Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages

8400 N Lee Hwy , Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 USA (Show map)

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Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 50 acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley lies Steeles Tavern Manor B&B and Alpine Hideaway Cottages. Our 1916-built 5 bedroom Virginia manor house is located in a peaceful country setting, midway between Staunton and Lexington, with a spring-fed pond, walking grounds and babbling creek. The Inn's updated decor offers a warm, relaxing environment and has a wine theme highlighted with each guest room named for a wine varietal native to Virginia. Two cottages are tucked in the woods on the Blue Ridge Mountains and one cottage is located on our catch and release fishing pond. All have all the luxuries needed for a romantic vacation with the quiet and solitude offered in an individual cabin. Each of our cottages has a king-sized bed, a private outdoor hot tub, indoor double Jacuzzi tub and shower with rain shower head, living room with gas fireplace, full kitchens, gas grills, decks, and luxurious robes.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

The Attention to Detail is Amazing !

5 on October 16, 2017

Ray and Melissa have all the details down as everything flows so smoothly. They are not only terrific hosts but after a short time with them, you will come to realize they are just really good honest people. We felt like they were practically hometown friends after a couple of days. As far as the accommodations, the rooms are spacious with large comfortable beds, amazing sheets and towels, and the shower has a great shower head. The rooms are tastefully decorated but not overdone with useless pieces. Everything serves a purpose. The social hour is an added feature that you will not find at most places. We could write a whole review on just the food as the breakfast each morning was not only different, but also amazing as far as taste. Melissa is a great cook as you will find out when you taste the cookies they leave in your room upon check in. This inn is centrally located to both Staunton and Lexington which was a big plus in addition to being just a few miles off the interstate. When we left on Sunday, I was already thinking about when we might be able to return again. It's that enjoyable and relaxing- Perfect for a stress free get-away!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you relaxed and enjoyed your stay!!

- Ray & Melissa Alexander (innkeeper)


Sunset Cottage

4.6 on September 22, 2017

Sunset cottage is more than we expected. Spotless. Tastefully done. Romantic. The pictures you see online do not do the cottage for justice – it is much more beautiful. The owners' online description of the cottage is 100% truthful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay & loved the cottage!

- Ray & Melissa Alexander (innkeeper)


AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE IN EVERY WAY!

5 on September 11, 2017

Ray and Melissa have thought of absolutely ALL the amenities their guests might enjoy, including two very thoughtful and charming hosts! They "had us" immediately upon entering our room, when we spied not only Melissa's homemade (and later confirmed as scrumptious!) cookies, but also bedside Godiva chocolate mints. We are suckers for sweet surprises! The whirlpool tub was heaven for aching bodies after our long day's hike, and we melted into their thick, soft robes afterwards! Ray and Melissa's warm company was appreciated at both their tasting hour (5:30pm) and at their decadently homemade full breakfast (8:30am). We also appreciated them allowing us to use their pretty little side porch for our own picnic dinner. The manor home itself is beautifully appointed and very well cared for. Lots of room both inside and out to explore, linger, play or socialize. We hope to be back to Steele Tavern Inn again (maybe with friends), after we come up with the next excuse to head their way!

Innkeeper Response
We are glad we made your stay memorable and hope to see you back again!

- Ray & Melissa Alexander (innkeeper)


Perfect Couples Retreat

5 on September 11, 2017

If you are looking for a perfect place to relax in complete privacy, this is the place. Melissa and Ray have thought of everything -- even had coffee in the pantry in case you forgot to bring some along. Lots to do in the area, especially since the Blue Ridge Parkway is about 15 min away offering all sorts of great outdoor activities. The only problem is convincing yourself to leave the very cozy, very private cabin complete with hot tub! Lots of great restaurants only a short drive away in Lexington and Staunton.

Innkeeper Response
We try to think of everything you would need during your stay so you can just bring yourselves! Thank you!

- Ray & Melissa Alexander (innkeeper)


IT's a Steal and Steele's

4.0 on July 24, 2017

Wow. My wife and I were blown away by Steeles. The rooms, the beds, the pillows, the bathroom, the towels, the soaps, the rocking chairs on the porch, the chairs under the weeping willows down by the pond, the paths, the stream, the breakfasts, and last but not least the friendliness of the ownres Melissa and Ray. If need to go a bit out of your way to stay here do so!


Beautiful setting

5 on June 15, 2017

Beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge mountains. Accommodations in the main house were very clean and comfortable, the cottages look very special. Nice in ground pool on property. Melissa and Ray were excellent hosts.


We loved being pampered at Steels Tavern Manor B&B

5 on June 14, 2017

Our first impression as we walked in was how beautiful the decor and architectural details were in this lovely home. We were welcomed by owners Ray and Melissa. Ray showed us to our 2nd floor room, the Cabernet Franc, which was roomy and spotless. The bathroom had a large jacuzzi tub and a rain shower head. There was a package of home-made cookies waiting for us, and just outside our door in the hallway was a table with snacks, a Keurig machine to make tea or coffee and a refrigerator with soft drinks and bottled water. All of these were complimentary for us to partake any time. There were also chocolates on our bedside table. Talk about being pampered!!! Everything you could want and more was provided. We stayed for two nights, and the breakfasts Melissa prepared and Ray served were pleasing to the eye and so delicious. The first day we were served a fruit and yogurt parfait loaded with fresh berries, French toast with pecans, and the most delicious bacon we've ever had. The second breakfast included a fresh fruit cup, cheese and prosciutto quiche, roasted potatoes and sausage. We came away from each breakfast feeling like we wouldn't need to eat for the rest of the day. The grounds of this B&B are expansive and pretty with lots of places to wander and relax. Every evening at 5:30, Ray and Melissa host a social hour with complimentary wine for those guests who would like to get to know their fellow guests and hosts. Ray and Melissa offered ideas on what to see in the area and also ideas on where to go for dinner. We loved our stay at Steels Tavern Manor and would like to return again in the future.


First impression counts

5 on February 27, 2017

Both Melissa & Ray were the ultimate hosts. They were welcoming & warm. This was our first B&B experience & certainly not our last. The bed was comfortable & sheets were luxurious. Room was clean & top notch. Breakfast - sealed the deal. Melt ssa went out of her way to accommodate my dairy free request & did not disappoint. The fresh fruit was drizzled with a tinge of balsamic vinegar & the breakfast quiche kept me happy & content. They sat & chatted with us during breakfast- short & sweet. Thanks for a wonderful experience.


Fantastic

5 on September 12, 2016

Really nice cottage. So relaxing and beautiful. Caught two fish! Breakfast was gourmet delicious


Weekend Getaway from DC

5 on June 17, 2016

It's incredible to think this little hideaway is such a short drive outside of DC, but once you're on the property you feel like you are in an entirely different world. My boyfriend and I stayed at Steeles Tavern for a weekend (Friday - Sunday) and were blown away at the property, the amount of activities to do, and the warm hospitality from Ray and Melissa. The house was impeccable and so inviting. Our room was so spacious and clean. I think they must have newly renovated the bathroom because the double shower heads were so nice! The sheets and robes were so soft and the bed slept like a dream! The food was nothing short of amazing. I have a gluten allergy and Melissa went above and beyond to make me feel included. The gluten-free options she made are nothing short of amazing and my boyfriend even stated that everything "tasted like the real deal". We look forward to coming back very soon!


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Rooms & Rates

Cabernet Franc Room

Five large windows on the north side of the house await you in this room with a king poster bed. Relax in your wing back chair with your feet up on your ottoman while reading a book in front of the electric fireplace. Or sit and enjoy views of our grounds and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. The spacious bathroom features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Cabernet Franc Room and Viognier Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Viognier Room

A king-size bed with a gas Franklin Stove awaits you in this second-floor bedroom, located in the northwest corner of the house with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. Enjoy the warmth of the Franklin Stove and a good book while sitting in your wing back chair and feet up on your ottoman. The soft green color walls, pine hardwood floor and grape themed area rug creates a relaxing environment. Later, relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Viognier Room and Cabernet Franc Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Norton Room

Named for the Norton grape varietal, this spacious, light-filled room features a king sleigh bed in the southwest corner on the second floor. Sit and relax on your chairs with your feet on the ottoman while enjoying the pastoral views and an electric fireplace. The beautiful dark-stained pine floor and grape-themed area rug complements the Norton name. The spacious bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Petit Verdot Suite

This second-floor queen bed suite includes a Franklin Stove and a separate sitting room, overlooking our pond and rolling pasture (and sunrise if you are an early riser) to the east. The spacious sitting room includes two comfortable wing back chairs and an ottoman to put your feet up and relax. Plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub / shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Chardonnay Suite

This wine themed room is named for the Chardonnay grape varietal, Virginia?s most grown grape. A queen sleigh bed awaits you in this ground-floor suite with views of the pond and pasture. The oak wood floor is accented with grape theme area rugs in the bedroom and sitting rooms. The cozy sitting room has a corner electric fireplace along with two comfortable chairs and an ottoman with a wooden tray top plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The private bathroom has a 5 foot by 3 foot glass walk-in shower. It is equipped with dual shower heads, one being a 10-inch rain shower head and a 5-inch wall shower head. Two sinks so each person has their own space!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Ivy Cabin

For a romantic getaway in the Shenandoah Valley, consider our Ivy Cabin. This secluded Virginia cabin sits atop the highest point with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains from the front porch. While staying at the Ivy Cabin, you can cook on the gas BBQ grill and view the golden sunsets from our comfortable deck furniture. The back deck of this cabin has a hot tub and lounge chairs overlooking 100 acres of woods. The only visitors you will get during your stay are cows that may greet you on your drive to the cabin and the squirrels and deer outside your cabin windows. You will be pampered inside with a two-person Jacuzzi bath, king poster bed, bedroom with skylights, gas fireplace, 32? satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes, and wonderful soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soaps.If you are celebrating your honeymoon or just need a little time away, this cabin near Steeles Tavern, Virginia is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and seclusion as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Sunset Cabin

The Alpine Hideaway Sunset Cabin, one of our Blue Ridge Mountain cabins, is "a romantic escape" situated on the highest point in the Shenandoah Valley with a 180 degree view of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. The secluded back deck of the Sunset Cabin has a hot tub and lounge chairs overlooking 100 unspoiled acres. The front porch has a gas BBQ grill and comfortable seating to view our wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife. The only visitors you will get during your stay are cows that may greet you on your drive to the cabin and the squirrels and deer outside your cabin window. Your romantic Virginia mountain getaway is complete with a comfortable king bed, two-person Jacuzzi bath with a skylight, shower with rain showerhead, gas fireplace, 32" satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes and soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soap.If you are celebrating a special occasion or just need a little time away, this cabin near Steeles Tavern, VA is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and seclusion as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Pond View Cabin

Our newest Blue Ridge cabin is the Pond View Cabin, providing romantic lodging for the couple whom especially loves the great outdoors. This cabin has a private back deck overlooking our one-acre spring fed pond where wildlife abounds, along with the blue heron who ?fishes? our stocked fishing pond. The covered back deck has a hot tub, outdoor table with 2 chairs, and 2 lounge chairs. Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be enjoyed from your backyard sitting area where you can relax or fish for trout, bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Our ?catch and release? fishing in the pond is available for you to enjoy. Only guests staying in the Pond View Cabin have fishing privileges. Our Pond View Cabin is a motorcycle friendly cabin. We have an enclosed garage area for your motorbikes if needed.The Pond View Cabin is our only dog-friendly cabin. We do charge a pet fee of $25 per day per dog (2 dog maximum). Please call to review our pet policy with us if you decide to bring your dog and sign our agreement prior to your stay.Your Virginia accommodations are complete with a four poster king bed, 2 person Jacuzzi bath with skylight, shower with rain shower head, gas fireplace, 32? satellite HD TV/VCR/DVD/CD player, and WiFi Internet. During your stay you will have complete bedding, full linen service, custom luxurious robes and wonderful soaps by Greenwich Bay Soap Company. The fully appointed kitchen is lightly stocked with non-perishable items such as coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, salt/pepper, some spices, paper products, and dish soap. The Pond View cabin is very private and cozy for a romantic getaway. This cabin is an inviting alternative to the typical cabin accommodations as most do not provide the amenities and peaceful settings as this offers. 50% deposit required upon booking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

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Location

Location Type

Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Roanoke, VA (ROA) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 205 off of Interstate 81;Head east on Rt 606 for 2 miles to Rt 11.Turn right, then quick left into Steeles Tavern Manor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Drive-in Movie Theater during Summer, Breweries, Blue Ridge Parkway access, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Videos , Cottages have full kitchens, Inn Rooms have either mini fridges in rooms or centralized Fridge w/water & beverages & Centralized Keurig Coffee Maker, Daily Social Hour

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited One child in room or cottage with adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs only and only permitted in the Pond View Cottage.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights in cottage
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For Cottage only, 50% of lodging charged as deposit. No deposit for rooms unless during event or holiday.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit will be returned if you cancel a reservation with 14 or more days’ notice. If you shorten, change or cancel a reservation within the 14 day period, you will be charged for the full amount of your original stay unless the room/cottage is rebooked for the period involved. A $30 processing fee will be charged for any cancelled reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melissa and Ray Alexander

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Wine tasting and wines

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Screened-in Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan


Signature Dish

French Toast Souffle
Light and buttery french toast casserole with just the right maple sweetness. Normally served with local bacon.


Recipes

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Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

CELEBRATE VIRGINIA WINE MONTH Stay with us during the month of October and you can add our VA Wine Tasting package for $25 which includes a bottle of Rockbridge Vineyard wine, and 2 for 1 wine tastings at Rockbridge Vineyards. Plus we will provide cheese and crackers as your snack. Book your stay via our website and the WINE TASTING package will display. Celebrate the harvest!

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