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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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We visited this charming B and B as part of our USA road trip. The inn is located right off the blue ridge parkway and has easy access to downtown Roanoke and an easy drive to mill mountain to visit the famous star. Whichever room you choose to stay in you will not be disappointed, all decorated to the highest standard and equipped with everything you could need. Also available is a guest kitchen providing a fridge tea coffee and snacks. There are ample gorgeous places to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine whilst you chat to other guests. We were welcomed to the inn by the owners Chris and Jane and not forgetting their fur baby Jaxx. We were treat to the most fantastic homemade southern cooking on each morning and it’s inspired me to try out some of the sweet potato pancakes
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Oct 24, 2019
Thanks for your wonderful comments. We so enjoyed having you here!
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We were upgraded to the skyline suite due to a cancellation. This is a wonderful upmarket bed and breakfast from decor to bamboo sheets and organic home made breakfast. We felt truly pampered staying here. The hosts were so friendly and full of advice and recommendation. The 3 rooms share a kitchen and balcony overlooking the Roanoak star that can be seen lit up at night. We walked into downtown (about 20 mins) and would definitely recommend this b&b
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed your company!
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We stayed here for one night recently. Our hosts, Chris & Jayne, were really nice and inviting. The bedroom where we stayed was in the top floor. - the Skyline Room. We had our own bathroom and sitting area. (worth checking - because the Roanoke room's bath is in the hall) Our room was spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated. It would be a great room if you were looking for a place to stay for a few days - had room to stretch out & had a nice sized closet. The overall building was really nice - very solid well designed and quiet. Breakfast was great. Jayne made a "southern breakfast" of strawberry soup (think southern version of strawberry sorbet with fresh fruit- DELICIOUS!) Also had fresh biscuits with choice of baked spiced apples, sausage gravy or pimento
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here. Hope the rest of your trip goes well!
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I grew up in Roanoke and I have been delighted to see some lovely changes because it is such a natural beauty spot . The best Black Lantern B&B is one of many nice additions to old Southwest Roanoke, the beautiful walking trail down by the Roanoke River that now has sculpture along the way, the market in downtown seems to be thriving with not only good stores but many people living in converted lofts. It’s great to see this beauty spot polished !
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Aug 23, 2019
Glad you found the City and the Inn so delightful. Hope you get back someday!
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My wife and I stayed at the Black Lantern Inn on our way down to Asheville from NJ. We were so impressed with the hosts and the accommodations that we booked another night on our return trip back to NJ. The room was very spacious, quiet and was decorated with upscale furnishings. Every element is 5*’s.
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Thanks for these comments... see you soon!
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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).