Although everyone dreams of an exotic vacation, sometimes it is more relaxing, affordable and manageable to plan a local weekend away. Staying at a bed and breakfast in the area is a great opportunity to get some rest and relaxation. Here is a list of five wonderful bed and breakfasts in the area where you can have a cozy and memorable weekend without wasting too much time in transit or breaking the bank.
The White Pig Bed & Breakfast 
5120 Irish Road
Schuyler, VA 22969
(434)831-1416
www.thewhitepig.com

The White Pig is one of the most charming bed and breakfasts spots in the area. The bed and breakfast supports the animal sanctuary on the grounds, which is home to rescue pigs as well as birds and other wildlife. They also have several dogs and cats and a horse. You could spend all day just visiting the animals! The bed and breakfast offers breakfast, snacks and an optional packed lunch, all vegan of course. The venue is perfect for hiking, bird watching, and relaxing in nature. Wine tasting opportunities are close by, and staff will be happy to give you maps, recommendations and information about where to go.

L’Auberge Provencal Bed & Breakfast 
13630 Lord Fairfax Highway
Boyce, VA 22620
(540) 837-1375
www.laubergeprovencale.com

The dynamic food served in the restaurant at this bed and breakfast is reason enough to book a night at L’Auberge Provencal. The multi-course menu is filled with mouth-watering seasonal dishes, showcasing the best of the area’s bounty. Be sure to sample wine from their fantastic wine list as well. After your dinner, you can enjoy a nightcap in their lounge. In the morning, you will be treated to a scrumptious breakfast.

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Antrim 1844
30 Trevanion Road
Taneytown, MD 21787
(410) 756-6812
www.antrim1844.com

Atrium 1844 is a stunning inn with all kinds of amenities. Enjoy afternoon tea, passed hors d’oeuvres with aperitifs followed by a lengthy dinner in their gorgeous smokehouse restaurant. In the morning, you will receive coffee and muffins delivered to the door of your room, after which you can head downstairs for a full breakfast. The bed and breakfast has plenty of rooms, so this is a great option if you want to make a reservation with another couple, or a group of friends. 

The Gay Street Inn
160 Gay St.
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 316-9220
www.gaystreetinn.com

The Gay Street Inn is comfortable, relaxing place to stay, especially if you want to dine at the Inn at Little Washington. The Inn at Little Washington is world-famous restaurant, and it is the perfect place for a special occasion dinner. By staying at the Gay Street Inn, you can indulge in as much wine as you want during your romantic dinner, and then just walk back to the Inn.

Stone Manor Country Club
5820 Carroll Boyer Road
Middletown, MD 21769
www.springfieldmanor.com

It may be called a country club, but this rustic venue is most certainly a bed and breakfast, and it happens to be one of the most romantic ones in the area. The beautifully decorated rooms are cozy and private, and the bed and breakfast is located in a quiet and rural part of Maryland. Nearby Frederick is great for food, bars and shopping, and on-site you can decompress in the jacuzzi or curl up with a book by the fireplace. Peace and quiet are guaranteed!

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.