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Black Lantern Inn

1526 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5207
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Certificate of Excellence
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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Non-smoking rooms
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One of the best we have ever visited--beautiful inn. Great location, breakfast, and hospitality. Many places inside and out to relax. Skyline room is very spacious and very private. Innkeepers Chris and Jayne are great folks and are so kind. Hope to return soon....
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Apr 10, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Inn. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.
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Chris and Jane are the most wonderful innkeepers-so warm and friendly. The Inn is beautifully decorated but not stuffy. Our arrival was met with a friendly greeting and a glass of wine. Breakfast was wonderful accompanied by great conversation with both Chris and Jane and their adorable little dog, Jax. We would go back in a heartbeat. We highly recommend The Black Lantern Inn.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Mar 6, 2019
What a great way to start our day, reading your review. Thanks again!
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The Black Lantern Inn is one of the nicest B&B's ever. The room was warm and inviting, the breakfast amazing and Chris and Jayne such wonderful hosts. We can't wait to go back and sit in the back yard by the fire pit. Great location. Our new place to stay when visiting Roanoke.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Feb 25, 2019
We're so glad you enjoyed your w/e, and we look forward to that next visit!
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• We stayed in the Skyline Room which is actually a studio apartment with the shared kitchen downstairs. • Chris and Jayne were kind, welcoming and enthusiastic. Jayne made us the most incredible breakfast. Very healthy, very flavorful, very innovative. • The Inn was immaculate. • We picked up food from a near-by restaurant for dinner. The lasagna was (surprisingly) very good. Enough so we traveled with the left-overs for later. • I’m not sure Roanoke would be a destination but the stop was a restorative and happy one. • The Inn is on a main street so it had some street noise (not awful but noticed) until about 10pm.
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Response from Departure812403, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jan 20, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review, and we can't wait to try that lasagna!
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Our visit was wonderful. This was our first time staying at a B&B so we really didn't know what to expect, but the Black Lantern Inn set the bar very high. Chris and Jayne we're absolutely wonderful and we felt so welcomed. The suite was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. We truly enjoyed chatting with our hosts and hope to visit again in the future.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jan 13, 2019
So glad your first B&B experience was a pleasant one. Looking forward to continuing our conversation on your next visit.
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$143 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesVirginiaRoanoke
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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).