Some of the earliest buildings at the Villages are particularly well-suited for use as a hotel and spa due to the configuration of their floor plans. But the historic details and materials provide added substance that is unique and irreproducible today. Stately columns, intricate wrought iron fences, elaborate fan windows, and substantial mouldings highlight the age and elegance of the buildings. And the setting amidst a landscape of mature trees and rolling hills adds to the serene atmosphere. The charm of historic downtown Staunton is only steps away, while the surrounding Shenandoah valley provides for varied leisure and cultural activities.