Google+
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Travel Nav

Re-enact pivotal points in this nation's history — sans blue-and-gray uniform and bayonet — and get into character for this week's escape to Historic Rosemont Manor with a two-night stay for two in a standard guest room ($298), deluxe guest room ($339) or luxury suite ($369).

You and a fellow history buff can retrace the steps of former Virginia Governor and US Senator Harry Byrd, Sr, the estate's previous owner. Stride with the confidence of former guest John Wayne into the 200-year-old manor, which has 12 unique guest rooms with magnificent views and private baths.

A wine, cheese and fruit reception will help set the scene, and while the modern amenities like wi-fi access, climate control and iPod docks in the suites may not be historically accurate, they'll ensure your every need is met.

After a hearty hot breakfast, recreate history by exploring the property that presidents Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower and Roosevelt once visited. A stroll through the lush lawns, majestic grand portico and rustic carriage house will have you feeling like a true statesman. Enjoy an included picnic lunch basket for two before hiking to nearby Snickers Gap for a breathtaking view of the Shenandoah Valley.

Next, hit the town and take advantage of $50 in gift certificates to local merchants. If your appetite for history is matched only by your appetite for good food and drink, make time for meals at The Berryville Grille (try Heidi's meatloaf and other classic comfort foods) or the Battletown Inn, which offers a Southern fine-dining experience featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Both will pair well with included wine tastings at up to three local wineries.

You don't have to be as smart as Albert Einstein or as daring as Charles Lindbergh (yep, they were both former guests of the manor, too) to appreciate this escape, but you will need to act now before it's lost to the annals of history for good.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a standard guest room ($298), deluxe guest room ($339) or luxury suite ($369)
  • Daily hot breakfast for two
  • Wine, cheese, and fruit reception
  • Picnic lunch basket for two with wine or sparkling cider
  • Wine tasting for two at up to three local vineyards
  • $50 in gift certificates to local merchants

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

Follow us on

Best of Travel

Copyright © 2014 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.