Looking for a fun fall getaway? We scored you a special offer at The Inn at Willow Grove (one of our newest Southern Living Hotel Collection members) just in time for the Montpelier Hunt Races, November 2.
The Orange, Virginia, hotel is the destination of choice for travelers checking into the prestigious equestrian event, and rooms sell out months in advance. Lucky for us a handful of beds just opened up, and the inn is giving Southern Living readers first dibs (and a special rate!).
Call 540/317-1206 and mention the “Southern Living Hotel Collection Exclusive” when you call to get a rate of $310 per night from November 1-3. Readers also get $95 tickets to the Hunt Races with a trackside tailgate included.
To help make your trip a little more special, we asked the hotel to help create the perfect itinerary for your weekend.
Stay: The Inn at Willow Grove
This 18th century plantation house turned 14-room boutique hotel sits on a private, 40-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Early November is the perfect time to escape and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in Virginia.
Do: Montpelier Hunt Races
Set on the historic grounds of James Madison’s home in central Virginia, the Montpelier Hunt Races (November 2) offer guests an experience like no other—and this special package includes access to a trackside gourmet tailgate and bottomless beverages.
Eat: Vintage Restaurant
Executive chef Jason Daniels puts his stamp on the farm-to-table movement at The Inn at Willow Grove’s restaurant, where you can dine on Southern fare like sweet tea-fried quail and crab caked with creamed corn.
Explore: James Madison’s Montpelier
Calling all history and outdoor fans: Aside from the mansion and landscaped grounds, the property also includes miles of walking trails, a garden, and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.