Trying to visit every lovely corner of our state could add up financially, especially if you’re staying in luxurious resorts and hotels. Luckily, there are beautiful places to stay in Virginia that will be very kind to your wallet. These lodgings are every bit as charming as they appear, and you won’t need to worry about sacrificing quality. You can enjoy a peaceful stay at any of these following places for less than $119 per night. And most of these lodgings are located in some of Virginia’s most explorable towns.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Cave Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast (Harrisonburg)
Cave Hill is Harrisonburg's historic manor built in 1830. Here's the lovely view from the front porch. The interior of the house is well equipped with modern updates, but the decorations are true to the time when the house was built. This lovely view is taken from the front porch at sunrise. The room rates here start at $109 per night.
2. Frog Hollow Bed and Breakfast (Lexington)
Frog Hollow Bed and Breakfast is the top-rated of its kind in Lexington. This house has been completely renovated from its 1800s origins, yet still retains that charm. You can enjoy the view from the front porch rocking chairs or spend some time in the lovely outdoor garden, nestled under the second largest box elder tree in the state. Fresh homemade desserts are served in the atrium every evening. At night, there is a large outdoor hot tub under the stars, and you'll look forward to starting your day off right with a fresh prepared breakfast the following morning. Rates here begin at a reasonable $115 per night.
3. The Inn at the Olde Silk Mill (Fredericksburg)
The Inn at the Olde Silk Mill is located in historic Fredericksburg and because of its elegant decor, is a popular choice for wedding events as well. The Inn has 30 rooms to choose from and offers carriage rides, horse rides, and even ghost tours for the brave-hearted. What's wonderful about the Inn is its proximity to other historic sites. The rates for these rooms begin at $89 per night.
4. The Olde Staunton Inn (Staunton)
This old historic home was built in the early 20th century and is located in the town's New Town Historic District. Some of the cozy features include a fireplace, library for reading, or and a hammock for lounging. Breakfast is served each morning and includes quiches, scones, and homemade breads in addition to typical breakfast fare. The rate at the Olde Staunton Inn begins at $60 per night.
5. Rugby Creek Cabins (Mouth of Wilson)
Sometimes, there's no better overnight experience than a cozy log cabin. This sort of serenity is exactly what you'll find at Rugby Creek Cabins. Tucked away near the Grayson Highlands, each cabin features a working fireplace, kitchen, and outdoor jacuzzi. The cabin will comfortably suit 6 people. If you happen to stay on a Sunday - Thursday, rates are only $100 per night.
6. Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast (Afton)
This gorgeous bed and breakfast is located right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The house itself was built in the 1800s and features the original heart pine-wood floors. And the breakfast here is no ordinary fruit and toast either. You'll be treated to local Nelson-county brewed coffee and breakfast foods crafted with fine local ingredients. Staying at the Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast costs about $119 per night.
7. Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast (Virginia Beach)
This 1895 Victorian Cottage is one of the most elegant accommodations you'll find in Virginia Beach. Not only does it have a classic and romantic feel, but it also is just a 3 minute walk from the oceanfront. The lodging has plenty of modern amenities, too.
You'll also love their extraordinary breakfasts, such as these roasted pairs topped with frozen sweet cream. What a treat!
8. The Mark Addy Inn (Nellysford)
This unique mountainside retreat is the best kind of escape from busy city living. This beautiful area is the original site of a log cabin that was built in the 1800s on 1,000 acres of land that was known as the Wintergreen Valley. Thomas Jefferson himself would escape here for a retreat from time to time. The Inn has been open as such since 2006. It's also a delicious restaurants for those just passing through for a night. Rooms rates start at $99 per night.
9. Wayside Inn (Middleton)
The Wayside Inn has offered some sort of service from 1797. The innkeepers and committed to preserving the history of the building while offering modern comforts and conveniences. The inn functions as a restaurant with its two dining rooms, and an old-fashioned country breakfast is served to anyone who stays the night. This fantastic Sunday brunch takes place from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM and is not to be missed. The cost of staying here starts at a very reasonable $69.
10. Tree Streets Inn (Waynesboro)
The City of Waynesboro has proudly awarded this accommodation with a Property Beautification Award. The building dates back to 1914 and is Colonial Revival. Tree Streets Inn has a great location at the junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. If you're looking for a place to stay with quick access to incredible hiking trails and sight-seeing, this is it. The Shenandoah Valley is known for its plethora antiques, and the rooms will be quaintly decorated with them. The cost of staying here starts at $100 per night.
11. The Inn at Patrick Henry's (Richmond)
The Inn at Patrick Henry's was reborn in 2015 with new owners, although the space has functioned as an Inn since the 1850s. The Inn has the feel of a small hotel and blends in well with the neighborhood. This is important, seeing as the surrounding neighborhood includes St. John's Church where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death" speech. The Canal Walk and other downtown Richmond attractions are within walking distance. Rates for rooms at the Inn begin at $85 per night.
12. Belle Mount Vineyards Cottages (Warsaw)
These rustic yet fully-equipped cottages are available to stay in all year round. There are 5 cabins to choose from; each has between 1 and 2 rooms. In the heart of the Northern Neck, Belle Mount Vineyards is wonderfully convenient to any number of water activities along the Chesapeake Bay. And, of course, the vineyard itself offers wine tastings and other activities. Rates for the cabins at Belle Mount Vineyards begin at $95 per night.
Whether it’s a quick one-night escape or a longer week, staying at any of these places is sure to help you unwind without completely emptying your wallet. Did any of your favorite affordable accommodations miss the list? Please share them with us!