Sugar Tree Inn

Manager: Kelly and Russell Fox
Address: 145 Lodge Trail Vesuvius, Virginia 24483
Phone: 540-377-2197
Rates: $148 - $268
Rooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Check In/Out: 3pm / 11am
Extra Person: $25
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High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a haven of natural beauty called The Sugar Tree. Set on twenty-eight wooded acres at 2800 feet, Virginia’s Low-Tech Blue Ridge Retreat is a place of peace, solitude and tranquility.

Named as one of the “Six Romantic Inns” by the “Washingtonian” and called “Mountain Magic” by “Hampton Roads”, The Sugar Tree is truly unique. Nestled on the western slope of the Blue Ridge Mts. less than 3/4 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the inn is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet, with Lexington and Staunton only 30 minutes away, cultural events, shopping, and great antiquing are nearby.

Activities galore. With two trails on the 28 acre property, the novice hiker does not have to stray far to experience nature. Spring bursts forth with the color of Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Trillium, and other mountain flowers. Summer finds the mountain air cooler and dryer than the valley below.

Although the rooms have air conditioners, they are rarely used. The fall colors are hard to describe. As for wildlife, guests have seen turkey, pheasant, deer, and numerous other species of birds and animals on the short loops about the inn.

Trails with names like Yankee Horse Trail, Indian Rocks, White Oak Flats, and Jump Mountain Trail are nearby. For the avid day hiker, trails abound in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Appalachian Trail can be accessed at several points less than 30 minutes from the inn. The highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, Crabtree Falls, is only 15 minutes away.

Books and maps abound in the living room and library of the lodge. For those less inclined to walk, we will assist you in finding a perfect road tour of Rockbridge or adjoining counties. Sights along the way include Rockbridge Vineyards, Buffalo Springs Herb Farm, Wade’s Mill, and walking suspension bridges in Goshen Pass. For those wanting live theater, the Lime Kiln and Black Friar Theatre are approximately 30 minutes away.

Accommodations are both spacious and cozy. Each guest room is individually themed and decorated. Built of 175+ year old logs taken from cabins, a store and a church in the Shenandoah Valley, the main lodge and one of the guest buildings offer the rustic feel of another time.

All guest rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and private baths.


Blue Ridge Mountain Winter Weekends

What's more relaxing than a weekend in the mountains?  How about a weekend in the mountains with no resposibilities, no where to be, snuggled up in front of a crackling wood fire while someone else cooks for you?  Interested? 


Then hide away with us this February and March and let us take care of you.  Come to us Friday night and we'll have warm soup and bread waiting for you.  A full country breakfast will be serve Saturday morning with endless tea and coffee.  Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains during the day, or go absolutely no where.  A sit-down dinner of salad, bread, and entree with two sides will be served Saturday night.  Local beer, wine, and dessert are always on hand, so ask us about it.  Then the night is yours: socialize in front of the lodge fire, play a game of cards, or put a puzzle together.  Rediscover the joys of tech-free entertainment.  Then Sunday morning we will fill you up one more time before we send you back to reality.

03 SugarTreeCountry

Limited availability.  All rooms have king beds and private bathrooms, two with whirlpool tubs.  One of the accommodations is a private cabin.

Price: $218 - $298
Valid 01/31/2020 thru 03/29/2020

Room Amenities:

  • AC, Central
  • Hair Dryer
  • Whirlpool/Jetted Tub
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Deck
  • Fireplace, Wood Burning
  • AC, Room
  • Bed, Twins
  • Bed, Queen
  • Bed, King
  • Bed, Full
  • Bathrobes
  • Bath, Private Ensuite

Inn Amenities:

  • Private Cottages
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Common Fireplace
  • Gardens
  • First Floor Rooms

Area Activities:

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Unique Shopping
  • Theater
  • Skiing
  • National & State Parks
  • Museums
  • Kayaking
  • Hunting
  • Historic Sites
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Galleries
  • Fishing
  • Fine Dining
  • Diving
  • Cideries
  • Canoeing
  • Breweries
  • Wineries

Geographic Settings:

  • Mountains
  • Rural

Well Suited For:

  • Business Meetings
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Group Getaways
  • Honeymoons
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Romantic Escape
  • Weddings

Food Services:

  • Breakfast, Full
  • Dinner Available
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Meal Options, Dairy Free
  • Meal Options, Gluten Free
  • Meal Options, Kosher
  • Meal Options, Vegan
  • Meal Options, Vegetarian

Inn Policies:

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Welcome
  • Smoking Outside Only