5 B&Bs in Driving Distance of Mount Vernon, Virginia
While visiting the Washington, D.C. area, a day trip to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, is a good idea. You may need a hotel, and this list can help you decided which one is best for you.
If you’re going to be in the Washington, DC area, you’ll probably be interested in visiting Mount Vernon, especially if you’re a history buff. Where’s the best place to stay if you want to get the most out of a trip to Mount Vernon? Luckily for you, there are many options.
When you’re deciding where to stay, you should consider these charming B&Bs, each of which will bring a unique flavor to your trip. In this article, we’ve included some of the most affordable B&Bs in this rather expensive area.
1. The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm
Not everyone who visits this area is a history buff, of course—some are looking to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. Virginia is a gorgeous state, and people come from around the world to appreciate its beautiful views. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll want to pay particular attention to our first suggestion—the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm. The location of the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm isn’t ideal if you want to spend a lot of time at Mount Vernon itself, but if you want to appreciate the natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, it couldn’t be better. Situated adjacent to Shenandoah National Park, the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm will quickly win the hearts of nature lovers.
This upscale B&B is a popular destination for weddings and romantic getaways, and there’s a very good reason for that. The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm explicitly caters to the wedding industry; if you want to get married in the Shenandoah Valley, this is where you go. Surrounded by green fields, spectacular views, and a working farm, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic destination. The accommodations are designed to be simultaneously luxurious and traditional. The house was built in 1827 by the ancestors of its current owners; here you’ll be surrounded both by history and by the beauty of nature. All in all, the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm is the ideal choice for a wide variety of travelers - the location may be a bit rural, but it’s worth checking out.
2. Gatsby's House
Gatsby’s House, located in Alexandria, VA, is conveniently situated for those who want to be able to spend a good amount of time in and around the Mount Vernon landmark. If you were looking forward to a trip full of educational value and historical meaning, this is a great option. While not actually in Mount Vernon, it’s nowhere near as far away at the Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, and most of the people who will be staying with you will probably be visiting Mount Vernon, too. Besides that, the surrounding area is beautiful and historical in its own right - when you get back at the end of a long day, there’ll be plenty of ways to relax.
It’s less than twenty minutes from Alexandria to Mount Vernon on the highway, and if you’re unfamiliar with the natural beauty of Virginia, you’ll find the drive beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the rolling hills and beautiful views of Virginia on the way to his or her destination? Furthermore, it’s not a complicated drive at all - more or less a straight shot, even if you’re not familiar with local roads. This makes Gatsby’s House one of the best places to stay for those who aren’t familiar with the area.
As for Gatsby’s House itself, it’s located in a beautiful part of Old Town Alexandria, with plenty to do right around the house. If you like fine dining and shopping, you’ll be particularly pleased by the location. By the standards of B&Bs in this area, it’s also very affordable. You can get a room for $150 to $165 a night - about the same price as a generic chain hotel would be.
3. 216 A City Bed & Breakfast
Also in Alexandria is 216 A City Bed & Breakfast, another great option for the average traveler. 216 caters to businessmen and couples looking to get away for a bit. It prides itself on the privacy it provides (you can reserve the whole house for your stay!) and the gorgeous décor that adorns each and every room. There’s certainly no B&B in the area that does a better job of making its guests feel welcome. From the moment you first see the golden yellow exterior of the house, you’ll feel right at home.
The risk of staying here is that you’ll enjoy your accommodations so much that you won’t want to leave, which would be a shame given all that the area has to offer. While some B&Bs surround you with luxury to the point where it’s a relief to get out the door in the morning, 216 is a perfect balance of beauty and comfort. If you’re traveling in a group, you’ll enjoy hanging out in the dining room, but if you’re alone, you’ll still find it a great place to catch up on emails or unwind with a book. Pretty much everyone who’s stayed there agrees that you can’t go wrong with 216. Do keep in mind, though, that the privacy comes at a price - the rates of this B&B are higher than Gatsby’s House.
4. Pure NuPhoria
Pure NuPhoria is located in Maryland, but it’s still a very reasonable drive to Mount Vernon. We’ve already covered how pleasant driving in Virginia can be, and the trip from Pure NuPhoria to Mount Vernon is no exception.
If you have a weakness for luxurious accommodations, Pure NuPhoria’s décor is on point, and the food is so delicious as to be entirely unforgettable, even if you’re a frequent traveler. This is the place to go if you want to be pampered; expect amazing service and the most attentive hosts you’ve ever encountered.
Furthermore, these people are experts at running a B&B, so you couldn’t ask for a better experience than the one you’ll get at Pure NuPhoria. Every room is unique and luxuriously appointed - you may find yourself wanting to come back here again and again. Be sure to check out their website for pictures of the rooms; you’ll want to put some thought into which exquisite color scheme is your favorite. Prefer traditional décor? You can get that here. On the other hand, if modern furniture is more your thing, you’ll find that, too.
Whichever room you pick, you’ll be surrounded by beauty in the house of people who are always happy to help you plan your trip. Best of all, they offer discount packages for large groups.
5. Mt. Vernon Square Bed & Breakfast
If you’re looking for a trip that combines fascinating history and beautiful scenery with big-city life, you may want to consider staying in Washington, D.C. itself. There are many advantages to staying in the D.C. - there are many museums and historical monuments to visit, and Mount Vernon is only a half-hour’s drive away. There's always something to see or do, so why not try the aptly named Mt. Vernon Square Bed & Breakfast?
This beautiful, centrally located building is perfect for just about any traveler. It does an excellent job of combining the comfort of a traditional B&B with the convenience of a larger hotel. The B&B’s architecture is striking and historical, and the accommodations inside are just as delightful. If you like traditional woodwork, marble floors, high ceilings, and stained glass, you’ll be in heaven.
A word to the wise: parking can be challenging at this B&B, so you’ll want to reserve a space in advance - and be sure to arrive on time. Call ahead if you’re running late, or they may need to give your spot to another guest.
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