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. Shirley's Bed & Breakfast - Roanoke
With close proximity to downtown Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Explore Park, and Ballyhack Golf Course, Shirley's Bed & Breakfast can serve as your base for all kinds of fun activities in Virginia's Blue Ridge. It's an expansive log home with that rustic mountain feel while also providing the character and charm that comes with staying at a locally-owned B&B.
4. Inn at Burwell Place - Salem
Located just a short walk from Salem's charming Lake Spring Park, the Inn at Burwell Place offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious stay in a gracious Southern mansion. Built in 1907, this historic B&B was decorated by Lawrence Cummings, a nationally-acclaimed interior designer, and each room is adorned with antique walnut and cherry furnishings. You're also easily connected to all the great shopping and dining in Downtown Salem and its wonderfully walkable Main Street area.
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!