Perri O. Blumberg

Perri O. Blumberg

I'm a travel and music writer based (and born!) in New York City. A graduate of Columbia University and Natural Gourmet Institute, I got my start in the magazine world interning at Cosmopolitan loooong before Snapchat existed. I've probably seen the Dave Matthews Band in your hometown and I'll never turn down a yoga class...or bloody mary.

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<p>Sometimes you don't realize how much you needed an unescorted retreat to the backcountry until you sip the rejuvenating air and spend a few days recharging completely to the tune of your own whims. Here, you may need to tack on a few extra days: horseback riding, snow tubing, the heart-warming joy of a farmhouse fire all beckon. Simply put, you'll have a hard time peeling yourself away from this quaint inn and the laidback local activities, that's only an hour outside of Washington, D.C., but feels like eons away. With roots back to George Washington's first land purchase in 1750, over 30 serene acres separate three sister properties. Our pick is the <a href="http://www.hillbrookinn.com/lodging/gatehouse-suites/"><u data-redactor-tag="u">Serenity suite</u></a>, with a comfy soaking tub, a dry sauna, and a gas log fireplace. Warning: Grab a few books from the library and you may never want to leave the back terrace (well, maybe for your exfoliating facial at the spa).
</p><p><br><em data-redactor-tag="em">For more information, visit </em><a href="http://www.hillbrookinn.com"><em data-redactor-tag="em">HillbrookInn.com</em></a><em data-redactor-tag="em">.</em></p>
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