Am Rhein Wine Cellars
The name AmRhein means "on the Rhein (Rhine) River" which is located in Germany and where our ancestors are from. We specialize in unique Virginia-style wines with a German influence offering unique layers of fruit full of rich aroma. All the distinctive wines are born from our Blue Ridge Mountain Estate grown vineyards in Virginia. Am Rhein vineyards were first planted in 1995 and our first official crush occurred in 1999.
Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum
The folkways of the Blue Ridge spring to life on a re-created 1800 Virginia-German farmstead. The museum store, special tours, lectures, and hands-on activities make the Blue Ridge Farm Museum a unique place to learn about early Blue Ridge traditions.
Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails
Walking trails with spectacular outdoor nature scenery.
Bob White Covered Bridge
This 80-foot truss over the Smith River near Route 8 South of Woolwine was built in 1921. Although it has been replaced with a modern bridge, visitors can still walk through the Bob White Bridge which was retained for its landmark value.
Chateau Morrisette Winery
Enjoy elegant dining in a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Whether dining indoors by the open fire or on the patio during warm weather, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Savor foods from the American South along with award winning wines. Our chefs incorporate the finest regional ingredients including organically grown produce and game, fresh seafood from the coastal waters of North Carolina, farm raised catfish, small artisan cheeses and freshly baked breads. Our desserts are “to die for.” Reservations are strongly recommended.
Fairy Stone State Park
Named for the crystalline crosses which in legend are said to be the result of fairy tears shed on learning of the crucifixion of Jesus, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Lodge, conference center, and cabin rentals, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, biking and hiking are just a few of the activities waiting for you to enjoy.
Kibler Valley - Rated Class A stocked trout stream and hunting resort. This wild and wonderful valley is host to white water and kayak races which draws competitors to class competition annually. Rock Castle Creek - Stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and native trout. Smith, Mayo and Dan River - premier rivers for year round trout fishing.
Promoting Floyd arts, music, culture, and community since 1998.
Floyd Country Store
Home of the Friday night jamboree. Every Friday night, they offer live music from some of the best Blue Grass bands around.
A three-day World Music Festival held annually in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, showcasing the best in World, Bluegrass, Reggae, Folk, African, and Appalachian music, as well as quality local arts and crafts.
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
This 48-foot span bridge built of oak crosses the Smith River. It was constructed in 1914 and now this historic landmark still stands as a silent reminder of the past.
Laurel Hill/Jeb Stuart Birthplace
Birthplace and childhood home of the famous confederate calvary general JEB Stuart whose calvary exploits earned him the nickname of the "eyes" of Robert E. Lee's army of Northern Virginia.
The grandfather of race tracks - the oldest on the Nextel tour. Join more than 86,000 race fans for a fun-filled weekend of cheering and racing twice a year. This popular short track measures .526 mile providing dynamic and action-packed races.
Philpott a 2888-acre U. S. Army Corps of Engineers lake nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills. It boasts over 100 miles of shoreline surrounded by 65,000 acres of public lands. Boating, fishing, hunting, water skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking and wildlife watching are popular. Powerhouse tours are offered on a varying schedule.
The ancestral home of R. J. Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company sits in restored 19th century elegance on the Reynolds Plantation in Critz. The original plantation house welcomes visitors and local folk alike for numerous annual events.
Villa Appalaccia Winery
Tours of winery and grounds offered daily.
Wood Brothers Race Shop & Museum
One of the most successful racing teams in NASCAR history.
We are home to the Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Music Festival and the Bluegrass Festival. We offer year-round camping as well. Hot Showers and handicap access. Over 100 electrical hook-ups and water available to fill tanks, dump station provided and concessions.
Lover’s Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County. In the 1600's, the Indians inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains. White settlers started arriving and began clearing land to farm. Conflict arose between the Indians and the settlers. Legend has it that the son of a settler saw the twinkle in the eyes of the Chief's daughter, Morning Flower, and was immediately love-struck. The couple began to meet secretly and their love continued to grow. The young man and Indian maiden were threatened and shunned. With the beautiful rock and wildflowers as their backdrop, they jumped into the wild blue yonder ensuring they would be together forever. As you gaze out at Lover’s Leap, you can still see the evidence of their love in the beautiful view and hear them whisper in the cool evening breezes.