Virginia’s Hunt and Wine Country is really deserving of more than a day trip from Washington D.C.. With the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, it’s home to world-class wineries,accommodation and dining. Whether it’s for quick weekend getaway or an extended holiday vacation, here are five of the finest places to stay in one of the state’s most breathtaking regions.



6809 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA 20187
(540) 347-1300

An historic 300-acre property built in 1899, Airlie is a remarkable conference center and hotel with multiple lodging options. Located just north of Warrenton, the Greek-Revival Airlie House was originally the private residence of Harry Groome. By the 1960s, Airlie House and Farm was renamed Airlie Center, thus opening up the sprawling property as a high profile conference center in the Virginia hunt country. It also has s its own private airport, 20-acre farm and organic garden.


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Chilton House

97 Culpeper St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 680-3208

Named after notable family members aboard the 17th century Mayflower ship, Chilton House is an intimate B&B in Old Town Warrenton. The property dates back to the 1820s and became the community’s first B&B in 2017, managed by a 10th generation member of the Chilton family. With its central location in Old Town Warren, the Chilton House is within walking distance from local attractions like Claire’s at the Depot restaurant and the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.


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Goodstone Inn (credit: courtesy of Goodstone Inn)


Goodstone Inn
36205 Snake Hill Road
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-3333

A captivating setting across 265 acres, the Goodstone Inn is clearly one of the finest and most romantic B&Bs in the Virginia Wine Country. Just minutes from downtown Middleburg, the Goodstone was originally a private residence whose outlying property has a history that dates to the 18th century. 18 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are spread across six structures, including the central Carriage House, cottages and two-level houses for larger groups. For dining, the pièce de résistance is the Conservatory, an extraordinary restaurant that earned numerous distinctions.


Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Salamander Resort & Spa
Two E. Washington St.
Middleburg, VA 20117

Set in the heart of downtown Middleburg, the Red Fox Inn & Tavern is known as one of the oldest and most famous gathering spots in the country. Established in the state’s hunt country in 1728, the large stone building with gabled windows offers five two-suites with the iconic tavern on the ground level. 17 other unique accommodations are available in multi-room cottages and houses, including the Stray Fox and Fox Den.


Salamander Resort & Spa
500 N. Pendleton St.
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 751-3160

Commanding 340 acres in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country, Salamander Resort is a stunning property recognized as one of the world’s finest. Named the first Forbes Five-Star destination resort in the Washington D.C. region, the Salamander is owned by Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the first African-American woman to become a billionaire.


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