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The Inn at Little Washington is a sophisticated rural getaway in Northern Virginia and it serves as a sweet respite all year long. If you want to enjoy the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star inn and the surrounding country while the weather is warm and there are loads of things to do and see, schedule a visit during the summer months (but be prepared for the steamy, humid days this region is known for). During spring, summer and fall, the inn practically overflows with fresh produce, herbs and spices — all used by the Five-Star restaurant, which depends heavily on local bounty. Autumn here is simply breathtaking, with gorgeous trees in bright colors and cool, crisp air (aim for late October for peak season). Spring is also lovely, with fresh greens and newly blooming flowers. And while winter is sleepier, the inn indulges in over-the-top holiday decorations and festivities, while the historical small town hosts an annual holiday parade.