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What We Love

  • A three-course breakfast daily is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Sylvan surroundings are lush green in summer, with fantastic leaf-peeping come fall
  • Breakfast is a notch above standard B&B fare, with homemade baked goods
  • Simmons Westbury mattresses and Comphy linens make for insanely comfortable beds
  • All rooms face south and have huge windows with spectacular views of the river
  • Tea, coffee and soda are free, as are owner Janet’s amazing homebaked cookies
  • In-room massages and other “romance” packages are available with 72 hours notice

What To Know

  • Kids under 9 aren’t allowed at the inn
  • A railway line runs alongside the river, so you might hear trains
  • The friendly resident shih tzus are the only dogs allowed, but the owners will help you arrange to put up your pup at a kennel 10 miles away
  • Dinner is served at the inn on Fridays and Mondays, but other decent restaurants are a drive. Many open only for summer, and most are closed on Mondays
  • Smoking is prohibited on the deck, as well as in the rooms, and there’s a $300 cleaning charge for those who break the rule
  • Three of the seven rooms have whirlpool tubs

Amenities

  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

The Review

In a verdant Appalachian valley in southwestern Virginia sits the sweet little Inn at Riverbend, a Southern-style two-story house that manages to avoid all the overbearing bed-and-breakfast clichés. All seven rooms face south over the New River and are individually decorated in understated modern decor (no country tchotchkes or lace doilies here). The owners are welcoming, but they live in a separate cottage at a slight remove, meaning you never feel hovered over.

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This is a rambling, easygoing corner of the country, with small farmsteads dotting the valleys and horses gamboling in scenic meadows. But there’s plenty to do, especially for active sorts. I opted for a gentle two-mile hike to a picturesque waterfall. Later on I intended to visit a winery, or maybe rent a kayak from one of the local outfitters, yet somehow, stopping back at my room to freshen up, I ended up back in that rocking chair, gazing out at the curving New River, glass of wine in hand. At that moment, I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend a spring afternoon.

How to Get There

Inn at Riverbend
125 River Ridge Drive
Pearisburg, VA 24134 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 240 Reviews
Beautiful get away spot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found this Inn online and booked a room for our 30th anniversary. A little pricey at approx. $250 per night but the view was amazing. they have a large deck on main floor that all rooms open out onto with plenty of chairs and tables. My wife and I sat out there for a couple of hours with some wine and beer and just enjoyed the view and tranquility. The proprietors were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They directed us to a neat little restaurant in nearby Eggleston, VA for dinner. Our room was spacious and bed very comfortable. Our room also had a Jacuzzi which we took advantage of. Breakfast was at 8:30 sharp. There are two large tables for guests to sit and eat. We enjoyed one of the tables with 2 other couples who were very friendly. Our meal for this day was cinnamon/walnut French toast with bacon and fresh fruit with unlimited coffee and tea available. There is a small fridge on main level that contained fruit, soft drinks, and water that was available to all guests and another fridge on the lower level for guest to use. Overall we had a great experience and plan on going back when time permits.

Two Day Get Away
Reviewed 1 month ago

Amazing stay at the Inn at Riverbend! Beautiful Inn, tastefully decorated, warm, and very inviting. I wish had more time to simply sit on the deck, and just stare at the expanse. Very comfortable bed...we missed breakfast the first morning! If only I had a bathroom that big in my house, I could throw a party. Terrific owners with knowledge of the area and very helpful with questions about the surrounding attractions. Thank you again, John and Jeanne. We can't wait to visit you again.

Unsure what kind of guest they're looking for
Reviewed 1 month ago

For $250 a night, you would expect privacy and and to be able to chat in your room for as long as you'd like. My friend booked a room and I was staying with him, we picked up another friend in town and didn't think it was a big deal that he stayed with us. Unfortunately, the owners waited until late to knock on the door and tell us that we were unwelcome, pretty much. They told us we were being loud when we were merely talking. Maybe they should sound proof their rooms more, not sure.
On top of that, apparently it's "illegal" for there to be a third person in the room, yet they all the sudden changed their minds about it be being illegal when they were going to upcharge my friend $45, on top of the $250 charge. They also acted like it was so inconvenient for them to set up an extra cot for our third person, they essentially just wanted to kick him out at midnight. They told us we weren't the guests they expected. They were rude, unbelievable, and unacceptable. I've never been treated that way. Maybe they should learn how to properly treat guests.
We ended up leaving and walking 3 miles back into town.

Inn Tips (To Save You Time Researching) & A Vegetarian Recommendation
Reviewed 5 months ago

We spent 3 nights at the Inn in the Cascade Falls Room - definitely the most private room. Views from every angle of the Inn are stunning. Donnie was AMAZING, loved her. You can read hundreds of amazing reviews on here so I will focus my review on answering some questions I had about the Inn while I was researching our stay.

INN TIDBITS:
- Breakfast is served at 8:30am.
- There is no microwave for guests use.
- There is a mini-fridge (lower level) that you will share with all the other guests. We used it for leftovers/snacks and wine as did most of the other guests.
- They sell wine at the B&B if you forgot to bring/purchase wine.
- There are wine glasses available for use while staying as well as other glasses and plates.
- Delicious cookies each night (bonus).
- You only get chocolates beside your bed on the first day (I was hoping we would get them daily - they were delicious).
- Just like on a cruise, they place a foam topper on top of the bed to make it a king bed (you can choose if you want a king to two twins). The bed was very comfy.
- Robes for use in the closet.
- There are no blackout blinds so it is light in the room bright and early.
- Pop, water, juice, and fruit were in the upstairs fridge and available all day.
- There is a large collection of DVDs to choose from; after spending a day where Dirty Dancing was filled, we came back and watched the movie. Loved the selection of DVDs.
- They had brochures of the area to review (we went to WV one day and went glass blowing, something neither of us had ever done and I would highly recommend).
- No children under the age of 10.
- Very relaxing.
- Views are stunning
- Offer a military discount upon arrival with ID (THANK YOU).

READ IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR PARTY IS A VEGETARIAN (if not, skip this part):
If you or someone in your party is a vegetarian, have a chat with them when you check in to remind them there is a vegetarian in your party or ask them to place their meat on a separate plate (if the person you are staying with would enjoy it). The first morning there was meat on my plate. I was not expecting this since I let them know in advance I did not eat meat.

The next morning I asked my husband to talk with them before breakfast to ask if they could just give him the meat so it was not on my plate. They let him know they could not do that b/c another guest might say something that he got more meat than they did... but they did offer to put it on a side plate so when they gave it to me, I could turn around and give it to him (which I thought was a great idea; they should do that each time if one person in the room is a vegetarian and the other eats meat).

The third morning, no meat at all. Great for me, but I think it lacked consistency. I think the best bet is putting it on a separate plate if the other person in the room is a meat eater if not, I am sure someone at the table would eat it.

The guests who were at the Inn while we were there were AWESOME. We spent every night sitting outside, drinking wine and chatting with them.

Wonderful place but the male innkeeper could use some people skills
Reviewed 6 months ago

My best friend and I were in town for our high school reunion and we were sitting outside on the balcony talking at 11:00 pm. We were not partying or yelling, just catching up because it had been years seen we had seen each other. The male innkeeper (in a very rude tone) told us that he could hear us at his place. There were no signs that had a curfew but we went inside. The next morning, he apologized to my friend but did not say a word to me. I think that he could have handled that in a more appropriate manner. Also, I had booked my room for two and my husband did not make the trip and I got charged for two anyway.