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A stay at The Inn at Little Washington in Northern Virginia is meant to be a relaxing experience in its bucolic setting. Sure, there are things to do here, but the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star staff applies no pressure to explore. Leisure recreation is encouraged — reading, strolling through the small town and visiting the orchard and sheep’s meadow. Every day around 5 p.m. a staff member leads a guided tour throughout the inn’s campus, regaling you with historic tales of the town and pointing out herbs from the garden that chef/owner Patrick O’Connell will use for dinner that night. Just outside of the little town of Washington, you can explore Shenandoah National Park (with a private guide arranged by the inn), saddle up for a horseback ride at Marriott Ranch or follow the inn’s self-guided tour of the nearby wineries.