• The Red Lantern Inn in historic Clifton Forge Virginia

    The Red Lantern Inn

  • The Red Lantern Inn in historic Clifton Forge Virginia Bed and Breakfast

    Casual Overnight Accommodation

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Call Us 540-797-5000

The Inn

The Red Lantern Inn is a 100 year old building in downtown Clifton Forge that has been totally renovated into casual overnight accommodations.   In addition to the 7 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, guests will share several common areas – living room with cable TV,  media room with cable TV and bar, fully stocked kitchen with coffee available, courtyard with gas grill, upstairs sun room,  front porch, laundry facilities  and WiFi.

The Inn is with walking distance of the Historic Masonic Theater and Amphitheater, Clifton Forge School of the Arts & The Mill, C&O Museum and Archives, Highlands Arts & Crafts Center and Gallery, Amtrak Station, Fire and Light Gallery, Restaurants, and Shops.

The Inn can be reserved by individual rooms, suite of two rooms or the entire Inn.  Special prices are offered for reservations of more than two rooms  for long term stays and for the entire building.  We also offer 10% Discount with ID to Military, Seniors (AARP) and  AAA Members .  The Red Lantern Inn is a great place for family reunions, class reunions, wedding parties and guests.

Reservations are required so you will need to contact us in one of the following ways: “Make a Reservation” link at the top of this site to book online. In addition, you can send us a message or you can call 540-797-5000.

The Red Lantern Inn was renovated and opened in 2010. and since that time has welcomed over 3,00 guests from 32 states and 10 countries.   Some guests have arrived by Amtrak to spend a weekend away from the city, touring the country by train, to visit relatives, to visit their hometown or to volunteer at the C&O Historical Society.   The entire Inn has been reserved for Family Reunions, Weddings, Graduations, Parties and Homecoming and Mid Winter Formals at VMI.  Since we don’t live on site, we encourage the guests to make themselves at home.

I am still excited about bringing overnight accommodations back to downtown Clifton Forge and hope that you will stop by and see us when you are in the area.

Jo Ann Carter Henson, Owner/Innkeeper       Robin Bolton, Innkeeper



Rates are based on double occupancy. A quality twin air mattress is available for children 12 and under with prior notice.  No charge for children under 12 staying in a parents (grandparents) room.  The Inn is Pet Friendly and there is an additional $10 per night fee for pets.  We would prefer that guests with pets reserve one of the two rooms downstairs.

Six rooms –  $89+tax per night

  • 4 Queen bedrooms
  • 1 room King bedroom
  • 2 room with two Twin beds

One room – $109+tax per night

  • King bedroom with a full private bath

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