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High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than a mile from Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 27, there is a haven of natural beauty called the Sugar Tree. Set on twenty-eight wooded acres at 2800 feet and surrounded by national forest, Virginia's Mountain Inn is a place of rustic elegance, peace and tranquility. Panoramic views and cool mountain air make it a perfect retreat from sweltering summer heat.
In the Fall, the landscape is brilliant with yellow, rust, orange and scarlet from the foliage of the hardwood forest. The Spring blooms with fragrance and color as the rhododendron, mountain laurel, trillium, and dogwood flowers appear. Nature encompasses the Inn as habitants of the woods include deer, hummingbirds, hawks, chipmunks and raccoons.
Our thirteen rooms and suites are divided between 5 buildings, each having its own very special. All rooms have private entrances and baths, chairs by the wood-burning fireplaces, CD players, coffee/teas, and personally controlled heating/air conditioning. You will sleep in rustic elegance with comfortable beds and country quilts.
Our full breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and includes Becky's baked oatmeal, fresh fruits and muffins, breakfast meats, and eggs. We are now serving our three course dinner on Friday & Saturday and a more casual lighter fare most weekdays. See our menufor more details.
Places to go and things to do abound near the Sugar Tree!
Less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway · Hiking, birding, fishing, canoeing & biking galore/ Luray Caverns, Monticello, UVA & Appomattox are within an hour · W & L and VMI are 30 minutes away/ A multitude of vineyards less than an hour away · Excellent antiquing & craft shopping
How To Find Us
The Sugar Tree Bed and Breakfast Inn is located midway between Staunton and Lexington, Virginia.
From Highway 81:
Take Exit 205, the Steeles Tavern exit. Proceed east on Highway 606 one and a half miles to Highway 11 where you turn left and then immediately right on Highway 56. Follow Highway 56 4.5 miles through Vesuvius, left across the RR tracks and through the George Washington National Forest to the Sugar Tree Inn sign on your right.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Exit at Milepost 27 for Steeles Tavern and proceed 0.9 miles west on Highway 56 to the Sugar Tree Inn sign on your left.
From our Sign:
Head down our long winding road beneath the towering oaks and hemlocks, through a switch back turn, over the bridge and up our hill to the Inn.
GPS Coordinates: 37.87943, -79.16076
Dining: Home Cooked Full Country Breakfasts and Candlelit Dinners in a unique setting you won't forget.
Breakfast: Morning begins in our glass-walled dining room looking out through the wildflowers and watching the wildlife. Our full country breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 AM and includes Becky's Baked Oatmeal, fresh fruits and muffins, breakfast meats, eggs and more! You won't leave hungry!
Dinner: We offer a very nice dinner on Friday & Saturday night that includes a soup or fresh salad, warm bread, several entree choices, sides, and non-alcoholic beverages for a fixed price of $25 plus tax and gratuity. Our selections of desserts, wine and beer are available.
Advance reservations are required for all evening dining.
Snack Basket: For those day outings or just a quiet 'little something' in your room, we can provide a snack basket that includes smoked salmon, summer sausage, various cheeses, crackers, pretzels, cookies and fruits.
Venturing Out: For those of you that prefer to get out, there are plenty of good restaurants within a 20 - 30 minute drive through the Shenandoah Valley. We will be happy to help you find one that perfectly suits you!