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A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech located at 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia, at a special rate of $127/single or double. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 540-231-8000 or toll free at 877-200-3360 and mention you are attending the “obesity conference”. Reservations can also be made online directly via the hotel website; the "Group Code" is CTOR. This special rate is available only until Friday, May 17, 2013, or until the block fills.

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel located on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers convenient surroundings, state-of-the-art technology, and a world-class hotel with 147 elegant guest rooms including three suites. The facility sits on 25 lush acres within walking distance to the main campus and adjacent to the campus duck pond. Stroll down the hill to the nine-hole golf course or plan to play Virginia Tech’s Pete Dye River Course, located a short distance from Blacksburg. Amenities abound at The Inn and include a fitness center and in room spa services. The hotel offers delicious fare and healthful selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Preston’s restaurant. Enjoy light meals and beverages in the hotel’s lounge, Continental Divide.

The Inn adjoins the Skelton Conference Center where you’ll find a spacious 8,832 square-foot ballroom, reception hall, and 10 dedicated meeting rooms especially designed for events and conferences. The complex is within easy walking distance to downtown Blacksburg, or guests may use the complimentary shuttle service for local travel. The Inn’s shuttle is available on a first come, first serve basis.

See the Area Information section for more information about the Blacksburg area.


International participants: please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy regarding the type of travel documents/visa you will need to be allowed to enter the U.S.

The closest airport is The Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)

Roanoke Regional Airport offers convenient connections through domestic and international gateways in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Charlotte.

The following airlines fly directly to Roanoke:

Ground Transportation:

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service ( provides easy access to Blacksburg and the Inn at Virginia Tech. The airport is approximately 45 minutes away from scenic Blacksburg.

Reservations call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-345-7710

Services available include shuttle and private car. Reservations in advance are required, offering 24 hour service.

Smart Way Bus Service
Service is $4 per person to Blacksburg. The bus operates Monday through Saturday (does not run on Sunday) at regularly scheduled times. Bus drops off on the Virginia Tech campus at the Squires Student Center stop. Visit the website for the exact route and times.

Cab Services:
The following cab services are available from the Roanoke Regional Airport.

Car Rental Information:
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Driving Directions to the Inn at Virginia Tech:
From I-81: Take Exit 118B towards Blacksburg/460 West. Exit the 460 Bypass at the Prices Fork Rd/Downtown exit, Route 412 East. Turn right at the first traffic light into hotel entrance.

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