If George Washington's home on the Potomac had been this well-appointed, he would never have left home to fight the Revolution. Leave the battles of work or skirmishes between offspring behind to luxuriate in AAA Four Diamond accommodations at the Lansdowne Resort in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Treat yourself to the spoils of this week's one- ($260 for Sundays through Thursdays; $284 for Fridays and Saturdays) or two-night ($279 for Sundays through Thursdays; $349 for Fridays and Saturdays) Escape, which includes a deluxe room stocked with thoughtful amenities for up to two adults and two kids, daily buffet breakfast, a bottle of champagne, valet parking, and the resort fee.
You'll feel like an important general stealing away to your stately country manor at this expansive 500-acre resort. Keep your physical training current by taking a swim in the indoor/outdoor aquatic complex, shooting a round of golf on 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman, and hiking the miles of outdoor paths along the scenic Potomac River.
Or, conversely, you can surrender to sybaritic rest and relaxation at the serene 12,000-square-foot Spa Minérale, where your $100 resort credit will come in handy. Savor the finest fare at five on-site dining options that offer everything from casual pub fare to haute cuisine—all given rave reviews by past guests.
"On The Potomac restaurant serves a seasonal menu with fresh fish options," says Fodor's Review of Lansdowne Resort. The adjacent Riverside Hearth overlooks an 18-hole golf course and driving range, and boasts a large variety of menu options for breakfast and lunch.
Survey the land and immerse yourself in its terroir by sipping a peppery cabernet franc or plumy merlot at one of Loudoun County's 30 wineries, many of which are located within 25 minutes of the resort. Lansdowne is also just 40 minutes north of the monuments in DC and, of course, Washington's own Mount Vernon Estate.
Leave the wooden teeth, apple tree axe, and powdered wig behind—this week's Escape is all about unscheduled liberty.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON April 27, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 30, 2012
A One- ($260 to $284) or Two-Night ($279 to $349) Stay for Up to Two Adults and Two Kids, Daily Buffet Breakfast, $100 Resort Credit, and More
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