Directions and Lodging


From Charlottesville or Richmond:  Proceed on Interstate 64 West Bound to Exit 99, towards Waynesboro.  Turn left at the end of the ramp onto US-250 West (Three Notched Mountain Hwy.)  Follow US 250W for approximately 4.7 miles. Turn right onto N. Delphine Ave and continue for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto 2nd St and after 0.2 miles turn left onto N. Augusta Ave. We are on the left. 
From Staunton:  Proceed on Interstate 64 East Bound to Exit 96 toward Waynesboro/Lyndhurst.  Turn left onto S. Delphine Ave and continue for 3.1 miles. Turn left onto 2nd street and after 0.2 miles turn left onto N. August Ave. We are on the left. 
Note:  If you are coming for a visit, you can email us and set up an appointment or call us on 434-960-9718.

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Just under 10 miles from the shop is Galleywinter Farm, a health, horsemanship and arts sanctuary with B&B style lodging available. This is an opportunity to stay near the school and enjoy the vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and countryside in a very relaxing environment. Accommodation is available through this link. Also please email Gail directly at or call 434-244-2663 as she likes to make direct contact with her guests to guarantee availability and to put you in the best most comfortable spot. 

The Bowman House invites you to relax and enjoy the historical aesthetics of our home throughout your stay in the quaint mountain town of Waynesboro, Virginia. Your stay with us is part of your travel experience, and The Bowman House is here to offer you a classic home away from home that you can relish in. Less than two miles from the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing and five blocks from downtown Waynesboro, patrons of The Bowman House can receive discounts at local establishments. Child and pet-friendly. Call to book to buy two nights and get a third night free if you are a student at VIB! 256-347-2021




We have a negotiated rate at Wingate Hotel, Waynesboro which is located conveniently near I-64 on Rt 340.  You will need to call the local reservation desk at 540-447-5079 and let them know you will be taking a class at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing to get the discount.  If the person you speak to claims we do not have a negotiated rate, please ask to speak to the Manager of the hotel. We have a negotiated rate.


Another favorite place to stay for many of our long term students is Stanimals 328. Stanimals is a hostel frequently used by Appalachian Trail through hikers. They have private rooms, rooms with bunk beds, shared baths and kitchens. Cost is very reasonable and they have two locations in Waynesboro.