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December 2021: Featuring a Princess Mystery, Gingerbread Magic and More!
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Discover Savings To Be Thankful For!
December 2021
Deck the halls, light the candles, and snuggle up, because the Discover & Explore December 2021 edition is here! This month we are shining a spotlight on a state with more than 400 years of American history, enjoying a holiday dessert full of magic and discovering deals that can't be missed!
Thank you for continuing this journey of conservation, recognition and celebration of historic hotels along with us. We are honored to share December’s highlights and invite you to Discover and Explore
Reservations made through Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® help support the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, that works to save the places in America where our history happened. 
THANK YOU for your support!
History Mystery
Which historic hotel was named in honor of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louise?
Historic Hotels of America® Destination Spotlight: Virginia
It is said that "Virginia is for Lovers", and we certainly agree. The small towns and scenic roads, mountain vistas and wide open beaches, and 400 years of American history actually make Virginia perfect for everyone to enjoy!
The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa (1832)
A residence for a retired War of 1812 general, a finishing school, and a hospital for wounded soldiers are just a few of the lives lived before becoming the charming historic hotel we know and love today.
The Mimslyn Inn
(1931)
A brilliant example of Georgian Revival-style architecture, The Mimslyn Inn is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley upon a piece of land that once belonged to a historic estate known as “Aventine Hall.”
Williamsburg Inn
(1937)
Located adjacent to the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, one of the most complete community restorations in the world, the Williamsburg Inn was built in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Historic Hotels Worldwide® Culinary Traditions
Gingerbread houses originated during the 16th century, and have since become a fun holiday tradition around the world. Have you ever wondered how historic hotels create these masterpieces year after year? While we can't share architectural secrets, the magic (and volume of ingredients!) behind Skytop Lodge's (1928)
life-size gingerbread house is worth every bite.
We Are Thankful For Your Support!
Members, donors, supporters, and volunteers of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as its historic sites and its affiliates or of organizations deemed Friends of Historic Hotels of America® all save up to 30% off the Best Available Rate at participating hotels.
Hotel La Rose
(1907)
Santa Rosa, CA
Hilton Fort Worth
(1921)
Fort Worth, TX
The Middlebury Inn
(1827)
 Middlebury, VT
Official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament
The official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament is available at 15% off the retail price. This special offer, available through December 31, 2021, is provided by the White House Historical Association.
The White House Holiday Book Festival
We are pleased to offer a 15% discount for books and quarterly journals purchased in-person or online at the 2021 White House Historical Association Holiday Book Festival from Nov 29 through Dec 3.
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