If you go . . .


Where to stay


Peaks of Otter Lodge

Mile marker 86 off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedford, Va.

540-586-1081

www.peaksofotter.com

No TV or Internet in guest rooms, and no cellphone service onsite, but the views are lovely. Rates from $132.

Hotel Roanoke

110 Shenandoah Ave. NE

Roanoke, Va.

540-985-5900

www.hotelroanoke.com

Grandly restored 1882 Tudor-style hotel listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Rates from $134.

Inn on Campbell

118 Campbell Ave. SW

540-400-0183

theinnoncampbell.com

A former jewelry store, the inn features sumptuous linens and feather beds. Rates from $189, two-night minimum on weekends.

Where to eat

Roanoker

2522 Colonial Ave.

540-344-7746

theroanokerrestaurant.com

Named one of Virginia's best breakfast spots by Southern Living magazine. Prices from $6.99.


Texas Tavern

114 Church Ave. SW

540-342-4825

texastavern-inc.com

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

540-400-6830

riverandrailrestaurant.com

Farm-to-table cuisine melding Southern favorites with French flair. Entrees about $16-$28.

What to do

For information on hiking trails, go to visitroanokeva.com. For details on Peaks of Otter, visit nps.gov/blri.