If you go . . .
Where to stay
Peaks of Otter Lodge
Mile marker 86 off the Blue Ridge Parkway
No TV or Internet in guest rooms, and no cellphone service onsite, but the views are lovely. Rates from $132.
110 Shenandoah Ave. NE
Grandly restored 1882 Tudor-style hotel listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Rates from $134.
Inn on Campbell
118 Campbell Ave. SW
A former jewelry store, the inn features sumptuous linens and feather beds. Rates from $189, two-night minimum on weekends.
2522 Colonial Ave.
Named one of Virginia's best breakfast spots by Southern Living magazine. Prices from $6.99.
114 Church Ave. SW
The main event is the "cheesy Western," a burger served with onions and relish and topped with a fried egg, $2.35.
The River and Rail
2201 Crystal Springs Ave. SW
Farm-to-table cuisine melding Southern favorites with French flair. Entrees about $16-$28.
For information on hiking trails, go to visitroanokeva.com. For details on Peaks of Otter, visit nps.gov/blri.