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314 Jefferson Ave, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1749
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Clifton Forge
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4.8
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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 Theatre and Amphitheater, and the Amtrak station. Inn offers Free WiFi, Continental Breakfast, Cable TV's in some rooms and handicap accessible room and bathroom. Guests can take the Amtrak to Clifton Forge for the weekend and enjoy a quiet weekend in a small VA town. 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
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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stan m wrote a review Feb 3
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The rooms are clean and well appointed The staff is friendly and make sure you're comfortable and have everything you need There is snacks an coffee in the kitchen. The price is very reasonable Overall a great place to stay
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: they are all good
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Kat E wrote a review Jan 2023
Todd12 contributions2 helpful votes
The Red Lantern is a great place to stay! My husband and I stayed in Room 1 (king bed and private full bath). Super comfortable Bed and very clean. This place has lots of charm and character that depicts Clifton Forge. It's walking distance to the small downtown, Masonic Theater and School of the Art's. It's also a great launching pad to outdoor adventures! There's plenty of room to spread out around the Inn and relax in the living rooms. Also the kitchen is well stocked with snacks and candy 😀. JoAnn is a great host and we will be back! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Fearless495726 wrote a review Jan 2023
This was an unexpected amazing experience. The owner picked me up at the train station and went out of her way to be sure I had everything I needed for my two day stay. I had a lovely room (Number 1) with private bath. The room was well appointed with all amenities you could ever need, comfortable chair, fine linens, free Wi-Fi, tv, hand sanitizer, soaps and everything was high-end. The bed was very comfortable. The Inn was super clean everywhere. The kitchen was supplied with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels, cereal, juice, fruit and much more. The price seemed low to me, it was a great value and worth much more to me. The owner was wonderful and I am sure I will be staying there again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: In heart of small town. No Uber or taxis in area.
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Valerie H wrote a review Dec 2022
The Red Lantern Inn is a hidden gem in the town of Clifton Forge, Viginia. The inn is absolutely AMAZING! The minute you enter the inn you feel the hospitality. Beautifully decorated with items that represent the Alleghany Highlands and the history of Clifton Forge. Immaculately clean and well stocked with everything one could possibly need. The bed in room 1 was so comfy and cozy it was hard to leave!!! The staff are offsite but they remained in constant contact through text messages and totally easy to work with. Price was below hotel prices in the area and personally felt that we got the very best for our money!! Will definitely stay again and again!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Staff offsite but in constant contact through email and text messages. Free wifi.
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Gregg R wrote a review Dec 2022
Recently a fishing buddy and I stayed overnight at The Red Lantern Inn’s Cottage which is located near the main inn. This 2-bedroom cottage was everything that we could want for a great night’s sleep before rising very early to meet our fishing guide on the James River. There are lots of other outdoor activities that one can enjoy around the Clifton Forge area, and I have already spread the word to other friends, and to family, about the cottage as being an extremely comfortable and quiet place for an overnight stay, or for a longer visit. The delightful innkeeper was very helpful in handling my reservation, and the fresh farm eggs left for us in the fridge (the entire cottage is perfectly appointed with every household need) was a welcome surprise. Staying in this peaceful and private cottage is reason enough to revisit the Clifton Forge area, and any activity one might engage in is simply a bonus to their time spent in that area. Gregg R
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rebecca L wrote a review Nov 2022
Greensboro192 contributions47 helpful votes
Excellent little inn in Clifton Forge. Very homey and welcoming. Rooms are well appointed. Check in was easy and done without anyone having to be there. Breakfast was continental but they had just about anything you could ask for. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LaRita W wrote a review Nov 2022
Wow very friendly atmosphere. I am enjoying my stay. Glad to be here. Has a home style environment. Will stay again if I come back in this area. It is a relaxing place. Perfect place for meditation and peace of mind.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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John B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Attractive Inn / B&B with comfortable rooms and attentive hosts. The common areas are quite comortable also and thoughtfully planned out. The kitchen is stocked nicely for a continental style breakfast and available at all hours.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Always nice to have the en suite bathroom!
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Dawn Kopf wrote a review Sep 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina31 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed in the 2nd floor room #1, it comes with a king size bed and a private show, and is comfortable for two people. The 1st floor has a kitchen and a living room, with nice decorations. It is a cozy place to stay, and is easy walking to the surrounding restaurants. We would stay here again if going to VA again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Room #1 in the 2nd floor has a private show.
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Susan wrote a review Jul 2022
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This inn offers everything for travelers. Comfortable beds, fresh linens, use of the kitchen with coffee maker and breakfast food, washer and dryer and more. The air conditioning was a godsend this summer. Two large gathering rooms with TVs. The Innkeeper goes out of her way to make everything possible for you and your needs.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Floor 1; room #7. 1 full bath; 1/2 bath very close to room.
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THE RED LANTERN INN - Updated 2023 Prices & Reviews (Clifton Forge, VA)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Red Lantern Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Red Lantern Inn?
Nearby attractions include C & O Railway Heritage Center (0.08 miles), Historic Masonic Theatre and Ampitheatre (0.10 miles), and Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Red Lantern Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Red Lantern Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Red Lantern Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Red Lantern Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery, The Club Car Shop & Deli, and The Cat and Owl Steak & Seafood.
Is The Red Lantern Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Clifton Forge.
Are pets allowed at The Red Lantern Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is The Red Lantern Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.