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“A home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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The Oaks Victorian Inn
311 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073   |  
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Sterling, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

What a lovely experience we had staying at The Oaks! From the time we arrived we felt like we were home. Bernie and Linda were incredibly gracious and accommodating, and when we left it was with true regret. There were so many personal touches that made a difference. We have stayed at B & Bs before, but we rate this experience at the top of the list. The Oaks is a wonderful old home that has been treasured and loved, and it shows. We especially appreciated the fact that they took the time to sit down with us when we arrived and truly wanted to get to know us. It was lovely.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Theoaksvictorianinn, Owner at The Oaks Victorian Inn, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
So happy you chose The Oaks. It was such fun sharing Thanksgiving dinner with you and your son and daughter-in-laws friends. Great food, interesting conversation and wonderful new friends. What could be better. ...Linda and Bernie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

A welcome by control freaks? and it took us a good half an hour of lectures to check in. The bedrooms did not have bathrooms and a noisy staircase on the third floor where they lived. Breakfast was a take it or leave if choice and car parking limited

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Theoaksvictorianinn, Owner at The Oaks Victorian Inn, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Upon arrival, we invite guests to join us in the parlor for a few minutes so we can get to know a little bit about the people staying in our home. As you may recall, we asked about dietary needs so a breakfast menu could be planned to accommodate all guests staying with us. We had a full house when you stayed with us and a savory as opposed to sweet breakfast was requested and prepared. There is one parking spot for each guest room and lots of additional parking on the street. Sometimes a guest with a large vehicle is not thoughtful when pulling into our parking lot taking up more than one space. If that happened when you stayed with us we apologize. Every guest room has a private bathroom. As a matter of fact, one guest room has 2 full bathrooms. There is however, and we believe it is the room in which you stayed, one room where the bathroom is not physically in the room but in the hall. It is clearly stated on our website that it is private to the room but in the hall and robes are provided. The stairway up to our living space is next to that bathroom and we try to be as quiet as possible, but The Oaks is over 100 years old and some of the stairs do creak. We come down early in the morning to make coffee and tea available at 7:30 and are sorry if we disturbed you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This place has everything you ever wanted from a B&B - great rooms, great breakfast, wonderful hosts. We could not have been more comfortable or more welcomed! We stayed in the smallest room with the bathroom down the hall (private, but out of the room) - and it was still the best B&B ever! We will plan a vacation to this area again just to stay in this lovely B&B. The large porch was a wonderful place to relax after our long drive, and the hosts, Linda and Bernie joined us for a friendly chat. I have never felt so welcomed.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are excellent, even the one with the bathroom detached. It was still very private.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011 via mobile

Elegant inn, friendly staff and delicious gluten-free breakfasts.
First class B&B

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was out for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to stay at this inn. Wow what a place! It is just lovely and the hosts, Linda and Bernie are great. This was eleagance, luxury, history and just plain fun! Food was exceptional too! If you like B and Bs this is a must stay!

Room Tip: I believe all the rooms are beautiful.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Linda & Bernie are more than wonderful hosts - they became our friends in the short time we stayed. The house is absolutely beautiful! Breakfast is delish and the cookies - in a word YUMMY! Would recommend!

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Christiansburg VA is not a destination. It's close to VA Tech and that's about it. But a diversion to Christiansburg is well worth it to stay at the Oaks. Our hosts Linda and Bernie were friendly and attentive to our needs providing plenty of guidance on local attractions - with home baked cookies as we departed. The inn itself has been impeccably restored featuring wide porches, authentic furnishings and above all - comfortable beds. We stayed in the "Alexandria Room" on the first floor which featured a canopy bed. Breakfast was hot and tasty. There are lots of dining options within walking distance. We chose "The Summit" on our hosts' recommendation and found it delightful. The Oaks is well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Try the Alexandria room
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 ( WiFi ) 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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