Crisp leaves in hues of yellow, orange, and rust carpet the rolling hills. During the day, the air still holds a hint of the fleeting summer warmth, while the brisk night air encourages you to snuggle into dreamless sleep. Autumn in the mid-Atlantic is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty of the changing season at these favorite resorts.
The Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, VA is an exceptional resort with Southern charm and beautiful surroundings. The resort is located on a 573-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has many activities for the pleasure of their guests, including bicycling, hiking, hot air ballooning, and fishing.
Resort dining has achieved the AAA Four Diamond Award and the accommodations are 170 rooms and suites, individually decorated in Virginia hunt country furnishings. The spa caters to the body in luxurious comfort with services available in packages or a la carte, while the fitness center offers an array of classes and clinics. The 18 hole golf course, Birdwood, is set among 500 acres of wildflower fields and wooded ponds and streams and is rated in the top 100 mid-Atlantic courses. Nearby attractions include Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland, and numerous wineries and vineyards.
For a Chesapeake Bay vacation, try the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael, Maryland. It is an historic colonial country house on a 25-acre estate facing the bay. Each of the 81 rooms and suites are individually furnished in English and American antiques, classic fabrics and wallpapers. Here, the food is locally based, making delicious creations from fresh fish, the best produce and herbs from the Inn’s own gardens. Guest have complimentary use of bicycles, and access to nearby charter fishing, sailing trips, horse drawn carriage rides, and hunting and sporting clays. A full range of services at the Inn’s Linden Spa will pamper and rejuvenate and you can complete your getaway by shopping and antiquing in the quaint Victorian town.
The Fearrington House is a country inn for those who love the warmth and hospitality of North Carolina farm country. Located near Chapel Hill, NC and surrounded by 1400 acres of pasture land with belted Galloway cows, this inn has a wide front porch with rockers and
expansive gardens to stroll. Their 35 rooms are decorated with European antiques, fine fabrics and fresh flowers. They offer romantic, golf, and culinary packages; and in lieu of a spa, they have a menu of in room massage services for ultimate relaxation. The dining is sophisticated contemporary cuisine with frequently changing menus that reflect the seasons. Local produce, herbs, and edible flowers are grown on site for the award winning restaurant.
The mid-Atlantic region has many quaint, unique, or distinctive inns and resorts, so contact Covington International Travel to help you choose one that fits your personality and “Fall Inn” to your next vacation.