Bed and Breakfast and Cottages in the Heart of Shenandoah Valley

Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia lies Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages, a Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast. Innkeepers Melissa and Ray Alexander invite you to our property located on 50 picturesque acres in a peaceful country setting with a spring-fed pond, walking grounds, babbling creek and mountain views. Ideally situated midway between the country’s “Best Small Towns” of Staunton and Lexington, guests can visit many attractions such as Crabtree Falls and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Historic Lexington, Staunton’s theatre, renowned Central Virginia wineries, The Virginia Horse Center, Natural Bridge, antique shops, and hiking trails which all are within twenty to thirty miles of our property.

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BED & BREAKFAST. Our 1916 built Virginian Manor Home has been converted to a lovely Bed & Breakfast with modern amenities. The Inn offers five spacious guest rooms and suites with gas or electric fireplaces, private baths with double Jacuzzi tubs, and modern amenities. The Inn’s decor offers a warm, relaxing environment and has a wine theme throughout the rooms with each guest room named for wine varietals native to Virginia. Guests are welcomed with Melissa’s STM Signature Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM! Start your day with our early morning coffee before enjoying our hearty, first-class plated breakfasts made with many local ingredients. Our breakfast sausage and cheeses are from Mountain View Farm located in nearby Raphine. Our bacon and other meats are bought fresh from Donald’s Meat Processing in Lexington. We purchase our fruits, vegetables, and breads from local Farmers Markets in season. And our cinnamon raisin bread used in French Toast is delivered to us from our “local’ Bakery in Pittsburgh PA.

COTTAGES. Our Shenandoah Valley cottages are romantic “Hideaways”. They are spacious each having cathedral ceilings, pine walls and ceilings that give it a cozy comfort feeling as soon as you walk through the door. Each features outdoor hot tubs on private decks, double Jacuzzi tubs in the bathroom, gas fireplaces, WiFi, flat screen TVs with Direct TV service, full kitchens, and gas grills. Two romantic cottages perch atop the Blue Ridge overlooking green fields and blue mountains. The third cabin which is dog friendly nestles against a fishing pond and mountain pastures. Guests have the option to enjoy breakfast at Steeles Tavern Manor for an additional fee. See Breakfast section for more details.

Your day can include one or more activities in our area, or you may roam the grounds to enjoy views of our pond, cattle grazing in our hillside pasture, the rolling stream, or our in-ground swimming pool. After your day’s activities, please join us at the Wine Bar in our Social Room to enjoy a glass of Virginia wine or local microbrews and snack on some local cheese from Mountain View Farms (Raphine) or The Cheese Shop (Stuarts Draft). Relax and enjoy the warm hospitality. Feel free to share the experiences of your day with Melissa and Ray along with the other guests. Top the evening off with dinner at one of the many restaurants just minutes away in Lexington or Staunton. We can help with making recommendations or reservations at any restaurants in our area. Our guests feel pampered during their stay and well rested when their visit has ended.

MESSAGES from the MANOR :

We received the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award…and we’ve also been added to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving it each of the last 5 years in a row. Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and for writing such nice reviews! We hope to see you again soon.

OCTOBER is VIRGINIA WINE MONTH

Include our $30 Wine Package with your October stay. Package includes bottle of Rockbridge wine, cheese and crackers, and 2 for 1 tasting at Rockbridge Vineyards. Enjoy the fall and some local wines here at Steeles Tavern! Add the package when you make your reservation or call / email us to add the package to your reservation. Offer valid for stays during the month of October.   

NOVEMBER is a month to honor our VETERANS

The B&Bs for Vets program has been running for over 11 years. Thousands of B&B’s and inns across the United States and Canada have offered active and retired veterans free lodging for one night on or around Veteran’s Day. This program was started by Kathleen Panek, a West Virginia Innkeeper in 2008, and was appropriately named B&Bs for Vets.

Steeles Tavern Manor B&B has participated in the program for the last 3 years. Melissa’s father served in World War II. Growing up she listened to his stories and saw how devoted he was to serve in the Army Air Force. When we learned of this program, we knew it was a way to thank Vets for their unselfish service in keeping America safe. As innkeepers we feel passionate about making people happy, feel relaxed and at home in our Inn. This year, we are offering a free night to veterans on Sunday November 11 in 3 of our rooms: Viognier, Petit Verdot & Chardonnay. It is first come, first serve. Call us to book the free night.

Also in the month of November, we are offering a 10% room discount for any Veteran.  Use promo code VET2018 when making your November reservation.

WHEN DO THE LEAVES CHANGE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY?

A question we get asked every year……When is the best time to see the leaf color this year in the Shenandoah Valley?  Here is a  Foliage Report provided by Virginia tourism to help us track the color.

Hope to see you all soon!

Ray, Melissa & Bacchus

 

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