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 a " Fully Cooked Breakfast " each morning



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8


4.8 on August 10, 2018

Good hosts good location

weekend getaway

4.8 on July 28, 2018

Great location, great rooms, welcoming and friendly hosts, what more could you ask for?

Great stay!

5 on July 27, 2018

I really enjoy staying here. Great rooms and a great breakfast!

Great Weekend

5 on July 09, 2018

Wonderful host & hostess. In walking distance to theatre and restaurants

Two stays at Collins House

5 on May 25, 2018

On our trip to Nashville we needed a stop to break up the trip. We were so pleased with our stay going out that we elected to stay there on our return. The hosts were very informative and helpful. I highly recommend the Collins House Inn. The place is immaculate. Breakfast was first rate.

Great Place

5 on May 25, 2018

This was a great BedandBreakfast. Enjoyed our stay very much. We will return soon!


4.6 on November 07, 2017

The home is lovely as was our room. It was convenient to walk to the main street of town as well as traveling to other local attractions. Susan and Mike were very friendly and gave very helpful suggestions of things to do and places to eat. We had such a nice time and the information they shared about activities in the area during other seasons of the year have us hoping to revisit the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you found your visit with us a pleasant experience. We hope that if you are in our area in the future, that you will again visit with us.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Great Anniversary Getaway

4.6 on November 06, 2017

We traveled for a our anniversary. Beautiful bed and breakfast. Friendly hosts. Amazing breakfast. Highly recommend.

Great Place to Stay

5 on October 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Mike and Sue at the Collins House. They provided us with great ideas on where to eat dinner (Harvest Table) and what to see on the afternoon (Dreamland Alpaca Farm) of our arrival. Breakfast was wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you were pleased with your stay and we were able to be of assistance with places to eat and places to see. We hope to visit with you again if you are ever in our area.

- Susan Edwards (innkeeper)

Great stay

5 on October 19, 2017

If you need to stay overnight in southwest Virginia, you could not choose a better place to stay. Mike and Susan are gracious and accommodating hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you found your stay with us accommodating. If you are again in our area, we hope that you will visit with us again.

- 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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:: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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Susan and Mike Edwards

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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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