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Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke

1526 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5207
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Roanoke
Travelers' Choice
Covid19 safety precautions in place; please contact us for details. Domestic travelers only in 2021. The Black Lantern Inn has charming and unique rooms with modern amenities, luxurious bedding, a welcoming atmosphere, impeccable baths and delicious breakfasts. The gracious hospitality and attention to details make a stay at our urban Inn an experience found in distinctive bed and breakfast accommodations. We are conveniently located one mile from downtown, and walking distance from two popular restaurants. The Mill Mountain Star can be viewed from our 2nd story covered patio as well as from our backyard fire pit. Enjoy a walk or run on the nearby Roanoke River Greenway. We are Certified Virginia Green, and proudly serve organic and locally sourced products as available. We are actively involved in the community and excited to share all that Roanoke has to offer with our guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast in the room
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
First aid kit
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Air conditioning
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Barbara P wrote a review Jun 22
Greensboro, North Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
Invited as Clinician for Opera Roanoke's Young Artists June 2021, I was elegantly ensconced at the Black Lantern Inn. Truly a serene, beautiful, generous spot just outside of downtown Roanoke, hosts Chris and Jayne have seen to every detail, and more. The Skyline Suite on 3rd floor was spacious, quiet and private. Access to aesthetically appearing common areas which included several eating nooks, inside and out, a full kitchen, coffee/tea available everywhere -- with many special touches to delight eyes and ears. Breakfast, hand-delivered, was generous and delicious -- all prepared in-house. Although on busy Franklin Street, traffic sounds are not intrusive. Hosts and pup are very friendly, interesting and interestED while appreciating guests' privacy needs, also. A surprise find in Roanoke -- worth a stop!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: If challenged by stairs, request room(s) on 2nd level.
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Response from Chris Andrews, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded 2 days ago
We so much enjoyed meeting you. Have a safe journey as you head north.
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Donna T wrote a review Jun 14
1 contribution
I stayed in the Skyline Suite and it was even more beautiful than I expected. Chris and Jayne are wonderful innkeepers who made me feel so welcome in their home. Jayne's cooking is delicious and she puts in extra effort to make sure breakfast is amazing. Chris makes sure that everything you need is available, and even built a special place to wash down your bike. I was there for 3 nights and felt like a part of their family by the time I left. If you are planning a trip to Roanoke this is definitely the best place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Chris Andrews, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded 1 week ago
It did feel like our family grew that week-end! Thanks for following up and best wishes for your next competition.
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Robin N wrote a review Jun 10
1 contribution
Literally everything about our stay at Black Lantern Inn was perfect! Chris and Jayne are wonderful, personable people, and they made us feel so welcomed. THE highlight of many was the healthy and delicious breakfast that included made-from-scratch gluten-free cinnamon coffee cake fresh out of the oven. We loved spending time on the lovely covered porch, too.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Chris Andrews, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded 1 week ago
We so enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again. Enjoy your retirement!
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George S wrote a review Jun 8
1 contribution
Stayed there three nights to participate in the Ironman 70.3 race. What a great experience - my time at the B&B was better than the race. Great rooms, wonderful food (who ever heard of a great tasting GF cinnamon cake), and truly engaging conversations. Our hosts even offered to drive us to the race site at 4am! It was a real pleasure spending time there. I look forward to going back next year.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Chris Andrews, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded 2 weeks ago
Your review is much appreciated, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit next year.
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Joe wrote a review Mar 2021
Virginia7 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in the Skyline Suite the night of our wedding in 2018. We have returned every year since. We enjoyed the hospitality and shared breakfast (before covid) and the food-in-your-room option (covid-times). Chris and Jayne have been delightful and welcoming each time. Recently stayed there again at the end of February 2021 and loved the comfortable accommodations that include: mini-fridge and microwave in the room, breakfast nook table, private bathroom, the best bed I've ever slept-in, and a big room for lounging. I look forward to our next stay when we can hang-out outside and use the bikes they have available to ride on the greenway.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Chris Andrews, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Mar 11, 2021
It was great to see you both again, and we hope 2021 is wonderful year for your growing family.
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$158 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Which popular attractions are close to Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Nearby attractions include Elmwood Park (0.7 miles), The River Rock (0.6 miles), and St. John's Episcopal Church (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mission Bbq, The River and Rail, and Evie's Bistro and Bakery.
Is Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Roanoke.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church (1.4 miles).
Does Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.