Right now is the perfect time to plan a Delaware getaway – the weather is lovely, the summer crowds are reduced, and fall lodging prices in many of the quaint Delaware towns are already down to their fall and winter rates. If you’re looking for a great place to crash for a getaway weekend, look no further than the following hotels, campgrounds and glampgrounds that are affordable enough for a last-minute weekend getaway.
1. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is a luxury hotel right on, you guessed it, the Boardwalk in RB. The hotel is comfy and clean, and is home to one of my favorite restaurants in Rehoboth Beach - Victoria's. Enjoy stunning waterfront views as you chow down on one of their delicious lunch or dinner entrees, featuring fresh seafood and seasonal vegetable selections. If you stick around for Sunday Brunch, the $3 mimosas and $5 menu, including oysters on the half will leave you full and happy.
2 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
2. The Belllmoor Inn & Spa, Rehoboth Beach
The Bellmoor is another luxury Rehoboth Beach resort hotel - this is absolutely one where you need to take advantage of off-season rates. Just steps away from the downtown shopping district of Rehoboth Beach, you'll have access to the best restaurants and shops, even if the weather turns against you.
6 Christian St
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
3. The Cottages at Indian River Marina
These year-round cottages are the perfect place to hole up away from the world for a few days or a weekend. Curl up with a book and some hot cocoa and enjoy the serenity of Delaware Seashore State Park in the fall, when all is quiet and the air is crisp. You can't beat their off-season, price, too. With a gas fireplace, satellite TV, and a fully equipped kitchen, you could stay here for as long as you wanted.
Inlet 838, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Phone, for Reservations and Information: (302) 227-3071
4. The Inn at Montchanin Village
The Inn at Montchanin is the perfect isolated Delaware getaway in New Castle County. Escape to Chateau Country and enjoy the rolling, scenic vistas. You can step away from the Inn to explore local sites, such as the gardens at Mt. Cuba, or you can stay holed up in your cosy room. Either way, you really should have dinner at Krazy Kats, the Inn's signature French restaurant.
528 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Reservations: (800) (269-2473)
5. The Brick Hotel on the Circle
Georgetown is beautiful in the Fall, and the Brick Hotel is an affordable place to spend a night while you explore the historic town.
18 The Cir,
6. The Terry House
The Terry House in historic New Castle is a quaint Bed & Breakfast right in the heart of the city. If you're a history buff, you'll love that you're steps away from all of the main attractions in New Castle. Staying here feels like a step back in time - with all of the comforts of modern living!
130 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware. Reservations: 302-690-2275
7. Killens Pond State Park
Is your ideal getaway one where you can wake up to this beautiful view? Then pack up the car and head to Killens Pond, where campsites are open year-round. And - talk about affordable - you won't spend more than $30 on your site. Cabins are available, too, if you'd rather skip the tent-pitching.
3015 Paradise Alley Road
8. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
At first, Dover Downs seems like more of a splurge than an affordable place to stay, but with the specials they run year-round, and the fact that it really is one of the best places to stay and play in Delaware, I thought it deserved a mention. Weeknight rates are low right now, so use up a few vacation days and have a little fun in Dover.
1131 N DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware.
Ahhh… now I’m ready for a weekend away! While you’re thinking about getting away for a few days, you might want to check out the
best hiking trails in Delaware – if you really want to feel at peace, there’s no better way than a walk through nature.