Fall is the season for that weekend getaway, going somewhere in your car where you leave everything behind
9 Great Fall Weekend Getaways
Getting away for the weekend changes things, especially when the routine of work, friends and family fill your minds with busy thoughts. Fall is the season for that weekend getaway, going somewhere in your car where you can leave everything behind and instead turn your mind to something outside of that daily routine. The clear blue skies, crisper air and beautiful autumn colors add to the adventure of finding time to enjoy either small towns or big cities that are within a two to three hour drive. You can turn your attention to each other while enjoying together the scenery, fine dining and cultural attractions. These nine romantic weekend getaways can give you a chance to simply enjoy each other and make new memories that you’ll never forget.
ST. MARYS, MARYLAND Swanendele Inn
Swanendele Inn is an elegant, family-owned country estate nestled on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and St. Jerome’s Creek. The property abounds in natural beauty; it sits on 2.7 acres with nearly 800 feet of wraparound waterfront and one-acre of “wetland.” Swanendele Inn offers you Southern Maryland’s most spectacular waterfront views. The inn is constructed in traditional Southern Maryland style, with wraparound porches and artfully landscaped gardens that take advantage of indigenous trees and shrubs. It is a bird lover’s paradise. Every guest room has an individually controlled gas fireplace, ceiling fan, white oak floors, and marble/granite bath. This beautiful house has an impressive collection of artwork and antiques that reflects the world travels of its owners. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are available to rent on the property; nearby activities include uncrowded beaches, fishing, numerous historic sites, and several state parks.
ALEXANDRA,VIRGINIA The George of Old Town
Located on property owned by George Washington and sharing a courtyard with his original home, The George of Old Town is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. While maintaining original fireplaces, support beams and oak flooring, the renovated interior is designed to give guests the colonial flavor you’ll find at Mount Vernon but with a modern, tasteful twist. The hotel features eight beautifully appointed suites with private baths. You can book one room or the entire 6,000 sq ft space with its multiple entertainment rooms, and modernized kitchen and bathrooms. This historic landmark is just steps from King Street that has a mile of centuries-old architecture. There you can also visit Old Town’s 200 independent restaurants, boutiques, museums and the waterfront. This romantic city is located on the Potomac River just south of Washington, D.C. and is perfectly situated to visit our nation’s capital and its attractions.
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA
The Inn at Leola Village
Rise above the ordinary and discover The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster’s premier historic luxury boutique hotel & spa. Once an Amish tobacco farm is today Lancaster’s only Forbes verified 4-Star hotel featuring a wellness spa, distinctive lodging, farm fresh culinary offerings and acres of perennial gardens. Enjoy our specialty suites, including the Wine Cellar, Amos King Barn Suites, our Pool Side Suites, and unique lodging throughout the inn. Enhance your stay with Overnight Spa Packages and our Chef’s Table Dinner Package. The Inn at Leola Village is convenient to live theater, Amish attractions, and Lancaster County’s favorite roadside farmstands, quilt shops & eclectic markets. The Inn is a Historic Hotel of America.
CONNECTICUT SHORELINE The Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast
Escape to a quintessential New England Inn with a stay at the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast, in the maritime town of Westbrook CT. Sweet, vintage décor and blooming English gardens welcome you and invite relaxation. You will sleep in the most comfortable beds, with the softest sheets. Enjoy the complimentary amenities like kayaks, bikes and beach equipment so you can relax on the nearby beach. You’re treated to a creative, homemade breakfast each morning. Choose from one of our ten vintage inspired guestrooms that are perfectly equipped for the modern traveler. There is so much to do on the CT shoreline all-year long—great restaurants, live music, art, theater and lively town greens to explore. Plan your visit to this vintage inn, perfect for the modern traveler today!
PHILADELPHIA Manayunk Chambers Guest House
Come and enjoy a memorable weekend getaway to the hippest neighborhood in Philadelphia. Historic Manayunk offers many fine gourmet restaurants and specialty boutique shopping and art galleries. www.Manayunk.com. Walk along the famous Manayunk Bridge high above our Main Street and over the Schuylkill River leading you to the gorgeous Cynwyd Heritage Trail towards the famous Main Line. Hop on the very convenient Regional Rail to immerse yourself with all of what Philly is famous for. The birthplace of our "Great Nation". www.visitphilly.com. Manayunk Chambers Guest House is ranked #1 Bed and Breakfast in the entire city. Experience the genuine heartfelt hospitality in an Old World Charming setting and the delicious home baked pastries from your Chef and gracious Hosts Mark and Neal who make it their business that you have an incredibly memorable time while you are here.
French Manor Inn & Spa
The French Manor Inn and Spa is an enchanting stone chateau, Poconos bed and breakfast that sits atop Huckleberry Mountain in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Enjoy 30+ mile views of beautiful crests and ridges of the Northern Pocono Mountains. This elegant bed and breakfast is secluded and private, offering spacious uncompromising accommodations. The French Manor Inn and Spa is perfect for your romantic Poconos Getaway, Girlfriends' Spa Retreat, or to just unwind and enjoy an amazing meal at the onsite AAA 4-diamond restaurant. Select from 19 premium rooms/suites, complete with the very best amenities. Le Spa Foret, the onsite green spa, offers a full menu of relaxing spa services and complimentary amenities such as an indoor saltwater pool, sauna, and now opening late fall 2023, an outdoor oasis with outdoor hot tub, firepit, and outdoor relaxation area with elegant fireplace. Close proximity to the very best attractions and activities.
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ Woolverton Inn
Experience exceptional hospitality at the tranquil world of Woolverton Inn, an elegant bed and breakfast near New Hope and Lambertville. This historic, romantic inn offers 14 luxurious cottages and guest rooms, styled with relaxation in mind. With fine linens and private, upgraded baths, guests enjoy quality amenities, a delicious 3-course breakfast, free parking, wireless internet, and 10 bucolic acres to explore. There are also six friendly sheep! Visit the pampered luxury of Woolverton Inn whether you’re looking for a special overnight getaway, exchanging vows, or gathering for an off-site retreat. Woolverton Inn is a Trip Advisor “Traveler’s Choice” property and one of the top 10 B&B’s in the United States.
WARREN COUNTY, NJ
Everitt House Bed & Breakfast
Located in the downtown, historic district of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Everitt House Bed and Breakfast is an intimate boutique style inn which effortlessly blends traditional Victorian architecture with modern sensibility. Our romantic guest rooms offer a private bath, flat screen TV, air conditioning, complimentary toiletries and spa robes, among other contemporary comforts. Breakfast is an experience you won’t want to miss. Each day we offer made-to-order specialties, as well as a lighter fare. The charming Main Street district and surrounding towns are bustling with galleries and boutiques, clothing retailers, and antique shops. Dining experiences abound from full-service restaurants, to bistros, delis, bakeries and local craft breweries.
Captain Mey’s Inn & Suites
Captain Mey’s Inn is a turn-of-the-century Victorian guest house nestled in Cape May’s historic district just two blocks from the beach. Explore all Cape May has to offer from our central location on Ocean Street. We’re steps away from the town’s best dining, shopping, entertainment, and more! With over 100 restaurants and eateries to choose from, you’ll have endless dining options. Built circa 1890 and named for Cape May’s founder, the inn features eight guest rooms — each with its own private bathroom and unique personality. Our charming wrap-around porch is the perfect place to people watch over morning coffee or unwind with a good book. Take a romantic walk along the beach or a leisurely stroll on Cape May’s historic Promenade. We provide free on-site parking, beach towels and chairs, and all-day refreshments.