Lodging & Meals


  • Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
  • 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (google map)
  • 540.231.8000 or 877.200.3360
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Continental Divide Lounge is the on-site small lounge and bar.
  • Inn Shuttle to campus buildings and downtown restaurants – please request assistance from the Concierge.
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the Inn.


  • Breakfast vouchers provided at check-in for Preston’s Restaurant – on-site.
  • Lunch & refreshments provided at workshop location. Please note any dietary considerations during Registration.
  • Dinner – per diem.
  • Some restaurant suggestions (ordered by proximity to the Inn) – reservations probably not needed during summer. Another opinion on B’burg dining (http://eatingtheburg.wordpress.com/)
  • Within Walking Distance
    • Preston’s – the Inn’s on-site restaurant.
    • Gillies –  153 College Ave., vegetarian/local emphasis, can sometimes be slow due to high volume/smaller kitchen.
    • The Cellar – 302 N Main, casual Greek-American, pitas, pizza, calzones, some outdoor seating.
    • Poor Billy’s Seafood – 201 N. Main St, sushi, good seafood, best mixed drinks in town, pricy.
    • Cabo Fish Taco – 117 S Main, Baja-style Tacos and the Workmans Margarita – duh, outdoor seating.
    • Ceritano’s – 428 N. Main, Italian, brick-oven pizza, a bit pricy.
    • India Garden – 210 Prices Fork Rd, dinner a bit pricy.
    • 622 North – 622 N. Main, American, wine lounge, touch upscale.
  • Not within Walking Distance
    • Our Daily Bread – 1329 S Main, French bistro (escargot, nicoise salad, frog legs, magret de canard, you get the idea), not walkable.
    • Cafe Mekong – 1405 S Main, Viet-Thai, better than the downtown Cafe Bangkok in all ways except ambiance, not walkable.
    • the Palisades Restaurant – Eggleston, VA, food and experience worth the time and effort if you can drive out.


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