While you are here for the Music Festival, we invite you to patronize our partner businesses and destinations.  Staunton is the perfect base from which to explore Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Abounding in history and architectural splendor, Staunton has frequently been hailed as one of the best small towns in America.  The compact historic downtown offers a wealth of shopping, dining, and cultural activities.  So whether you are here for just one day or attending the entire Festival, discover all the Queen City has to offer.





Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast (save 15%)
Victorian Luxury in the Shenandoah Valley. One of the loveliest homes in the city, completely restored in the past five years and situated overlooking the historic downtown district. Walking distance to all the concerts and finest downtown Staunton offerings. A perfect way to immerse yourself in Staunton!  Call direct (540) 480-6706 or book online at 
BHBandB.us . 



The Blackburn Inn (save 20%)

The Blackburn Inn is a 49-room boutique hotel on a picturesque 80-acre campus in downtown Staunton. Designed by master builder and Thomas Jefferson protégé Thomas Blackburn, The Inn embodies artful design and offers guests an upscale, indulgent experience – by blending its historic story and architecture with modern, state-of-the-art service. Call direct (540) 712-0601 to book your room and ask for the Staunton Music Festival 20% discount!  Book by June 14 and save 25%!


Frederick House: a small hotel (save 10% or more)
Frederick House offers the perfect location for downtown Festival events located just off the main crossroads (Beverley and Augusta). Five historic houses built between 1810 and 1880 with modern amenities (ensuite bathrooms, wifi, cable tv, A/C).  We welcome guests each morning with a hot breakfast.  Book online or call us direct 540-885-4220.  Mention this ad for a 10% discount!!  Stay longer and save up to 30%!


Hotel 24 South (reduced room rates)
Originally opened in 1924, the Hotel 24 South remains a landmark of Colonial Revivalist architecture and welcomes guests with echoes of the glittering splendor of the Roaring 20's. Fully renovated in 2005, the new hotel boasts on-site restaurant, indoor pool, meeting facilties and all the amenities standard. Call (540) 885-4848 or book directly online to receive the discounted SMF room rates ($119 weekday, $149 weekend).


Olde Staunton Inn (discounted rate available)
The Olde Staunton Inn is a large historic home (c.1910) offering comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations at a reasonable price. In Staunton's New Town Historic District, the Inn is conveniently located on the city's free trolley route and within walking distance of Blackfriars Playhouse, The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, and the many fine restaurants and shops downtown. The Inn offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere for your visit to the Shenandoah Valley. 





Hailed as "one of the country's best-kept foodie secrets" (Baltimore Magazine) and recently featured in Vogue Magazine, Staunton features a number of award-winning places to eat. Out of dozens, we have listed here a few that are located within an easy walk from all SMF events.


Aioli Mediterranean Cuisine
(540) 885-1414   |   29 N. Augusta St.


BluPoint Seafood Co.
(540) 712-0291   |   123 W. Beverley St.


Clocktower Restaurant & Bar
(540) 213-0665   |   27 W. Beverley St.


Cranberry's Grocery & Eatery
(540) 885-4755   |   7 S. New St.

Pampered Palate Cafe
(540) 886-9463   |   26 E. Beverley St.


The Shack
(540) 490-1961   |   105 S. Coalter St.



Reunion Bakery and Espresso
(540) 461-1211   |   26 S. New St.


Taste of India Restaurant
(540) 213-8882   |   106 S. New St.


Zynodoa Restaurant
(540) 885-7775   |   115 E. Beverley St.






To discover even more resources for your visit, head over to the Visit Staunton site.