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Chateau Morrisette Winery is located at Milepost 171.5 along the Blue Ridge Parkway. They offer spectacular vistas of the New River Valley and Buffalo Mountain. Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant is in Floyd County, Virginia, home of the ever-popular Floydfest Music Festivals. A part of both the Mountain Road Wine Trail and Virginia's Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail.
The Italian-inspired Villa is situated with stunning views and a relaxing environment, one mile from Chateau Morrisette Winery and 9 miles from Floyd. We have a wood-fired brick oven for special-event weekends, an Italian music garden for relaxation and entertainment and as always, our bocce court is available.
The Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.
The Crooked Road Cafe is located on the premises and within walking distance of A Blue Ridge Cabin. Located on Highway 58 West in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Approx. 1 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Former location of the Dan River Queen and Cockram Mill. Gourmet pizza; Mediterranean cuisine, Salads, Wraps, Calzones, Oven Baked Subs, and more!
Way more than just a country store, Floyd Country Store has live music (Friday Night Jamboree, Americana Afternoons, Sunday Music Jam, and more. They even offer beginning guitar, banjo, and fiddle lessons. Their cafe features fresh soup, salads, sandwiches using locally grown products.
Rocky Knob is one of the first developed areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway and is noted for its rustic and rural landscape, plus great hiking. The Rocky Knob recreation area covers more than 4000 acres. Four trails offer a variety of scenic and historical wonders. The Rock Castle Gorge trail descends over three miles into the backcountry camping area in the bottom of the gorge. The strenuous and rugged nature of the trail reveal part of the reason this pathway was given National Recreational Trail status.
The Mabry Mill is perhaps the most iconic structure on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. This gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction! See the nearby Matthews Cabin, blacksmith shop and interpretive area. See demonstrations on blacksmithing, carding, spinning, basket making and other traditional Appalachian crafts. Mabry Mill is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 266 Mabry Mill Rd SE, Milepost 176, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120. (276) 952-2947. Visit their website for additional information on hours and dates of operation.
FloydFest's mission is "to be the best music festival experience of our time. To sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment." Held every July.
Blacksnake Meadery is Carroll County’s first winery and Southwest Virginia’s only meadery. We are a family-owned and operated business in the beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.
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Check each location's website for special events all year. You'll find local music, chef events, special dinners and much more. All worth a winding drive to our beautiful corner of the universe.
Blue Ridge Tree Climbing, LLC, developed their own method of climbing that took over 5 years to develop. The technique is honed to be as simple and as efficient as possible using the least amount of hardware. If you are in reasonably good shape, regardless of your age, then you can learn to climb a tree on rope
The Dogtown Roadhouse, in Floyd, VA, has lots of craft beers on tap and in bottles, wine by the glass, local favorites (Ciders, etc.) woodfired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, and more; and live music as well. Enjoy their side deck overlooking the park. Take home some fresh dough and make your own pizza in the cabin!
Located in Floyd. A cozy and inviting coffee house, the Loft offers a full espresso menu with many artisan style coffee drinks created by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Downstairs from the coffee shop, you'll find NoteBooks: local source for bestsellers, literature, rare finds, and children’s books.
Fairy Stone State Park
Home of the legendary fairy stones, this park is well known for its 168-acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir. The park is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Attractions include an equestrian campground, a conference center, hiking trails, lake swimming, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, picnicking and two playgrounds, including one in the water.
The sites on this loop are located on or near the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. The scenery is breath-taking, and each of these sites offers an unusual glimpse into the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Please be aware that while the Parkway may be closed during winter months, during the rest of the year, this area will overwhelm you with its natural beauty. This loop provides a nice amalgam of private and public lands, outdoor recreation, and wineries. The drive from site to site is almost as amazing as the sites themselves; the Blue Ridge Parkway offers spectacular vistas, with overlooks stationed every few miles. Many of these sites, such as Mabry Mill and Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, also have rich historical backgrounds. Colorful historical accounts of this area can be found in Richard David’s “The Man Who Moved a Mountain.” Be sure to stop and sample the local flavor during your visit.
On The Water in Floyd are the Little River canoe and kayak experts. They offer guided trips, fishing excursions, canoe, kayak, SUP, tube rentals, and primitive camping.
Wildwood Farms Daylilies and General Store is located just south of Floyd (about 5 miles) on Rte. 221. Their gardens, with over 600 varieties of blooming daylilies, have been a landmark in Floyd County since 2000. In 2013, they added a General Store, which compliments their daylily selection with a large selection of unique garden décor. They recently added Mama's Pantry and George's Kitchen, where they sell local produce, bulk beans and their own label of canned goods, which are canned right here in Virginia. Every Saturday Night they have live bluegrass music and host jam sessions for local musicians to come out and play, on the first and third Sunday of every month. During summer months, they open up their grassy area for a cruise-in on the third Sunday of every month.
Riverstone is a fully functioning certified organic GAP farm that is steadily developing into an efficient and profitable operation that is making a name for itself by producing quality food using sustainable practices. In May, 2015 they opened a farm store, a small building, right on the road, which gives access to all farm products to farm visitors. Their latest project is a commercial on-farm kitchen which allows them to process jams, chutneys, soups and baked goods featuring products of the farm.