National Park & Skyland Resort The sun had set long before we began our ascent into the Blue Ridge Mountains, winding along twisty blacktop that was sweetly smooth, beckoning the car to speed past the dense forestry in which crouched countless wild animals, ready to pounce streetward – or so we imagined. Who knew what resided in the brush? Hungry black bears? Clusters of spry deer? We edged on into the darkness that was Skyline Drive, inching our way up toward the ridge of the mountainous chain, where Skyland Resort is modestly perched. [Read Review]
the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains lies the
600-acre Keswick Hall at Monticello.
Named among the "Best Small Hotels in the World"
by Condé Nast Traveler magazine in 1998, Keswick
Hall's Italianate architecture, pastoral green setting,
refined ambience and elegant decor are reflective of
19th-century American affluence. Offering a host of
modern conveniences, including exquisite accommodations,
award-winning cuisine, a range of recreational activities
and warm, personal service, 46 rooms, 2 suites, each
individually designed in Laura Ashley fabrics and wallcoverings.
Arnold Palmer signature golf course, indoor/outdoor
pools, tennis courts, sauna and spa services available.
Resort Inn - Relax in the beautifully
landscaped pool courtyard where you can watch and listen
to native songbirds. There also is a rooftop sundeck,
large heated pool, game room, laundry facilities and
private parking. It's just steps away from the beach,
fishing pier, restaurants and more. www.va-beach.com
Ambassador Suites Hotel is
located in the heart of Virginia Beach. It offers an
ideal setting for a great vacation. From your luxurious
private apartment overlooking the sea, you'll view breathtaking
sunrises, colorful pleasure boats, and ships bound for
distant ports. www.vbhotels.com