Category: Virginia

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

You won’t believe the amazing options offered at the most unique resorts in the US. When it comes to priceless luxury travel, it doesn’t get better than fresh local-grown cuisine, your own private island, or better yet, the sight of the Aurora Borealis! There are many luxurious resorts throughout America, but there are only a [...]

3 award-winning, historic, romantic places to stay in breathtaking Virginia

3 award-winning, historic, romantic places to stay in breathtaking Virginia

Some say that if you visit Virginia, you may never want to leave! It has some of the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery in America, historical sites, quaint shops, colonial style architecture, wonderful outdoor activities and is the perfect destination for romance. Here are 3 award-winning places to stay in Virginia, where luxury, romance and history [...]

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Should serendipity bless you with a visit to Charlottesville, Virginia, during the outrageously colorful Autumn season, consider attending a Virginia Cavaliers‘ home football game from the comfort of one of 56 luxury boxes in Scott Stadium. Availability is limited due to long-term leases held on the majority of the suites by diehard orange-clad University of [...]

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa [...]

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

Clifton and Simon N Cellars welcome you to a unique wine dinner on 23rd October 2008, featuring the classic wines of Burgundy, with offerings from prestigious Domaine Chevrot.   These wines will be paired with an hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course menu, featuring the Clifton culinary team’s twist on classic French dishes.     [...]

Thank God it’s Friday!

Thank God it’s Friday!

It’s Friday and there’s lots of reasons to celebrate Fridays!   One is The Jefferson‘s Friday Night Out Package – the perfect way to start your weekend, and great value too. Start your evening with cocktails in TJ’s Lounge followed by a three-course dinner in TJ’s Restaurant. Retire to one of their deluxe guestrooms and [...]

Fall for Clifton…

The leaves are slowly turning to gold, the air is fresh and crisp.   This is the perfect time to rediscover the Charlottesville area, and stay at Clifton, a prestigious Relais and Chateaux property located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains.     Introducing their exciting, revamped INDULGE package, which offers the best [...]

Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Adam Healey  is CEO at VibeAgent, a site which combines user reviews, meta-search, and social networking to help you find the perfect hotel at the best available rate.   He   co-founded VibeAgent with Charles Seilheimer in 2006 on the back of over ten years of international experience in entrepreneurship, software development, management consulting and [...]

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Savings of up to 33% can be enjoyed at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge for stays between now and 26th June 2008,  if avoiding  Fridays and Saturdays and 23rd-25th May 2008. Their Early Bird Spring Weekday promotion starts at just $99 a night for a double, with breakfast included.   This offers an ideal [...]

32nd Virginia Wine Festival

The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg on 15th and 16th September 2007. The event is widely  considered to be one of the main wine festivals on the East Coast. This year it will  feature a grand tasting of the Commonwealth’s award-winning artisan wines, gourmet pairing [...]

Summer offer at The Jefferson Hotel

Summer offer at The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson is currently making a summer two for one offer – either two nights for the price of one, or two rooms for the price of one. It’s $299 for a superior room or $339 for a deluxe room. You can also customise the offer (at an additional  cost, of course)  to include dinner [...]

Great Summer Vacation Packages at KSL Resorts

Make this summer one for the memory books with great summer vacation packages at KSL Resorts: Hotel del Coronado – Coronado, California Relax and renew at San Diego’s hottest new spa, just steps from the “best family beach in America” (Travel Channel). Click here for offers La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California Legendary [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Gourmet romance at Furore Inn Resort, Italy Try houseboat vacations with Forever Houseboats Fine  Southern living at The Goodstone Inn, VA Choose from  travel-sized goodies from Sephora

Easter at The Jefferson

Easter at The Jefferson

The first signs of Spring have arrived in Richmond!   The daffodils are starting to bloom, the trees are budding and the temperatures are warming. So why not create a new Easter tradition this year and treat the whole family to a getaway at The Jefferson? The hotel’s Easter Package includes overnight accommodation in two [...]

The Freddies 2007 – cast your vote!

The Freddies 2007 – cast your vote!

The Freddies are the Oscars equivalent of frequent flier programmes, named after Sir Freddie Laker. You can recognise your favourite airline, hotel and credit card company by casting your vote… but you’ll have to be quick: voting ends on the 28th February 2007. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Crystal [...]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels [...]

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