Best of the Best 2018 - 351
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA
MIDDLEB U R G, VIR GIN IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D The Town of Middleburg
Leave the D.C. horse race behind and escape to Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia's beautiful horse and wine country. Set in 340 rolling acres at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
this 168-room estate features an Equestrian Center and scenic country trails to enjoy on
horseback. Of course, there's more than just horsing around - guests also can experience
hands-on cooking classes, go ziplining, relax at the luxurious spa, indulge in an exquisite locally sourced dinner at Harrimans or visit the more than 50 wineries that lie within an hour's drive.
$100 resort credit per stay.
Human/horse synergy classes improve
connection and communication between
guests and their equines. Two different
programs are available.
Distance from Washington, D.C. Airport (IAD): 23 miles/37 km
Size: 168 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
THE INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON
WA SHIN GTON , VIR GIN IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Village of Little Washington
Copy of Magnificent Obsession, authored by
Chef Patrick O'Connell; and tea towel and jar
of house-made jam.
Aspiring chefs should take part in the
Stagiaire Program - two or three days of
fascinating, hands-on experience working
next to Patrick O'Connell and his talented
Distance from Washington, D.C. Airport (IAD): 60 minutes
Size: 24 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
THE FAIRMONT OLYMPIC HOTEL
SEA TTLE, WA SHIN GTON
N E I G H B O R H O O D Downtown
The recently renovated Fairmont Olympic Hotel has redefined downtown sophistication with
its long-standing reputation as Seattle's finest hideaway, along with being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just steps from Pike Place Market, the waterfront, museums
and world-class shopping, this landmark since 1924 has offered nearly a century of luxury service standards, while melding classic elegance with midcentury modern room décor. Come
and see why the Emerald City's first love has never looked more beautiful.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 food and beverage credit per stay.
Shuckers restaurant serves some of Seattle's
best oysters; try them à la Rockefeller.
Santa Ana, California
Distance from Seattle Airport (SEA): 15 miles/24 km
Size: 450 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
CA NA DA & U NIT ED STAT ES
Small-town Americana meets the international culinary stage at The Inn at Little Washington.
Proprietor Patrick O'Connell abandoned acting for the "living theater" of his renowned farmto-table restaurant, one of the world's first. The Inn's 24 bedrooms and suites, individually
appointed by London set designer Joyce Evans, are equally dramatic; many feature balconies
and serene garden views. Those looking for the ultimate in seclusion and amenities choose
The Claiborne House presidential cottage. Take one of the complimentary bicycles out for a
leisurely ride into the surprisingly sophisticated historic town, founded in 1769.