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Roanoke vacation rentals

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Apartment in Roanoke
Historic Rooftop Suite Downtown
*NOW WITH FREE ON-SITE PARKING* Welcome to our newly renovated, historic one-bedroom loft apartment nestled in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia. This exquisite property, with its unique blend of past and present, offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking a getaway that combines comfort, style, and a dash of adventure. This apartment is located in the west end of downtown Roanoke with a picturesque rooftop patio featuring views of the Mill Mountain Star and Downtown Roanoke.
$85 per night
Apartment in Roanoke
This home sits on a private hilltop home, situated right in Downtown Roanoke, a 1 minute drive to any place downtown, a 10 minute walk, or a $4.80 Uber! Enjoy being the only house in the area with it's own private parking. Home sleeps 4 people. Everything has been COMPLETELY gutted and renovated from the bottom up. Brand new bathroom with RAINFALL shower head, tank less hot water heater (unlimited hot water, take as long of a shower as needed). Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances.
$99 per night
Guesthouse in Roanoke
The Gardener's Cabin at Bent Oaks Manor
The Gardener's Cabin is the perfect "pitstop" centrally located in Roanoke's historic Old Southwest District, approximately one mile from the center of Downtown Roanoke. It provides up to two guests with a safe, private and convenient place to spend a night or two while enjoying Roanoke. This 200 square foot bungalow is situated in a secluded courtyard behind Bent Oaks Manor and once housed the family's gardener when the property was built in 1910. Dog friendly, but no cats!
$81 per night

Stay near Roanoke's top sights

Valley View Mall32 locals recommend
Mill Mountain Star181 locals recommend
Tanglewood Mall5 locals recommend
Explore Park43 locals recommend
Elmwood Park19 locals recommend
Taubman Museum of Art100 locals recommend

Weekly rentals in Roanoke

Guest suite in Roanoke
Coffee with the cows 🐃.
Aug 7 – 14
$90 per night
Home in Roanoke
Cozy & convenient: firepit, hammock, I-81, airport
Oct 1 – 8
$88 per night
Cabin in Roanoke
The Magical Cabin on Back Creek
Apr 18 – 25
$206 per night
Home in Roanoke
Luxury Apartment in woods
Jul 12 – 19
$55 per night
Home in Cave Spring
Home Sweet Home Roanoke
Jan 9 – 16
$97 per night
Apartment in Salem
Private 2 bedroom Apt. close to Interstate 81
Jun 25 – Jul 2
$84 per night
Cottage in Bent Mountain
Cozy cottage in the Blue Ridge
Oct 1 – 8
$105 per night
Guest suite in Roanoke
Horse-pitality in the Hills of Roanoke
Mar 19 – 26
$92 per night
Loft in Roanoke
Modern 1BR Upper Unit Downtown Roanoke
Feb 21 – 28
$117 per night
Guest suite in Roanoke
Boxley Hills Retreat
Jul 9 – 16
$59 per night
Cabin in Roanoke
Falling Pines Historic Cabin
Apr 5 – 12
$182 per night
Loft in Buchanan
Edifica REX
Aug 17 – 24
$67 per night

Your guide to Roanoke

All About Roanoke

Surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is the largest city along the world-famous Appalachian Trail — a major draw for visitors to this area of Southwest Virginia. During Prohibition, the area was known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. Craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries are still a local fixture here, and you can make your way along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail to get a taste of the scene.

Roanoke is a mountain-biking haven. Whether you’re a newbie looking for a half-hour ride at Carvins Cove or a pro in search of a full day’s adventure at Mill Mountain Park, there’s a trail for everyone. Alongside its outdoor attractions, Roanoke is also an artistic community. You’ll find plenty of musicians and actors performing live while painters and sculptors stock the region’s galleries, boutiques, and museums, including the futuristic-looking Taubman Museum of Art with its 77-foot peaked glass atrium.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Roanoke

The best time to book Roanoke vacation rentals is in the fall, when you can expect pleasant temperatures and foliage exploding with color. There are also two big festivals nearby in September. Olde Salem Days in downtown Salem is one of Virginia’s largest arts and craft festivals and includes live music, food, and classic cars. The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival showcases wineries in the region and the Shenandoah Valley.

December through February, temperatures hover around freezing, which makes the ice skating rink in Elmwood Park a popular place. Hot summer days see many kayakers on the many rivers in the area, along with scenic hikes in mountains and parks — just remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water.

Top things to do in Roanoke

Natural Bridge State Park

A road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the most scenic routes in the United States, with plenty to see along the way. Less than an hour north of Roanoke, stop off at Natural Bridge State Park to walk under the main feature, a 215-foot-tall rock arch above the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, and learn about the area’s heritage at the Monacan Indian Living History Exhibit, a re-created interpretive village.

Smith Mountain Lake

Around an hour southeast of town, Smith Mountain Lake is a popular summer destination, where you can admire the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains from the water. Rental services offer equipment for water-skiing, fishing, and sailing, or you can simply cruise along on a pontoon. If you’re staying on dry land, there are golf courses, restaurants, and shops within easy reach.

Upper James River Trail

More than 50 miles of the Upper James River have Virginia Scenic River status, boasting placid waters as well as Class I and II rapids. Launch from Buchanan, a 30-minute drive from Roanoke, where you can rent fishing gear, get kitted out for a relaxing day’s tubing, or book a guided trip. Look out for herons at the water’s edge and bald eagles overhead.

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