The Blackburn Inn

Elisabeth Barker
Deal Expert

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

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
"Spacious rooms, nicely decorated, beautiful historic building, modern and luxurious bathrooms"
Dec 11, 2018
Ashland, VA, 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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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.  



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


  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

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


  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary valet service


  • ADA compliant rooms


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 US$50 plus tax per pet per stay.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Blackburn Inn over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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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
Other Comments
Wish they had more information on their history. Previously it was a state mental hospital and a prison. Would like to know more!
Alfred Nov 25, 2018 Reston, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and nice rooms
Other Comments
bar service and foods not as good
Fuad Oct 11, 2018 Timonium, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms are spacious. Breakfast is continental with delicious bakery items. Staff were very accommodating
Other Comments
I would not recommend this hotel who has trouble getting around. The hotel is on a hill and you are walking up to the door. For most people this would not be a problem, for older people it might be.
Nancy Sep 23, 2018 Williamsburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff! Love the nice personal touches such as milk and cookies!
Tarsha Sep 19, 2018 Rockville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent accomodations, convient location, and a very nice staff. Continental breakfast was very nice with fresh and delicious pastries.
Thomas Sep 19, 2018 Strasburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
the staff was very attentive
Richard Sep 14, 2018 Rogersville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The daily breakfast, which included fresh baked pastries from a local bakery, and seating outdoors on the very large balcony overlooking the lawn. Also, the bathroom in the room was very nice. Staff was incredibly nice and helpful.
Shirley Sep 08, 2018 Bethesda, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Complimentary Breakfast, evening milk and cookies. Staff was extremely friendly.
Shannon Sep 04, 2018 Lehighton, PA, USA

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