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 June 11, 2016
This is in a lovely, peaceful part of VA. The drive onto their property by a creek is amazing and beautiful. We were the only guests there so it was quiet. The rooms are spotless some of the décor a bit dated with a "country" feel. There is no wifi as far as we could tell. Chris and Linda are nice to talk to and don't get in the way of you having privacy. The llamas were the highlight for us. Funny animals with a gentle way about them. The llama trek make it unique from other B and Bs
4.6 on June 08, 2016
This is one of the few B&Bs that I'd come back to again. We had a wonderful 2 day weekend stay and enjoyed the morning trek with the llamas. The inn has wonderful pastures that provide amazing mountain views in multiple directions - next time I'll bring food and plan a picnic at one of the tables on top of the mountain/hill. The road to the inn is narrow and right next to Buffalo Creek for a few hundred yards (was a bit unnerving as we drove in the first time in a downpour). However, the location is great as it's remote enough to enjoy the scenery but a quick drive to Lexington and the Natural Bridge and Natural Caverns. We stayed in the European room which was nice and the adjoining hot tub was wonderful after a long day of walking. Just wish it hadn't of been so rainy in May and June so that the pool would have been in a better state.
5 on April 10, 2016
I was looking for a place to spend a few days of my daughter's spring break. We found Applewood on-line and had the best few days. Linda, Chris and the Llama's are great! I am looking forward to another trip through Virginia so I can stay again.
4.8 on March 17, 2016
A perfect warm place to spend a cold rainy afternoon and evening in February. The scenic view from the top of the hill was well worth the breezy walk. Nice breakfast on a quiet morning with two very friendly Innkeepers. Paul and Lisa
3.6 on March 13, 2016
This is a unique property, with large comfortable bedrooms and full baths. The views, solitude, and Llamas on the property take away any stress you are hoping to shed. A short 4 miles from historic Lexington and near many VA wine makers, etc. you can access this B&B from several pathways. Chris and Linda are very helpful and care for your needs. Being pet friendly is a great plus!! I visited during the off season mid- week and was the only guest. Linda's lovely artwork is displayed and invites stories.
5 on February 25, 2016
My partner and I spent the weekend at Applewood Inn and we greatly enjoyed it. Inn Keepers, Linda and Chris, are absolutely delightful and very personable. I highly recommend doing the llama trek, which will give you the opportunity to walk, relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Breakfast was delicious, and conversations at the table with Linda, Chris and guests was very special.
3.6 on January 06, 2016
Great location, nice, clean, comfortable. The hosts were great, breakfast was very good and met my dietary needs. The llamas are interesting and fun to watch. The drive along the creek to the inn is nice and stopping along the creek to hear the water gurgling is very relaxing. Highly recommend
4.2 on January 04, 2016
What a beautiful place to stay! We enjoyed our stay so much..friendly Innkeepers and great food!
5 on January 04, 2016
We had a lovely time with our two dogs at Applewood! Breakfast was absolutely amazing
5 on May 31, 2015
We had an outstanding visit here. It's in the middle of the country - very peaceful. A beautiful part of Virginia. We were lucky enough to do a llama trek which was fantastic. Breakfast - outstanding.
Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Roanoke, VA (ROA) 45 miles
Exit 180B from I81. Go 3 1/2 miles North on Rte 11. Make left onto Buffalo Bend Road (Rte 678). Go 1.2 miles to our sign on left. Turn left & follow drive 0.5 miles to inn.
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, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Cats , Dogs , 6 llamas
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.