A night at the Black Lantern Inn is a welcome reprieve from the rest of the world. I recently had a lovely stay in the Skyline room, on my way to and from a conference. With the excellent ratings, I figured I couldn't go wrong booking twice. I didn't.
The innkeeper, Ron, is the absolute epitome of the best host ever. He seems to be able to sense whether you want to be alone, or hang out with him on the porch. We enjoyed his company, quite a bit, and not only enjoyed good conversation, but learned a lot in the process. We were extremely glad to have made his acquaintance.
Upon enquiring how he was able to create such a successful B&B, (and the building has quite a history, but I'll leave that for Ron to tell you), he told us, "Well, if you're going to have a good bed and breakfast, you should have good beds. And good breakfast."
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
There were $1,000+ Vera Wang mattresses, and gourmet, from scratch breakfasts, created by Ron. And it was not lost on us.
My friend and I only hesitate to write such a glowing review because we don't want our room all booked up. Roanoke is definitely on our destination list now, if only because of the Black Lantern Inn. http://c1.tacdn.com/img2/x.gif
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Lantern Inn has charming and unique rooms with incredibly luxurious bedding, welcoming lounging areas, impeccable baths and great breakfasts.The hospitality and luxury amenities make a stay at our Inn an experience of warm ambiance found in distinctive bed and breakfast accommodations. ... more less