10 Fall Weekend Getaways

Got cabin fever? You can keep your distance and enjoy a change of scenery at these drivable destinations.

Barboursville Vineyard

The 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards 

Driving time from Arlington: 2 hours

Travelers with an interest in Thomas Jefferson and Virginia wine will enjoy this quiet property on vineyard grounds. The original property was designed by our third president, and the winery produces some of the best bottles in the Mid-Atlantic region. Stays include in-suite or cottage breakfast service, plus priority seating in the winery’s private tasting room and estate restaurant, Palladio, as well as access to private gardens across 900 acres. The inn is located in the acclaimed Monticello Viticultural area, which offers peaceful landscapes to walk, hike or bike, and the option of venturing to other nearby wineries (Horton Vineyards and Burnley Vineyards are close by). Staff will not re-enter guest rooms unless requested during your stay.  A winter perk: Friday night stays from Nov. 27 to  March 26, 2021, are 40% off. // 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, Virginia


Quirk Todahl

Quirk Hotel Charlottesville. Photo by Maddy Williams

Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

Driving time from Arlington: 2 hours

This downtown Charlottesville boutique property—part of the Hyatt chain—opened earlier this year. The boutique hotel doubles as a modern gallery showcasing local artists, and houses an all-you-can-drink coffee bar featuring Richmond’s Blanchard’s coffee. The Pink Grouse Restaurant, led by chef Dennis Merritt, is open all day and features a 10-course tasting menu with ingredients sourced from local farms and artisans. Bobboo, the hotel’s cigar and barrel-aged spirits bar, is set to open this fall. Pets are welcome and the gym is open with small fitness and yoga classes hosted on the hotel’s rooftop. // 499 W. Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia



The Ivy Hotel

The Ivy Hotel 

Driving time from Arlington: 1 hour

Housed in a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood, The Ivy Hotel the only Relais & Châteaux property in Maryland and the city’s only Black-owned luxury property. Its restaurant, Magdalena, has rebranded and will reopen in October (the hotel also re-opens Oct. 1) with a focus on Maryland cuisine. The tiny, European-style hotel offers daily breakfast, afternoon tea service, nightly cocktails and in-room snacks. All reservations also come with luxury car service, making city hopping effortless.  The Ivy intends to reopen with all of its amenities, including in-room spa services and gym access by reservation. In addition to micro wedding and elopement packages, the hotel is offering “tiny moon” packages—both baby and honey—which include dinner at Magdalena, massages and other luxe perks. // 205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, Maryland

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