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Black Lantern Inn

1526 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5207
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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. Transportation is provided to/from the Roanoke Airport and the Amtrack Station. Enjoy our complimentary bicycles on the nearby Roanoke River Greenway. We are Certified Virgina 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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We had such an amazing stay at the Black Lantern Inn. I would give it 10 stars, if I could! We were in town for the Virginia bar exam and Jayne and Chris both went above and beyond to make our stay stress-free and enjoyable. Jayne is an fantastic chef and makes a delicious breakfast. They are also both incredibly thoughtful and surprised us with cookies after the exam and a bag of snacks for our drive home. The inn itself is beautiful and conveniently located. Highly, highly recommend this place if you are ever in Roanoke.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Thanks for such a great review! We enjoyed having you here.
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My wife and I spent one night. We’re delighted we did. We stayed in the Skyline room on the top (loft) floor which is very spacious with private on-suite and a king bed to die for. Sleep in tranquility. This is a boutique B&B with three bedrooms located in a quiet, leafy residential area about one mile from downtown. Excellent Wi-Fi. A delicious and healthy locally sourced breakfast sets you on your way. Chris and Jayne are extremely gracious hosts and most helpful. Definitely stay if you are passing through Roanoke. We will return.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jul 11, 2019
Thanks for that detailed review! We hope to see you again on a return visit.
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Just got back from two weeks in Virginia we was based in Virginia beach but wanted to visit the blue ridge mountains so picked the Black Lantern to stay overnight and I’m so glad we did.The house was easy to find with ample parking and straight away you realised this was a bit special by the appearance of the gardens and house.We was warmly welcomed by Chris and shown to our rooms which was basically the top two floors as we had booked three rooms,the standard and Finnish of the rooms and kitchen area were 100% five star rating,the beds in all the rooms were incredible and all the bathrooms/shower rooms were spotless with a jacuzzi bar on the first floor.It was our first visit to Roanoke so Chris and Jayne explained how to wonder into town which is no more than a 15 minute walk
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jul 7, 2019
It was fun having you all here and hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks for taking the time for this wonderfully detailed review!
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We lucked out by booking this wonderful B&B, because everything was above our expectations from beginning to end! Chris and Jayne were so nice and friendly,and have an adorable mini poodle named Jax. We enjoyed spending time with them. Relaxing with a glass of wine and munchies on the comfy covered balcony was so nice after a long day of driving the parkway. The home was beautifully decorated, and clean as a pin. Our Skyline Suite was huge and fabulous, with every amenity thought of. Thank you Jayne for the soft bamboo sheets and comfy king bed, a must for me as you know! :) Breakfast was maple yogurt with fresh fruit and granola, then sweet potato pancakes with homemade pecan maple syrup and chicken sausage links. Absolutely scrumptious! If you're ever near Roanoke, don't
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jun 26, 2019
Thanks so much! Your affirmation of our efforts is greatly appreciated. We enjoyed your time with us.
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This small B & B is so quaint and charming and the decor is elegant and comfortable. The hosts are engaging and accomodating and have such a generous demeanor. The food was excellent as well. I had the third floor suite and could not have been more comfortable,
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jun 12, 2019
We appreciate your review, and enjoyed your visit!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Lantern Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Lantern Inn?
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?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Black Lantern Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Lantern Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Lantern Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mission Bbq, The River and Rail, and Evie's Bistro and Bakery.
Does Black Lantern Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Black Lantern Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Black Lantern Inn 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?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church (1.4 miles).