I am jazzed to be staying at the Red Carpet Inn, as tomorrow is game day Virginia Tech vs Bowling Green, kick off 12 noon, and it looks like the unofficial alumni dorm here. Alumni and families, in a fun civil environment, lighted booster signs VT fan temporarily display in their windows, and the usual fun safe community environment that spontaneously comes together for game days.
I just returned from Bulls and Bones microbrewery and restaurant across the street, and look forward to having breakfast at Famous Anthony's a leisurely walk two blocks away. I don't feel the least bit guilty have a latte and fresh baked goods just few feet away at the Daily Bread their menu is absolutely wonderful and I love sitting outdoors section, reminiscent of European cafes transplanted in Blacksburg.
I really like it here the Red Carpet saves me money I spend exploring Blacksburg, there are also Sal's Italian cuisine, and a new Mexican cuisine restaurant across the street from the Red Carpet Inn (I've visited both), two Chinese restaurants about a block away ( I've only dined at one so far), and an Kroger's grocery store opened 24/7.
I love just walking across the street from the Red Carpet Inn to Bulls, and Bones this evening. Bulls and Bones have wonderful in house beers being a microbrewery, and this wonderful feature built into their bar, a frosted strip running it's length to keep your drink cold to the last drop. What is grand is I didn't need to drive, or solicit a cab, because I just walk back across the street back to my room here at the Red Carpet Inn.
During my travels I pay so much more for places that try to do everything, so it is such a break on my wallet to stay at the Red Carpet Inn, and spend my saving where and how I like not to cover unnecessary overhead cost. As an example I can take my saving before I leave I look forward to investing in breakfast at Gillies across from VT campus.
As for Red Carpet Inn, I said after my last stay the only recommendation that is worth anything is my dollar vote in looking forward to my return visit and here I am? No frills, comparatively, great rate pricing, clean rooms, amenities Cable, Microwave, a Mini fridge, etc, safe environment, absolutely great location close to some of the best places in the area and I think the only Microbrewery, Bulls and Bones renown for it's barbeque and grilled dishes especially variety of wings, as well as others places a few I mentioned. I preferred to chose to take my saving from staying here at the Red Carpet Inn and try new things exploring what Blacksburg has to offer, it's my way of spreading the wealth. On top of everything else VT though it has been struggling with it's offense game is favored to win tomorrow. I really like the folks who own and operate the Red carpet Inn and I hope that this review is the least I can do to show my appreciation for their hospitality.
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