What is there to do and see in the Shenandoah Valley while staying in Steeles Tavern VA?
Here are 5 things we suggest while visiting Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages in the month of February.
Get into Culture. Enjoy a Shakespearian play at the American Shakespeare Theater, a cultural center in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Here’s what playing in February.… The Taming of the Shrew, The Rover, The White Devil, and Every Man in His Humour. Have an early dinner at a nearby restaurant on Beverly Street and after the show enjoy a Gelato at the Split Banana.
Think wine. Wineries in our area are open year round. Visit Barren Ridge Vineyards on Saturday January 31 for their Swedish Fire Festival. The event includes wine pairing with a Swedish smorgasbord, live music and dancing under the stars in their new enclosed patio. Also, every 3rd Friday, Barren Ridge hosts Sunsets at the Vineyard. On Friday February 20, enjoy an evening of live music from 7 till 10, with dinner available for purchase. These fun events cost only $10 per person.
Shopping and Sight-seeing. We are centrally located between two of the best small towns in America – Staunton and Lexington. Discover Staunton (pronounced STAN-ton), with its quaint shops, antique stores, locally owned coffee shops & restaurants lining Beverly Street. Lexington is preserved with its history. Visit Lexington’s historic museums, gravesites of General Stonewall Jackson and General Robert E. Lee, stroll along Main Street working your way through the cute shops, galleries, and local restaurants. Sample local cheese, do a coffee tasting, and stop by The Cocoa Mill for some delicious homemade chocolates. Spend one day browsing in Staunton and the next day exploring Lexington. Each town will bring a smile to your face.
Think wine again. On Saturday February 21, it is the annual Winter Wine Festival at Staunton’s Stonewall Jackson Hotel. Taste over a dozen Virginia wines and ciders and sample local artisan fare. This is a great indoor event!
Be a History Buff. As you approach historic downtown Lexington, you first drive through the impressive campus buildings of Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Contact the school to arrange for a tour of VMI with a cadet as your guide. While on campus, visit the VMI Museum where General Stonewall Jackson’s uniform and horse are displayed and the George C. Marshall museum. Next you’ll pass the stately southern architectural buildings of Washington & Lee University (W&L). W&L, named after George Washington and Robert E. Lee, is the 9th oldest institute of higher learning in the nation. It is home to the Lee Chapel and Museum where General Lee and his horse, Traveller, are buried. In downtown Lexington, you can visit the Stonewall House (home of General Stonewall Jackson) and the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, where General Stonewall was laid to rest.
Stay with us and we can help plan your activities!
See you soon.
Ray, Melissa, and Bacchus