See the Entire Getaway

 

This is our third Heartwarming Getaways post. See the other two and be sure to leave a comment to tell us your favorite thing about Virginia’s resorts.

Virginia is for Lovers.



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Thanksgiving in the Mountains

by Casey | Posted on November 18th, 2013

What do you say the whole family goes away for Thanksgiving and lets someone else do the cooking? I say it’s a fantastic idea. No one slaves over the stove and everyone has a great time. Where can you do such a thing? Virginia’s mountains resorts come to mind. Check it out.

The Omni Homestead Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs will keep you plenty busy this Thanksgiving! In addition to the activities listed below, there are shopping opportunities, special movie showings in the historic theater, and the outdoor fun you’ve come to expect from this famed resort.

  • Children’s crafting classes
  • Wine Tastings
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Santa Claus
  • Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner Buffets

    Wintergreen Resort

    Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort welcomes families to enjoy their traditions of feasts, illuminations, workshops, and maybe even slope sports during Thanksgiving on the Mountain.

  • Turkey Day 5K
  • Thanksgiving Buffet at either Copper Mine Bistro or Devils Grill
  • The Plunge Tubing Park will be open (weather permitting)
  • Ski Swap – buy and sell used skis, boots, snowboards, ski clothing, etc.
  • Gingerbread House, Wreath and Ornament Workshops
  • Grand Illumination
Primland Resort

Primland Resort

What goes with Thanksgiving better than Native American Month? Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan is embracing the heritage and history to offer “Long Night’s Time,” a weekend full of Native American-themed special events.

  • Celebration of Native American Month
  • Presentation of famous Native Americans
  • Little-known inventions of Native Americans
  • Food sampling of a traditional Cherokee feast
  • Face painting activity
  • Basket weaving and beading display and presentation

    Massanutten Resort Indoor Waterpark

    Massanutten Resort Indoor Waterpark

Massanutten Resort offers comfortable accommodations, plus Thanksgiving dining at your choice of Fareways Restaurant & Lounge or Blue Ridge Buffet & Restaurant. The menus are all you’d expect of a traditional Thanksgiving meal – turkey with stuffing and gravy, pumpkin bisque soup, apple pie … yum! If the temperatures are too warm for snowmaking, turn to the indoor waterpark! That’s a fun Thanksgiving for the kiddos!

Just like Massanutten, Bryce Resort also offers a Thanksgiving Day lunch buffet with all the trimmings.  Stay in one of the resort condos or cabins and enjoy the holiday arts and craft show taking place on the 30th. It’s a great time to kick back and not do much at all or get out and shop the nearby towns.

Whatever your Thanksgiving plans, have fun and enjoy being together!

Virginia is for Lovers.



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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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Slip Slidin’ Away

by Casey | Posted on December 14th, 2010

Winter is definitely upon Virginia, bringing natural snow a bit earlier in the season than usual. It’s a wonderful sight for winter sports enthusiasts as well as those of us who simply admire the fluffy white blanket and sparkling trees.

Bryce ResortShould the snow slack, the slide show on the mountains will still go on. Virginia’s mountain resorts began making snow earlier this month and the natural stuff is helping to pack it in even better. So what’s your pleasure? Cross-country, downhill, tubing, boarding … you can do it in Virginia – even at night!

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The Perfect Mountain Retreat Since 1766

by Casey | Posted on May 7th, 2010

The Homestead

The Homestead

Welcoming guests a full decade before the American Revolution, The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia is a pristine four-season resort tucked into the rolling Allegheny Mountains. A National Historic Landmark noted for legendary healing springs, elegance, and distinctive Southern charm, The Homestead offers championship golf courses, horseback riding, fly-fishing with Orvis-endorsed instructors, and other seasonal activities.

You’ll feel like a dignitary when you stay in the traditional appointments of The Homestead. Some of the 483 guest rooms and suites offer fireplaces for winter coziness and sun porches for breathing in the fresh mountain air. Being in the Alleghany Mountains is like being a world away …

The Cascades Golf Course

The Cascades Golf Course

Even though The Homestead is a classy resort, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your kids or even your pet. The award-winning KidsClub offers games, hikes, arts and crafts, water fun in the summer, ice skating in the winter, and even in-room babysitting services for your smaller children. For pets, a special fee is added to your room, of course, but there is a play area near the Garden Wing for your furry friend to stretch and run off energy.

There are many dining options at The Homestead; certainly something for every taste. For at least one dinner, you’ll want to make a reservation for The Dining Room. It’s your chance to experience the best of this historic resort, enjoying acclaimed southern American cuisine paired with wines from around the world. It’s a special occasion, so gentlemen and young men 12 and older are required to wear a coat and requested to wear a tie as well. A children’s menu is available.

Plan your Homestead getaway with a travel package.

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