The Gilpin Willson House

A Vacation Rental House 

8 - 11 people

... whether it's 1 person or 8 people, it's all the same rate for The Gilpin Willson House -- OR -- add on the carriage house (Traveler's Rest), located on the same property, which will sleep up to 3 more people! ...

$395/night .. $1975/entire week .. $5000/entire month (or less per month if staying more than one month)

** Special corporate rates for extended stays **

E-mail:  [email protected]

An historic home right in Downtown Staunton -- formerly the bank president's home (a classic and stately Colonial Revival Style home built around the turn of the century)

(Staunton is located in the very center of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.)

Ideal place to stay for Girlfriend Getaways (click here)

Girlfriend Getaways ~~ Bible Study Groups ~~ Couples Weekends ~~ Christian Retreats

Click here for things to do in and around Staunton.

Come and enjoy!

(540) 885-6556


Sleeps up to 8 adults ~~ You'll have the following rooms for your exclusive use:  living room, formal dining room, kitchen with 27' of counter space, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, extra small room upstairs!

~~ 3 Queen Beds; 2 Single Beds ~~

Parties or other functions are not allowed at the house unless with prior written approval.  There is an additional "location charge" if using this property for a party or special get-together.

We have ceiling fans AND central air conditioning for your comfort.

There is wireless Internet and cable TV.

There is a courtyard behind the house, a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the skyscape of downtown buildings.  The water garden, Concord grape arbor, settee and chairs, an umbrella table and chairs, and a bistro table provide you with an enjoyable place to enjoy the outdoors.

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Below is some of the seating in the courtyard behind the house.



Enjoy the water garden while sitting in the courtyard!


Enter the house into the spacious center hall (view from upstairs looking down).  


The living room:



The dining room:


Kitchen photos:


Bedroom photos:

Bedroom 1:


Bedroom 2:


Bedroom 3:


Bedroom 4:

Combine both houses if you have as many as 11 people!

If you have more than 8 adults, please ask about our other downtown accommodation  "Traveler's Rest" which sleeps up to 3 people.  It is located on an additional section of yard behind "The Gilpin Willson House."  Each property has its own garden space and its own separate parking spaces.

In addition, we also offer "The Craftsman-Style House" which sleeps up to 6 people.  It is approximately 1 1/4 miles away.

If you are a single traveler, we want you to feel especially welcome.  "Traveler's Rest" is a great place just to rest and seek solace if you want your own private little house.




*The Winery Special.

*Special hospitality pricing for THEATER TICKETS.

*Special Retreat Packages Go to:


Perfect for:

Business Travelers, Couples Getaway, Girlfriend getaway, couples traveling together, family get-togethers, Bible study groups, writers or artists, and anyone who wants to get away from life's daily stresses.

This home was built for a young man, when he got married, who was the president of the local bank which is still located downtown.  It is decorated with antiques appropriate to the age and style of the house. 

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E-mail or call with your accommodation request:

E-mail:  [email protected]

Call:  540-885-6556 for an immediate answer regarding availability.


Come and spend time at our charming historic home.

* Fixing dinner together in the bright and cheery kitchen, which you can eat in the dining room or take outside to enjoy in the Courtyard.

* Going out to dinner together (we have approximately a dozen very fine restaurants in the downtown area!).  You can walk to everything in Downtown Staunton.

* Spending quiet time in the Courtyard watching the fish in the water garden or the birds landing on the rooftops of the downtown buildings.

* Hiking up on the Skyline Drive.

* We also offer a card, upon request when booking, for a free tour and tasting at a local winery.

* We can arrange for your tickets at The Blackfriars' Theater (the world's only historically-correct re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theater) -- at a special hospitality price of $25.00/reserved seat.

Bring your own food -- you'll have full use of the bright and sunny kitchen including dishes, cooking pots and pans, a microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker . . . everything you'll need to feel at home -- but be sure to bring any special cooking items you may require in case we don't have just the thing you need.

We supply all your sheets and towels.

This is NOT a pet-friendly property.   If you have pets, please check out "Traveler's Rest" located behind this house and also "The Craftsman-Style House" located at the north end of town, approximately 1 1/4 miles from downtown.

And when you leave The Gilpin Willson House, we hope you will have enjoyed a very special relaxing time either on your own or with friends and family. 

Call for information and/or reservations:  (540) 885-6556

e-mail:  [email protected]

Rates are the same whether it is for one person or for eight!

We book for the weekend (Friday night and all day Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday until a check-out time at 11:00 a.m.) -- $790/weekend + tax.

2-night minimum stay.

2 nights also required for most week nights (Sunday through Thursday nights) unless combining with the weekend -- $395/week nights.

$1975/entire week -- last two nights FREE!

$5000/entire month (or less for extended stays).

Taxes are always extra.

Forms of payment:  cash or personal check (to be received at least a month in advance to have time to clear the banks)

To hold your reservation, a deposit of 50%, or the total for your stay, is due upon reservation.  The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Suitable for children over 12; this property is NOT suitable for dogs.

The security deposit is $350.  Your security deposit is refundable post-departure, pending a satisfactory inspection by our housekeeper.

Management fee:  $70.   No cleaning fee or linens charge although we do furnish your towels and sheets and your beds will be made for you and  your towels set up for you. 

Things to do in historic downtown Staunton, Virginia, on the outskirts of Staunton, out in the country, and elsewhere in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley:

Things to Do In Historic Downtown Staunton:

We have many fine dining restaurants, some casual restaurants (4 with outdoor seating), several coffee shops, a tea house, an ice cream parlor, a gourmet pizza place and others.

There are 2 movie theaters downtown PLUS the Shakespeare Theater.

There are 8 art galleries downtown.  Receptions on Friday evenings are very special and you can meet the artists.  Fourth Fridays in Downtown Staunton are lively events.  The art galleries are open late and some provide live music, food, and of course beautiful art.

Enjoy live glass blowing at one of the galleries downtown.

There is a FREE walking tour of the historic downtown area on Saturday mornings.

There are special guided tours of historic Staunton, available by appointment.

The Farmers' Market is located downtown:  Saturday mornings from April - October.

The TROLLEY costs 25 cents and goes over to the city park and all around downtown (about a 25-minute loop, which runs continuously throughout the day)!

There are FREE concerts in the park in July and August (Monday - Thursday evenings).

There are many other special events in Downtown Staunton throughout the year!

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Things to Do In and Around the City of  Staunton:

Visit The Frontier Culture Museum at the edge of town (approximately an hour walking tour of 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's farmhouses, barns, and gardens from several European countries as well as an African home and an early American home).

Tour the gardens of Andre Viette's Farm and Nursery

Wade's Mill is an interesting place to visit and the drive through the country is beautiful

There are many vineyards to explore including a recently-opened one just outside of Staunton.

There are numerous antique shops between Staunton and Harrisonburg.  Enjoy the drive and stop all along the way.  (One antique center has about 150 dealers and is the largest antique mall on the East coast -- and, if plans proceed as planned, it will one day be the largest antique mall in the US!)

There are antique shops in Stuarts Draft and Waynesboro, which are neighboring towns.

There is another Farmers' Market on Wednesday mornings in both Staunton and also in Verona, a neighboring town (in addition to the Farmers' Market which is downtown on Saturday mornings).

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Things to Do within a 30-minute to 45-minute drive from Staunton in the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley:

There are many wineries (we have a coupon for free wine tastings at one of them) to visit throughout the Shenandoah Valley and others are just across the mountain in Central Virginia.

Beautiful caves are throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Drive along the Skyline Drive and/or The Blue Ridge Parkway.

There are hiking trails along the parkways (with beautiful vistas and lovely waterfalls).

Monticello is about a 45-minute drive (Charlottesville).

The Virginia Horse Center is about a 30-minute drive (Lexington).

Cross the beautiful mountains west of Staunton for a special scenic drive.

The annual Maple Festival in Monterey is quite special.

There are many colleges and universities in all the towns and cities nearby.  Staunton is centrally located between Harrisonburg and Lexington, with Charlottesville to the east, and Monterey to our west.


For an immediate answer regarding up -to-date availability, call or e-mail:

Call:  (540) 885-6556

E-mail address:  [email protected]


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