For my mom's birthday, she wanted to participate in the "43 mile yard sale crawl" I kind of inwardly cringed when I learned about this, but what a fun time we had and so many bargains were to be found. And yes, believe me it was driving at a crawl speed!
We decided to stay in Winchester at the George Washington Hotel and resort and was surprised to find such a fabulous hotel at such a reasonable rate. The hotel was ideally situated a stones throw away from the historic downtown area and therefore we were able to walk every where we wanted to!
The downtown area has a plethora of cafes, bars and shops to suit your fancy. I was just really excited to discover that our hotel itself had an amazing bar/restaurant with fabulous food and even better happy hour specials. This is one of the bummers about living in North Carolina: No happy hour! My cranberry margarita was really tasty but really, the pretzels people. Oh my goodness. I only wish I hadn't delved right in and taken a picture!
The roman style pool was also really cool and they had a full spa that I was able to take advantage of after my mom had headed back up to her room.
The lobby is very bright with a few stores and they have the sweetest wedding chapel I have ever laid eyes on! I was just really bummed that after I checked in and went to our room and came back downstairs, it was closed and I was unable to capture how adorable it really was.
This whole area is so historic and I could go on and on for days but George Washington had a office right down the street from the hotel and it is now a museum and in basically the same state it was over 200 hundred years ago. I just love history!
Right outside of the downtown area is a gorgeous countryside and one of the many things that make Virginia great. I loved all the barns. If you are in the Virginia, Maryland, DC or West Virginia area, I can not implore you enough to check out this town and hotel for an exemplary weekend away!