Sweet digs, low rates

Even though we avoided the fiscal cliff, Charlottesville's historic Relais & Chateaux property -- previously known just for Boehner-inspiring views of the Monticello Mountain -- are dropping their rates to $129/night from Jan 10th to Feb 25th with "no new taxes!". Includes afternoon tea & pastries, complimentary in-room Madeira, and a daily continental breakfast.