Hotel at a Glance: Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center
The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center sits amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, a short drive from downtown Roanoke. The award-winning hotel offers a host of amenities, from a stylish gourmet restaurant to indoor and outdoor pools where kids can splash around.
- Shula’s 347 Grill serves fresh seafood and juicy burgers. Diners can sidle up to the bar for handcrafted martinis and pints of beer—this Getaway includes two welcome drinks.
- Comfy guest rooms feature flat-screen high-definition TVs and the hotel’s signature bedding. Club rooms grant you access to the Sheraton Club Lounge and a free breakfast.
- Relax in the indoor hot tub.
- Recent recognition: TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014
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.