We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Red Lantern Inn

314 Jefferson Ave, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1749
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (51)
Room & Suite (11)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)


#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Clifton Forge
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
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
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
113Reviews2Q+A33Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 103
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Robert W wrote a review Jul 2021
Richmond, Virginia28 contributions5 helpful votes
Close to the Lime Kiln Theater, the Masonic Theater, Warm Springs, Hot Springs, Lexington, Douthat state park, the railroad musuem, the Jackson River, and Cafe Michel. Kayakers will love the Jackson River. Make a reservation for Michel's.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Christopher N wrote a review Jun 2021
Franklin, Virginia18 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed my time at the inn. It was in a perfect location near Douthat, the Jackson River Trail, Humpback Bridge, and Lake Moomaw. Inn was quaint and had many amenities. The decor was phenomenal and JoAnn is a great host! Perfect place to stay and within walking distance of historic downtown, restaurants, and the theatre.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Liz S wrote a review Jun 2021
Middlesex, Vermont39 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed in the little cottage in a nearby neighborhood-it was quiet and spacious-we cooked in and felt very comfortable. We could have gone into town to the main inn for breakfast but we stayed at the cottage. We were staying in CF for mountain biking in Douthat state park-great mountain biking terrain!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There’s a Dairy Queen at the base of the street across the road! Yum!
See more room tips
Sweet Home FXBG wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions
We arrived at the Red Lantern Inn for a one night stay, it was clean, warm and cozy, like arriving at a relatives home. The kitchen was totally stocked and even had farm fresh eggs. We stayed in #1 with the private bathroom and had a beautiful view of City Hall and the mountains when it snowed in the morning. Ms. Jo Ann welcomed us and our two English bulldogs and made us feel right at home. Awesome experience, will definitely return again!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MLC1952 wrote a review Jan 2021
Winston Salem, North Carolina12 contributions
The Red Lantern Inn is a great place to stay. It’s like home away from home. Very clean and comfortable. My wife and I grew up in Clifton Forge and anytime we visit we stay here. JoAnn is a great host. Always love talking with her and getting caught up on the all the news in the area. Thanks!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
United StatesVirginiaClifton Forge
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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, Cafe Michel, and The Club Car Shop & Deli.
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.