Winter Romance

Warm evenings and world-class art in Abingdon, VA

Winter in Abingdon is the perfect opportunity for exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences and intimate, romantic evenings. Immerse yourself in the best of Appalachian arts and culture with this bucket-list trip.

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Day One

Arrive in Abingdon and check in to The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, Abingdon’s grand dame of a hotel. Take advantage of off-season rates with a stay at this 4-star historic property. The indoor salt water pool and outdoor hot tubs are even more enjoyable during winter weather. Read more about all of Abingdon's unique lodging options.

Dine next to a roaring fire at The Tavern restaurant and imagine yourself two centuries in the past. The oldest building in Abingdon, The Tavern has been welcoming travelers since 1779.

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The indoor swimming pool at the Martha Washington Inn & Spa in Abingdon, VA
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The Tavern in Abingdon, VA

Day Two

Winter crowds are smaller on the Virginia Creeper Trail, making it a perfect time to enjoy this Hall of Fame recreation trail. Enjoy a peaceful winter walk and birdwatching starting at the Abingdon trailhead, or take a guided history tour. Call to book your tour today!  History Alive Tours

Barter Theatre presents Broadway-quality theater year-round, and January brings a special focus on emerging playwrights telling authentic Appalachian stories. Theater lovers will go wild for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Become a critic for the day as you watch and give feedback on fascinating new scripts. Plus, enjoy face time with Barter’s professional acting company and some of the country’s best new playwrights.

After the show, head to Anthony’s Desserts and split a decadent cheesecake or crème brulee, at this pastry shop with a dessert menu that was named Best in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine.

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Day Three

Indulge in a leisurely brunch at White Birch Food and Juice, a locally sourced, raw juice and smoothie bar offering a variety of healthy alternatives. 

Explore the real Appalachia at William King Museum of Art, marrying traditional crafts with modern sensibilities. The Museum also features artist studios and an outdoor sculpture garden, with free admission seven days a week. After you’ve gotten a taste of the history of craft in the region, visit Holston Mountain Artisans to view the work of contemporary craftspeople carrying on those traditions into the current day.

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Winter is the perfect time for a wine tasting at Abingdon Vineyards. Curl up on the couch by the wood-burning fireplace and try a flight of 5 wines, or buy a bottle and enjoy it with the charcuterie platter. If the weather is warm, take your glass out to the patio for tranquil winter views of the Holston River.

Abingdon is one of the most romantic small towns in Virginia.  Sample all that Abingdon has to offer with a romantic mountain getaway this winter.  

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