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Black Lantern Inn

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1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Black Lantern Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I just returned home from the Black Lantern Inn. Where to start? The house itself is amazing. I loved looking at the before and after photos. As stated in some other reviews, the renovation was detailed and every space within the Inn is both beautiful and comfortable. Then on top of the space is Ron. He claims to have just... More 

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Scotia NY
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here on a trip to take in the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway; the Inn is exceedingly convenient for easy-on easy-off from the Blue Ridge. Our host Ron was very accommodating and obviously very proud of the wonderful restoration work he has undertaken on this beautiful old house. It is a pleasant walking neighborhood, and Ron directed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We spent two nights at the Black Lantern Inn and loved it. The restoration work Ron did on the Inn has made it exquisite and welcoming. Everything was great: Ron's gracious greeting and help with everything from what to see and do to where to eat or jog, delicious chocolate chip cookies in the evening, spectacular breakfasts, beautiful room (The... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The only negative I could possibly come up with is that it's kinda tricky to find. BUT beautiful place -- Ron redid it himself. Looks brand new inside. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. Wi-Fi. Flat screen tv's, super breakfast whenever we wanted. Reasonable price for what you get. Don't think you could possibly go wrong with these guys.

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Charlotte, NC
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28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My two nights at Black Lantern Inn, May 3-4, were most pleasant. The bed part of the B&B was lovely -- very comfortable! And the breakfast part, wow! On the first morning Ron served the best blueberry pancakes I've ever had, scrambled eggs with herbs, sausage, diced fruit with yogurt and his signature potato cake. He takes great care with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Along with my husband and 8 month old baby we spent a night at this wonderful inn. Ron is so welcoming, the rooms are beautiful and the breakfast was plentiful & fantastic. We highly recommend this inn. We had a wonderful stay.

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Surrey
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24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Ron is a superb host, from the excellent website with lots of links about things to do locally, to the comprehensive music library and the Fat Tire beer in the fridge! The breakfasts were truly gourmet and set us up for the day - no need for lunch! The bedroom and en suite was well equipped, we could not think... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Decorated so well and SO much attention to detail. It was truly a joy to spend time here and a relaxing start to our getaway. We stayed in the third floor suite. Breakfast was excellent and the owners were very welcoming and helpful! Would stay here again and recommend to anyone going to Roanoke!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

From the moment we parked we saw beauty. You can see and feel the time that went into the beautiful restoration of this home. Ron and Claire spent four years on the renovation and it shows with every detail. Our room was well decorated and very comfortable with every amenity available. The breakfasts were delicious with different meals each day... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Black Lantern Inn for just one night, but it was thoroughly enjoyable. We had the bedroom on the first floor with a king-size bed (which was a little big for the room, but the room wasn't overly crowded). We had access to the first-floor living room, which was a great place to watch... More 

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