The Collins House Inn

204 W. Main Street , Marion, VA 24354 USA (Show map)
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The Collins House Inn is a B& Diamond Select member & AAA 3-Diamond rated bed and breakfast located in the heart of historic downtown Marion, VA -- within walking distance of The Lincoln Theater, restaurants, and shopping. Catering to discerning business and leisure travelers, the Inn provides a totally smoke-free, as well as pet-free, environment for guests 18 years of age and older. Guests of The Collins House Inn may choose from five well-appointed guest-rooms ; each with private, in-room bath. Come and experience the beautiful surroundings, luxurious guestrooms, dedication to detail, warm hospitality, and the "Home for the Holidays Breakfast" served daily.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Delightful stay at the Collins House Inn

5 on September 06, 2017

We were delighted to walk into the beautiful Collins House Inn while traveling home on 81 through Virginia. This beautiful gem in Marion, VA is worth the stay. Mike and Susan, the innkeepers, welcomed us and were so helpful in steering us to a good place to eat. We arrived late and were able to walk up the street to a get a bite to eat at 27 Lions. Susan made us a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast and Mike filled us in on the area and the history of the house. They made us feel like friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generous review. We are very glad that your stay with us fulfilled your expectations. We hope that if you are in the area again, you will once again consider at stay with us

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Beautiful home, pleasant stay.

4.8 on July 24, 2017

Traveling thru on I-81, chose Collins House to stay for 1 night. Marion is a quaint, very nice town, with obvious care taken by the residents to make it a welcoming place to visit. Collins house is a beautifully restored older home very close to "downtown", a grand old home with lots of character. Our room was beautiful, with all details taken care of to a high level. Owners were most gracious, breakfast was perfect - not the typical country greasy bacon, eggs and grits but a light waffle with fresh fruit, Only gripe (minor) is that the A/C system was set a bit on the warm side for the summer heat (90+) and sun load, and it took until about 3AM for the room to cool to a comfortable sleeping temperature. We will visit again and highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a nice getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to your next visit to our area. We have finally found a company in the area who knows the ins and outs of a water chiller cooling system, so we have resolved that problem area and the house is now efficiently cooled.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Beautiful home!

4.4 on July 11, 2017

Loved staying in this historic home while looking at properties in the area. Especially enjoyed being able to walk downtown to restaurants and shops. The hosts were very friendly and conversive and the breakfast was delicious!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased your visit with us and Marion was a pleasant experience.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Highly recommended B&B

5 on July 08, 2017

We stayed at The Collins House three nights over our last stay and our experience was nothing short of wonderful. This was our second time staying with them, and each time has gotten better. Mike and Susan are very nice people and they make wonderful breakfast. Please look them up if you are planning on staying in the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted your visit--second visit--with us was another pleasant experience. We look forward to your next visit.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Wonderful historic home in Marion

4.4 on July 01, 2017

I enjoyed the beauty of this stately home. The owners were very friendly and provided historic information about the home and the area. The breakfast was delicious and consisted of Belgian Waffles with fresh strawberries and cream, sausage links, coffee, and juice. I loved the fact that we could walk one block to nice restaurants. The Blue Merle Sheltie was a bonus!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank your for your review. We are pleased that your visit with us and the area was a good experience. We look forward to future visits.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Absolutely Amazing!

5 on June 28, 2017

My husband and I travel a lot and always try to stay in B&Bs. I can truthfully say the Collins House was one of the very best place we have ever stayed! The home has been exquisitely restored, the grounds are lovely, the location for touring Southwest Virginia is perfect and our hosts were friendly and informative. We highly recommend the Collins House¿¿¿¿

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generous review. We are pleased your visit with us was a good experience and hope that you will visit again in the future.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

great place to stay

5 on June 27, 2017

great room good food and wonderful people. I would definitely stay again

Incredible property and hosts

5 on May 30, 2017

I booked a room for my husband and me but I didn't think to tell Mike and Susan, the proprietors, that we were arriving on motorcycles. When we arrived, Mike immediately offered top let us park our bikes in their garage! How wonderful! From the start they were wonderful hosts. The breakfast the next morning was homemade Belgian waffles with fresh farmer's market strawberries and cream. I could stay there for weeks!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that your visit with us was wonderful. We hope that if you are in our area again, that you will once again visit with us.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Quick Trip

5 on February 22, 2017

The house, friendliness, and service could not be beat. We were here only one night but, attention to every detail was superb.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we look forward to visiting with you again when you are in our area.

- Susan (innkeeper)

Great stay.....Great Hosts !!!

5 on October 09, 2016

Mike and Susan are the husband and I were so impressed with their hospitality and helpfulness. We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary and Mike got us a dinner reservation at the Best Place in the area....The Tavern in Abingdon. The next night he arranged tickets for the Stage II Theater in Abingdon.The breakfasts were delicious and they always joined the guests for morning conversation. Accommodations exquisite and the decor outstanding!!!!! Highly recommended!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for your most generous review. It is always our goal to make our guests comfortable and have that 'homey' feeling. We hope that if you are in our area again, that you will consider staying and visiting with us. We will look forward to that.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

The 'George'

George A. Collins purchased the property in 1919 from Ella's children and built the original house. George was a local merchant who, along with his brother Lewis Preston Collins, SR., opened the Collins Brothers Department store in 1898 in downtown Marion. He never married. Soothing, yet elegant, this spacious guest room offers a fully vented gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The 'L.P.'

George also helped to raise his nephew, Lewis Preston Collins II, (L.P.) who went on to become Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Soothing greens, with subtle floral patterns, exude an earthy calmness in this spacious guest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The 'Ella'

Ella Bolling Collins, sister-in-law to George Collins, originally owned the property on which The Collins House was eventually built. Decorated in deep jewel tones, with floral accents, this spacious room is located on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The 'Mary'

Mary Shields Collins (Mollie) was the sister of George Collins whole lived in the house with George. She never married. When she died, the house became part of a local hospital. Rich butterscotch and deep smoky blue tones create a soothing atmosphere for this large guest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The 'Nettie'

Nettie Shaver was one of George's milliners. We don't know the exact relationship, but we know she was a very close family friend. She was with George, who was on a buying trip in New York City, when he died. After Georges death, she returned to the Collins house and resided with Mary. Warm earth tones of brick, taupe, and olive yield a very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in this guest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Just 45 miles north of Bristol Motor Speedway, Downtown historic Marion, VA, In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Downtown, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From I-81 Northbound -- take Exit #44. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Route 11N (Lee Highway). Proceed approximately 1.7 miles to the first traffic light -- Inn is on the right at the corner of W. Main St. and S. Sheffey. From I-81 Southbound -- take Exit #45. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Route 16N (Commerce St.) and proceed approximately .7 miles to Main St. Turn left on Main St. and proceed to Signal No. 1 (W. Main and Sheffey). Inn is located on corner of W. Main St. and S. Sheffey.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Lincoln Theater, Grayson Highlands State Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, Appalachian Trail, Hungry Mother State Park, The Back of the Dragon Motorcycle trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary beverages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Spas, Motorcycle touring, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night stay may be required for holidays and special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To guarantee your reservation, a deposit of 50 percent is required for a stay of two or more nights. For reservations during NASCAR events, holidays, and other special events, a 100 percent deposit is required. A 100 percent deposit is also required for one-night stays. A major credit card is required to hold and guarantee your reservation. The balance is due upon arrival. All reservations are confirmed via email (or hard copy upon request.) Reservations, using Gift Certificates, are subject to room availability. The Gift Certificate must be presented at check-in.
  • Cancellations: Should you wish to cancel or change your reservation for any reason, we require 30 days’ advance notice during NASCAR events, holidays, and other special events. For other dates, 14 days’ notice is required.With a 30-day notice, for NASCAR, holidays, and special events, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of $25.00.With the 14-day cancellation notice policy, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of $25.00.Cancellations made within the 30-day period, or the 14-day period, will be charged for the full amount of the reserved stay unless we are able to rebook the room. If we are able to rebook the room, we will refund your deposit and the rebooked portion, less the $25.00 service charge.Cancellations must be made by phone and with the Innkeeper. Voice mails are not acceptable. The phone number for the inn is: (276) 781-0250. Cancellations made through e-mail are also acceptable.Please Note: There are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, whether it is for reasons of health, family emergency or weather. Thanks for taking the time to understand our Cancellation Policy! Please Further Note: You should consider Purchasing TRAVEL INSURANCE through your local travel agent, on the web (i.e. TravelGuard or any other), etc.. to protect your vacation investment against unforeseen cancellation or changes due to a variety of maladies or emergencies, which might include illness, acts of god, etc.
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Susan and Mike Edwards

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About the innkeepers

Motorcycle touring, golf, scuba diving, traveling

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian (w/ advance notice)

Signature Dish

Home made Belgian Waffles with Strawberries
Made from scratch and the berries come from the Inn's garden


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