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The Perfect Spring Break Near Washington DC

There’s a popular saying: “Not all who wander are lost.” What better place to wander than in the heart of Virginia Wine Country? The perfect spring break getaway awaits just over an hour from Washington, D.C. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax and renew surrounded by the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

Outdoor enthusiasts love that our luxury bed and breakfast is just a short drive away from Virginia’s top wineries, historic sites, and hiking trails. And if you want to do absolutely nothing but stay in and be pampered, be our guest! Enjoy a glass of wine by our pool and refresh with a spa treatment at our Tack Room Spa – a favorite indulgence at Glen Gordon Manor.

wine glasses poolside

Explore The Great Outdoors

Hike Virginia’s Scenic Trails

Get lost in the Blue Ridge Mountains this spring! The mountains are home to Virginia State Parks and some of the most Instagram-worthy vacation backdrops you’ve ever seen. Each park is as diverse as the next, so you can wander until your heart is content! Not sure where to start? Take a look at our top must-hike trails to help you narrow it down based on your own comfort level and scenic route preference. Nothing says spring break more than our beautiful waterfalls, wildflowers, and rivers. It can be hard to believe that all of this can be found just outside of Washington DC.

 

couple hiking sun shining(PSST! Our Take a Hike Package is the perfect way to make the most of your spring break in the Blue Ridge Mountains! With your adventure partner right by your side, you can enjoy a hike and fuel up with a lovely picnic lunch for two, complete with everything you need in a plush yet lightweight backpack — plus it’s all yours to take home!)

Discover the History of Civil War Sites

Perhaps you appreciate the outdoors in a different, slightly more intellectual way! If you consider yourself a bit of a history buff, you’ll appreciate Virginia’s dynamic role in creating the fabric of the U.S. with an educational visit to Virginia’s top Civil War battle sites. Fun fact: Union troops marched right in front of our Virginia bed and breakfast.

Manassas National Battlefield in Virginia

Taste The Finest of Wine Country

Our historic Inn near DC is also uniquely situated along the sprawling vineyards of the Blue Ridge Wine Way. Did somebody say wine? Virginia is for wine lovers, and with a long list of highly acclaimed wineries in our very own backyard, we’re certain you’ll have a little “spring” in your step this season. But first, we eat.

There’s a range of dining options available nearby for every budget, from local eats to casual American food, Italian, burgers, Japanese and more. We also have our fabulous Houndstooth Restaurant on property, open nightly for a 7pm dinner seating, in addition to an award-winning wine cellar. So, if you want to turn in after a day of adventure, you’ll experience an exquisite five-course meal right here at The Manor. Chef Dayn Smith will take you on a memorable culinary journey using the finest of local ingredients sourced directly from organic farms.

couple drinking red wine and dining

Upcoming Spring Events Near DC

Still have time to spare? Be sure to check out these local spring events:

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Virginia Gold Cup — Love the races? Join us for tailgating and day of fun activities at this time-honored local tradition.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 

41st Annual Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival — a family friendly event with shopping, entertainment, and delicious food for all to enjoy.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

The 33rd Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival — enjoy tastings from 20 Virginia wineries as you explore over 100 vendors covering more than 7 blocks.

Saturday, May 25th, 2019 & Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Delaplane Strawberry Festival — Fun for the whole family! Pack a picnic or snack on festival fare before taking home your very own flat of delicious strawberries.

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Book Your Spring Break Outside of Washington, D.C.

So whatever your version of outdoorsy is, there’s something for everyone in Virginia Wine Country! And let’s not forget about the complimentary farm fresh gourmet breakfast served daily and luxurious, romantic accommodations to call home. Ditch the city for good food, good wine and good times with a spring break to the Shenandoah Valley.

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