$79 & up – Virginia: Historic Shenandoah Valley Inn

The Blackburn Inn
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Why We Love This Deal

This charming Shenandoah Valley inn boasts tons of historic charm and classic elegance. Stroll the grounds or sip coffee on the wraparound porch and save 55% on stays through August.

What's Included

  • Travel through August
    • $79 per night ... Sunday-Thursday
    • $109-$119 per night ... Friday-Saturday

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a resort fee of $10 plus tax per night; the fee covers a light breakfast, Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, parking and use of the fitness center
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply 
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"The serenity it provided in the mountainview setting with friendly service. The room was well-appointed. My husband enjoyed the rainfall showerhead. Easy access to historic downtown Staunton. The breakfast was varied and delicious. The pastry from Reunion bakery were a treat."
May 22, 2019 - Perry Hall, MD, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Charming historic property with original grand arched doorways and a winding staircase
  • Breathtaking views of the grounds and downtown from the rooftop cupola
  • The building was originally constructed by Thomas Jefferson protégé Thomas R. Blackburn in 1828
  • Complimentary sparkling wine at check-in and light European breakfast 
  • Close to downtown Staunton, which Conde Nast Traveler listed as one of the "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C."


The Blackburn Inn sits in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, in historical Staunton. The property, built in 1828 by Thomas Jefferson protégé Thomas R. Blackburn, still features original architectural elements such as arched doorways, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces in select guest rooms. 

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, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and mini-fridges. A light European breakfast is complimentary, as is a glass of sparkling wine upon check-in.

The on-site restaurant, Second Draft, 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. Be sure to stroll through the in-house art gallery, which showcases the works of local artists. 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. Guests also have access to the full-service fitness center. This hotel offers dog-friendly rooms and treats your furry friends to complimentary bowls, beds and treats.



  • 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 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.

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.

55% Off

$79 / night


When You Can Go

Options through August

Getting There

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. 

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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
(78 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Blackburn Inn over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The serenity it provided in the mountainview setting with friendly service. The room was well-appointed. My husband enjoyed the rainfall showerhead. Easy access to historic downtown Staunton. The breakfast was varied and delicious. The pastry from Reunion bakery were a treat.
Patricia May 22, 2019 Perry Hall, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The shower and quietness of the hotel.
Other Comments
I enjoyed the location and ammenities of the Blackburn Inn.
Amber May 12, 2019 North Chesterfield, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely cozy room with excellent features . .. lots of plug-ins near the beds, great lighting, big tv, very nice bathroom. The room wasn't huge, but it was more than adequate. Very comfortable bed & bedding.
Allyn May 07, 2019 Victoria, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nicely appointed rooms.
Other Comments
Staff wasn’t helpful, welcoming or helpful. Upon check in I wasn’t told anything about the hotel nor told about breakfast or the restaurant. When I went down that evening for wine, I had to ask the server for a menu and was barely acknowledged. Very unfortunate, as I’m a frequent traveler to the area for work and would have been a frequent patron.
Selena May 03, 2019 Aliquippa, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The remodel was modern and very nice.
Other Comments
I didn't realize that it was used for several other things before it became a hotel. It was cool but a little different than expected upon arrival. Maybe my error for snagging the deal without doing research. I will return, maybe even stay longer. I didn't get to partake in the lawn activities, maybe I was supposed to ask, but there was no promotion of said activities. I liked that it wasn't the normal busy hotel, but that also made it feel a little spooky too. Very clean, off the beaten path which was fine. The main grounds were beautifully manicured and pristine. For 80 acres, I was a bit confused as to the no trespass signs, the adjacent buildings and just stayed off campus exploring the surrounding area for fulfillment. I scored it high, it has pros and cons. Wasn't a standard hotel with pools and such, but has a draw for relaxed and secludedness with historical charm and a modern flavor.
Orlando May 02, 2019 Culpeper, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Reunion pastries!
Other Comments
We loved everything from the historic buildings and grounds to the comfy bed and linens. Though we didn't have dinner at the restaurant, we enjoyed the BBQ flatbread and a couple of local brews.
Anne May 02, 2019 North Chesterfield, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully renovated building on lovely grounds.
Other Comments
All the staff very professional and friendly. The "light" breakfast was excellent, really European style with cold meat, cheeses etc. Their locally made pastry was absolutely delicious.
Russell Apr 30, 2019 Kissimmee, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully restored older building in a great location close to town. Very charming!
Other Comments
Highly recommended for a visit, you will feel pampered.
Anthony Apr 21, 2019 Lansdale, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room, comfortable bed.
David Mar 28, 2019 Ashburn, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was an overall good value for such a distinctive property. All the staff was friendly and helpful. It was a good location near the downtown area.
Other Comments
While it was a good value, they still have several kinks to work out and I would only go back and stay there again with a different room. My suite was lovely, but was on the end front corner. I had traffic sounds on two sides and railroad tracks on one side. The room has the original single pane windows and bare wood floors, so there was not much to limit the outside noise. The room itself was spacious and well decorated with several amenities. I went to the Bistro for a light dinner around 7 and I was the only customer. They did not have two of the items listed on the limited menu. The item I ordered was good and the friendly server also pointed out free fruit I could take back to the room.. The expanded continental breakfast the next morning was nice and the pastries were delicious. However, the area ran out of plates, and a customer had to run someone down to get some. I hope they are able to work these minor kinks out, since it is a lovely property and they do have a charming staff.
Susan Mar 27, 2019 Vienna, VA, USA

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