Much to the chagrin of students everywhere, classes will be starting up soon, and Virginia colleges and universities are no exception. If you plan to escort a student to college, make the trip an enjoyable getaway with lodging at a B&B as one final hurrah before the toil of schoolwork.
One specific Inn Virginia member inn that is conveniently located near two Commonwealth colleges is Rockwood Manor in Dublin, VA. Rockwood Manor lies only twenty minutes away from Radford University in Radford, VA and a little over thirty minutes away from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, making it an ideal back to school B&B.
Besides its collegiate accessibility and its obvious aesthetic appeal, you may be asking yourself what else you can expect to find at Rockwood Manor. According to owner and innkeeper Frank Drummond, Rockwood’s motto is “Southern Hospitality at its Best” with an emphasis on “history, beautiful architecture, and a serene location.”
The manor itself is a beautifully historic structure that dates back to 1876 while reflecting all conveniences of the modern world—spacious suites, complementary snacks and drinks, free Wi-Fi, and more. Rockwood even has a Tavern (an English pub style room) as well as a Game Room with a Virginia Tech theme, which, according to the manor website, honors Frank’s father, “who was a 1943 Cadet graduate.” If you’re a Hokie, or a Hokie-at-heart, then you can’t really go wrong with a back-to-school stay at Rockwood Manor.
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By Tara Stoll