Virginia's Blue Ridge welcomes you with some of the finest hospitality you’ll experience anywhere ... It’s in our nature.


From historic hotels to convenient motels, unique resorts, cozy bed and breakfast inns and great campgrounds, the Roanoke Region is ready to welcome you.

This is a VERY busy weekend in Roanoke so we recommend booking rooms early. Click here for a full list of the region's hotels.

Hilton Garden Inn Discounted Block- The Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke has offered all Go Cross racers and spectators a discounted rate of $113/night  (15% discount) at their new hotel. The hotel is located right off of I-581 and is ~11 minutes from the race. Click here to get the Go Cross Rate or Call 540-776-4300 and use the code GOCROS.


We recommend booking a tent site, tipi, or canvas tent at Explore Park. Contact Blue Mountain Adventures for availability and reservations.


Virginia's Blue Ridge is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and encompasses most of Smith Mountain Lake as well as several rivers including the James, New, and Roanoke.


Air Travel

Flying into Roanoke (ROA) and taking the courtesy shuttle to a hotel is the easiest way to arrive. A second option is to fly into Greensboro (GSO), which is less than 2 hours away by car.


Amtrak will deliver you to downtown Roanoke. On weekends the train arrives in Roanoke at 9:45pm and it depart at 8:40am. On weekdays the train arrives Roanoke at 9:45pm and departs at 6:20am. The Amtrak Station code for Roanoke is RNK.


Nothing but blue skies – a little rain or afternoon thunderstorm is about as severe as weather gets in the Roanoke Region. The average temperature in September is 69 degrees, making for ideal cycling conditions.

Tourism Information

Virginia's Blue Ridge is the premier spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. More Information.