While our nation’s capital is a destination spot all to itself, it can be nice to escape the hustle and bustle on occasion. Luckily, there is no shortage of luxury weekend getaway ideas from Washington, DC. Here are some of our favorite spots to relax and indulge over a weekend trip.
Located in Richmond, VA The Jefferson hotel boasts not only luxurious accommodations but a chance to immerse yourself in history. The hotel hosted its first guests in 1895 with such amenities as elevators and electric lighting and continues its legacy of high-end offerings to this day with features such as in-mirror bathroom televisions and Nespresso machines in every room.
Inside of the hotel you’ll find beautiful architectural features such as marble columns and a grand staircase said to have inspired scenes in Gone with the Wind. It also features an indoor pool, salon and fitness studio. You’ll have many fine dining options as well, including the hotel’s own afternoon tea or champagne brunch or you can simply step outside directly into Richmond’s famed Arts & Dining District for countless restaurant options along with historic sites and museums.
Nestled on a private peninsula on Carter’s Creek on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail and Virginia Oyster Trail, the Tides in is truly a luxury getaway for those wishing to escape the fast-paced life. This coastal retreat features a championship golf course, full service spa, exceptional fine dining, and a full marina in addition to gorgeous grounds and spectacular waterfront views.
Guests can take a sunset boat tour, indulge in a couple’s massage or schedule a stand-up paddleboarding session. There’s no shortage of things to do at this resort voted “Best Resort in Virginia” in Condé Nast Magazine.
Located on the grounds of the Trump Winery in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in central Virginia, The Albemarle Estate features a private dining room for hotel guests only, tasting room, bar, outdoor pool and hot tub, along with expansive gardens. Make use of the complimentary bicycles to explore Virginia’s largest vineyard and enjoy the breathtaking views, you can even request a gourmet picnic for two to enjoy anywhere on the estate!
While you’re enjoying your stay at the estate, venture just a few miles down the road to the homes of two of our nation’s forefathers, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Highland. You are also a short drive to historic downtown Charlottesville and it’s treasured dining and music scene.
For those wanting to head east from Washington, DC, The Inn at Perry Cabin is just a short two hour drive to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The historic Inn, run by famed luxury travel company Belmond, sits on the Miles River surrounded by lush gardens and the small town of St. Michaels known for its antiques shopping.
While at the Inn you can enjoy a number of water activities such as chartered cruises or sailing lessons or simply relax at their luxurious Linden Spa. It also offers tennis clinics and a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course.
For those that prefer city life but still want to get away from Washington, DC, The Ivy hotel in Baltimore, Maryland offers a stunning boutique experience. Consisting of just 18 rooms, it is nestled in the heart of the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Between the courtyard-served breakfast, included serve yourself bar, and onsite spa and afternoon tea, The Ivy is an experience unlike many others.
When you’re not being pampered by the doting staff, step outside to explore Baltimore’s thriving waterfront, boutiques, galleries, and theaters all within a short walk from your hotel.
Where will you be heading on your next getaway from Washington, DC? If you are looking for a luxury retreat without the travel visit one of these 4 luxury hotels in Washington, DC.