Vacations aren’t just for the summertime. During the winter, it’s all too easy to get stuck in the daily grind and fall victim to stress and work. Take a load off! Reconnect with your loved one and treat yourselves to a winter weekend getaway in Virginia.
During your escape, stay at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center in historic Staunton, VA. The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center sits in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, keeping you close to all of the best attractions and activities. Before you venture to Staunton, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Shenandoah Valley Itinerary. It contains insider information on the area’s best restaurants, events, activities, and more!
How to Have the Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway in Virginia
Check out our list of suggestions for the best ways to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in Virginia!
Shenandoah National Park
If you’re a couple that craves adventure and appreciates the beauty of nature, spending a day in Shenandoah National Park is perfect for you. Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to wetlands, waterfalls, vast forests, networks of trails, and a diverse wildlife population.
Take a Hike
With over 500 miles of trails spanning the park, you’re sure to find a hike that’s ideal for you and your beau. You could trek to the rocky peak Old Rag, hike along a trail that leads to a serene waterfall, or explore the iconic Appalachian Trail, 105 miles of which is in Shenandoah National Park.
Drive Along Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive is the only public road in the park and takes about three hours to travel the entire length. No matter the time of the year, Skyline Drive boasts gorgeous scenery. As you cruise along the scenic road, you’ll have 70 overlooks to choose from to stop and gaze at mountain views and breathtaking foliage. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as deer, black bears, and wild turkeys.
Go to a Wine Tasting
The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia contains agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. During your romantic getaway, head to a winery sip on some delectable wines.
- Ox-Eye Vineyards
- Located in Downtown Staunton.
- Barren Ridge Vineyards
- Located in Fishersville, a 16-minute drive from Staunton.
- Rockbridge Vineyards
- Located in Raphine, a 26-minute drive from Staunton.
Head to a Museum or Theatre
If you’re feeling a little chilly on your winter weekend getaway, stay cozy indoors and check out a museum, playhouse, or art gallery. If you’re staying in Staunton, this city is pouring with historically significant places to visit.
- Shakespeare’s Blackfriar Playhouse
- Experience the magic of the theatre and view a Shakespeare play or other classic show.
- Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
- Explore the life and times of our 28th President, President Woodrow Wilson, in a grand library and elaborate gardens and galleries.
- Frontier Culture Museum
- Dive into history and culture and learn about Staunton’s original settlers who migrated from Old World to America at this living history museum.
Get Cozy at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is pleased to offer a deluxe Romance Package for those planning a special romantic winter weekend getaway in Virginia. This amorous package includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room upon arrival, which is the perfect surprise for your loved one. This luxurious package also includes rose petal turndown service—how romantic! This package will be the icing on top of your romantic winter weekend getaway in Virginia.
When you stay at the Blackburn Inn, you’ll fall in love with the stunning in-room luxuries, including a rainfall shower, plush bath towels, luxury toiletries, and a divine mattress. We offer an array of rooms and suites, so there is always something to fit your style and needs. Our accommodations include Cozy Queen Rooms, Deluxe Queen Rooms, Deluxe Queen Rooms with a Soaker Tub, and Queen Suites. What are you waiting for? Take a look at our availability and start planning your winter weekend getaway in Virginia now!