SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 26, 2011 15:20 ET

Hot Air Balloons, Wine and Music Encircle Winchester, VA Lodging in Hunt Country

Historic Farm Will Host Three Days of Colorful Fun, Celebrations

WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - Fall fun doesn't get much better than the country setting and carnival atmosphere provided by the 15th Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival set for October 14-16, 2011 at the historic Long Branch Farm near Millwood, VA.

Welcoming travelers to Virginia's pristine "Hunt Country" for this colorful and festive fall event, nearby hotels in Winchester, Virginia, like the Marriott's TownePlace Suites, offer travelers a relaxing "home away from home" so they can experience the fun and beauty of the area in comfort while enjoying the convenience of hotel services.

Igniting the brisk fall air with a spectacular hot air balloon and pumpkin glow on Friday evening to kick-off this three day celebration, festival events on Saturday and Sunday run from sunrise to sunset offering inflatable fun for the kids, as well as hay rides, a hay bale maze, classic car shows, magic shows and live entertainment. Visitors taking advantage of accommodating Winchester, VA lodging can get fully involved in the event or just sit back on the lawn of the farm's elegant manor home and be entertained by the non-stop flurry of activity. Food and drink will be plentiful and wine connoisseurs can purchase a tasting glass and wristband for sampling wines from Virginia wineries and select beers from local distributors. Virginia Giant Monster Truck rides will be available along with an antique fire engine display by the Old Dominion Fire Society. Numerous vendors will be at the farm to demonstrate, exhibit and sell a wide variety of unique and handcrafted items including gourmet foods, wine accessories, art work and gift items.

Located in the center of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia lodging at the TownePlace Suites features spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites all furnished to provide guests a warm and inviting home-like atmosphere, perfect for extended-stay travelers or when extra room is needed for family comfort. While enjoying festival events, guests at the Winchester, VA hotel will be pampered with complimentary amenities such as high-speed Internet access and a continental or grab-n-go breakfast so they can arrive at the farm ready for balloon launches and other events.

Travelers wishing to book accommodations at the TownePlace Suites may do so by clicking on "Check Availability" at or by calling 540-722-2722. More information regarding the festival and the historic Long Branch Home and Farm may be found at

About the TownePlace Suites Winchester
The TownePlace Suites Winchester is an all-suite hotel property centrally located to provide guests, whether traveling for business or pleasure easy access to Winchester and Shenandoah Valley destinations. As a distinctive choice among hotels in Winchester, VA, guests enjoy spacious suite accommodations that include a living room, sleeping area and fully equipped kitchen. An outdoor patio and barbecue grill is available for personal meals or entertaining and travelers will find an outstanding selection of restaurants nearby.

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