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First Tee Mountain Golf offers golf packages for individuals or groups to experience a golf vacation on some of the most beautiful courses in Western North Carolina at an affordable rate. Come enjoy panoramic views from elevated tees and putting on greens etched around mountain streams and lakes. 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
Folk Art Center – Milepost 382.5. Home facility of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Features craft shop of regional crafts, 3 exhibition galleries, daily craft demonstrations, special events. Parkway information and bookstore. National Park Service programs during season. Open daily with seasonal hours. Visit www.southernhighlandguild.org or call (828) 298-7928 for… 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
Grand Caverns – America’s oldest continuously operated show cave voted #2 in U.S. by Parade magazine. Experience nature’s handiwork. Open daily. The aboveground park offers hiking trails, biking, fishing, swimming, miniature golf and shelter rentals. www.grandcaverns.com (888) 430-CAVE. Read More
Grandfather’s lofty heights offer guests opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories in a natural haven that will endure forever. Marvel at 360-degree views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars, otters, eagles and deer in natural habitats and interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Two… Read More
The 66th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled for July 8-11, 2021! America’s finest gathering of Scottish Clans. Music, dancing, pageantry, athletic & children’s events. www.gmhg.org (828) 733-1333. Read More
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery – Enjoy award winning wines beside the sparkling waters of the Watauga River. Tastings are offered daily, Mon.-Sat. 12:00-6:00 and Sunday 1:00-6:00. Take the Linville exit at Parkway Milepost 305.1, to US 221. Turn right at stoplight in Linville onto Hwy 105. Go 7.6 miles… Read More
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – 15 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway MP 469.1. Round-trip scenic excursions take you from historic depot through the beautiful countryside. Variety of train excursions & special event trains. Dine in First Class Cars or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!… Read More
Gross’ Orchard & Apple Valley Homeplace – Vacation Home Rental. Open year round. $75 per couple per night. Mountain grown fruit & produce. Apples grown in the shadow of the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Virginia. U-pick or U-select. Apple Festival on the 3rd Saturday in October. Call (540)… Read More