Unlike staying in your parents’ basement, lodging in a hotel includes housekeeping, clean towels, and permission to watch the scary parts of Home Alone. Luxuriate in liberty with today’s Groupon: for $215, you get a two-night package at High Meadows Vineyard Inn in Scottsville (a $605 total value). The package includes the following:
- A two-night stay in any room (a $550 median value)
- A country supper or Virginia cheese platter for two (a $55 value)<p>
High Meadows Vineyard Inn invites guests into a rural retreat on 13 acres of renovated farmland, boasting a gazebo and a pinot noir vineyard. Guests lay down bags and bodies in one of seven rooms, divided between a quaint cottage, a Victorian house, and a Federalist house, as a rooster and peacock keep watch over the lawns and practice their bocce ball techniques. The Peony room, adorned with original Victorian flourishes, engenders relaxation with a plush king bed, a whirlpool tub, and views from a large bay window. Couples can occupy the entire attic floor of the Federalist house in the Dogwood room, complete with peaked ceilings and a fireplace, or snuggle into seclusion with the spacious cottage suite beside the back woods, perfect for trading kisses and classified microfiche. Between strolls through resplendent gardens, meadows and woodlands, pairs share a locally sourced country supper or a rich Virginia fruit and cheese platter. In the morning, bellies rouse from cozy slumber to the scents of a complimentary communal breakfast, which alternates between sweet and savory each day.
The inn’s Central Virginia surroundings, stuffed with picturesque attractions, beckon adventures and sightseeing during two-day escapes. More than 30 wineries, including Blenheim and Keswick Vineyards, sprawl over the hills, and several invite onlookers to their grounds for engaging tours. Plump up brains on the University of Virginia grounds or visit the classically designed Monticello, of nickel-back fame, to commune with presidential spirits.