We have a very brief yet pleasant stay at the Olde Staunton Inn this holiday weekend. The house is very nice and the room we stayed in (William Beverly) very comfortable and cozy. The owner was very hospitable and helpful. I am vegan so breakfast was pretty simple for me (this is always to be expected) but my husband enjoyed his eggs, sausage and fresh made baked goods.
One nice touch in the Inn was that the hallway had a bottled water dispenser, I like to fill my water bottle often that was a nice extra. I will say, they only offer small bars of soap so be sure to pack all your own toiletries...most of us do this anyway but I had forgotten my shampoo and had to make a special request from the owner.
It was a quick walk from the Inn to the "downtown" area of Staunton. Despite the lovely stay at the Inn we were very unimpressed with the town. We were there for the Memorial Day holiday but there were very few shops open on Monday and little to do. And honestly even if all the shops had been open, there were not many places to shop with the exception of a few antique stores and the glass blowing studio. There were only a few restaurants, it appeared several of them had recently closed. But we did have a nice dinner at the Byer Street Bistro, a cold beer at the Baja Bean Company, and tasty lunch the Depot Grille.
All in all it was a fine getaway, I was just really disappointed with the town itself. I think if you are into history there are a few museums that would be of interest, we are just not much in the way of history buffs and were looking for a quaint downtown to shop and peruse and unfortunately that was not what we encountered.
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