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 abundant with a variety of attractions and things to do & see, including breweries, vineyards, theatre, and outdoor activities. Stay with us and discover it all!
Dining, Wineries, and Breweries
Award-winning Restaurants, Wineries, and Breweries, are right in our backyard.Read More...
- Rockbridge Vineyards – Rockbridge, 5 min
- Barren Ridge Vineyards – Fishersville, 35 min
- CrossKeys Vineyards – Mt Crawford, 40 min
- Marceline Vineyards – Mt Crawford, 40 min
- Bluestone Vineyards – Bridgewater, 40 min
- Lexington Valley Vineyard – Rockbridge Baths, 40 min
- Devils Backbone – Lexington, 15 Min
- Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co – Staunton, 25 min
- Redbeard Brewing Co – Staunton, 25 min
- Queen City Brewing – Staunton, 30 min
- Bedlam Brewing – Staunton, 30 min
- Great Valley Farm Natural Brewery – Bridge, 30 min
- Stable Craft Brewing – Waynesboro, 30 min
- Wild Wolf Brewing Co – Nellysford, 45 min
- Halcyon Days Cider Co – Natural Bridge, 30 min
We are happy to make reservations or offer recommendations.
Close to Steeles Tavern Manor:
- Muchacho Alegre – $$$, Great authentic Mexican cuisine.
- Edelweis – $$$, Authentic German food and great beer selection just 10 minutes up the road.
- Zynoda – $$$$, Upscale fine dining, small town style, quiet ambiance. Locally sourced food.
- The Shack – $$$, Highly acclaimed, modern Southern favorites. Reservations strongly recommended.
- Mill Street Grill – $$$, Great ribs! Very popular, always a big crowd. No reservations taken, but call ahead to get on the wait list.
- Byers Street Bistro – $$$, Upscale pub food. Live music.
- Shenandoah Pizza – $$, Great fresh pizza, laid-back atmosphere, good selection of beers on tap.
- Haywood’s Piano Bar – $$$$, Located in The Georges Hotel, Upscale dining with nightly music.
- Southern Inn – $$$, Contemporary American cuisine with a modern take on Southern specialties.
- The Palms Restaurant – $$$, Classic American burgers, pizzas and more. Live music on Thursdays.
- Foothill Mama’s – $$, BBQ Juke Joint, Known for great BBQ, great prices, large portions and a laid-back atmosphere.
- Sweet Treats Bakery – $$, Great for lunch or early dinner.
Great adventures await you, right outside our front door.Read More...
The list of exciting outdoor activities available in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains is too extensive to list here so we’ve come up with a few of the most popular options. Feel free to give us a call if you’re looking for some suggestions.
The Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful settings for riders of all abilities. Check out these links for some great rides. Several are just a short drive from us.
You’ll find many hiking trails in our area including Crabtree Falls, the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi. This hike is a favorite of our guests. Just 13 miles from Steeles Tavern, Crabtree Falls trail features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. Ask us for the local hiking trail maps.
Canoeing and Kayaking
For the adventurous DIYers here’s a Paddling Guide to our local rivers and streams. There are also several companies throughout the valley that offer guided float trips. A couple close to STM are Wilderness Canoe Company in Natural Bridge and Twin River Outfitters in Buchanan.
Guided horse trail rides on registered Tennessee Walking horses or horse drawn buggy rides at Appalachian Horse Adventures. Only 9 miles from the Inn on Rt 56. Trails wind down country roads, through scenic forests, past trickling streams. Best way to see our beautiful mountains!
History, Sights, and More
Since we’re “In the Middle of it All” check out these activities and sights in the area.Read More...
- Cyrus McCormick Farm – Home of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the grain reaper. Beautiful grounds, small museum, gristmill, nature trail and picnic area. One mile away.
- Wade’s Mill – Wade’s Mill is a working water-powered grist mill on the National Register of Historic Places. Fresh stone-ground flours and more can be purchased in their store. Fifteen minutes away. Open April through December.
- Lee Chapel and Museum – Burial site of Robert E. Lee located on the campus of Washington and Lee in Lexington. Guided tours available.
- VMI Marshall Museum – Located on the VMI campus in Lexington, this museum showcases the life of the great general and statesman, George C Marshall.
- Stonewall Jackson House – The Lexington house that Stonewall Jackson and his family lived in while he was a professor at VMI. Guided tours available.
- Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library – Explore the life and legacy of President Woodrow Wilson through his Birthplace, Museum Galleries, and Research Library. Twenty minutes away in Staunton.
- Frontier Cultural Museum – In an interactive outdoor setting, learn about the people who settled the Shenandoah Valley. Twenty minutes away in Staunton.
- American Shakespeare Center – Home of the Blackfriars Playhouse, and Shenandoah Shakespeare, an internationally acclaimed theatre company that performs Shakespeare’s works under their original staging conditions-amidst audiences under the chandelier lights of the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s own indoor theatre. Twenty minutes away.
- Lime Kiln Theater – Just 25 minutes away is this beautiful outdoor music and arts venue. Open May-September, the Lime Kiln hosts a variety of national groups. Get your tickets early as most shows sell out quickly!
- Natural Bridge – Once owned by Thomas Jefferson, this 20-story tall stone structure bridge is a National Historic Landmark. Thirty minutes away.
- Virginia Horse Center – Virginia’s world-class horse show facility. Weekly events year round with a 4,000-seat indoor coliseum. Twenty minutes away.
- Nothing says Fall like apple picking in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley! Check out these two nearby orchards: Seaman’s Orchards and Dickie Brothers Orchard
- Goshen Pass – Take a drive along Route 39 from Lexington to enjoy the scenery of Goshen Pass and the Maury River. It’s a great place for a picnic or walk along the river. You won’t stop saying “WOW”.
- Nelson Scenic Loop is a 50-mile drive that will begin/end where Route 56 & the Blue Ridge Parkway meet (6 miles from Steeles Tavern). Travel along the loop enjoying spectacular mountain views, stopping at Crabtree Falls, and other hiking trails along the way. Turn onto Nelson County Route 151 to visit 5 wineries, 3 breweries, 1 cidery, and 1 distillery. Head back on the Blue Ridge Parkway for more scenic wonders! This is a great day trip.
- Hull’s Drive-In Movie Theater – Remember the drive-in movies of our childhood? Or maybe you aren’t old enough to remember! Outdoor movies under the night sky. Hull’s is located 10 minutes south on Route 11. Open weekends from March through October. Double feature, first-run movies, fun date night with your sweetie.