Best Cheap, Long Weekend Trips Near Washington, D.C.

August 9, 2014 8:00 AM

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With the summer months winding down, everyone wants to get away for a long weekend to enjoy a peaceful few days. However, not everyone wants to spend an arm and a leg on a weekend trip. This article features five great options for weekend trips that are also economical. Read on to get all of the details.

Stone Manor Country Club
5820 Carroll Boyer Road
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 371-0099

This gorgeous bed and breakfast in Middleburg, Maryland is perfect for an idyllic long weekend. With rooms for just $200, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend your day visiting the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center, the Frederick Wine Trail or Gettysburg. Alternatively, you can relax on the property with a good book. Volt, Top Chef alum Bryan Voltaggio’s famous restaurant, is close by as well for a romantic dinner or casual lunch. Whatever you decide to do, you will leave Stone Manor relaxed and rejuvenated.

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

Visit Washington, Virginia and stay at the Gay Street Inn for a charming weekend away from hectic city life. Rooms are offered for as low as $199, and the cost includes a delicious breakfast. The inn has a sunroom, porch, garden and library for you to enjoy. Nearby activities include wine tasting, hiking in Shenandoah Valley or exploring Luray Caverns. If you do decide to splurge, the famous Inn at Little Washington restaurant is just steps away.

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
30 Trevanion Road
Taneytown, MD 21787
(410) 756-6812

For less than $200 a night, you can reserve a room at Antrim 1844 and have a great romantic weekend. Enjoy complimentary tea in the afternoon, evening appetizers, a breakfast tray with muffins and coffee, and then later on, a full breakfast in the dining room. Plus, there is a restaurant and bar on the premises so you never have to go anywhere. This is the ultimate location for privacy and decompressing.

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Aida’s Victoriana Inn
205 Cherry St.
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-3368

St. Michaels is one of Maryland’s most beautiful locations, largely due to the town’s location on the Eastern Shore. Here, you can enjoy sailing, waterfront dining and shopping. There are also a plethora of free activities such as touring historic rooms, enjoying live music and touring breweries. Aida’s Victoriana Inn has rooms for as low as $169, so you can spend the whole weekend on the shore. Breakfast and a complimentary Friday night reception are included in the price of the room.

Teahorse Hostel
1312 Washington St.
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6848

For a truly inexpensive long weekend, head to Harpers Ferry and stay at the Teahorse Hostel. The rooms are perfect for hikers and bikers on the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal. There are restaurants nearby, as well as complimentary breakfast and an open kitchen for cooking. Harpers Ferry is also nearby. A room with two bunk beds is $132 a night.

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