Your Guide To the Best Virginia Staycation 

Have you found yourself cooped up at home this year? Do you want to avoid airports and large crowds? If so, you should embark on a Virginia staycationStaunton, VA, is a charming, historical town located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, and it’s the ultimate Virginia staycation destination. Pack the car, hit the road, and head to Staunton for a Shenandoah Valley vacation 

As you start planning your Virginia mountain getaway, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Itinerary. It contains local insight on the area’s best restaurants, events, accommodations, and more!  

Here is the Free Itinerary 

Hit the Road and Begin Your Virginia Staycation 

One of the reasons why Staunton is an ideal destination for a Virginia staycation is its convenient location. It’s situated near many major cities in the state and makes for a fantastic road trip.  

road trip

Harrisonburg to Staunton 

  • Approximately 35 minutes via I-81 South 

Roanoke to Staunton 

  • Approximately 1 ½ hours via I-81 North 

Richmond to Staunton 

  • Approximately one hour and 42 minutes via I-64 West 

Petersburg to Staunton 

  • Approximately two hours via I-64 West 

Alexandria to Staunton 

  • Approximately three hours via I-66 West and I-81 South 

How To Enjoy Your Stay in Staunton 

You did it! You’ve arrived in scenic Staunton. Now that you’ve arrived in our beautiful town, fill your to-do list with the best activities and attractions around.  

Stay at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center 

You’ll need somewhere peaceful to rest your head at night and make your home away from home. Look no further than The Blackburn Inn and Conference CenterOur boutique hotel is just moments from the excitement of downtown Staunton and the Shenandoah Valley. Savor relaxation and rejuvenation while easily exploring local shopping, dining, and more. 

Explore National Parks and Forests 

national forest

During your stay, reconnect with Mother Nature and explore some of the best hiking trails around. Visit the front desk at The Blackburn and pick up hiking maps. Our inn is located near Shenandoah National Park, Thomas Jefferson National Forest, and the Appalachian Trail.  

Sip Away at Local Wineries 

Staunton sits amongst agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. Dive into the culture of the area anvisit a local winery. You can find tasting rooms in downtown Staunton, in addition to other surrounding areas. Some of our favorite wineries include Ox-Eye Vineyards, Barren Ridge Vineyards, and Rockbridge Vineyards. 

Stroll the Streets of Downtown Staunton 

Our picturesque town has it all—a vibrant arts scene, delicious restaurants, unique boutiques, and fascinating architecture. As you stroll the streets of downtown Staunton, be sure to stop in and support local businesses, such as Byers Street Bistro, Staunton Antiques Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, and more! 

Book Your Stay Today 

guest suite

Are you ready to make your dream Virginia staycation a reality? Browse our accommodations at The Blackburn Inn and find the perfect guest room or suite for you. Our Queen Suite offers a cozy bedroom complemented by a spacious living area, equipped with a sofa bed. The spa-like white marble bathroom offers a unique, beguiling effect and includes dramatic ceilings, a rain shower, and a beautiful vanity. 

There’s no time to waste! Check our availability and book your getaway today.  

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