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 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.
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!
4.4 on November 09, 2016
Beautiful, out-of-the-way setting, nestled among rolling hills and a picturesque creek, with views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Linda and Chris are excellent hosts and the breakfasts were very delicious. The llamas were an added bonus. Nearby Lexington has a lot of unique little shops and restaurants. This was our second time to stay here and will not be the last.
4.8 on September 08, 2016
Wonderfully relaxing weekend at Applewood Inn. Chris and Linda were terrific hosts.
5 on July 18, 2016
From the beautiful drive to the inn, to the views from the property, to the comfortable and lovely rooms, the place just soothes the soul.
5 on June 30, 2016
Very beautiful Place in the nature. Very friendly inn Keeper.
3.6 on June 11, 2016
This is in a lovely, peaceful part of VA. The drive onto their property by a creek is amazing and beautiful. We were the only guests there so it was quiet. The rooms are spotless some of the décor a bit dated with a "country" feel. There is no wifi as far as we could tell. Chris and Linda are nice to talk to and don't get in the way of you having privacy. The llamas were the highlight for us. Funny animals with a gentle way about them. The llama trek make it unique from other B and Bs
4.6 on June 08, 2016
This is one of the few B&Bs that I'd come back to again. We had a wonderful 2 day weekend stay and enjoyed the morning trek with the llamas. The inn has wonderful pastures that provide amazing mountain views in multiple directions - next time I'll bring food and plan a picnic at one of the tables on top of the mountain/hill. The road to the inn is narrow and right next to Buffalo Creek for a few hundred yards (was a bit unnerving as we drove in the first time in a downpour). However, the location is great as it's remote enough to enjoy the scenery but a quick drive to Lexington and the Natural Bridge and Natural Caverns. We stayed in the European room which was nice and the adjoining hot tub was wonderful after a long day of walking. Just wish it hadn't of been so rainy in May and June so that the pool would have been in a better state.
5 on April 10, 2016
I was looking for a place to spend a few days of my daughter's spring break. We found Applewood on-line and had the best few days. Linda, Chris and the Llama's are great! I am looking forward to another trip through Virginia so I can stay again.
4.8 on March 17, 2016
A perfect warm place to spend a cold rainy afternoon and evening in February. The scenic view from the top of the hill was well worth the breezy walk. Nice breakfast on a quiet morning with two very friendly Innkeepers. Paul and Lisa
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.