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Local Information

Select the links below for more information on restaurants, businesses, and things to see and do in the area (click each Title)

Chateau Morrisette Winery
About 5 miles from the cabins, 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, a variety of wines, an exceptional restaurant, and is conveniently located along the Mountain Road Wine Trail and Virginia’s Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail.
Villa Appalaccia Winery
Six miles from the cabins, this Italian-inspired Villa offers stunning views and a relaxing environment. Located just one mile from Chateau Morrisette Winery and 9 miles from Floyd, an impressive variety of wines are offered, along with a wood-fired brick oven for special-event weekends, an Italian music garden for relaxation and entertainment and as always, a bocce court.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Less than 2 miles from the cabins, 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.
Crooked Road Cafe
The Crooked Road Cafe is located on the premises and within walking distance of the cabins. Located on Highway 58 West in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Approx. 1 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can find it by the Dan River Queen Riverboat within the Cockram Mill Complex. Offering gourmet pizza; exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, Salads, Wraps, calzones, oven caked subs, beer/wine, and more!
Floyd Country Store
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/Rock Castle Gorge
We recommend Rocky Knob trails for great hiking…up to an 11 mile loop. It 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.
Mabry Mill
On the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 176, 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.
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
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.
Blue Ridge Music Festival
The Virginia Blue Ridge Music Festival’s ongoing focus is on music education, especially the support of local young people, and on ventures involving classical and classical/Appalachian heritage music.
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Mountain Road Wine Experience
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
Blue Ridge Tree Climbing 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.
Dogtown Roadhouse
The Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd offers impressive 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!
Black Water Loft
A cozy and inviting coffee house in Floyd, 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.
Sweet Mountain Laurel Loop
The sites on this loop are located on or near the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. 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
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 General Store
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.  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 Organic Farm
Riverstone is a fully functioning certified organic GAP farm 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.

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