As autumn passes, winter’s arrival is heralded by gently falling snow. It’s that time of the year again; the holidays are here! With the arrival of colder temperatures comes family celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas, perfect for spending the day inside with the ones you love. Nothing complements winter quite like a hot drink by the roaring fireplace and here at Glen Gordon Manor, we have all the amenities to make your romantic getaway as cozy as possible! Keep reading and discover all the wonderful activities in store for a seasonal vacation in the Shenandoah Valley.
Wintery Wine Tasting
Though outdoor activities may be somewhat limited when the winter months come around, wine tastes great all year round. And we happen to be in the heart of Shenandoah’s wine country. Picture yourselves sipping a delicious vintage while watching the snowfall. Check out our list of wine tasting recommendations in the surrounding area; you simply can’t go wrong with these acclaimed wineries! Or, if you would prefer to visit a selection of vineyards while also experiencing a beautiful scenic drive, see our guide to the Blue Ridge Wine Way.
Too cold to go out? Not a problem here at the Manor. Feel free to peruse our extensive wine list from our very own onsite wine cellar and cozy up with a bottle. With so many options to choose from, you can relax by a warm fire with wine in hand without ever stepping outside.
Warm Those Muscles
Relax, unwind and warm up after a long day of going from winery to winery. Beat the freeze with our luxurious spa services! Make your winter getaway truly relaxing and let our trained specialists work out all those kinks and aches. A 60-minute spa massage are also included in both our Luxury and Indulgence Packages.
A perfect pairing with a spa treatment is hot cider and Manor-made cookies! We’re offering this complimentary afternoon treat at 3pm Sundays –Thursdays in January and February. (Not available on holidays or weekends.)
World Class Dining
When the air outside gets cold, there’s nothing like a hot meal to warm both body and soul. The food at Glen Gordon Manor is a masterwork of culinary art made by our resident world-class chef Dayn Smith. A graduate of Hyde Park’s Culinary Institute of America and a world-renowned chef, he is responsible for the inventive 5-course menus at Houndstooth Restaurant.
Don’t miss an opportunity to learn from the master! We offer an exclusive opportunity for our guests to take a cooking class led by Dayn Smith himself. Take home impressive skills, techniques, and recipes from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Of course, no stay at a bed and breakfast would be complete without the most important meal of the day. Served every morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, this three-course meal with an entree of fresh eggs is sure to please even the most reluctant of early risers.
The holiday season is a time of joy. Though the weather may be getting colder, a warm fireplace and glass of wine is a great way to stay cozy and dry. Whether you need to get away for the holidays or from the holidays, make Glen Gordon Manor your home away from home this season. Settle into your warm room, experience luxurious amenities, cozy up by with a glass of wine and let your troubles melt away like morning snow. Come on in, we’ve saved you a seat by the fire.Book Now