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Blackburn Inn opens in Staunton

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The Blackburn Inn courtesy The Blackburn Inn


The Blackburn Inn officially opened for business on Tuesday in Staunton. 

A partnership involving The Blackburn Inn LLC and Richmond-based Retro Hospitality transformed the historic structure, built in 1828, into a 49-room boutique hotel.

The hotel is in a Jeffersonian-style building on an 80-acre site that was formerly part of the Western State Hospital.

"We couldn't be prouder to officially open our doors and bring this historical building back to its true glory," Robin Miller, the owner of The Blackburn Inn, said in a statement.

In addition to the 49 guest rooms and suites, the hotel has a 20-seat bistro and bar, Second Draft, with a locally sourced menu and beverage program showcasing Virginia wines, beers and ciders.

The Library Lounge, located adjacent to the front lobby, also serves coffee, tea and fresh pastries.

The Blackburn Inn offers event space including a dramatic front lawn and the 2,500-square-foot Penthouse Loft adjacent to the hotel.

The hotel is located at 301 Greenville Ave. It shares the grounds with upscale apartments and condominiums owned by Village Development Associates. Its partners include Miller and Dan Gecker.

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