From candlelit dinners to chilled Champagne, these hotels within driving distance of Northern Virginia make it easy to feel the love this winter.
Believe it or not, 2019 is less than two weeks away from being over, leading us to come to terms with the fact that we are about to start an entirely new decade, let alone a new year. In addition to brainstorming those New Year’s resolutions from now until Jan. 1, it’s also a good idea to start thinking about the numerous ways to show the person you love your appreciation.
Lucky for you, there are several local hotels and boutique inns offering specialized packages throughout the winter months, making it easy to plan a short escape full of romance for you and your partner to enjoy. From the wine country of Virginia to the waterside views of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, here’s where to cozy up by a fire with your love.
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Remember Romance Package, through March 31, 2020
Find relaxation, as well as adventure with a one-night stay at Gaylord National this winter. You and your beloved can stay warm by the indoor fire pit, or step outside to explore the waterfront activities taking place all winter long. With this special offer, you two will receive breakfast at American eatery Pienza and a $50 resort credit to be used at the spa or for a special sweet treat. // 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland; $220-$500
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
Romance Getaway, select dates available
Embrace the ultimate romantic experience in historic Middleburg thanks to the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant. As soon as the car pulls up to the grounds, you and your partner will feel as if you were whisked away to the countryside of France, as a bottle of local wine and a gourmet culinary treat welcome you in the French-inspired room. Throughout the weekend, you’ll receive farm-country breakfast each day, as well as a special, three-course dinner for two in the Bistro at Goodstone on one of the evenings. // 26305 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg; $857-$983
Evening of Romance Package, select dates available
Known as an idyllic wedding venue with an award-winning dining experience, it’s hard to not feel the love on the grounds of French-inspired L’Auberge Provencale, located in the heart of Virginia wine country, less than an hour away from Northern Virginia. With the Evening of Romance package, the hotel staff makes it easy to have a romantic getaway. Following a delicious meal in the dining room, you and your paramour will return to your suite to find chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, scattered rose petals candles and more, creating the perfect setting for an anniversary, proposal or birthday. // 13630 Lord Fairfax Highway, White Post; $185 plus cost of the room
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Fell in Love Package, select dates available
This winter, get warm and cozy in a waterside room at Baltimore’s Sagamore Pendry located in the charming and happening Fell’s Point neighborhood of the city. Upon arrival, you and your significant other will be met with a bottle of Champagne, a dozen red roses and a $60 breakfast credit to be used for room service or at Rec Pier Chop House located downstairs. Plus, if you want the special treatment, book a stay within one of the hotel’s suites and receive a $100 spa credit. // 1715 Thames St., Baltimore, Maryland; prices vary
Berkeley’s Sweetheart Package, through Dec. 31
This December, take a drive down south to Richmond for a lovely evening at the Berkeley Hotel. Whether you want one last moment of alone time prior to the holidays or are seeking an evening for two after it’s all over, this package will leave you relaxed and refreshed. Available through Dec. 31, you and your partner will be treated to free valet parking and homemade chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival. Then once you head to your room, a bottle of Cava Champagne, a seasonal floral arrangement and a $75 voucher to a romantic dinner at the Cobblestone Bar & Grill will be waiting for you. // 1200 E. Cary St., Richmond; $259-$360
Romance Package, select dates available
See what Charlottesville has to offer with this romance package from Oakhurst Inn. Located in a historic, residential neighborhood just minutes away from the heart of the city, this boutique inn is perfect for a one-night escape from reality. You’ll be treated to all-things Virginia with a complimentary bottle of Virginia red wine, locally made chocolates and free valet service. In addition, the staff of Oakhurst are available to create a personalized itinerary for you, featuring a guided vineyard tour or a chocolate-making class in the bustling town. The choice is yours. // 122 Oakhurst Circle, Charlottesville, Virginia; $149 plus room and tax