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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This was a good place for friends and family and not to far to travel. Chicken and shrimp is always a good option, but I would have also liked to have had fried fish and fries as well. I think if I had more time there I could have gotten the most of what Lansdowne Resort & Spa offered.
Overall, the resort was very nice. It was conveniently located within an hour of the DC metropolitan area making the trip there simple and short. The resort offered good amenities and good recreation and food options. The staff was attentive, professional and courteous. I would visit again.
We stayed at Lansdowne two years ago and thought it would be fun to go back to celebrate the end of the school year. Check-in was very easy and the champagne welcome was a nice touch. Our room was just fine - bright, clean and big enough for our party of four. The pool was absolutely PACKED and we had a hard time finding chairs. There were quite a few rowdy, unsupervised children in the pool. The lifeguards didn't put a stop to their splashing, high pitched screaming or butting in line for the slide. There was a LOT of trash on the pool deck and in the nearby shrubs. The hotel observes quite hours from 9pm-7am; however, the guests on our floor (5th floor) didn't pay attention to signage. We were woken up at numerous points throughout the evening by obviously drunk guests wandering back to their rooms. I recommend bringing a white noise machine with you to block out all of the hallway noises. The breakfast buffet was mediocre. I did a walk through and was not 'wowed' by anything (and pretty much turned off by the number of kids I saw hacking all over the buffet items.... ew). Husband ate and was ill immediately thereafter. Overall, our stay at Lansdowne two years ago was much nicer than this one. Not sure if we would venture there again based on this last trip.
Outdated corporate Resort. Good for weddings.
Beautiful golf fields and delicious Piedmont restaurant.
Spa and hotel are overrated and overpriced.,but ground is nice. Resort is ok for families with small children.,as it has water park. Do not know,if I come back.
It was noisy and we could not sleep,because of children running and
This was an experience that will stay with me and my family for quite some time. My son and daughter-in-law had their wedding reception at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Lansdowne Resort and Spa far exceeded my expectations. The entire staff was very professional and friendly. We had such a great time at this wonderful place.