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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
1 review
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

The Black Lantern is a wonderful home to stay in.Ron and Claire are first rate hosts and really made the stay enjoyable. From the great , modern accomodations to the breakfast meals, this is a very nice place to stay.Located close to downtown and centrally located, it provides a little getaway while not being too out of the way.One of... More 

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Dade City, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

The Black Lantern Inn's hosts Claire & Ron provide a first rate Bed and Breakfast experience! You'll feel right at home. The house is very clean and well decorated. You'll have access to the TV and stereo in the living room. 300 CD's, featuring of all kinds of music. My wife could nap in the room and I could relax... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

This was our first B&B and The Black Lantern Inn really beat our expectations! We know we didn't want a florally experience but wanted to visit a home with "Arts and Crafts" character. This place is definitely it! Claire and Ron were wonderful hosts and really took time out to chat. I really enjoyed speaking with Ron about the renovation... More 

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Address: 1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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