DINING & LODGING
Where to Eat
Hailed as "one of the country's best-kept foodie secrets" (Baltimore Magazine) and 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 in the historic downtown, within an easy walk from all SMF events.
Laughing Bird Pho
(540) 712-0262 | 12 E. Beverley St.
Yelping Dog Wine
(540) 885-2275 | 9 E.. Beverley St.
Where to Stay
With its signature architecture and vibrant, compact downtown, Staunton, Virginia offers many wonderful options for lodging during your visit. And situated at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 64, Staunton also has numerous chain hotels within a few minutes drive of downtown. We recommend a more personal experience by staying in the heart of downtown, where everything (including all Festival concerts) are a short walk away. Early planning is encouraged as lodging downtown books fast.
Berkeley House B&B
303 Berkeley Pl
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!
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28 North New St
Frederick House offers the perfect location for downtown Festival events located just off the main crossroads (Beverley and Augusta). Five historic houses built 1810-1880 with modern amenities (ensuite bathrooms, wifi, cable tv, A/C). Guests receive homemade hot breakfast each morning.
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320 North New St
Montclair B&B is a carefully restored c. 1880 Italianate Townhouse in Historic Downtown Staunton. Guests enjoy the relaxed ambiance, personal service, and overnight accommodations with your choice of rooms, in addition to a library, private sitting rooms, and modern amenities.
The Blackburn Inn
301 Greenville Ave
The Blackburn Inn is a 49-room boutique hotel on a picturesque 80-acre campus in downtown Staunton. Designed by Jefferson protégé Thomas Blackburn, The Inn embodies artful design and offers guests an indulgent experience – blending history and architecture with modern, state-of-the-art service.
19-21 Middlebrook Ave
Step back into time at Staunton's premiere boutique hotel, located at the historic Wharf in downtown Staunton. Fully modern living spaces, including king beds, free WIFI, and access to laundry, adorn a stunning TJ Collins structure. A short walk to Trinity Church and numerous shopping/dining options.
208 Kalorama St
Located just a block from Blackfriars Playhouse and conveniently situated to all Festival events, Staunton Stays offers luxurious short-term and vacation accommodations. A home away from home for your Staunton visit, featuring full kitchens, free parking and WIFI, smart TVs, laundry, and much more.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
114 Staunton Crossing Way
Conveniently located at the intersection of I-81 and I-64, Fairfield Inn & Suites (a Marriot property) offers predictable modern comfort and ease of access, just a 5 min drive to downtown Staunton. Stay here and enjoy the complimentary WIFI and hot buffet, indoor salt pool, and 24/7 fitness room.
Hotel 24 South
24 South Market St
Originally opened in 1924, Hotel 24 South (formerly Stonewall Jackson Hotel) remains a landmark of Colonial Revivalist architecture and welcomes guests with echoes of the Roaring 20's. Fully renovated in 2005, the new hotel boasts on-site restaurant, indoor pool, meeting facilities and all the amenities standard.
$119 midweek rate!
TRU by Hilton
120 Staunton Crossing Way
Newly-built hotel just off the interstate at the eastern edge of Staunton. A short drive brings you to historic downtown Staunton, while the hotel itself offers free breakfast, parking, and WIFI in addition to all the usual amenities. The entire property is smoke-free and offers choice of 2 Queen or 1 King bed.