8115 Rose Cottage Lane, Fairplay, Md.
COST: $125–$150; double occupancy
DRIVE TIME: 2 hours, 30 minutes from Wilmington.
THE SCOOP: This English country-style home on 20 private acres has just two guest suites, offering a serene atmosphere that’s just perfect for a romantic getaway or a girlfriends’ winter escape. Ten minutes away is the C&O Canal Towpath for walking or biking. For downhill skiing, boarding or tubing, Whitetail Resort is a half-hour drive.
AMENITIES: Included with your stay is a continental breakfast of sweet homemade surprises.
DON’T MISS: Innkeeper Kathy Yaraghi, with 25 years in the beauty biz, offers expert skin care consultations. She can also train you in the art and science of facial Shiatsu massage. Both are cool ideas for a girlfriends’ getaway.