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Travelers Rest

216 West Frederick Street , Staunton, VA 24401 USA (Show map)
44 Reviews
$155 - $175
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The historic Carriage House, Traveler's Rest, will sleep 1 - 4 people (king bed + sleeper sofa). It's a romantic and very special accommodation offering a lot of space and complete privacy. A private breakfast is included to enjoy in the carriage house. In addition, you have a food preparation area, including a small refrigerator, microwave, and some small appliances. The carriage house is the perfect romantic getaway!! Enjoy our gardens. Guests enjoy sitting in the courtyard in the early evening and enjoying a glass of wine or other beverage. Others enjoy the covered swing in the lower garden. There is also a Secret Garden. We have cable TV and wireless Internet access. There is a free-standing FIREPLACE. There is off-street parking. We always have several SPECIALS running! Come and enjoy Downtown Staunton!

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The carriage house

The PET FRIENDLY carriage house is called Traveler's Rest and is an award-winning historic two-story carriage house. Upstairs is the king bed and rocking chairs which overlook the gardens. On the first floor is a living room/dining room area. We have a separate kennel for guests who are bringing their dog. There is a free-standing FIREPLACE upstairs. There are 2 TVs and we have cable TV and wireless Internet. Plenty of room to sit in the living room or upstairs in the sitting area of the bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

The Craftsman-Style House

This accommodation is an entire house, and we book it as a vacation rental house. The kitchen is fully equipped. There are three very spacious bedrooms, each with queen beds. The living room has a fireplace. There's a formal dining room and a den. Front and back porches plus a patio offer additional space. Pet-friendly, too!!

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Best relaxing weekend!

5 on October 01, 2013

We arrived on a Friday early evening and Carolyn promptly checked us in and made sure we had awesome seats for the Shakespeare play. As we were behind, she even called the local sandwich shop to see if they could accommodate us for a quick bite before the show. Finally, she determined what our preferences were for breakfast and what time. After a wonderful evening at the theater and an amazing Italian dinner at Emilio's, we showed up to the dining room in the charming main house for an unbelievable 3 course breakfast of fresh berries over vanilla yogurt, a light vegetable and cheese omelet and Virginia ham with 12 grain toast. The coffee and orange juice was just what we needed to sustain us for a full day exploring all Staunton had to offer, from the farmers market to Sun Spot, our favorite glass gallery where we were privilege to watch a master at his craft creating beautiful glass blown ornaments. We returned to the Staunton Chorale Gardens to enjoy a glass of wine outside at the water garden while listening to the birds and enjoying the serene surroundings. After a restful night in the Carriage House, we returned to the main house for another amazing breakfast of poached pears with granola and pancakes, sausage, maple syrup and whipped cream along with the amazing coffee yet again. The inn is beautifully appointed with antiques and comfortable surroundings. The Carriage house is extremely charming and full of history. The host is most gracious. If you end up in Staunton, Virginia, you will not find better hospitality anywhere.

WONDERFUL STAY -- Everything perfect

5 on September 24, 2013

We just LOVED staying here. Our room was spacious and our bed was SO comfortable! Breakfast was an omelet stuffed with all kinds of fresh vegetables, plus we had a smoothie, plus we had a baked pear dish. It was WONDERFUL. They also got us special pricing for theater tickets to the Shakespeare Theater and helped us with information about all kinds of things that were going on in town. You can walk to all the shops, restaurants, etc. from the B&B. You are only a block or two from many great restaurants. This town is amazing. Also, we really enjoyed sitting out at the water garden and watching the birds land on the church tower nearby. It was peaceful. You'll enjoy your stay here.

Our 47th anniversary made special! May 2012

5 on May 28, 2012

My husband booked our stay at Choral Gardens as a surprise for me on our anniversary. Carolyn and Ralph were the sweetest people and so helpful in making suggestions about local restaurants and shows. We stayed for 2 nights in the Sunshine Suite...beautifully kept and decorated suite. There were snacks and drinks provided. We had the pleasure of experiencing one of Carolyn's fantastic breakfasts with Ralph as the attentive server. What a wonderful place to be. Thank you Carolyn and Ralph. We can't wait to come back. The McHugh's

Magical Wedding

4.8 on April 19, 2012

Carolyn made our elopement magical by taking care of ALL the details so we could be worry-free on our big day! Despite the last-minute notice, she arranged a gorgeous bouquet and reception (the cake and sparkling cider were delicious), set us up with our wedding officiant, beautifully photographed us, and made us feel completely comfortable. We did not stay after the ceremony, but we look forward to returning for one of our summer getaways!

Wonderful wedding venue

5 on April 04, 2012

After deciding that it was better to put several thousand dollars towards the down-payment on a house, my fiance and I wanted to have a small wedding - and the Choral Gardens was the perfect place. Carolyn and Ralph were fantastic as they looked over every detail, the location was great, the food wonderful, and the accommodations comfortable. We stayed in the Carriage House as it was pet-friendly, and enjoyed the seclusion while being so close to the main house. I can highly recommend the Choral Gardens and we will be sure to be back for anniversaries!

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Proceed from airport to I-64 West toward Staunton. Follow signs onto I-81 and then immediately exit -- continue to follow signs to Downtown Staunton.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The American Shakespeare Center, The Skyline Drive, The Frontier Culture Museum, The Woodrow Wilson Pres. Library and Birthplace, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Mary Baldwin College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Frontier Culture Museum and other museums, Free outdoor concerts in Summer and indoor concert, Day spas, Live music and fine dining, Antique shopping, Shenandoah Blackfriars Shakespeare Playhouse, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Off-street parking, Additional Vac. Rental Hse. will sleep 6 more, 2 TVs -- both with cable TV, Food preparation area in the carriage house, FREE unlimited high-speed wireless Internet !!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Frontier Culture Museum and other museums, Free outdoor concerts in Summer and indoor concert, Day spas, Live music and fine dining, Antique shopping, Shenandoah Blackfriars Shakespeare Playhouse, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Only in pet-friendly accommodations, and we have two of them

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Please notify us of your intention to cancel at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of your reservation. If the cancellation is during a holiday season, a special function in this area, or during the months of May or October, notification must be received at least fifteen (15) days prior to the first day of your reservation.



Carolyn Avalos

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  • Time Served: Usually at 9:00.
  • Serving Location: In the main house, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Individual Ham and Egg Strata
This tasty dish can be made with or without asparagus. English muffins are topped with ham, cheese, and eggs. Then sweet red peppers are layered on top; add a little dry mustard if you want a little more flavor. Asparagus can be layered on top.


Special Package

Free Night + Theater Special + Winery Special!

Stay Fri. and Sat. nights and Sun. night is FREE! We'll also get you SPECIAL PRICING on theater tickets and FREE passes to a local winery!

Two Nights Free

Stay for a week and get 2 nights FREE. Plus we'll get you discount pricing for theater tickets. Let us know what else you are interested in doing and we'll see if we can help arrange it for you.

Week Night Special

Come and stay with us during the week for a lower rate of $155/night (double occupancy). This includes your private breakfast! You can combine with other specials, also, if you would like to do so. Come and enjoy!

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216 West Frederick Street , Staunton, VA 24401 USA (Show map)

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