Ms. Akers has assisted MGM, Paramount, Tri Star picture set directors in films such as Pelican Brief, Guarding Tess, Silent Fall, Boys, and Jumanji. She has been published in numerous design magazines, Elle Décor, Southern Accents and Traditional Homes. She has consulted with directors on commericials for McCormick Spices, Tide, Weight Watchers, and several others.
Voted "Baltimore's Best" 1991-1995, Ms. Akers continues to freelance and consult as a designer and decorator in Florida and Virginia. Her client list includes sport figures, celebrities, community leaders, and corporate executives.

bettyRoy and Betty Akers
Roy Akers is a retired Navy Captain and is currently a money manager with Moors and Cabot. His hobbies are golf and tennis.

Betty Ann loves to give her time to heading charities and making other peoples' dreams become reality. She is an avid gardener and an "A" level tennis player. She is a registered representative of the NYSE.

She is well-versed in many topics. Most of all, she loves family, friends, and being a part of the church and community. She is bringing her passion to Abingdon.






The Inn's Old Historic Wall and English Gardens



Our grand gardener, Buster, unveiled an old wall covered with ivy which was built around the same time as the home. Truly a discovery! Buster has contributed a lot of time in making the grounds of the Inn wonderful and colorful. Enjoy the cool breezes in the gardens where you may be serenaded by beautiful songbirds. "Tranquility at its best..."



Driving Distances to Abingdon, Virginia


Alexandria, VA 303.2
Asheville, NC 83.6
Atlanta, GA 243.7
Beckley, WV 85.4
Blacksburg, VA 93.8
Blowing Rock, NC 43.6
Boone, NC 52.0
Bristol, VA 13.8
Charleston, SC 357.9
Charleston, WV 184.5
Charlotte, NC 194.4
Charlottesville, VA 240.3
Chattanooga, TN 240.0
Durham, NC 227.7
Gatlinburg, TN 129.4
Greensboro, NC 176.1
Knoxville, TN 127.4
Lexington, KY 225.8
Lynchburg, VA 189.1
Memphis, TN 519.0
Myrtle Beach, SC 397.6
Nashville, TN 307.8
Raleigh, NC 249.9
Richmond, VA 309.0
Roanoke, VA 133.4
Washington, D.C. 367.4
Winston Salem, NC 145.0


Brian's Tree


As you enter the private driveway to the property, you will be greeted by Brian's Tree. This grand old maple serves as a marker for the Copper Lantern Historic Inn. It, also, is a tribute to the fun and spirited attitude of the owners and Brian. Brian has served in every capacity to restore the beauty of this grand home.


Copper Lantern's Music Box

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