If you are staying for a night or two as a single guest this place might work fine - but for those who are interested in this property for an event DO NOT book!!
We had several issues with hosting our event here - nothing was cleaned for our outdoor wedding (all tables and chairs we had rented on the property had spider webs and were dirty) - we had to clean them on our own, Jesse was extremely rude to our guests during check in, when we visited the property one week prior to our event we asked that the tables & chairs be cleaned and the grill moved for the day as we were using the entire patio for our event (neither happened - finally 4 hours before our event he moved the grill but did not turn off his gas line, when the gas started leaking during our event he marched thru our guests and was dragging the large grill back to its original place), table cloths and long tables were also to be included in our rental - we practically had to beg for these and had to get the long tables ourselves, Jesse also helped himself to beer and was taking photos of our event and marching thru guests at every turn (I would like to add that he did not ask permission to take photos of our event), finally - two days prior to our event he informs our caterer that she cannot use the kitchen (when we booked our event and up until one day after our event it stated online that you could use the kitchen), we finally had to settle on use of the kitchen but not the stove/oven - this was even a stretch and he had originally set it that our caterer would have to set up a tent outside and have a make shift kitchen, oh and we were asked to take extra trash out with us because apparently cleaning was not included either!
Jesse made us feel like we were trespassing even though he made over $5000 from us for that weekend - what was originally agreed to did not happen and we paid top dollar for everything and received very little in return (and nothing that had been agreed upon). If I had to do it over I would never book my event at Bent Mountain Lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are celebrating our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND 3500 RESERVATIONS. As you enter the grounds of BENT MOUNTAIN LODGE BED AND BREAKFAST,INC. you will begin an experience you won't soon forget. Climbing the mountain to the Lodge, you will gaze at the spectacular views that are unparalleled on the Parkway. Just stepping onto the grounds you will begin to realize that you are as close as you can get to natural, majestic beauty. Visitors here have said it's the closest place they have been to "heaven on earth". The 15,000 square foot lodge sits atop the mountain with a view overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway. In every direction you are awed by the majesty of the mountains that appear never ending. As you relax and take in the view from one of the decks or sunrooms, you come to realize that earth's tapestry is simply unmatched! As you enter the lodge you will notice the beautiful pond and the amazing rock and woodwork. Inside the lodge we offer a choice of six suites and 4 suites in our cabin and all show warmth, elegance and convenience. All of our suites have been designed for comfort and relaxation. Each suite has a wonderful view of mountains and/or grounds. All suites have their own baths. Some suites provide private deck entrances and five suites inside the main lodge have Jacuzzi Tubs. The lodge offers hi-speed internet use (wireless internet available). All suites have TV's. The large 22 ft. handicapped ramped gazebo, 12x15 ft. (600 SQ, Ft) Sunroom and 900 sq. ft. adjoining deck and 1500 sq. ft. covered gazebo pavilion and grounds themselves are a perfect wedding location, bridal luncheons, family reunions, birthday parties, quilting retreats, scrapbooking retreats, the possibilities are endless. Lodge is conveniently located between Floyd, Va. and Roanoke and Salem, Va. and approx. a half hour drive to the Christiansburg / Blacksburg, Va. area. If you are looking for an alternative to a hotel or motel the accomodations here are for you. ... more less