Minutes from Lexington, yet in another world, with only woods, hillside pastures filled with llamas, and mountain views greeting the eyes.The drive from Rte. 11 to Applewood is only 1 1/2 m. but on that drive you will wind along the scenic Buffalo Creek, enter Donald's Hollow, pass a horse farm, then enter the inn's lower meadow which follows a babbling brook. The passive solar construction provides huge enclosed porches from which to observe this piece of heaven. Most rooms have gas log fireplaces and either hot-tub or jacuzzi tub. Lavish full breakfast. Special diets accommodated. Llama trekking available on site.
3.6 on July 11, 2014
If you are looking for peace and quite as well as something off the beaten track then Applewood Inn is such a place. Room was nice; the setting was great;. the Llama were a bonus. It was easy enough to drive into Lexington and have an enjoyable dinner.
5 on June 25, 2014
A lovely place to spend the weekend. Linda and Chris are the "Best." We enjoyed everything that Applewood Inn had to offer.
4.4 on June 04, 2014
We found our trip, the last weekend in May to be fabulous. the location and scenery at Applewood is outstanding...be sure to take the morning Llama Trek! We were able to picnic, swim and hot tub without leaving the property - and the driving distances to downtown Lexington, Natural Bridge, AT and the Drive in movie theater were short and sweet. Highly recommend this property
5 on May 18, 2014
Nice quiet and clean. Lovely hosts we stayed in the Blue Ridge room. There was plenty of room for 3 of us. The breakfast was very good. We received good tips for visiting Lexington. I would stay here again.
3.8 on May 02, 2014
Linda and Chris were very welcoming hosts. I felt like they really cared about their guests' enjoyment. Chris is very knowledgeable about his animals and his house, and I am sure a great many other things. The llamas were the draw for us. I won't nitpick things like the comfortability of bedroom furniture, because we were there for llamas and to just hang around town. We stayed on a glorious Spring weekend with just about perfect weather. Nearby Lexington provides just enough to do for one quiet weekend, including some delicious dining options in old town – but don't expect urban nightlife excitement. It's a buttoned-up military academy town, apparently. There's a lot of nature to go out and see if you're interested. The nearby Natural Bridge attraction is actually really impressive and worth visiting (it doesn't take long).
5 on April 28, 2014
We had such a fantastic time at Applewood. Our hosts, Linda and Chris, were wonderful and warm. They made us feel at home. And walking with the llamas was so much fun! I even bonded with mine, Happy, who was willing to allow me to feed him by hand! We can't wait to go back and hopefully even share with other family members! Deb and Bob
4.2 on April 21, 2014
Very relaxing and fun! The llama trekking was also really unique. Would like to return!!!!
3.6 on April 19, 2014
The Applewood Inn was a lovely and peaceful place to stay on our trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway through VA on the way to Shenandoah NP. We stayed only one night in the European Room which allowed us to bring our dog. The room and was very clean and nicely decorated. There was an attached porch that we did not get to use because the weather was unseasonably cold, and a second outer room with a hot tub that we enjoyed. The grounds were lovely for walks with the dog, affording beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We did not have time to try Llama-trekking, but enjoyed seeing the llamas graze in the field. Breakfast included fresh fruit, pumpkin pancakes with sausage, coffee and juice. Thanks Linda and Chris. We hope to come back someday.
5 on March 29, 2014
Chris and Linda were great hosts, and everything about Applewood was fantastic. The hot tub was relaxing, everything was clean, and the food was delicious. My fiancee and I trekked with Spunky and Striker and it was a brand new, awesome experience!
4.4 on February 06, 2014
Applewood Inn is set in the Shenandoah Mountains and such a wonderful, peaceful setting that we found it a wonderful retreat from out busy lives! Highly recommend!
Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Roanoke, VA (ROA) 45 miles
Take Rte. 581 to I-81 North approximately 42 miles to exit 180. Exit onto route 11 going north. Proceed 3.5 miles. Make left onto Buffalo Bend Road; go 1.2 miles. Make left onto Tarn Beck Lane. Follow signs up the hill (approx .5 miles) to the house.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Historic Lexington, Natural Bridge, VA Horse Center, Virginia Military Institute, Washington & Lee University, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Pantry and kitchen available for snacks, beverages or meal preparation.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Jacuzzis, Llama treks., Swimming pool, hot tub, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool
Linda & Chris Best
1 Cat , 2 Dogs , 6 llamas Others
Chris is former electrician, sign painter. Linda is watercolorist & gardener. Both sing and were innkeepers for 18 yrs in Massachusetts. They moved to Virginia so that they could offer year-round llama trekking from the Inn. They love the abundant wildlife and wildflowers that surround them in their new home.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
A healthy but delicious and filling souffle which can be adapted to the fruit of the season.