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Escape the stress of city life and check into one of Virginia's great country inns, enjoying spectacular scenery, friendly service and romantic accommodations.

Shenandoah Valley, just short drive from Washington, D.C. is home to over 200 vineyards and wineries which you can tour year-round. Other attractions include historic Civil War sites, the Shenandoah National Park, museums, caverns and miles of scenic hiking trails.

The Inn at Riverbend

The Inn at Riverbend in Southwest Virginia is a romantic getaway with spectacular views of the New River which flows through the Appalachian Mountains. Ask for a room with a view of the valley to enjoy the best views and listen to the sound of the waterfalls while you sleep.

New River Valley in Pearisburg, Virginia is an outdoor lover's paradise. You will be surrounded by scenic hiking trails, fly fishing and kayaking. The view from the property is so incredible that you may decide to spend your entire weekend relaxing on the outdoor deck. Rooms at the Inn at Riverbend start at $190 per night.

The Stonewall Jackson Inn

The Stonewall Jackson Inn is a historic getaway located in Shenandoah Valley's wine country. Guests are accommodated in romantic rooms with New England cottage-style interiors. The Stonewall Jackson Suite is the most spacious, featuring a large bay window, sitting area and wet bar.

Downtown Harrisonburg offers a choice of cafes, restaurants and shops. Room rates at the Stonewall Jackson Inn in Harrisonburg, Virginia, start at $149 per night.

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn near Middleburg, Virginia, is a historic farm set on 47 scenic acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The getaway offers romantic rooms in the main house as well as a one-bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen.

Guests receive complimentary wireless Internet access, free snacks and plush robes. Several times a year, the property offers cooking classes which teach you how to prepare 5-course gourmet meals paired with local wines.

Nearby activities include horseback riding, tennis, golf, biking and wine tours. Rooms at the Briar Patch Inn start at $95 per night. The cottage starts from $245.

Iris Inn

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Iris Inn enjoys spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley from its mountaintop location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property offers several great accommodation options: luxury rooms in the main building, cabins and romantic cottages.

When you check into one of the cabins, you feel like a bird nesting above the surrounding trees and the valley. Each cabin has a full size kitchen, laundry facilities, heated floors and a two-person shower. There is a hot tub on the terrace overlooking the valley. Cabin rates at the Iris Inn start at $239 per night, rooms from $149.

The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Located in the heart of Virginia's Wine Country, the Goodstone Inn is a luxury getaway set on 265 scenic acres, complete with a spa, an outdoor pool and a gourmet restaurant serving French Country cuisine.

The restaurant utilizes fresh local ingredients from the property's own farm as well as local Virginia farms nearby. For a special celebration, guests can book the Wine Cellar Dining Room which features a selection of over 1,500 fine wines from around the world. Room rates at the Goodstone Inn start at $295 per night.