Fact Sheet
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About The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

Overview
Constructed in 1828, The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center offers the perfect balance between classic Virginia and modern elegance. The tranquil, historic hotel is just moments from the excitement of downtown Staunton and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. The property sits on a sprawling 80 acres of historical grounds, and was designed by Thomas Jefferson’s protégé, Thomas Blackburn. Characterized by its old-time charm, The Blackburn promises a distinct blend of timeless glamour, modern finishes, artful design, and superior hospitality.

Established
The Blackburn Inn opened in 2018 as a historic 49-room boutique hotel.

Location
Centrally-located in the heart of Staunton, Virginia, The Blackburn is just blocks away from the American Shakespeare Center, Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library, and the city’s shopping and entertainment hub along with some of the best restaurants in the Shenandoah Valley.

The Blackburn is less than 3 hours from Washington, D.C. and under 2 hours from Richmond, Virginia, making it a city person’s dream getaway in the mountains.

Accommodations
The Blackburn offers 49 beautifully designed guest rooms including a Deluxe Queen, Deluxe Queen with Sleep Sofa, Deluxe Queen with Soaking Tub, and Cozy Queen. The rooms blend modern and historic expressions with elegant touches noted throughout the design, such as barn-style doors, original pine floors, oversized bathrooms, and intricate architectural features. All of the rooms provide a wealth of well-appointed amenities that offer guests a comfortable and timeless experience while ensuring that they still enjoy access to modern conveniences.

Hotel Amenities
The Blackburn’s functional and full-service hotel amenities, combined with exceptional hospitality, create a home away from home where guests can truly unwind.

In-room luxuries include plush bath towels, luxury bed linens, large-screen televisions, 12-foot ceilings, rainfall showers, complimentary toiletries, and a Keurig and a refrigerator.

Guests will find a balance of thoughtful, curated indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the rest of the hotel including Second Draft Bar & Bistro, the hotel’s onsite dining and patio.

Guests will also enjoy walking the beautiful front lawn, lounging on the cigar patio, shopping in the gift shop, an intimate art gallery, access to the fitness center and a complimentary breakfast each morning.

Meetings & Events
Each special day deserves a special backdrop and The Blackburn offers 80 acres of picturesque Virginia landscape. The outdoor wedding venue includes the breathtaking front lawn and historic fountain area. The scenic landscapes can be easily customized and accommodate up to 200 attendees. The Blackburn also offers a beautiful 1,200 sq. ft. indoor meeting and events space.

Capable of accommodating up to 35 seated dinner guests, the space honors the original architecture’s charm and commitment to elegance.

Leadership
Robin Miller of Miller & Associates, Owner
Retro Hospitality, Management Company
Richard Smith, General Manager

Growth Plans
The Blackburn is in the process of adding a Conference Center and Spa facility to the property which will be completed in Fall 2020. Upon completion, the property will include 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Contacts
Bree Brostko, Marketing bree@retrohospitality.com
Richard Smith, General Manager richard.smith@blackburn-inn.com
Mary Autry, Corporate Operations mary@retrohospitality.com