4.5
Very Good 258 Reviews
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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

Picture perfect views
Sherpa783937

The innkeepers were very nice and had a ton of options of things to do. All the rooms sit on the back side of the house so they have amazing views of the valley and river. They also all open up to the giant shared porches with plenty of seating. It was perfect for relaxing right outside your room with the stunning view. Occasionally you’d even see the wildlife such as an eagle fly by and deer grazing in the evening. The rooms were update and nice. At night you could hear the river running and periodically you could hear trains go by, which was relaxing to us but maybe not all. The breakfast each day was amazing and fueled us for our day.

20th anniversary getaway
NCtravlr77

Loved our stay. Stunning scenery and view of the river from our room (Cascade Falls) and from the multiple decks of the inn. Delicious breakfasts each morning. Truly was a perfect place for a quiet getaway. Jeanne and John were fabulous. Would love to return.

En Route to Richmond
Fatboyslimjim

Having just left the venerable BlackBerry Farm in Tennessee, our standards were pretty high. Innkeepers John and Jeannie were equal to the task. Cordial, genuine and relaxed hospitality, a great room with an outstanding view, and a breakfast that rivaled any we had at BF, we left happy we had made the choice to stop along our route at the Inn. Highly recommend.