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.


Aioli Mediterranean Cuisine

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


Laughing Bird Pho

(540) 712-0262   |   12 E. Beverley St.

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Table 44

(540) 885-5026   |   300 Church St.

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BluPoint Seafood Co.

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


Pampered Palate Café

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

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Taste of India

(540) 213-8882   |   106 S. New St.

Byers St Bistro

(540) 887-6100   |   18 Byers St.


Réunion Bakery & Espresso

(540) 461-1211   |   26 S. New St.


Yelping Dog Wine

(540) 885-2275   |   9 E.. Beverley St.


Cranberrys Grocery & Eatery

(540) 885-4755   |   7 S. New St.

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The Shack

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



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


(540) 885-9988   |   9 W. Beverley St.

(540) 885-7332   |   42 Middlebrook Ave.

(540) 712-0721   |   7 W. 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

(540) 480-6706

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!

SMF guests save 15%!

Frederick House

28 North New St

(540) 885-4220

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.

Stay longer to save more!

Meadowlark Ridge B&B

156 Dividing Ridge Rd, Mt. Solon, VA

(540) 466-1588

Meadowlark Ridge offers a luxurious night's sleep for a relaxing getaway. Carefully restored open beam log home provides modern amenities amid stunning rural vistas. The birds and wind chimes sing in the breeze to transform your thoughts. Bedrooms plus great room, library/game room, and more.

SMF guests save 15%
with code SMF#2021

The Blackburn Inn

301 Greenville Ave

(540) 712-0601

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.

SMF guests save 20%!

Gibson's Warehouse

19-21 Middlebrook Ave

(540) 324-5050

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.

Montclair B&B

320 North New St

(540) 885-8832

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.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

114 Staunton Crossing Way

(540) 213-4100

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

(540) 885-4848

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

(540) 213-4000

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.