From the historic charm of Harpers Ferry to the unique flavors of local breweries, there’s a myriad of winter activities near Charles Town to enjoy. Whether you’re exploring the rich history of the area, indulging in fine dining, or simply enjoying a craft beer by a warm fire, our corner of West Virginia offers a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. And when you’re ready to unwind after your day’s adventures, Hillbrook Inn offers luxurious accommodations and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Read on to discover our handpicked list of our guests’ favorite activities and must-visit spots for a memorable winter getaway in West Virginia.
Visit the Iconic Harpers Ferry
See historic Harpers Ferry and discover this charming town less than a 30-minute drive from Hillbrook! There’s great shopping and a cute downtown to explore along with historical sites, museums, and more! You can even delve into the area’s spooky side with ghost tours and learn how people would have lived here over a hundred years ago; highly recommended if you’re staying with us as it’s easy to get to and well worth a day of exploration.
Refresh at Hillbrook Spa
Relax your body and mind at Hillbrook’s Gatehouse Spa. Our trained professionals are here to soothe all those aches and pains from the cold weather and help you feel rejuvenated. We offer a variety of services at the spa and plenty of packages to suit your stay, a customizable experience for the perfect addition to your getaway. We recommend booking ahead of time for the best availability but spa services can also be added during your stay, just let us know and we’ll get you scheduled!
Discover the Area’s Unique History
The story of our area goes back hundreds of years, a rich history that you can see for yourself at some nearby sites and museums that we highly recommend. A historic home from the 1850s, Beallair Manor is an intriguing look at what life would have been like for the upper class during that time period, itself being built on an older stone structure from 1790. See the past come to life at The Old Opera House Theatre Company, a still-active theatre that puts on numerous shows a year. Getting to see a production here is an incredible experience, and you too can experience what it was like to watch a show in the same space that they did over a hundred years ago. Make sure to check their site for what shows are going on this winter!
Fine Dining at our Premier Restaurant
Get a taste of West Virginia at our exceptional in-house restaurant and have a romantic multi-course dinner with wine pairings for a lovely evening. Experience the artistry and skill of our culinary team and indulge in excellence for both breakfast and dinner with seasonal menus for a unique experience every time! Our dishes are made using only the freshest ingredients, with selections sourced locally whenever possible, a continuing dedication to West Virginian agriculture. All dinner reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, but the wait is well worth it, and our exceptional team is ready to serve up cuisine to delight the senses.
Sip a Delicious Brew
There’s nothing quite like a cold craft beer and there are several breweries nearby that have some excellent selections. All are within 30 minutes of Hillbrook and have a variety of beers on tap for whatever your preference may be! Adroit Theory Brewing is dedicated to the art of the brew, a singleminded location with no kitchen but plenty of space to enjoy. In winter their stouts take center stage, a hearty brew that is plenty filling for cold weather. Abolitionist Ale Works is a great place to stop by for a bite to eat and some barrel-aged goodness located right here in Charles Town, a local favorite with plenty of charm. If you’re heading out to Harpers Ferry then we also recommend a stop at the aptly named Harpers Ferry Brewing, a gorgeous location with fantastic views of the river and wine and hard cider as well!
Have a Romantic Evening In
Take some much-needed time for yourself with a West Virginia getaway at Hillbrook Inn. After a full day of winter activities, you can return to luxurious accommodations and enjoy a glass of wine or mug of hot cocoa by the fire and watch the snow fall gently outside your window. Our rooms have everything you need to have a cozy stay, including king and queen beds, fireplaces, free-standing baths, and so much more. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast prepared fresh daily with a rotating seasonal menu of unique selections for a great start to your morning. No matter how you spend your time here, Hillbrook Inn has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway surrounded by the unmistakable beauty of West Virginia.Book Now