1. So. Much. Halloween.

    We’ve been celebrating Halloween in Washington, DC for a few weeks now! From candy delivery to pumpkin carving, The Jefferson loves to celebrate the most festive day of fall.

    Whether you’re spending the night trick or treating, showing off your costume in Georgetown or handing out candy at home, we hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend.

    Wait, what? You don’t have anything going on? Why not head down to Quill to enjoy one of their delicious fall cocktails, including the Sugared Skull, made with Anejo Tequila, Calvados, Apple Thyme, Lemon Juice, Caramel Syrup and garnished with a spooky apple skull.

    Of course, our resident beagle Lord Monti couldn’t help but get into the holiday spirit…presenting Monti the Martian! 


  2. One More Week to Go!

    We’ve had so much fun showcasing some of the amazingly adorable dogs up for adoption from PAW Rescue in celebration of Adopt-a-Dog Month!

    Last up – meet Hoshi!


    Hoshi means "star" in Japanese and that’s just what this 1 and ½ year old is! Hoshi appears to have strong maternal or nurturing instincts and loves smaller dogs and even kittens.  When Hoshi first came to PAW, they learned about how Hoshi saved a young kitten at the shelter she was at who had gotten loose and wandered over to where the dogs were. Hoshi scooped up the kitten and brought her out of the dog kennel before any of the other dogs could get to the kitten.

    In addition to rescuing kittens, Hoshi loves humans and is playful with other dogs and cats. The temporary foster family she was staying with had nothing but lovely things to say about her and that she was just the perfect houseguest.


    If you are interested in meeting Hoshi or any of the other dogs at PAW Rescue, please email pawdogs@yahoo.com.

    Also, Lord Monti wanted us to remind you that he likes when our guests bring friends for him to play with! The Jefferson is a very pet friendly hotel, catering to our four legged guests with bowls, treats, walking maps and beds. We hope you and your pet will visit us soon!

     


  3. National Adopt a Dog Month Isn’t Over Yet!

    Still wondering if you should adopt a dog? We know it’s a big responsibility, but look at this face!!

    Faun is such a sweetie. When she came to PAW Rescue she was seriously underweight and had been kept out in the backyard for long periods of time. She wasn’t familiar with living indoors and hated being crated, although she’s getting better about it and can be trained. Her ideal home has a fenced yard and she would thrive in place where someone is around a lot of the time. 

    You want tricks! Faun’s got tricks! When this three year old hound mix meets you, she’ll roll over for a belly rub and sticks her tail in the air. (Kind of reminds us of someone that works here at The Jefferson…we’re looking at you, Lord Monti).

    Best part, if you adopt Faun you can bring her to The Jefferson for a play date with Monti, as we are a pet friendly hotel! If you are interested in meeting Faun, or any of the other ridiculously adorable dogs at PAW, email pawdogs@yahoo.com


  4. Adopt a Dog Month

    So many amazing things happen in October in Washington, DC and across the nation, but one of our favorites (in addition to the Nationals making it to the playoffs) is National Adopt-a-Dog Month!

    In honor of this very important month, we will be highlighting a dog every week from our good friends at PAW Rescue that are in need of a good forever home. PAW Rescue, based in Maryland is the organization where The Jefferson was introduced to our Executive Canine Officer, Monti! Back from a summer in Vermont, Monti is back at work at our pet friendly hotel!

    To kick off the month, we’d like to introduce you to Angie.

    You could not ask for a nicer companion dog than this shepherd mix. Six years young, Angie is a quiet girl who really does not ask for much other than a relaxed environment she can call home. She adores the companionship of her people as well as the older dogs and cats in her current foster home. On the list of her favorite activities: leash walks, patrolling for squirrels, eating and sleeping. Angie is housebroken and gets a little nervous when around unpredictable young children.

    Want to learn more about Angie? Check out this short video or email pawdogs@yahoo.com.

    Happy Adopt-a-Dog Month everyone! We hope you enjoy our month of adorable blog posts as much as we love creating them!


  5. Weddings in Washington, DC Just Got a Little More Stylish!

    Who doesn’t love a good wedding? Champagne, cake, dancing, laughing and now, at The Jefferson, bow ties!!

    We could not be more excited to announce an amazing new partnership in conjunction with Tie The Knot, starting this fall 2014. This stylish organization was founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States & beyond. Together with Tie The Knot, we have created a one-of-a-kind bow tie, the first such custom design collaboration beyond a celebrity designer in the history of their dynamic company. Our tie features our iconic plume used by founding father Thomas Jefferson and is available for purchase at the hotel for $30. A portion of all of the proceeds will go back to Tie Tie Knot.

    But wait, there’s more! Couples getting married at The Jefferson now have the option to choose one of our two new wedding packages that include our Jefferson bowties! Created in conjunction with DC’s leading officiant, Travis Crytzer of Tie the Knot DC (no relation, but a coincidentally fitting name), we are pleased to offer a package that includes a ceremony officiated by Travis in our cozy Book Room and one that includes the ceremony and dinner in the hotel’s Private Wine Cellar. The Jefferson is the ideal location for your intimate wedding where you’ll be surrounded by friends and loved ones and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

    Want to learn more about how we’re celebrating weddings in DC? Visit our website.


  6. What’s Going on This Weekend, DC?

    Fall weekends in Washington, DC are always full of activities. From street festivals to taking trip out to Virginia’s wine country, here are some of the very cool things you can do in Washington, DC this weekend!

    It’s Festival Season!


    On Saturday, Sept 20th from noon to 6:00p.m. head over to H St, NE for the H Street Festival which was created as part of the revitalization strategy to bring attention to the developing arts and entertainment district spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. This year's festival is bigger and better than ever featuring more than 500 artists and performances on 14 stages plus an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with local entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations.

    Get a Vegucation

    Become vegucated at the DC Veg Fest on Saturday from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. at Yards Park. Hosted by Compassion over Killing, a national nonprofit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC the annual festival offers a taste of a wide variety of veg-friendly foods!

    Dogs in Costumes!


    We love anything pet-friendly at The Jefferson so naturally, one of our can’t-miss events this weekend is the third annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Races. The race, open to dachshunds only takes place on Saturday from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. outside of the Regan Building on 1300 Pennsylvania Ave and proceeds from the event benefit the Washington Humane Society. Did we mention there’s also a best costume contest open to all dogs?

    Of course, the best way to end a day of festivals and dog races is back at The Jefferson for a cocktail in Quill! We look forward to celebrating the fall with you!


  7. It’s Great Gatsby Month At The Jefferson, DC

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s words have resonated with readers since the book’s publication in the mid 1920’s.  The Great Gatsby follows the lives of Long Islanders in the summer of 1922. The main character, Nick Carraway, moves to the Island for the summer and reacquaints himself with his cousin Daisy and is introduced to his neighbor, Jay Gatsby, a young and mysterious millionaire. He and Daisy share a past that reveals itself as you turn the pages of this classic.

    As part of our ongoing Year of the Author series, we celebrate Fitzgerald’s depiction of the roaring 20’s in Quill at The Jefferson with our F. Scott Fitzgerald cocktail, made with Bourbon, Punt E Mes, Sweet Vermouth, a dash of Peychauds and served in a martini class garnished with Sage and an Orange Peel.

    “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” We look forward to celebrating the change in seasons with you at The Jefferson, DC!


  8. Calling All Brides!

    We’re taking our wedding show on the road! We are very excited to be participating in this year’s Wedding Salon, right down the street at the Lowes Madison hotel.

    Come visit us on Monday, September 8th from 4pm – 8pm! Our catering managers will be there to talk all things wedding from intimate ceremonies and receptions to bridal teas and brunches.

    Want to learn more? Visit www.weddingsalon.com. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here


  9. Meet My Friend Frosty!

    And, no…he’s not a snowman. Hello everyone, Monti here, the Jefferson’s Executive Canine Officer. I’m enjoying my last few weeks of summer at camp up here in Vermont before returning home to Washington, DC. I heard it’s been a beautiful summer in DC and I can’t wait for my first fall in the city!

    You know who else would love to spend the fall exploring DC? Frosty!

    He was clearly named for his fluffy white coat by the great people at PAW Rescue and is very friendly. His pastimes include, sitting on your lap, hugging and cuddling; such a charmer! Frosty was a stray, but now he is ready to put his traveling days behind him and settle down with a family.

    Frosty needs a little training and would love a home that has had some dog experience who will guide him along, and give him lots of exercise. I have no doubt that Frosty would be a great addition to any home!

    If you are interested in meeting my friend Frosty or any of my other furry friends, email PAW Resuce at pawdogs@yahoo.com

    Enjoy the rest of your summer and I’ll see you back in DC soon!


  10. We Just Planned Your Perfect Fall Getaway

    We can’t believe that it’s already mid-August! Soon the leaves will be changing and it will be the perfect time to spend some time exploring DC and the beautiful countryside of Middleburg, Va and what better way to do both than at The Jefferson and Salamander Resort & Spa!

    We’re very excited for our newest partnership with this fabulous property! Located on 340 picturesque acres in the historic village of Middleburg, VA, Salamander Resort is only an hour from DC and features an amazing 23,000-square-foot spa with outdoor treatment terraces and a spa courtyard, not to mention fine dining, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as a 20-acre Tree Top Zip Tour and a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming.

    When you reserve our new Town & Country package you will receive 20% off of each hotel’s best available rate when you stay consecutively at these two luxury boutique hotels.

    Enjoy deluxe king room accommodations at The Jefferson, DC which includes:

    • Continental Breakfast for two each morning in Greenhouse
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary local and international calls
    • Complimentary bottled water in room
    • Complimentary garment pressing (one item per guest per stay)

    Accommodations at Salamander Resort & Spa includes:

    • Luxurious overnight accommodations featuring scenic views of the Grand Lawn or the rolling Virginia countryside
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Full access to the state-of-the art fitness center, indoor heated pool, sauna and family pool
    • Complimentary car service to and from the town of Middleburg and the surrounding wineries within a five-mile radius

    For more information, or to book your urban and country retreat visit our website!

    We’re looking forward to celebrating the fall with everyone!