I stayed four nights at the Red Lantern while I was in Clifton Forge, giving music workshops, and playing a concert. The Inn more than exceeded my expectations....It was like staying at a friend's house. It is very comfortable, completely updated to feel like a modern house in terms of luxuries, yet furnished with nice antiques to give a historic feel. I LOVED the fact that I could come and go, within walking distance of an interesting downtown, nice places to eat close by, and a well stocked kitchen where I could have a snack whenever I wish. None of that "Breakfast By Nine" that you would have at a normal motel. I loved the Keurig cup by cup coffee maker and the huge fridge full of snacks. The bedroom was quiet and dark like a tomb. I liked the fact that others were staying there, and you could interact, have interesting conversations with the other guests.In fact, I made a possibly important musical contact through one of the other guests. The only thing I felt I lacked, was that our private bath had a large modern shower, very nice, but no bathtub, and I like to take baths instead of showers. But that's small potatoes. I would highly recommend the Red Lantern Inn to anyone who needs a place to stay when travelling east/west on Interstate 64. Its so much better than one of those chain motels, and cheaper than many of them. For anyone that would like a quiet and comfortable get-away for a little bit, it is the best. I am looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casual overnight accommodations in downtown Clifton Forge, VA within walking distance restaurants, shops, C&O Heritage Center, Arts & Crafts Center, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, Masonic Amphitheater, and the Amtrak station. Guests can take the Amtrak to Clifton Forge for the weekend and enjoy a quiet weekend in a small VA town. The Masonic Amphitheater has events every weekend from May until October. Outdoor activities in the area include: hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming. A short drive away is Douthat State Park which has miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat and bicycle rentals, more than 40 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, an amphitheater, playgrounds, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, a restaurant overlooking the lake, and nature and history programs. ... more less