Hotel at a Glance: The Inn at Vineyards Crossing
Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn at Vineyards Crossing is a romantic retreat in Virginia wine country. There are only five rooms at the bed and breakfast, each with a unique layout that might include a fireplace, sweeping mountain views, or a cushy seating area. The onsite tavern has been wetting whistles since 1787, earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Breakfast includes items such as freshly baked biscuits, frittatas, challah french toast, and shirred eggs.
- Raise a glass in the tavern, where you can drink Virginia wine while settled next to three stone fireplaces and original American chestnut walls.
- Onsite amenities: outdoor pool, hot tub, and English garden
- Added perk: One of this getaway’s options includes a winery tour and picnic.
Hume, Virginia: Blue Ridge Mountain Scenery an Hour from Washington, DC
Hume is only an hour from Washington, DC, but it couldn’t feel farther away. In this tranquil small town, you’ll have views of the wooded Blue Ridge Mountains and be hard pressed to find a fast-food restaurant or chain store. Nature lovers can venture to George Washington National Forest, which features miles of trails and bird-watching opportunities. If you want to stick closer to town, make a short drive to Shenandoah National Park.