Some call Valentine’s Day the most romantic day of the year. But just because Valentine’s Day has come and gone does not mean romance has to go back on the shelf! To keep the love between you and your sweetheart burning strong, plan a romantic getaway to Fauquier County, Virginia. Accommodations are sure to please – with the goal of checking out of ordinary life and checking in to a cleared calendar for one-on-one time.
For a boutique lodging experience, Chilton House Suites and Rooms Up There at the Rosemary should be at the top of your list. Chilton House Suites offers a charmingly historic stay in the heart of Old Town Warrenton. Originally a 4-story house built in 1820, staying at Chilton House is secluded and private – just three guest suites comprise the second story. Saunter into town hand-in-hand with your honey for some shopping and a delicious meal at one of the restaurants in Old Town. After a night on the town, make your way back to Chilton House to enjoy a decadent glass of port or sherry as you peruse literary selections in the library, or take a soak in the spa tub on the recently added outdoor patio (complete with twinkle lights!). Just one night at Chilton House will make you see why it was voted Best Hotel/Lodging in Fauquier County in 2020!
While new to the boutique lodging scene as of October 2022, Rooms Up There at the Rosemary in Marshall offers updated amenities with Victorian flair in a building dating back to 1805. Stroll through a lushly green courtyard to access your room via a private staircase, setting the tone for a garden retreat that’s all about the two of you. One of three king guest suites – all with marble bathrooms – await you. Shopping and a multitude of restaurants – from upscale Southern to Mexican and Italian cuisine – are just a few steps away. Plenty of wineries (like Barrel Oak Winery, Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, and Philip Carter Winery, just to name a few) are within a short drive to toast to your love that’s being strengthened with deep conversation over a good glass.
Bed and Breakfasts
For the homiest vibes, The Ashby Inn and Restaurant in Paris is the perfect place to reclaim your love. Rooms include all the essentials for a highly elevated cozy, romantic stay – including spa robes and complimentary in-room port wine. Create fond memories long after the sun goes down with your year-long Valentine by relaxing around the wood-burning fireplace or enjoying fresh air on your patio or balcony. Come morning, enjoy a local country breakfast before setting out for the day. For an adventure all your own (while working up a good sweat!), Sky Meadows State Park is close by and offers over 24 miles of trails across 1,900 acres to explore. Round out the day by visiting nearby wineries like Arterra Wines or Delaplane Cellars to add the next treasured chapter in your story together.
Combine Your Stay with Memorable Excursions
The Inn at Fairfield Farm at Marriot Ranch in Hume boasts over 4,200 acres to give your hearts a place to be refreshed amid country air. Choose from 12 guest rooms split between three buildings (The Manor House, Carriage Rooms, and Farm House) for a stay perfect for facilitating romance, from a complimentary cheese tray at check-in to rustic glowing fireplaces and complimentary access to the Butler’s Pantry. To take the charm to the next level, make a reservation to take a 90-minute trail ride on horseback at a working cattle ranch for an “out-west atmosphere with back-east convenience.”
For a quaint inn with ample allure, check out The Inn at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton. While you will feel like you are in your own corner of the world, you are actually just a short drive to the wineries and breweries of downtown Warrenton (like Mediterranean Cellars and Molon Lave Vineyards and Winery). The 2 suites on the property have jacuzzi tubs – perfect for a pampered weekend away. And speaking of pampering – why not treat yourselves to a decadent couple’s massage at the Poplar Springs Spa to recharge before returning home? On the off-chance that you and your better half are not spa lovers, bocce ball, a miniature putting green, and a sauna are also available.
Plan Your Romantic Getaway to Fauquier County
Love is something to be celebrated every single day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day. Fauquier County has all the components for a weekend full of romantic escape to keep those sparks flying – all that’s missing is a reservation to one of the accommodations above and a flirty text to your significant other telling him or her to pack those bags.