10 Great Virginia Resorts and Vacation Spots

Kingsmill Resort terrace view
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Kingsmill Resort

Virginia resorts offer ​wonderful accommodations and activities for all four seasons. From luxury mountain lodges in a secluded setting to premier hotels and conference centers convenient to the region's most popular attractions, these Virginia resorts are great places to plan a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation.

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    The Homestead Resort in Virginia
    ••• The Homestead

    This luxury resort is located in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains and is ranked among the world's finest golf and spa resorts. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, zip-lining, skiing, snowboarding, paint-balling, ice skating, and more. 

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    Salamander Resort and Spa
    ••• Salamander Resort & Spa

    Salamander Resort & Spa is situated in the center of Northern Virginia’s horse and wine country and features a variety of recreational activities, including the arrangement of private tours to wineries and horse-related programming. The 168-room resort is located just an hour drive from Washington DC and offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

     

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    The inn is nestled on its own peninsula overlooking Carters Creek with a breathtaking view of the Chesapeake Bay. Recreational activities include golf, tennis, croquet, a full-service spa and boat cruises aboard the historic yacht, Miss Ann. Visitors can learn to sail at the on-site sailing school or explore the waterways on their own by kayak or canoe.

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    Kingsmill Resort terrace view
    ••• Kingsmill Resort

    The luxury resort is set along the James River and offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Kingsmill Resort includes five on-site restaurants, three 18-hole championship golf courses, a fitness center and spa, indoor/outdoor pools, 15 tennis courts, a full-service marina, and a 16,000 square foot conference center. Located in the heart of Virginia's Historic Triangle, Kingsmill Resort is conveniently located minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg, adjacent to Busch Gardens, with easy access to Water Country USA, Jamestown, and Yorktown.

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    Lansdowne Resort
    ••• Lansdowne Resort

    Located just 40 minutes from Washington, DC in the Virginia Wine Country, Lansdowne Resort is near more than 30 wineries in Loudoun County and offers a championship golf course and a world-class spa and a health club. Recognized as one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier resorts and conference centers, the full-service resort offers an ideal destination for a weekend getaway, family gathering or business meeting.

     

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    Located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, this resort offers vacation rentals in spacious, one, two and three bedroom condominiums and three and four bedroom homes. Amenities include three pools, private beach, tennis courts, children's playground, on-site dining, spa and golf course.

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    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the premier 70-acre waterfront resort overlooks Smith Mountain Lake. The property offers luxury accommodations, meeting space, an Olympic size swimming pool, fitness center, private beach, tennis courts, boating, golfing, fishing and horseback riding. The award-winning Landing Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine in a beautiful setting.

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    The 2,600 acre Virginia mountaintop resort was featured in the classic movie, "Dirty Dancing" starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. A wide range of activities is available including hiking, mountain biking, swimming, horseshoes, croquet, badminton, volleyball, tetherball, lawn chess & checkers, ping pong, tennis, billiards, putting green, disc golf, archery, and more. Accommodations range from single-bedded hotel rooms to four bedroom cottages.

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    This 20-acre resort offers elegant accommodations, outstanding restaurants, golf and leisure activities within a short distance of downtown Richmond. The setting and accommodations are ideal for a weekend getaway or a business gathering. The property is convenient to many historic sites, renowned museums, and the Thomas Jefferson-designed state capitol building.

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    Great Wolf Lodge
    ••• Great Wolf Lodge

    The resort offers year-round family fun with its indoor water park. With its location in the Historic Triangle, families enjoy a variety of attractions including Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, and Yorktown. Great Wolf Lodge is an especially popular vacation spot for groups and birthday parties.