Reveling in its historic roots while injecting a fresh vision to delight and engage modern travelers, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel—a family-owned property recognized by the National Trust Historic Hotels of America—represents a new generation of southern hospitality. The Baskervill-led interiors work for the property’s public spaces and 124 guestrooms represents the first significant update to the hotel since 2005.
With impeccable craftsmanship and stories peppered throughout the property, guests are encouraged to explore and connect. Journeying through the guest corridors is more like a casual stroll along an airy wrap-around porch fit with grass-cloth textured wallcoverings, sky-blue ceilings, and expressive carpet patterns that mimic lattice-railing ornamentation. In the renovated lobby—which doubles as a flexible working area and charismatic cocktail lounge—hues of rich blue mix with earthy tones to mirror Shenandoah Valley’s sensational views, while new furnishings featuring intricate Art-Deco detailing and impeccable woodwork symbolize the hotel’s original opening in the 1920s. Then there’s the revamped restaurant: The Magnolia South, which was aptly renamed to pay homage to the magnolia tree planted by the owner and his grandmother (located at the southern end of the building).
A space to gather and unwind, the renewed hotel establishes a rich connection between its iconic Colonial-Revival architecture and fresh interiors that showcase the original lighting fixtures, terrazzo flooring, and even the property’s cherished Wurlitzer Organ. No matter where guests venture, the charming nature of the hotel is present.