Tucked into central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, The Mark Addy Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast housed within a pre-Civil war era manor. Each of the 10 themed rooms features distinct decorations and amenities. The Schloss standard room brims with baroque style, and the Tiger Lily is accented with elephant figurines and rattan furniture. At the onsite restaurant, The Fountain Room, chef and innkeeper Rafael Tal concocts gourmet entrees from homegrown herbs and vegetables.
This Getaway's perks: a bottle of wine, chocolates, coupons to local wineries and breweries, and a $75 credit toward a couples massage
In-room amenities: flat-screen televisions, two-person showers, and personal porches, depending on the room; three pet friendly rooms
Included meal: a daily three-course breakfast
Recommended entree: salmon fillet sautéed in fresh herbs and honey butter glaze, at the Fountain Room
Friendly residents: the innkeepers’ two pet pomeranians and a red-lored amazon parrot
Nearby travel destinations: Wintergreen Resort for snow skiing and tubing during snowy weather and Nelson 151 for Virginia craft beer, wine, and spirits, as well as a host of outdoor activities.
Nellysford, Virginia: Historic Estates amid the Blue Ridge Mountains
The town of Nellysford sits on the outskirts of the Lesesne State Forest, tucked amid the Blue Ridge Mountains’ rolling foothills. The scenic, 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway wends through the area, traveling across the Appalachian Mountains and offering close-up views of local flora and fauna.
It’s worth it to travel the 30 miles to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate. The Federal-style manse is filled with artifacts from the third President’s lifetime, including a bust of Benjamin Franklin and an engraving portrait of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. You can also hike to and from Monticello on the two-mile (one-way) Saunders-Monticello Trail—park in the parking lot at the trailhead and then follow the scenic path until you reach Monticello.
When you’re done, swing by nearby Charlottesville and its pedestrian-friendly Historic Downtown Mall to browse boutiques or grab a bite to eat in an al fresco cafe. A free trolley connects the mall with the historic campus of University of Virginia.
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What You Get
2-night stay for two
Option 1: $229 to check in Sunday–Wednesday in the Schloss, Sundance, Mary Virginia, Mimosa, or Rue de Monet room (up to a $391 value)
Option 2: $259 to check in Thursday–Saturday in the Mimosa or Schloss room (up to a $391 value)
Option 3: $269 to check in Sunday–Wednesday in the Tiger Lily, Colonel, Le Jardin, Elena, or Kensington room (up to a $479 value)
Option 4: $329 to check in Thursday–Saturday in the Tiger Lily or Colonel room (up to a $479 value)
Included in all options:
Bottle of wine
VIP coupons to local wineries and breweries
$75 credit toward an in-room couples massage
Policies and Fees
Book by: 1/10/14
Travel by: 5/15/14
Blackout dates: not valid 11/28/13, 12/20/13–1/1/14, 1/19/14, 2/14/14–2/16/14, or 3/9/14–3/22/14
Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $50 fee; 15-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
Leslie and Rafi are warm and interesting innkeepers. Rafi makes a delicious breakfast, too! The inn is beautiful and situated in the middle of great wineries, breweries and a distillery. Yes, they provide a driver if you want to sample all of them!
Ilene D. ·
September 27, 2014
The setting is stunningly beautiful -- mountains in the distance--misty in the morning, lovely house with huge porch and comfortable chairs, large fountain, circular driveway, our room had its own private porch.
Mari H. ·
June 30, 2014
Great food friendly owners.
Barbara J. ·
June 30, 2014
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