NRV See&Do Book 2018

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The place to The place to play The place to swim The place to shop The place to dine The place to live The place to be 6

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Contents 10 Activities, Recreation, Entertainment 20 Shopping 26


Arts and Culture

28 Museums


30 Weddings 32

Spa and Wellness


VT and RU


Craft Beer

38 Wine


40 Golf 42 Restaurants 56 Paw-ventures 58 Lodging 68 Retirement





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Welcome to the NRV

Published by: Country Media, Inc. P. O. Box 11816 Blacksburg, VA 24062 o: 540-961-2015

Welcome to the New River

Valley! This region of Southwest Virginia

embraces the counties of Giles, Floyd, Montgomery and Pulaski, along with

the City of Radford. The land rests

somewhere around 2,000 feet above sea

Design by: Country Media, Inc. Phillip Vaught

level dipping into mountain hollows and

Writer & Editor: Joanne Anderson

Lake in Giles County and in the eastern

Photos by: Michael Speed Photography Alisa H. Moody Wild Country Studios David Martin Night Watchman Photography Billy Bowling Sean Shannon Kristie Lea Photography Nathan Cooke Photography Laura’s Focus Photography Virginia Tech Virginia Tourism Corporation

Mountain in Floyd County. The climate

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valleys and rising to 3,875 feet above sea

level near the western edge at Mountain part even 100 feet higher on Buffalo

falls under the technical definition of

borderline between mountain temperate and humid continental. In simple speak,

there are four seasons with a very comfortable year-round climate and

an average annual temperature of 51

entrepreneurial opportunities, wonderful schools, state-of-the-art healthcare and abundant recreation and fresh air fun.

We are so happy you are here

that we’ve assembled this “NRV See & Do Book” to share our region with you.

Please turn the pages to discover what

makes the New River Valley so special. If you love this book so much that you’d

like a copy, please leave this one here for the next guest and purchase one of your very own at the front desk of most hotels

and at many of the advertisers’ places of business. In fact, we encourage you

to patronize the advertisers during your

stay. Here’s wishing you a pleasant visit in the NRV and safe travels beyond.

degrees with relatively few extremes in temperature or weather.




heritage is immersed in our music, arts,

culture, lifestyle, agriculture, small towns, farmer’s markets and back roads. World

renown universities, colleges and high tech companies thrive and impact the

world. And the world comes to the NRV

in a rich global population representing more than 50 countries. Residents enjoy

a high quality of life, excellent job and

Phillip Vaught, Publisher Country Media, Inc. publishers also of: New River Valley Magazine, New River Valley Map, New River Valley Business Yearbook, and other publications


ARE You Ready?

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Photo courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation

For everyone who has a brand of recreation which can be done effectively in slippers, call those ultra soft

adventures, there’s someone else who doesn’t consider s/he has recreated well unless it’s been an adrenaline-

pumping thrill like whitewater rafting, rock climbing or whizzing along a zip line in the treetops. Luckily for those extremes and most of everyone else in the middle, the New River Valley offers a wide range of fun stuff. As it’s not

possible in these pages to include copious information on every recreation spot, here are the basics, and one can easily find specifics like hours, fees and directions on the Internet.


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Appalachian Trail, 50 miles through Giles County, Angel’s Rest Overlook most popular day hike

Aquatic Center, Blacksburg, 6 lap lanes in 25-yard pool, hot tub, saunas, skate park

Aquatic Center, Christiansburg, 3 pools including Olympic size pool, warm water therapy pool, skate park

Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County, one of America’s most scenic drives

Bisset Park, Radford, alongside the New River, abundant bird life

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, Floyd, significant natural ecosystems, rare plants and animals, steep one mile hike

Caboose Park, Blacksburg, hand in hand playground, picnicking

Calfee Park, Pulaski, home field of the New York Yankees’ Appalachian League affiliate, the Pulaski Yankees

Cascade Falls, Pembroke, incredibly popular 2-mile woodland hike to 66-foot waterfalls

Children’s Museum, Blacksburg, indoor play space Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County,

21-mile long, boat rentals, stand up paddleboarding, kayaks, swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping Climber’s Gym, Christiansburg, rock walls and indoor challenges

Covered Bridges, Giles County, Route 700 [parking] and Route 601/Clover Hollow Road [private

property, can see and photograph from the road] Cox’s Driving Range, Blacksburg, miniature golf, batting cages, driving ranges


New River Trail, Pulaski County, 58 miles, rails-to-trails, pastoral scenes

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Dismal Falls, Giles County, not so dismal when you

are there, very pretty, hike 10 miles or drive on back roads, horse and people camping

Escape Rooms, Blacksburg and Radford, test your deductive reasoning skills to plot your escape

Falls Ridge Preserve, Elliston, short loop, 60-foot waterfall, wildflowers spring and summer

Floyd Country Store, Floyd, Friday night jamboree, Appalachian old-timey, toe-stompin’ music and dancing

Frank Blacksburg Cinebowl & Grille, theaters, IMAX, bowling, sports bar, arcade games

Gatewood Park & Reservoir, Pulaski County, 400

acres, hidden gem, newly marked and maintained trail system, 4 miles or more, great campground plus island camping by boat with permit

Glen Alton, Giles County, 304 acres, pristine, rural,

scenic, trails, picnicking, bird watching, photography Golden Hills Disc Golf Course, Christiansburg, professional grade 37-hole disc golf course

Hahn Horticultural Gardens and Duck Ponds,

Virginia Tech campus, pretty gardens year round, hundreds of plant species

Dismal Falls, Giles County, not so dismal when you are there, very pretty, hike 10 miles or drive on back roads, horse and people camping         

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Heritage Park, Blacksburg, 189 acres on edge of town, walking trails, bird watching, play space

Huckleberry Trail, Blacksburg-Christiansburg link,

Duck Pond, Virginia Tech campus, pretty gardens year round, hundreds of plant species

paved, 8+ miles

Kairos, Giles County, 1,500 acres, ATV and dirt bike trails, yurt lodging, bring your own vehicle or rent Lily’s Playground, New River Valley Mall, indoor play space

Mabry Mill, Milepost 176.2, historic mill, one of most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mary Draper Ingles Trail, Glen Lyn, along the New River, 7 miles, links with West Virginia trail system

McCoy Falls, Blacksburg, hot spot for tubing on the New River

Mill Creek Nature Park, Narrows, 140-acre nature

Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, 2,600 acres, hiking, mountain biking, sky slide, zip line adventures, on-site outfitter, lodging and dining

park, waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, stream fishing Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, 2,600 acres,

hiking, mountain biking, sky slide, zip line adventures, on-site outfitter, lodging and dining

Motor Mile Speedway, Fairlawn, car racing, derbies and thrilling events

New River Junction, Draper, next to New River Trail, bicycle rentals and outfitters, sports shop


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Pandapas Pond Recreation Area, Blacksburg, 8-acre pond

Xtreme Springz Trampoline Park, Christiansburg

Pandapas Pond Recreation Area, Blacksburg, 8-acre pond


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New River Trail, Pulaski County, 58 miles, rails-to- trails, pastoral scenes

New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin, flea markets, horse shows, county fair, special events and more

New River Valley Mall, one-half mile indoor perimeter walk, 6 walk laps = 3 miles, duh!

New River Water Trail, Giles County, 37 miles of New River water activities

NRV Super Bowl, Christiansburg, bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag

Outfitters, fly fishing, rafting, tubing, camping, stand- up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, cabin rentals, etc.

Pandapas Pond Recreation Area, Blacksburg, 8-acre

pond, kids fishing, boardwalk across part of the pond, picnic tables, creeks, butterfly and heirloom garden,

pond life, nature photo ops, walking, hiking, mountain

biking, horseback riding permitted, BYOH/bring your own horse, Jefferson National Forest trails


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Randolph Park, Pulaski, 87 acres, water park, frisbee, volleyball, horseshoes, picnicking

River Sculpture Walking Trail, Pearisburg, one mile walk, 5 permanent sculptures

Rocky Knob Recreation Area, Floyd County, Blue Ridge Parkway, visitor’s center, picnicking, camping, trails

Skateboard parks, Blacksburg and

Christiansburg near aquatic centers

Wildwood Farms General Store, Willis, live music Saturdays, monthly cruise-ins

Wildwood Park, Radford, 50-acre wooded valley,

bikeway and walking trails, eclectic nature ecosystems.

Movies You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies - all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies. ~ Steve Martin, actor Going to the movies has been a favorite pastime in the NRV for more than a century, and it is one of the most perfect vacation diversions. Movie houses with comfy seats and state-of-the-art digital production capabilities welcome viewers ~ and there’s plenty of popcorn! Well, you have to BYOS/bring your own seat to the Star-Lite Drive-in. Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Blacksburg, IMAX Theater, bowling, restaurant, arcade Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, renovated 1930s movie house, special performances, first-run movies Pulaski Theater, Pulaski, colorful history since 1911, reopened in 2009, music and films Regal New River Valley Stadium 14 Movie Theatre, Christiansburg next to NRV Mall, Scarette’s Plaza Cinema, Fairlawn, affordable family entertainment, newest movies Star-Lite Drive-in, Christiansburg, a classic for summer nights The Radford Theatre, downtown Radford, open every day, movies

Wildwood Park, Radford, 50-acre wooded valley, bikeway and walking trails, eclectic nature ecosystems.


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So much to see & do in...

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Make Your Own KAIROS MOMENTS Camping River Activities Luxury Yurts Weddings

Rent a Polaris RZR for the day! Kairos is 1515 acres of beautiful wilderness in the two Virginia’s, nestled against the New River and stretching atop and over the majestic Appalachian Mountains.

Glen Lyn, VA 540.235.2777



Shopping is akin to a national pastime, super sport, frequent hobby, fun social outing and overall good-

for-you activity, especially when you are away from home with a little vacation change in your pocket and leisure time on your hands. Spend it wisely discovering new gifts, new shops, new people, new streets, new stuff. You can find interesting things all over the New River Valley in shops you never knew or ones you love to visit again and again. Acquiring something new and different may raise serotonin levels, whether the merchandise is for you or someone else, as giving also boosts serotonin levels.

Shopping can be a stress-reliever as well because it directs your attention to attractive display cases,

handsome sporting gear, clothing and home decor, flea market finds and highly coveted Virginia Tech, Hokie, VCOM, Radford University, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and New River Community College emblazoned merchandise. And there’s mental, emotional and physical exercise involved. It’s a win-win scenario for an NRV shopping excursion with beaucoup intriguing things to find along every town’s main streets.


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Floyd County -- Every shop in the one-traffic-light

town of Floyd is compelling. That’s why they put glass in front windows and sport funky signs and clever names. Bell Gallery & Garden has had a presence for years. Wild Weeds Studio, A Little Monkey Business, Hey Helen, New Mountain Mercantile, Republic of Floyd Emporium, many antique shops with vintage stuff and clothing from country duds to refined city sophistication are all worth the drive.

Giles County -- The towns of Pearisburg, Pembroke,

Rich Creek and Narrows are wonderful enclaves to explore for hiking gear and supplies, jewelry, fabric, flea market finds, candles, gifts and Amish crafted home furnishings. It has even been reported that some of the best produce, occasional country crafts, jams and jellies, cheese, comfort foods and homemade foodie fare are found at the gas stations in Giles.


County -- Shopkeepers are

sprinkled throughout the county. The New River Valley Mall, many strip malls and the attractive First & Main shopping district on South Main Street in Blacksburg are home to major retailers and indie businesses.

Blacksburg -- Downtown is a 16-block area of historical

buildings and shops, cafes, sports bars and useful places like the U.S. Post Office, banks with ATMs, hair stylists and a popular farmer’s market (Wed and Sat.). Fringe Benefit and Matrix Gallery measure their downtown presence in more than three decades, and newbies like t.r. Collection, Sundae Best and 310 Rosemont offer gifts, eclectic and fine clothing and home and personal accessories. Other places will grab your attention as you stroll around, and Miller off Main St. Galleries, in its 42nd year, is worth a stroll at 250 Wilson Ave., about eight blocks from the center of downtown.

Christiansburg -- With brick sidewalks, church steeples and a community spirit embedded in its long history as a settlement on the Great Road to the western frontier, the downtown antique shops draw visitors from all over the East Coast. Dozens of dealers offer fine and


Shopping country furniture, home decor, books, dishes, saddles sometimes, a little bit of everything. The farmers market is open Thursdays in season on Hickok Street, and downtown is host to truck rodeos, street fairs and festivals.

Pulaski County -- The Marketplace at the historic train station

bustles all summer on Tuesdays with fresh produce and crafts. The Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley has found its home in downtown Pulaski for decades with local and regional arts and crafts. You might not want to miss The Blue Ridge Fudge Lady, Shabby Chic Boutique, Stand Out Fashion or Southern Harts, whose slogan is: “When you shop at a small business, an actual person does a happy dance.”

Radford City -- The first stop here can be the Radford Visitor’s

Center inside Glencoe Mansion. Along with copious information is a gift shop with local arts and crafts, books and Virginia is for Lovers merchandise. Downtown is a fun mix of flea market finds at Riley’s Uniques, local arts and crafts at Green Heron Arts, jewelry, antiques, fine and casual clothing boutiques and yard art.


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Pearis Mercantile Something for Every Occasion!

540-921-2260 | 200 N. Main St. ~ Pearisburg



For those who are new to the New River Valley and returning Hokie parents and others who come annually or more often for family or fun, there are some be-sure-notto-miss shops off the beaten path and main drags. You do not want to leave without dropping in at these places.

w Annie Kay’s Main Street Market, Blacksburg -- Health foods, fresh produce w Bonomo’s, Blacksburg -- fine women’s clothier, nice accessories, some shoes, jewelry w Cambria Emporium, Cambria/Christiansburg -antiques and collectibles, old books ‘n things w Cambria Toy Station, Cambria/Christiansburg -- toys ‘n fun stuff w Crab Creek Country Store -- primitives and country home decor, wood and gas stoves w Crow’s Nest Greenhouses, Blacksburg -- plants, flowers, herbs, garden decor, seasonal stuff w Draper Mercantile, Draper -- garden shop, Christmas shop, gift, jewelry, home decor and kitchen shop w Eats Natural Foods, Blacksburg -- bulk everything, vitamins, gifts, fresh produce w Harristatum, Radford - clothing, jewelry, gifts w Harvest Moon Food Store, Floyd -- fresh meats, produce, fair trade coffee, bulk foods w Heirloom Originals, Blacksburg -- antique glassware and china, vintage jewelry (if afghan on front porch swing, it’s open) w Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co., Blacksburg -- toys and nice learning games and things


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w Looking Glass Designs, Christiansburg -- artistic oneof-a-kind glass creations for home decor and fine gifts w Matt Hagan Outdoors, Blacksburg -- classy gifts, clothes, outdoor fun stuff, hunting and fishing w Ms. Audre’s Fabric-n-Fellowship, Pearisburg - fabric galore, quilting supplies, stained glass quilt squares w New River Sports - fishing, boating, firearms, ammo w Peacocks and Hollyhocks at the Station, Dublin shabby chic, French country, fine home decor, clothing, jewelry, etc. w Pearisburg Mercantile, Pearisburg -- candles, gifts, garden accessories, hiking supplies w Rock Fence Pottery, Dublin (pottery by retired vet David Stanley) w Schoolhouse Fabrics, Floyd - two floors and lots of former schoolrooms of fabric and sewing staples w Walker Valley Market, Pearisburg -- oh, a few miles out of town, Amish furniture, cheese, meats, gifts w Western Store, Christiansburg -- all things horse, western and English wear, saddles, 100s of belts, boots, bridles w Wildwood Farms General Store, Willis -- daylily farm, general store, kitchen, live music sometimes w Upscale Attic, Christiansburg -- keyword: upscale, fine home furnishings and accessories on consignment

Explore the Draper Village!

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Stay at "N ew River Retreat" in a cabin on the New River, Claytor L ake, or New River Trail!

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Arts & Culture

The plethora of arts in all its genres and cultural events in the New River Valley has an immensely positive

impact on visitors, residents and local communities. They forge a strong connection to the region’s character, create a sense of place and promote kinship among the population. All artistic and cultural expression embraces a broad swath of social, economic, historic and contemporary small town and rural life. It is with and through the arts that the New River Valley’s identity continues to evolve in the context of past, present and future. Appalachian heritage, abundant natural resources, farming, mining and skilled craftsmen and women co-exist comfortably with high tech geeks, educational institutions and an extensive international population which enriches the region and complements its frontier roots.

It’s easy to find something year-round that embraces artistic expression. The Nutcracker is performed each

December by local dance studios in small venues or on stage in the $100 million Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg. This sophisticated venue plays host as well to Appalachian musicians and The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music


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Homecoming with banjos, guitars and dulcimers. International performances include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra of Sweden and the award-winning tap dance company Dance Dorrance, based in New York City.

The Summer Musical Enterprise is in its

26th year of presenting theatre for the community, by the community. Anyone can participate, and its production is eagerly anticipated and sold out. Blacksburg Regional Art Association [blacksburgart. org] members exhibit art in multiple locations like offices, banks and coffee shops. Beloved American artist Pat Buckley Moss, who donated $10 million to the VT Center for the Arts a.k.a. Moss Arts Center, resides in the New River Valley. She makes personal appearances at her P. Buckley Moss Gallery on Gilbert Street in Blacksburg. Many artists open their galleries to the public, and the Floyd County Artisan Trail boasts more than 40 open studios across a long weekend in June. Virginia Tech and Radford University promote their schools of performing arts with a variety of music, art, dance and theater productions.

One of the best souvenirs a traveler can

acquire is a local art piece or handcrafted item to take home for oneself, family, dogsitter, housesitter, colleague or shop in advance for holidays and birthdays. Among the art galleries where visitors can see and purchase local art and crafts are:

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Art Pannonia, Blacksburg Bell Gallery & Garden, Floyd Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley, Pulaski Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd Green Heron Arts, Radford Gunpowder Springs Artisan Shop, Eggleston Miller off Main St. Galleries, Blacksburg The Artful Lawyer, a Fine Gallery, Blacksburg P. Buckley Moss Gallery, Blacksburg

P. Buckley Moss


Museums Museums chronicle history, preserve artifacts, tools and buildings and serve as stewards of collections and memorabilia. w Alexander Black House and Cultural Museum, Blacksburg w Andrew Johnston House, Pearisburg w Blue Ridge Music Center, Floyd

w Coal Miner’s Heritage Park, McCoy outside Blacksburg w Floyd County Historical Society Museum, Floyd w Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery, Radford w June Bug Center for Arts & Education, Floyd

w Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Art Gallery, Christiansburg w Old Church Gallery, Floyd

w Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Museum, Pulaski w Smithfield Historic Plantation, Blacksburg

w St. Luke’s and Odd Fellows Hall, Blacksburg

w Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern


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Wedding bells ring across the

New River Valley from the Blue Ridge

w wedding planners

churches, pumpkin fields, mountain tops

w professional photographers

kayak and on horseback, along the New

w fresh flower providers

clearings, gardens, enchanting rustic

w a wedding gown shop with dresses

is richly blessed with all the components

w musicians and DJs

oh-so-essential wedding planner who

w tuxedo rentals

the who, what, where, when and how of

w beauty salons

ceremonies. Throughout the NRV, there

w and everything else.

Parkway and beautiful wineries to chapels,

w caterers for all tastes

and country valleys. Couples marry in a

w pastors and officiants

River and in fields of flowers, woodland

w wedding cake and cupcake bakers

venues and charming B&Bs. The region

for bridesmaids, moms and grandmoms

of a perfect wedding ... starting with the

w overnight lodging

knows not only all the details, but also

w jewelers

NRV wedding options for very special

w reception venues

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Couples in love choose to

marry or renew their vows in the New River Valley for many reasons in all the seasons. Lots of them met at college,

and it’s a no-brainer to claim their forever commitment where it all began. Others

may have grown up here, and still more simply flee the city for the adventure of a country wedding in a region blessed

with radiant natural beauty. From lavish, glamour and glitz to shabby chic, vintage and country themes, weddings are not

only affordable in the New River Valley, but also stunning for the setting and services to make your dreams come true for a perfect wedding.


White Rocks Campground Kairos Resort Cascade Falls University Mall

Glen Alton Farm Andrew Johnston Museum

Mill Creek Nature Park

Mountain Lake Lodge Sinking Creek Covered Bridge

JEFFERSON National Forest

VT Visitor Center

Inn at Riverbend Pandapas Pond

Castle Rock Golf Course



Appalachian Trail

VT Golf Course

100 New River Water Trail

Smithfield Plantation

Prices For kR d

Dismal Falls

NRV Fairgrounds

Huckleberry Trail

NRV Airport New River Junction

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NRV Community College

Pete Dye River Course


Bisset Park

Downtown Shopping

Radford Theater

Randolph Park Wilderness Road Regional Museum

Gatewood Park

Scarrette's Plaza Cinema Glencoe Mansion

81 Pulaski Theater


Raymond Ratcliffe Museum

Macado’s Radford Wildwood Park


Historic Calfee Park Draper Valley Golf Course



Radford University

Claytor Lake State Park New River Trail State Park

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Carilion NRV Medical Center

Appalachian Trail

NM ain St Beliveau Estates Winery Bonomos Plaza NE Shopping Center Moss Arts Center Macado’s Blacksburg

Inn at VT

North End Center

Downtown Shopping





Theater 101

The Lyric


Blacksburg Municipal Park

Virginia Tech Cassell Coliseum Alexander Black House

Hahn Horticulture Gardens

First & Main Shopping Center

IMAX Cinebowl



Lane Stadium

SM ain


Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course

Gables Shopping Center

VT CRC Blacksburg Country Club MARR IOT


VT Montgomery Executive Airport Lewis Gale Hospital

Courtyard by Marriott Blacksburg

Mid County Park Frog Pond

NRV Mall


NRV Community College

Blue Ridge Parkway

Regal Cinema Meadows Golf and Swim Club

Spradlin Farm Shopping Center Christiansburg Rec Center Harkrader Sports Complex

Christiansburg Aquatic Center


Gateway Plaza Macado’s Christiansburg

Downtown Shopping STARLITE

Montgomery Museum


81 Roanoke

Starlite Drive-in Theater WhiteBarrel Winery

Sinkland Pumpkin Farm


Oak Grove Pavilion

Floyd Country Store Auburn Hills Golf Course

Floyd's Jacksonville Center of Arts

Chateau Morrisette Winery

Chantilly Farm


Spa & Wellness

The Fountain of Youth, a magical water source reputed to reverse the aging process and cure sickness, remains as elusive in the 21st century as when Juan Ponce de Leon and his pals searched for it in 1513. But the fact of the matter is that youth is a state of mind anyway, not a time of life, and it embraces all the enthusiasm for adventure as much as the down times of pure relaxation sprinkled with some stress relief maneuvers, like massage, and pampering from your hair and face out to hands and fingernails and down to feet and toes. Therapy comes in many forms, and a little personal indulgence directly impacts one’s self-esteem, level of optimism and a not-so-elusive enhanced sense of well being. The power of rejuvenation holds the key to feeling fabulous, putting a spring in your step and restoring a whimsical, fun-loving spirit. The New River Valley is endowed with an abundance of service-minded people who offer myriad massage options, state-of-the-art manicures and pedicures, hair treatments from trims to curls, color and cuts, facials and much more. Whether you are on vacation, on a business trip, attending a conference, visiting colleges or college students and family members, consider taking advantage of 34

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being away from the daily grind to carve out time for some beneficial personal luxury. Walking has been one of the very best exercises since the dawn of time, but can be another activity that gets crowded out. Well, take advantage of being away from home, the copious walking opportunities in the NRV and our smog-free southwest Virginia fresh air. Swimming is another oft-touted healthy exercise that does not require a lot of gear or expense, and the aquatic centers in Blacksburg and Christiansburg have open swim times. Workout venues include the Weight Club, CrossFit 460, Blacksburg Fitness and Pilates Studio, Anytime Fitness, YMCA of Pulaski County, Dublin Fitness Center, Floyd Fitness, Giles County Wellness Center and more. You might be dressing up for a classy Moss Arts Center symphony or international performance, dressing down for a day on the New River or Claytor Lake or simply slipping into the bestest, softest blue jeans you packed to meet a friend or colleague for coffee. Treat yourself to a swim, a walk, a workout, a spa treatment, and step out with glowing confidence and a renewed passion for life.



You do not have to be a Hokie or a Highlander or

even a resident to get caught up in the excitement of college

or high school sports in the New River Valley. Tailgating for

Virginia Tech ACC football games starts early -- about the time the sun comes up for some. Traffic can be bumper to bumper getting to the Dedmon Center for Big South Conference NCAA basketball at Radford University. Those

games may get a lot of press, but over at RU, many of the

9,400 students participate in baseball, golf, soccer, tennis,

cross country, equine competitions, ice hockey, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, volleyball, track and field and more. 36

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Virginia Tech students number 32,300 and lots of

them engage in soccer, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis,

water polo, fencing, equestrian events, field hockey, cricket,

baseball and much more. Student athletes often get a leg up in the real world for having acquired team and leadership

skills and time management experience. High schools,

private schools and elementary schools across the NRV are also proud of their sports teams, teaching young ‘uns the

value of team playing, a healthy competitive spirit and that winning is a kick and losing is a bummer. Good lessons to learn at an early age.


Craft beer

Rising Silo, Blacksburg

As the craft beer movement wafts across the

needed to whistle for a refill. More plausible perhaps is the

challenge to design, brew and craft spirits of incomparable

drink is in order to remedy that. Whistling aside, artisan beer

country, entrepreneurs in the New River Valley embrace the quality. The small side of these micro-breweries assures

attention to every detail and well-earned pride in every bottle or frosty mug or tall glass.

With half a dozen or so places to wet your whistle

with microbrew beer hand-crafted in small batches, visitors have some enticing choices in the New River Valley. Folk lore

attributes “wet your whistle” to British pub owners having whistles baked into ceramic mugs, from which you only


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fact that it’s very hard to whistle from a dry mouth, so a

appeals to our adventurous desire to taste and experience new brews, stouts, ales and so forth.

The River Company Brewery in Pulaski County

celebrates 10 years in 2018 and offers creative blends in name and brew like Dumpster Dog Porter, Red River Ale

and Peachicot, the latter a blond ale with peach and apricot flavors. The restaurant with open beams, lots of wood and a

beautiful view over the New River is open Tuesday through Saturday.

w w w w w w

Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Floyd Bull & Bones Brewhaus, Blacksburg Right Mind Brewing, Blacksburg Rising Silo, Blacksburg Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg The River Company and Brewery, Pulaski County


Adjacent to Floyd County is the once touted “Moonshine Capital of the World” so it’s just a whisker away that Five Mile Mountain Distillery has set up shop -- uh, legally. It’s the first distillery in Floyd since Prohibition, and they’re using the same ol’ recipes along with traditional copper stills on open flames. Smooth 80 proof moonshines include the Elderberry and Vanilla Plum Moonshine, while the Sweet Mountain Moonshine is a 100 proof, traditional corn and barley moonshine whiskey. They say it’s smooth solo but makes a great cocktail or infusion as well.

w Five Mile Mountain Distillery, Floyd w Gift shop and tasting room open Friday-Sunday



New River Valley wineries continue producing stellar wines in myriad varieties, and vintners rise to the challenge of blending grapes and flavors for vino of incomparable quality. Grapes grow well in southwest Virginia for its good soil and cool climate. Beliveau Estate Winery, a destination boutique winery outside Blacksburg, maintains 12 acres of grapes and produces and bottles all its award-winning wine on-site. Beliveau also is home to a luxury B&B, lavender festival, wedding venue, tasting bar and many special events. On the eastern edge of the region along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette revels in its 40th year of being “a hobby that soon got out of hand.” The premier 40

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winery boasts a world-class restaurant, some of the finest wines produced in Virginia, elite wine tastings, music festivals, an intriguing gift shop with a tasting bar and year round events that draw folks to its scenic mountaintop vistas. The New River Valley’s Giles County on the western boundary is home to Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery and JBR Winery. Iron Heart Winery, near the southern tip of the NRV, was founded on a 1782 land grant parcel that housed an Iron Complex some 100 years ago. “The name attempts to capture portions of the property’s bountiful history and admirable traits of an amazing man in its past,” states the father-son owners, who work side by side daily and also

offer home stays, corporate retreats and an event venue. Robert Louis Stevenson wrapped up the essence of wine in four words: “Wine is bottled poetry.�


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Beliveau Estate Winery, Blacksburg Blenkinsop Vineyard & Wine, Pulaski Chateau Morrisette, Floyd Firefly Hill Vineyards, Elliston Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Giles County Iron Heart Winery, Hiwassee JBR Winery, Giles County The New River Vineyard & Winery, Fairlawn Villa Appalaccia, Floyd Whitebarrel Winery, Riner (winery) and Blacksburg (tasting room and snacks)

Wine Shop: Vintage Cellar (best local and international selection) Wine Bar: 622 North Restaurant and Wine Bar, Blacksburg Whitebarrel Wine and Tapas Bar, Blacksburg

Riding through forests, across open pastures and along ridge tops on horseback is an extraordinary NRV adventure. Winterfrost Farm is an equine rescue and rehab 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and mission of one mother-daughter team which takes in and cares for horses in need. Beginning riders are welcome, and the trail horses are healthy, well-rested rescues willing to take you along for the ride. All Ride-A-Rescue fees go to caring for these magnificent creatures. 100 High Meadow Pkwy. ~ Radford 540-320-1697 ~



“Golf combines two favorite American pastimes:

taking long walks and hitting things with a stick.” [American

writer and satirist P.J. O’Rourke] Among the kilts, bagpipes

and legendary creatures living in lakes, Scotland is the heralded home of golf, beginning in the Middle Ages. It’s been said that life is good when you’re golfing, and

therefore, you can enjoy a slice of the good life while you

are visiting the New River Valley. Among the attractions of the sport, which some, by the way, refer to as a way of life,

are no age limit, good exercise, fresh air, practice anywhere,


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play individually or as a team, and you can make friends, make deals, make mistakes or make a hole in one.

You can play like a champion and embrace the

golfer’s diet of living on greens as much as possible. It’s not

really a hit or miss kind of sport, but sometimes more a hit it, find it, hit it again approach. Whatever your skill level, you can enjoy your daily dose of iron in the NRV among

beautiful scenery with beaucoup water hazards, occasional trees and sand trap challenges.

w Auburn Hills Golf Club, Riner, 18 holes, pro shop, beautiful countryside views, 540-381-4995

w Blacksburg Country Club, Blacksburg [private], 18 holes, Ellett Valley, 540-552-9165

w Castle Rock Golf & Recreation, Pembroke, 18 holes, pool, tennis, picnicking, 540-626-7276

w Cox’s Golf Driving Range, Blacksburg, 26 driving range stations (6 covered), putting green, miniature golf,

Claytor Lake State Park Spend a day at the beach or a week in a cabin. Offering a marina, boat rentals, picnic shelters, the Water’s Edge Meeting Facility and new this year, yurts.

batting cages, 540-951-0948

w Draper Valley Golf Club, Draper/Pulaski County,

18 holes, an oasis for the serious golfer, 866-980-GOLF

w Great Oaks Country Club, Floyd, 18 holes, golf pro manager on site, 540-745-2189

w Pete Dye River Course, Pulaski County, owned by

Virginia Tech, 18 holes, along the New River, 540-633-6732

w The Hill, Blacksburg’s Municipal Course, downtown,

9 holes, re-opening 2018 after major renovations, 540-961-1137

w Virginia Tech Golf Course, Blacksburg, 9 holes, on

campus adjacent to Inn at VT and VT Welcome Center, 540-231-6435

w Thorne Spring Golf Course and Event Center, Pulaski, 18 holes, pro shop and snack bar, 540-980-5851

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Blacksburg 620 North 620 N. Main St. 540-951-1022 Abby’s Restaurant & Bar 1001 N. Main St. 540-953-0100 Avellinos Italian 1440 S. Main St. 540-953-4040 BB Cup 301 S. Main St. 540-739-3064 Beijing Buffet 1200 S. Main St. 540-951-8889 Ben & Jerry’s 109 Washington St. 540-552-2540 Benny Marzano’s Pizza 110 Draper Road 540-649-2896 Big Al’s Grille & Sportsbar 201 N. Main St. 540-951-3300 44

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Black Hen and Bar Bleu 126 Jackson St. 540-951-3000

Cafe De Bangkok 104 Jackson St. 540-951-8424

Double Dragon 1305 S. Main St. 540-552-6651

Blacksburg Taphouse 607 N. Main St. 540-552-3023

Carol Lee Donuts 1414 N. Main St. 540-552-6706

D.P. Dough 215 N. Main St. 540-951-9663

Bollo’s Cafe & Bakery 206 Draper Road 540-953-1669

Cellar Restaurant 302 N. Main St. 540-953-0651

Boudreaux’s 205 N. Main St. 540-961-2330

Ceritano’s 428 N. Main St. 540-443-9135

El Rodeo 623 N. Main St. 1540 S. Main St. 540-552-7807

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 211 Prices Fork Road 540-552-9464

China Inn Restaurant 401 Draper Road 540-552-0871

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill 1470 S. Main St. 540-953-2855 Cabo Fish Taco 117 S. Main St. 540-552-0950 Cafe at Champs 111 N. Main St. 540-552-2233


Chinese Kitchen 1409 N. Main St. 540-552-7110 Chipotle Mexican Grill 312 N. Main St. 540-552-3860 Domino’s Pizza 905 N. Main St. 540-953-4600

El Mariachi 3703 S. Main St. 540-951-7300 Excellent Table 119 N. Main St. 540-951-1094 Famous Anthonys 1701 S. Main St. 540-443-9304 Firehouse Pizza 860 University City Blvd 540-953-1975 Five Guys 400 Turner St. 540-953-5040


Restaurants Foamo Coffee, Crepes, Ice Cream 700 N. Main St.

Insomnia Cookies 620 N. Main St. 407-512-9237

Frank Theatres Grille 1614 S. Main St. 540-750-4588

Joe’s Diner 221 N. Main St. 540-961-4194

Frosty Parrot Frozen Treats 1560 S. Main St. 540-250-5264

Kobe Japanese Express 860 University City Blvd. 540-552-7030

Gaucho Brazilian Grille 880 University City Blvd. 540-922-2854

Lefty’s Main Street Grille 1410 S. Main St. 540-552-7000

Gillies 153 College Ave. 540-961-2703

London Underground Pub 112 N. Main St. 540-552-9044

Gobblecakes 145 College Ave. 540-951-4121 Green’s Grill & Sushi Bar 109 College Ave. 540-961-2020 Gumby’s Pizza 210 Prices Fork Road 540-552-3200 Happy Wok 133 College Ave. 540-552-3048 Himalayan Curry Cafe 781 University City Blvd. 540-552-7770 Hokie House 322 N. Main St. 540-552-0280 Hunan King 801 University City Blvd. 540-951-0654 Hwy 55 775 University City Blvd. 540-552-8555 Idego Coffee 119 N. Main St. 540-998-9356 India Garden 210 Prices Fork 540-951-5100 46

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Lucie Monroe’s Mediterranean Cafe 1301 S. Main St. 540-315-9378 Macado’s 922 University City Blvd. 540-953-2700 Mekong Cafe 1405 S. Main St. 540-953-2838 Mellow Mushroom 207 S. Main St. 540-605-7074 Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea 700 N. Main St. 540-552-7442 Moe’s Southwest Grill 239 N. Main St. 540-552-6220 More Than Coffee 235 N. Main St. 540-552-9222 Next Door Bake Shop 460 Turner St. 540-951-2253 NomNoms 1201 S. Main St. 540-684-6661


Oge Chi Restaurant & Lounge 204 Draper Road 540-961-1488

She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge 211 Draper Road 540-961-9100

Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro 1329 S. Main St. 540-953-2815

Smokeys Kabab 801 University City Blvd. 540-552-8810

P K’s Bar & Grill 432 N. Main St. 540-552-3278 Panera Bread 715 University City Blvd. 540-951-8650 Papa John’s Pizza 824 N. Main St. 540-953-3333 Pizza Hut 801 University City Blvd. 540-953-3000 Poor Billy’s 126 Jackson St. 540-951-2203 Preston’s Inn at Virginia Tech Prices Fork Road 540-231-0120 Qdoba Mexican Eats 616 University City Blvd. 540-951-1469 Rivermill 212 Draper Road 540-951-2483 Roma Pizza 1407 N. Main St. 540-552-3800 Sake House Japanese Restaurant 1560 S. Main St. 540-951-0068 Sharkey’s 220 N. Main St. 540-552-2030

Souvlaki 201 College Ave. 540-951-0555 Sushi Factory 801 University City Blvd. 540-951-2380 Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt 801 University City Blvd. 540-251-3080 Sycamore Deli 310 Turner St. 540-951-9817 The Best of Blacksburg Pizza 860 University City Blvd. 540-953-1975 Top of the Stairs 217 College Ave. 540-953-2837 Waffle House 610 N. Main St. 540-951-5370 Whitebarrel Wine and Tapas Bar 301 S. Main St. 540-382-7619 Wikiteria Cafe 1715 Pratt Drive 540-443-9221 Zeppoli’s Italian 810 University City Blvd. 540-953-2000 Zoë’s Kitchen 1500 S. Main St. 540-605-7750




Chick-Fil-A 2200 N. Franklin St. 540-394-4488

Denny’s 2675 Roanoke St. 540-382-6620

Fatback Soul Shack 2440 Roanoke St. 540-251-3182

Alejandro’s Mexican Grill 1635 N. Franklin St. 540-382-3747

China Garden 1572 N. Franklin St. 540-381-4061

Domino’s Pizza 426 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-1516

Five Guys 95 Conston Ave. 540-381-6411

Aly’s Family Italian 3204 Riner Road 540-381-7800

Dude’s Drive-in 1505 Roanoke St. 540-382-7901

Amelia’s Pizzeria 1130 Cambria St. 540-381-7878

Cold Stone Creamery 2445 N. Franklin St. 540-250-4024 Country Cookin’ 2020 Roanoke St. 540-382-4734

Gardner’s Frozen Treats & The Grill 419 Roanoke St. 540-382-6450

Asian Cafe 200 Marshall Drive 540-381-0088

Country Kitchen 1080 Radford St. 540-382-5536

El Grand Rodeo 200 Laurel St. 540-394-4005

Blackwater Grill 420 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-0303

Crab Creek Seafood 9 Radford St. 540-382-6100

Buffalo and More 4041 Riner Road 540-381-9764

Cracker Barrel 30 Hampton Blvd. 540-382-2750

El Puerto 1324 Barringer Mountain Road 540-563-2455

Charlie’s Chinese 35 W. Main St. 540-382-8899

Dairy Queen 950 Franklin St. 540-382-9195


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Due South BBQ 1465 Roanoke St. 540-381-2922

Golden Corral 2580 N. Franklin St. 540-381-4605 Gran Rodeo Mexican 200 Laurel St. 540-394-4005 Hunan House 2100 Roanoke St. 540-382-8999

Famous Anthony’s 6 Radford St. 540-394-3335

IHOP 65 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-3961

[The] Farmhouse 285 Ridinger Street 540-382-4253

Italiano Family Pizza 3363 Radford Road 540-633-2107


Restaurants Christiansburg Kabuki Japanese Steak House 120 Arbor Drive 540-381-3600

Panera Bread 2610 N. Franklin St. 540-382-0970 Papa John’s Pizza 7 S. Franklin St. 540-381-3000

Little Caesars Pizza 1576 N. Franklin St. 540-382-3733

Pizza Hut 2387 Roanoke St. 540-381-2100

Little River Grill 2395 Tyler Road 540-639-3399

Pizza Inn 190 N. Franklin St. 540-382-4989

Lola’s International Bar and Grill 1635 N. Franklin St. 540-381-6048

Red Lobster 75 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-3760

Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Co. 1600 Roanoke St. 540-381-0909 Macado’s 19 W. Main St. 540-381-8872 Milano Italian 50 Merrimac Road 540-951-2590 Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery 4 W. Main St. 540-382-3432 New River Valley Mall Ben & Jerry’s Cinco de Mayo Food Court 782 New River Road New River Valley Pizza 426 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-0808 O’Charley’s 150 Laurel St. 540-382-5651 Olive Garden 2590 N. Franklin St. 540-381-3240 Oliver’s 3631 Radford Road 540-639-5555 Outback Steakhouse 295 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-9596 50

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 105 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-4973

Floyd County

Route 8 Donuts 1225 W. Main St. 540-315-3688

Black Water Loft 117 S. Locust St. 540-745-5638

Ruby Tuesday 2380 Roanoke St. 540-382-9474

Blue Ridge Restaurant 113 E. Main St. 540-745-2147

Sakura 105 Laurel St. 540-381-1188 Sam’s Hot Dog Stand 1715 N. Franklin St. 540-382-8099 Sonic Drive-in 355 N. Franklin St. 540-381-0007 [The] Summit Restaurant 95 College St. 540-382-7218

Chateau Morrisette Restaurant 287 Winery Road MP 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway 540-593-2865 DJ’s Drive-In 701 E. Main St. 540-745-3663 Dogtown Roadhouse 302 S. Locust St. 540-745-6836

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt 40 Spradlin Farm Drive 540-251-3080

El Charro Grill Mexican 302 S. Locust St. 540-745-5303

Taqueria El Paso 510 Peppers Ferry Road 540-892-3411

Floyd Country Store The Cafe 206 S. Locust St. 540-745-4563

Texas Roadhouse 100 Bradley Drive 540-381-2900 Waffle House 2440 Roanoke St. 540-382-2080


Mabry Mill Restaurant 266 Mabry Mill Road, Meadows of Dan MP 176 Blue Ridge Parkway 276-952-2947

Mickey G’s Bistro 113 Parkview Road 540-745-2208 Natasha’s Market Cafe 227 N. Locust St. 540-745-2450 Oddf3llows Cantina 110 N. Locust St. 540-745-3463 Parkway Grille 227 N. Locust St. 540-745-4770 Pine Tavern 611 Floyd Hwy. North 540-745-4482 Ray’s Restaurant 1041 Floyd Hwy. 540-745-2501 Tuggles Gap Restaurant & Motel 3351 Parkway Lane South 540-745-3402 Wildwood Farms General Store George’s Kitchen 2380 Floyd Hwy. South 540-745-5155

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Restaurants Pulaski County Al’s on First 68 1st Street 540-509-5133

Bella Pizzeria 1048 Memorial Drive Pulaski 540-980-5292 Blue Ridge Fudge Lady 158 N. Washington Ave. Pulaski 540-838-9263

Giles County Anna’s Restaurant 100 Monroe St., Narrows 540-726-3545 Bears Den Restaurant 100 S. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2212 Cascade Cafe 201 Cascade Drive, Pembroke 540-626-4567Cen Central Restaurant 101 Church St., Rich Creek 540-726-3660 Dairy Queen 503 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-726-3133 Deer Country Restaurant 1831 Big Stony Creek Road, Ripplemead 540-626-7100 Friends & Family Restaurant 100 Woodland Drive, Pearisburg 540-921-4717 Harvest Mountain Lake Lodge 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke 540-626-7121 Kalbee Restaurant 609 Snidow St., Pembroke 540-626-6011 52

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La Barranca Mexican Grill 418 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2323 Lucky Star Chinese 316 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2808 Palisades 68 Village St., Eggleston 540-626-2828 Papa’s Pizzeria & Subs 111 Tazewell St., Pearisburg 540-921-1333 Pizza Hut 806 Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg 540-921-1000 Pizza Plus 507 N. Main St., Pearisburg 158 Old Virginia Ave., Rich Creek 540-921-3100 Queen’s Pizza & Subs 144 Kinter Way, Pearisburg 300 Old Virginia Ave., Rich Creek 540-921-4321 Riviera Mexican 5870 Virginia Ave., Pembroke 540-626-5441 Roma II 5840 Virginia Ave., Pembroke 540-626-5858


Chang Hua Chinese 1000 Memorial Drive Pulaski 540-980-6363 Chill Out Yogurt 1166 E. Main St. Pulaski 540-616-4193 Ciro’s Pizza 248 E. Main St. Dublin 540-674-2476 Coffee Grinder Café 51 E. Main St. Pulaski 540-838-9365 Compadres 1106 E. Main St. Pulaski 540-994-5557 Dairy Queen 5149 State Park Road Dublin 540-674-8015 Draper Mercantile 3054 Greenbrier Road Draper, I-81, exit 92 540-994-5659 El Ranchero 5239 Alexander Road Dublin 540-674-8639 FATZ Café 4586 Alexander Farm Road Dublin 540-674-8046

Hanks Drive-In 7431 Lee Hwy. Fairlawn 540-731-1579 MK’s Gourmet Pizzeria & Shoppe 4941 State Park Road Dublin, I-81, exit 101 540-674-8888 Olykoek Shoppe – Donuts 703 East Broad Street Dublin 540-307-5717 Omelet Shoppe 5150 State Park Road Dublin 540-674-8473 Patty’s Kitchen 793 Broad St. Dublin 540-674-4952 Pizza Hut 914 E. Main St. Pulaski 540-980-4300 Preston’s at The River 8400 River Course Drive Fairlawn 540-633-2667 River Company / Brewery 6633 Viscoe Road Fairlawn 540-633-3940 Sal’s Jr. Pizzeria 7401 Peppers Ferry Blvd. Fairlawn 540-639-2600 Sonic Drive-in 647 E. Main St. Pulaski 540-980-7039 Steer House 934 E. Main St. 540-980-5321 The Dawg House 1060 E. Main St. 540-980-2275 Tom’s Drive-in 620 S. Washington Ave. Pulaski 540-980-1752

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Radford Applebee’s 33 W. Main St. 540-639-9631 Brick House Pizza 311 W. Main St. 540-639-5793 B T’s 218 Tyler Ave. 540-639-1282 Ben & Jerry’s Fairfax & Adams St 540-831-7101 Benny Nicola’s 1018 Clement St. 540-838-2088 Domino’s Pizza 1700 E. Main St. 540-639-6144 El Charro Mexican Grill 713 W. Main St. 540-633-0051 Fu Lin 7440 Lee Hwy. 540-633-0322 54

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Golden Bowl 1802 E. Main St. 540-639-1106

Moe’s Southwest Grill 314 Tyler Ave. 540-443-6510

Highlander Pizza 700 E. Main St. 540-731-4444

Nagoya Sushi 1144 E. Main St. 540-633-6008

King Buffet 7387 Peppers Ferry Blvd. 540-633-5065

Oriental Crown Buffet 306 E. Main St. 540-731-0366

Latino’s Taste 1126 W. Main St. 540-633-5633

Papa John’s Pizza 1200 Tyler Ave. 540-633-2222

Lin House 1200 Tyler Ave. 540-633-6128

Pazar 1026 Clement St. 540-838-2414

Little Caesars Pizza 1804 E. Main St. 540-633-1111

Pollo Loco 310 E. Main St. 540-731-1500

Macado’s 510 E. Main St. 540-731-4879

Radford Coffee Company 333 W. Main St. 540-838-2399

Mike’s Famous Pizza 1116 Grove Ave. 540-731-0833

Riley’s Main Street Lounge 1043 E. Main St. 540-731-1796

Moe’s Pizza 501 E. Main St. 540-731-0833

River City Grill 103 3rd Ave. 540-629-2120


Rocas 7523 Lee Hwy. 540-730-4111 Sal’s Italian 709 W. Main St. 540-639-9669 Sal’s Jr. Pizzeria & Italian 7401 Peppers Ferry Blvd. 540-639-2600 Screamer’s Sports Grill 1003 E. Main St. 540-731-0700 Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint 1202 E. Main St. 540-267-3434 Sonic Drive-in 113 W. Main St. 540-639-2800 Souvlaki 1154 E. Main St. 540-633-0555 Thai This Express 1401 Tyler Ave. 540-838-2329


Paw-ventures A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. ~ Robert Wagner, actor Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~ Ann Landers

You know how much fun it is to get out of your car to go on a new adventure like a hike, outside shopping plaza, park or eatery with outdoor dining? Some place you’ve never been before? Hold that thought and multiply your excitement 10-fold or more, and that’s how thrilled your dog might be in the same scenario. New things to see, nudge, touch, sniff and ... well ... you know, a brand new place to explore, even on the six-foot circle of a leash. The same walk every day is a sensational outing for a dog. His or her body language speaks volumes, and your imagination won’t even take you to the dog’s level of enthusiasm for a new paw-venture. Even if you are elated, you don’t come close to expressing that with the same bounding joy of a dog. Half the fun is watching our best canine friend embrace the novelty of some new exploit. 56

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Lots of places across the New River Valley accept dogs, and if you have a dog with you, you already know of at least one lodging establishment because you and your dog are staying there. Check online at the major websites like and, but for local places, find the website below and the dog parks. Many town parks allow dogs on leash with clean up required, so get on your walking shoes and grab your dog for NRV paw-ventures.

Sparky’s Run Dog Park, 102 Pulaski Street, Radford w Blacksburg Dog Park, 2100 Toms Creek Road, Blacksburg w on Facebook or w




Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Road, 540-231-8000

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2659 Roanoke St., 540-381-9596

Main Street Inn, 205 S. Main St., 540-552-6246

Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Drive, 540-381-5874

Clay Corner Inn, 401 Clay St. SW, 540-552-4030

Red Carpet Inn, 1615 S. Main St., 540-552-4011

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2725 Roanoke St., 540-382-6500

Comfort Inn, 3705 S. Main St., 540-951-1500

Residence Inn, 850 Prices Fork Road, 540-750-4400

Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, 540-381-8100

Courtyard by Marriott, 105 Southpark Drive, 540-552-5222


Days Inn, 3503 Holiday Lane, 540-951-1330

Budget Inn, 304 W. Main St., 540-382-6625

Homewood Suites, 2657 Roanoke St., 540-381-1394

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1020 Plantation Road, 540-552-5636

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2331 Tyler Road, 540-639-3333

Hilton Garden Inn, 900 Plantation Road, 540-552-5005

Days Inn, 2635 Roanoke St., 540-382-0261

Hyatt Place, 650 University City Blvd., 540-277-9050

Econo Lodge, 2430 Roanoke St., 540-382-6161

Beliveau Estate B&B and Winery, 5415 Gallion Ridge Road, 540-961-2102


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Knights Inn, 100 Bristol Drive, 540-381-0150 Microtel Inn, 135 Ponderosa Drive, 540-381-0500 Oaks Victorian Inn, 311 E. Main St., 540-381-1500 Quality Inn, 50 Hampton Blvd., 540-382-2055

Super 8-East, 2780 Roanoke St., 540-382-7421 Super 8-West, 55 Laurel St., 540-382-5813

Floyd County Ambrosia Farm B&B, 271 Cox Store Road, Floyd, 540-745-6363 Bella La Vita Inn B&B, 582 New Haven Road, Floyd, 540-745-2541 Bent Mountain B&B, 9039 Mountain View Drive, Copper Hill, 540-651-2500 Hotel Floyd, 300 Rick Lewis Way, Floyd, 540-745-6080 Little River B&B, 446 Little River Road, Floyd, 540-745-4598 Miracle Farm B&B, 179 Ida Rose Lane NW, Floyd, 540-789-2214

Our excellent downtown location allows our guests to enjoy dining, music, theater and shopping... all a short stroll away Park your car at Main Street Inn and walk to Virginia Tech and Athletic Facilites.

Our amenities include:

Free WiFi internet Wet Bar Microwave In-Room Safe Oversized Showers

Flat Screen Cable TV Refrigerator Coffee Maker Hair Dryer Iron & Ironing Board



Mountain Song Inn, 319 Mystic Lane NW, Willis, 540-789-3000

Dogwood Lodge, 7073 Lee Hwy., Radford, 540-639-9338

MacArthur Inn, 117 MacArthur Lane, Narrows, 540-726-7510

Oak Haven Lodge, 323 Webbs Mill Road, Floyd, 540-745-5716

Nesselrod B&B, 7535 Lee Hwy., 540-731-4970

Plaza Motel, 415 N. Main St., Pearisburg , 540-921-2591

Pine Tavern Lodge, 585 Floyd Hwy., Floyd, 540-745-4428

New River Inn and Suites, 1501 Tyler Ave., 540-838-2178

Mountain Lake Lodge, 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, 540-626-7121

Primland, 2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, 866-960-7746

La Quinta, 1450 Tyler Ave., 540-633-6800

Stoney Meadow Inn B&B, 208 Radford Road SE, Floyd, 540-745-6480 Tuggles Gap Motel, Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 165.2, Floyd, 540-745-3402 Woodberry Inn, 182 Woodberry Road, Meadows of Dan, 540-593-2567


Best Western, 1501 Tyler Ave., 540-639-3000 60

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Super 8, 1600 Tyler Ave., 540-731-9355

Pulaski County Budget Inn, 509 E. Main St., Pulaski 540-980-3771

Giles County

Claytor Lake Inn, 5080 State Park Road, Dublin, 540-674-4176

Budget Inn, 141 Virginia Ave., Rich Creek, 540-726-2362

Comfort Inn, 4424 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-1100

Holiday Lodge, 401 N. Main St., Pearisburg, 540-921-1551

NRV Suites & Extended Stay Motel, 117 Dominion Drive, Dublin, 540-674-0780

Inn at Riverbend, 125 River Ridge Drive, Pearisburg, 540-921-5211


Hampton Inn, 4420 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-5700

Holiday Inn Express, 4428 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin 540-674-1600 Homestead Inn, Claytor Lake, 2652 Brown Road, Draper, 540-980-6777 Jackson Park Inn, 68 1st St. NW, Pulaski, 540-509-5164 Lakewood Getaways, Claytor Lake vacation rentals, 540-320-3058 New River Retreat, Claytor Lake and New River vacation rentals, 800-708-6778 Rockwood Manor B&B, 5189 Rockwood Road, Dublin, 540-674-1328 Sleep Inn, 5094 State Park Road, Dublin, 540-674-4099 Super 8, 4600 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-1951 Travel Inn, 246 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-4611

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Festivals & Events The New River Valley is hopping year-round with fairs, festivals, symphonies, internationallyacclaimed performances, football frenzy in the fall, Appalachian music, basketball madness come spring, leaf peeping and pumpkin pickin’ all autumn, heritage celebrations, rotating art exhibits and a winter wonderland that attract the outdoorsy folks to hike the Cascades and enjoy nature’s quiet beauty in parks and forests. Here is just a sampling of some of the excitement that beckons visitors as well as locals.

Fork & Cork Premier wine and food festival Blacksburg

Flag Day Celebration Square dancing Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg

International Street Fair Vendors and food from around the world Downtown Blacksburg

Mountains of Music Homecoming Live Appalachian music on the lawn Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market Big, fun, bargains, food vendors NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin Henry Reed Memorial Fiddler’s Convention Old time, toe tappin’ fiddling and music Newport Rec Center, Route 42, Newport Claytor Lake Celebration of Summer Festival Live music, car show, food vendors, fireworks, Claytor Lake State Park 62

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Pearisburg Festival in the Park Vendors, car show, food, live entertainment, gospel music Pearisburg Community Center. Summer Solstice Fest ~ a “green” event Music, midway, dog parade, beer garden, kid fun S. Main St., Blacksburg Dirty Dancing Weekends Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Lavender Festival Music, wine, food and all things

lavender Beliveau Estate Winery, Blacksburg Independence Day Celebrations Throughout the New River Valley Breakfast and Art at The Market Lots of local art for sale, meet artists Blacksburg Farmers Market New River Valley Fair Rides, animals, horse show, bull riding, music NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin FloydFest Celebration of music, artisans, multiple stages Milepost 170.5, Blue Ridge Parkway “Mary Draper Ingles: A Frontier Heroine’s Journey” Outdoor historical drama Nesselrod B&B, Radford

Steppin’ Out 150+ crafters, sidewalk sales, food, music Downtown Blacksburg Newport Agricultural Fair Oldest VA agricultural fair, horse show, home skills Newport Fairgrounds, Newport Saturday in the Park Classic Car Show Lucky (Rubber) Duck Race Bisset Park, Radford East Mont Tomato Festival Celebrating the humble tomato Meadowbrook Center, Shawsville Muddy ACCE Race 5K obstacle mud course fundraiser for scholarships New River Water Trail, Giles County

Wilderness Trail Festival Heritage, history, artisans, food trucks Downtown Christiansburg Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market More fun, bargains, food vendors NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin St. Albans Sanatorium Haunted House Spooky, scary, screams and more Radford Celebrations for World War II, harvest and other events Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin fields, pony rides, vendors, food, family fun Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg

Blacksburg Brew Do More than 100 crafts beers, food, demos, music, competition Blacksburg Highlanders Festival Scottish and Scots-Irish excitement Bisset Park, Radford Spirit Trail and Hallowed Hayride Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg NRV Holiday Expo Christmas crafts, food and more NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin Thanksgiving Harvest Candlelight Feast Holidays at Smithfield Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg


Farmers Markets

Radford Farmer’s Market

Saturdays, May - October; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 1100 block East Main, Radford.

Pulaski Farmers Market

Tuesdays, May - September; 4–8 p.m. Historic Train Station

Pearisburg Farmers Market

Saturdays, May – October; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Center, Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg

Narrows Farmers Market

Thursdays, May – October; 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Monroe Street, Narrows

Christiansburg Farmers Market Thursdays, May - October, 3-7 p.m. Christiansburg

Blacksburg Farmers Market

April - October; Wed. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Nov - Dec; Wed. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 9-2 p.m. Jan - March; Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Downtown Blacksburg; 64

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Faith, Church and Worship

Churches and faith-based organizations are a vital part of life, whether you live here or are just passing through. All are respected with wide representation and acceptance throughout the NRV.  African Methodist Episcopal  Baptist  Brethren  Campus ministries  Catholic  Church of Christ  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  Episcopal  Friends Meeting – Quakers  Islamic temple  Jewish synagogue  Lutheran  Mennonite Fellowship  Non-denominational  Presbyterian  Presbyterian Church in America  Seventh Day Adventist  St. Francis Anglican  Unitarian  Wesleyan Church


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The Golden Years Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Anna’s Restaurant Where to live in retirement is a challenging decision, and the New River Valley is growing, in part, because of its appeal to older folks. Of course, some come to be near family, and many come back to retire because of the fond memories of their small town college days. There is more than a handful of couples who settle here to be between grown children or grandchildren who reside north and south of the NRV. An equally impressive number of retirees have chosen to live out their golden years simply from driving through and/or doing a little research into cost of living, educational and cultural opportunities, the art scene, outdoor recreation, entertainment, community spirit and the climate. Oh yes, the climate. A delightful change of seasons, a vibrant spring, warm summer, brilliant autumn and short winter. Those who dig deeper into the draw of the region find a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, churches, book clubs, senior trips, golf groups, bridge clubs, stellar healthcare facilities, affordable housing, pet boarding and a modest cost of living. Some look at assisted living options, home health care, part time jobs, transportation assistance, entrepreneurial possibilities and financial services. It’s all here. In the New River Valley. For the golden years.

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Bonomos 47 BT’s Restaurant


Cabo Fish Taco


Bull & Bones Castle Rock Golf City of Radford

Claytor Lake State Park Dixie Caverns

Downtown Blacksburg Dr. Richard Anthony Draper Mercantile Duncan Imports

Farmhouse Restaurant First & Main Center Floyd County

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Fort Chiswell Animal Park 55 Gateway Gifts Giles County

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Gillies 45 Glencoe Museum Homestead Inn



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Lakewood Getaways

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Lyric Theatre


Main Street Inn


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Macado’s 61 Matrix Gallery

Montgomery County Moss Arts Center

Mountain 2 Island NRV Fairgrounds

NRV Superbowl Patti Bass P. Buckley Moss Pearis Mercantile

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Smithfield Plantation

Star City Greyhounds Sugar Magnolia

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Tangent Outfitters

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Town of Christiansburg 6 Trailhead Adventures Whitebarrel Winery

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