I have never spent Christmas at a hotel before, but now that my son is in Virginia, we decided to give it a try. This hotel is really special. A huge old property, extremely well maintained, friendly and cheerful. The rooms are comfortable and elegant. Before dinner, we enjoyed wandering through the hotel checking out all of the different themed trees. The pub was open and full of happy patrons. The Christmas eve banquet was lovely. All in all, it was an excellent experience.