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Staycation At The Lansdowne Resort & Spa

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What a summer this has been! Honestly, it flew by and I like everyone else cannot believe that it will be autumn in a week's time. One of the life lessons I re-learnt this summer was that I need to slow down and live in the moment and learn new things.

Hence, I am so excited to share about one my most favorite weekends spent at the Lansdowne Resort & Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. I was a guest of the hotel and had been invited to enjoy the property and everything it had to offer. It was an hour drive but I felt I was far away from the hustle of daily life and had whisked away to countryside. You can either read about my experience below, or view it by clicking here. Of course, I would rather that you do both!

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a view to die for
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beautiful location 

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Hotel Overview

Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is a gem hidden between Northern Virginia Wine Country and the scenic Potomac river. It is easily accessible from Maryland & D.C. both. I could not believe that I had not known about it for all of the three plus years I have lived in this area. I got a chance to learn about the property and the stories around it's legacy while I was there and you know I am a big history buff! ' ... Dating back to 600 A.D., Algonquin Indians inhabited the current place along the banks of the Potomac River. Few hundred years later the land was owned by the influential Thomas Lee who once owned thousands of acres in Virginia, including the 300 acres that Lansdowne Resort sprawls. When he de dies, the land went to his widow Fanny. Established in 1758, the Assembly of Virginia selected Leesburg for the location of Loudoun County's courthouse. The town was named in honor of the Thomas Lee.'
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The comfy bed
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Spacious Room 
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... to work 
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or to relax and read! 
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Spacious washroom too 
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with great amenities
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view from the room
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Must check out their Happy Hour
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breakfast - my favorite meal

Accommodation & Restaurants

The resort is newly renovated and that reflects in the accommodations. Our check-in was smooth and swift. We were in a Deluxe King Guestroom, on the fifth floor, which was spacious, over looking the golf course with modern decor and had amenities like bar carts employed as mini bars, wine cask nightstands, and coffee/tea maker.

For the two days that we were there we had the opportunity to dine at three restaurants there. First was the Riverside Hearth where we devoured the hearty breakfast buffet both mornings. While the restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, we will have to come back to enjoy those. 

Coton and Rye was our favorite, especially for it's rustic vibe. It is their new tavern and restaurant which has a happy hour everyday from 5 to 7pm and weekend live entertainment from 8pm onwards.

Last but not the least, we had our final meal at Pub 46, which serves a country club–style cuisine and has the most stunning views of the golf courses and the Potomac River Valley.

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One of the best spa experiences I have had


Truth be told, I was most excited about visiting the spa, over this weekend! 

It had been almost a year since my last spa visit and I was in much need for some relaxation. I am happy to inform that Spa MinĂ©rale did not disappoint. It was by far one of the best spa experiences, I have had, in the DMV area. 

My husband and I chose couples' massage. We were ushered to the men's and women's lockers respectively, upon arrival. After we changed into the robes, we relaxed in a common lounge area. Since we had intentionally planned to arrive 30 minutes early, I carried a book to read while my husband enjoyed a glass of wine and some shut eye! We were then escorted to the massage room which was ambient with soft light and aroma. We enjoyed one of the most relaxing 90 minutes massage. If you live in the DMV area (or are the guest of the hotel) you MUST checkout their spa. We sure cannot wait to go back already. 

Something unique at Spa Minérale is that they incorporate local Virginia wines into their signature facial, massage and nail treatment. While I didn't get a chance to experience that I am definitely intrigued enough to come back soon.

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Herb Gardening
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Activities and more

The most fun part of our staycation were the activities offered at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa. If you haven't checked out the Travel Vlog, then you must do it now to see exactly what I mean. 

The resort offers various activities for all ages and interests. In addition to their marvelous spa (mentioned above), there is also a beautiful championship golf course and a well equipped fitness center.

Saturday morning I did Yoga & Meditation, which was exactly what the doctor prescribed. There is absolutely no better way to start a day other than finding your 'center' in midst lush green views and clear air. Next morning I took a TRX class, which I had under estimated. I was not expecting the trainer to make us workout that hard on a Sunday morning. But I am so glad he did! It made me feel a lot less guilty about all the indulgences over the weekend.

The resort is also in close proximity to various breweries, wineries and an outlet mall, which makes it quite an ideal location no matter what the purpose of your travel.

Last but not the least, I have to mention the new hobby I picked up that weekend - Ping Pong! I had never played it before and when my husband asked me to give it a shot, to his surprise I said yes! And then we spent good three hours on Friday, two hours on Saturday and then a good 40 minutes (after the killer TRX class) on Sunday, playing Ping Pong. Now I am on a look out for a table that I can fit into my garage and continue my obsession passion!

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Parting thoughts ...

This particular weekend, restored my trust in a quality staycation. Excellent location, gracious service, attentive staff with numerous activities and events makes Lansdowne Resort & Spa a must-visit destination.


I was invited by the hotel for the purpose of this review. All opinions mentioned are mine. 


  1. It looks like a great place to vacation. I love the outdoors, you just have such a nice view.

    Kimberly Love
    You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine

  2. I think staycations are some of the best trips! This looks gorgeous and so relaxing!

  3. This place looks amazing!! I love staying a resorts where you don't have to leave the grounds if you do not want to.

  4. Staycation are so underrated,I'm happy to see someone shining the light on them as they can be some of the most relaxing and most enjoyable types of vacations.

  5. A staycation is the perfect thing to do! I really should try this myself. Also I saw that photo of you with your laptop ... I hope you weren't doing too much blogging or work while there!

  6. Those views are absolutely beautiful! This looks like an amazing getaway!

  7. One hour drive is so close. I loved the atmosphere seems very relaxing,

  8. This looks like such a wonderful vacation - and you took away all the stress of packing/traveling when you're only an hour away. You've inspired me, maybe my husband and I can do something similar one of these weekends:)

  9. This looks like such a wonderful vacation and I love the rooms look s comfy

  10. You made 2 days sound like a week! I'm retraced reading about Lansdowne. You captured the essence of this resort. I love the pictures but your description has me captivated. I have to add this to my list.

  11. Wow, that definitely looks like a great place to unwind and relax. The view is amazing!

  12. This looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL and definitely sparks up the wanderluster in me!

  13. This looks like such a lovely place to stay! Sometimes just staying in the city you love is the best because you get to explore new areas you might never have before.

  14. When time and conflicts prevent us from being able to travel farther, we love doing mini staycations as well. Recently, we just did one about an hour away, and it was super fun staying at a hotel and eating at restaurants we don't usually go to, while exploring places we haven't been. Great ideas for staycations! :)

  15. This resort looks absolutely amazing! xo

  16. Looks really nice and relaxing...totally jealous but loved seeing all the great pics!

  17. I love the idea of a staycation, sometimes travelling far takes away from the relaxation! This looks like such a beautiful place, I need to find something like this near me!

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  19. Looks like a really nice hotel. It has a really pretty view.


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