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Black Lantern Inn

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed July 30, 2013

After two nights in a local hotel with a noisy A/C unit in the room I canceled my remaining nights and moved to the Black Lantern Inn. Booking via the web site was easy and the location was very good with neighborhood areas to walk, parks and restaurants all very convenient. Appreciated amenities included free parking, Internet, use of a...

Thank Sandra S
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed July 24, 2013

A night at the Black Lantern Inn is a welcome reprieve from the rest of the world. I recently had a lovely stay in the Skyline room, on my way to and from a conference. With the excellent ratings, I figured I couldn't go wrong booking twice. I didn't. The innkeeper, Ron, is the absolute epitome of the best host...

Thank haron62
Cresco, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Wonderful experience. Breakfasts were awesome. The B&B is charming-the decor and attention to detail in the building and its furnishings and accessories is "spot on".....and the privacy and comfort offered are excellent. Claire was not present during our stay, but Ron was a great host and we all liked him immediately. Nancy served us breakfast and she is another gem...

Thank Catherine S
Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were traveling home after a long visit with 5 generations of family in upstate New York. We had been driving all day and we were weary. We followed the precise directions to a gravel lane leading to the Black Lantern Inn. From the moment we saw it we knew we had made a good choice. The grounds and landscaping,...

Thank Janet K
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed July 3, 2013

The Inn has been impeccably updated and the finishings and furnishings are lovely. The beer and wine for sale (reasonable prices!) in the second floor kitchen are a real convenience and we loved sitting on the covered porch drinking our wine after a long day of sight-seeing. The recommendation to a local restaurant for dinner was great and our breakfast...

Thank VirginiaTraveler4533
Huntsville, AL
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were here for only one night but wish we had planned something in Roanoke so we could stay longer but we were on our way to another destination. Ron and Claire have done an amazing reconstruction of the inn to its present glory. Our room was very clean and the breakfast of pancakes and omelet was delicious. I would...

Thank Huntsville_ALForReal
Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This Inn is lovely! Painstakingly well thought out, each room is unique and comfortable. It's quiet and charming while Ron & Claire, the proprietors are respectful of privacy and very helpful. Ron did every bit of the rebuild himself and it is done to perfection! The breakfast of eggs Benedict over a potato cake instead of an English muffin is...

Thank lovelylisa10
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I just returned home from the Black Lantern Inn. Where to start? The house itself is amazing. I loved looking at the before and after photos. As stated in some other reviews, the renovation was detailed and every space within the Inn is both beautiful and comfortable. Then on top of the space is Ron. He claims to have just...

1Thank judy w
Scotia NY
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here on a trip to take in the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway; the Inn is exceedingly convenient for easy-on easy-off from the Blue Ridge. Our host Ron was very accommodating and obviously very proud of the wonderful restoration work he has undertaken on this beautiful old house. It is a pleasant walking neighborhood, and Ron directed...

2Thank RamblinMike
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We spent two nights at the Black Lantern Inn and loved it. The restoration work Ron did on the Inn has made it exquisite and welcoming. Everything was great: Ron's gracious greeting and help with everything from what to see and do to where to eat or jog, delicious chocolate chip cookies in the evening, spectacular breakfasts, beautiful room (The...

1Thank BlancheIowa
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Lantern Inn has charming and unique rooms with incredibly luxurious bedding, welcoming lounging areas, impeccable baths and great breakfasts.The hospitality and luxury amenities make a stay at our Inn an experience of warm ambiance found in distinctive bed and breakfast accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Lantern Inn

Address: 1526 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Price Range: $109 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Listen to Rons suggestions as to where to eat, they were spot on!”
bustergiz, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Try for the 3rd floor room if stairs are not an issue. It is very nice private accommodation.”
sararobinson2015, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“We liked the downstairs room because of fewer stairs, but they all looked lovely!”
margaretE641, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs is great”
MLyndaO, Oct 25, 2015 | Read review
“The Venetian, our favorite, is on the ground floor.”
Karron2013, Oct 4, 2015 | Read review
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