Post # 1
Hi Bees. We are looking for a budget honeymoon near Virginia/West Virginia/Ohio/ New York. We would be driving, and it would be in September. We are interested in hotels and bed and breakfasts, roughly $200 night for 5 nights. We are so not beach people, so that is out. Any other suggestions welcome!
Post # 3
Do you like amusement parks? Try Cedar Point! It’s a lot of fun.
Post # 4
Cedar Point is in Sandusky, which is on the NW shore of Lake Erie. How far north would you be willing to travel? If you aren’t beach people, are you nature people? Ohiopyle is in the area and you can do some great white water rafting there and hiking and wine tasting in the region.
Post # 5
Williamsburg is lovely and has lots to see and do. There are tons of B&B’s in the area in your budget listed here. I think it could be very romantic.
Post # 6
Two of my friends had a great honeymoon in West Virginia. They didn’t plan anything, but learned to whitewater kayak while on their honeymoon. It’s turned into something they do all the time together and they taught my husband and me. Also, my husband and I got married in West Virginia. Everyone loved the location and what they could do. Anyway, look into it. I highly recommend Fayetteville, WV and, if you go whitewater rafting, Class VI (best safety record, but it a little more expensive). They also have cabins to stay in and an amazing restaurant (where we got married).
Post # 7
Check out the Hocking Hills area. There are tons of cabins to rent- I think within your price range. A lot of them are really nice, have hot tubs and whatnot. Plus there are tons of areas to go hiking. It is also really close to Athens, OH (home of Ohio University), where there are some great restaurants and fun little shops! I can definitely give you more info if interested 🙂
Post # 8
Williamsburg would be great, so would driving through the blue ridge mountains and going to things like Luray Caverns and natural bridge. A day or two in DC would also be fun!
Post # 9
I live in Fayetteville, WV!
I do agree that if you’re into nature, Fayetteville, WV would be a perfect place for a budget honeymoon. There’s tons of small little shops, restaurants, hiking trails, and whitewater rafting, plus the people here are really friendly. There’s a cute little B&B in town called the Morris Harvey House.
Post # 10
@dayl20: My Father-In-Law and stepMIL stayed there as did my SIL. They all loved it. And Pies N Pints is where we had our 1980’s Nerds and Prom Queen Rehearsal Dinner. I love that place.
@ERnurse: It’s settled, you’re honeymooning in Fayetteville. 😉
Post # 11
We spent the first two nights of our honeymoon at Woodward House on Manor Grade in Front Royal, VA. I know it sounds all stuffy and expensive, but far from it. The people who run it are super sweet. They get couples’ newborn children’s pictures mailed to them years after the honeymoons. The breakfast is home grown and amazing. Also, all you can drink beer/wine each night in the bar for free.
Then we headed south and stayed in a cabin out on a mountain somehwere. Very isolated and naturey, just how we liked it. There were other cabins available, right on the river, but not enough privacy for us. From the cabin each day we went down to the area attractions: Lurray Caverns, the Lurray Zoo (which was much nicer than I would’ve imagined), Monticello, an alpaca farm, canoeing etc. There are tons and tons of wineries around there as well, but we’re not into that so much. This didn’t cost us more than 2 grand total, probably closer to $1500 if I were to talley things up. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Post # 12
My family used to have a cabin up in the mountains by Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Berkeley Springs is a lovely historical town and has truly gorgeous scenery–a place definitely worth a look, especially in the fall!