Property at a Glance: Historic Rosemont Manor
As sunlight falls on the wooden floors and rich red walls of Historic Rosemont Manor’s grand foyer, it’s hard to imagine the august space looked better when President Johnson gazed upon it—or President Kennedy before him, or Presidents Eisenhower and Roosevelt before him. This Georgian-style mansion, the former home of Virginia governor and US Senator Harry Byrd Sr., has racked up an illustrious guest list that includes several political luminaries, as well as Albert Einstein and Charles Lindbergh.
- Sip local wines with the vineyard passes included with your stay.
- Guest rooms overlook the 60-acre property and include upscale decor; some rooms even have their original claw-foot tubs.
- Unwind by booking an in-room massage with a specially offered spa package. Guests must book their appointment by calling Jan Laundon at (540) 533-2056.
- Start the day right: Full country breakfast is served daily.
Berryville, Virginia: Southern Charm and Outdoor Adventures
About 65 miles from Washington, DC, the town of Berryville sits in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Nature lovers can visit the nearby State Arboretum of Virginia, which offers free admission every day of the year. Another nearby highlight is the Cedar Creek Battlefield, where you can learn about one of the Civil War’s most crucial battles at an onsite museum.
There are several ways to explore the valley’s rolling hills. Since this is Virginia Horse Country, you’ll find a handful of stables offering horseback rides. If you’d rather soar over the Blue Ridge Mountains, take a hot air balloon ride.