This Is Your Guide to the Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway in Virginia

View of a happy couple playing in the snow

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.

During your winter getaway, stay at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center in historic Staunton, VA. The Blackburn Inn sits in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, keeping you close to all of the best attractions and activities.

How to Have the Perfect Winter Weekend Getaway in Virginia


Whether you want to stay cozy with your loved one in our luxurious hotel or get out and explore our family-friendly town, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of suggestions for the best ways to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in Virginia!

Drive Along Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. It takes about three hours to drive the entire length, or you can pick your favorite portions to explore. No matter the time of the year, Skyline Drive boasts views of some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Shenandoah Valley.

As you cruise along the scenic road, you’ll have 70 overlooks to choose from to stop and gaze at towering mountains and deep, breathtaking valleys. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as deer, black bears, and wild turkeys.

Note: Inclement weather can cause closures of Skyline Drive at any time. Call the Park’s recorded information line: (540) 999-3500 for the most current status.

Enjoy Wine Tasting

The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia contains agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. This means that Staunton and the surrounding area are home to a collection of top-notch tasting rooms. During your winter escape getaway, head to a winery sip on some delectable local wines.

Ox-Eye Vineyards
Located in Downtown Staunton.
Yelping Dog Wine
Located in Downtown Staunton.
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Located in Fishersville, a 16-minute drive from Staunton.
Rockbridge Vineyards
Located in Raphine, a 26-minute drive from Staunton.


Hit the Slopes


Did you know that The Blackburn is within driving distance of destinations specializing in downhill winter activities? Make your winter adventure complete and head to Massanutten Resort or Wintergreen Ski Resort. Whether you’re interested in skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, or ice skating, these resorts have got you covered! Then retreat to your cozy accommodations at The Blackburn. We recommend upgrading to a Deluxe Queen where you can warm-up and sooth your tired muscles in our soaking tub.

Wintergreen Resort
Located in Nellysford, a 40-minute drive from Staunton.
Massanutten Resort
Located in Massanutten, a 45-minute drive from Staunton.


Indulge in Delicious Food and Drinks

Recently named one of the “South’s Newest Foodie Hotspots” by Vogue, Staunton is brimming with fantastic dining options from elegant fine dining to drive-thrus and everything in between. Our lively town is also home to some of the best bartenders around, so it’s easy to find a refreshing, handcrafted cocktail.

Lite Bites
Farm-to-Table
Gluten-Free
Brunch
Global Cuisine
Ice Cream Parlors
Coffee shops


Cuddle Up at The Blackburn


When you stay at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, you’ll fall in love with the stunning in-room luxuries, including a rainfall shower, plush bath towels, luxury toiletries, and a divine mattress. We offer an array of rooms and suites, so there is always something to fit your style and needs. Our accommodations include Cozy Queen Rooms, Deluxe Queen Rooms, Deluxe Queen Rooms with a Soaker Tub, and Queen Suites. After you spend the day breathing in the crisp winter air, you can retreat to your home away from home and make yourself comfortable.

What are you waiting for? Take a look at our availability and start planning your winter weekend getaway in Virginia now!