Discover Downtown Roanoke 15 Minutes from Our Hotel
Whether you’re flying into Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) or driving along I-81, the Country Inn & Suites provides a comfortable spot for you to rest and sightsee. Catch your breath in your room or suite
before exploring an array of things to do in downtown Roanoke, home to antique shops, restaurants and the Center in the Square. If you prefer the scenic route, spend some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway or head up to the Roanoke Star in Mill Mountain Park to marvel at stunning views of the city below. Are you visiting a college student or touring campuses? Hollins University is only five minutes from the hotel, and Roanoke College is within a 15-minute drive.
- Walrond Park (0.5 miles)
Pack up the family and head to Walrond Park for a round of disc golf, a picnic and a scenic stroll around the pond. This hidden gem behind the hotel has a boardwalk overlooking the wetlands and is home to one of the state’s only Soap Box Derby tracks.
Phone: +1 (540) 387-6078
- Blue Ridge Parkway (10 miles)
This beautiful stretch of highway along the Blue Ridge Mountains offers fantastic views you won’t find anywhere else. Pull off the road and follow one of the meandering footpaths to get the full experience.
Phone: +1 (540) 427-1800
- Roanoke Star and Overlook (12 miles)
Originally built as a Christmas decoration in 1949, this star has since become the iconic symbol of Roanoke. The overlook also provides a breathtaking view of the city below and the mountains beyond.
Phone: +1 (540) 342-6025
- Center in the Square (9 miles)
This facility features something for everyone, such as Opera Roanoke, the Ballet Theatre, the History Museum of Western Virginia and more. Visit the Science Museum of Western Virginia to walk through a butterfly garden, an aquarium and a planetarium.
Phone: +1 (540) 342-5700
- Downtown Roanoke (9 miles)
Explore this charming area featuring one of Virginia’s oldest open-air markets—the City Market. Be sure to try the mouthwatering burgers and barbecue at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill.
Phone: +1 (540) 342-2028
- Eleanor D. Wilson Museum (1.5 miles)
Part of Hollins University, this museum was named for the former graduate and successful Broadway actress who funded it. Eleanor Delaney “Siddy” Wilson’s wish was for her alma mater to have a world-class art museum to share with students and the greater southwestern Virginia community.
Phone: +1 (540) 362-6532
- Taubman Museum of Art (9 miles)
Stop by the Taubman Museum of Art to browse rotating exhibitions and the facility’s permanent collection, which features works by early American artists and contemporary pieces by John Cage.
Phone: +1 (540) 342-5760
Sports and Entertainment:
- Berglund Center (9.5 miles)
Head to the Berglund Center to catch a musical performance, a stand-up comedy special or a Virginia Tech men’s ice hockey game.
Phone: +1 (540) 853-2241
- James I. Moyer Sports Complex (10 miles)
This facility hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year and offers horseshoe pits, children’s playgrounds and sheltered picnic areas for families to enjoy.
Phone: +1 (540) 375-4021
- Salem Civic Center (10 miles)
This 7,000-seat arena plays host to the NCAA Division III men’s basketball semifinals and championship game in addition to concerts, rodeos, circuses and more.
Phone: +1 (540) 375-3004
- Hollins University (2 miles)
This university has been providing higher education for women since its founding in 1842. The school boasts a rigorous writing program, which has produced a Pulitzer Prize winner and a poet laureate.
Phone: +1 (800) 456-9595
- Roanoke College (8.5 miles)
Don't miss your chance to tour the campus of this college, consistently ranked as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the country.
Phone: +1 (540) 375-2500
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) (4.5 miles)
Phone: +1 (540) 362-1999