Are you planning your wedding and wanting to get away but don’t have the time to do a full-blown honeymoon right away? I’d highly recommend considering a minimoon! Minimoons are the perfect way to immediately get some one-on-one time as newlyweds and are logistically less stressful.
Minimoons are typically nearby, and not as long, but still a getaway for you to celebrate being married and escape your day-to-day! And believe me, they are by no means second place to a honeymoon! They can be just as romantic and luxurious as a honeymoon. Don’t get me wrong, honeymoons are remarkable, but for couples that can’t get away for a long period of time immediately following the wedding, a minimoon could be the move!
There is truly nothing like getting away as a newly married couple and soaking up the joy surrounding this new chapter.
We’ve compiled a list of nearby minimoon destinations for our Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland couples!
Salamander Resort & Spa – Middleburg, VA
Salamander Resort & Spa is a timeless destination, located in historic Middleburg, Virginia. The charismatic Forbes Five-Star resort features guestrooms and suites all with scenic views of the countryside. The culinary program also does not disappoint with the rustic Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill and the resort features the Salamander Spa. The spa offers a unique health and wellness journey tailored to your specific well-being needs.
Keswick Hall – Keswick, VA
Keswick Hall has been an icon of the Virginia countryside for over one hundred years. Set amid a backdrop of Virginia’s natural splendor, the newly reimagined resort invites guests to discover a sense of discrete luxury where you can retreat from the everyday into the calm comforts of a space all your own. The resort features a spa that offers a selection of holistic spa experiences thoughtfully curated, three on-site restaurants, along with a heated pool!
Inn at Perry Cabin – St. Michaels, MD
The resort offers casual luxury along the serene Miles River in the historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland. The Inn at Perry Cabin encompasses genuine hospitality with a strong sense of nautical heritage allowing for a unique and authentic Chesapeake Bay experience. The resort features Spa at Perry Cabin, a therapeutic oasis, fine dining, a zero-edge swimming pool, impeccably manicured gardens, and complimentary bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards to explore the historic town of St. Michaels via land or by water.
InterContinental – The Wharf – Washington, D.C.
InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf is the newest addition to the reimagined Wharf neighborhood. Perfectly placed on the beautiful Potomac River, InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf enjoys the most incredible waterfront views of D.C. The hotel embraces guests with an exquisitely curated resort destination that reignites the river’s edge.
Massanutten Resort – Massanutten, VA
A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast.
The Clifton – Charlottesville, VA
The Clifton is a boutique hotel set on 100 acres of Virginia countryside located only minutes from downtown Charlottesville and the surrounding historic sites and award-winning wineries. Each guestroom is unique and showcases repurposed vintage and original furniture. The hotel also features The 1799 Restaurant which offers savory seasonal dishes and local wine.
Does the idea of taking a minimoon interest you? Let us know in the comments what your ideal minimoon location would be!