WANDER WHERE THE WIFI IS WEAK
Unplug, detach from the screens and step Into the wilderness to recharge the mind and free your soul. A mountain adventure is a bit like life: the journey only requires you to continue to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. When you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit or your final destination.
Spring travel is therapeutic. From outdoor exploration and downtown diversions to dining gems and upscale stays, there are numerous lures in Virginia's Blue Ridge! Come find yourself in the mountains.
The Mountain Bike Capital of The East Coast
Virginia’s Blue Ridge is designated as a Silver-Level Ride Center™ by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
With over 300 miles of mountain bike trails that includes exceptional systems like Carvins Cove and Explore Park, beautiful backcountry riding in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, and one of the best urban parks in the United States with Mill Mountain, there are endless opportunities for epic mountain biking adventures.
Get ready to pump and bump your way through a Blue Ridge Day.
We've got it all - ranging from easy downhill rides to challenging cross country treks.
Bring Your Crew and Paddle Through
The rivers and lakes of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and are not as intimidating as some may believe them to be. Well, there are pretty intimidating stretches, but there are also very easy opportunities, too!
The 45-mile Roanoke River Blueway is a nice float and paddle for stretches, but you’ll reach the gorge (off the Blue Ridge Parkway) and find Class II rapids waiting for you.
Calm, Carvins Cove is an excellent body of water to get your paddles wet for the first time. Kayak and paddle boat rentals are also available at the Marina location from April through September.
Blissful Scenic Beauty
Visitors of all kinds will find plenty of fun in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. the drive to and around Virginia’s Blue Ridge is certainly part of the experience we offer. If it’s your key point of interest, we’ve got your back.
From the flowing scenic rivers and mountains full of blooms, to wonderful live music, sports, events and more, Spring is a wonderful time to plan your historic getaway to The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
The arrival of spring kicks off festival season in the Roanoke Valley with The Blue Ridge Marathon, music, art, strawberries, garden week, beer, and more, there's always a fun celebration happening during a spring visit. It's also the perfect time to experience an epic biking experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The award-winning, AAA four-diamond culinary team at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center menus are crafted from the hotel's overall partnership with LEAP (Local Environmental Agricultural Project, Inc.) by sourcing and connecting with the best in regional farming and ranching and offering the finest of Virginia ingredients brought to the table, coupled with an exciting atmosphere that is approachable and convivial.
The best ingredients brought fresh to your table! Whether dining for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner, The Regency Room, The Pine Room, 1882 Lobby Bar, STEAM Coffee + Eatery and in-room dining offer healthy options perfect for all diets. The goal of all outlets and dining options at The Grand Old Lady is to create memorable experiences with creative touches to deliver a simple yet sophisticated and passionate dining experience to all our guests. And of course, to fuel or recharge the body after an experience in the mountains.
Ahhhhh, JUST WHAT YOU NEED!
After a day in the mountains, you may just need to relax and give yourself permission to experience relaxation and relief from pressure with a therapeutic Swedish Massage or a soak for those weary feet. Our gifted and passionate therapists adapt their knowledge and techniques to your needs and preferences. Your tension will dissolve, leaving behind only comfort and well-being.
The Salt Foot Sanctuary is a shared experience performed in our sanctuary and centered on luxurious, handmade, and wonderfully aromatic mineral foot soaks.
The ultimate in pampering, guests refer to the soak and added massage as, "bliss." Our foot soaks are mindfully prepared by our therapists fresh upon your arrival. They are presented to you in a large hand-hammered copper bowl and are made with natural ancient minerals combined with wonderful aromatic essential oils, and other nourishing ingredients, including a bit of Blue Ridge Mountain salt.
Based on availability. Appointments are required. We suggest making an appointment at least 72-hours in advance. To book your appointment for a massage or foot soak, call 540-853-8275 or book online at www.SaltFootSanctuary.com.