DETAILS: The Inn at Montchanin Village
GETTING THERE: The Inn at Montchanin Village is five miles northwest of Wilmington, Del., and about 110 miles from Washington, about a two-hour drive, mostly along Interstate 95 (exit at Wilmington, Exit 7, Route 52, Delaware Avenue; then follow Route 52 north for three miles, turning right on Route 1200 north for one mile). Amtrak trains run between Washington and Wilmington starting at $101 round trip. Buker Limousine (302-234-7600) offers town-car service from the Wilmington station to the inn for $70 plus gratuity; taxis are also available.
STAYING THERE: The inn offers 28 rooms and suites. Rooms range from $185 to $235 per night, based on size and location on the property; suites run from $279 to $399. Rates do not include an 8 percent state lodging tax. A number of packages include admissions to area museums and attractions. Check-in time is 3 p.m., although earlier arrivals can sometimes be accommodated. Parking on the inn grounds is free.
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