Area Attractions

Dining – Fine Sitdown

Maples Restaurant and The Tavern       (276)398-2578 or 276-398-2211
2258 Stone Mountain Road, Laurel Fork, VA
Enjoy causual/fine dining with a breathtaking view at Maples Restaurant . Enjoy fine food and a quiet atmosphere. A menu for all tastes as well as a Sunday buffet that will please the most demanding diner. Maples is only a 10 minute drive from Doe Run Lodging.  www.oldemill.net

Trio Restaurant & Bar
Trio Restaurant & Bar is housed inside the Main Oak Emporium in Historic Downtown Mount Airy. We have renovated the space to give the restaurant a warm, Provencal feel to compliment our bistro-style cuisine.Trio offers a great experience for all manner of occasion. Whether it is a casual drink and appetizer in the bar, or a special evening out with friends or clients, we can easily accommodate. With a healthy and affordable kids menu, you can feel free to bring the whole family!We offer daily lunch and dinner specials to compliment the monthly menus. We source the best ingredients from around the state, the region, and the world to bring you a wholesome, handmade meal served in a relaxed atmosphere. We are confident that you will taste and appreciate the effort! http://www.triorestaurantandbar.com/.

Chateau Morrisette   540-593-2865
Enjoy elegant dining in a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Whether dining indoors by the open fire or on the patio during warm weather, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas.  The chefs incorporate the finest regional ingredients including organically grown produce and game, fresh seafood from the coastal waters of North Carolina, farm raised catfish, small artisan cheeses and freshly baked breads. The desserts are “to die for.” Located at mile post 171.5 on The Blue Ridge Parkway just 20 minutes from Doe Run Lodging , you can check them out at www.thedogs.com

Odd Fellas        540-745-dine (3463)
Oddfellas Canina serves a wide variety of delicious dishes that will please every palette.Every item is made from scratch with many ingredients acquired from local farmers,the menu reflects the diversity. Odd Felles feature local art and live music. A treat you will not want to miss while in the area. Located at 110A N. Locust St. Floyd,VA.24091 www.oddfellascantina.com

 

Dining – Casual Sitdown or Take Out 

Hungry Farmer Family Restaurant   (276)755-4341
15397 Fancy Gap Highway, Cana, VA
A great family restaurant along Route 52 (Fancy Gap Highway) in the Cana community. Featuring home cooking, daily buffet, and breakfast bar on weekends. Seating capacity for 100. Has been in business for over 18 years. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sunday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Kanawha Valley Arena                 (540) 789-2084
121 Kanawha Ridge Rd, Dugspur, VA 24325
 Weekend’s feature Seafood and Steak nights bands or karaoke also hosting many annual events. See www.kanawhavalleyaraenaresort.com.

Lake View Restaurant                     (276)728-7841
7786 Fancy Gap Highway, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Conveniently located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fancy Gap on Route 52 (Fancy Gap Highway). A classic well-known county establishment. Has been in business for over 26 years. Featuring family dining, fresh seafood and steaks. Seating capacity for 80, plus two meeting rooms. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Peking Palace             (276)728-5539
2664 Carrollton Pike, Hillsville, VA 24343
Features Chinese menu and super buffet. On Friday the restaurant adds variety with seafood soup and seafood buffet. Seating capacity of 100 with meeting room. Conveniently located at Exit 14 off Interstate 77 along Route 58/221 – just west of Hillsville. Have been in business 15+ years. Open Daily: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Pizza Hut        (276)728-3129
100 South Main Street, Hillsville, VA 24343
Seating capacity of 100. Features a weekday lunch buffet. Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant      (276)730-0507
845 West Stuart Drive, Hillsville, VA 24343
Rio Grande is a popular Hillsville Restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. The business is located on Stuart Drive (Route 58) in the Hickory Hills Shopping Center. Mixed drinks and beer are available. Daily Specials. An enclosed porch is available.

 

Wineries

The Stanburn Winery
Stanburn Winery began with the 2009 harvest. The winery started out small, but is already expanding. Sweet wines were added in the 2010 vintage to go with what was already offered. The winery bottled 73 cases of wine from the 2009 harvest, bottled approximately 265 cases from the 2010 harvest, and about 659 cases in 2011. The 2011 harvest added more volume and also two new wines. A sweet red wine called Poorhouse and a red blend called Big A Red. Expansion is happening in both space and equipment already. Located a short scenic drive from The Blue Ridge Parkway.158 Conner Dr. Stuart, VA 24171   www.stanburnwinery.com/

Chateau Morrisette  540-593-2865     www.thedogs.comLocated on The Blue Ridge Parkway within a twenty minute drive from Doe Run Lodging. Enjoy  wine tastings,tours, festivals and a wonderful restaurant. Located at mile post 171.5

Villa Appalaccia    540-593-3100     www.villaappalaccia.com
Located at mile post 171.5 on The Blue Ridge Parkway With wines inspired by both Northern and Southern Italy come enjoy a taste of Tuscany in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Foggy Ridge Cider          276-398-4041
Foggy Ridge Cider located 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway on a stunning 150 acre farm,offering tastings,orchard tours,education about apples and cidermaking and special events.
Open May through October , Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5, or by appointment.
www.foggyridgecider.com

Blacksnake Meadery       540-834-6172
Blacksnake Meadery is a family owned and operated farm winnery. Southwest Virginias only Meadery.Wines are made from honey and traditionally known as meads , highlighting the floral characteristics of honey , rather then it’s sweetness.Free tastings are offered on select weekends. Approx. 10 miles from The Blue ridge Parkway. www.blacksnakemead.com

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery   276-699-2020
West Wind Farms Vineyard & Winery is situated on a fourth generation homestead, just minutes from The New River. spend some time on the beautiful patio or for those chilli days relax in front of the stone fireplace. For more information check out our website at www.westwindwine.com

Attimo Winery
Since opening to the public in the spring of 2011, Attimo has become a place to relax and enjoy our distinctive wines. Attimo Winery is dedicated to celebrating the everyday moments in life. “Attimo” means “In the Moment” in Italian and all of our wines are named after special moments or events in life or in history. We offer special seated tastings in a relaxed atmosphere.Since 2006, Attimo has grown from a small patch of “test vines” to a large vineyard and tasting room. Vines have been planted every year, beginning in 2007 through the present with many of our vines bearing fruit beginning in 2010. There are now over 11,000 vines on the property & many thousand raspberry and blackberry plants
4025 Childress Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073 http://attimowinery.com

MUSIC

Many different music events happing in our area, please check out our events page , to see what’s happening during your stay in the mountains. 

Floyd Country Store : Famous for the Friday night music. You wont want to miss out on visiting The Country Store in Floyd. Family atmosphere great music and a true Country store. South from Doe Run Lodging on The Blue Ridge Parkway to Rt. 8 the west in to Floyd.On the left as you enter town. Part of The Crooked Road Trail. www.floydcountrystore.com

Blue Ridge Music Center
The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center open late May-October.When you visit, you can experience regional traditional music each day of the week with Mid-Day Mountain Musicians on the breezeway of the visitors center where The Roots of American Music Museum—an entertaining exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music—is also located. Milepost 213 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Galax, VA 24333  www.blueridgemusiccenter.org/

Jeff Sebens – Stringed Instruments
For nearly 30 years, Jeff has been handcrafting a variety of stringed instruments, including lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, mandolins and guitars. For about 15 years he operated a retail store near the Blue Ridge Parkway where he got to know people who stopped in from all around the world. Now he works out of his workshop at his home and does more traveling, performing and teaching.
Jeff Sebens ◆ 379 High Cliff Lane ◆ Cana, VA 24317 ◆ 276-755-3808 ◆ jsebens@me.com

Rex Theatre, Galax –  Free concerts most every Friday night!  Enjoy
some of the hottest new traditional and country bands at this historic
theatre in the heart of Galax.  Be sure to visit thier website for a
full calendar of great music.
http://www.rextheatergalax.com/contactus.html

Golf in the Blue Ridge

Olde Mill Golf Resort
Just minutes from Doe Run lodging and The Blue Ridge Parkway, Olde Mill features an eighteen hole premier golf course on eight hundred fifty acres with a fifty four acre lake. You are sure to enjoy the peace and quite of one of the hidden treasures the area has to offer. Quality staff and beautifully kept course. Call for TEE TIMES: 276-398-2638   www.oldemill.net  Located at: 2258 Stone Mountain Rd., Laurel Fork, V a. 24352 Call Doe Run Lodging for Golf Package.

Pilot Knob Park Country Club
Located a short scenic drive from the Doe Run area Pilot Knob  is a Semi- Private Facility and welcomes Guest play during the weekdays and on weekends with a member. One of the favorites for our guest for many years . Check them out at www.pkpgolf.com
450 Club House Drive, Pilot Mountain, NC. 27041 Call for info & Tee Time. (336) 368-2828

PRIMLAND
This beautiful Highland Course is Golf Digest’s best new public course also Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine rated The Highland as one of the 10 best new courses in America .The views are as breath taking as the course it’s self. Take your game to a new level. Call for TEE TIMES 276-222-3827  www.primland.com

 Skyland Lake’s Golf Course                   (276)728-4923
BR Pkwy, Milemarker  202.2, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Eighteen holes around lakes, through forests and along meadows, all among the majestic mountains that make this area a refreshing escape. Motel accommodations available on site. Golf packages are offered. Please phone for rates. The 18-hole, par 71, golf course is open to the public: Championship tees – 6,520, 68.9, 120;Regular tees – 5,955, N/A, 118;Women’s tees – 5,118, N/A, 110. Locate: Mile Post 202.2 address 49 Skyland Lakes Dr. Fancy Gap, Va. 21328


Museum and History


The Harmons Museum   276-236-4884
Harmans museum features local exhibits and artifacts reflecting the heritage of the area encluding Civil War collecton ,old news paper clippings,native American artifacts. Located 30 minutes from Doe Run Lodging at 8122 Carrollton Pike, Woodlawn, VA.  No Admission fee.  www.harmonstore.com

Carroll County Museum
With exhibits and artifacts reflecting the history of Carroll County Located in the historic Carroll County Courthouse,main street Hillsville,va. Hours 10:30a.m to 4:00 p.m  276-728-4113 www.historicalsociety.chillsnet.org/

The Shot TowerHistorical Park
Overlooking the New River, The Shot Tower was built in the 1800 to make ammunition for fire arms of the early settlers.Lead from the near by Austinville Mines was used to make the lead shot for musketts and muzzle loading guns. Believed to be the only one of this particular design in the world. Located from i77 exit 24 and go north on RT. 52 for 2 miles. http://dcr.state_parks/shottower.shtml

Massage & Spa

Living Light Spa
A center for wellness and relaxation,Massage,Sauna & Spa also offering guided hikes,yoga,rolfing,wellness classes. Located at 175 Penn Ave. Floyd VA.    www.livinglightinfloyd.com

Floyd Massage   540-230-9441
Gental therapy for health and well being.Courtney Pace,certified massage therapist and reflexologist. Utilizing a combination of gental therapies to improve the overall human condition. Located at Cross Creek Complex – 274 Floyd Highway,Suite 103  www.floydmassage.com

 

Shopping & Crafts

Red Hill General Store.
Not many authentic general stores are left — but the thrill and experience of visiting Red Hill General Store will take you back. It is our prideful pleasure to provide convenient and affordable groceries (like eggs and beef from our family farm) raised the old-fashioned way on small local farms to a regional food shead. Our shelves are filled with a wondrous variety of hard-to-find items, old-fashioned candy, trusted brands, and genuine products still practical today! www.redhillgeneralstore.com

 

The Bell Gallery       540-745-4494
Featured hand made works of over 100 local and regional artist and craftspeople a must see while in the area. Located in the beautiful Floyd Va. at 112 N. Locast St.  www.bellgalleryandgarden.com

Greenberry House
Greenberry House specializes in natural fibers and yarns and handmade natural fiber items. Books and unique toys Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 177.7 Come enjoy the friendly service and unique atmosphere. www.greenberryhouse.com/welcome.htm

Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market
A must visit place while in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains , Locally grown produce as fresh as it gets along with authentic handmade quality crafts produced by local artisans. Located at 12134 Suuirrel Spur Rd. Meadows of Dan Va. 24120 . Just minutes from Doe Run Lodging. www.mountainmeadowcrafts.com/shop.htm

School House Fabrics          540-745-4561
A sewing paradise,Bridal Fabrics & Trim, Craft supplies, Drapery Fabric  and lots more. Set aside extra time to exsplore the 3 story Fabric shop .  Located at 220 North Locust Street, Floyd VA. 24091. www.schoolhousefabrics.com

Nancy’s Fudge                          276-952-2112
Nancy’s a sweet stop in Meadows of Dan. A one of a kind candy experience . Only a few minutes drive from Doe Run Lodging. Located at 2684 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan Va. 24120.
www.nancysfudge.com  

Meadows Mercantile
Featuring Boyd Bears , McCall’s Candes, quilts, local pottery & wood turnings, art basket.so much to see . Comke visit you’ll love to look at all we have to offer. Located at mile post177.7  www.meadowsmercantile.com

Fancy Gap Designs  (276)728-9020
7833 Fancy Gap Hwy, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Unique gifts and local crafts. Right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Faye’s Country Store and Barn   (276)728-2852
Route 1, Box 42B, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Antique furniture, primitives, dishes and novelties.

 

Mountaintop Antique Mall   (276)728-2054
110 Carrollwood Dr, Hillsville, VA 24343
Thirty or more vendors, offering some of the finest antiques in all of southwest Virginia.

 

Peaceful Heart                                  (276)728-4950
Alpacas Farm Store
1563 Misty Trail, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
Enjoy the alpacas, the views and the shopping! Our family farm located at Mile Post 204 on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers an opportunity to see these unique, ecologically friendly, fiber producing animals up close and to purchase a variety of items made from their luxurious fleece: locally made hand crafts and art, as well as fair trade certified items from Peru, the original home of alpacas, sweaters, socks, scarves, shawls, hand bags, toys, yarn, fiber for spinning, and books. Fiber art classes throughout the year in weaving, crochet, knitting, spinning, dyeing and felting. Farm is open, free of charge. Winter Hours: Fri, Sat & Mon 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Tues-Thurs by appointment. www.peacefulheartalpacas.com

 

Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market        (276)728-5540

               497 Farmers Market Drive, Hillsville, VA 24343
The Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market opened for business in 1992. It is a State owned facility operated by Carroll County. The market provides additional marketing alternatives for the agricultural producers of SW Va. It operates both Wholesale and Direct Retail sales. The Direct Retail sales is open each spring until December. Here farmers/vendors sell their produce directly to the public. The market is conveniently located next to I-77 (Exit 14) just west of Hillsville at the intersection with Route 58. Travelers will enjoy the opportunity to stop and purchase fresh locally grown produce and related products, such as jams, honey, and jellies. The market sponsors special festive events throughout the year. Product availability is based on season and hours of operation may vary with season.

Calico & Old Lace
Handmade wearable art featuring jackets & vest , This is another one of a kind you will not want to miss. www.calicoandlace.com or call them at 540-651-4066

Chevy Wood
Specializing in hand forged knifes,tomahawks and spears and producing wood parts for Chevy cars and trucks. Give them a call at 540-789-8300 or check them out on line at www.chevywood.com located only a short drive from Doe Run Lodging.

Alice Walker Batik
Alice is a nationaly known Batik Artis who has shown her wareable art at galleries & juried fine art shows through out the country. contact her at 540-929-4622 or look her up on line at www.alicewalkerbatik.com

1908 Courthouse, Independence –  Arts and Cultural events have
included everything from Marimba players, to classical music, theatre
performances, and traditional music.  Please check the schedule of the
courthouse for upcoming events.
http://www.historic1908courthouse.org/calendar

Wolfart Haus Dinner Theatre – Wytheville.  Broadway musical
performances using top notch actors and actresses from around the
world.  Eat dinner and enjoy a show, or choose the show only option.
http://www.wohlfahrthaus.com/2007.html

Barter Theatre – Abingdon -Historic theatre offering a wide range of
performance options, from plays to musicals. Visit
http://www.bartertheatre.com/index.php

Lincoln Theatre – Marion.  The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia, is
one of three existing Art Deco Mayan Revival theaters in America. Big
Band era concerts to performances year round
http://thelincoln.org/

Heartwood – Abingdon, VA.  Heartwood showcases all of southwest
Virginia. Offering exceptional cuisine, traditional arts from around
the region and special music events.  Check it out!
http://heartwoodvirginia.org/


Outdoor Recreation and Adventure


Kanawha Valley Arena
                 (540) 789-2084
121 Kanawha Ridge Rd, Dugspur, VA 24325
15 RV  Sites with full hookups. Primitive sites also available. Shower house. Fire rings at each site. Firewood available on site. Creek for fishing. Located at the Kanawha Rodeo, hosting many annual events. See www.kanawhavalleyarenaresort.com.

Fort Chiswell Animal Park
Fort Chiswell Animal Park has animals from six continents featuring exotic, wild creatures and a variety of “petting” animals. The park is devided ito two main areas; The Petting zoo and the Outback.visited by guided bus tours . Admission covers both areas. Gift Shop and Snack Bar.
Located just off 77 & 81 , Exit 80 Ft. Chiswell. www.fortchiswellanimalpark.com

Blue Cat on the New
2800 Wysor Hwy, Draper, VA 24324             (276) 766-3729
5785 Fries Rd, Galax, VA 24333             (276) 744-2027
Canoe, kayak and bike rentals. Guided fishing tours, shuttle services, camping .

www.bluecatonthenew.com

Blue Ridge Tree Climbing, LLC          (276)398-2639
182180 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
The best and most accurate word for me to describe the attraction to tree climbing is magic. We understood the true meaning of the word as children when most of us started climbing, but as we supposedly grew up our gaze went from the tree tops to the desk tops. If you cannot remember the meaning of childhood magic, or do remember and want to get it back, then I suggest you simply climb a tree again. The basic act of changing your angle on the world will definitely change your outlook and your attitude. If you are in reasonably good shape, regardless of your age, then you can learn to climb a tree on rope. My method is simple and you can pick up the basics in a weekend of training. I hope you will come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and take this magical and spiritual journey with me.

Crooked Creek
Wildlife Management Area
3590 Forest Oak Rd, Woodlawn, VA 24381
Area includes six miles of trout streams (some sections are stocked) plus 1,600 acres of mountain land available for hunting deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and grouse. See visitor center staff for brochure and state fishing/hunting regulations. For fishing: daily permit required plus state fishing license. For hunting: license required. Concession stand sells permits, licenses and snacks during fee-fishing season. The area provides outdoor enthusiasts numerous habitats to explore. Hiking, watching wildlife, and photographing nature are popular activities. Wildlife viewers will find a variety of wildlife year round with periods of hawk migration adding an interesting dimension. An array of wildflowers occurring in old field habitats provide summer nectaring areas for butterflies.

Trout Fishing in Carroll County           (276)730-3100
www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/trout.asp
Nestled within the heart of the Blue Ridge Plateau, Carroll County boasts an ideal setting for fishing within many of its mountain streams. Seasoned fishermen will attest to the vibrant quality of trout that can be hooked within Carroll County. Key streams include: Crooked Creek (brown, rainbow, and brook trout); Stewarts Creek (brook trout); Little Reed Island Creek (rainbow and brown trout); Paul’s Creek (brook trout); Lovill’s Creek (rainbow trout); and Laurel Fork (brook trout). Many of these streams are within protected waters, such as within the Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area. Please consult website listings and other sources for further details.

Lovill’s Creek Lake
Recreation Area
943 Speas Mill Road, Cana, VA 24317
Carroll County owns this 55 acre flood controlled lake and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains a public boat ramp. The lake is stocked with large mouth bass, blue gill, sunfish, and channel catfish. Bank fishing and small electric motorboats are permitted. Also offered are handicap accessible barrier free boating and fishing opportunities. Boat access, pier fishing, and picnic shelters are all available. There is also a 1/2 mile walking trail. Open year round.

 

Hiking


Buffalo Mountain
Buffalo Mountain is one of the most significant natural areas in Virginia. It boasts an amazing 13 rare plant occurences, 3 rare animal occurrences, and 6 significant natural communities. The combination of high-elevation (3,971 feet), wind-exposed openings at the summit, and magnesium rich soils make it unlike any place else in the Commonwealth.

On the treeless summit, strong winds and boreal climate support subalpine vegetation including three-toothed cinquefoil and Rocky Mountain woodsia. The south face of the mountain contains grassy, prairie-like openings composed of wildflowers and native warm-season grasses more typical to the Midwest than to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wet, magnesium-rich seeps along the base of the mountain support globally rare grasses and wildflowers such as bog bluegrass and large-leaved grass-of-parnassus. Buffalo Mountain is also the only known location in the world for a mealybug called Puto kosztarabi

.Devil’s Den Nature
Preserve Birding and Wildlfe Trail
Old Appalachian Trail, Fancy Gap, VA 24328
This trail system is a part of the statewide Birding and Wildlife Trail system of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The trail system is the first statewide program of its type.  Carroll County has four trails within the Blue Ridge Highlands Loop. This attraction is a unique private nature preserve located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on crest of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Devil’s Den refers to a 600-million-year-old cave formation on the side of a mountain. The cavern is unique in that it was formed by the movement of rock. The preserve contains 280 acres. Much of the tract is situated atop the mountain crest and is open meadow with forest on the slope. Trails cross the tract. Open sunrise-sunset, May-November.

New River Trail State
Park in Carroll County
451 Cliffview Road, Galax, VA 24333
Included in Carroll County are two portions of this 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. The park offers biking, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, and great scenery – not to mention a legacy steeped in history. Birding and Wildlife viewing is superb. Chestnut Creek Falls offers a captivating sight. This park also serves as a link to numerous other outdoor recreational areas, including a town park in Fries, Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area, four Department of Game and Inland Fisheries boat launches and Shot Tower Historical State Park. New River Trail is just minutes from Claytor Lake State Park and Grayson Highlands State Park.

Picnic Area at Groundhog Mountain
BR Parkway, Milemarker 188.8,
This picnic area is ideal for stopping to enjoy the great outdoors with delightful scenery while you enjoy a hearty picnic meal. Many picnic tables are available with outdoor grills. There are walking areas nearby, including the Groundhog Mountain observation tower (built to resemble an old tobacco barn). The elevation at Groundhog Mountain is 3,035 ft). A restroom facility is available. This location is located north of Interstate 77 (Fancy Gap Exit) at Milepost 188.8. Just south of the picnic area is the Pilot Mountain Scenic Overlook. Carroll County offers 30 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Only 1/10 mile from Doe Run Lodging