Lansdowne Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The five-pool aquatic center has something for everyone: a zero-entry pool, an adults-only quiet pool and an outdoor water slide
- Duck flatbread with fig jam and arugula at Piedmont’s Table
- Challenge yourself with 45 holes of golf on three courses designed by Robert Trent Jones II and Greg Norman
- Some of the nation’s first vino was made in the surrounding wine country — more than 400 years ago
What To Know
- Spa-like bathrooms have marble accented floors, fluffy terrycloth robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath products
- The resort’s shuttle from Dulles means you can skip a pricey cab ride
- You’re only 40 minutes from DC proper, making it easy to couple a wine country getaway with some big city culture
- Call at least 48 hours before your stay to have one of several amenity packs placed in your room; choices include a Virginia wines sampler, a spa product pack and a make-your-own-cocktail set — they’re well worth the fee
- A $30 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Couple a wine country getaway with some big city culture at this sprawling Virginia resort just eight miles from Dulles International Airport. The 500-acre retreat has 296 guestrooms, each at least 351 square feet and outfitted with comfy oversize chairs, ottomans, spacious work desks, all in a modern country aesthetic: earth-tone furniture, floral curtains and textured linens. The bathrooms are spa-like, with marble accented floors, fluffy terrycloth robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Need more creature comforts? Call at least 48 hours before your stay to have one of several amenity packs placed in your room; choices include a Virginia wines sampler, a spa product pack and a make-your-own-cocktail set — they’re well worth the fee. Four on-site restaurants mean you could easily spend your whole stay on the property. Start your day with house-made granola and made-to-order eggs at Riverside Hearth’s breakfast buffet; feast on chili-dusted calamari at Pub 46; treat yourself to a duck flatbread with fig jam and arugula at Piedmont’s Table; or flip on the communal Wii and dig into a burger at the more casual Stonewalls Tavern.
In the Area
Leesburg, Virginia, is smack dab in the middle of the state’s wine country — settlers first made American vino here more than 400 years ago. Set out on your own to explore the 40-odd wineries; they’re arranged in six clusters, making it easy to bop from tasting room to tasting room — or book the Saturday bus tour from the hotel. The weekly excursion visits 868 Estate and Doukénie Vineyards, two of Northern Virginia’s most renowned wineries (and someone else gets to do the driving). History buffs should explore Morven Park Mansion, a 1,000-acre estate housing the namesake Greek Revival house, the Museum of Hounds and Hunting, and the Winmill Carriage Museum (which features more than 50 horse-drawn carriages). Or spend a day hiking around Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, the site of an early Civil War battle, the first in Loudon County.
How to Get There
Cotton and Rye - poor meal selection. Sat a party of 4 next to a party of 40. Couldn't even hear the fire alarm going off. Massage in the Spa was terrible. Technician kept sighing. Massage was not complete. Rooms have such thin walls, sleep was interrupted both nights of the stay due to couple in next room. Had difficulty getting price shown on website from reservation desk.
The location and rooms were fabulous. It was offseason, March, so the price was reasonable and it wasn't crowded. I loved the serenity of the location - being right on the Potomac is a huge plus. The dining experiences left something to be desired. Not sure that I'd be back any time soon.
The experience was overall great. Cotton & Rye's food was great, service was a little rough. Spa Minerale was relaxing, receptionists were not pleasant but massage was great. Breakfast at Riverside Hearth was amazing - food is plentiful and delicious.
I would still recommend.
Top-Notch resort. Hidden away, but convenient to everything in the DC area. SUPERB STAFF! We stayed 4 nights and never had anything to complain about. Only regret we had was that we visited in mid-March when the resort was in the process of "waking up" for the spring and summer seasons. Very slight inconveniences were to be expected. Overall: We loved the Lansdowne Resort & Spa.
We had a company leadership Conference at the Lansdowne and it was great. It is usually hard to find a hotel with a good workout room and healthy food options and, of course, the Lansdowne is great in both cases. It is very close to Dulles, otherwise it is a $100 ride by cab to DCA. I hope we stay there again next year!