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Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke

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1526 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5207
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Roanoke
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Covid19 safety precautions in place; please contact us for details. Domestic travelers only in 2021. 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. Enjoy a walk or run on the nearby Roanoke River Greenway. We are Certified Virginia 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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Prehistoric wrote a review Nov 2019
London88 contributions72 helpful votes
We spent (sadly only) one night at the Black Lantern. We loved it! A special mention for the upstairs deck with heater where we enjoyed a glass of wine chatting to our host Chris. Our room was comfortable (great bed!) and there was a mini kitchen with everything we needed plus milk when we asked for it to put in our (British tea). The welcome was warm, hospitable and really welcoming. BLI is well situated and walking distance from the town. Chris and Jayne gave us a local dinner recommendation that was spot on! Really good food at Evie’s Bistro & Bakery - and a homely crowd - again we were made to feel really welcome. So far, despite stiff competition, the BLI was really my favourite place to stay in the region. Breakfast was sublime with maple cream and fruit to start
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Nov 8, 2019
We very much appreciate this review, and wish you'd had the opportunity to stay longer. Have a safe trip home!
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Marty S wrote a review Oct 2019
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My husband and I stayed the night at the Black Lantern Inn and would hope to stay here again! The Inn is very welcoming, thanks to Chris, Jayne and Jax (their pup) and extremely comfortable. The room we stayed in was quite large with a very comfortable bed, seating areas, linens and bathroom. Our breakfast was a delicious assortment of fresh organic fruit with organic yogurt and fresh pastries. We found this to be an excellent choice for our journey along the Blue Ridge Parkway and will definitely stay here again when in this area. Thank you Chris and Jayne!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Oct 25, 2019
Our thanks to you as well! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit - have a safe trip back home.
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3guiv wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Mt wife and I were pampered for 3 days in a wonderful upscale B&B. The hosts were warm and flexible. The place was spotless and ver well decorated. The breakfast served on the porch was awesome as the sun rose above the Star. Delicate presentation and delicious treats! The outside is spacious if you want to hang out after a long day of riding. The trails are right around the corner. If someone gets injured, the pillows and mattress are just what you need! I hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Oct 2, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. Hope to see you both again next year!
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rakehead wrote a review Sep 2019
Burnley, United Kingdom478 contributions8 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Oct 25, 2019
Thanks for your wonderful comments. We so enjoyed having you here!
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Linda C wrote a review Sep 2019
Greensboro, Georgia31 contributions20 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Chris-Jayne-A, Owner at Black Lantern Inn - Roanoke
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed your company!
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PRICE RANGE
$158 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaRoanoke
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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