Treat yourself or a loved one to a special City and Spa or golf break staying in Luxurious hotels in stunning locations such as the Inn at Perry Cabin or the Keswick Hall both Orient Express Hotels.
3nts in Washington, DC, 3nts St. Michaels, Maryland or 3nts Keswick near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Days 1 - 3 Washington, DC @The W Hotel
Located next to the White House, the most powerful suits - pinstripes and black lace - rendezvous at W Washington, DC, where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool. With commanding rooftop views of major landmarks, W-Gate is all about stately indulgence.
Hungry? - Presenting the declaration of indulgence by Secretary of Steak Jean-Georges, where you can stake your claim at J&G Steakhouse, a prime cut above your ordinary chop shop, or lobby your way across the Living Room, where cocktail caucusing is always in session.
Thirsty? - You're at the top of the world where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is served at POV, the rooftop bar and terrace starring spectacular artisan cocktail creations accompanied by custom-designed ice service, where organic libations as exhibition art create a new perspective. Or get down with it at the Wine Bar, where a robust selection of international fine wines invites you to proclaim this cozy chic spot as your very own adopted wine cellar.
A city stay is all about shopping, dining, theatre and drinks. DC has all that and more.
Spend some time shopping for funky home furnishings and vintage clothing in the Logan Circle/ U Street neighbourhood. Try on clothing and jewellery by local designers, rising names in fashion and international retailers in upscale boutiques in Georgetown, one of the city's most famous shopping districts. You may prefer large shopping malls such as The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City or Tyson’s Corner.
Enjoy a cocktail and catch a live jazz show on U Street, or head to the Adams Morgan neighborhood, where you'll find an endless variety of cuisines from around the globe. Live blues music pours out of Madam's Organ and salsa dancing beckons at Havana Village, while stylish crowds flock to bars like Chloe, The Reef and Felix.
DC’s theatre scene is booming. Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at one of downtown's most fashionable eateries, then take in a show at the edgy Woolly Mammoth Theatre, the unconventional Studio Theatre, the funky Warehouse Theatre or the classical Shakespeare Theatre.
Venture across the Potomac to Fairfax County’s urban villages in Reston Town Center, Dulles Town Center and Tysons Corner.
The DC city stay has been invigorating, but now it is time to slow the pace, wind down and relax.
Days 4 - 7 St. Michaels, Maryland @ the Inn at Perry Cabin (2 hour drive from Washington, DC)
A pleasant drive from Washington, DC is the Inn at Perry Cabin, a luxurious manor house resort and spa, located in the Victorian resort town of St. Michaels on the Eastern shore of Maryland. Steeped in history, this colonial mansion exudes calm and elegance and is the perfect hideaway. Walk through the Inn’s gardens and greenhouse. the greenhouse stocks bud vases and shears so feel free to create your own petite floral arrangement for your room. The Inn’s four-diamond restaurant, Sherwood's Landing, affords an unparalleled culinary experience. You may prefer to relax and enjoy a few drinks at The Purser’s Pub with its intimate club-like atmosphere and comfortable old-world charm in a casual yet elegant setting. The pub is a perfect spot for a game of backgammon or chess.
The Linden Spa at the Inn at Perry Cabin: This premier resort spa offers a full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness including a number of signature treatments such as a clay and flower massage that moisturises and balances the skin, and a Botanical Complex facial that draws on the healing benefits of plants and herbs. The spa is named after the large Linden trees that line the brick driveway leading to the hotel, whose blooms are used in many of the spa's signature treatments. Linden trees were initially brought to the United States from Europe by early settlers and their white and yellow blooms were coveted for their beauty, medicinal purposes and bountiful honey and beeswax harvests. While at the spa guests can rest in the indoor or outdoor relaxation rooms, take a dip in the infinity edge pool, detoxify in a steam room, find harmony in a yoga class, fine tune one's fitness routine with a personal trainer or find something to take home at the spa's apothecary.
Neighbouring St. Michaels are charming small towns filled with a phenomenal assortment of fine art galleries, antiques, museums, theatres, boutiques and romantic restaurants all complementing the serenity and natural beauty of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Tilghman Island offers many boat charter opportunities. Relax with a fishing pole in your hands, sunbathe on a yacht built in 1935, take a lighthouse tour by water or take a hands-on approach while sailing onboard a skipjack. Enjoy a meal at one of Tilghman Island’s restaurants such as Harrison's Chesapeake House, often described as a year round old fashioned 4th of July Picnic, or The Tilghman Island Inn, a seven-year Wine Spectator award recipient.
Travel to Oxford where you will step back in time via a ride on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry (in season). Started in 1683, service was discontinued after the American Revolution, was resumed in 1836, and has been in continuous operation since. Or head to Easton, where the arts are alive and well via theatre, museums, art galleries, antiques and festivals!. From fine dining to gallery walks, Easton is filled with charm and history. Rated among the Top Ten Best Small Towns in America and one of the Top 100 Small Arts Communities in America.
Take one final walk around the Inn’s gardens and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the airport.
Days 4-7 Keswick Near Charlottesville Virginia @ Keswick Hall (2 hour drive from Washington, DC)
A world of serenity and tranquility awaits at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Relax with a signature spa service at Keswick’s spa. Take a swim in one of Keswick’s three stunning swimming pools. The Horizon Pool boasts piped underwater music, breathtaking sunrise views across the Estate and is open year round. Keswick Hall's award-winning restaurant, Fossett's, features expansive three-sided floor to ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic views of the Estate's pristine landscape and the beautiful Southwest Mountains beyond.
The Spa at Keswick Hall
This premier resort spa offers some of the latest techniques in spa services. Raindrop therapy and hot stone massage are just a few of the newest additions. Enjoy the experience of an entire day of spa treatments by choosing one of the resort's spa combination packages, or choose individual treatments to suit your taste and needs. Spa staff at Keswick Hall will pamper each guest with a variety of treatments such as massage, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, and much more.
Golf at Keswick Hall
Keswick Club is the perfect blend of "classical" and "modern" golf course architecture. It's a wonderful setting of exceptional natural beauty, featuring tall ancient oaks, grassy wetlands and spectacular mountain views as well as a variety of lakes and streams. The golf course at Keswick Hall is one of only nine in the state that have received its Audubon Environmental Certification, a highly sought after recognition program awarded to courses that have proven to provide a high degree of environmental quality for both people and wildlife. Categories of compliance include environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, integrated pest management, water conservation, water quality management and outreach and education. The course maintains 25 acres of buffer zones in which no fertilisers or pesticides are used around the perimeter of the golf course or natural streams that run through it. With Keswick's keen interest in the environment, it is not surprising the Estate is home to 80 different bird species, whitetail deer, fox, migrating geese, rabbits and squirrels. The Keswick Golf Course is also surrounded by 320 different varieties of trees and shrubbery.
Visit Thomas Jefferson’s hilltop home, Monticello, and marvel at the architecture and gardens. Enjoy an authentic colonial meal at Michie Tavern which has welcomed travellers for more than 200 years. Ash Lawn-Highland, an historic house museum and home to US president James Monroe, is a 535-acre working farm and performing arts site. Be sure to visit the historic grounds of the University of Virginia, also designed by Thomas Jefferson and a World Heritage site.
Embark on a tasting tour of Virginia’s wine country. The Monticello Wine Trail consists of 22 wineries. Within a short drive from Keswick Hall, are Jefferson, Barboursville, Horton and Kluge Estate Vineyards. Sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. The Kluge Estate Vineyard Farm Shop is the perfect choice to pick up a gourmet lunch. Sit and sip in the elegant garden room or dine al fresco on the grounds. For dinner indulge in a meal at Palladio, the restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards.
Return to the airport. If you are using Washington Dulles, plan to arrive early and take the shuttle to the adjacent Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, a fun way to pass the time till your flight.
Pre, post or extra nights: Pre, post & extra nights within the itinerary are available to be added to this tour, please let us know at time of booking if you would like to extend your stay anywhere and we will be happy to quote the extra nights.
Included in the tour: Accommodation, All hotel taxes, driving directions between the two properties, Tysons corner Center Shopping and Dining Visitor Rewards book with more than $200.00 in special discounts and offers.
Not included in this tour: Spa treatments, Golf green fees, Meals, Overnight parking charges if applicable, Flights – Please contact us to arrange flights direct into Washington, DC with our airline partner British Airways. Car Hire - Please contact us to arrange car hire with our rental partner Alamo rent a car or go to our hotels & car sections of our website to obtain an instant car hire quote.
Hotel accommodations: Rooms in all hotels provide private facilities and are based on the hotels standard or lead in room type.
Prices: All rates quoted are per adult person per package in Great British Pounds and include all taxes. Max of 2 guests per room.
01 Apr - 03 Jul 2013
04 Jul – 11 Sep 2013
12 Sep - 31 Oct 2013
01 Nov - 20 Nov 2013
21 Nov 2013 - 31 Jan 2014
31 Jan 2014 – 31 Mar 2014
To book this package, flights, car hire or extra nights, please call us on 0844 80 444 80. We are open 7 days a week.