Our Stay at The Blackburn Inn

A Full Review of The Blackburn Inn in Staunton Virginia | She Saw Style
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This post is in partnership with The Blackburn Inn, who so kindly comped our overnight stay. This, in no way, alters my opinions and review of the location. Huge thank-you to the companies who allow She Saw Style to branch out with new endeavors, and to my readers for supporting me and these companies.

A Full Review of The Blackburn Inn in Staunton Virginia | She Saw Style

What better way to kickstart spring than with a trip to The Blackburn Inn in Staunton, Virginia? It’s the perfect escape from reality!

Last weekend, my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to road-trip up to Staunton, VA (a little less than two hours northwest of Richmond) for an over-night stay at The Blackburn Inn. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Neither of us had ever visited the city of Staunton, and all we knew of the hotel was that in its past life it had been not only an asylum, but also a prison. There’s certainly some interesting history surrounding the place! However, it completely won us with its charm, from the moment we entered the giant, circular driveway for check-in on Sunday, to the last time we walked down the grand double-staircase on Monday.

Some folks asked us if we were uncomfortable staying there, knowing the more challenging history of the building. My response? Certainly not. If you didn’t know … you’d never know! The inn feels like a combination of The Notebook and Gone With the Wind. It’s romantic and spacious, modern and relaxing. I would suggest a trip here if you’re looking for a place to take your significant other for an anniversary. I would also highly recommend it if you’re an entrepreneur, author, or partake in any other kind of business and you need a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I absolutely say you need a trip here if you enjoy history, culture, and feeling at peace. So, basically, no matter your situation, this is an excellent place to stay.

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The Blackburn Inn is unlike any other hotel I’ve visited.

Each and every bedroom is unique, so you can expect a different experience with each stay. The queen beds are plush and comfortable, the rain-style showers are sizable (you can also book a room with deluxe tubs to soak in), and our particular spot on the third floor included a foyer with the perfect amount of space to store our luggage and get ready in the morning without bumping into each other.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that they offered a complimentary breakfast bar in the morning. Most of the foods were from local artisans and bakeries (they even included croissants from our new favorite café). This is hosted in their bistro on the first floor, which also offers happy hour and dinner later in the day. If you have any desire whatsoever to depart from the inn, you can find suggestions of nearby eateries on their website.

. Honestly, once we were there, we really didn’t want to – it’s glorious. It’s only half a mile from downtown Staunton, but far enough removed from all the hustle and bustle of “normal life” that it feels like such a luxurious escape from reality.

If I were to truly express every pleasant thought that occurred to me on this trip, I’m pretty sure I could write a book. The Blackburn Inn was definitely somewhere I will be visiting again. Staunton hosts so many hidden gems, and I can’t wait to share more about them in my city guide, coming soon!


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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Brandon
    April 1, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    Love how all these pictures turned out. Such an awesome job.

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    Danielle
    April 1, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    What a beautiful little place! I love staying in Inns and Boutique hotels – usually such a unique experience.

    xx, Danielle

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    Hillary Conheady
    April 1, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    It looks so beautiful here!! Definitely putting this on my list!

  • Reply
    Liz
    April 1, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    What a charming inn! I love that each bedroom is different and love the fun pops of color!

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    Laura Adney
    April 1, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    These pictures are gorgeous! Looks like an awesome stay, very eclectic and cool.

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    Anna English
    April 1, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    What a cute little spot! I love the clean atheistic!

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    Alyssa
    April 1, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Oohh! I would definitely not be brave enough to stay at this inn, but you have me practically convinced!

  • Reply
    Tanvi Rastogi
    April 1, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Looks like charming little property. Love all the details and pop of color. Love your PJs too.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Ruthie Ridley
    April 1, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    This place looks so fun!!! I love the property and the colors so much!!

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    Carolyn
    April 1, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Yes, I would totally visit! I think the history behind this place is really interesting, but it doesn’t give off any creepy vibes at all. Love how charming this looks!

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    Greta
    April 1, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    What a quaint and charming little inn! I love staying in places like this.

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    Kileen
    April 2, 2019 at 1:56 AM

    Looks like an amazing place to stay and looks so homey!! & That bathroom looks so dreamy. Definitely need to stay here if I’m ever in the area!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Sara Kelley
    April 2, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    The first thing I thought when I saw this was that it was once a college. Being an asylum/prison, I can see why people asked how you’d feel. I think a lot of people would be nervous if it was haunted! I’m nowhere near VA however I’d love to travel down the East Coast. I love visiting restored buildings, and they did such a great job here. Thank you for sharing Stephanie!

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    Laura
    April 2, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    I love this place! It looks so spacious, clean and bright! I’m so glad you had such a good time here!

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    Deborah
    April 2, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Wow, this place seems like such a cute place to stay! In fact, I think I’ve been there before when my friend was getting married!

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    Jordyn
    April 2, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    What a fun getaway! The property looks absolutely stunning!

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    Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    April 2, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    This is such a pretty place! I love the historic look of the structure but all the modern touches they’ve added to the decor. 🙂

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    April 2, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    What a fun way to have a staycation! It’s so cute and I love all the decor.

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    Rachel
    April 2, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    What a charming hotel! I love finding boutique places to stay!

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    Taylor Mobley
    April 3, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    It’s completely gorgeous!!! What a fabulous boutique style hotel. I love new places like this.

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    April 3, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    This looks so nice! It must have been a very relaxing weekend.

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    Nailil
    April 3, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    What a cute Inn! It sounds like it was a great place to stay!

    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com

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    Tonya Morris
    April 4, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    I live so close by to Staunton and I can’t believe I’ve never been here before! What a charming place!

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    Kristina
    April 5, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    This place looks super cute- love the bathroom! Looks like y’all had a great time 🙂

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    Deanie
    April 5, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    What a fun opportunity! Looks charming!
    Xo, Deanie
    Deanie Michelle

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    Tara Fuller
    April 7, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    a) you two are the cutest! b) the hotel is so charming! i love the unique rooms!

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    Denise Kokinis
    April 9, 2019 at 12:08 AM

    This is such a charming and quaint place and the perfect way to kick off spring! Looks like such a cozy stay and the colorful accents are my favorite!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    Paul Cooper
    April 18, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Soooooo, I am completely biased (my company manages The Blackburn Inn) but I so agree. Staunton is such a beautiful place and we love all of our local partners. This hotel took over 12 years to develop and open. (Who knew converting a building constructed in 1823 into a boutique inn would be such a challenge 🤣. Joking….we have done this historic adaptive reuse hotel projects before! It’s been a labor of love and we are honored to have had you stay with us! Thank you so much for the review and kind words. Glad you had a memorable visit!

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