A good book, a favorite sweater, a crackling fire … with what and where do you like to cozy up when it’s cold outside? In Virginia’s Blue Ridge, we have a few favorite places.
Won’t you try what we consider to be the best cozy spots to warm up in Virginia’s Blue Ridge?
Parkway Brewing Company | Salem
Grab a seat on the couch in front of the beautiful fireplace inside the tasting room at Parkway Brewing Company (pictured above). It’s a cozy seat and a couple pints of the Get Bent Mountain IPA or Raven’s Roost Baltic Porter will have you feeling extra warm & fuzzy.
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center | Roanoke
Pour yourself into one of the comfy leather chairs next to the fireplace in the lobby of The Hotel Roanoke, or head to the Pine Room Pub for a hot toddy next to theirs. If you’d like a toasty fire in your room, book the Executive, Commonwealth, or Governor’s Suite (also known as the Penthouse) to have one all to yourself.
Altus Chocolate | Roanoke
Is chocolate considered a comfort food? It is in our book. Single source craft chocolate is a luscious splurge at Altus, the ‘Chocolat’-inspired tasting room that is so cozy you’ll want to linger a while. Sip chocolate, nosh chocolate, or learn how to make something decadent from chocolate. Altus is a place you may not want to leave.
More than 30 teas are on the menu at White Oak Tea Tavern, and right away, we’d recommend the Hot Buttered Rum or the Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Sip them by the fireplace with a good book or good company, and when you’re hungry, try the baked spinach and artichoke chicken salad served hot in a bread bowl. Now that’s comfort food in a cozy space.
Ballast Point Brewing Company | Daleville
Cool weather is snuggle weather, and where better to snuggle the one you love than by a fire pit with a great view? You may want to enjoy your craft beer inside spacious Ballast Point Brewing, but slipping outside for a fireside chat and squeeze is a must.
Bed and Breakfasts
Nestle into cushy down bedding with quilts aplenty, soaking tubs, and all the comforts required for a cold day when you stay at one of our favorite bed and breakfasts.
At the Black Lantern Inn in Roanoke, we like the charm of the Roanoke Room with its jetted tub and four-poster bed, but we also like the Skyline Room for its loft style and chaise lounge couch.
Salem’s Inn at Burwell Place is a study in traditional elegance. Suite I includes a fireplace, whirlpool tub, and four-poster bed with down comforter. You’ll be quite comfortable there.
Shirley’s Bed & Breakfast is an unexpected delight for many who stumble across it. The large log home offers two guest rooms with a third on the way in May 2018. Enjoy breakfast fireside, of course, but also choose from two cozy accommodations. Lavista Room is like a stand-alone cabin with comfy leather furnishings and an oversized tub. The Ansted Room has a gas fireplace to spark the romance.
Primland | Meadows of Dan
Primland is often mentioned in conversations that involve luxury, golf, spas, upscale dining, and treehouses, but don’t overlook the simple coziness of this mountaintop treasure just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Lodge’s Great Hall is an impressive first impression for the palatial rooms beyond. Down duvets, spa-like ensuites, and plush robes and slippers beg you stay a day longer.
Sweet Donkey Coffee House | Roanoke
Sometimes comfortable coziness is found in the perfect cup of coffee. We love Sweet Donkey for just that…and their soups served with freshly baked bread. Delish! Pair all of that up with a seat by the fireplace and you’re golden. Or take it outside to the fire pit, whatever suits your fancy.
Slip away solo or bring your main squeeze to cuddle in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. If you care to share how you indulge in a day of restful relaxation, we’d love to see it. Tag your social pics and vids #BlueRidgeDay to catch our eye.