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 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!
5 on November 20, 2013
We stayed for two nights in the Quilter's Room. We also included a llama trek on the Saturday morning. Our room was spacious, very clean, comfortable and included lots of thoughtful additions including robes, chocolates, and scented candles. The inn itself was very welcoming, comfortable and felt like a home from home. Not to mention the incredible selection of herbal teas! Breakfast was a lovely social time, with plenty of hot coffee and seconds (and thirds!) of the delicious food. My dietary restrictions were not a problem for the mean cooking skills of Chris :) Nerby attractions include the town of Lexington (friendly boutique shops offering hot cider as you walk through the door), the Shenandoah mountains, and the Rockbridge Winery. Overall, this is a great little place with excellent hosts. Perfect for those who want to relax away from the city, enjoy the great outdoors, and enjoy peace and quiet. Llama trekking was great fun, I'd highly recommend it!
4.8 on November 16, 2013
Applewood Inn and Llama Trekking was a truly enjoyable experience for me and my wife. The owners were very hospitable and the food was great!
4.8 on November 13, 2013
Wonderful property and kind hosts. Llama's add to the rustic appeal of this cozy B&B. Close to quaint town of Lexington and many natural and historical attractions. Comfortable and clean room with European soaking tub, perfect for cold evenings. We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here.
4.8 on November 07, 2013
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, Washington & Lee University, VA Horse Center, Virginia Military Institute, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Jacuzzis, hot tub, Swimming pool, Llama treks., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
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
Pantry and kitchen available for snacks, beverages or meal preparation.
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.