21 Great Overnight Getaways In and Near Northern Virginia

These 21 great overnight getaways in and near Northern Virginia offer romance, luxury, family fun, and more in unique lodging at scenic destinations near DC.  Our updated and expanded list is full of terrific lodging options in Virginia and surrounding areas.

Escape cabin fever in the winter. Entertain the kids over the long summer break. Soak in fall foliage and spring blooms. Explore quaint towns and American history. Whatever your mood, we have overnight getaway ideas for you.

This list started as a round-up of 8 great overnight getaways in and near Northern Virginia. Happily, we keep finding new places to stay so our list is growing and now includes 21 fantastic places to stay. We have personally stayed in every property on our list except Salamander.

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Plan Your Escape: 21 Great Overnight Getaways

Our choices for great overnight getaways in the Washington DC region offer a change of pace and plenty of fun things to do. And we’ve included links to getaway planners so you can find places to eat and activities near your lodging. We include driving distances from Fairfax for each destination. Use the map below to adjust for your starting point. Of course, travel times will vary widely if you head out during rush hour (don’t).

1. Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm, Crozet VA

Inn at Sugar Hollow
Inn at Sugar Hollow

Cozy bed and breakfast in the countryside
Distance + Time: 110 miles, 2.5 hours

Comfy and cozy rooms await your overnight at the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm in Crozet. Hidden at the end of a quiet country road, the Inn offers several rooms in the main house and the nearby farmhouse. We chose the Wildflower Room, which features a four-poster bed, window seat with mountain views, double whirlpool tub, and wood-burning fireplace.

Check rates and book your stay at the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm.

Inn at Sugar Hollow Wildflower Room
Inn at Sugar Hollow Wildflower Room

Fill your day with winery visits or focus on history at one of three presidential homes in Charlottesville. Enjoy dinner in Crozet or at one of the many downtown Charlottesville restaurants. Then head back to your room for star-gazing on the deck and a fire in the fireplace.

Discover more fun things to do and places to eat on a Charlottesville getaway.

2. The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Palm Courty of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond Virginia
Palm Court of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond Virginia

Classic elegance in a hip capital city. 
Distance + Time: 100 miles, 2 hours

Named a 2014 top destination by Frommer’s, Virginia’s capital city is hip, historic, and it makes a great overnight getaway from Northern VA. For pampering and a dose of history, stay at the The Jefferson Hotel on West Franklin Street.

Read our full review of The Jefferson Hotel now.

Check rates and book your stay at The Jefferson Hotel.

The Jefferson hotel bedroom Richmond VA
The Jefferson hotel bedroom Richmond VA

Originally opened in 1895, the hotel’s fortunes swung from famous to destitute. Happily, a major restoration in 1992 returned the hotel to it’s former grandeur. Enjoy the opulent polished marble staircase, the stained glass dome, and the life-size marble statue of Jefferson gracing the Palm Court. You’ll feel just like the rich and famous—including 13 presidents—who stayed before you.

Plan a day trip or weekend getaway with our complete guide to Richmond Virginia.

3. The Tides Inn, Irvington VA

The Tides from the marina on Carter's Creek in Irvington VA
The Tides from the marina on Carter’s Creek in Irvington VA

Waterfront resort on Virginia’s  Northern Neck. 
Distance + Time: 135 miles, 3 hours

Relax with a view, sample delicious local seafood, and enjoy relaxed waterfront luxury at The Tides Inn on Virginia’s Northern Neck. Book a Chesapeake Bay Vista Suite and you’ll have spectacular views of the water and lots of room to spread out. Enjoy fresh seafood-inspired dishes on site at the Chesapeake Restaurant, or stroll into quaint downtown Irvington for drinks and dinner. Local oysters are a favorite.

Read our full review of the Tides Inn now.

Check rates and book your stay at The Tides Inn.

View from the Tides Inn on Carters Creek Irvington VA
View from the Tides Inn on Carters Creek Irvington VA

The Tides Inn is about a 3-hour drive from Washington DC, but the route is scenic once you get away from the city. George Washington was born on the Northern Neck, and you can tour his birthplace on your way south to the inn. The slow pace and small towns of the Neck are perfect for romantic getaways.

Plan a day trip or weekend getaway with our guide: 5 Fun Things to Do on Virginia’s Northern Neck.

4. The George Washington, Winchester VA

Stay at the George Washington Hotel on an overnight getaway to Winchester Virginia
Stay at the George Washington Hotel on a Winchester Virginia getaway

Upscale hotel by the pedestrian mall in walkable Winchester. 
Distance + Time: 65 miles, 1.5 hours

Winchester Virginia offers an ideal combination of fun-filled, walkable downtown and beautiful countryside. The George Washington is perfectly located for exploring the museums, shops, and restaurants in the downtown pedestrian mall. It’s also an easy drive to farms, orchards, and hikes in the surrounding countryside. The George Washington is upscale but not too fancy for families, and kids will love the indoor pool. This Wyndam Grand Hotel property occupies an historic building with an attractive bar and restaurant.

Check rates and book your stay at The George Washington.

Discover more fun things to do and places to eat on a Winchester overnight getaway.

5. Kimpton Boutique Hotels, Washington DC

Room at Kimpton George Hotel Washington DC
Kimpton George Hotel in Washington DC

Pet-friendly boutique hotels near major Washington DC attractions. 
Distance + Time: 22 miles, 45 minutes

We are devotees of the Kimpton brand, and the boutique lodging chain offers eight fun Kimpton properties perfect for an overnight stay in DC. The Kimpton George Hotel has an excellent location within walking distance of the Capitol Building, Newseum, and other fantastic DC destinations.

The Kimpton Topaz Hotel, in Dupont Circle, is another good option for a downtown stay. The Topaz is located on a quiet street close to a Metro station, and it’s a great base for exploring the city. We chose the Topaz for a family staycation when our twins were young and they loved it. Either hotel is close to the action so you can enjoy an afternoon break in your room, then head out for the evening.

Check rates and book your stay at Kimpton Hotel George or Kimpton Topaz Hotel.

All Kimpton properties are kid friendly and many offer perks like hula hoops, bunk beds, and other fun surprises. Kimpton is also pet friendly, so they’re a good option if you don’t want to spring for a dog sitter during your overnight getaway.

National Botanic Garden DC holiday fun
National Botanic Garden DC offers free holiday fun

Visit Washington DC during the holidays and you’ll find a wealth of fun and free ways to celebrate the season at the U.S. Botanic Garden and other downtown destinations.

Discover more fun things to do in the US Capitol area of Washington DC.

6. AC Hotel National Harbor, MD

AC Hotel room with a view at Maryland's National Harbor
AC Hotel room with a view at Maryland’s National Harbor

Potomac River views and a spin on the Capitol Wheel.
Distance + Time: 20 miles, 45 minutes

Spend a relaxing, food and fun-filled weekend at National Harbor, on the Potomac River just south of Washington DC. The European-style AC Hotel by Marriott is sleek, comfortable, and centrally located. Even if your plan is a romantic getaway, you can feel like a kid again when you ride the Capital Wheel. Book the VIP Gondola, with leather seats and glass floor, to increase the wow factor.

Check rates and book your stay at AC Hotel National Harbor

Plan your visit with our guide: National Harbor Getaway By the Potomac River in Maryland.

If you visit National Harbor in December, make time to enjoy the spectacular Christmas tree light show, and walk-through ICE! exhibit at the nearby Gaylord National Resort. In summer, hop on a water taxi for a visit to the Washington DC monuments or the historic Alexandria waterfront.

Christmas tree and Capital Wheel Gaylord NH
Christmas tree and Capital Wheel, Gaylord Resort, National Harbor

7. Hotel Annapolis, Annapolis MD

Loews Annapolis Hotel room
Comfy room at Loews Annapolis Hotel

Excellent location in Maryland’s waterfront capitol.
Distance + Time: 55 miles, 2 hours

We love making day trips to Annapolis, especially when there is an opportunity to get out on the water. For an Annapolis overnight getaway, we recommend the Hotel Annapolis for it’s great location and comfortable rooms. There are also some wonderful B&Bs to choose from in town. Annapolis is a fun year-round destination, and you’ll find plenty to do in the city even on a chilly winter day.

The Maryland State House, which briefly served as the nation’s capital, is definitely worth a visit. The Old Senate Chamber, where George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army, reopened after a two-year renovation, with excellent, interesting displays. Across the street, you can visit historic St. Anne’s Church and admire the two Tiffany stained glass windows.

Maryland State House in Annapolis Maryland
Maryland State House in Annapolis Maryland

Explore the old streets of downtown, then head to the waterfront and the U.S. Naval Academy The USNA Visitors Center offers a rousing short film about the education and training of Naval officers.

Check rates and book your stay at Hotel Annapolis

Plan your visit with our guide: Annapolis Maryland Day Trip or Weekend Getaway by the Bay.

8. Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, Tysons VA

Tysons Corner Center Plaza is perfect for a staycation overnight getaway in Northern Virginia
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center Virginia

Comfy rooms and easy access to Tysons Corner and DC
Distance + Time: 10 miles, 20 minutes

Staycation fun is steps from your door at the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner. The Tysons Hyatt is located right on the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center, an outdoor space perfect for relaxing adults and playful kids. The location is ideal for exploring too. Catch the Silver Line metro to Washington DC, take a drive to local Northern Virginia hidden gems, or enjoy dinner and a movie at the mall.

The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner vibe is upscale but relaxed, so a weekend visit is appropriate for a romantic escape or a casual family getaway. Rooms are spacious, and there is an indoor pool plus free wifi and parking. Be sure to enjoy a meal and a drink at Barrel and Bushel, the Hyatt’s restaurant on the plaza.

Check rates and book your stay at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner

Read our full review of the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner.

Tysons Corner Center Plaza at night
Tysons Corner Center Plaza at night

9. Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg VA

Comfy room at Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg VA
Comfy room at Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg VA

Spa treatments, golf, and outdoor fun in historic Leesburg
Distance + Time: 20 miles, 30 minutes

Another good choice for a Northern Virginia staycation, Lansdowne Resort makes an excellent base for an overnight getaway. The resort offers recently renovated rooms, dining, a spa, three golf courses, tennis, hiking, and plenty of comfortable spaces to relax between outings. The resort’s decor nods to the history of the 476 acre property. Lansdowne was once an annual gathering place for the Algonquian Indians, and later, farmland owned by Lord Fairfax.

Lansdowne Resort and Spa grounds, Leesburg VA
Lansdowne Resort and Spa grounds, Leesburg VA

Rooms at Lansdowne Resort are spacious and comfortable. Request a higher floor for lovely views of the Lansdowne property and surrounding countryside. Golf lovers can play 45 holes on three different courses. Street and mountain bikes are available for exploring the roads and a segment of the Potomac Heritage Trail which crosses the property. Spa lovers can choose treatments that feature leaves and wine from local Stone Tower Winery.

Check rates and book your stay at Lansdowne Resort and Spa

Plan your visit with our guide: Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia Wine Country.

10. Inn at Vaucluse Spring, Winchester VA

Mill House Inn at Vaucluse Spring Winchester VA
Mill House Inn at Vaucluse Spring, Winchester VA

Romance and quiet luxury near Winchester VA
Distance + Time: 70 miles, 1 hour

Possibly the most romantic place we have stayed in the United States, The Inn at Vaucluse Spring is an easy overnight getaway near Northern Virginia that feels much more remote. It’s located in the quaint town of Stephen’s City, just south of Winchester, Virginia. There are six different guest houses to choose from, but we highly recommend the historic Mill House.

The two-story Mill House includes a lovely fireplace, small kitchen, bedroom with expansive windows, and jacuzzi tub. Best of all is a private patio overlooking the small pond fed by Vaucluse Spring. Sit in the Adirondack chairs and watch the reflections in the pond. Sleep to the sounds of the small waterfall next to “your” mill. Take a quiet walk through the cow pasture and enjoy the view from the hill.

Check rates and book your stay at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring.

Downstairs fireplace Inn at Vaucluse Spring Winchester VA
Downstairs fireplace Inn at Vaucluse Spring, Winchester VA

Breakfast in the manor house is three courses of farm-to-table deliciousness. We were not able to enjoy dinner at the inn, but other guests raved about the meal prepared by Chef Allan (4 or 5-course prix fixe; reserve 72 hours in advance).

Find fun things to do nearby in Winchester Virginia.

11. Inn at Narrow Passage, Edinburg VA

Inn at Narrow Passage lawn, Edinburg VA
Inn at Narrow Passage lawn, Edinburg VA

Peace and nature in a historic property.
Distance + Time: 80 miles, 1.5 hours

An historic building with lovely grounds and nearby small-town fun, the Inn at Narrow Passage is nestled by the river in the small town of Edinburg, Virginia. Innkeepers Ed and Ellen Markel have been welcoming guests for over 30 years to 12 rooms, many with fireplaces and canopy beds. Larger bedrooms with 2 queens are great for families, and their is plenty of room to play on the lawn.

The breakfast room and check-in area are located in rooms built in the 1740s. The inn was a stop on the great wagon road through the Shenandoah Valley that is now Route 11, and the “narrow passage” was a popular spot for Indian attacks.

Inn at Narrow Passage was once a tavern in Edinburg VA
Inn at Narrow Passage was once a tavern in Edinburg VA

Take a short walk down the hill and across the river to try the suspension bridge, used by locals when the low road over the river is flooded. The bridge is a little shaky, but fun to cross, especially if you have bigger kids along. Tell them to imagine using this bridge to reach the school bus when the road is flooded.

Plan your visit with our guide: 10 Fun Things to Do in Shenandoah County Virginia.

12. Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg PA

Gettysburg Hotel decorated for the Christmas season.
Gettysburg Hotel decorated for the Christmas season

Civil War history and downtown convenience in historic Gettysburg
Distance + Time: 90 miles, 1.5 hours

Historic Gettysburg Pennsylvania is a fascinating getaway destination year-round, and Gettysburg Hotel commands a perfect location for exploring the area. The hotel is right on Union Square in the center of the historic downtown. The walkable downtown is full of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and historic sites that are steps from your room. Civil War sites, including Gettysburg National Military Park, are close by and easy to reach.

The Gettysburg Hotel began as a tavern in 1797 and today offers 119 comfortable rooms and suites. There is a friendly bar and an on-site restaurant downstairs, and many other dining options in town. Visit in the fall to enjoy apple-picking, cider and wines, and foodie finds. Or plan a special Gettysburg Christmas season getaway to enjoy beautiful seasonal displays and fun events like the Tuba Carol Fest, held right on the hotel’s porch.

Check rates and book your stay at the Gettysburg Hotel.

Plan your visit with our guide: A Gettysburg Getaway Immersed in Civil War History

13. Tidewater Inn, Easton MD

Tidewater Inn bedroom Easton MD
Tidewater Inn bedroom Easton MD

Chesapeake beauty in a sophisticated small town
Distance + Time: 95 miles, 1.5-2 hours

Every list of Virginia getaways should include a trip to the Chesapeake Bay. We love the sophisticated rooms and central location of the Tidewater Inn, in the beautiful town of Easton, Maryland. The Tidewater opened in 1954, and has hosted celebrities like Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Elizabeth Taylor. We enjoyed a beautiful and spacious two-room suite, and there are several other room configurations available.

The Tidewater Inn’s central location make it easy to wander the streets of downtown Easton, visiting local shops along the way. Art lovers will enjoy the collection at the Academy Art Museum. Foodies will find a wonderful selection of top quality restaurants to choose from. We loved the fresh, farm-to-table menu at Out of the Fire, and the excellent steaks at Pascal’s Chophouse.

Check rates and book your stay at the Tidewater Inn.

14. Oakhurst Inn, Charlottesville VA

Oakhurst Inn in Charlottesville Virginia
Oakhurst Inn Charlottesville Virginia

Peaceful stay near the University of Virginia
Distance + Time: 100 miles, 2 hours

If you’ve ever visited the University of Virginia, you likely passed near the Oakhurst Inn. Tucked away on a quiet residential street, but only steps from the UVA Lawn and the Academical Village, Oakhurst offers 27 comfy rooms perfect for an overnight getaway to Charlottesville.

While it’s not a B&B, Oakhurst has it’s own gourmet cafe offering delicious breakfasts and lunch, with indoor and patio seating. The downtown pedestrian mall is a fun destination for shopping and dining nearby. Hop on the complimentary trolley if you don’t want to drive. Beer lovers should check out Draft Taproom, with 60 pour-your-own taps featuring local and imported craft brews and delicious burgers. Citizen Burger Bar is another of our favorite stops on the mall.

Check rates and book your stay at the Oakhurst Inn.

Plan your visit with our complete guide: Charlottesville Getaway to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Home.

15. The Draftsman, Charlottesville VA

The Draftsman Hotel in Charlottesville VA
The Draftsman Hotel in Charlottesville VA

Boutique elegance in a convenient Charlottesville location
Distance + Time: 100 miles, 2 hours

Our latest find in Charlottesville, The Draftsman, is a boutique beauty ideally situated between UVA and the downtown pedestrian mall. The vibe at this Marriott Autograph Collection property is hip and friendly, with design references to Thomas Jefferson and Cville’s history. Relax and dine at Renewal, the excellent restaurant and bar downstairs. We celebrated our daughter’s UVA graduation here.

The free trolley to downtown stops right in front of the hotel, or you can enjoy the easy half-mile walk to the pedestrian mall. In the other direction, visit the historic rotunda, and take a leisurely stroll through the academical grounds of the University of Virginia. UVA and nearby Monticello make up the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Virginia.

Check rates and book your stat at The Draftsman in Charlottesville.

Renewal offers indoor and patio dining in Charlottesville VA
Renewal offers indoor and patio dining in Charlottesville VA

16. Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg VA

Hotel Madison is a comfortable base for exploring Harrisonburg VA and Rockingham County
Hotel Madison is a comfortable base for exploring Harrisonburg VA and Rockingham County

Sleek  rooms near James Madison University in quaint Harrisonburg
Distance + Time: 115 miles, 2 hours

Harrisonburg is another wonderful Virginia college town, and Hotel Madison is an ideal base for exploring the area. The hotel serves as the official conference center for James Madison University, and it is right at the edge of the JMU campus. Rooms are comfortable, bright, and spacious, many with mountain and downtown views. Check out this short video of our room at Hotel Madison for a close look.

Award-winning downtown Harrisonburg is an Arts & Cultural Center and home to excellent food and drink. We love the pizza at Bella Luna and the fried oysters at Rocktown Kitchen. Craft beer lovers can sample four breweries in downtown Harrisonburg. The area is a favorite for mountain biking and hiking in the mountains and forests nearby.

Check rates and book your stay at the Oakhurst Inn.

Plan your visit: Favorite Things to Do in Harrisonburg Virginia and Rockingham County.

Downtown Harrisonburg VA is a Great American Main Street Award winner.
Downtown Harrisonburg VA is a Great American Main Street Award winner.

17. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Boardwalk Plaza Hotel Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Beach and boardwalk fun on the Delaware shore.
Distance + Time: 145 miles, 3 hours

We have to include a beach destination in our overnight getaways from Northern Virginia, and it’s easy to enjoy the Delaware shore from the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. This Victorian, oceanfront hotel offers 84 home-like rooms and suites, many with sitting areas, balconies, and ocean views. Stroll the boardwalk, relax in the sand, or head into town for a break from the sun.

Rehoboth Beach Delaware is one of our picks for overnight getaways near Northern Virginia
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Rehoboth Beach is a busy town with loads of shops, restaurants, and activities clustered along the mile-long classic boardwalk. A few blocks away, Chesapeake and Maine offers delicious fresh local and New England seafood and a full line-up from local Dogfish Head Brewery (who share the same owner). Back on Route 1, Jimmy’s Grille is an excellent stop for yummy breakfasts, fried chicken, and tasty pies.

Plan your visit: A Delaware Getaway to Discover the First State.

18. Hampton Inn Historic District, Lexington, Virginia

Hampton Inn Historic Lexington Virginia
Hampton Inn Historic Downtown Lexington, Virginia

History and small town beauty in Shenandoah Valley
Distance + Time: 175 miles, 3 hours

The Hampton Inn Lexington Historic District is not your typical chain hotel property. Housed in a manor house known as the Col Alto Mansion, you’ll find historic touches, comfortable rooms, and a convenient location on the 7-acre property. Most rooms have a contemporary design, but there are 10 restored manor rooms available, some with period decor.

Check rates and book your stay at Hampton Inn Lexington Historic District.

Visit Lexington on a Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia Road Trip from Staunton to Lexington.

Hampton Inn Lexington Virginia is full of period details
Hampton Inn Historic Lexington, Virginia

A short walk away, the Stonewall Jackson House, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lee Chapel and Museum, and the historic downtown offer interesting history in beautifully preserved spaces. The Southern Inn is one of several excellent dining options—try their delicious fried chicken. Nearby Blue Lab Brewing is a fun stop on Trivia Nights, and ice cream lovers will adore the rich, homemade flavors at Sweet Things.

19. Hyatt Regency Reston Town Center, Reston VA

LOVE at Reston Town Center Virginia
Traveling LOVE sign at Reston Town Center Virginia

Staycation fun in Reston Town Center.
Distance + Time: 10 miles, 20 minutes

Sometimes you need a change of pace but you’d rather skip the drive. The Hyatt Regency at Reston Town Center is a nice option for a family staycation in Northern VA. We took our kids for an overnight at the Hyatt even though we live in Reston. We all had a great time pretending to be out-of-towners for a night.

In winter, kids will love taking a dip in the Hyatt’s indoor heated pool before heading out for dinner and evening ice skating in the pavilion. In the morning, relax in your room and indulge in room service, or head to one of the many restaurants and a matinee at the movies.

Check rates and book your stay at the Hyatt Regency Reston

20. Salamander Resort and Spa, Middleburg VA

Salamander lobby
Salamander Resort

Elegance and luxury in Virginia horse country.
Distance + Time: 26 miles, 45 minutes

The opulent Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg has been appearing on “best of” lists since opening. We have not stayed at Salamander, but we stopped by on a trip through Middleburg. The lobby, library and bar area offer some beautiful spots to relax, and the barn looks lovely in the snow. Friends who have stayed at Salamander recommend it for a luxury country stay.

You’ll find lots of shops, restaurants, and bars to explore in the picturesque town of Middleburg. Explore the surrounding countryside on a scenic drive on the historic Snickersville Turnpike.

Check rates and book your stay at Salamander Resort and Spa

21. Keswick Hall, Keswick VA

Note: Keswick Hall is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2020.

Keswick Hall is another beautiful home base for exploring Charlottesville. The property takes pampering,  luxury, and cost up a few notches. Built as a private residence in 1912, the estate became the Keswick Country Club in 1948, with the mansion as it’s clubhouse. Keswick Hall boasts 48 sumptuous rooms, a full spa, award-winning restaurant, golf course, and infinity pool.

Keswick Hall near Charlottesville Virginia makes a nice overnight getaway from Northern Virginia
Keswick Hall bedroom.

Combine your Keswick stay with a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Tour the house and grounds, learn about Jefferson’s interesting inventions and habits, and visit the large gift shop. Or stay on the property and take a walk around the Keswick grounds. The impressive Fossett’s Restaurant offers a romantic dining experience.

If a romantic couples getaway in the Washington DC area is your goal, read:

15 Fabulous Romantic Getaways from Washington DC


Overnight Getaways in Northern Virginia Trip Tips

These overnight getaways are generally easy to reach by highway, but we suggest a slower route if time allows. Depending on your destination, you may be able to include Skyline Drive, historic Route 11, and other scenic roads in your journey.

Traffic is a factor anytime you travel in the Washington DC region. Plan to make your journey before or after rush hour. Use this custom map to find overnight getaways to fit your needs.

Many of the properties on our list are less busy on weekdays, but a few host business events so prices drop on weekends. If your timing is flexible, check a few dates to find the best rates.

Whether your goal is romance, family fun, a friends escape, or just some solo time, overnight getaways deliver a nice break from the routine. Better yet, extend your stay all weekend long.

Have you stayed at any of these great overnight getaways in the Northern Virginia area? Please share your feedback and tips in the comments below. Follow Fun in Fairfax VA on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram for more great places to visit and things to do in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic.

Plan your escape with our updated guide to 21 great overnight getaways near Washington DC and Northern Virginia.


This article was published in 2015, and updated and expanded in 2019.

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11 thoughts on “21 Great Overnight Getaways In and Near Northern Virginia”

  1. These are great recommendations! The Homestead is another landmark worth staying at. I have my eyes on the Greenbreir now, it has heavy history like the Homestead so I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for these suggestions and have a great weekend -Iva

  2. Northern Virginia has a lot of great overnight getaways, and the eight listed here are the best of them. If you want to know about some cheaper alternatives, then I’ll help you with that. Just message me in private chat.

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