Of Hunt Country, Virginia
When it comes to romance, our little pocket of the World has everything required to make hearts swoon. Winding roads cradled in countryside, breathtaking scenery at every turn, and quaint little townships, seemingly untouched by time. Add to all this scenic seduction and mystique, a preponderance of World-class destinations, and Hunt Country is Cupid’s paradise – and the ideal spot for you and your one and only to spend this Valentine’s weekend.
The GoodStone Inn & Restaurant
If your Valentine wish is to escape and lose yourself in a fairytale, this is the perfect haven of retreat. Set in over 250 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, Goodstone houses multiple venues for a private country getaway: The Carriage House, Spring House, Dutch Cottage, French Farm Cottage, Manor House and the Bull Barn are all utterly romantic, original structures (some dating back to pre -Civil War era) that have been gorgeously restored in English/French country decadence and charm.
Along with its luxurious accommodations, the seduction continues with a full service spa. Indulge in massages for two and a dip in the estate’s four-season Jacuzzi.
Of course, throughout your stay, you’ll also enjoy award-winning French dining and an expansive wine collection – this country inn has over 1,500 wines for your choosing from fine vineyards around the world, and the farm-to-table cuisine is heaven on a plate.
Tip: Consider the Romantic Getaway Package. It includes a two night stay at the inn, with chocolate covered strawberries upon your arrival, a luxurious four-course dinner for two, wine, champagne, and a delicious country breakfast.
Salamander Resort & Spa
The Salamander Resort & Spa is located on a 340-acre Equestrian Estate in Middleburg, VA. Gorgeous views of the Bull Run Mountains and the vast Virginia countryside quickly relax the mind and calm the soul.
Luxurious accommodations, fine dining and an array of activities are sure to make this a getaway to covet. Visit the world-class spa, plan a trail ride for two, a romantic carriage ride into Middleburg or a local winery. Feeling feisty and adventurous? A Tree Top Zip Tour for two can also be arranged.
Bonus: Thanks to the resort’s close proximity to the town of Middleburg, a quick walk and you’re in a shopper’s nirvana. Take in the many specialty boutiques and restaurants, and be sure to wander over to the National Sporting Library and Museum. Let your TSG Hunt Country be your guide.
Tip: Consider the “A Night of Romance” package: including a two-night stay, plus $150 toward the extravagance of your choice – a romantic carriage ride, a relaxing afternoon in the award-winning spa, or dinner for two at Harriman’s. Add-on’s include couples massage, zip-line tours. art classes, and much more.
Poplar Springs Inn & Restaurant
Whether your plan is a romantic dinner for two or a weekend retreat, Poplar Springs is a winning choice. This Fauquier County gem is set on 172-acre estate in the township of Casanova, Virginia. Glorious setting, a rich history and grand dining room that is absolutely breathtaking.
If you should decide to stay the night, the Inn’s romantic and luxurious rooms are sure to pamper and the estate’s full-service spa is a must-do indulgence.
Bonus: Poplar Springs is yet another secluded country estate located just minutes from great boutique shopping. Warrenton’s historic downtown is just 10 minutes away and the perfect spot for a mid-day spree. Here’ just a few of our must-see favorites, Horse Country, Piccadilly, and The Town Duck. Best stop for coffee and a muffin Red Truck Bakery, where to go for lunch, Claire’s at the Depot or the organic deli at the Natural Marketplace – Enjoy!
The Inn at Little Washington
The perfect way to say I love you! Our very own five-star, world-renowned The Inn at Little Washington is known for its opulence, superb service and lavish dining experience. The Inn itself was decorated by Joyce Evans, a London set and stage designer, so there is a particular uniqueness to the ambience of the inn. Accommodations include thoughtfully prepared single rooms, to luxurious suites with balconies and garden views.
Located in the historic community of Washington, Virginia, a walk thru the village streets will delight. A few stops we highly recommend, R.H Ballard Shop, local eateries such as Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, and for a fiery, fun tasting and tour of locally brewed spirits, be sure to make time for the Copper Fox Distillery.
Another perfect choice for exceptional dining experience and/or weekend stay, this little French country inn and restaurant is located on the historic estate of Mt. Airy. It offers all the luxury and romance of the French Provence, right here in White Post VA where Lord Fairfax himself first established his own getaway.
The restaurant serves 3 to 5 course meals, and is committed to creating a dining “experience.” Much as you find in France, dining is more than eating at L’Auberge, it is a celebration of food and conversation (and you’ll have lots to talk about). The menu is wildly creative and changes with the seasons and the whims of its talented chefs. Only fresh, locally sourced (or harvested onsite), fruits, vegetables and herbs allowed. Every bite will entice. Conveniently, there are several luxurious rooms for guests to stay the weekend, and a gourmet breakfast will be served in the morning.
The nearby historic community of Millwood offers antiquing and gallery gazing at Duvall Designs Gallery. And, be sure to visit Locke Modern Country Store where you can bring home a bottle from a carefully curated wine selection that will keep the romance alive once you get back home.
Tip: Consider the “Keep Warm & Feel the Heat!” package. It offers a special room rate and a sizzlin’ welcome of Provencale soup with warm artisan bread upon arrival for you and your’s truly to warm up with fireside.
Book your romantic getaway now and let this Valentine’s exceed expectation. All the ingredients needed are right here in Hunt Country. Enjoy!
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