Looking for lodging?
This search will get you closest to the Cove.
There are many more options here.
Cambria Suites is a good option if you want to be close to downtown and it is right on the Greenway with easy access to Mill Mountain Trails.
A little pricer but The Hotel Roanoke is a cool historic hotel.
Camping and cabins at Douthat State Park
Wilderness Adventures at Eagle Landing is super convenient to the Price/Patterson Trail System
Unless otherwise marked, camping is allowed in the Jefferson and George Washington National Forests. Both Wildlife Road for North Mountain and Patterson Creek Road for Price/Patterson have nice primitive camp sites. No potable water or restrooms, remember to Pack It Out if you pack it in.
Camping will soon be available at Explore Park– check back for details.
Food & Beer
Billy’s Barn on 419 is a decent place for food and beer.
These are good resources to help you plan: