Welcome to The Collins House Inn
What is your passion? Is it hiking or biking on pristine trails surrounded by spectacular sights Nature has provided? Or is it music that stirs your soul and The Song of the Mountain is in your bones? Motorcyclists—are you up to the challenge of the Back of the Dragon? Maybe you just want to ‘get away’ and treat yourself and that special someone. The Collins House Inn in Marion, VA, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia and just off I-81, is your perfect destination. From Marion, you are ‘stone’s throw’ from both Hungry Mother State Park and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area where the highest peak in Virginia can be found—and experience the view from Whitetop Mountain. The Collins House Inn is an ideal place for family gatherings, reunions, and retreats. We have the facilities available for small business meetings.
It is our pleasure to offer our guests a memorable and comfortable stay in our BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection and AAA Diamond Award-winning bed and breakfast by offering:
- Five well-appointed guest rooms, each with private in-room bath
- Wireless Internet
- Multiple common rooms to relax or mingle with friends & other guests
- A generous ‘back’ yard to soak up nature
- A full, hearty breakfast
- Our premier catered dinners return in 2015
- Walking distance to historic downtown
- The Lincoln & BarterTheater, restaurants, and shopping
- The Wayne Henderson School of Art & Music
- Excellent hiking, biking, & motorcycle trails close at hand
- Access to Lifetime Wellness Center
- Several Virginia wineries in the area
- NASCAR racing only 51 minutes away
- Lodging for either April or August NASCAR events require a 2 day min.stay
- Sightseeing everywhere
- Watch for our 1st Ghost Walk , Fall 2015
- Civil War history
- Pet-free environment
- Totally smoke-free inn
- A gazebo for that special occasion such as a wedding or vow renewal
Innkeepers Susan &; Mike Edwards extend an invitation to you to stay at The Collins House Inn and experience Southwest Virginia. Our guest rooms are luxurious, and our breakfasts are memorable. We are dedicated to detail and warm hospitality. You will discover The Collins House Inn is a hallmark experience and a wonderful inviting alternative to typical hotel lodging…even if you are just passing through and Marion is on the way to your destination.
Summer has come to Southwest Virginia. The gardens are planted and growing with aid from Mother Nature in the way of heat, humidity, and rain. Last year, in June, there was very little rain. This year, the rain gods have provided. The strawberries are finished, but the blackberry and raspberry bushes are bearing and will provide fresh berries to serve our guests. And the rest of the garden will provide enough produce to share. The Innkeepers are keeping busy and enjoying the company of guests from all over the US and from as far away as the UK and South Africa. Even though we are busy, we are taking time out to explore our area of Virginia and to discover some of SW Virginia’s fly fishing hideaways. Some of our evenings will be spent traveling to watch rookie league baseball-really fun baseball.
During the spring season, the innkeepers will be busy working on new packages that will be available for the spring & summer season. We will be offering packages involving fly-fishing, golf, wine, and dinner in different combinations along with Barter Theater packages so stayed tuned to our website.
Julie & Ian from Norwich Norfolk, UK, titled their review of The Collins House, “Simply The Best. Mike and Susan are fantastic hosts; nothing was too much trouble for them, They made us very welcome in their warm and friendly home. The house is immaculate and we thoroughly enjoyed Susan’s stories about the history of The Collins House Inn. We very much enjoyed talking to Mike, a lovely man. We have traveled to many places and stayed in many B&B’s and as the title says, this one is The Best, an excellent place to stay. Perfect. The home made breakfasts were delicious. We will fondly remember our stay here as one of the best. Thank you to our fellow travelers from Ohio-a charming group of motorcyclists with whom we spent a memorable and enjoyable weekend. We hope to see you all in the future. Thank you Mike and Susan.”
Dorine & Kevin from Roswell, GA write, “We looked for a midway stop from Atlanta to Baltimore and were so lucky to find The Collins House. We were greeted with warm hospitality, a beautiful, spotlessly clean inn, and a marvelously comfortable bed. To say nothing about the breakfast! What a fabulous start to the new day. Thank you, Susan and Mike.”
Sue & Bill from Dandridge, TN write: “Each fall, 4 of our cousins and spouses have taken a trip to interesting destinations. We have stayed in a number of B & B’s. We must tell you that The Collins House Inn is one of our favorites, and we will return. Breakfasts were splendid and the hospitality of Mike and Susan was so genuine and sincere. Thank you both for a very special family time! P.S. I love the dog, Sophie.”