Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia Wine Country

Updated on May 24, 2023 by Julie McCool

A Leesburg getaway in Northern Virginia wine country offers a wide range of dining and shopping experiences in a walkable downtown surrounded by pastoral scenery and historic sites. Leesburg is also a perfect base for exploring Northern Virginia wine country and Loudoun County's many farms, wineries, and breweries.

The town of Leesburg has a beautifully preserved downtown where you can enjoy local shopping and dining in casual to refined restaurants.

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Where to Stay on a Leesburg Getaway

There are several hotels in and near Leesburg plus an excellent resort and many highly-rated vacation rentals. Here are our suggestions for the best places to stay in Leesburg and nearby.

Lansdowne Resort and Spa

Lansdowne Resort and Spa is an excellent base for a Leesburg getaway. The resort is situated east of the historic downtown, on the banks of the Potomac River.

The roomy and comfortable guest rooms at Lansdowne Resort were renovated in 2016. Request a higher floor for lovely views of the Lansdowne property and surrounding countryside.

Lansdowne Resort Leesburg VA
Lansdowne Resort Leesburg VA

The resort offers several restaurants, a spa, three golf courses, tennis, hiking, and plenty of comfortable spaces to relax between outings. 

Decor nods to the history of the 476-acre property. The location was an annual gathering place for the Algonquian Indians, and later became farmland owned by Lord Fairfax.

Check rates and book your stay at Lansdowne Resort and Spa.

Comfy room Lansdowne Resort Leesburg VA
Comfy room Lansdowne Resort Leesburg VA

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.

The Lansdowne Resort Spa offers a menu of treatments to relax and rejuvenate. Visitors enjoy personal and couples treatment rooms, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, and more.

Lansdowne Resort grounds, Leesburg VA
Lansdowne Resort grounds, Leesburg VA

The Coton & Rye restaurant is named for the ancestral home of Thomas Lee, who managed the land for Lord Fairfax. The town of Leesburg is named after Thomas, not Robert E. or Thomas Lightfoot Lee as many people think.

Chef Marcus Repp partners with area businesses to procure local meats, produce, beer, and wine for the restaurant's menu. We have not dined at the restaurant but look forward to a future visit.

Find more local lodging in our guide to 21 Great Overnight Getaways In and Near Northern Virginia.

Prefer home-style lodging? You'll find top-rated spots for getaways in and near Leesburg in our round-up of 17 Fantastic Northern VA Wine Country Vacation Rentals and Airbnbs. The list includes a cute 2-bedroom cottage right on King Street, in the heart of historic Leesburg.

Or stay in the surrounding countryside at unique vacation rentals for 2 to 16 guests. For example, we loved our stay at the 3-bedroom Windswept Inn cottage in nearby Round Hill.

If you prefer to stay closer to Washington DC, check out 17 Amazing Northern Virginia Airbnb and Vacation Rentals for more great lodging choices.

Things to Do on a Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia

You could spend your whole getaway at the Lansdowne Resort, but if you're ready to head out you'll find lots of great things to do in Leesburg. The walkable historic downtown is a fun place to shop, dine, explore history, and sample local breweries.

Leesburg is surrounded by beautiful countryside dotted with farms, antique shops, wineries, and more Loudoun County breweries. Take a scenic drive to visit more of the quaint small towns in Northern Virginia.

Here are a few of the interesting places to visit in and near Leesburg Virginia. Find more information, photos, and attractions in our big guide to the Best Things to Do in Leesburg VA.

  • Visit historic downtown Leesburg for unique shops, excellent dining, interesting history, and outdoor activities.
  • Walk around downtown to see beautifully-preserved architecture and interesting history. Or book a guided walking tour of historic Leesburg for a deeper dive into local history.
  • Bike or hike the paved Washington and Old Dominion Trail, which passes directly through the downtown.
  • Enjoy great dining from casual coffee shops to elegant restaurants in and near downtown Leesburg. Learn more in our full guide to 10 Tasty Local Leesburg Restaurants.
  • Tour Dodona Manor, the home of George C. Marshall, one of the great leaders of the 20th century.
  • Explore Morven Park‘s 1000 acres of lawns, trails, equestrian and athletic fields; two museums; and a historic manor house. The park also hosts equestrian events and the fantastic Harry Potter Forbidden Forest.
  • Visit the gardens, tour the Mansion, and attend special teas and other events at historic Oatlands.
  • Hike through history at Ball's Bluff Battlefield Park, the site of the first Civil War engagement in Loudoun County. Other trails lead to the Potomac River and a segment of the Potomac Heritage Trail.
  • Enjoy a short hike to a bluff above the Potomac River at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook, a 67-acre park located in eastern Leesburg.
  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside in and around Leesburg to visit beautiful farms, wineries, breweries, and country roads.
  • Visit the nearby quaint towns of Waterford, Purcellville, and Bluemont.
  • Sample craft beer at excellent breweries on the LoCo Ale Trail.
  • Or head to beautiful Northern Virginia wineries for wine with a view.
  • Visit during the holidays when downtown Leesburg becomes a sparkling Christmas town, perfect for gift shopping and festive fun.

A Leesburg getaway in Loudoun County offers history buffs, foodies, craft brew and wine lovers, and outdoor adventure fans plenty to do and many reasons to return. 

Plan a Leesburg getaway for your next weekend escape from DC or a local staycation. Whatever your goal, you'll find plenty of fun places to explore, dine, and drink in Leesburg and Northern Virginia wine country.

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