We were delighted to walk into the beautiful Collins House Inn while traveling home on 81 through Virginia. This beautiful gem in Marion, VA is worth the stay. Mike and Susan, the innkeepers, welcomed us and were so helpful in steering us to a good place to eat. We arrived late and were able to walk up the street to a get a bite to eat at 27 Lions. Susan made us a delicious blueberry pancake breakfast and Mike filled us in on the area and the history of the house. They made us feel like friends.
Traveling thru on I-81, chose Collins House to stay for 1 night. Marion is a quaint, very nice town, with obvious care taken by the residents to make it a welcoming place to visit. Collins house is a beautifully restored older home very close to "downtown", a grand old home with lots of character. Our room was beautiful, with all details taken care of to a high level. Owners were most gracious, breakfast was perfect - not the typical country greasy bacon, eggs and grits but a light waffle with fresh fruit, Only gripe (minor) is that the A/C system was set a bit on the warm side for the summer heat (90+) and sun load, and it took until about 3AM for the room to cool to a comfortable sleeping temperature. We will visit again and highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a nice getaway.
Loved staying in this historic home while looking at properties in the area. Especially enjoyed being able to walk downtown to restaurants and shops. The hosts were very friendly and conversive and the breakfast was delicious!!
We stayed at The Collins House three nights over our last stay and our experience was nothing short of wonderful. This was our second time staying with them, and each time has gotten better. Mike and Susan are very nice people and they make wonderful breakfast. Please look them up if you are planning on staying in the area.
I enjoyed the beauty of this stately home. The owners were very friendly and provided historic information about the home and the area. The breakfast was delicious and consisted of Belgian Waffles with fresh strawberries and cream, sausage links, coffee, and juice. I loved the fact that we could walk one block to nice restaurants. The Blue Merle Sheltie was a bonus!!
My husband and I travel a lot and always try to stay in B&Bs. I can truthfully say the Collins House was one of the very best place we have ever stayed! The home has been exquisitely restored, the grounds are lovely, the location for touring Southwest Virginia is perfect and our hosts were friendly and informative. We highly recommend the Collins House¿¿¿¿
I booked a room for my husband and me but I didn't think to tell Mike and Susan, the proprietors, that we were arriving on motorcycles. When we arrived, Mike immediately offered top let us park our bikes in their garage! How wonderful! From the start they were wonderful hosts. The breakfast the next morning was homemade Belgian waffles with fresh farmer's market strawberries and cream. I could stay there for weeks!
Mike and Susan are the best....my husband and I were so impressed with their hospitality and helpfulness. We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary and Mike got us a dinner reservation at the Best Place in the area....The Tavern in Abingdon. The next night he arranged tickets for the Stage II Theater in Abingdon.The breakfasts were delicious and they always joined the guests for morning conversation. Accommodations exquisite and the decor outstanding!!!!! Highly recommended!!!
What a wonderful place! I had to take care of some personal business in the area and Susan, Mike & Sophie turned an anticipated stressful time into a pleasant quiet and calming experience. The grounds and my room were so lovely and the overall decor was beautifully decorated, including many of the owner’s personal touches. The breakfasts - oh my! Susan & Mike were very thoughtful about meeting my requests, and their own choices & recipes were outstanding. The food was exquisitely presented and absolutely delicious. For most days of my stay I lingered longer at the breakfast table than normal! I was inspired by their stories and their work ethic. There is a phrase posted on one of their walls and I took the words to heart, basically to “enter as a guest but leave as a friend”. I highly recommend the Collins House Inn to anyone wanting a truly 5-star experience and treatment. Looking forward to returning one day.
Loved the stay at the inn. Was just like being in your own home. Susan and Mike were very kind. I was volunteering at a Remote Area Medical event and they opened up their Bed and Breakfast for several of the volunteers. It is the most welcoming place that I have stayed at and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Hope to be able to stay there again. Thanks for all that you did for RAM and the volunteers.
We were traveling from Texas back to Washington DC and wanted a quiet, warm and luxurious place to stay. The Collins House Inn was all of those and more. We wish we had more time to spend at the Inn.
Last weekend was our second time at the Collins House Inn. We were greeted like old friends. The rooms are so beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Each day we had a an excellent breakfast which was not only very good but the presentation was a pleasure to see. We will return to this B&B. Marge and Walt Routt
My husband and I stayed last march for our 3rd wedding anniversary. Just a little romantic get away.The owners Susan and Mike succeeded our expectations and were warm and inviting. They took care of everything, we lacked nothing. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!
Stayed in the Ella suite. Very nice. Had the inn to ourselves. Very peaceful. Mike and Susan were very friendly. Great blueberry pancakes and fresh strawberries from their garden. Highly recommend!
Fabulously appointed and clean rooms. Made friends with three other people staying upstairs and had a little wine with them . Good off street parking in back but you might want to park out front to unload your baggage. Breakfast was good; but if you aren't a big breakfast eater, let them know ahead of time so you don't end up eating too much or food being wasted. Also the innkeepers went the extra mile for my mother-in-law (who grew up in Marion) and made arrangements for a tour of the Lincoln Theater early on the morning that we were leaving before it was open. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
The Collins House Inn is an excellent location to enjoy southwest Virginia. From the Virginia Creeper Trail; historic Marion and Abingdon VA; excellent dining; Hungry Mother State Park; quaint shops there is plenty to do. The Collins House Inn is impeccably clean and Mike and Sue are wonderful hosts. Collins House Inn is the best value -- bar none -- in the area. Ben & Denise
This trip was several firsts to us. First visit to a Bed & Breakfast, first visit to Marion, Va, and first visit to the Historic old Lincoln Theater. The Collins House Inn was everything we expected and more. Susan and Mike were gracious hosts, the house was beautiful and beautifully furnished. We had an unsuspected wake-up call at 7:AM from their cordial SPIRIT boarders. We had a good laugh from the experience. The breakfast was delicious and we invited our hosts to join us afterwards for conversation. They are delightful and helpful hosts. Mike arranged for us to pick up our tickets for the performance of "A Class Act", a great, fun band from Atlanta, Ga. Their show is spirited and showcases the 50's and 60's music. The show was the most enjoyment we had had in a long time. The Lincoln Theater has been beautifully renovated with much of the labor from the local volunteers. Most of those attending were locals who support the theater and its civic fundraising activities. The local people are like our Collins House Inn hosts, very welcoming . Our interest in the theater came from the PBS show, The Song of the Mountains. The TV does not do the theater justice, it is much more beautiful in person. All our firsts were everything we hoped for. Hopefully our next visit will be longer. There is so much to see and enjoy locally. Will certainly stay at the Collins House. Harold & Carol
I spent three wonderful nights at this B&B and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The inn is immaculate and at the time I visited it was elaborately decorated for Christmas. The innkeepers (Mike and Susan) are the best and breakfast was a special treat each morning. I absolutely loved the Pumpkin Pancakes! One of the great things about The Collins House is that it is within walking distance to several locally-owned area restaurants. It was so nice to be able to go to dinner each evening on foot. This is a lovely establishment with hospitable innkeepers - I highly recommend their accommodations.
Though I find myself unable to click on the outstanding radials above ... please note that we rate this establishments an outstanding on all five categories. We usually stay at an established historic hotel across the way. The concierge recommended the Inn ... because they know us and our needs we acted on the recommendation and could not have been more surprised or pleased. The Collins House Inn is now our away home when we visit family in the Marion, VA area. Have already recommended it to a colleague.
My husband and I spent the night on our way home from Nashville to Maryland. Our room was very clean, as was the whole house, and very nicely furnished. We had a delicious breakfast and enjoyed visiting with the other guests. Susan and Mike greeted us when we arrived and showed us through the house, telling us a bit about the history. They are very friendly and accommodating hosts. We highly recommend staying at the Collins House Inn.