Had the opportunity to go to a wedding in Staunton this past weekend, and had chosen the Artists's House Bed & Breakfast in Staunton for my father and I. This place surpassed all my expectations (and I work in the resort industry!). They had a kind of suite area upstairs in the house that consisted of an entire hallway off of which is a bathroom and two different bedrooms (and you get a key to the hallway door, so the whole area was ours). The price was incredibly reasonable, and the rooms were spacious, quaint, charming, clean and relaxing, and the layout worked perfectly for my Dad and I. They even have a separate smaller lovely studio cottage apartment on the ground level, separate from the house, that could sleep 4 (1 bedroom, and a trundle in the living room) and a child on the living room couch, with a kitchen. Oh, and there's parking on the property right in front of the house.
The breakfast in the morning was absolutely wonderful with fresh items every morning (the fruit salad was so delicious!), such as fresh apple pastries and fresh sticky buns, mini Greek spinach pies, wonderfully rich coffee, assorted juices (the cranberry was real cranberry juice!), the most delicious fresh homemade grits I have ever had, etc etc. They are completely creative each day about what they will serve - you never know what delights you will get. What a treat! And Sharon often packed us a couple yogurts and scones to take with us - so thoughtful!
Meeting the people staying at the B&B was equally fascinating - all had interesting stories to tell. The place just invites connection...
The house is well appointed and comfortable, the dining area had some tables next to a window with trees and birdfeeders and lovely birds for a view. I should mention that the house is filled with Sharon's wonderful oil paintings of the local area, and her botanicals of local plant life. There is such a spirit to the oils that comes through, a real energy, and the botanicals are so beautifully executed. They have a room upstairs where, if you wish to, you can peruse through various artworks and purchase them. (I succumbed!) This was a great memory to have of our trip as these artworks are so connected to the Shenandoah Valley.
And, not least, Sharon and her husband were so gracious, and wonderful to talk to, solicitous about our needs, and helpful with anything we required. They are truly what makes this place a gem!
I recommend the "suite" area I described. If a person has trouble climbing stairs, however...
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