Keswick Hall at Monticello: This oasis is home to breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and one of the world’s most distinguished landmarks: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Swim in the celebrated horizon pool, drive to a nearby winery, or schedule a hot air balloon ride with resort partner Bonaire Charters. 701 Club Dr., Keswick, VA, 434-979-3440

Kingsmill Resort: Play a round of 18 holes on one of three championship golf courses, dock your boat in the resort’s onsite marina, or tube along the lazy river while watching the sunset fall over the historic James River. 1010 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, VA, 757-253-1703

The Inn at Montchanin Village: Wind down in these 19th-century houses tucked in the Brandywine Valley. Settle into one of 28 rooms and suites—no two are alike—or visit the nearby Winterthur museum (showcasing American decorative arts) and its 60-acre garden. 528 Montchanin Rd., Wilmington, DE, 302-888-2133

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa: This location offers art, adventure, and relaxation. Resort-goers can enjoy the luxurious Woodlands Spa, a one-of-a-kind Adventure Center, and exclusive works at the Hardy Family Art Collection. Guest rooms, suites, townhouses, or private homes are available to reserve. 1001 Lafayette Dr., Farmington, PA, 724-329-8555.

Perry Cabin: Known for its manicured gardens that supply chefs with greens (and shade guests with privacy), this nautical getaway is on Maryland’s peaceful Eastern Shore. Soothe yourself with a treatment at the Linden Spa, borrow a bike for a leisurely spin, or get cozy in a pet-friendly room in the grand colonial mansion. 308 Watkins Ln., St. Michaels, MD, 410-745-2200

5 Nearby Weekend Getaways

By Amanda Ziadeh (with additional reporting by Spencer Smith)
Photography courtesy of Kingsmill Resort; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa; The Inn at Montchanin Village; Keswick Hall at Monticello. Photography by Joe Vaughn (Perry Cabin)
June 27, 2013 | Homepage Latest The Latest

The Fourth of July will be here soon, so consider adding a quick trip to your calendar. These five spots are only a few hours outside DC; just call ahead to check space and availability.

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