10 Nearby Resorts You Can Visit Now
You can still pack up the family for a quick getaway this summer. These resorts and hotels are playing it safe.
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
The Loudoun County resort’s pools, spa, gym and golf facilities are all open, with added precautions. Pool time is allocated in two-hour blocks to allow for regular cleanings and family activities are mindful of social distancing, with options like movies on the golf course, bike riding, horseshoes and pickleball. Dogs up to 75 pounds are allowed in guest rooms for a fee. The resort is promoting a summer staycation package that includes a rate discount, wine, a breakfast credit and a s’mores kit to enjoy by one of the fire pits. //44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia. Distance from Arlington: 45 minutes.
Boar’s Head Resort
It’s easy to spread out and be active across at this sprawling property’s 570 acres. Guests can sign up in advance for time at the swimming pools and fitness center—complete with tennis and squash courts and a basketball court. (Face coverings and social distancing are required.) The newly opened golf course, designed by PGA star Davis Love III, has tee boxes for all ability levels, an 18-hole putting green, and offers Plexiglas dividers in some golf carts if you want an added layer of distance. Families can tap into daily activities like geocaching, stand-up paddle boarding, falconry, bike rentals and paintball. The resort has also added more dog-friendly rooms to accommodate furry travelers. //200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. Distance from Arlington: 2 hours.
Summer outdoor activities at this 6,000-acre Virginia mountain resort include golf, mountain biking, zip-lining, tubing and horseback riding. Massanutten’s indoor water park remains closed, but the outdoor pools are open. If the art and craft classes, guided hikes and children’s story times are not enough to keep you busy, take a quick trip to neighboring Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Accommodations at Massanutten include both hotel and condo-style lodging, with discounted rates the longer you stay. //1822 Resort Drive, McGaheysville, Virginia. Distance from Arlington: 2 hours, 15 minutes.
This multi-use property offers campground, resort, lodge and cabin accommodations. The outdoor pool, archery range, shooting center, climbing wall, mini golf and 18-hole golf course are all open, although the scenic chairlift is closed until a final inspection can be completed (the resort is aiming for August). All rooms and cabin prices are 20% off until Aug. 31 (promo code: Active). Dogs are welcome in the pet-friendly cottages for a small fee. //230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, West Virginia. Distance from Arlington: 3 hours.