Destination guide

A college town surrounded by natural beauty

Blacksburg is perhaps best known as the site of the Virginia Tech campus. This esteemed temple of learning is the reason so many people visit and call the area home, and it’s also why Blacksburg is home to a pumping music scene, not to mention brewpubs, easy-going eateries, rib-tickling comedy nights, and avant-garde jam sessions. That said, a Blacksburg vacation rental won’t just put college town frivolity on your doorstep – it’ll also make a great base for getting out and exploring rural Virginia and the epic Appalachian Trail, so be sure to pack some comfortable walking boots to make the most of this dramatic landscape.

Things to do

Culture and history in Blacksburg

One of the main cultural hubs near Blacksburg vacation rentals is the Moss Arts Center. Part of Virginia Tech, it’s a popular venue which puts on performances of time-honored classical music as well as more experimental, contemporary works, not to mention painting and photography exhibitions. Fancy a spot of time travel? Head to the Historic Smithfield Plantation, which was once home to legendary colonial pioneer William Preston. This elegant property was once a center of political and social intrigue, and the costumed guides will take you on a tour through the 18th century in this impeccably preserved slice of the past. The kitchen garden, with its array of plants that would have been recognizable to the original inhabitants, is especially fascinating.


Hiking haven in Blacksburg

You don’t have to go far from your Blacksburg vacation rental to enjoy a scenic wander. The Huckleberry Trail is a greenway that meanders right through the town, and is perfect for runners, mountain bikers, or anyone who just fancies a leisurely amble on a sunny day. You can also explore Heritage Park and the Ellet Valley Recreational Area, whose lush, green thickets cover well over 100 acres. After working up an appetite, you can head for downtown Blacksburg – a quaint district of red-brick buildings and 19th-century streetlamps where you’ll find an eclectic assortment of restaurants tucked alongside pretty art galleries and antique stores.


Sunny outings in Blacksburg

There’s no denying things can get pretty hot in Blacksburg during the summer months. Yet, thanks to the area’s elevation, it’s significantly cooler and more comfortable than other parts of the state. And the yellow rays of the sun really do bring out the beauty of the surrounding area. If you’re eager to take advantage of the great hiking opportunities, booking Blacksburg vacation rentals for late spring and summer is recommended.

Natural features

Appalachian adventures near Blacksburg

Blacksburg is nestled between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains, and hikers won’t be able to resist heading out to see the dramatic, undulating landscape for themselves. The community’s proximity to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests – home to deer, bald eagles, and bobcats – is a big plus, and it’s also well worth taking a day trip out to McAfee Knob. This is one of the most famous, and most photographed, spots on the whole Appalachian Trail. Hike up to its iconic, rock ledge for sweeping views over the Catawba Valley, and tick one more thing off your bucket list.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Blacksburg

The nearest airport is in Roanoke, VA (ROA-Roanoke Regional), located 25 mi (40.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Blacksburg, VA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Blacksburg. From 57 Houses to 22 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Blacksburg for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Blacksburg?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Blacksburg. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virginia Tech University: 50 vacation rentals
  • Lyric Theatre: 87 vacation rentals
  • Lane Stadium: 87 vacation rentals
  • Historic Smithfield Plantation: 89 vacation rentals
  • Cassell Coliseum: 87 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blacksburg listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Blacksburg?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 57 Houses in Blacksburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Blacksburg include:

  • Cabins: 22 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Blacksburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 71 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Blacksburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.