Every trip has a personality. Traveling for business? Meeting space, Wi-Fi and coffee are a must. Traveling with the family? Double beds, a fold out couch and complementary continental breakfasts are on the hotel checklist.
But when you want to take a deep breath and really inhale the local culture, the unique homes, charismatic innkeepers and breathtaking views that define Bed & Breakfast stays in Virginia’s Blue Ridge will create the unforgettable weekend you’re searching for.
Virginia’s Blue Ridge offers a wide variety of B&B stays, each with its own personality and stay experience. Click here to enjoy our full listing of B&B stays at your disposal, and keep scrolling for some of our region’s most unique B&B experiences.
1. Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking - Glasgow
You read that right. Llama trekking. What could be more unique than a spectacularly scenic Bed and Breakfast along Buffalo Creek that combines the peace and tranquility of the Blue Ridge, with the curiosity and sense of adventure you’ll discover in Pepe, Chaos, Jonas and the other llama guides at the Inn? In the winter they’ll carry your hot chocolate and in the summer chilled cider, but all seasons offers spectacular views along with the furry companionship. Minutes away from the Town of Lexington, Applewood Inn allows visitors a perfect mix of country hikes and historic Main Street strolls. For 30 years, Linda and Chris Best’s innkeeping philosophy has remained simple - treat every guest as a friend. And we’re sure the llamas maintain that same viewpoint.
2. The Depot Lodge - Paint Bank
Dating back to 1909, The Depot Lodge and a number of additional historic buildings nearby have been fully renovated into charming lodges, while maintaining much of the original architecture and early 20th century stylings. Located in Paint Bank, a country village tucked away in the heart of the mountains, this historic B&B stop in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is rich with culture and unique in location. After traversing the winding country road up and following the twists and turns back down Potts Mountain, you’ll find yourself transformed to a simpler time when you pull into the town of Paint Bank. Unpack the car, settle in, and head across the street to the Paint Bank General Store and The Swinging Bridge Restaurant for an old-time southern meal that’ll “stick to your ribs,” as they say.
3. The Oaks Victorian Inn - Christiansburg
Victorian elegance meets modern amenities inside The Oaks Victorian Inn. Built in 1893 and steeped in romance, the Inn was originally built as a wedding gift from Major William Pierce to his beautiful bride. Located only minutes from both Virginia Tech and Radford University, The Oaks Victorian Inn offers a relaxing stay during Parent’s Weekend, the perfect romantic getaway or ideal tranquil setting for a retreat from the distractions of the modern world. Winner of AAA’s 4 Diamond award for 20 consecutive years and a member of the Select Registry of Distinguished Inns in North America, this award-winning Victorian offers guests the ultimate opportunity to enjoy everything Virginia’s Blue Ridge has to offer.
4. Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast - Rocky Mount
The Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast is family owned-and-operated, flip flop approved and conveniently located at the eastern gateway of The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail in Rocky Mount. A short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, dubbed “America’s Favorite Drive,” innkeepers Tony and Shellie invite you to take a drive, go for a hike, break out the canoe or simply sit back and enjoy some of the finest live music in the region. Conveniently located near the Harvester Performance Center, bluegrass is just one of many genres on the music menu. The Inn boasts six comfortable guest rooms, private baths, Wi-Fi, central A/C, and a 130’ porch that’s perfect for absorbing the beauty and serenity of the region.
5. Inn at Riverbend - Pearisburg
Picture broad, wrapping white porches encompassing a lodge perched on 13.5 acres overlooking the New River and you will begin to imagine the peace and tranquility that greets you upon arrival to the Inn at Riverbend. Located in Giles County, 60 minutes west of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, the Inn at Riverbend is an outdoor lover’s dream, featuring canoeing, fly fishing, golfing, hiking or some much needed outdoor hammock time with a good book. Creating the perfect romantic weekend or foodie retreat, the Inn features a breakfast menu to impress, especially when enjoyed overlooking the New River and enjoying the morning song of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. *Insider’s Tip: If you’re thinking about staying during college football season, check Virginia Tech’s home game schedule. Rooms fill up fast on Hokie game day weekends!
Looking for more options on places to stay? Visit our Lodging section for details about all the accommodations in Virginia's Blue Ridge! Also, check out our Calendar of Events to see what's happening during your next visit. Got questions? Let us know in the comments section!