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
It was a nice setting, but the staff seemed disorganized at times. The rooms probably need to be updated. Other hotels have nicer bathrooms and more up-to-date facilities. Food was good, but expensive. The restaurant staff got completely confused when we tried to divide up the bill for a party that we were attending.
It just seemed like a hotel from two decades ago.
I’ve stayed here once before and remember it being a nice stay. This time I noticed mold on my ceiling above the bed, hair in the bathroom, room service food was overcooked and re heated, shower water was cold/cool while showering and I was provided a room with 2 full size beds opposed to one king size. For what it costs to stay here, it wasn’t as good as a stay as I had hoped for but also wouldn’t say it was horrible by any means. Hopefully they can work on few kinks to make it better.
Overall it is a very nice property; however, the rooms could stand to be updated and they need more staff based on need. I stood in the check-in line for quite a while because only one person was manning the front desk on Saturday evening. Also the cleaning staff started banging on the doors early Sunday morning which was totally ridiculous. I had the do not disturb sign on my door but they were so loud with their knocking on the other doors that it woke me up!