Flo's Hideaway

127 Solar St , Bristol, VA 24201 USA (Show map)


When attending a local event why not consider enjoying the tranquility and warmth of this fully restored 1887 Federal style home. In the middle of Solar Hill historic district, you will feel at home the moment you step in. Come and experience southern hospitality with a European twist in our very unique home. Every guest is treated like a family member. You may never want to leave. Due to family reasons, for the time being, we are only accepting guests during major events in and around town. Please email us for updates



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

I was hooked the first time

5 on June 28, 2015

What I like about coming back to a familiar place is that you no longer feel like a guest but truly like a friend. We showed up at 10am and were greeted with a big hug and kiss. Try and get that in a hotel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never mind ckecking in at 10am, right? We hope Flo always keeps her doors open to us.

So nice

5 on May 10, 2015

A décor reminiscing of old world charm and unequaled hospitality. Aromas of freshly baked baguettes have you drop what you are doing in a hurry to make sure it is still warm when you sink your teeth into it. Thanks for all the treats. Please come and visit us when you are in the South of France.

Another great race weekend

5 on April 23, 2015

Rain or shine, staying at Flo's will brighten your day. Pot luck BBQ was an added bonus. Bristol racing at its best, would not have it any other way

perfect location

5 on March 15, 2015

One can only dream to find such a beautiful place so close to a downtown event and be lucky enough to be able to stay. I sure hope there is room next time we are in town. Flo, you rock !!!!!!

Une bien belle maison

5 on February 26, 2015

Confort a l'ancienne, on sent l'influence Europeenne de notre hotesse. Beaucoup de gout dans le décor. C'est un plaisir de ressentir que cette maison vit, non pas par la clientele mais tout simplement parce que Carl et Florence y habitent. Un detour qui valait le deplacement et qui nous a permis de decouvrir ce petit bijou qu'est Bristol. Les macarons et gauffres sont supers.

What is not to like.....

5 on January 27, 2015

I did not like the fact that I had to leave.... A family get together brought me to Bristol and Flo was kind enough to open her doors to me although not officially open outside of major events. I got to meet some of her family and friends and almost felt I had come to Bristol to visit them and not my own family. Definitely on my list of places to stay again.

great for family reunion

5 on December 22, 2014

A bunch of us stayed with Flo for my cousin's wedding. We all had a blast. Flo was so accommodating and the breakfast was awesome. Highly recommend this place for any downtown event

Great location

5 on November 13, 2014

We came for a wedding downtown, which was conveniently within walking distance from Flo's. We also were able to enjoy the beauty of fall foliage at Steele Creek park only 15mn away. We can't wait for the 2 micro breweries to open, both located walking distance as well. This is a great address. Both Flo and Carl are incredible hosts, not to mention the food :)

Gorgeous Bed and Breakfast!

5 on October 21, 2014

This is a beautiful bed and breakfast and the owners make it so much better! The outside is so picturesque with an adorable swing you can sit on and enjoy your coffee in the morning or sit outside and chat with friends. The woodwork inside is amazing and the rooms are fun with their themes! The owners of this bed and breakfast are certainly some of the nicest people I have ever met, which makes the experience much better. I would definitely go back there to visit! Thank you for an amazing weekend!

Great recommendation

5 on September 29, 2014

The venue for our daughter's wedding mentioned Flo's Hideaway as being a possible place to stay while in town although being opened only during special event. We took a chance at stopping by the week before and were warmly greeted by Flo. She was so kind and actually agreed to host both the groom's parents and us. The fact that her daughter was also getting married in October may have had something to do with it. We call it a special bond. We had a wonderful couple of nights, awaken by the smell of her homemade baguettes baking. This was the added bonus to a very special weekend. Thank you Flo and Carl

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Rooms & Rates


This large room has a gorgeous queen-size canopy bed, a hand crafted wooden dresser, tapestries on the wall, private bath with tub and handheld shower, a single bed/sofa sitting areas. It can accommodate a 3rd person. 
It is the only room available on the first floor

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $325


This beautiful bedroom Suite includes Julia's room, a lounge area and a newly added bathroom with shower. Julia's room has a queen-size bed, the roomy separate lounge area has a comfortable couch to watch TV and a gorgeous view. It is perfect for honeymooners.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $350


The safari room boost a queen size bed. It is a smaller room with a unique decor that will make you feel like you are on an adventure trip. Still available for Rhythm and roots reunion. Must call to reserve This room has a private bathroom w/tub. There is a shower available on the 1st floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $300


For the hardcore fans or Rhythm and roots reunion. Must call to reserve

This room has twin beds, perfect for best friends, Father & son, Mother & daughter. We have a kit that will turn the 2 beds into a very comfortable King size bed if a couple would like the room. It includes a private bath w/tub and handheld shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $130 - $325


Our last room is finally renovated. A real jewel! It offers a queen bed with a sitting area and a desk. It has a large separate lounge area with a comfortable couch, tv and a mini fridge.This room accommodates up to 3 people. Brand new private bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $325

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Location Type

8 miles to Racetrack, 80 miles from Biltmore Estate, 20mn from Appalachian Caverns, Abingdon winery, 20mn from Bristol Caverns, 2hrs from Gatlingburg/Pigeon Forge, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 16 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, best trout fishing on the east coast, Horseback riding, Golfing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, TV

On-site activities

Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: Before 7pm
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Back and front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No children activities on site
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have a 50 dollars non refundable pet charge
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights min at all times, 3 during special events
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night upon registration. If paying with a personal check, payment must reach us and clear prior to arrival. All special discount rates must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • Cancellations: $25 cancellation fee if canceled less than 15 days prior to arrival. No refund 6 days or less. We are a very small operation and cancellations affect us deeply. Minimum of 4 weeks cancellation notice is required prior to special events to receive refund. Thank you for your understanding.



Florence and Carl

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

When not painting, fixing up or renovating, foreign travel and antiquing are Flo's favorite. Gardening has become one of Carl's stress reliever and getting out on the motorcycles whenever time and weather permit is one thing they both love doing together. We enjoy having guests during special events in our area.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:30
  • Serving Location: kitchen, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat

Signature Dish

Paper thin pancakes, a favorite french treat with homemade fruit toppings and syrup.