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.
4.4 on August 06, 2014
Chris and Linda were wonderful host. The Inn is located in a perfect spot for a quiet getaway. Only complaint was being able to hear the other guest staying in the room above when they sat on their balcony porch. I would go back again when I'm stayin in the Lexington area.
4.6 on August 05, 2014
Applewood was a great stop over on our trip. The innkeepers are friendly and chatty, willing to give tips on restaurants and attractions in the area. The llamas are a unique touch. The rooms were impeccably clean and comfortable. The bowl of chocolates in the room and cookies in the common area were a nice touch too. Our room had a private porch and hot tub and the pool was very inviting. Folks there during our stay had dietary restrictions that were accommodated deliciously, and while I have been at other B&Bs with more variety at the table, no one left hungry. They kept the coffee flowing too!
4.8 on August 01, 2014
4.4 on July 27, 2014
I certainly had a great time with my kids (ages, 9, 9 and 20) here -- this is a wonderful B&B for families, not one of those "adults only" places where you dare not bring your children. The Blue Ridge Room is a comfortable suite with a queen bed and sofa bed, plus large bathroom and a rustic and airy private porch that overlooks the llama pasture. The decor is serene and features Linda's lovely watercolor paintings of the mountains, rustic barns, and even some of the llamas. A short walk past the barn and up the hill takes you to a 360 panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and fields -- stunning! My kids had a great time playing in the pool and we all loved the pumpkin pancakes and fresh fruit. We also took a dip in the picturesque river that runs along the gravel road into the property. We will definitely stay here again.
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
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.