My husband and I are planning a long weekend visit to Alexandria/Mt Vernon in Oct/Nov. We've been to DC many times and not interested in hotels or transportation there but prefer to stay in Alexandria and want something convenient to Mt. Vernon. I know there are hotels outside of Mt. Vernon but we thought that staying in town would be closer to good dining and evening entertainment options. We usually stay in B$Bs but I have not found anything that is not geared to DC visitation. Any suggestions?