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Cure cabin fever with these getaways

Willow Valley Resort, Lancaster, Pa.
Willow Valley Resort, Lancaster, Pa.
Photo courtesy of Willow Valley Resort

Looking for a new place to go this year? How about planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few suggestions that are sure to cure cabin fever!

Mimslyn Inn
Luray, Va.

If you’re looking for the charm of a vintage Southern inn without traveling down the coast into the heart of Dixie, you don’t have to venture any farther than the Shenandoah Valley’s Luray, Va. There you will find the Mimslyn Inn, standing atop a high knoll in Luray, beckoning urban visitors to check your stress at the door and taking you away in luxury and charm.

The Mimslyn Inn’s historic setting features expansive lawns peppered with gardens, oversized patios, landscaped terraces and tasteful stonework. It is within walking distance of historic downtown Luray and sandwiched between the famous Luray Caverns and scenic Shenandoah National Park. The inn features spa services and offers wedding packages.

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Willow Valley Resort
Lancaster, Pa.

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Willow Valley Resort offers the perfect dose of excitement and relaxation for the entire family or couples looking to escape. The resort partners with many area attractions for special pricing and offers a spectacular Sunday brunch.

Families will love the kid-friendly indoor water park, which features slides, palm trees, a giant frog and water sprayers. Adults can make a splash in one of two indoor pools and whirlpools. If you need to keep up with your workout, or simply unwind, the fitness center features free weights, universal equipment, treadmills, stair climbers, an elliptical machine and stationary bikes.

Willow Valley Resort offers special packages, including Kids Stay & Eat Free packages. For information, visit

Campbell House B&B
Ligonier, Pa.

For visitors who want to experience old-fashioned charm with today’s comfort, the Campbell House Bed & Breakfast offers charming accommodations with a Victorian flavor. Its uniquely decorated rooms, all with private baths, offer an eclectic collection of Campbell’s memorabilia. We guarantee you will see something in its décor that you will remember from your childhood.

The Campbell House, an adult-only getaway, is a smoke-free bed and breakfast. Campbell House is a popular wedding and elopement destination. The Campbell House is a short walking distance to downtown Ligonier, shops and restaurants. It is a short driving distance to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

For information on rates and special packages, visit

Cider Mill House B&B
Hedgesville, W.Va.

Innkeepers Ed and Kat Cimaglio face a challenge when weary, stressed out guests visit their bed and breakfast in Hedgesville, W.Va., just a short drive from Martinsburg, W.Va. Their challenge: How to loosen them up so they can relax during their stay. It’s not a hard thing to do at the Cider Mill House B&B at Willow Run Farms. Ed and Kat are warm and welcoming.

Cider Mill House is an original 200-year-old stone farmhouse. The house is carefully restored and beautifully decorated to reflect the 18th-century farmstead lifestyle. Period lodging rooms, most with private baths, are charming. Ed and Kat start your day off with a full gourmet breakfast.

Cows, goats, guinea hens and wild turkeys dot the beautiful landscape. Activities include sitting by the fireplace or on the front porch in a rocking chair listening to the sounds of nature, walking on the three miles of hiking trails around the farm and breathing in fresh air. Come in, pull up a chair and sit a while!

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  • Nancy R. 5 years ago

    Wow this sound great! Lots to chose from. Great Article

  • Linda K 5 years ago

    Sounds like fun! Good ideas.

  • Betty R. 5 years ago

    A definite cure for cabin fever! Wonderful articles. Thanks for such great ideas and so close to home.

  • Crystal D. 5 years ago

    It's a lovely drive to Luray Virginia! I'm looking into the Inn!

  • Marguerite B 5 years ago

    Sounds like s little something for everyone. Haven't been to Luray Caverns in years, this has peaked my interest to return

  • Brian Tupper 5 years ago

    This article was great. I will share this with my co-workers, all 4,000 of them. Thanks to Linda for writing this.

  • Anji P. 5 years ago

    I love the article about the resort in Lancaster with the children's water park. I've been to Lancaster many times and never knew it was there. My family and I will definately check it out on our next trip this spring.

  • Tasha 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed the article Linda, I especially like the fact that you mention places that aren't traveled to all the time.

  • Diane 5 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out the hidden gems!

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