Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hillbrook Inn in Charles Town, West Virginia

Charles Town, West Virginia is a historic city located in the Shenandoah Valley, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Visitors can stroll through the historic streets of Charles Town, visit local antique shops, take in local theater, or dine at numerous restaurants. With the back drop setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is a wonderful tonic for city pressures. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a number of activities including fishing, grand-prix style racing, golf, hiking, history, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, rafting, shopping, slots, swimming, thoroughbred racing, and tubing.

Hillbrook Inn is a graceful English Tudor inn meanders down the hillside overlooking a pond framed by daffodils and 18 acres of estate grounds that include streams, gardens and wooded walks. The land once belonged to George Washington, and although most of the current structure was built in 1920, construction began in the 1700s. Decorated in a European country house style, the inn is replete with rich dark woods and interesting pieces that demand a lengthy stay to fully enjoy.

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