Clay Corner Inn
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Clay Corner Inn is a friendly, comfortable B&B in downtown Blacksburg next to the Virginia Tech campus. The staff warmly welcomes visitors from around the world. Eight guest rooms with regional themes offer the comforts of home, amenities of a hotel and friendly, casual atmosphere of a small inn. The property is smoke free and dog friendly. All guest rooms have private bath, luxury towels, expanded cable TV, clock radio, wireless internet, writing table and chair, abundant amenities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, king or queen bed. We now have a Business Center.The swimming pool is open May - September. A 6.5-mile walking trail begins outside the front door. Tennis and golf are within a mile.
A full breakfast is served each morning and features the inn's own cereal recipes, fruit and freshly baked muffins, scones and coffeecakes, as well as a hot entree like cheese blintzes, stuffed French toast with raspberry sauce or Philly eggs and bacon. There's a cookie bar every Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm.
Meetings, weddings, dinners, showers, small events available by special arrangement with the innkeeper.
Blacksburg, founded in 1798, is highly rated for its quality of life. Virginia Tech has one of the largest contiguous college campuses in the nation and is well known for its dedicated cadet corps, ACC sports programs and cutting edge technology education and research.
Clay Corner Inn guests enjoy restaurants and coffee shops, the historic Lyric theatre playing first-run movies, bookstores and interesting small shops. Wineries, hiking trails, antiques and scenic drives can be found in surrounding counties.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Nicky & Rick for sharing their secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
This has various answers to it: Mostly Parents of Virginia Tech students, but we also get a lot of outdoor sporting people who come for hiking, biking, water sports & more.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Known for: Warm hospitality, great food, clean rooms and excellent service. Unique: Location and European flair Love our Inn: We draw fantastic, friendly guests!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Virginia Tech University & the Moss Center for the Arts.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
That we are unique and very different from other B&Bs.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our proximity to outdoor activities.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit the multiple Wineries in the area, enjoy a Reiki session, go to a show at the Center for the Arts, go Hiking to the Cascade falls, visit Floyd, do some kind of water activity, golf etc.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Plenty; the village with all its shops & restaurants, Virginia Tech campus, opposite the Huckleberry trail perfect for hiking, biking and jogging, library, Center for the Performing Arts.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
"The Cellar" with wonderful Greek, Italian & American food with over 100 beers.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
8 = 2 King suites + 1 Queen suite + 5 Queens
Do you accept pets?
Yes we do. We have 1 dog friendly guest room with a dog policy shown on our website.
Reasons to Stay at the Clay Corner Inn
Perfect for the Just Married, Anniversaries, Parent's alone time and more.
We have the perfect setting for you. You can stay in the VirginiaZen room, decorated in Moroccan red & black with a mosquito net curtain cascading over the bed. We also have packages that include arriving at the Clay Corner Inn to find a romantic candlelight 3 course meal waiting for you in our European style dining area. Then melt into the comfort of our Comphy Sheets and awaken to a home cooked gourmet breakfast and spend the day by the Pool (from April to October) or by the fireplace (cold months) relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
Girls Get- A-Way
Perfect for Best Friends, Mothers & Daughters, Sisters, Just Graduated and more.
Clay Corner Inn is situated minutes walking distance from the hub of downtown Blacksburg where you can find dancing, live music, restaurants and plenty of bars to enjoy a girl's night out. During the day you can either relax in the garden & pool area or in one of the 3 living rooms we have in the Inn. We also have packages such as Fondue & Film where you can watch a film and be served a warm chocolate fondue with fruit & marshmallows.. Yummy! We can also bring in a massage therapist or Nicky can give you a Reiki session if you are looking for some "Me Time".
Perfect for the Hiker, Cyclist, Swimmer, Canoeist, Kayaker, Fishermen/women, Golfer and more.
Just around the corner of the Clay Corner Inn you'll find the New River where you can go fishing, canoeing, kayaking or just cruise down the river watching the amazing wildlife.
If you are a Hiker then you'll find the following fantastic hiking trails minutes from the Inn:
- Huckleberry Trail : 6 mile hike / Across the strt / Walk as long as you like scenic walk / Easy
- Pandapas Pond: Depending which path you take / 14mins car / Pond for hiking, horse riding, & more / Easy
- -Kelly Knob Overlook: 2 mile hike / 25mins car / Overlook along the Appalachian Trail / Moderate
- Angels Rest overlook: 4.6 mile hike / 26mins car / Scenic overlook of the New River Valley / Hard
- The Cascades: 4 mile hike / 30mins car / 69' waterfall cascading into a pool / Moderate
- Dismal Falls: 1 mile hike / 35mins car / 40ft width waterfall with a 12ft drop / Easy
- McAfee Knob: 4.4 mile hike / 42mins car / 270 panoramic view of Catawba valley / Hard
At very close proximity to the Clay Corner Inn you'll find the River Course golf course or the Castle Rock golf course both very scenic and fund courses to play on.
WE CAN HELP YOU ORGANIZE YOUR ADVENTURE TRIP!
Wine, Cider & Brewery Trips
Have fun seeing and learning about all the Virginia wines at our local wineries.
Come stay at the Clay Corner Inn and use it as your base to visit the following local wineries in the area:
- Chateau Morrisette Winery : 1hr drive / Floyd
- Villa Appalaccia Winery: 1hr drive / Floyd
- AmRhein Winery: 58mins / Bent Mountain
- Beliveau Estate Winery: 27mins / Blacksburg
- Bull & Bones Brewing: 4mins / Blacksburg
- The Cellar Brewing: 2mins / Blacksburg
- Foggy Ridge Cider: 1hr drive / Blue Ridge
Virginia Tech Stays
Parents, Interviewees, Professors, Speakers, Graduations, Orientations, Move-Ins, Parents Day, Alumni Reunions and all other VTech activities.
Here at the Clay Corner Inn in Blacksburg we can take care of your Virginia Tech travel. This is the perfect place to stay because we are in walking distance of Lane Stadium, Cassell Coliseum, Dorms and all the different halls and teaching buildings. The drill field & Burruss Hall are only 5mins walking distance from the Inn.
Virginia Tech Football Games
Come stay whether it's for home or away games. Soccer, Basketball, Football, Baseball, etc...
Clay Corner Inn has become the "Place to Stay" for the VT home games because we have the space for tailgating & parking your car during stay without having to move it until you leave. We are literally up the street, 2 mins walking distance from all the Stadiums. Guests can arrive and walk to the stadium & then walk to downtown Blacksburg for dinner & celebrations.
This year we are also offering the televised "Away Games" at our normal B&B rates. You can come and enjoy, nachos and beer or wine and cheese whilst enjoying the game on a 42" TV. You'll still be able to feel the Hokie spirit in the town and enjoy the night life too.
Holistic Healing Weekends & Vacations
If you feel you need to pamper yourself or a loved one then we can create the perfect package for you.
At the Clay Corner Inn Blacksburg we can offer many different kinds of relaxation treatments, such as:
- Reiki healing
- Many kinds of massage treatments: Thai, Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue and more.
- Yoga classes
Why not come for a couple of days and let us organize the right healing method to suit your needs.
This is for the Yoga, Reiki or any other instructor looking for a place to hold a retreat!
Because the Clay Corner Inn is designed in such a way that we can rent out a house (3 rooms, kitchen & living area) or the entire 8 bedroom bed & breakfast for you to hold a retreat. You invite your students to book a room here and we let you use the space we have on the property to hold your classes. We would be more than glad to help you organize your event.
Anniversaries & Birthdays
We can make that special event even better!
Let us know that it is a special event for you and we can help you make it even better! You can choose from a romantic evening with wine & cheese in your room, by the swimming pool in the summer or by the fireplace in the winter. We can also offer you a candlelit gourmet dinner or you can surprise your loved one with petals, chocolates, roses & champagne in your room upon arrival.
Bachelorette Weekends & Baby Showers
Why not organize a get-a-way wedding or baby shower.
We have the space, just waiting for you to fill it with your party. You can hold it by the pool, in our garden or in one of our living areas in one of our houses.
Rent out the Clay Corner Inn for your wedding stay!
We can offer you 1 whole house (3 rooms + kitchen + living area) for a small get together or all of our 8 rooms, 3 houses, covered porch, zen garden, pool & decks for your elopement celebration. We can organize a small reception of around 30 people maximum.
Snowbirds & Sunbirds Stop-offs
Whether you are going north or south we are the perfect stop off place to stay.
Travelling in a car is always tedious and what better place to stay for a rest than the Clay Corner Inn. You can stop off here for the night and enjoy a relaxing night's stay in our ComphySheets and Simmons, Beautyrest or World Class luxury beds. Take a swim in the pool during summer months to ease the aches of sitting down for hours or ask for a massage or reiki session to relax those aching muscles.
Clay Corner Inn has 1 Dog Friendly room (Cascade Suite)
$40 per dog / per stay per stay
Max 2 dogs totalling no more than 50lb.
- Must be at least 10mths old, be on regular flea and tick prevention & rabies
- Cannot be left alone in a guest room unless crated. The fee will be charged if your dog is not crated whilst alone in a room.
- Can enjoy breakfast with mom & dad on the porch
- Must walk off the Clay Corner Inn grounds
- Can enjoy the Huckleberry Trail, 6.5 mile walking trail, ½ block away
- Should have all paws on the floor (not on beds or furniture)
- Simply can’t join the breakfast guests
- Must always be connected to a person via a leash on the property
- Should encourage their owners to be kind and considerate so dog(s) can come again!
- Dogs are not invited to swim in the pool. The pool is for our 2 legged guests only
- A fee of $300 will be charged if guests do not abide by this dog policy during their stay and even after checking-out