A Valentine’s Day D.C. Getaway
We are officially less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t started planning, you need to get started because it’s crunch time. For couples who are looking to get away from the D.C. hustle and bustle and enjoy a romantic evening together but cannot fit a long drive into their schedule, there are a plethora of charming bed and breakfasts within the District. You’ll feel far away without the long drive.
A reader’s paradise
Located in Dupont Circle, Akwaaba is a bed and breakfast known for its literary theme. With rooms such as the Toni Morrison and the Langston Hughes rooms, it is a reader’s paradise. The B&B also has a Romance Room with a canopy bed and over-sized shower with two showerheads. A night in the Romance Room will cost you anywhere from $165 to $235. Romance and massage packages are available upon request.
Relax on the Hill
For a less Victorian and more homey vibe, head to Apple Tree Inn in the Capitol Hill area. The Apple Tree Inn has only one guest room, but can accommodate two guests. The B&B offers a nice backyard space for outdoor relaxing and home cooked meals that can be picked from the menu ahead of time. It is also home to a dog and cat, so if you or your partner has animal allergies, you should probably pick another location.
If you are seeking more anonymous accommodations, the Cardozo Guest House in Logan Circle is a great place for you and your significant other to check out. The owners only live there part time so you generally skip the personal greeting and enter the home using a lockbox. This B&B does not serve breakfast so you are on your own for that, which for some people is a blessing. Located near a ton of cafes and restaurants, you can head out for a bite to eat for breakfast without having to worry about making small chitchat with the other guests. Rates range from $65 to $185 a night, but require a minimum two-night stay.
Another Logan Circle location is the Chester A. Arthur House. The home is full of history and decorated in the Romanesque Revival and Eastlake designs. In the traditional B&B style, a hot cooked breakfast is served family style at 8 a.m. You can pick your stay based on three different rooms, all of which can accommodate two people easily. Rates run from $115 to $275 a night.
This is just a sampler of the bed and breakfasts available in D.C. For a full listing, click here. When planning your stay, don’t forget to make reservations at a nearby restaurant before all the good reservations are taken.