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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
Blue Ridge Ranch, a working ranch and RV campground, was established in 2020 and is located on 440 acres nestled between two mountain ridges in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property features established pasture, mountain ridges, barns and a homestead. The ranch is home to five ponds (stocked), more… Read More
Bubba O’Leary’s General Store – 17 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 via US Hwy 74A, open year round, offering old timey fun stuff and gear for all your mountain adventures including penny candy, fudge, household items, toys, and outdoor clothing. Who doesn’t love jellies and sauces or need another… Read More
Christa’s Country Corner offers a General Store, Deli & Restaurant, Ice Cream, Clothing and Gifts! Plus, Choose and Cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees in season. Located across from the Parkway exit/entrance at Milepost 312. (828) 733-3353. Read More
Enjoy a 15% discount off nightly vacation cottage rental rates now through November 30, 2023! Clean comfortable lakeside cottages with air conditioning, heat and Wi-Fi. Montfair is a great place to reconnect with family, loved ones and friends. Enjoy onsite fishing, birdwatching, stargazing, onsite canoes and bikes for guest use. Read More
The Floyd Country Store is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia and is loved by locals and visitors from around the world for music and dance events, high-quality comfort food, classic ice cream favorites, and local artisan goods. We offer a variety of events including… Read More
Fred’s General Mercantile is America’s highest elevation general store, located in Beech Mountain, 30 min from Milepost exit 305.2, everything a general store used to be…and more! “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” Ski shop, groceries, deli, and lodging, too! www.fredsgeneral.com (828) 387-4838. Read More
Gem Mountain – Located at Milepost 330.9. Mine trips to an active mine. Flume mining at its best. Picnic area, gem & jewelry store, general store, ice cream and free fluorescent mineral display. Make your gems into jewelry. People’s choice for gem mining! Open March-December, Monday-Saturday from 10-5. (828)… Read More
Hickory Nut Gap Farm – 9 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 on 74A. A fifth generation family farm featuring grassfed meats from humanely-raised animals on quality pasture using regenerative practices. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! Our grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken… Read More
Holiday Stays: Montfair offers a 15% discount on four-night stays and 18.5 % on five-night stays, a 31% for a weeklong stay and 37% off a two week long stay! Celebrate late Autumn and the upcoming Winter Holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year with a vacation in… Read More