The Best Girls Trip in Virginia

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What’s better than a girl’s weekend away? Whether you and your friends are animal lovers, foodies, adventure enthusiasts, or prefer to get creative, hosting your girls trip at The Blackburn ensures the perfect getaway.

The best suite to host your girls trip is The Penthouse at The Lofts. It has many amenities, like a full kitchen with bar seating, a private rooftop deck, 2 spacious bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. Join us and enjoy Staunton, no matter what type of girl group you are.

Spa Day at The Blackburn
Venture to the Spa at The Blackburn with your girls to start your trip off with relaxation and rejuvenation. The Spa provides facials, massages, cupping, waxing, and lash services! Right now, if you call or email us to book a facial, you can enjoy a FREE face waxing session. Get your trip started the right way in our spa.

Explore Staunton and Beyond

Start your day at the local Staunton Farmers Market. Open on Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon, the Staunton Farmers Market offers farm-fresh produce and foods and local artisan products. To get there from The Blackburn, head towards historic downtown Staunton to the Wharf Parking Lot on Johnson Street and Central Ave.

Once you’ve gathered all of the fresh produce you can carry, you can head to one of the many local restaurants, breweries, bars, or wineries. One of the best ways to experience Staunton is to grab a self-guided walking map of downtown at the Staunton Visitors Center. If you’re visiting us on a Saturday, you can also head to the lobby of the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art for free walking tours. These guided walking tours include touring four of Staunton’s seven historic districts. During the tour, you will learn fun facts about the Staunton’s origins, history, and architecture.

Adventure Awaits

If you’d prefer to increase your elevation, a hike up to Humpback Rocks would be the way to go. The massive 3,080-foot rock formation is known as one of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s premier and most popular views.

Another fun activity for the adventurous girls is heading to Star B Stables. Here, you can hop on a horse and head out for an hour-long trail ride with an experienced guide! You can set up an appointment on their website.

Heading to Staunton’s historic downtown is a great option for those who love shopping! Explore the charming streets and visit the unique, locally owned boutiques, offering an extensive array of antiques, arts, gifts, and more.

Creative Crafting

For those who love all things artsy, you can visit Art Hive, the local creative reuse and art center. Here, you can find supplies for any project, take classes, connect with local artists, find boutique items, and experience their art gallery. Check out their calendar of events to see if they will be hosting a crafting class when you’re in town!

For plant-loving artists, heading to Burrow & Vine would be a great option. This houseplant lifestyle shop also provides classes and events that are perfect for your girl’s trip. They typically provide yoga classes as well as jewelry, paint, or planting classes. Head to Burrow & Vine and check out some local artisan works!

Another fun way to spend your time is a DIY night at The Blackburn. Bring what you need for your ideal crafting session, or purchase what you need at Art Hive or a local department store. Buy a bottle of wine from our Second Draft Bistro, gather your art supplies, and meet in The Penthouse at The Lofts to have a DIY craft night!

If you’re a creative group that prefers the theatrical arts, head to Staunton’s local American Shakespeare Center. This is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre that features classical Shakespeare performances. We even have a discounted rate when you stay at The Blackburn and see a show at the American Shakespeare Center.

No matter what activities you and your friends enjoy, staying at The Blackburn is the perfect home base for your time in Staunton. Start planning your fun stay and book today!