• A One-Night Stay for Two in the Jefferson or Monroe Suite, Sundays through Thursdays
• Ten-Course Chef's Tasting Dinner for Two with Beverage Pairings
The tiny town of Stanardsville, tucked away in the rolling hills of northwest Virginia, puts more on the table than its population of 500 lets on. For starters, it sits just ten minutes from the border of Shenandoah National Park and 30 minutes from the bustling college town of Charlottesville, with a number of wineries, antique shops, and local artisans in between—not to mention historic sites like Monticello and Montpelier. But you needn't stray far from Main Street to revel in the bounty of the region. For proof, look no further than The Lafayette Inn, a six-room bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown.
Built in 1840, this three-story inn and restaurant—with a charming brick façade, picture windows, and white wooden columns—is renowned as one of the best restaurants in the region, garnering awards like "Best of the Blue Ridge" and "Virginia's Restaurant of the Year." Before the mouthwatering begins, however, check in to your suite. Each Internet-equipped room features hardwood floors, a sitting area with a fireplace and TV, and a private bathroom.
After checking in and settling down, you'll be treated to a sumptuous ten-course feast, complete with beverage pairings. From appetizers to entrées to desserts, this special event remains the inn's most popular experience, a nine-year tradition that hundreds of couples before you have enjoyed.
The following day, treat yourself to a tasting and tour at Stone Mountain Vineyards, about 20 minutes away through the undulating hills of the Shenandoah Mountains. There, in the beautiful brick-and-wood tasting room, you'll sample a flight of wine for two from the local appellation, then tour the vineyards and winery to learn a bit about the process.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON September 5, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 31, 2014
The Lafayette Inn
Chef Tasting Near Charlottesville
- from $209