Sugar Tree Inn

145 Lodge Trail , Vesuvius, VA 24483 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Sugar Tree, Virginia's Mountain Inn, is a country retreat nestled into a mountainside less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here guests find romantic seclusion in rustically elegant surroundings. Each spacious room or suite offers a private woodburning fireplace and beautiful, comfortable furnishings. There are forty-mile views from the front porch rockers, with spectacular sunsets and busy hummingbirds.



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

Nice memories this weekend

3.8 on October 16, 2016

Very nice weekend trip. Innkeepers are very nice and professional. Great having a stocked fireplace. Be sure to hike Crabtree falls.

Wonderful retreat

5 on August 21, 2016

Words to describe this establishment are peaceful, tranquil, beautiful, comfortable, and unique. It embodies relaxation as you are off the beaten path, nesteld in the George Washington national Forest, and emersed in nature. There are great hiking trails right here on the property, and breakfast is amazing. Becky and Jeff are gifted in making you feel right at home. I highly recommend a visit!

The Perfect Getaway in the Mountains

5 on August 01, 2016

We wanted to spend our vacation in a location that was away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sugar Tree delivered with a stunning and secluded location in the mountains! We were thoroughly pleased with staying in the Creek House and enjoyed having our own cabin in the woods with the peaceful sound of running water from the creek that greets you down the driveway. The country breakfasts were also the perfect to start a day of relaxing or adventuring to the Safari, one of the many breweries and wineries, or visiting the nearby historic and natural attractions. Thank you to Becky, Jeff, and the staff for a wonderful week away from home! We didn't want to leave!

beautiful and secluded

5 on July 10, 2016

Our stay was extraordinary! and the service was enhanced by the delightful assistance of Riley and Alison! The breakfasts were abundant to say the least, not to mention delicious. Our evening meal was also delicious. The venue is close to so many outdoor activities and right off the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as museums, wineries, breweries and fine dining smack in the middle between Lexington and Staunton. An excellent experience.

Mountain getaway!

5 on March 21, 2016

We've stayed at Sugar Tree Inn twice now and have enjoyed it each time. We've stayed in Sugar Tree Country, located upstairs in the lodge and in Skyline, one of the Queen rooms in the Log Cabin. The accommodations are great, with a simulated rustic look, but featuring modern amenities. The views are great, although you may be surprised to find yourself "in the clouds" occasionally. Jeff and Becky are friendly hosts, providing all the services and information needed for a pleasant stay, while remaining unobtrusive at other times. They produce amazing breakfasts and dinner meals... Feasts for the tummy and the eyes. The Inn is convenient to some historic towns, with interesting shops, wineries, scenic drives and great hikes, such as the one to Crabtree Falls. Check the Sugar Tree Inn out... You will be pleased.

Visiting Beautiful VA

5 on October 18, 2015

The day we arrived we received a warm welcome from Becky. She showed us the cozy inn and our room in the cabin. Our bed was very comfortable and plenty of hot water. We had a great breakfast of Becky's delicious oatmeal, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee. We hope to return next fall. The mountains are breathtaking.

Mountain hideaway!

5 on March 09, 2015

Peace, quiet, great food, comfortable rooms with fireplaces and hosts that make you feel at home. We'll be back!

Luxury Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

5 on February 02, 2015

Jeff and Becky Chanter made our anniversary visit a special memory. This was our third stay at their charming log style country inn. The views from the front porch were spectacular. We arrived and were greeted with cookies and lemonade. After a warm and refreshing conversation we checked in to our favorite room which had a fireplace and whirlpool tub. They made dining suggestions at a nearby restaurant and sent us on our way with directions. The recommendation was excellent as we enjoyed a great meal with nice ambiance. After returning to the Inn, we enjoyed great conversation, hot chocolate, and a delightful apple pie ala mode. We crawled into the most comfortable bed and fell right to sleep. The next morning we awoke to the smell of bacon frying in the kitchen downstairs, While enjoying my morning coffee, I chatted with Jeff about how they found this spectacular lodging destination. This was followed by a hearty gourmet breakfast which included Becky's famous baked oatmeal. Since we were only able to stay for one night we reluctantly packed up and returned home with many great memories of the Sugar Tree Inn. Jeff and Becky are excellent hosts and make you feel like part of the family. We will return as soon as our busy schedule permits.

Another wonderful stay!

5 on November 21, 2014

We have stayed here once or twice a year for about 3 years now and it has always been a great stay. It is a beautiful mountain get-away place and that does mean you have mountain's part of the experience! It's quiet and peaceful and nearby hiking trails offer lots of scenery and wildlife. We enjoy staying in the lodge and being lazy - not having to walk to the lodge to eat. The innkeepers make us feel like family! The food is delicious and plentiful.

Mountain High

5 on September 11, 2013

What a great place to get away and make some new friends. The food was excellent and the Inn is so warm and delightful. Go stay here!

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Rooms & Rates

St Mary's Cabin

Our premier cabin has a King bed, and a large sitting area with a gas stove fireplace, and a DVD/VHS player. The large luxury bathroom has a garden whirlpool tub and a seperate large shower. A private deck tucked into the treetops is the perfect spot for a glass of wine or that morning cup of coffee!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $248 - $272.80

Sugar Tree Country

Our most popular room, this King bedroom has it's fireplace (open in-season) on side of the bed and it's garden sized whirlpool on the other. A shower is in the bathroom and the view from the front windows is the best we have! A DVD/VHS player is tucked away in an antique pie chest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $198 - $217.80

Tye River

A spacious King bedroom with fireplace (open in-season), a standard tub/shower, DVD/VHS player and a great view from the front window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $178 - $195.80

Crabtree Falls

Located on the main floor, this King bedroom features a fireplace (open in-season) with a standard tub/shower in it's bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $168 - $184.80


Located on the ground level, this Queen bedroom has a fireplace (open in-season), a quiet deck and a standard tub shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80

Goshen Pass

A ground level Queen bedroom with a fireplace (open in-season), a standard tub/shower and a quiet deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80


Located on the lower level, this Queen bedroom's deck faces the forest. It has a fireplace (open in-season) and a standard tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80

Cyrus McCormick

This lower level Queen bedroom has a fireplace (open in-season), a standard tub/shower and deck that faces the forest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80

Creek House

This two bedroom apartment style house has a large private deck that overlooks our creek! One of it's bedrooms has a Queen bed while the other has a twin and a double. It has a full kitchen, a large living/dining area and a standard tub/shower. It's wood burning stove is open in season.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $178 - $195.80

Shenandoah Suite

This King bed suite has a sitting room with a daybed and glass doors leading to it's semi-private deck overlooking the forest. It has a King bed, a DVD/VHS player and a whirlpool tub/shower. Two comfortable wicker chairs face the fireplace for your enjoyment.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $198 - $217.80

Blue Ridge

A Queen bedroom on the ground level with a fireplace (open in-season). A large walk in shower (no tub) is in the bathroom and a semi-private deck overlooks the forest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80

Maury River

A high poster Queen bed and a fireplace (open in-season) with a standard tub/shower make this a special room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $148 - $162.80

Appalachian Suite

An upper level Queen suite has a DVD/VHS player and a separate sitting room where the fireplace (open in-season) is located. It also features a whirlpool tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $178 - $195.80

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Location Type

Blue Ridge Parkway, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Wine country


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 81: take exit 205 to Steeles Tavern, turn left on Hwy 11, then immediately right on Hwy 56. Follow Hwy 56 approximately 4.5 miles to our sign on the right. From the Blue Ridge Parkway: At Mile Marker 27, take Hwy 56 West approximately 9/10 mile to our sign on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway , Natural Bridge, Crabtree Falls, Wineries, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi , All rooms have fireplaces, One unit has refrigerator, front porch has 40-mile view over mountains, Small meeting / Banquet Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Creek House only

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required
  • Cancellations: A 14-day cancellation notice is required for a full refund (less a $30 cancellation fee). Within 14 days, the room must be re-rented to receive a refund. A $30 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations.



Jeff & Becky Chanter

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Becky's Baked Oatmeal