Nights 1 - 2 : Sofitel Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Sofitel Philadelphia blends French elegance with American style providing a refined environment in the city center, just minutes from historic attractions. This sophisticated downtown hotel is conveniently situated near the Kimmel Center and Rodin Museum. Delight in the architectural highlights of the hotel, such as a geometric lobby floor design inspired by Shaker quilts and crafted from seven types of stone. Then explore art and culture nearby at impressive exhibits including The Barnes Foundation's world-class art collection. Sofitel Philadelphia's hotel rooms reflect contemporary French and American style. Each spacious room averages 370 square feet and is equipped withluxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system – SoBed, and French bath amenities. Discover fine dining with the delicious cuisine of Liberte Urban Chic Lounge, a stylish restaurant and bar that brings back a bygone era with contemporary French-inspired food served in one of the city's loveliest settings.
Night 3 : The Gettysburg Hotel - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
The Gettysburg Hotel witnessed the three-day battle in 1863 that turned the tide of the Civil War; in the house across the street, President Lincoln honed his famous address; and in 1955, the hotel served as a temporary White House for President Eisenhower as he recovered from a heart attack. Located in the center of the town’s historic district, in walking distance of the battlefield, the Gettysburg Hotel has been carefully restored to maintain its 19th-century grace while offering modern amenities, including an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, a tavern, and restaurant offering traditional fine dining in a casually elegant setting.
Night 4 : Big Meadows Lodge/ Skyland Resort - Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
The historic Big Meadows Lodge, located at mile 51.2 on Skyline Drive, is named for a large grassy meadow near the lodge where deer often graze. The main lodge was built with stones cut from the Massanutten Mountain in 1939 by the CCC and mountain laborers. The interior structure of the lodge, including the paneling, is made from native chestnut trees, which are now virtually extinct. The main lodge has 29 cozy rooms and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1997. The Spottswood Dining Room, New Market Taproom and Craft Shop are located in the main lodge building. Skyland Resort, located at mile 41.7 on Skyline Drive, was founded in 1888 by George Freeman Pollock Jr., who chose the perfect spot for his summer retreat at 3,680 feet, with breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and cool mountain breezes. Skyland Resort encompasses 36 acres in the Shenandoah National Park with 28 buildings situated on 16 of those acres along the crests and wooded areas. Rustic and charming, the hi-tech world is left behind with an opportunity to immerse in the wonderful tranquility of nature.
Night 5 : Omni Charlottesville Hotel - Charlottesville, Virginia - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Adjacent to the historic downtown Pedestrian Mall, the Omni Charlottesville Hotel blends the area’s unique history with modern luxury. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Charlottesville or the beautifully landscaped mall or atrium area. Relax in newly-renovated guest room accommodations featuring contemporary comfort and a host of amenities designed to make your visit unforgettable. This luxury hotel features a stunning, seven-story glassed-in atrium containing a lobby lush with greenery. Each guest room reflects a delicate balance of historical reverence and contemporary luxury. Decorated in traditional style, they welcome you with a soothing palette of gold, yellow, sage and forest green. The Point, overlooking the Downtall Mall, features fun, casual dining in the garden atmosphere of the atrium – and The Pointe Patio is the perfect place for outdoor dining, in season.
Nights 6 - 7 : Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, Williamsburg - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
The recently completed renovation of the Williamsburg Lodge presents the ambiance of a southern family home—furnishings are inspired by art from the nearby Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. One of the two original hotels envisioned by John D. Rockefeller, the property has now matured to comprise eight buildings, interconnected by sheltered, brick-paved walkways – offering guests a generous helping of southern hospitality with impeccable service. Williamsburg Lodge was one of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s original Colonial Williamsburg hotels and it is very close to Williamsburg’s famous Historic Area. Comfortable guest rooms provide cable / satellite TV, in-room safe, coffee maker and iron / ironing board. A wide variety of recreational facilities, including golf courses and tennis courts, are shared with the nearby Williamsburg Inn. The new restaurant serves cuisine with contemporary southern and Chesapeake influences.
Nights 8 - 10 : The Willard Washington D.C. - Washington, DC - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
History and luxury go hand-in-hand at The Willard Washington D.C., an integral part of Washington life during the Civil War – and of Washington lore for over a century and a half. Not only has this Pennsylvania Avenue landmark hosted every U.S president since 1850, but Lincoln himself lived here for ten days before moving into the White House two blocks away; his bill is proudly posted in the hotel’s gallery. The Willard’s guest list has included Charles Dickens, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Walt Whitman and Julia Ward Howe. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech here; Mark Twain penned two books while staying here. And the term “Lobbyist” originally referred to the Willard lobby, where President U.S. Grant enjoyed brandy and cigars while political operatives promoted their agendas. The phrase “I’m staying at the Willard” speaks volumes...