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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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The Black Lantern Inn was a beautiful, well organized, clean and homey B&B with generous and cheerful hosts, Chris and Jayne. Their hospitality is above and beyond. The outstanding breakfasts in the morning leave you feeling satiated and ready to explore Roanoke. The Black Lantern would be ideal for ANY trip to Roanoke - couples weekend, business, overnight respit, etc. I can't recommend this property and their hosts enough!
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Response from Departure812403, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Jan 11, 2019
Thanks for that glowing review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again. Roanoke has lots to offer, and we're glad to be part of it.
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I've gotten spoiled by Chris and Jane and I'm starting to feel it's a home away from home at this point. I'll continue to stay there when I'm traveling through. Why not, when you get the royal treatment!!
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Response from Departure812403, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Dec 21, 2018
Thanks, Tony. We enjoy spoiling you! Have a very Merry Christmas.
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We stopped in Roanoke on our way to Asheville, NC. The Black Lantern was easy access to I81, and a nice walk to Roanoke’s Market Square for dinner. Our hosts were welcoming and provided a delicious breakfast. Our room was very attractive and comfortable-we especially liked the bamboo sheets. A kitchenette was stocked with snacks and beverages and the porch and patio provided beautiful places to hang out. This spot gets our highest recommendation!
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Response from Departure812403, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Nov 12, 2018
So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the recommendation, Chris & Jayne
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Excellent hosts who could not be more helpful. The room and facilities were both excellent; very comfortable and easy to to settle into. The Breakfast was out of this world and served on an open air deck on the second floor. After breakfast we talked forever with our hosts as we put the world to right!! As you promised Nashville was very cool and really enjoyed ourselves touring the bars. All the best Joan and John from Wales.
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Response from Departure812403, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2018
That's so good to hear. It's getting colder on the deck now; bringing out the fireplace/heater!
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We stayed at The Black Lantern while on a trip with my mom and father-in-law. The accomodations were spotless and very comfortable. We all rested well on the very nice mattresses. Breakfast the next morning was served on the covered deck. I loved the fresh pears and maple yogurt. Chris and Jayne were very friendly and it was so kind of them to allow us to bring Pip our Havanese!
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Oct 8, 2018
We so enjoyed having all 5 of you!
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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).