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Where to go and where to stay in Salem.

Salem, originally the county seat, is now an independent city and no longer administratively part of Roanoke County.


Salem is bordered by the city of Roanoke, to the east, but otherwise adjacent to Roanoke County.

Officially founded in 1802, Salem became an independent city on December 31st, 1967; to avoid the possibility of annexation into the city of Roanoke.

City of Salem:
Salem is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains, on the Roanoke River.

Salem Museum and Historical Society:
As an educational and cultural resource centre, the Salem Museum maintains an important collection of local artefacts - including Native American pieces recovered from an early Indian settlement, relics of the Civil War, and mementoes of daily life from the span of Salem's history.

Visit Salem:
This picturesque city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west central region of Virginia, offers a unique blend of attractions and activities guaranteed to please all ages and tastes. From hiking the Appalachian Trail to collecting arts and crafts or watching champion show horses, Salem has something for you.

Accommodation in Salem

Baymont Inn Roanoke/Salem
Baymont Inn Roanoke/Salem:
140 Sheraton Drive, Salem, VA.

Budget Host Blue Jay Motel:
5399 West Main Street, Salem, VA.

Comfort Inn Salem
Comfort Inn Salem:
151 Wildwood Road, Salem, VA.

Comfort Suites Inn At Ridgewood Farm - Salem, Virginia
Comfort Suites Inn At Ridgewood Farm:
2898 Keagy Road, Salem, VA.

Days Inn Salem
Days Inn Salem:
1535 East Main Street, Salem, VA.

Econo Lodge Salem
Econo Lodge Salem:
301 Wildwood Road, Salem, VA.

Hampton Inn Roanoke Salem
Hampton Inn Roanoke Salem:
1886 Electric Road, Salem, VA.

Holiday Inn Salem
Holiday Inn Salem:
450 Litchell Road, Salem, VA.

Howard Johnson Inn & Conference Center - Salem
Howard Johnson Inn & Conference Center:
1671 Skyview Road, Salem, VA.

Super 8 Salem
Super 8 Salem:
300 Wildwood Road, Salem, VA.

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