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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 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. 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 Diamond Collection and AAA Diamond Award-winning bed and breakfast by offering:
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  • 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
  • Walking distance 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 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 everywhere
    • Watch for our 1st Ghost Walk , 2016
  • Civil War history
  • Pet-free environment
  • Totally smoke-free inn
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • 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:

The Innkeepers have been busy getting ready for 2016 travelers to SW Virginia. The Inn is the perfect place for people to celebrate special occasions, whether it be a party, dinner, or family get together. Make your plans now. We have been busy working in the yard. We have picked up the winter debris, transplanted plants, added plants, and the garden is in. The strawberries and blackberries are blooming, and their fruits should be ready to pick in June. A mother bird has decided that one of the ferns hanging in the gazebo is a perfect place for her nest. I discovered this when she flew out of the gazebo when I entered. As far as I can tell, there are 3 hungry mouths in the nest. The Collins House is home to our fathered friends.

Traveling the Hwy 81 corridor this spring season has just become more enjoyable when you stay at the Collins House Inn Exit 45, Marion’s #1 Bed & Breakfast.

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. 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!

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.”