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Black Lantern Inn

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1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Black Lantern Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Roanoke B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We have stayed in many B&Bs, but few of them measure up to The Black Lantern. What a find and what a great value! Ron and Claire have done a superb job of renovating an old house into a beautiful inn. Ron's workmanship is truly outstanding as my husband who is in the construction industry noted during our stay. There... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Like the other reviews on this site, my wife and I have very good things to stay. We were in Roanoke for a wedding, but the hotels that the bride and groom recommended were all booked by the time we tried to make reservations. What seemed like misfortune turned out to be good luck in disguise. Ron and Claire, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This is our third stay at Black Lantern and we continue to be impressed with the accommodations, the food and the personal attention we experience. We would not stay anywhere else. My husband, the engineer, cannot believe the level of detail taken in every room of this exquisitely decorated B&B. I, the cook, cannot believe the level of detail taken... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

My boyfriend and I were travelling from Tennessee to D.C. and decided to stop here in Roanoke for two nights. The Inn is immaculately clean and impressively decorated. The workmanship, as others have noted, is impressive. You can tell this was a labor of love. But the service is what really makes this place stand out. Ron was such a... More

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Exceptional breakfast, beautiful rooms, and personable inn keepers - what's not to like! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Black Lantern Inn. I think my boyfriend may send me to take cooking lessons from Ron because, let's face it, Ron puts me to shame! Ha! We thought our rooms were fantastic and we had such fun visiting with Ron... More

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Yorktown, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

I have stayed in well over 100 B&B's in 17 different states. I can honestly say that the Black Lantern Inn is the finest of them all. You will notice the attention to detail immediately upon arrival. The immaculate house is the result of Ronnie's skill as a contractor. Perhaps his only finer skill is in the kitchen, as the... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Claire and Ron can not do more to make a visit to Roanoke any Better. This Inn is imacculate, the rooms are the most comfortable and breakfast was way too much and way too good. That said, I ate every bit. Our extended famliy had a great time at the Inn visiting in our rooms and in the living room... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Black Lantern Inn in Roanoke is an incredibly beautiful and fully restored older home. Our first thought when we walked through it was "Can we just live here forever?" You cannot imagine how perfect the Inn is. They provide a variety of room choices, from a small apartment to single rooms. The rooms are pristine and luxurious from the linens... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

I can't say enough. First, although the pictures are gorgeous, the reality is even better--immaculate rooms, luxurious linens, GREAT service! I am gluten-free, and not only did Claire make me a gluten-free breakfast, she made me DELICIOUS gluten-free cookies on my arrival--what a treat. I stayed in the beautiful Venetian room, and my friend stayed in the skylight suite. We... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

After living away for more than sixty years, I flew back East to visit my home ,town. Upon my arrival I was thrilled and amazed to see my travel agents' lodging choice for my stay in Roanoke. The decor and quality of construction has transformed this historic house into a beautiful guest accommodation. This was the beginning of my three... More

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Address: 1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
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