Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, a town of approximately 42,620, in southwest Virginia, about an hour southwest of Roanoke. Blacksburg was established in 1798 by William Black on the thirty-eight and three-quarter acre tract that he laid out. The town consisted of a small grid of streets and lots—16 blocks in all. The original town was limited to the area bounded by present-day Draper Road, Jackson Street, Wharton Street, and Clay Street. The town and Virginia Tech is well-known for its safety and tight-knit community. In 2011, BusinessWeek named Blacksburg the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” and Southern Living named the town the “Best College Town in the South”.

Blacksburg situated on top of the Eastern Continental Divide and is the largest town in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nestled between the scenic Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, spectacular mountain views can be seen in the town and surrounding area. The area is excellent for outdoor activities such as boating, water skiing, golf, tennis, fishing and swimming in the New River and nearby lakes, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, caving and rock climbing. Blacksburg is a cultural hub featuring a lively performing arts community both at the University and within the community.  Live music frequents the many types of locally-owned restaurants and several town events and parades occur throughout the year.


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Nearby Lodging

As the largest hotel and conference center in Blacksburg, VA, the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center offers nearly 24,000 square feet of conference space, including a 700-seat ballroom, 10 conference rooms, and 147 hotel rooms and suites. 

Guests may choose from two main dining options: Preston’s, a full-service restaurant and the more informal Continental Divide Lounge. Two private dining rooms, the 1872 Salon and the Old Guard, are available for smaller groups.

The Inn is located on campus, across the street from Hahn Hall. For reservations call (540) 231-7577 or toll free (877) 200-3360. 

Other local lodging: 

Hilton Garden Inn (540) 552-5005

Main Street Inn (540) 552-6246

Courtyard Mariott (540) 552-5222

Comfort Suites (540) 552-5363

Comfort Inn Blacksburg (540) 951-1500

Days Inn Blacksburg Conference Center (2.7 miles from campus) (540) 951-1330

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Christiansburg (3.9 miles from campus) (540) 381-0500

Super 8 Christiansburg (4.5 miles from campus) (540) 382-5813

Holiday Inn Express Christiansburg (5 miles from campus) (540) 382-6500

Hampton Inn Christiansburg (5 miles from campus) (540) 381-2723

For More Information…

For more information on the Town of Blacksburg, Downtown Blacksburg, and the surrounding area, click on the links below:

The Town of Blacksburg

Downtown Blacksburg

The Blacksburg Partnership

Montgomery County, VA