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Whether you seek days full of activities or more serene time spent relaxing, our region’s amazing beauty and natural resources make Smith Mountain Lake the ideal road trip destination. Enjoy 500 miles of glistening shoreline. Year-round appeal, history & wine anytime, fish, boat, golf, dine, shop, stay! For a FREE… Read More
Smoky Mountain Living Magazine celebrates wilderness adventuring and urban exploration in Southern Appalachia. From ice climbing to fine dining, moonshine tasting to gardening and regional happenings, Smoky Mountain Living is dedicated to the history, culture and outdoors of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from Chattanooga to Hickory and Greenville to Abingdon. Read More
Welcome to Smyth County, VA. Explore the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy our Mountains of Possibilities like outdoor recreation, hiking & fishing, great motorcycle routes, history & heritage, music & arts, museums & shopping, events & festivals, and beautiful scenery. See our online visitor guide at visitsmythcountyva.com. (877)… Read More
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley just 10 miles west of Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 0, Staunton, VA offers a perfect base from which to explore Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city’s charming downtown is home to a vibrant arts and music scene,… Read More
Steeles Tavern Manor is a 100-year-old B&B with modern amenities on 50 beautiful acres with creek, pond, pool, large decks. Offering 5 luxurious guest rooms in the Manor and 5 secluded cabins with hot tubs & great views. Just 6 miles from Parkway Milepost 27.2. Free Wi-Fi, dog-friendly cabin,… Read More
Surry County, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge foothills, includes four charming towns: Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain. Home to 16+ Yadkin Valley wineries and the ever-growing Surry County Wine Trail, Andy Griffith’s hometown and inspiration for Mayberry, Segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea hiking trail, and 100… Read More
The Orchard at Altapass is a 100-year-old non-profit apple orchard located just off the Parkway at Milepost 328.3 featuring heirloom apples, family fun, bee habitat, U-Pick, storytelling, “heyrides,” weekend free music, heritage information, & spectacular views. Hand-scooped ice cream, hot apple pie, homemade fudge, gifts, & jarred goodies are… Read More
The Blowing Rock – North Carolina’s oldest Travel Attraction providing breathtaking views 4,090 feet above John’s River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Visit us on Highway 321 South in Blowing Rock, NC for your iconic photo. Available for weddings and special events. www.theblowingrock.com. Read More
The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Visit the place where America’s Music was born…and lives on. Experience firsthand how music is woven into the rich tapestry of tradition in Southwest Virginia along a 330 mile driving trail that connects nine Major Venues and over 60 Affiliated Venues… Read More
Since 1892, The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock, NC has delighted weary guests with the soothing sounds of The Rocky Broad River, breathtaking views of The Blue Ridge Mountains, and the comforts of Southern-style dining with warm hospitality. Our calming Chimney Rock cabin rentals find the perfect… Read More