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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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It was lovely to stay here. Sadly only for one night. However the large bed was ultra comfortable and we appreciated the effort the owners have put in to make this an attractive and welcoming place to stay. The very best aspect of the Black Lantern is breakfast. If the owners ever do that B&B swap with UK hosts, the breakfasts here will go down a storm! Just one little thing: our bedroom had a detached bathroom. It might not matter but if you need the loo frequently, don’t book this room!
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded May 22, 2019
We appreciate your taking the time for the review. Thanks for finding us, and so glad you enjoyed breakfast.
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During our visit through Roanoke, we stayed at the Black Lantern Inn. The Andrews, treated us like royalty. Our room, with a beautiful vintage cherry king bed, was spacious and decorated wonderfully. We slept like a dream. We were in awe of the quality workmanship and the lovely gardens. We could not stay for their breakfast as we had to travel on early, but our host left us with coffee, homemade pastry and fruit at 5:30 am for our trip, along with a personal note wishing us a safe journey. On our next trip through Roanoke, we will definitely be staying at the Black Lantern Inn. Roy & Judy North Carolina
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded May 19, 2019
Thanks for that great review! Hope you can stay longer next time.
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We spent two nights at B.L. Inn on our way through Virginia. Cannot say enough in praise of our hosts, Chris & Jayne, and their spotless, modern, and comfortable B&B. Our attic suite was a spacious room with full bath. Lovely reading and writing nooks, fabulous linens and towels, clever vanity in the bath. The breakfasts were better than a 4 star hotel. Several lounging areas outside including a 2nd story deck and a 1st level swing. We borrowed bikes and helmets for a great ride on the easy access Greenway. Our hosts even had great resturant and coffee recommendations. Don't miss a stay at the Black Lantern!
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded May 2, 2019
A big thank you for those kind comments. We love being innkeepers and meeting folks like you😃
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My friend and I left our families home and headed South for a girls trip! The host are friendly, the rooms lovely, the food wonderful! I could move in! Tomorrow we jump on The Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a stones throw! Loved Roanoke.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Apr 24, 2019
We so enjoyed our breakfast conversation. Safe travels!
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This is a FANTASTIC bed and breakfast! Chris and Jayne are amazing hosts. They made sure that everything was provided for us and that we were always comfortable. On top of that, they made wonderful breakfasts for us both mornings! We enjoyed spending time with them and learning all about the area. The upstairs suite is amazing, and the other two rooms looked very nice as well. They sure know how to treat people well, and it is evident in their service and ambiance. This bed and breakfast allowed to us to have a fantastic weekend in Roanoke! We will be recommending to everyone we know. Thanks again Chris and Jayne for such a fantastic weekend!
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Apr 21, 2019
You just made our day! We enjoyed getting to know you as well. Thanks, Chris & Jayne
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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).