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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.
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! During season they also serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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.
Please visit this link to discover all sorts of things to do and see in Virginia. Virginia is for Lovers
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!
The idea for Buffalo Mountain Brewing Company was conceived in 2012, and opened a few years later. Small batch beers are brewed on premise with many different styles of beer brewed as time progresses. Some will be limited releases others will remain on tap or return periodically.
The name McDaniel’s Tavern is a tribute to the owners Scots-Irish 5th generation great grandfather, William McDaniel, who owned and operated McDaniel’s Tavern in Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia. McDaniel’s Tavern plans to gradually expand their food offering, with the goal to eventually offer Irish, Scottish, and English tavern or pub food such as Shepard’s Pie, Fish and Chips, and Scotch Eggs.
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.
In Floyd County the stories of moonshining, either making it or running it, are as rich as the historic vein of Appalachian music that pulses through Floyd! This is Floyd’s first distillery since prohibition. We are using the same old recipes with traditional copper stills on open flames. Our batches of whiskey are handcrafted and kept small so we can ensure our product is known for the same quality as our predecessors. Now that it’s time to share the magic of Blue Ridge Mountains shine, we’re bottling up the love, history, and distinctive taste of Five Mile Mountain and putting it on the shelves for everyone to enjoy. Cheers!