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“Simply perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 8 Floyd B&B and Inns
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lichfield
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81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We've had a string of good B&Bs (thanks trippies!) but this was in the top drawer. Lisal and Matt have put all their passion into creating a wonderful B&B. We never intended to stay here but diverted because Roanoke was pretty full and hence tripped over a jewel.

Floyd is a tiny place (pretty much a crossroads with one set of traffic lights) but with a strong bluegrass heritage and a laid back feel. Bella La Vita is about a mile out and just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rooms are beautifully furnished with fun touches (ours had the wicked witch's feet sticking out from under the chest of drawers) and the main living room is one huge open plan area that makes sure that all the guests bond and share stories.

Our breakfast was excellent home cooked fare and lively conversation. Rarely have we felt so sad to leave. This is an outstanding B&B run by wonderful people with an infectious warmth. Change your plans, stop for as long as you can and enjoy - we're sure you won't regret it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
A stellar review from seasoned travelers tell us we are achieving our goal as innkeeper/owners! We strive to make every stay at Bella extraordinary for our guests. We listen to every suggestion and work every day to improve. We are very grateful when our guests take the time to tell others about us. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When I found a place on the Internet called "Floyd Virginia" and then went on to read about their Friday Night Jamboree I had no idea what a wonderful time I was in for. Of course, I needed to find a place to stay for my husband and I as well as our friends who would be meeting us for a get-away weekend: enter a magical place named "Bella La Vita Inn". This Tuscan inspired Inn is very clean but even more important is the owners attention to every small detail. Wine glasses left out for late-returning guests, always a home baked snack left on the counter, the freshest ingredients used to craft a gourmet breakfast for your pleasure with special items for those with food allergies, a private gazebo formed of live Wisteria and embellished with soft lights that are always left on for the pleasure of your intimate conversations. Of course there are the usual games, WI FI, interesting gift shop, extras of items you may have forgotten but it is the very positive energy of the Inn that beckons you to linger, relax, and make new friends. We don't usually sleep too well at hotels and B&B's, but Bella La Vita invested in good mattresses as well as linens. In fact, they invested in quality all around: granite countertops, honest wood beams throughout the open living space, a koi pond, abundance of flowers and a shady porch swing. Every corner is a tableau waiting for a memory to be made. The Jamboree...the wineries down the road..in fact all of the town of Floyd is as charming, safe and as friendly as one would hope for, but with Bella La Vita Inn it all becomes a first class destination. Of course we will be back; in all honesty we never wanted to leave. Kudos to Lisal and Matthew: They got it right.

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Green Features: They have their water tested, use locally grown and organic whenever possible, encourage recycling: Perfect!
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words! We never take our guests and their input for granted. We especially appreciate all the great detail in your review including all the fun there is to be had in the town of Floyd. We are very proud of our little town and all the energy and love the locals invest into it. We work hard at Bella to maintain a standard that does not ever waiver from excellent - it is our guests and their willingness to share their reviews that really keeps us motivated. Thanks again for being great guests - we hope to see you again soon...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Lisal and Matt have created a wonderful haven tucked away in the Virginia mountains. The place itself is beautiful, with spacious rooms and wonderful common areas, inside and out. Breakfasts are incredible, too, but it is their attention to guests that really stands out. This was my first stay here, but it will definitely not be my last.

  • Stayed October 2013
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
It was delightful having you and your group here at Bella! We are very appreciative when our guests take the time to share their experience with others-especially when they include fabulous pictures! We look forward to having you here with us again...
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Bethlehem, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at a lot of bed and breakfast establishments over the past few years and this is one of the nicest we have ever visited. Everything was perfect - our room was immaculately clean, very quiet and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, there was a chocolate cake available for a late night snack and our hosts Matthew and Lisal were most accommodating. They recommended a great place for dinner and saw to our every need.

My only complaint is that we stayed at this B&B on the first night of a 14 day road trip and it is going to be the standard against which we weigh all the subsequent ones. Anyplace else will have to go far to measure up. Other than the fact that it is a little hard to find, it was 100% excellent. We would go out of our way to stay here again.

One caution: if you decide to stay here, believe Matthew and Lisal's recommendation to print and follow their instructions to find it. Using a GPS, which we tried, will lead you to a perfectly AWFUL short, unmaintained, rutted gravel lane, called "Sam's Road". We have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and wouldn't take it on this road. We turned around and found our way from a different direction.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you so much for mentioning the GPS issues we have in regard to Sam's Road. We have beefed up our warning on our confirmation emails! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We so appreciate when our guests take the time to share their experience here at Bella. We hope the rest of your trip was full of wonder and welcome surprises - please come see us again...
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We fully recommend Bella La Vita following our three night stay in the Panis Angelicus room from Sept 2nd 2013.Loved the high ceiling fan which was wonderfully cooling on the warm nights we enjoyed.
Lisal and Matt put you at your ease immediately and were perfect hosts allowing you to enjoy their beautiful house and garden.We loved sitting on our balcony looking over the gardens and were entranced watching the humming birds at the water feeder attached to the balcony.
Breakfasts were amazing for their wonderful quality and also variety. As if not enough, Lisal produced wonderful pies which were waiting for us when we returned after a days walking.
Lisal and Matt were also a fountain of knowledge on walks, restaurants and also vineyards where in one we had a super lunch.
Look forward to returning in the future Steven and Ruth UK

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here at Bella! We really enjoy making our guests comfortable and happy. It is so much fun having international guests here, we hope you had a wonderful trip from beginning to end. If you return to the US, please come stay with us again! Cheers...
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hillsborough, north carolina, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We are so happy to have discovered this Inn. We stayed in the Bramasole room downstairs and it was very comfortable and cozy. We enjoyed the porch and swing outside our room. The architecture and grounds are unique and lovely. Lisal and Matthew are amazing hosts and we really enjoyed their company. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. The full breakfast was absolutely delicious both mornings. And as a bonus treat Lisal made homemade key lime pie for us to snack on in the afternoon! Tea and coffee are always available which is a real plus for us. We wish we could have stayed longer. But we will be back!! We have no complaints at all about this great find!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jfran
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
It was a delight having you here with us at Bella! We are so happy you ran into our friends at Antonia's! We love our guests and work very hard to ensure that each one has a memorable experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with others - we hope to see you here again soon...
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent one night here on Labor Day weekend and were only sorry it wasn't more. The host and hostess have taken care to make the visitor welcome and comfortable--extremely comfortable. We stayed in Ex Libris and while it was the smallest room it was not small by any means. There is lots of seating in the great room and outside, brownies left out for the guests, a great breakfast--German pancakes with fruit syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage along with juices, tea, and fabulous coffee--and everything is spotless. I strongly recommend this as a place to stay for a nice Floyd getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank VirginiaTraveler014
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bellalavitainn, Owner at Bella La Vita Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
It was a pleasure having you stay with us here at Bella! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We never take our guests fro granted and are keenly aware of how important your feedback is. We hope to see you here again soon...
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Property: Bella La Vita Inn
Address: 582 New Haven Rd SE, Floyd, VA 24091-3896
Location: United States > Virginia > Floyd
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Floyd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the unexpected...extraordinary accommodations just 1 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway and 2 miles from the town of Floyd. Luxury at an affordable rate! Come play in Floyd and stay at the most beautiful property in town. ... more   less 

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