Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Virginia getaway

We just got back from a trip to Falls Church for a family affair, followed by two days at a spectacular retreat in the northern countryside of Virginia. The place was the Goodstone Inn & Estate, located just outside the charming town of Middleburg VA, which is about an hour and a half west of Washington DC. Their website has lots of nice pictures, but I think these that I took are quite nice as well. The cottage in the second photo is the one we stayed in. It's set up for two couples, but we had the whole place to ourselves. Everything about Goodstone was absolutely top-notch, with exquisite attention to detail, superb service, and a delightfully peaceful setting. For $200/night we got the cottage (full kitchen, living room and bedroom) plus a made-to-order breakfast by a professional chef which was as good as any I have ever had. The eggs were impossibly orange (from their own chickens), and the homemade blueberry preserves were to die for. Afternoon tea with fresh-baked cookies, brownies and cheese was also included. In addition, they serve what is probably the best dinner in the entire region 5 nights a week.


W.E. Heasley said...

Mr. Grannis:

Familiar with the area you visited. Next time in the area, take a trip over to West Virginia and check out Cacapon State Park:

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