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Learn more about how to make the most of your time at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, from our very favorite places in charming Downtown Staunton to the must-see highlights on our list of regional attractions.

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The Blackburn Inn: A Hotel with History

Calling all architecture and history buffs! Welcome summer with a weekend in the Shenandoah Valley. The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is rich with history and architecture to enjoy while you relax at our beautiful resort. Learn more about our history below and start planning your trip today!

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Best Weekend Getaway from Richmond & D.C. Itinerary

Do you have a final free weekend coming up this summer? Are you wondering where you should escape to in the Shenandoah Valley? The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is your answer! This spot is the ideal home base for any getaway from Richmond or D.C. It’s one of the prettiest historic hotels in Staunton, VA with lots of activities like hiking and wineries nearby. Here’s our suggested itinerary — come explore with us!

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Wineries Near Staunton Virginia

Welcome summer with a weekend of wine and relaxation in Staunton and the Shenandoah Valley. The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center is the perfect place to make your “home base” as you explore the beautiful wineries we have to offer in our local area. View our top picks for wineries near Staunton in the blog below to start planning your stay.

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Biking in Staunton, VA, Is an Adventure You Need to Experience

Looking for your next adventure? Try exploring the scenic Shenandoah Valley on two wheels! Our pastoral landscapes and charming downtown, make Staunton a great biking destination where you’ll have access to many excursions throughout the surrounding Shenandoah Valley and Allegheny Mountains. Check out our favorite on-and-off road cycling routes.

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See the Town in a Whole New Way at Staunton, VA, Museums

The quaint, serene town of Staunton, Virginia, boasts a wealth of historically significant things to do and see. The area is pouring with museums, playhouses, art galleries, and unique architecture. Keep reading to learn about our most highly recommended Staunton, VA, museums and historical attractions.

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Your Guide to the Best Things To Do in Staunton, VA, with Kids

For parents looking for a fun getaway that mixes adventure and recreation with education we’ve got the trip for you! Staunton, Virginia is filled with culturally enriching museums and attractions that will keep your crew engaged and asking lots of questions!

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Washington, D.C., to Staunton, VA: How to Have the Best Trip Ever

Are you in dire need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city? If you want to embrace the charm and picturesque scenery of an amazing city, then you need to take a trip from Washington, D.C., to Staunton, VA. The distance between Washington and Staunton is only about 160 miles. We’ve outlined the best travel options for you. Plus, some ideas on how to spend your time once you arrive!

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Why You Need to Explore Downtown Staunton, VA

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the charming small town, Staunton, Virginia. This historic town has it all— a vibrant arts scene, delectable restaurants, locally-owned boutiques, and picture-perfect architecture and scenery. Keep reading to learn about our favorite stops to make in downtown Staunton, VA.

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You Need to Experience Hiking in Staunton, VA

People travel from near and far to gaze at the unbelievable views of the Shenandoah Valley. You have to hike to reach some of these points, but that’s part of the fantastic adventure! To learn about all of the can’t-miss spots for hiking in Staunton, VA, please keep reading.

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You Need to Experience the Fascinating Grand Caverns in Virginia

When you stay at The Blackburn Inn in the Shenandoah Valley, you’ll have access to a plethora of exciting outdoor adventures. Have you ever explored a natural limestone cavern? The Grand Caverns in Virginia is the oldest continually operating show cave in the United States since 1806. These caverns are unlike anything you’ve seen before, and they’re calling your name.

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How to Have the Best Road Trip From Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA

Do you live in Richmond, Virginia? If you’re searching for the perfect place for your next getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, consider taking a trip to historic and charming Staunton. The driving distance between these cities is just over 100 miles, and the travel time is only about an hour and 40 minutes. To get the inside scoop on how to embark on an adventure from Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA, keep reading!

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Shenandoah National Park for Fall Colors?

Virginia is a magical, outdoor oasis unlike any other. Do you consider yourself a fall foliage fanatic? If so, you must visit the Shenandoah National Park. During autumn, the park comes alive with colorful trees, auburn sunsets, and golden rolling hills. If you’re wondering about the best time to visit Shenandoah National Park for fall colors, keep reading.

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Here Are the Best Wineries Near Staunton, Virginia

Staunton sits in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. During your visit to this charming city, dive into its culture, and visit a local winery. We know there are a plethora of wineries near Staunton, Virginia, so we’ve laid out the best of the best for you.

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Roanoke, VA, to Staunton, VA: The Best Getaway You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Star City or Roanoke, Virginia is just a short drive from Staunton and while the rolling landscapes are similar the charming towns that make up the Shenandoah Valley are the real stars. Road trippers traveling Interstate 81, from Roanoke, often discover these small towns by accident but for those living in the Blue Ridge you can explore these noteworthy main streets that are less than two hours away. Make it a relaxing weekend at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center. If you’re interested in embarking on a getaway from Roanoke, VA, to Staunton, VA, read on to learn more!

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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.

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