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Quick getaway deals for fall

Travelzoo editor Gabe Saglie takes us to five destinations not too far from home. And with the beautiful weather and the leaves changing colors, this is a good time for an autumn getaway.

Virginia Hotel, Cape May
• With only 24 rooms, this beach-themed hotel embodies the spirit of the town's seaside Victorian character
• In the heart of the historic district; Washington St. Mall and the beach are less than a 5-minute walk
• Voted the No. 1 Hotel in the Mid-Atlantic by Conde Nast Traveler readers and Cape May is listed by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors
o $99/nt. (50% off) w/breakfast
 Travel thru Dec. 22, inc. peak fall foliage dates in Jersey Shore (late Oct. thru early Nov.)

Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, Oxford, MD
• Victorian waterfront mansion right on the bay, between the Choptank and Tred Avon rivers
• Wander the tree-lined streets of Colonial-era Oxford (founded in 1683, it's one of MD’s oldest and most charming towns) and walk 10 minutes to Scottish Highland Creamery -- rated among the top five ice cream shops in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
• Recently upgraded suites have flat-screen TVs and historic touches (claw-foot tubs and screened porches)
o $249 for a 2-night stay (54% off) w/breakfast delivered to your room
 Travel thru Jan., inc. peak fall foliage dates in MD (mid Oct. thru early Nov.)

The Black Swan Inn, The Berkshires
• Quaint property on the shores of Laurel Lake
• There are kayak and boat rental onsite, and rooms feature private balconies overlooking the Lake
• The Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood and the Lee Premium Outlets are within a 15-minute drive
o $79-$89/nt. in a Deluxe Lakefront Room w/breakfast
 Travel thru Dec., inc, peak fall foliage dates in the Berkshires (early to mid-Oct.)

1740 House, Bucks Co., PA
• Fully remodeled 18th century farmstead situated along the Delaware River
• Hotel sits on the Delaware Canal State Park, w/a 60-mile path for biking, hiking, fishing or kayaking
• Art galleries & antique shops of the vibrant villages New Hope, Pa. and Lambertville, N.J. are 15 min. away
o $119/nt. (40% off) w/breakfast
 Travel thru Oct. inc. peak fall foliage dates in Bucks Co. (mid to late Oct.)

Golden Plough Inn, New Hope, PA
• Charming property close to Peddler’s Village, which features cobblestone streets and more than 60 shops selling clothing, cookware, books and other items
• Travel during fall festivals, including Scarecrow Festival, October Feast and Apple Festival
• Includes breakfast at Buttonwood Grill, winner of two OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards
o $149/nt. (60% off) w/breakfast, cheese tasting & tickets to the fully restored Grand Carousel from the 1922 World's Fair
 Travel thru Nov. 30 inc, peak fall foliage dates in Peddler’s Village (mid to late Oct.)