The Area

Points of Interest: Things to do…any day of the week!

When possible call ahead, some area attractions subject to seasonal  hours.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway -- scenic drive with 40 miles of Parkway within its borders, Floyd County has the longest stretch of Parkway in Virginia. For maps and more information: Blue Ridge Parkway.org

 

Mabry Mill -- most photographed spot on the Parkway Historic Grist Mill. Self-guided tours/exhibits on rural Appalachian life. BRP MP 176 For more information, visit the restaurant site.

 

Chateau Morrisette Winery Tasting and Lunch - Open Year Round, Daily Winery tours and tastings, award-winning restaurant, special events. Visit their website.

 

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Public access facilities include a small parking area and a steep 1 mile hiking trail to the summit. See web site for directions and more information. Widely recognized as one of Virginia’s greatest natural heritage treasures; home to 14 rare plant species, three invertebrate species and six natural communities that are also rare in Virginia. Directions are also available at Hotel Floyd.

 

Rock Churches in Floyd Visit website for directions. Constructed from native stones from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beautiful rock churches in Floyd are three of the six rock churches built in the first half of the 20th century under the leadership of Rev. Bob Childress. For a great read and to learn more about Rev. Bob Childress, The Man Who Moved A Mountain, by Richard C. Davids.

 

The Town of Floyd Historic Walking Tour Downtown Floyd, Virginia. Visit their website, or find brochures available at the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Office, Floyd Country Store, Floyd Town Office and The Jacksonville Center for the Arts. A self-guided historic walking tour of the Town of Floyd, created by the Floyd County Historical Society, is fully described in the brochure: Floyd Historic Walking Tour: A Virginia Crossroads Town.

 

 

 

Area Golfing:

Great Oaks Country Club

Route 221 N., Floyd, VA 24091 (540) 745-2189

Great Oaks is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Great Oaks Country Club facility in Floyd, VA. From the longest tees it offers 6,437 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course was designed by Gene Hamm and opened in 1967.

The course rating is 70.8 with a slope rating of 124. Great Oaks is a private non-equity golf course with a 'Accompanied By Member' guest policy. The course contact is Tommy R. Ziglar, Golf Professional.

 

Olde Mill Golf Resort

2258 Stone Mountain Road, Laurel Fork VA 24352 - 1.800.753.5005

There is a place where the breeze blows a little sweeter. The air is a little fresher. The sky is a little bluer. Folks are a little friendlier and at night, the stars shine a little brighter. That place is the resort community of Olde Mill. Located just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the pastoral hills of Southwest Virginia's Carroll County, Olde Mill is the place you want to be - for a weekend, a season and for generations.

 

Primland

2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, Phone: 866-673-7802

The Highland Course is like no other. It winds its way through Primland’s mountain landscape, playing across ridge tops and over valleys, combining challenging golf with the breathtaking scenery at every turn. This exciting golf resort in Virginia is highly challenging and rewarding.

 

 

 

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