In the dead of winter, nothing warms the heart and spirit like a crackling fire. You don’t need to go far to find some cozy places to relax. Here is a list of some of the best places to warm up by a fire during your stay in the Shenandoah Valley:
Hillbrook Inn and Spa
You are in luck if Hillbrook Inn is your lodging choice this winter! This beautiful Inn, which has operated for more than two decades, has 18 guest suites, equipped with modern amenities from rooms at the Main House to decorated suites and common areas at companion properties. You can enjoy a gas log fireplace in the Sunset Suite at the farm house, the cottages, the Gatehouse rooms, the Hawthorne Estate rooms, and the tavern area of the Main House.
Wood burning fireplaces are also located at the Inn. Guests in the Bamford Room will have a wood-burning fireplace to enjoy, and everyone can enjoy the wood-burning fireplaces in the two dining spaces located in the Main House. There is also a fire pit in the backyard! Hillbrook Inn is a perfect winter destination.
This romantic inn located in Shepherdstown, WV is perfectly perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac river and offers luxury lodging with a European flare. Many of the 72 rooms feature gas fireplaces and whirlpool baths, among other amenities. Be sure to return in the summer because the Bavarian Inn recently added an infinity pool overlooking the river, complete with a pool bar.
In addition to lodging, the Bavarian Inn offers an award-winning restaurant which is a hallmark experience of the Inn. They offer an extensive menu of German and American fares prepared by master chefs.
Massanutten Ski Resort
Who doesn’t love skiing in the winter? Undeniably one of the best feelings is warming up by a fire after a day on the slopes. Stop by Massanutten to enjoy a day of activities with your family. Then treat yourself to a hot chocolate by the roaring fire located in their ski lodge to achieve the perfect winter day.
L’Auberge Provençale is an adorably quintessential French Country Inn. This romantic bed and breakfast offers plenty of places to relax in front of fireplaces, but the best may just be the one enjoyed from the comfort of your beautiful room!
To enhance your experience, you can savor their modern regional French cuisine at their nationally acclaimed Virginia restaurant, La Table Provençale which features herbs, vegetables, and fruits from their orchards and gardens.
Salamander Resort and Spa
Salamander Resort and Spa is a 340-acre equestrian estate, located in Middleburg – Virginia’s horse country.
The resort has 168 rooms and suites (67 have gas fireplaces), a luxury spa, full-service equestrian center, Virginia Piedmont-inspired dining, a dedicated cooking studio, wine bar, billiards room, and a unique array of conference and banquet facilities.
In addition to gas fireplaces in many of the rooms, you can enjoy two fireplaces in the living room, one in the library, one in the wine bar, and two outdoor fire pits.
So those are our favorite spots to relax in the Valley by a warm fire. Any more you could add to the list?