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The Blackburn Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Enjoy free local wine and cheese samplings every Saturday from 5-6 p.m.
  • Breathtaking views of the grounds and downtown from the rooftop cupola
  • The building was originally constructed by Thomas Jefferson protege Thomas R. Blackburn
  • Staunton was recently voted as one of America's favorite places by Travel + Leisure

96%
Enjoyed This
(49 Member Ratings)
"It was very relaxing, which is what we were after, and they accommodate dogs, so our corgi could stay with us. Staff was very welcoming of us and our dog."
John
Jan 12, 2019
Washington, DC, USA

Map & Directions

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is about half an hour's drive from the inn. Richmond is about two hours away, while D.C. and Baltimore are both within three hours by car. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Blackburn Inn sits in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, in historical Staunton, a picturesque town known for celebrating the arts. The property, built in 1828 by Thomas Jefferson protege Thomas R. Blackburn, opened this past summer as a boutique hotel. 

The inn offers a classic American look with red brick, whitewashed wood trim and light-filled hallways; however, rooms are modern in style and very spacious. Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with barn-style doors and rain showers. Select rooms offer soaking bathtubs. All rooms feature mobile-key access, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and mini-fridges. 

The Blackburn Inn has an on-site restaurant, Second Draft, that features locally sourced dishes and some of Virginia's best wines, beers and ciders. On good-weather days, guests can enjoy bites and drinks from the property's large wraparound front porch, or take the spiral staircase up to the rooftop cupola for breathtaking views of the grounds and downtown Staunton. 

The city of Staunton, birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, is a charming small town with a big arts culture. Guests looking to sample some of Virginia's best microbrews can explore the breweries along the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, many located within an hour's drive of the inn.  

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • ADA compliant rooms

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome and must be included in occupancy listed on booking confirmations. 
Extra bedding and Crib/Pack 'n Play are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $50 plus tax per pet per stay.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $10 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes a covers European continental breakfast; Wi-Fi; valet parking; bottled water at check-in; newspaper delivery; access to fitness center; and access to activities, events and games on the front lawn.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

96%
Enjoyed This
(49 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Blackburn Inn over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful renovations!!!!!
Victoriac Feb 11, 2019 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I think that if a nice large thick rug under the bed would help cut down on the noise we make in the room and surrounding rooms. I would also try to fix the doorway. I did not like that there was a halo of light coming from the door. It felt like we didn't have as much privacy.
Other Comments
You can hear everything around you such as people walking around, talking and showering. There was also light coming from the hallway all around the door to our room. The room looked very nice however the room echoed and the floor made a creaking noise.
Lindsey Jan 28, 2019 Newark, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was very relaxing, which is what we were after, and they accommodate dogs, so our corgi could stay with us. Staff was very welcoming of us and our dog.
Other Comments
Staff were pleasant and responded quickly to any request but this is a low volume time in the area so hard to keep everything at peak performance when fewer staff available.
John Jan 12, 2019 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The architecture of the building and how elegant it is
Other Comments
The place was great, we booked 2 nights New years eve and the first , the walls are old concrete so although there were people parting next door our room was quiet. The Staff was very nice and breakfast was good.The renovation of the building is great and everything is very elegant. We had dinner at their restaurant and there were no to many selections ,we wish that such a nice place had better restaurant with more options and bigger.
MARIA Jan 03, 2019 Hedgesville, WV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The spacious rooms with tall ceilings, the intimate on-site restaurant, and the historic building.
Other Comments
Definitely take some time to explore the hotel. We loved taking the spiral staircase up to the cupola - such a great view!
Bonny Jan 02, 2019 Middle River, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the beauty of the entire building and the proximity to town.
Other Comments
My husband and I tried out this hotel for the night. When we first arrived, the employee seemed overloaded with people checking in and phone calls. He gave us a room on the third floor that had not been cleaned. It was 5:00 in the evening. So we had to haul ourselves and luggage back down to first floor. He replaced us on the fourth floor which was relatively remote and quiet. The floors are old in the hallways and creak a lot. Our room temperature was good and could be controlled within. The sheets had some things that I had to brush off so that made me a bit uncomfortable. The dining area for breakfast is quaint but full of light. Sadly we missed the pastries. It would be nice to count guests staying a bit more accurately to ensure some for all. All in all it is still a unique and comfortable place to stay and maybe we will return.
Samantha Jan 02, 2019 Berryville, VA, USA
Other Comments
needs to improve little things that count. no soap in shower dispenser x 2 days, lotion not replaced on day 2, breakfast is a complete disaster, they have no clue how to do breakfast. room 80 degrees an took 12 hours to cool
Debra Dec 31, 2018 Pt. Pleasant, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were a party of two -- mom and adult daughter. The staff at The Blackburn are so accommodating and professional. We enjoyed being able to walk to downtown Staunton.
Eleanore Dec 27, 2018 Reston, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spacious rooms, nicely decorated, beautiful historic building, modern and luxurious bathrooms
Other Comments
A hidden gem! Very affordable considering what a luxurious hotel it is.
Emma Dec 11, 2018 Ashland, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic property. Large room (3 rooms actually. I only requested a queen but got a queen bedroom, a sitting room, a foyer with a desk, and a modern bathroom.). Lots of free parking 4 blocks from the historic district.
James Dec 01, 2018 Springfield, VA, USA

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