Roanoke's Big Dawg Getaway Tour Offers a Taste of History, Luxury and Treasure Hunting in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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New Hotel Roanoke Overnight Guest Package Features Unique Guest Experience and Partnership with Black Dog Salvage

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We are excited about this partnership as this getaway combines the very best aspects of the Roanoke Valley in an overnight package

Discover history, treasures and tastes while experiencing the luxury of the Star City with The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center’s new guest package, Roanoke’s Big Dawg Getaway Tour – featuring Black Dog Salvage and Tour Roanoke.

“This is a unique opportunity for tourists, foodies, fans of Salvage Dawgs and visitors to experience Roanoke in a new way,” said Gary Walton, general manager of The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, A DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are excited about this partnership as this getaway combines the very best aspects of the Roanoke Valley in an overnight package.”

Partnering with Black Dog Salvage and Tour Roanoke, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center’s Big Dawg Getaway Tour invites guests to experience and explore the area. Guests will be transported to Black Dog Salvage’s incredible 40,000 square-foot warehouse, as seen on the DIY Network’s Salvage Dawgs, then discover the extraordinary tastes and Roanoke’s colorful history during a unique Roanoke Food Tour.

“Roanoke is rich in history, culture and one-of-a-kind culinary treats. Combine these with a leisurely walk and an opportunity to make new friends – and you have a unique and fun way to experience our city,” said Larry Landolt, owner of Tour Roanoke. “Visitors will stroll and eat their way through downtown’s historic and decadent cuisine, stopping at iconic eateries along the way,”

Roanoke’s Big Dawg Getaway Tour starts at $177 (based on availability) and includes overnight accommodations; transportation to and from Black Dog Salvage; a Black Dog Salvage keepsake, and a unique culinary tour experience.

“With the national exposure of Salvage Dawgs, fans of the show are traveling to Roanoke to visit the shop and meet the Dawgs.” Said Mike Whiteside, co-owner of Black Dog Salvage. “We are often asked for lodging and dining recommendations and are happy to partner with The Hotel Roanoke and Tour Roanoke to offer this unique experience to visitors. Sally, the Salvage Dawg, will be here too.”    The Star City is full of unexpected history, unique architecture and one-of-a-kind culinary treats! For more information or to book the package, visit or call 540-985-5900.

Salvage Dawgs chronicles the adventures and creativity of Black Dog Architectural Salvage, a Roanoke, Virginia-based architectural salvage business and retail warehouse. Praised for the humorous, family-friendly banter amongst the team, a suspenseful approach to presenting the salvage process and useful information about how to reuse the items they find, Salvage Dawgs has proven to be an engaging and entertaining television show that the whole family can enjoy. Salvage Dawgs is co-produced by Trailblazer Studios and Figure 8 Films and airs nationally on the DIY Network.

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a lifelong resident, you’re sure to have a fascinating journey on this 3 hour walking and eating tour. Glimpse behind the scenes at area restaurants, discover the story behind our food and make new friends while sampling tasty one-of-a kind treats. Savor the sights and sounds of downtown with unique stories of our past and present tossed in for good measure. Discover Roanoke like an insider!

It’s the #1 Rated Roanoke Activity and we’re very proud to be able to provide the Historic Downtown and Sunday Brunch Tour weekly (Thursday – Sunday). Food Tours are typically 3 hours and they are walking tours, and start at 11 a.m. For complete details, visit

Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center has 331 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and a 63,000-square-foot, high-tech conference center. It is a joint project of Hotel Roanoke LLC, the City of Roanoke and Virginia Tech and is managed as a DoubleTree by Hilton.

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