One of the amazing things I have found about the Northern Blue Ridge Shenandoah Valley is the choice one has in accommodations –Let me talk about three contrasting properties which offer any couple a romantic interlude to their work week.
Wild and Wonderful West Virginia – Picture a European style country house hotel cascading down a limestone ridge on eight levels, with 2000 panes of glass flooding the interior with light. Imagine the rich patina of old wood, the gleam of polished brass, the deep jewel tones of oriental carpets. Imagine, too, Flemish oils, African masks, dramatic contemporary sculpture, and a library lined with books. Add the flicker of candles and the warmth of a fire. A love seat. An intimate table for two. A quiet place to be alone together. Elegant and eclectic! – you have Hillbrook Inn in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Hunt Country – Plantations connecting next to each other is the setting for fox hunting country. Nestled in Clark County next to Loudoun and Jefferson counties, Rosemont Manor is a fine old Virginia mansion set on a knoll facing east over the Shenandoah Valley to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Originally the 5,000-acre property was built as a wedding gift for the bride of George Horton Norris. It was constructed in the Georgian style of architecture popular at that time. Rosemont Manor was a haven for politicians and the grounds were a landing pad for presidential helicopters. Just imagine sitting in the same room as President Kennedy enjoying a glass of wine in front of a blazing fire.
The Valley – in total contrast The Aloft located in Winchester, Virginia is all about the twenty first century contemporary lifestyle . Having just opened in 2010, the A Loft environment is modern and fresh with our loft-inspired design and free-flowing energy, you can celebrate your style in the unique openness of a no-walls, no-limits space. Have a martini in the XYZ Bar and enjoy shooting billards on a frosty evening. Discover a whole new travel experience in travel.