by Terry Ward
The Bolling Wilson Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, allows families to stay in a part of history. This hotel was designed for First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson. President Woodrow Wilson’s second wife renovated and designed the hotel with her love story in mind. You’ll find yourself right near the historic downtown area, with lots of dining, shopping and entertainment attractions to choose from. Staying connected is easier than ever with free Wi-Fi provided throughout the property. In your room, you’ll find a walk-in shower, bubble tub and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A coffee maker is provided to make you feel right at home. The onsite Provisions Shoppe provides snacks, drinks and other gifts. Watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace. Onsite Graze On Main offers convenient and delicious meals. This is a pet-friendly hotel, perfect for the furriest members of the family.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Spacious rooms
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We were traveling to southwest Virginia and looking for a pet-tolerant property for a one-night stay. My wife saw several positive reviews of the Bolling Wilson Hotel and made our reservation. We arrived around seven in the evening and were greeted most warmly by a charming young lady at the reception desk. The nearby restaurant and bar was obviously a popular local watering hole. We learned later that it is a highly-recognized center of genuinely fine dining.
We knew we had picked a special place when we were given a small bag of goodies and toys for our dog, along with a water dish. The room was charming and very comfortable. The climate control unit was quiet! Everything was fresh and spotless. And the quiet atmosphere was most welcome. We both got a great night's rest.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely property to my best friend. Five stars all around.
Clearly a thoughtful restoration of a historic spot. This hotel is charming, comfortable (best bed I’ve slept on in a hotel maybe ever!), beautifully decorated and located in the center of town. Why stay in a standard highway hotel when a three-minute drive from I-81 or I-77 brings you to this oasis. You will be glad you did! And the restaurant in the hotel is fabulous!