Say, "So Long, Farewell" to your regular routine. With this week's Escape, you're making like Julie Andrews by retreating to a country manor for your getaway.
The charming Hillbrook Inn, nestled in the rolling hillsides of Charles Town, West Virginia, meshes cottage comforts with stately elegance. Savor a one-night stay for two in a Main House Room* ($197) and relish a European-esque holiday, sans the transatlantic flight.
This BedandBreakfast.com-Diamond Collection member has definitely done Something Good with its inviting, antique-bedecked suites. Picture rich hardwood floors, jewel-tone carpets, custom duvets, and classic clawfoot tubs.
Upon arrival, Escapees will enjoy a box of local handmade chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine as well as creature comforts like wireless Internet and an iPad 2 in each room—just a few of our Favorite Things.
Let the chirping birds awaken you with The Sound of Music. Then, start your day with a gourmet breakfast for two. Be sure to stop by the on-site dining room later to apply your $25 dining credit toward an award-winning, candlelit meal made from fresh, local fare.
"Many visitors make tracks to Hillbrook for the food, even without an overnight stay," says the Washingtonian. " Favorites include sherried fennel soup, smoked local trout en croûte, filet mignon, and chocolate pâté." Chase that with a few drinks at the Bullskin Tavern, and relax by the crackling fire.
Climb Ev'ry Mountain, or do whatever you please on this retreat. Tee off at Locust Hill Golf Course, or bet on another kind of green at the Hollywood Casino. Hike along the Washington Heritage Trail, or explore the inn's historic grounds (which once belonged to George Washington, himself).
Stroll through the lush, emerald gardens or read a book beside the sparkling duck pond. Then, round off your storybook stay by applying your $50 spa credit toward the service of your choice at The Gatehouse Spa. The soothing massages, relaxing facials, gentle manicures and pedicures, and expert make-up applications are sure to strike the right chords.
For luxe accommodations at a spot steeped in history, you don't have know your do-re-mi's to see this Escape doesn't miss a note.
*Saturday stays not available from May through November.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON June 3, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 2, 2013
One-Night Stay for Two, $50 Spa Credit, $25 Dining Credit, Breakfast for Two, and More
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