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Clay Corner Inn

401 Clay Street SW , Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA (Show map)

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The Clay Corner Inn is tucked away gem in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, VA and opposite VTech university. This Boutique Hotel has the charm, space and tranquility to create the perfect relaxing atmosphere any traveler is looking for. We cater to each individuals needs and all out rooms are themed so you will always have something different to look forward to. We are proud to offer homemade traditional breakfasts as well as European gourmet dishes. Visitors from all over the world enjoy casual, comfortable, clean accommodations that meets the expectations of nearly everyone.. Our reviews prove it. Smoke-free, a business center, WiFi throughout, swimming pool in summer, expanded cable TV in every room, DVD / CD library, Book library, microfiber robes, Simmons Beautyrest mattresses and luxurious Comphy Sheets. A fresh breakfast buffet and hot gourmet dish is served daily, not to mention complimentary cookies, sodas, filtered water and more throughout the day. We have 3 rooms totally Allergy Free and we are eco-friendly.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Wonderful weekend!

5 on January 27, 2015

My husband and I provided free EKG screenings at McComas Hall on January 24, 2015 for VT and High School students in Blacksburg. ( We wanted to stay closer to campus for our convenience. Our stay was better than we could have ever imagined as Nicky, the owner of the Inn, could not have been more gracious. We intend on returning soon if we are lucky enough to get a reservation!

Innkeeper Response
No, the pleasure was ours! We enjoyed very much getting to know your family and look forward to having you here again... remember next time to ask for your referral $20 off because you were referred to us by Susanna. Have a wonderful time until we meet here again.

Comfy Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on May 14, 2014

A lovely Bed an Breakfast very near Virginia Tech's campus. Nicky is a wonderful hostess, making you feel completely at home. Very comfortable beds and rooms. The breakfast is always fabulous and very healthy. A truly wonderful place to stay!

Innkeeper Response
So sweet, thank you for your kind words, very much appreciate them. We are pleased you enjoyed our comfortable beds a lot of thought went into them when they were put in for guests. Can't wait to have you back !

Charming B&B with great outdoor space

5 on May 08, 2014

Simply adorable rooms with kitchen and living spaces available. Outdoor area with seating, garden, and pool that is so relaxing. Downtown, hiking, and college all accessible without driving ! Breakfast is terrific!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

A great find

5 on May 01, 2014

Stayed here for VA Tech family weekend for the first time and it was an overall fabulous place. Clean rooms, friendly service and fabulous breakfasts... the cookie bar on Saturday was an added bonus. I highly recommend staying here!!

Innkeeper Response
I see you are a sweet tooth person who enjoyed our homemade complimentary cookies, I believe I know just who you are and had so much fun having you stay here with us. Remember that our cookies are always changing so next time you stay there will be more for you to taste!

Charming place very near Virginia Tech

5 on April 11, 2014

The Inn is very well kept, charming and cozy. The complimentary water, soda and tea was very nice after a very busy day at VT. The breakfast was absolutely fabulous and made a great start to our Day. Nicky is very friendly and helpful. A wonderful stay with the advantage of being within walking distance of the Virginia Tech campus.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, I/we very much appreciate them. It is always worth the efforts when we know your stay has been so enjoyable for you, so thank you!

Quick Mother Daughter get-away

5 on April 10, 2014

This is positively the best place to stay in Blacksburg. One block from VATech campus, walking distance to shops and restaurants and the just the most inviting rooms, garden, patio and pool in the area. My daughter attends VT but always stays with me at the Clay Corner Inn when I am in town because the beds are so comfy, the bath linens luxurious, and the breakfasts include healthy and hearty choices. Cannot wait to return!

Innkeeper Response
I remember very well your stay with your daughter and am very pleased we could make it so special for you. I as a mother also know how difficult it is to have our young adults at college on special occasions and to know we could offer you this time together has made us very happy. See you again soon!

October at the Clay Corner Inn in Blacksburg Virginia

5 on October 23, 2013

Imagine dreaming of finding a romantic, charmed bed and breakfast for 15 wedding guests from Macedonia, England, New York, Boston,and Virginia that provided exceptional ,friendly, casusal hospitality and service. And every guest was beyond belief with the cozy and comfortable decor,cleaniness ,delicious breakfasts, afternoon fresh baked cookies and rehearsal dinner buffet for 25 people.Our stay perfect !!

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased you stayed with us to celebrate your International wedding. We had so much fun having all of you here, such an interesting crowd of people and so much fun preparing your reception and breakfasts. We are honored to have been part of this special event. We are so pleased you fount your stay to be perfect! Thank you.

Charming and relaxing

4.4 on September 10, 2013

Warm and charming hosts who served fabulous breakfast . Suite rooms are extra large with all the comforts you could need. Kitchen was available to prepare our football tailgating food. Walking distance from downtown and the football stadium. We will treat ourself to this every chance we can

Innkeeper Response
"Charming & Relaxing" Thank you for using these two words to describe us, very kind. We are pleased to hear you had fun during a football weekend and we look forward to having you here again during another.... Until then thank you for your review :-)

First B & B experience, Love this Place

5 on July 28, 2013

I found this Inn while looking for place to stay in Blacksburg besides a hotel. It was amazing. Owners are very welcoming, breakfast was delicious! We enjoyed breakfast outside and relaxed by the pool at the end of the day. Came to town for college orientation, staying here made it more relaxing and less stressful. Will be back again. Truly home away from home. Well above what I expected. Cheryl

Innkeeper Response
Dear Cheryl, It was a pleasure having you here, especially how you enjoyed yourself and took advantage of our inner gardens & pool area. Until you actually stay you don't realize we have this great area in the back! We had fun getting to know you and your Son and look forward to having you in our home any time you are back in Blacksburg :-) Thank you for your review!

A great surprise!

5 on July 25, 2013

I read other reviews and looked a the rooms on the website. And none of that prepared me for the wonderful experience I had at the Clay Corner Inn. When I go back to Blacksburg, I will certainly stay at the Clay Corner Inn again. Nicky and Rick are excellent hosts.

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased we were able to create the surprise factor for you :-) We love it when guests arrive and just love the place. We would very much enjoy having you back with us next time you are in Blacskburg so, come on... what are you waiting for Blacksburg is waiting for you!!!! Thank you for this great review.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Spacious room with a Queen bed, extended cable TV, DVD player, electric fireplace, PRIVATE and INDIVIDUAL bathroom with a shower. This room can accommodate two guests, one additional Roll-Away bed for a 3rd person. Room rate is based on two people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$159 - $179

Huckleberry Room

This room takes its theme from the Virginia Anthracite, Coal Railroad that brought among other things cadets to Tech in its early years. This is the perfect room for, Train Lovers filled with train pictures, more. This is one of our dog friendly (please refer to our Pet Policy) rooms with a Queen bed, PRIVATE and INDIVIDUAL bathroom with a bathtub, shower, extended cable TV, DVD and an electric fireplace for those wintery nights. Room rate is based on two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

VirginiaZen Room

Otherwise known as the, Virginia for Lovers, room, very quaint and romantic. This corner room has plenty of light and the contrast with the dark furniture brings out a certain coziness to it that guests like. You will find a queen bed, extended cable TV, DVD, electric fireplace and a beautifully decorated PRIVATE and INDIVIDUAL buttercup bathroom with a bathtub, shower. This room is becoming known for Engagements, Honeymoons, Anniversaries or just.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

New River Room

A beautiful corner room, decorated in blues, greens taken from the New River creating a sensation of tranquility and peace. A quaint little alcove for reading whilst relaxing in front of the electric fireplace or watching your favorite program on the extended cable TV. Canoe, Fishing themed room with a queen bed, PRIVATE and INDIVIDUAL bathroom with a bathtub, shower. This room can accommodate two guests, one additional air bed for a 3rd person. Room rate is based on two people. Each additional guest is $35/night tax..

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

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Location Type

College town, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From I-81, exit 118B, U.S. 460, Blacksburg, Virginia Tech. Stay on this about six miles and turn right on Virginia Tech campus/Southgate Drive (turn left if coming on U.S. 460 from the west). Take your first left on Duck Pond Drive (or 2nd left at football stadium). Right on Washington. At 4-way stop, turn right on Kent. At stop sign, Clay Corner Inn is the cream building ahead of you with flags.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, National forest and AT trails, Blue Ridge Parkway, Huckleberry Trail, Virginia Tech Campus, Smithfield Plantation, Radford University, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone , Electric Fireplaces in all rooms, Private bathrooms, Afternoon complimentary refreshments, Washer & Dryer in 2 suites, Special diets accommodated, DVD & Book Library and Games Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Bird watching, Country roads, Photography, Frisbee Golf, Holies Sporting Events, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm onwards
  • Check Out:: 11 noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Limited BabySitters or dogsitters can be arranged in advance.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends. Call for one-night request.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No advance deposits.
  • Cancellations: 72 hours cancellation required, except premium weekends (Virginia Tech football, parents, graduation) when 30 days cancellation is required. Less cancellation notice will result in one night charge or full charge for premium weekends, unless the room is resold.



Nicky and Rick Aymes-Arevalo

Languages spoken

Catalan, English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Hiking, Swimming, Cycling, Fishing,Reading, Reiki, Yoga, Cooking, Taking care of our Guests

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  • Time Served: 8 a.m. -10 a.m. daily
  • Serving Location: covered deck outside, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Orange date granola; cheese blintzes
Granola - Fresh, homemade, chewy and flavorful - always available. Cheese blintzes - homemade crepes oozing with soft warm cheeses, apricot sauce and dollop of whipped cream on top, served with Virginia ham, every Sunday morning. Other entrees, muffins and special recipes developed and refined in the Clay Corner kitchen.


401 Clay Street SW , Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $150!