Come, breathe, meditate

in the shenandoah valley

Relax and enjoy the comforts of home in this charming and historic 1912 Georgian-style brick home designed by renowned Staunton architect T.J. Collins.  Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill Bed & Breakfast is located about one mile from downtown Staunton, Virginia just a two hour drive from Northern Virginia.  The B&B is directly across the street from the 200 acre Gypsy Hill Park with its swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, golf course, children’s playground, walking/biking path, picnic facilities, and bandstand for summer concerts.  Guests can catch the trolley by the park entrance for taking a Staunton tour or trips to downtown (25 cents/ride).   Thornrose House has three guest rooms, all with en suite baths.  The B&B’s unique features include a wrap-around veranda with columns, conservatory, and spacious beautiful grounds with two sets of Greek pergolas and gardens for relaxing.  Free WiFi is available throughout the house.  Cable TV is available in the family room.  The living room and family room have gas fireplaces providing warmth and ambience.   Thornrose House is furnished with antiques and African artifacts.  A full breakfast is included with special dietary needs considered.  Coffee, tea, and snacks including homemade trail mix are always on hand.  Please be aware that the common areas are not air-conditioned. At least we are usually a little cooler than D.C, Charlottsville, Richmond and other towns around us.


Staunton was named by Smithsonian one of  “The Best Small Towns  in America”. Travel & Leisure recognized Staunton as one of "America’s Greatest Main Streets" and rated it among the top 20 small mountain towns in the United States. Staunton is noted for its many historic districts and early 19th century architecture, professional theatre,  chamber, jazz and bluegrass music, art galleries, restaurants, artisan crafts, and proximity to Shenandoah National Park for scenic  driving, hiking, and camping, and other area attractions including vineyards, caverns, civil war sites and Monticello. Charlottesville with its historic downtown is a short drive away. 
Staunton boasts a mild climate, typically five to eight degrees cooler than the D.C. area.

Guests will also enjoy the Thornrose House's park atmosphere with flowers and trees on the grounds that provide a peaceful place to relax, especially when the flowers are in bloom. The historic home offers a serene backdrop that reminds one of life in a slower-paced era, encouraging visitors to unplug and unwind.






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    Enjoy an afternoon cup of tea in the conservatory.

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    Curl up with a good book on the sofa.

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    Sit on the porch and watch the world go by.

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    Wander through a winter wonderland.
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    Chill in the shade of the hydrangea vines


Rejuvinate among the flowers.