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Alleghany County, heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is rich in natural beauty with hiking trails, the New River, nearby state parks and unspoiled landscapes. Visit downtown shops, stroll beautiful sidewalks, dine, enjoy local music, art and events. Drop by the Visitor Center in downtown Sparta or visit www.authenticallyalleghany.com. Read More
Ambrosia Farm B&B and Pottery is located just 5 miles West of Parkway Milepost 171.3 in Floyd, Virginia. The inn is a completely restored 200-year-old log-built farmhouse with a large pasture that provides beautiful sunset views. Antiques embellish the interior. We offer fireplaces, WiFi, porches, and a pottery studio… Read More
Take an exciting journey through the beauty of nature and mural art! The Appalachian Mural Trail travels through North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee. Over 130 magnificent outdoor murals provide transformational moments. Once in front of a mural, take a selfie with your smartphone, then read the stories about the… Read More
More travelers get on and off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville than anywhere else along the scenic road. This thriving mountain city makes for a vibrant and stylish basecamp boasting an eclectic downtown, 250+ independent restaurants, 50+ craft breweries, and an engaging art and music scene. In Asheville you… Read More
The Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, has been creating extraordinary theatre since 1933! Unleash your imagination with two unique stages and endless adventures. Professional musicals, plays, and theatre for young audiences. Find us in Abingdon, Virginia at I-81 exit 17. Visit Barter Theater online for details on… Read More
We have a lot to offer here at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm! Our gardens, featuring lavender (the 2020 plant of the year), are here for you to enjoy. We also offer hiking trails, a walk-through the butterfly house, numerous workshops on a variety of topics and a gift shop… Read More
Just minutes away from the legendary Peaks of Otter, Bedford offers delightful diversions from your travels along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five wineries scattered throughout Bedford, from the slopes of the Peaks of Otter to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, comprise the Bedford Wine Trail. Thomas Jefferson’s amazing retreat… Read More
Bellagio Art-to-Wear showcases exquisite collections of distinctive clothing, jewelry and decorative accessories by acclaimed art to wear artists in an opulent boutique setting. This gallery is located just steps away from its sister gallery, New Morning Gallery at 5 Biltmore Plaza. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 388.8. For more… Read More
Big Walker Lookout – Observation tower, scenic views, hiking trails, cafe and craft/novelty shop. Book Signings by Local Authors, Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and Live Music on the Porch on weekends May through October. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 199.5 in Fancy Gap and take US 52 North past Wytheville. Open… Read More
America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC. More than a century later,… Read More