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There are no accommodations within Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The closest is Fox Hill Inn, a bed-and-breakfast off Va. 16 near Troutdale (tel. 800/874-3313 or 540/677-3313; www.bbonline.com/va/foxhill).

The Virginia Creeper Trail ends in Abingdon, which has several hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.

Marion is the closest town to the area's center. Tops there is the General Francis Marion Hotel (tel. 877/783-4802 or 276/793-4800; www.gfmhotel.com), a lovingly restored 1927 commercial hotel on Main Street (U.S. 11) in the center of Marion's business district. On U.S. 11 north of downtown are the Best Western Marion (tel. 800/528-1234 or 540/783-3193), the EconoLodge Marion (tel. 800/553-2666 or 540/783-6031), and Rodeway Inn (tel. 877/424-6423 or 276/783-5112). The latter is a vintage one-story motel built in 1952 but still in good shape.

At the strategic intersection of I-81 and I-77 close to New River Trail State Park, Wytheville has more than 1,200 motel rooms, most in national chain establishments along the interstates. The largest concentration is at Exit 73 off I-81 (U.S. 11), where the Holiday Inn Wytheville (tel. 800/465-4329 or 276/228-5483) has its own restaurant. Also at Exit 73 is a Days Inn (tel. 800/325-2525 or 276/228-5500), Motel 6 (tel. 800/446-8356 or 276/228-7988), and Red Carpet Inn (tel. 800/251-1962 or 276/228-5525). Some rooms in the Days Inn, Motel 6, and Red Carpet Inn are virtually beside I-81 and are subject to traffic noise. You can also take Exit 73 to reach a parking lot-surrounded EconoLodge (tel. 800/424-4777 or 276/228-5517), about 1 mile to the south on U.S. 11.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.