Winchester, Virginia

Being from Virginia, I almost take for granted how many charming towns there are strewn about the state. When I was younger, we went to Winchester a few times, but our trips were not that memorable. In the past few years, the only stops I made in Winchester were pit stops on our many travels. I am so glad to say that I now know that Winchester is a lovely weekend destination!

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!


  1. Yard sale crawl... how cute is that?! Love!
    That pool... AMAZING!

  2. This is so crazy!! I grew up in Winchester!! Moved from Southern CA to Winchester in the 4th grade. Got married there too! Memories! I worked at the Cork Street Tavern for many Summers (not sure if it's still there). Thanks for highlighting a charming town.

  3. That pool looks amazing. One of these days we will have to meet there and do a girls weekend!!

  4. Such a pretty town!! Loving that pool.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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