We stayed at the Black Lantern Inn on our way to a wedding in Mississippi and discovered a wonderful, modern, charming inn. The hosts, Ron and Claire, were fanastic. They greeted us when we arrived, helped us store our bikes and carried our luggage to the top floor. The skyline room was fantastic - a top floor, tastefully decorated room with a great queen-sized bed, modern bathroom, lush towels and bathrobes. Ron makes great chocolate chip cookies. He suggested a great place to eat, less than a mile from the inn - Wildflour Market and Bakery Cafe. I told him I was gluten sensitive and he made fantastic gluten-free pancakes for breakfast the next morning. Ron and Claire were great to talk to and took great care of us.
We enjoyed our stay so much we came back through Roanoke on our return trip and stayed two more nights at the Black Lantern Inn. We stayed in the room on the first floor (the Venetian room) since the skyline room was already booked. This room had a wonderful king-size bed, large bathroom and plush towels and bathrobes.
The Inn is not only comfortable for relaxing but also has reliable wifi internet connections to offer guests. Ron set up a table in the dining room as work space for me so I could finish working on coursework due later that day. He also helped us with getting our cue sheets for a bicycle ride we were doing that day. For the next morning, he also made a fantastic eggs benedict breakfast with gluten-free toast.
The Black Lantern is conventiently located and is only a mile from the restaurants in downtown Roanoke.
Ron and Claire have made a wonderful inn and we will definitely go back if we travel to Roanoke again.
- 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