Donning a Cowboy Hat and Tossing a Lasso in Hume, Virginia
Don’t let the name Marriott Ranch deceive you. When you spy the sumptuous red brick manor standing alone atop 4,200 rolling green acres, you’ll be hard pressed to find a resemblance to a Marriott hotel or a clichéd, cowboy-filled ranch. Instead, at the ranch and its Inn at Fairfield Farm, you’ll find yourself lost in the dew-glistening fields where Ronald Reagan came to clear his head and Chief Justice John Marshall retreated after long weeks on the bench. However you spend your day, be prepared for a surprise after dark—head down to the kitchen for a late-night slice of brie, and you might just find yourself sharing the stairs with the ghost of the late Mrs. Marriott.