Notice regarding the Collins House Inn : At the end of July 2020 the Collins House Inn will be closing under the current ownership. Thank you all who have stayed at the Inn over the last 7 years.

COVID 19 statement: The Collins House Bed & Breakfast is open and following CDC guidelines as applied to lodging. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia no one with a fever of symptoms of Covid -19 , or known exposure to a Covid-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the Collins House Inn.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required  while staying within the 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? The Inn is a Song of the Mountain Official Lodging Venue. 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 Marion area and Southwest Virginia has some of the best fly fishing in the State. 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. Further information regarding Smyth County tourism highlights can be found online at The Collins House Inn is an ideal place for family gatherings, reunions, and retreats. Come and enjoy “America’s Coolest Hometown.”- offering a sense of complete uniqueness. Outdoor recreation, local shops and restaurants, artisan shops, and more!

Welcome home!

It is our pleasure to offer our guests a memorable and comfortable stay in our Award Winning  AAA  2019  Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping hotel award: that placed The Collins House Inn in  the top 25% of the 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels. For 2020 Travelmyth, awarded “The Collins House Inn” as the top accommodation in Marion .
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  • Five well-appointed guest rooms, each with a private in-room bathroom!
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multiple common rooms to relax or mingle with friends & other guests
  • A generous ‘back’ yard to soak up nature while relaxing in the Inn’s Gazebo
  • 2 short walking blocks to  historic downtown
  • STAY & PLAY PACKAGES–a favorite with guests (see our package offers)
  • The Lincoln & BarterTheaters, restaurants, and shopping
  • The Wayne Henderson School of Art & Music
  • Excellent hiking, biking, & motorcycle trails ( Back of the Dragon) close at hand
  • FlyFishing
  • 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 
  • Civil War history
  • Pet-free environment (including service animals)
  • Totally “Tobacco Free” no vap, cigarette, cigar, pipe smoking or chewing tobacco allowed in the Inn or on Inn property
  • Radient Heat thru out the Inn for the winter season
  • 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.

Innkeeper’s Corner: 

Collins House Inn Bed & Breakfast has updated its Privacy Policy effective May 23, 2018. 

The results of the annual Travelmyth awards for 2020 are out and Travelmyth has good news to share with the Inn!According to their hotel search algorithm, “The Collins House Inn” is now ranked as the top accommodation in Marion – congratulations!

The Collins House Inn offers a suitable alternative to hotel lodging. In time of a disaster we are also a registered member of the FEMA Emergency Lodging Assistance (ELA) Program Come stay with us and  Welcome Home!!!! Government rates now available. Collins House Inn LLC is now an approved property #VA5620 as listed on USFA’s web site at

Applicable Government rate is for single room occupancy only. Charges will apply for additional individuals occupying the same room. Breakfast charges are in accordance with travelers M & IE allowance Applicable Monday-Thursday. Please call (276) 781-0250 to book direct for the Government rate.


William, from WV left us with this memory: The poem “Sea Fever” by John Masefield ends with these lines: “And all I ask is a…quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.” You have graciously provided the pleasant accommodations to ensure that guests may enjoy quiet sleep and sweet dreams at The Collins House. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with others!

John Mc..We stayed three nights at The Collins House in September 2019 during a 12 day trip exploring the Blue Ridge area of Western and Southwest Virginia. I have to rate this B&B as the best we have ever stayed at, including those in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. The house is beautiful and the owners are wonderful. The location is great. We could walk to restaurants, the theater and historic sites. Also a very short drive to Hungry Mother State Park, where we enjoyed trail biking. I definitely recommend staying here on your visit through western Virginia. John Mc..

Lori Berning McEntee left another memory of their stay at the Inn “:Loved our weekend at the Collins House Inn. Mike was so kind to give us a tour of the house’s mechanics and patiently answered all our question about the house’s restoration. Our room was so comfortable. House is gorgeous. Breakfast was fantastic.”