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 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.
5 on May 11, 2015
Clean room, nice location for visiting natural bridge, safari zoo, and Foam hinge! A lovely place to have a picnic at the top of their hill. Couple that runs the inn are very nice!
4.2 on May 11, 2015
Great place to stay if you prefer being out in a more rural area with beautiful mountain views! Hot tub was wonderful, breakfast nutritious and delicious. Unfortunately there were no llama treks the morning we stayed, but still were able to see them during breakfast and sit with them after which was neat. Be sure to check out the nearby Animal Safari park!
5 on April 16, 2015
Chris and Linda Best were wonderful, personable hosts. We stayed for a couple days after getting married and it was perfect. We will definitely go there again!
4.4 on April 06, 2015
We had a very unique experience with the llamas. It was a fun time and beautiful location removed from any hustle and bustle . The staff was more than accommodating and very helpful. The only criticism I have is I thought it was more accommodating with pets. We couldn't leave ours in the room because she would jump on the furniture, which isn't allowed. She is so used to doing it at home! So we ended up having to bring her with us everywhere. If your pet isn't used to doing that, you will be fine!
5 on February 21, 2015
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our February weekend getaway at the Applewood Inn. We stayed in the the Europe Room, which included use of the fabulous hot tub. The breakfasts were very tasty and our hosts were very gracious and warm.
4.6 on January 17, 2015
Chris & Linda were wonderful hosts at this charming Lexington B&B. It was a great place to go for a weekend getaway from the hubbub of DC. The llamas were so cute, and we only wish the weather had been better for more llama face time. All in all, a great place, and we will definitely visit again.
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.