Cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is the premier Eastern destination for those seeking a city influenced by the wilderness and a base to explore it. Founded in 1882, Roanoke has played a major role in the metropolitan development of Western Virginia. Visitors of all kinds are certain to find something charming about this gem of Appalachia.
Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway: A destination unto itself, the parkway is a scenic highway connecting the Shenandoah National Park and The Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Visit the Taubman Art Museum: A comprehensive collection of some of the best in American artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to the best in local and Southern folk art. The museum also houses the Roanoke children’s theater which produces four shows a year that are geared towards a family audience.
Visit the Blue Ridge Beerway! Virginia’s microbrew scene is one of the state’s best kept secrets, and Roanoke boasts some of the best taprooms in the state! Microbreweries are a great way to get exposure to locals who are passionate about the community and its history in addition to supporting local businesses that make towns like Roanoke unique. Roanoke also has some of the country’s best jazz, blues, and bluegrass performances year round in many of its downtown bars and clubs.
Take a stroll through the Old Southwest neighborhood, a well preserved sampling of late 19th century architecture featuring beautiful homes and local businesses. The best time to walk around is in the late afternoon and early evening, when the sun sets slowly behind old growth trees and illuminates the old wood and porches of the neighborhoods exquisite homes.
Within city limits there are 18 miles of greenway alongside streams and through forests and fields, perfect for hiking and biking! The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, accessible through the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a regional outdoor favorite. The park offers fishing, camping opportunities, hikes for all skill levels, and scenic bike trails. Shenandoah National Park, also accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers camping, hiking, and educational opportunities.
Tripping.com features 221 rentals in Roanoke designed to fit all budgets! Stay in the middle of town or further away from the city in a charming cottage. Wherever you choose to call home, you’ll enjoy coming back after a day of exploring the outdoors.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg airport is only about 3 and a half miles from downtown Roanoke, so transport to and from the airport is always quick and affordable. Charlottesville is approximately two hours away, and Richmond (another good city to fly in and out of) is three hours away. Consider renting a car so that you can explore the surrounding scenic areas with more ease.
Save hundreds with a vacation home rental from Tripping.com and forget the hotel room. For the ultimate getaway, Roanoke offers 34 affordable vacation rentals with a price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Prices in Roanoke start at an average price of $108 a night with long-term rentals averaging $25 a month.These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities, so you’ll feel right at home. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 24 of Roanoke’s rentals offer high speed WiFi Internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 6 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 20 vacation home rentals.Traveling with your dog or cat? Choose from 8 pet-friendly rentals in Roanoke that allow you to bring your extended family along.Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your pets. Many properties allow you to book directly online, so once you find that perfect vacation rental, you’ll be all set to go!
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Roanoke where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, Booking.com, and HomeAway. There are 10 HRS Holidays rentals, 8 Booking.com short term rentals and 6 HomeAway vacation rentals.