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The New River Valley and Blacksburg areas feature a great selection of hotels and accommodations that offer close proximity to Virginia Tech, one of the world-renowned universities in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
From hotels that are within walking distance to the university, to charming bed and breakfasts that provide a quiet and romantic escape, the lodging options in the New River Valley and Blacksburg provide you with the perfect type of stay you're looking for.
All these hotels and accommodations also provide easy access to Interstate 81, making them easy to reach.
The Town of Blacksburg is home to over 42,000 people and Virginia Tech has a student body of approximately 31,000 students. It is one of the most unique college towns in America and the beauty and history of the area make it a great place to visit as part of your time in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
It's also one of the most exciting towns in America on Saturdays during the fall, when fans fill Lane Stadium to watch and cheer on the Virginia Tech Hokies football team, one of the best college football programs in the country.
The New River Valley is also home to the New River, which crosses through multiple states and the Blue Ridge, Appalachian, and Alleghany Mountains, and is one of the oldest rivers in the world.
Staying at a hotel in the New River Valley gives you great opportunities to experience the incredible outdoor activities that are available along the New River.