— Many great places to stay and things to do —
Local Historic Hotel
STONEWALL JACKSON HOTEL
Make your stay in the majestic Shenandoah Valley truly historic with the inviting accommodations and soulful hospitality of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel, a Valley landmark for over 80 years. Staunton, Virginia.
Local Bed & Breakfast Inns
BED & BREAKFASTS OF THE HISTORIC SHENANDOAH VALLEY
A collection of B&B Inns, each offering its own unique style, outstanding breakfast, unparalleled comfort and all guaranteeing premier Shenandoah Valley hospitality.
BLUEBERRY HILL FARM
Just 2 miles from Rockbridge Vineyard – a vacation suite located in our large country home with a separate entrance via the upstairs porch which is for your private use. The suite consists of a bedroom furnished with an antique queen bed and a daybed, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a year-round sun room/sitting room which has tree-top views of the farm, gardens, pond and distant mountains. Enjoy hiking, picnicking, row boating, fishing (the pond is stocked with large mouth bass), or just relaxing on the porch and maybe getting a glimpse of the wildlife.
956 Spottswood Rd, Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 – (540) 377-2240 or (540) 414-1487
STEELE’S TAVERN MANOR HIDEAWAY and ALPINE HIDEAWAY COTTAGES
Planning a wine tasting trip to the valley or a wedding, reception or party at the vineyard? Then check out the Bed & Breakfast and Cottages for you and/or fellow guests. They are located on Rt 11, just 2 miles from Rockbridge Vineyard. The B&B offers 5 very comfortable guest rooms, 3 with king beds and 2 queen bed suites. The 3 cottages for couples are romantic, secluded luxury hideaways great for special occasions and honeymoons.
8400 North Lee Highway, Steele’s Tavern, VA – toll free (800) 743-8666
“A Diamond in the Crust,” nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, just a stone’s throw from the quaint village of Montebello, Virginia, whose name translates, appropriately enough, to “beautiful mountain.”
964 Zink’s Mill School Rd., Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 27, Montebello, VA 24464 – (540) 377-9383
BACK IN THYME
When visiting the Rockbridge Winery, Back In Thyme is just 1/2 mile down the road and welcomes you to spend a night or two. Three lovely antique furnished bedrooms appointed with sumptuous beds and luxurious linens for your most comfortable night. Full breakfast, snack pantry, afternoon tea, hot tub, pool, views and gardens. Relax and enjoy the peace and beauty.
2060 Raphine Road, Raphine, VA 24472 – (540) 377-9271 or toll free (877) 977-9271
The Bed and Breakfast at Llewellyn Lodge has been serving weary Shenandoah Valley travelers for over 18 years. The charming half-century old gray brick Colonial is located in the quiet residential part of the Lexington, VA, just a short walk down tree-lined Main Street to the shops, museums, colleges, and restaurants.
603 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-3235 or toll free (800) 882-1145
FOX HILL BED & BREAKFAST
Unwind and delight in the quiet, comfortable elegance of this 38-acre country retreat. Relax in your private suite, or curl up on the porch and watch the clouds float over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The grounds provide endless opportunities to commune with nature: stroll in the shade along the spring-fed stream as the bluebirds swoop by, feed the koi in the two-tier garden pond while listening to the cascading waters, and wander in the lovely gardens. Conveniently located near the Virginia Horse Center and the historic town of Lexington, Virginia.
4383 Borden Grant Trail, Fairfield, VA 24435 – (540) 377-9922 or toll free (800) 369-8005
THE HUMMINGBIRD INN
Enjoy country hospitality in a unique Virginia Inn, a Victorian Carpenter Gothic villa in a little railroad town. The Hummingbird Inn is perfect for family gatherings and reunions of friends – there’s lots of space to spread out and enjoy visiting with one another. Centrally located just west of scenic Goshen Pass.
30 Wood Lane, Goshen, VA 24439 – (540) 997-9065 or toll free (800) 397-3214
WINDYMILE CABIN & ADAIR HILL COTTAGE
Built in 2010, these Lexington vacation rentals offer peace, solitude, and outstanding views of the southern Shenandoah Valley. Convenient to Lexington, Staunton, Natural Bridge, and The Virginia Horse Center in The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The model for these mountain cabin & cottage rentals is one of value (from $125) privacy and Blue Ridge Mountain views.
Southwestern Shenandoah Valley of Rockbridge County, Lexington, VA 24439 – (540) 348-5040
MeadowCroft Farm is a 7th generation working family farm in the rural community of Swoope (pronounced Swope), named after Jacob Swoope, the first mayor of Staunton and a land developer in the late 1700s.
Run by Bill and Judie Croft, the Farm dates back to the mid 1700s and is a diversified operation consisting of beef cattle, sheep and crops.
In 1998, an acidified processing facility known as “The Pickle Factory” was added to the farm. Today, 60+ all natural products are labeled under MeadowCroft Farm brand Heirloom Pickles – Relishes – Fruit Jams – Pepper Jellies and Salsas and distributed across the US.
In 2013 restoration began on an 1820 two-story hand-hewn log cabin that stands on the property. Shortly after beginning this renovation, the Crofts purchased a 1795 two-story cabin, dismantled it and brought it to the site to be added to the original cabin. As Judie anxiously watched every exterior board being removed she thought, “If only these walls could talk!”
Renovations and updates to the joined cabins were completed in 2018 and the Inn at MeadowCroft opened to delight guests to this beautiful, historic property.
331 Glebe School Rd., Swoope, VA 24479 – (540) 712-0791
Other Local Attractions
A water-powered grist mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offering kitchenware, gift shop, stone-ground flours, crafts, and “best things from France, Italy and around the world. Four miles west from Exit 205 off I-81/64 on Raphine Road (Rt. 606).
55 Kennedy (Raphine Road), Raphine, VA 24472 – (540) 348-1400
CYRUS MCCORMICK FARM
This 634-acre farm was where Cyrus McCormick demonstrated the first successful mechanical reaper. The reaper, which harvested grain five times faster with much less effort than a man with a scythe or sickle was a revolution in agriculture. The farm is now a research station operated by Virginia Tech, and features a restored blacksmith shop, gristmill and museum. Located approximately one mile east from Exit 205 off I-81/64 on Rt. 606.
Rt. 606, Raphine, VA 24472 – (540) 377-2255
MOUNTAIN VIEW FARM GREENHOUSES
Mountain View Farm Greenhouses is a family-owned and operated business providing indoor plants and a variety of greenhouse foliage. All of the space is covered, so weather is not a factor for browsing their selection – it’s warm and dry year round! A year-round professional workforce is able to answer horticultural questions. Located on Maury River Rd. (Rt. 39), 12 miles from Lexington, immediately west of the village of Rockbridge Baths. Look for the sign before crossing the Maury River Bridge.
16 McCurdy Lane, Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473 – (540) 348-5091
At Mountain View Farm we believe that sunshine, good soil, and happy cows make for delicious farmstead cheeses. Our beautiful 250 acre dairy farm currently houses around 200 cows (Jersey, Holstein, and cross-bred) which we milk twice daily. We are a year round farming operation. Our cows are out on pasture-rotationally grazed and receive non-GMO feeds.We craft raw milk, artisan cheeses that are aged 60 days as well as fresh, pasteurized products.Mountain View Farm Products, LLC is family owned and operated by Fred and Christie Huger. We live on the farm in Fairfield, Virginia with our three children, Anderson, Everette, and Isabelle.