This Is Your Guide to the Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway in Virginia

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! Pack your bags and treat yourselves to a winter weekend getaway in Virginia.   

During your winter getaway, stay at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center in historic Staunton, VA. The Blackburn Inn 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!  

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How to Have the Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway in Virginia  

Whether you want to stay cozy with your loved one in our luxurious hotel or get out and explore our family-friendly town, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of suggestions for the best ways to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in Virginia! 

Drive Along Skyline Drive 

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Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. It takes about three hours to drive the entire length, or you can pick your favorite portions to explore. No matter the time of the year, Skyline Drive boasts views of some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Shenandoah Valley. 

As you cruise along the scenic road, you’ll have 70 overlooks to choose from to stop and gaze at towering mountains and deep, breathtaking valleys. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as deer, black bears, and wild turkeys.  

Note: Inclement weather can cause closures of Skyline Drive at any time. Call the Park’s recorded information line: (540) 999-3500 (option 1, then option 1) for the most current status. 

Enjoy Wine Tasting 


The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia contains agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. This means that Staunton and the surrounding area are home to a collection of top-notch tasting rooms. During your winter escape getaway, head to a winery sip on some delectable local wines.  

Hit the Slopes 

Did you know that The Blackburn is within driving distance of destinations specializing in downhill winter activities? Make your winter adventure complete and head to Massanutten Resort or Wintergreen Ski Resort. Whether you’re interested in skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, or ice skating, these resorts have got you covered! Then retreat to your cozy accommodations at The Blackburn. We recommend upgrading to a Deluxe Queen where you can warm-up and sooth your tired muscles in our soaking tub. 

Indulge in Delicious Food and Drinks 



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Recently named one of the “South’s Newest Foodie Hotspots” by Vogue, Staunton is brimming with fantastic dining options from elegant fine dining to drive-thrus and everything in between. Our lively town is also home to some of the best bartenders around, so it’s easy to find a refreshing, handcrafted cocktail.  

Cuddle Up at The Blackburn 

soaking tubWhen you stay at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, 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 RoomsDeluxe Queen RoomsDeluxe Queen Rooms with a Soaker Tub, and Queen Suites. After you spend the day breathing in the crisp winter air, you can retreat to your home away from home and make yourself comfortable. 

What are you waiting for? Take a look at our availability and start planning your winter weekend getaway in Virginia now! 

Treat Yourself to a Winter Weekend Getaway Today