Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking

242 Tarn Beck Lane P O Box 1348, Lexington, VA 24450 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great Get Away B&B

5 on August 20, 2017

The inn keepers are the best hosts.


5 on August 16, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend here! Our room was very clean and comfortable. The owners were so warm and welcoming, we would stay here again!

Beautiful relaxing hillside

5 on August 05, 2017

We loved our stay at the Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking! Chris and Linda were lovely hosts. Our room was clean and relaxing, and I especially loved the attached screened porch. We did take a Llama trek and so enjoyed it. The llamas are well trained, and the hike was beautiful. I would definitely recommend the Applewood!

road trip

4.6 on June 05, 2017

property was lovely Pool was awesome! great food, very comfortable

All this an a private hot tub, too!

4.2 on May 04, 2017

Beautiful home and gardens with breathtaking mountain vistas and delicious heart-healthy breakfast. Unpleasant odor in the lovely room I stayed in, but not in rest of house.

A Beautiful, Relaxing Getaway

5 on April 22, 2017

What a wonderful place! We recently spent two nights at Applewood Inn and it was as beautiful as advertised. The llama trek was great fun - not only did we learn about the llamas but we were able to do so in a gorgeous, serene setting. Chris and Linda are excellent hosts, providing truly delicious breakfasts. Their knowledge of the surrounding area and its history gave us a great starting point for our explorations in Lexington and added a richness to our experience that we wouldn't have had otherwise. I'd love to go back!

a weekend getaway

5 on March 21, 2017

Stayed in this location a few weekends ago, the rooms are charming and cozy, surrounding view are perfect if you are looking to forget the city constant on-the-go. Owners are great and accommodating to their guest, and nearby locations include safari drive-thru. & drive thru cinema. looking for another stay in the near future.

Great weekend away!

4.4 on February 23, 2017

We truly enjoyed our stay at Applewood Inn. Our dogs had a great time too! We highly recommend it for anyone visiting Lexington.

Beautiful place and welcoming folks

4.4 on January 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at this bed and breakfast. We stayed in the European room which was very nice and comfortable, the stove and hot tub provided much needed medicine after a long drive. Linda and Chris were very welcoming and provided great conversation.

Amazing stay

5 on November 29, 2016

We had a fantastic three-night stay in the cottage with our three children (ages 15, 8, and 5) and our three year old German Shepherd. The property is beautiful, and we all enjoyed visiting with the Llamas. The cottage was impeccably clean, and completely outfitted with anything you could possibly need for cooking (herbs, spices, pots and pans, etc.) Upon our arrival, the inn owners had stocked our refrigerator with a couple dozen eggs, bacon, juice, soda, and fruit. It was incredibly appreciated after traveling 9 hours from CT with a car full of hungry kids. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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.

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4 PM - 11 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only, preferrably in the gazebo.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 8 yrs. or older in Quilters Room or Blue Ridge Room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required In any room. $20 for first night, $10 subsequent nights.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights in season week-ends, 3 nights on a few selected weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's rate.
  • Cancellations: 3 weeks notice for refund, less $25 cancellation fee. After 3 weeks, deposit refunded if room is rebooked.
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Linda & Chris Best

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 6 llamas

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM flexible
  • Serving Location: Porch, pool side, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Peach/Oatmeal Souffle
A healthy but delicious and filling souffle which can be adapted to the fruit of the season.


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