A Blue Ridge Mountain vacation is a wonderful way to enjoy cultural attractions, bluegrass music, artisans, and nature itself. There are many places to tour and natural sites to see during your stay at the Inn.
- 16 Hands
A tour of local craftsmen's studios, including woodworking and pottery
- June Bug Center - (540) 745-6550 - 14 miles from Inn
Floyd’s first and only nonprofit dedicated performing arts center with performances from local to international groups, from dinner theater to puppets, from classical to bluegrass music, from ballet to belly dancing, from storytelling to film
- The Jacksonville Center for the Arts - (866) 787-8806 - 14 miles from Inn
The center includes Virginia’s first cultural arts business incubator, exhibits featuring local and regional artists, and a residential crafts school
- The Star Theatre - (276) 694-7064 - 15 miles from Inn
Revisit yesteryear in the newly-renovated Historic Star Theatre, offering the region quality dinner theater productions, new and classic films, and concerts by internationally renowned artists.
- FloydFest 5 (July 24-27) is a three-day World Music Festival held annually in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, showcasing the best in World, Bluegrass, Reggae, Folk, African, and Appalachian music, as well as quality local Arts and Crafts.
- Fairy Stone State Park - (276) 930-2424 - 12 miles from Inn
A beautiful state park with a 168-acre lake; enjoy hiking, swimming, and various water activities
- Lovers Leap - (276) 694-8367 - 11 miles from Inn near Meadows of Dan, VA
"Whole food for whole people." Oddfellas Cantina offers a fantastic, organic menu in a unique "Floydian" setting. Live music is featured Thursday through Saturday. Reservations on Friday and Saturday are preferred.
- Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Trail - 3 miles from Inn - Part of Blue Ridge Parkway Trails
A lovely walk along the bottom of the gorge or for more serious hikers, a strenuous climb up to the top of the Parkway
- Rocky Knob - (540) 745-9662 - 14 miles from Inn - Part of Blue Ridge Parkway Trails
One of the first developed areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Offers camping, picnicking, and wonderful opportunities for hiking.
- Trout Fishing
With the Rock Castle Creek in the Inn's front yard, guests can enjoy fly fishing in one of Virginia's stocked trout streams.
- Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail
The Inn is Site MSL10 on the Sweet Mountain Laurel Loop of the trail.
Come enjoy the views of the birds and wildlife from the Inn's porches & private hiking trails.
- Blue Ridge Institute - (540) 365-4416 - 18 miles from Inn in Ferrum, VA
The state center for Blue Ridge Folklore; documents, interprets, and presents the folk heritage of the Blue Ridge region
- Bob White & Jack's Creek Covered Bridges - 3 miles from Inn
Two of Virginia's eight authentic timber covered bridges are located just minutes from the Inn
- Laurel Hill - Birthplace of General J.E.B. Stuart - (276) 251-1833 - 36 miles from Inn in Ararat, VA
The seventy-five acre site is open to the public, dawn to dusk, for self-guided walking tours and annual events including a Revolutionary War encampment in the spring, and a Civil War encampment in the fall.
- Mabry Mill - (276) 952-9547 - 19 miles from Inn
Historic grist mill with historic demonstrations and talks on weekends. Open seasonally
- Reynolds Homestead - (276) 694-7181 - 26 miles from Inn
The Reynolds Homestead is the birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds. As a registered state and national landmark, it is open for tours April through October and other times by appointment. Concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and classes are available year-round.
- Rock Churches - (540) 745-9300 - Located along Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County
Constructed of native stones from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beautiful rock churches in Floyd County are three of the six rock churches built in the first half of the 20th century.
- VA Museum of Natural History - (276) 634-4141 - 31 miles from Inn in Martinsville, VA
Experience the natural diversity of Virginia with over 22 million items in the museum's collections
- VA Motorsports and Museum Hall of Fame - (276) 694-5554 - 16 miles from Inn in Stuart, VA
Preserving and chronicling Patrick County's rich racing history. See how moonshine was made and hear the fascinating story of how this business lead directly to the birth of NASCAR racing.
- Woods Brothers Museum - (276) 694-2121 - 16 miles from Inn in Stuart, VA
One of the most successful racing teams in NASCAR history has a museum located in Patrick County.
Local Music Sites
- The Crooked Road - (540) 745-4563
Two of the Road's Venues are located within 25 minutes of the Inn; Visit the Road's calendar for details about jam sessions
- The Floyd Country Store - Home of the Friday Night Jamboree - (540) 745-4563 - 14 miles from Inn
25 years ago the store became known for its Friday Night Jamboree, an evening of traditional Appalachian music and dancing. Old-timers and new visitors come together to celebrate the local heritage and experience the joy of an old-fashioned family night out. View a video of this wonderful event.
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