The Blackburn Inn, LLC and Retro Hospitality announce today the soon-to-open Blackburn Inn. The locally-owned, 49-room luxury boutique hotel in downtown Staunton, Virginia is slated to open in late Spring 2018. This Jeffersonian-style building will create a sense of place that entices both leisure and business travelers alike.

“At The Blackburn Inn we will create a home away from home for both guests and visitors and celebrate the history of Staunton and our historic site,” said owner Robin Miller. “We are thankful for both the state and federal historic tax credits which made this project financially feasible.”

Designed by master builder and Thomas Jefferson protégé Thomas Blackburn, The Blackburn Inn, originally constructed in 1828, honors the original architecture while creating a destination ideal for discerning travelers. Interior design firm, A Concept 2 Design was commissioned to develop a design profile that acts as a backdrop to key historic components throughout the hotel.

“We foresee hosting many community events which will directly benefit Staunton and all of Augusta County,” said Paul Cooper, President of Retro Hospitality. “We envision many strategic partnerships with local small businesses as we develop room packages focusing on the arts and music, history, outdoor recreation and Staunton’s incredible culinary scene.”