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Top 7 Fall Getaways From DC: A Perfect Escape for Every Enthusiast

There’s nothing quite like the breathtaking beauty of fall foliage, a stunning mix of vibrant reds and golds painted across nature’s canvas. If you’re looking for charming fall getaways from DC, Glen Gordon Manor is just the place to be! Relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the big city with a stay that suits your style and offers all the amenities you need for an unforgettable time in the rolling Virginia foothills.

Gourmet rolled beef with mushrooms and onions at Houndstooth Restaurant

Foodies’ Delight

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! The area around Glen Gordon Manor is bursting with local flavor, and you can choose from a variety of excellent eateries like farm-to-table restaurants, cozy cafes, and much more! We highly recommend both The Blue Door, a unique establishment serving up delicious dishes from its eclectic menu, and The Inn at Little Washington, a three-star Michelin restaurant with absolutely incredible American cuisine from renowned chef Patrick O’Connell. Both have truly lovely atmospheres, with some gorgeous outdoor seating at The Blue Door. You can have a gourmet meal right here at the inn at our Houndstooth Restaurant and experience the exceptional culinary talents of our executive chef, Dayn Smith. With an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients and bold flavors, the cuisine is sure to wow!

a couple tasting wine at a winery during a fall getaway from DC

Wine Lovers’ Haven

Wine lovers will delight in a varied selection of wineries to visit in the surrounding area. Entering into the fall season, many wineries host events, tastings, and more to celebrate the harvest. You won’t want to miss these special happenings, which are a great way to taste some wines and take in the gorgeous vineyard views. We have a comprehensive list of all the best spots to visit for the top Northern Virginian wineries, so find your favorites and make a day of it!

couple hiking in the shenandoah valley during a fall getaway from DC

Adventures for Outdoorsmen

Nature is your playground at Glen Gordon Manor, the perfect stop for all sorts of outdoor adventures. See the rolling hills on horseback or hike and bike on well-maintained trails throughout Virginia’s 36 state parks! Some of the recommended ones nearby include Sky Meadows State Park and Shenandoah River State Park.  For more locations to get you started, check out our convenient guide to the best hiking in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains.

civil war cannons on a field near Glen Gordon Manor

Exploration for History Buffs

An absolute must for history buffs, Virginia’s rich wartime history has been the subject of fascination for over 100 years. See where some of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War were fought and explored around Glen Gordon Manor. Major sites are generally within a 30-minute drive of the inn and are near lots of other great attractions like shops with local goods, restaurants, and more. Don’t forget your camera for some unforgettable historical sightseeing in and around Huntly, VA.

a golf ball on a tee on a golf course near glen gordon manor

Tee Off Fun for Golfers

Have an exceptional fall golfing experience in and around Huntly and enjoy a relaxing day on the course, soaking in autumn sunshine and the gorgeous fall foliage. The Homestead is always an easy recommendation, a longstanding historical fixture in the area and home to some of the best courses around. The nearby Blue Ridge Shadows and Shenandoah Valley Golf Club also offer premier courses that are well worth your time, with beautiful views of the valley.

fall foliage on the mountains at sunset near DC

Beautiful Nature & Wildlife for Photographers

Virginia is renowned for its natural beauty, drawing thousands of nature photographers, bird watchers, and outdoor enthusiasts every year. We especially recommend nearby Shenandoah National Park, an unmistakable landmark with some of the most stunning scenery in the state. Whether hiking the trails, capturing candid shots of native birds, or simply enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer, Glen Gordon Manor provides convenient access to it all. We offer the perfect location for fall getaways from DC.

The Windsor Suite at our Shenandoah Valley B&B

Leaf Peepers’ Paradise

Experience the timeless beauty of fall foliage while staying in comfortable accommodations at Glen Gordon Manor for your charming fall getaway from DC. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway, with an entrance right nearby, and see mile upon mile of breathtaking autumn colors without having to leave your car! Witness them along hikes and trails around the inn or right from your window, as the property is not only surrounded by trees but also close to lush rolling hills! Enjoy luxury with king and queen beds, spacious accommodations, rain showers, and soaking tubs in some rooms, along with gorgeous views of the countryside. Wake up to a gourmet multi-course breakfast prepared using only the freshest ingredients and start your day’s activities on a delicious note! We hope this guide has helped you plan an incredible trip to Virginia during the fall months, and we look forward to welcoming you soon for all sorts of autumn adventures.

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