Each year, my parents give us the most wonderful gift. They watch Jack and Ollie while Travis and I go out of town for a weekend to ourselves. It’s pretty awesome and I look forward to it all year long. In the past, we have stayed at B&B’s in Baltimore, but this time we decided to mix it up and take a little trip to Northern Virginia.
You may wonder why we chose Northern Virginia. Basically there are a bazillion wineries to try out and it’s only about an hour and a half from our house. We stayed at the Airwell Bed & Breakfast in Purcellville, VA and we absolutely loved it. The Ashby Suite in the main house was basically like my dream retreat. It was so inviting and comfortable that I totally want to recreate the exact room and bathroom in our house.
On Saturday, we drove to Virginia, checked into the Airwell B&B and then took a 20 minute drive to a local cidery called Mt. Defiance. Yeah, that’s right… a CIDERY! I love hard cider, so when I found out that cidery’s were a thing I totally added them to our list o’ fun.
Unfortunately, we were not a fan of Mt. Defiance at all, so after we tried their offerings (and discretely escaped to the bathroom to pour a couple out), we decided to check out the local Alamo Drafthouse movie theater. OH MY GOSH, all movie theaters should be like this one! You get an actual menu so that you can order food before or during the movie. I got warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk, because I COULD and it was awesome. We saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and absolutely loved it.
On Sunday, we enjoyed breakfast in our room at the B&B (SO GOOD) and packed our stuff back into our backpacks. Lisa and Todd, the Innkeepers, were so sweet to let us check out of the room late so that we could wait until another local cidery opened for the day.
We stopped by Wild Hare Cider’s taproom not long after they opened at noon and tasted all the ciders they had to offer. Unlike the other cidery, we really liked most of them! Travis chose his favorite and we bought a half-dozen bottles for Christmas gifts.
We didn’t really have anything else on the agenda and had such a great time at the movies, that we decided to grab lunch at Matchbox and then see another movie at the Alamo before we drove back home. This time, we saw Dr. Strange… which we also really enjoyed.
All in all, it was a super relaxing B&B weekend. Jack had a great time too with his Mimi and Dippy and already asked when we can leave again…