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 and gourmet dining. Whether it’s for quick weekend getaway or an extended holiday vacation, here are five of the finest places for you to stay in one of the state’s most breathtaking regions.

Airlie

6809 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA 20187
(540) 347-1300
www.airlie.com

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 its own private airport, 20-acre farm and organic garden. Lastly, Airlie is a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America.

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Chilton House

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

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 the community’s first B&B in 2017. Additionally, it’s managed by a 10th generation member of the Chilton family. With its central location in Old Town Warren, the Chilton House is walking distance from local attractions like Claire’s at the Depot restaurant and the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. The Chilton House was recently named the Best Hotel/Lodging in Fauquier County.

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Goodstone Inn, one of the finest hotel in the wine and hunt country
Goodstone Inn (credit: courtesy of Goodstone Inn)

Goodstone Inn

36205 Snake Hill Road
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-3333
www.goodstone.com

A captivating setting across 265 acres, the Goodstone Inn is clearly one of most romantic B&Bs in the Virginia Wine Country. Just minutes from downtown Middleburg, the Goodstone was originally a historic private residence. In fact, the outlying property dates to the 18th century. 18 elegantly appointed rooms and suites are spread across six structures, including the central Carriage House. Also among the accommodations are cottages and two-level houses for larger groups. For dining, the pièce de résistance is the Conservatory, an extraordinary restaurant that has earned numerous distinctions. As a matter of fact, the Conservatory has been voted one of the Top 3 Restaurants in Virginia.

Red Fox Inn & Tavern

Salamander Resort & Spa
Two E. Washington St.
Middleburg, VA 20117
www.redfox.com

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 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. However, if you are traveling with a group, you should reserve the Middleburg Cottage. For dining, try the Four Course Dinner with optional wine pairing. Additionally, the Night Fox Pub is open for bar snacks and hand crafted cocktails.

Salamander Resort & Spa

500 N. Pendleton St.
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 751-3160
www.salamanderresort.com

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. Ms. Johnson is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). She is also the first African American woman to become a billionaire. Featuring 168 rooms, the Salamander is the first Forbes Five Star resort in the Washington D.C. area. The Salamander offers several dining options, including Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com.

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