Steeles Tavern Manor is conveniently located for your vacation in the Shenandoah Valley, midway between Lexington and Staunton Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley is a collection of small communities rich in history and natural resources and abounds with a variety of attractions and things to do and see, including breweries, vineyards, theatre, and outdoor activities. While the farm to table movement has been catching on in big cities around the country lately, it’s been the norm in the Shenandoah Valley for generations.
Stroll down West Beverly Street and you’ll immediately know why Staunton has been named as one of the top 10 Small Towns for Culture by USA today and one of the Best Small Town Main Streets by Country Living Magazine. Just a short drive north of Steeles Tavern Manor, this beautiful mountain town has a vibrant, thriving downtown with small boutiques, cafes, restaurants, art studios, breweries and wine tasting rooms. A favorite of the locals, the Saturday farmers’ market (seasonal) is always worth a visit. Also noteworthy is Gypsy Hill Park with its famous bandstand and free Bluegrass music shows on Wednesday summer evenings. Sunspots Studios is another “must see” attraction. It has daily glass blowing demonstrations and a large retail space featuring the work of local artisans. The best ribs around are served daily at Mill Street Grill, a popular restaurant located in the basement of what used to be a flour mill.
Voted as one of the best Best Southern Small Towns, Lexington is a short 20 minute drive south of Steeles Tavern Manor. Known for its history and beautiful Main Street, this small college town is home to both the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, established in 1839 and 1749 respectively. You’ll find numerous museums, historical sites, shops, and restaurants in this quaint southern town. Be sure to check out open mic night on Wednesdays at the roof top Rocca Bar Ristorante, or, for the best fried chicken in The Valley, you’ll want to eat at the Southern Inn.