Our recent staycation at The Jefferson Hotel was exactly what we needed- a reminder that reconnecting, relaxing, and laughter are necessary during the busy season of life. We had so much fun just being us- forgetting all of our titles, responsibilities, and daily routines, even just for the weekend. And I wanted to create a guide to help you do the same. Vacations are amazing but they can be expensive and usually there’s quite a wait in between them. Booking a mini staycation might be something you never thought about doing, known how to start planning, or most importantly…how to choose where to stay.
There are a lot of reasons why we chose to stay at The Jefferson (who wouldn’t) but my two were: location and service. Also, affordability- their Summer at The Jefferson package rate, can’t be beat! We wanted somewhere that felt luxurious yet within walking distance to all of our local favorite spots. Home base is important to us and so are the quality of robes and level of service. To be honest, I have a weakness for incredible customer service (it seems like a lost art these days) and the staff at The Jefferson is second to none. Rich history mingled with modern amenities made for a stay that was nothing short of magical.
I’ve broken down my favorites below but if you would like to down the guide on your phone or computer for future reference (and clickable links) you can do that HERE.
If you’re looking to get away from the daily grind, but need to stay close, I highly recommend the SUMMER AT THE JEFFERSON package while it lasts. Enjoy your luxurious home base for an incredible weekend exploring. Make sure to experience the incredible dining experience during your stay. The creative twist on their southern themed small plates was the perfect kick off to our progressive date night. I can’t wait to get back to those fried deviled eggs. Anyone want to join me for happy hour this week?
I love the food and drink scene in Richmond for a lot of reasons but one of them is the community and service that tends to accompany our local establishments. The service at each location was not only top notch but above and beyond that– it matched the establishment and up leveled the experience. From James’ wine recs and Chauncey’s menu knowledge at Lemaire, to Justin’s stories and bartender skills at Saison, and Andy’s incredibly hilarious conversations at Bar Solita… we could not have asked for a better night.
After resting up from date night you can hop on a Peloton in The Jefferson’s fitness center (you know it’s my fave) or take a dip in their gorgeous pool before heading out to explore. Make sure to stop by Mod & Soul to pick up your favorite outfit and grab a coffee at Lift to fuel you for a full day of adventure.
If you book your Summer Staycation at The Jefferson, eat at one of these amazing locations, grab an outfit from Mod & Soul. or explore any of my RVA favorites… make sure tag me on the ‘gram! I’ve curated a digital lookbook with outfits to shop or simply use for packing inspiration!