Mid-Week Vacation Getaway: 3 Laidback Reasons Why You Should

Is your head bursting with 9-5 deadlines, meetings, and water cooler talk? Ready to kick
back for a few days, stuff the alarm clock in the closet, and just do nothing?woman reading in hammock

We hear ya!

Here’s the good news. When you know it’s time to hit the reset button, you don’t have to schedule a three-day weekend to take time off.

In fact, as strange as it may sound, it might not be the best way to completely unwind.

Sometimes a mid-week vacation getaway is exactly what the doctor ordered. Now, don’t get us wrong, weekends are great. But there’s a lot more activity and busyness.

When you want to gear down, wind down, and simply slow down, take a look at three laidback reasons why you may not want to wait until the weekend to re-groove.

The Pace is Slower with A Shenandoah Valley Mid-Week Vacation Getaway

When you need to unplug, you’ll find life in the Valley is automatically dialed back.

Big Run Overlook

Big Run Overlook

Add in the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the many vineyards, entertainment avenues, historical places, and scenic areas to hike and ponder, you can see why the area is such a treasure.

And you can count on that any day of the week!

But during the week, the pace is even slower and there’s less competition to see whatever it is that calls to you.

Whether you take a hike in the Shenandoah National Park, decide to go to the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Theatre, head over to Monticello, or enjoy a wine trail, the pace is much more relaxed, less crowded.

That means your body and your mind can get on board much more quickly with becoming relaxed.

What’s more, it’s much easier to get reservations to one of our acclaimed restaurants. Tickets to the Wayne Theater or Blackfriars are less, too.

Wherever you go, you’ll find that mid-week mini-vacation vibe everywhere!

Where You Stay Can Lower Your Blood Pressure, too

A big part of getting away is allowing others to do for you. That’s why you want your lodging to complement your whole getaway experience.

Iris Inn Cabin RentalHere at the Iris Inn, you can choose the kind of lodging that fits with the experience you want to create.

If you decide you want to spend more of your mid-week vacation in the comfort of your lodging, we get it!

Want a hot tub to lounge in on the screened-in deck of your romantic cabin, a glass of wine in hand, gazing at the Blue Ridge Mountains?

Or, do you prefer a cottage? Surround yourself with nature while you step out on the deck and just listen. Unwind in the hot tub on your elevated private deck.

The main inn offers up beautifully appointed rooms with views to match. A porch swing in the morning with a cup of coffee is a relaxing way to start the day.

Cottages and cabins let you stretch out on the couch and watch a movie on the flat screen TV. Or, curl up with a book by the fireplace, then drift away into a blissful sleep in your king-sized bed.

No matter what lodging experience you choose, a gourmet breakfast always awaits. And no clean up!

Let Us Be Your Shenandoah Valley Travel Guide

To truly re-connect with yourself and enjoy your time away, allow us to help you shape your perfect getaway vacation.

Jefferson Vineyards

Jefferson Vineyards

Tell us what experiences you’re looking for and we’ll give you our best recommendations. For nature lovers, we know the best places to hike, including waterfall hikes.

For the history lover, we’ve got museums such as The Heritage Museum in Bridgewater, a gem for those who love history. And of course, there’s Monticello, a must-see for any history lover.

If you want to empty your head and fill it with incredible beauty, boy, can we recommend some scenic drives!

And wine lovers, we know some award-winning vineyards. Come on down!

Leave your responsibilities behind and enjoy the gentle art of letting go. With a Shenandoah Valley mid-week vacation getaway at the Iris Inn, you’ll find your way back to your own true north.

Book here and get to know yourself again!