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“A Perfect Weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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The Oaks Victorian Inn
311 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073   |  
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Perfect Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed at the Oaks to celebrate my wife's birthday and visit our daughter at Virginia Tech. We were looking for a quiet getaway that was not too far off the beaten path and this was the perfect place. Less than 10 minutes from the campus and yet a world away...this majestic Victorian home is on a splendid corner lot in historic Christiansburg, VA. Linda and Bernie made us feel right at home and took care of us like we were long lost friends. The room was fantastic and all 3 breakfast meals were unique, tasty and splendidly presented. If you want to eat a mound of pancakes until your stomach explodes...go to Denny's...if you enjoy tastefully presented, home cooked creations stay at the Oaks Victorian Inn!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Juila Pierce ...beautiful room with a very large private bathroom with a jacuzzi tu...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed at this B&B in Christiansburg during a Virginia Tech football weekend. In years past we had stayed in a local hotel and decided to make a change to add a little more charm to our weekend. The proprietors were very kind, willing to offer recommendations for local restaurants and arrange reservations.

Our room, Sir Christopher's Suite, was conveniently located on the ground floor and was spacious, clean and well-appointed. We enjoyed the property, especially the wrap-around porch with plenty of rockers and comfortable seating. This was a great place to meet other visitors and spend some time with Linda & Bernie. Everyone brought their own libations and it was a convivial atmosphere.

The breakfast was very nice and plenty hearty for a B&B-style breakfast. We were only able to enjoy one breakfast during our two night stay because we needed to get an early start on our last morning, so we missed an opportunity to compare different offerings, but the first day's selection of a frittata & fresh cantaloupe with coffee and juices was a good start.

I hesitate to offer a full "5 Star" rating on this property because I felt the owners could have offered some sort of early "take-away" breakfast, at the very least coffee to go, for visitors who need to depart prior to their 9:00 dining time. The property is small enough to be able to offer such personalized niceties, yet nothing was offered. As we left the owners did not thank us for our business, and we felt it did not matter to them that we were heading out for a very long drive and would have to hunt down some breakfast on the road. It's the small details that are so critical to the visitors who choose a Select Registry B&B over a hotel or larger inn, so we left unsure as to whether we would choose it again. To be sure it is a beautifully appointed home and very conveniently located.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Theoaksvictorianinn, Owner at The Oaks Victorian Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2011
Sorry that you are hesitant about staying with us in the future. We agree that it's the small details that are critical such as providing valet service when guests need something ironed or procuring a bottle of chardonnay though it is not offered as an add on package. When taking care of the check out paperwork the night before, your husband was thanked and given a new Select Registry book along with a token "thank you" bag of cookies. Fresh brewed coffee was just coming out to the foyer server as you were leaving and there were to go cups in the cabinet below. Please check your email where you will find a thank you note that is sent to all our guests upon their departure. We enjoyed spending time with you on the porch and hope to see you again.

Linda and Bernie
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Wytheville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The inn is very lovely and immaculate. The room was large and very nicely decorated. The breakfast was somewhat lacking though. The portions were meager, with no seconds, and it lacked taste. Would expect more for the price. As it was, we went away hungry and had to get an early lunch.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Theoaksvictorianinn, Owner at The Oaks Victorian Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2011
We are very sorry that you were disappointed in breakfast. Being a sit down breakfast and not a buffet, we do not offer seconds on the entree. We do try to make breakfast as hearty and tasty as possible taking all of our guests dietary needs into consideration when planning the menu.. Seconds and more are always offered for coffee, tea and juices. We hope that users of Tripadvisor will consider our other reviews when choosing a Bed and Breakfast in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Stayed here while taking our son to Va. Tech. Everything was very well done from check in to checkout. Breakfast cozy & delicious. Would stay again

Room Tip: stayed in dtached cottage. very cozy. narrow steps to bedroom. not for elderly or handicapped.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Linda and Bernie (the owners) at The Oaks Victorian Inn couldn't be nicer hosts. We chatted with them well into the evening, as we ate our dinner (delicious food from Macadoo's on Main Street) while rocking in the rocking chairs on the gorgeous wrap-around porch. This is a great place to stop during a long drive--about 4 hours from Washington, D.C. and 3.5 hours to Asheville, NC. The property has old and magnificent oak trees and pretty flower gardens and lawns. The souffle served at breakfast included apples from the tree in the backyard. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious. If you go, check to see what's in the big cookie jar...maybe you will find Linda's yummy oatmeal/cranberry/chocolate chip cookies!

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely. The Alexandria room on the first floor is very private and quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This is a beautifully restored Victorian house, with many amenities. Our room was well-furnished and comfortable, with a view of the lovely garden. We were served a delicious breakfast -by candlelight! Our hosts, Bernie and Linda, know just how to please.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

My wife and I returned here during our first cross-country "retirement" trip......it was just as beautiful and comfortable as when we spent our honeymoon in 1996. Bernie and Linda are wonderful hosts, very very pleasant and welcoming, and have kept the property in immaculate condition. They helped us locate everything we wanted in Chr-burg, and went to extra trouble to get flowers and champagne for a surprise gift for my wife. Best coffee I've had at a B&B, and the breakfast was delightful. Hats off to Edie, Bernie & Linda, hope to see you again soon.

Room Tip: Julia Pierce room is wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Oaks Victorian Inn

Address: 311 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Location: United States > Virginia > Christiansburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Christiansburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
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