Destination guide

Ashburn fuses luxury and convenience

Sat on the edge of the meandering Potomac River as it drifts eastwards into the heart of Washington DC, little Ashburn is neatly placed just 45 minutes by car from totemic wonders like the National Mall and the White House, and only 5 miles from the arrival halls of Washington Dulles International Airport. That makes a Ashburn vacation rental the perfect base for exploring the capital if you don't want to have the hassle of hotels in the big city, or just want to nestle in one of the comfy, sprawling mansion-style homes that are the norm here.

Things to do

Ashburn looks to DC

Ashburn vacation rentals close to DC are a great way to visit the US capital without having to deal with the frantic energy of the big city. You can hop into the heart of the great metropolis in under an hour, where there are countless monuments and attractions. You can snap selfies with the White House looming in the background. You can wonder at the somber colonnades of the Lincoln Memorial. Budding natural historians can see sparkling emeralds and dinosaur bones in the National Museum of Natural History, while culture-vultures can indulge in matinees in the Kennedy Center.

Activities

Ashburn pursuits and capital enjoyments

With a peppering of local microbreweries, Americana diners, arthouse cinemas and golf courses right on the doorstep, an Ashburn vacation rental could just be the top spot to bring the family for that trip to Washington DC. And talking of DC, that's where oodles of other pursuits await. You can mosey on down to the city to join hop-on, hop-off bus tours, take guided walks through the famous sights, shop in the sprawling malls, catch a Redskins game – the list goes on.

Weather

All-year fun in Ashburn

Because Ashburn sits on the edge of Washington DC, it's possible to enjoy a stay here no matter the season. If you come in winter, when it often rains between the months of December and March, you can delve into the endless museums of the National Mall – and get bargain rates on Ashburn vacation rentals to boot. If you come in summer – the sweltering summer from June to August – then you'll have all the Potomac parks to wallow in. If you come September to October, the fall weather's dry and pleasant for touring between the White House and the Lincoln Memorial.

Natural features

On the Potomac banks in Ashburn

Ashburn itself is largely given over to wide streets and big mansion-style housing estates. However, just to the north of town, you'll be able to catch the Potomac River before it enters DC proper. There are a couple of small parks there with riverside trails shooting northwards, in line with the state border with Maryland. Just an hour to the west in the car is the northern tip of the Shenandoah National Park. The beginnings of Appalachia, it has got black bears, the babbling Dark Hollow Falls, and famous hiking trails aplenty.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ashburn

Fly into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), which is 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Ashburn?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 205 vacation rentals near Ashburn. From 84 Houses to 71 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ashburn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ashburn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ashburn. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dulles Town Center: 268 vacation rentals
  • Ashburn Park: 218 vacation rentals
  • Tysons Corner Center: 1,728 vacation rentals
  • Harpers Ferry Station: 158 vacation rentals
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: 158 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ashburn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ashburn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 84 Houses in Ashburn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ashburn include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 71 rentals available
  • Studios: 63 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ashburn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 60 vacation rentals with pool available in Ashburn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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