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Black Lantern Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Roanoke B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC area
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed in the Venetian room, which is even better than indicated by the pics on the website. Great bed; nice linens, plush towels, beautiful bathroom, interesting choices in art and decor, delicious breakfast. Owners were terrific - they have done a wonderful job of creating an excellent b&b priced at well below fair market value. You won't be sorry!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stay in inns or B&B's as often as possible when we travel. The Black Lantern is the BEST we've ever stayed in. Some of the highlights:
1. Meticulously restored historic house.
2. Absolutely immaculately kept.
3. Ron is a genuinely caring host, who also did all the renovations and is a fabulous chef, too. A true renaissance man!
4. Rooms are gorgeous.
5. Beer, wine and soda always available on site.
6. Access to each of two kitchens night and day.
7. Three beautiful porches provide wonderful views and privacy if desired.
8. Grounds are as beautiful and as meticulous as the house.
9. Two very nice bicycles allow a nice tour of town.
10. Very helpful rack of maps and menus.
If you are in the Roanoke area, staying any where else would be second best. Thanks Ron, for an incredible stay!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restored historic house was the star of our recent five week tour of the Eastern States.
Beautiful craftsmanship combined with attention to detail and a host for which nothing was to much trouble left us wishing we had stayed longer in this exquisite property.
All this and as well as his construction skills Ron also cooks a superb breakfast.
Forget hotels this goes way beyond what they provide,at the Black Lantern you are staying in something that is loved.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alan s
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Black Lantern Inn is a very nice old renovated house. Very well decorated. We had the Skyline Room which is on the top floor. This room is very spacious! Unfortunately the Inn is located close to the highway, but we couldn't hear it inside! The breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight as a getaway and it was the most relaxing 2 days we've had in years. The sky view room was awesome and totally quiet, peaceful, and private. Ron had coffee and tea waiting for us in the morning and breakfast on the covered porch was fantastic.
The restoration work done on this home was amazing.

Room Tip: sky view room has private bathroom and sitting area
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jason C
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

One of the best renovations we've seen, every room was beautifully restored and decorated. The inn itself is easy to find, although the parking can be difficult to spot (it's behind the property), depending on which way you come into town. We were made extremely welcome and wanted for nothing. Our room was stunning and had everything you could want. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of town, the Black Lantern Inn is very well located. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone visiting Roanoke.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Philippa_BillS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

We loved our stay at the Black Lantern! Ron is a wonderful innkeeper, he has turned a great old house into a beautiful inn. We loved hearing his stories about the renovation. WONDERFUL breakfast too!
We will definitely return to stay with Ron in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MrsLMJustice
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Additional Information about Black Lantern Inn

Property: Black Lantern Inn
Address: 1526 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5207
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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 

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