Last year we drove the southern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, starting from Roanoke. We chose the Valley View BW as a convenient overnight stay; this year we drove the northern part of the Parkway, again starting from Roanoke. After our experience last year we had no hesitation in choosing the Valley View BW again. Good location, with very pleasant & helpful staff - one of the best BW hotels we've stayed at.
Hint for GPS users: ignore what your GPS tells you, just follow the signs off i-81!