Hotel at a Glance: Comfort Inn Roanoke Airport
Just 2 miles from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, this Comfort Inn hotel is an ideal stopover for travelers. It offers a free airport shuttle, and there's even a computer in the lobby where guests can print their boarding passes.
- Free hot breakfast: eggs, breakfast meats, and make-your-own waffles
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool.
- Fitness-center features: treadmills, an elliptical trainer, and a weight machine
- Best place to people watch: in an overstuffed armchair by the lobby fireplace
- In-room amenities: coffeemakers, cable TV, and free WiFi; some rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
Roanoke, Virginia: Blue Ridge Mountains Scenery an Hour from Virginia Tech
Located along the western edge of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke occupies an area of Virginia endowed with abundant natural beauty. The Appalachian Trail, the famous 2,000-mile-long hiking path that starts in Georgia and ends in Maine, runs through the northern part of Roanoke County, and the mountain scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway is accessible just south of the city. At the Natural Bridge, immense limestone rocks form a beautiful stone archway. Thirty-four stories underground, you can explore some of the deepest caves on the East Coast.
Downtown Roanoke is home to the acclaimed Taubman Museum of Art, which displays works from many different genres in an interactive and family-friendly space. Roanoke is also known for its winemaking culture; take a quick trip to the many surrounding vineyards for tastings and tours.
Less than an hour’s drive away is the 2,600-acre campus of Virginia Tech. In addition to being the state’s leading research institution, it’s a nucleus of athletic activity. Students and visitors alike pack Lane Stadium each fall to watch the Virginia Tech football team duke it out on Worsham Field, one of the toughest places in college football for opponents to play.