Virginia January 17, 2017
6 Unbelievable Vacations To Take In Virginia Without Breaking The Bank
Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s all too common to be looking ahead to warmer months and a solid day off or two from the normal routine. Fortunately, living in Virginia means that vacations are not only possible, but they’re a lot closer and
way more affordable than you might have imagined. Many people forget to take advantage of off-season resorts and winter-wonderful trips. So here are 6 such places you can enjoy in Virginia that definitely won’t break the bank. Happy vacationing!
1. A Mid-Week Winter Getaway (Luray)
Who says you need to wait to the weekend to enjoy a little vacation? Whether you can sneak in a few vacation days or happen to be obligation-free mid week, you'll score some incredible deals at Shadow Mountain Escape in Luray. The timberframe cabins make for a cozy and picturesque place to settle into for as long as you'd like. Just a few miles from Shenandoah National Park, this site offers plenty of recreational opportunities as well. To learn more about this special deal,
2. A Historic Williamsburg Getaway
There’s something special about the restorative qualities of Colonial Williamsburg. A trip to this part of the state will be rich in learning and exploring. Your accommodations, beautifully situated among nearly 300 acres of wooded hills, will not disappoint. The Historic Powhatan Resort was originally a manor that dates back to 1735. The charming and historic decor of the rooms perfectly match the mood of Williamsburg. And the best part? You won’t have to pay a standard resort fee to enjoy this place. To learn more about pricing,
3. A Blue Ridge Mountain Haven
Tucked away in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find Skyland Resort. As part of Shenandoah National Park, this site offers views so exquisite that you’ll begin to relax as soon as your car makes it to the mountains. Guests can enjoy the nearby walking trails or, if the weather is too chilly, cozy up in the no-frills lodging. If you’ve dreamed of awaking to breathtaking mountain views, this is the spot for you. For more information on booking and pricing,
4. A Day Trip To Hot Springs
Hot Springs may be a small town in rural Virginia, but you’d be mistaken to think there isn’t plenty to enjoy around here. It’s the location of the esteemed Homestead Resort, and while this hotel and spa is rather pricey, there are plenty of things to enjoy in the area that don’t cost nearly as much. You might consider starting with a rejuvenating soak at Jefferson Pools. Owned by the resort, this spa treatment costs about $17 per hour per person. But be warned; if you venture during the winter time, the provided changing rooms in this 200-year old facility are not heated! Afterwards you might explore the nearby Douthat State Park for gorgeous winter trails and a restaurant with unbeatable views.
5. A Weekend By The Lake
There’s something so utterly peaceful about a lake. Especially in the case of Smith Mountain Lake, one of the largest and most beautiful in Virginia. Visitors to the area will have their selection of charming accommodations, among which is the ever-popular Halesford Harbour Inn. As you can tell by the above photograph, accommodations are modest but provide just about everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy a morning walk around the Lake, then come home to your beautiful cabin where you can sip coffee and do absolutely nothing. For more information on this spot,
6. Take A Boat To Tangier
Who needs a cruise when you can take an amazing boat trip to the remote island of Tangier? Boats leave frequently from Onancock and can take you to this beautiful small town that doesn’t even have cars. That’s right — you can spend an entire weekend without any traffic at all. The best way to get around the island is by golf cart, bike, or foot, so the visit might be more enjoyable during warmer months. Even so, there is plenty to do on the island that will offer you an insight into this unique fishing town’s history. For information about boat transportation,
Of course, these are just a handful of ideas and there are certainly other vacation possibilities out there. Do you have a favorite affordable trip to enjoy in Virginia? Be sure to share your thoughts with us!