The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed & Breakfast
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The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed & Breakfast offers elegant and peaceful accommodations in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, and our gardens offer the perfect setting for a small wedding, elopement, or renewal or vows. The B&B is located in downtown Staunton. Walk to everything or take the free trolley. We are known for our new addition of spacious suites which we book at the rate of a room! ENJOY!!
The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed & Breakfast offers three guest rooms and three spacious suites each with a private bath. Two of our suites have kitchens. Upstairs in the Main Inn, there is an additional room with a refrigerator and microwave for our guests' use. We always have snacks and beverages available for our guests in this room. A separate historic Carriage House featuring a newly-renovated interior is also available. The Carriage House is an 800-square foot separate building consisting of two floors with many special features. Legend tells us that General Robert E. Lee boarded his horse in this carriage house, most likely when his daughters were attending Stuart Hall, a private school across the street.
Features of The Staunton Choral Gardens B&B...
- Wedding/Elopement/Renewal of Vows -- We offer 6 different packages to suit any price range.
- FREE unlimited high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the entire B&B
- Guest microwaves and refrigerators
- Centrally air-conditioned rooms
- New luxurious down featherbeds or memory foam
- Sumptuous, gourmet breakfasts and snacks available all the time
- Fireplaces in some rooms
- Children 12 and over welcome
- Large separate kennel area for Carriage House
- Smoke-free environment
- Off-street parking
- Huge water garden, shade garden & annual garden
Breakfast at The Staunton Choral Gardens Bed & Breakfast is a special event. Please let us know if you have any special requests.
We want this to be your best B&B experience ever including abundance, pampering, comfort, and special requests. Little extravagances include a basket of bathroom extras, candies, and fresh flowers.
THE GARDENS include a large, formal water garden with an abundance of plants and fish.
Seating in the courtyard includes a table for 4 as well as a settee and 2 chairs. There is a shade garden, several full-sun gardens, and a very special covered-swing where you can enjoy the gardens even on a rainy day. As you relax in the gardens, the choral bells from some of the downtown Staunton churches serenade you.
The trolley is always free and ready to stop at The Staunton
Choral Gardens B&B. Area attractions include...
- Shenandoah Shakespeare Blackfriars Playhouse is within walking distance. Enjoy productions or take a tour that tells the story of England's first indoor theater.
- Woodrow Wilson birthplace and museum is open daily and within walking distance.
- Free walking tours every Saturday morning May to October and Tuesdays and Thursdays June to October.
- During summer, there are free outdoor concerts several nights a week at Gypsy Hill Park bandstand.
- Numerous art galleries all within walking distance.
- At the Wharf in downtown Staunton, enjoy the outdoor restaurants, Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings until Thanksgiving, and additional galleries and antique shops.
- Mary Baldwin College is three blocks down the street, and Stuart Hall is opposite the B&B.
- Shakin' at the Wharf offers family entertainment for $1.00, which benefits local charities. Children 12 and under free.
- Staunton Music Festival - Concerts are performed at various locations throughout downtown Staunton.
- Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Orkney Springs, north of Staunton about l hour, 15 minutes.
- Annual Victorian Festival with a carousel, magic street acts, horse-drawn carriages, and theater takes place every spring!
- Annual African-American Heritage Festival takes place in the fall in Gypsy Hill Park.
- At internationally known Andre Viette's Farm and Nursery, you can stroll through the extensive perennial gardens.
- Frontier Culture Museum - Visit homes and farms and experience life as it was in the 1700's in Germany, Ireland, and England.
- Within thirty minutes driving time, you can travel to the P. Buckley Moss Museum, Afton Mountain and Rockbridge Wineries, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and Natural Bridge.
- The Statler Brothers Museum is in Staunton and is a worthwhile stop.
- James Madison University, Washington & Lee, Virginia Military Institute, Bridgewater College, EMU, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville are all within an hour's drive.
- Travel along the Route 11 corridor between Staunton and Harrisonburg with many antique shops.
We always offer a choice of tea or coffee (decaf or regular) and we have a wide variety of teas and herbal beverages.
The first course is usually a fruit dish -- it could be baked pears with cranberries and almonds served with yogurt, or perhaps a fruit parfait topped with a crunchy topping, or maybe a mixed fresh fruit compote or warm peaches with a warm sauce served over yogurt.
The main entree consists of a meat plus an egg dish, waffles, pancakes, or stuffed French toast (our speciality). We also offer various other breakfast entrees.
A Sample Menu:
Baked Pears with Cranberries and Almonds in a Cinnamon/Nutmeg Sauce
Sun-dried tomato omelet w/marinated red peppers & cheddar cheese
Toasted oat bread with butter & preserves
Turkey bacon or sausage
Herbal: fruit & almond, lemon, Cinnamon spice,
French vanilla, Verba Mate Royale
Non-Herbal: green, jasmine, Darjeeling
Caffeine-free: French roast, Jamaican royal nut, hazelnut, chocolate almond
Caffeinated: French roast, hazelnut
How To Find UsFrom the north, take Exit 225 off I-81 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway); follow signs to the Woodrow Wilson birthplace and to Historic Downtown Staunton and Mary Baldwin College; turn right onto Frederick Street.
From the south, take Exit 222 off I-81 (State Route 250 West); follow signs to the Woodrow Wilson birthplace and to Historic Downtown Staunton, and Mary Baldwin College, which will put you onto Coalter Street. At the intersection of Coalter Street and Frederick Street, turn left onto Frederick Street.
We are in the sixth block, on the left side of the street: red brick house, black shutters, boxwoods.