The Depot Lodge

Hwy 311, Paint Bank, 24131, VA

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Once a train depot, this charming lodge has been renovated and converted into accommodations. There are a wide variety of accommodation styles from which families can choose. There is the main lodge, which feature a separate living room with a gas fireplace and a bedroom and bathroom. There are also glamping tents, log cabins, an airstream trailer, a train caboose and cottages. All of the accommodations offer televisions. Cell service and Wi-Fi can be limited here, but Wi-Fi is available in Swinging Bridge Restaurant, the onsite restaurant, and the main Depot Lodge building.

Our Editor Loves

  • Glamping opportunities
  • Stay inside a train caboose
  • Onsite restaurant

Family Interests

  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural

Family Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Onsite Dining


Unique lodging in a unique place!

by jgwisdom

Having only rolled through this small town once, we knew we wanted to come back and stay at the Lodge (which was the old train depot) and dine at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant across the street (same owners). We enjoyed both this weekend. We were on motorcycles and stayed in one of the four rooms in the Lodge itself, a room with two beds. Note: a couple of these rooms are upstairs and require climbing stairs, so ask if that is an issue for you (wasn't for us). We had the room with twin beds since it was two men on a motorcycle journey. Our private bathroom was across the hall from the bedroom (not a deal breaker but not perfect either), the other rooms have the bathroom inside the bedroom again, just so you know. Other bedrooms are more spacious but have one bed as well. They also have luxurious camping, or the caboose, or houses and even an antique Airstream camper too. Check out their website for all the details. We wanted to be within walking distance of the Swinging Bridge Restaurant for our meals, so we stayed in the lodge. Wonderful host, basically offering us anything in the lower level kitchen and living room that was stocked for guests. You could have a light cereal type breakfast there is you wanted, coffee is available, and snacks like popcorn for the day or evening. I had a cupcake that was awesome! We really enjoyed this adventure, just getting to it via scenic roads is worth a visit.

A Gem of a Hideaway

by Deborah B

We stayed in the caboose at the Depot and it was quite cool with our private little patio out back along a stream. Although a tiny town and mostly owned by the same woman, it is clean and spotless and beautifully landscaped everywhere. Theres a country store directly across the street for any of your needs as well as a full family restaurant. The main lidge is open for coffee all the time as well as some continental breakfast items. Our only disappointment was that we were told fresh pastries would be delivered around 7:30 and we got there at 7:30 and we, aling with another couple waited until 9:30 and no one showed. They also have Glamping tents available which are just gorgeous. We tried to book that online for this fall but rain into a gliche so I sent 2 messages to have someone phone me and no one ever did. If not for these 2 incidents, I would have given them a 5* rating.