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Experience‌ the Simple Life.


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463 Homestead Lane Critz, VA

experience the simple life.

Barnard Farm

2883 Kibler Valley Road Ararat, VA

Aurora

Penn Store Road Spencer, VA

Cockram’s Mill

US Route 58 - 4037 JEB Stuart Hwy Meadows of Dan, VA

Fairy Stone State Park

967 Fairystone Lake Drive Stuart, VA

Come back to nature where you can relax and enjoy the simple life. Discover the heritage of our people and travel back to a time when arts and crafts were a necessity for daily passionate living. Pick your own cherries, peaches or apples, and explore the intricate paths of a corn maze. Take a walk on our wild side at one of the hiking and birding trails at Fairy Stone State Park, Rock Castle Gorge, or IC Dehart Park. Search for the hidden treasures of Patrick County as you wind down The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail or enjoy a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Celebrate with family and friends at one of the many festivals and events that are held throughout the year. Experience the feeling of serenity every night at one of our exquisite Bed and Breakfasts or our luxurious Primland Resort. Enjoy...

Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge 1274 Jacks Creek Road Woolwine, VA

J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace 1091 Ararat Hwy Ararat, VA

Patrick County Courthouse 100 Main Street Stuart, VA

• Hiking and Biking • Hunting and Fishing • Kayaking • Golfing • Music Jams • Festivals

• Corn Mazes • Farmers Markets • Art and Museums • Local Legends • Wining and Dining • Historic Landmarks and more

Patrick County Tourism

106 Rucker Street • PO Box 466 Stuart, Virginia 24171 276-694-6094 • Fax 276-694-2160 Patrick County, Virginia Visitors Guide 2012 © Patrick County Tourism May not be reproduced without written permission.

Acknowledgments This project is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Patrick County Tourism Director, the Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council, the Patrick County Chamber and the Patrick County Historical Museum.

Bob White Covered Bridge

1028 Elamsville Road Woolwine, VA

Goblintown Mill

888 Iron Bridge, Road Stuart, VA

Mayberry Presbyterian Church

1127 Mayberry Church Road Meadows of Dan, VA

Stuart Uptown Historic District

Main St. and Blue Ridge St. Stuart, VA

Photography courtesy of: Deanna Clark & the Patrick County Photo Club, Tom Bishop, Roger Hayden, Fairy Stone State Park, Mary Jo & Charlie Leet, Wilma Pendleton, Leslie Shelor, Mary Dellenback Hill, Primland Resort, Peter Runge Publishing management by Stallard Studios Advertising & Publications, 610 West Main Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382. 276-228-7092. Printing by Chocklett Press, 2922 Nicholas Avenue, NE, Roanoke, Virginia 24012. 540-345-1820.

Index

National Register of Historic Places ��������������������2 Welcome..........................................................3 History......................................................... 4-5 Things to See & Do........................................ 6-8 Things to See & Do Artisans ������������������������������9 Shopping...................................................10-11 The Great Outdoors.....................................12-13 B&Bs, Cabins and Cottages...........................14-15 Cabins, Campgrounds and Motels ���������������������� 16 On the Crooked Road!...................................... 17 Good Eats..................................................18-19 Map of Patrick County..................................20-21 Very Special Events!........................................ 22 Agritourism.................................................... 23


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A Short History…

he County of Patrick was formed in 1790 from the western part of Henry County, taking its name from the well-known patriot and orator, Patrick Henry, who once lived in the region. Patrick remains the only county in Virginia to take the first name of an historical figure. Native Americans roamed through or settled at various times in much of the area that became Patrick County. Numerous artifacts from these ancient and more recent tribes can be found along many rivers and streams in the county. They date as far back as 10,000 years B.C. Much of Patrick County lies in the Piedmont section of Virginia at elevations ranging from about 600 feet to 1,500 feet near the foot of the mountains. The rolling hills and rich bottom lands of the eastern section of the county rise rapidly, however, to more than 3,000 feet on the county’s western border, the beginnings of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. The rapid change in elevation results in some of the most rugged, dramatic views in the eastern United States – from Lover’s Leap overlook on U.S. 58 West to the Pinnacles of the Dan between Vesta and Ararat, to Rock Castle Gorge near Woolwine. One can see the prominent Bull Mountain from most every part of the county while the lower summits of Carter Mountain and No Business Mountain reflect more gentle rises near Stuart, Patrick Springs, and Critz. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along much of the western border of the county and is easily accessed at the unique village of Meadows of Dan. Forests and farms cover most of the county, but no less than four rivers have their pristine sources in Patrick County too – the Dan, the Mayo, the Ararat, and the Smith Rivers. The Town of Stuart, named for the legendary Civil War cavalry leader, Major General J.E.B. Stuart, is the county seat. General “Jeb” Stuart was born in 1833 at Laurel Hill in Ararat. The town has both history and modern amenities

Fairy Stones including restaurants, shopping, and lodging. In addition to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and other overlooks in the county, travelers might choose Philpott Lake, Fairy Stone State Park and Wildlife Management Area, Fred Clifton Park, and the Kibler Valley among others to visit. Guests can stay at various bed and breakfasts, rustic cabins, private or public campgrounds, motels, or Primland, a luxurious resort. The county has dozens of walking, hiking, and biking trails along with some birding trails - with plans for more to be developed. Several wineries located in and adjacent to the county have become popular visitor stops too. Historical attractions include Major General J.E.B. Stuart’s birthplace Laurel Hill, the oldest marked grave in Patrick County, the grave of William Letcher, great grandfather of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, the Patrick County Historical Museum, the Wood Brothers Racing Museum, the Hollow History Center, the Reynolds Homestead, and two of Virginia’s eight remaining covered bridges, the Jack’s Creek and Bob White Covered Bridges. Patrick County, unsurpassed as a place to experience traditional music of the mountains and Piedmont firsthand, is included on Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail known as the “Crooked Road.” From bluegrass to gospel to blues, this is where music, history, and pure entertainment come together. Patrick County hearkens back to a simpler, unhurried way of life with no traffic jams, city lights nor constant noise. It offers the charm of small town and rural America with friendly and smiling faces. Visitors often encounter the “Patrick County Wave” as they travel the back roads of the area - a simple greeting that consists of merely waving a hand or a few fingers to other drivers from the steering wheel of one’s vehicle to any and all who pass this way. It’s simply yet another way to welcome folks who choose to visit historic Patrick County.

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egend has it that long, long ago in a special place in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, fairies were playing in their forest home when an elfin messenger arrived from a city far, far away. He brought the news of the crucifixion of Christ. When these creatures of the forest heard the sad news, they wept. As their tears fell to the earth, they crystallized to form beautiful crosses. These small stone crosses can still be found in that same place today as mementos of the event. For many years people held these little crosses in superstitious awe, firm in the belief that they protected the wearer against sickness, accidents and disaster. It is said that President Theodore Roosevelt and President Wilson, Thomas A. Edison, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, and many other prominent people of this country as well as crowned heads of Europe have carried these little lucky pieces tucked snugly away. Nowhere else on earth are these rare stones found in such abundance and shaped so nearly like crosses as they are in Patrick County and specifically around Fairy Stone State Park.

A Short History…

Hollow History Center, The 36 Marigold Lane, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-5873 JEB Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, Inc. 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-1833 • www.jebstuart.org Patrick County Historical Society & Museum 116 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-2840 • www.patcovahistory.org Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082 276-694-7181 • 276-694-7186 www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu

Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-5554 • 276-694-5551 Wood Brothers Racing Museum 21 Performance Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-2121 • 276-694-3406 www.woodbrothers.com

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PRIMLAND

Primland Highland Golf Course 2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-222-3800 • 866-960-7746 primland.com 3000 feet high on the Blue Ridge Mountains is a golf couse like no other. named one of the “Best New Courses of 2006” by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine.

#1 Green at Primland

Angel Overlook GPS: N36 37.407 W80 28.352 2083 ft overlook for Claudville/ Ararat and beyond into North Carolina. Squirrel Spur Road. Blue Ridge Mountains Patrick County is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Scenic vistas and unique country road trips are plentiful in this county.

Fred Clifton Park US 58 West, 8550 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-694-8367 • visitpatrickcounty.org At an elevation of 2930 feet, Fred Clifton Park provides breathtaking views of the northern Blue Ridge as well as access to a ridge top forest. Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook is located adjacent to the park.

Groundhog Mountain Overlook Mile Marker 189, Blue Ridge Parkway Laurel Fork, VA 24352 www.nps.gov/blri Overlook and picnic area with structures demonstrating the history and heritage of early pioneer life. Laurel Hill Birthplace of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-1833 • www.jebstuart.org 75 acre site open to the public dawn to dusk for self-guided walking tours, hiking and picnicking and annual events including a Civil War encampment in the fall.

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Things to See and Do… Patrick County Historical Museum 116 W. Blue Ridge St, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-2840 • www.patcovahistory.org Exhibits highlight over two hundred years of history of Patrick County. Displays include spinning wheels, old photographs, and handcrafted items. Family files are available for research.

Covered Bridge

Covered Bridges Bob White Covered Bridge 1028 Elamsville Rd, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-8367 • visitpatrickcounty.org 80-foot truss over the Smith River near Route 8 south of Woolwine. Jack’s Creek Covered Bridge 1274 Jacks Creek Rd, Woolwine, VA 24185 276-694-8367 • visitpatrickcounty.org 48-foot oak constructed bridge built in 1914. Lover’s Leap Scenic Overlook Route 58 West, 8550 Jeb Stuart Hwy Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-694-8367 • visitpatrickcounty.org Lover’s Leap is one of several spectacular local views.

PRIMLAND

Blue Ridge Parkway The world famous 469 mile Parkway crosses Patrick County. Many area attractions are located on or adjacent to the Parkway and are referenced by their Mile Post (MP) Number. blueridgeparkway.org

Fairy Stone State Park 967 Fairystone Lake Dr, Stuart, VA 24171 276-930-2424 www.virginiastateparks.gov Fairy Stone State Park, 4,639 acres, is home to its namesake “the fairy stone.” These rare mineral crosses and the park’s scenic beauty, rich history and varied recreational opportunities make it a local and regional favorite.

Gordon Trent Golf Club 2160 Golf Course Road, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3805 gordontrent.com 18 holes including lakes, putting green, bent grass putting surfaces, open 7 days, snack bar, cart rentals, club rentals, starting times available but not required. 14 miles west of Martinsville and 10 miles east of Stuart.

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Things to See and Do…

Mitchell’s Mill Old Orchard Loop/SR 645 and Mitchell’s Mill Roads/SR 647, Claudville, VA 24076 The mill wheel, still grinding grain since the late 1800’s,is powered by the waters of Browns Dan River. The Browns Dan River and Hooker Creek join together with Little Dan River to continue downstream as Little Dan River.

Mabry Mill MP 176.1 Blue Ridge Parkway 266 Mabry Mill Rd Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2947 Beautiful location that has been photographed and painted many times. Restored gristmill/sawmill/woodworking shop and blacksmith shop. Old time skills (basket weaving, seat caneing, spinning, and weaving) demonstrated. Applebutter making on Sundays in October - Oldtime bluegrass music on Sundays 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Chateau Mo rrise Blue Ridge Pa tte rkway MP 17 1-1 540-593-286 5 • www.thed 72. ogs.com Located just off the Parkw ay, Chateau Morrisette b rings unique style and character to both its win e and fine foods. Stanburn Vin eyard and W in 158 Conner Dr., Stuart, VA ery 24171 276-694-707 4 www.stanbu rnwinery.com Three grape varieties gro wn including Chardonnay, Traminette, and Cabernet Franc. Six w ines offered. Family owned winery.

Villa Appala ccia Winery MP 170.3 Blu eR 752 Rock Cast idge Parkway le Gorge, Floy d, VA 24091 540-358-035 7 villaappalacci a.com Specializing in Italian win es, Villa Appalaccia is one of the m ore unique of the Virgin ia wineries. Open for tasting and tours Friday-S aturday, April-Novem ber. Sundays by appointment.

Patrick County Courthouse 100 Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-8367 Located in historic uptown Stuart, this Patrick County Courthouse was designed and built by Abram Staples and completed in 1822. It displays many characteristics of Jefferson inspired court buildings in the eastern and central portions of the state. 276-694-6094 7


Star Theatre

Revisit yesteryear in the newly renovated Historic Star Theatre. First opened in 1947, for decades the Star Theatre was the place in the region for great films and live family entertainment. Now after forty-five years, the Star’s marquee shines again and offers the region an outstanding mix of concerts by international renown artists like Scotland’s premiere Celtic band, “The Tannahill Weavers.”

MARY JO AND CHARLIE LEET

318 Patrick Ave., Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-7064 • historicstartheatre.com

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Rock Churches Mayberry Presbyterian Church MP 180.1, Blue Ridge Parkway 1127 Mayberry Church Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 540-593-2261 Mayberry Presbyterian Church is one of the five historic rock churches located in the tri-county area of Carroll, Floyd, and Patrick Counties of Southwestern Virginia. Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church MP 173, Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 540-745-9300 rockchurches2.chillsnet.org/index.html Constructed of 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. Made famous by the book “The Man Who Moved a Mountain” by Richard C. Davids.

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Patrick County Artisans

In Patrick County, there are many artisans who have a home studio, most don’t have a web site but all do welcome visitors. Many of the artisans are members of ‘Round the Mountain (RTM) and some have their work at Heartwood. Some of the art is - fiber art, pottery, quilting, spinning, weaving, handcrafted dolls, wooden nature subjects, twining, and many others. As you see, many of these forms of art are traditional to our location. Greenberry House Arts on Main Handspinning fiber 107 N. Main Street 648 Concord Rd Stuart, VA 24171 Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-229-7733 RTM* 276-952-2444 Open 10-5, Thursday, Friday Thursday thru Monday 10-6 and Saturday Basement Studio, The - Fiber Art 1648 Shingle Shop Rd. Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-4760 Call for an appointment

Henriedda Crafters - bird houses 8487 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-1790 or 276-732-2158 www.loversleapbirdhouses.com

Carol Beasley Stained Glass 146 Beasley Hollow Lane Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-5139 Call for appointment and directions

Mountain Meadows Farm & Craft Market 12134 Squirrel Spur Rd Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-5568 RTM* April-Dec. Thursday thru Monday 10-5

Evelyn Boyd dba/Free Union Quilts 1508 Free Union Rd. Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-692-7341 Call for appointment Fri, Sat. Sun

Stillmeadow Handwovens Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-8311 RTM* Call for appointment

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The Tin Pen Alley 511 W. Blue Ridge St, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3294 Bowling leagues, great concessions, recreation includes pool tables, electronic games and juke box.

William Letcher’s Grave Letcher Lane, Ararat, VA 24053 The oldest marked grave in Patrick County. He was killed by a British Tory and buried during Revoluntionary War. He is the Great Grandfather of Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart on his mother’s side of the family.

Rock Churches in Patrick County

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Reynolds Homestead The 1843 Rock Spring Plantation House 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082 276-694-7181 • reynoldshomestead.vt.edu Outreach facility of Virginia Tech located in Critz. Fully-restored Rock Spring Plantation House, the birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds.

Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trails - Sweet Mountain Laurel Loop - Blue Ridge Highlands Loop - Fairystone Loop All of these Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) driving trails will guide you to locations within Patrick County where native birds and wildlife abound and opportunities exist for viewing. These natural habitat areas will “WOW” you with their beauty. More information and trail guides may be obtained at www.dgif.virginia.gov.

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Puckett’s Log Cabin MP 189.9 Blue Ridge Parkway Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this cabin was the home of Orelena Hawks Puckett 1844-1939, storied local midwife. Preserved log home, log rail fencing. She helped assist with delivery of over 1000 babies 1890-1939.

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Sweet Virginia Breeze Hand crafted wooden nature & animal subjects 736 Dairy Rd. Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-6529 RTM* Call for appointment

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Alderman’s Antiques 276-694-2191 or cell 276-692-5557 6541 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Arts on Main Gallery & Studio RTM* 276-229-7733 107 North Main St., Stuart, VA 24171 pcpoparts.org

Local Artist paintings, jewelry, woodwork, stained glass, fiber art and other media. Open Thu, Fr, & Sat. 10-5.

Mountain Meadow Farm & Craft Market 12134 Squirrel Spur Rd Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-5568 www.mountainmeadowcrafts.com

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A fun shop filled with pottery, jewelry, gourd art, wood turn bowls, goat milk soaps & lotions, quilts, and many more creations. April hours Fri, Sat. Sun 10-5 - May thru Dec. Thursday thru Monday 10-5.

Meadows Mercantile 276-952-6282 2577 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 MeadowsMercantile.com

Fun and unique gifts of days past: collectible bears, candles, quilts, local t-shirts/hats & souvenirs, housewares, home decor, crafts, greeting cards, toys and more!

Nancy’s Homemade Fudge 276-952-2112 • 276-952-1042 2684 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 nancyscandycompany.com

45 different flavors of fudge, more than 80 mouthwatering chocolates, 20 amazing N Collection artisan chocolates, and more candy than you can imagine

Barnard’s Christmas Shop 276-251-5055 2883 Kibler Valley Road, Ararat, VA 24053

Barnard’s Christmas Shop is open 9am-6pm. Holiday bags and baskets $5-$500.

Bengle Apparel Outlet 276-694-2822 • 276-694-8220 410 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24120

Clothing, T-Shirts, Hats.

Blue Ridge Army Navy 276-930-1400 1801 Union Bridge Road, Ferrum VA 24088

Open Tues-Fri, 9am-5pm. Military clothing, camping gear, back packs, children’s and women’s clothing.

Carol Beasley Stained Glass 276-694-5139 by appt 146 Beasley Hallow Lane, Stuart, VA 24171

Specializing in custom leaded stained glass windows.

Cockram’s Mill 276-952-2618 U. S. Rt 58, 4037 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Also at this address: Babe & Lily’s - lunch daily, antiques, crafts 276-952-1015 Millhouse Pizza - Pizza, strombolis, and subs. 276-952-1041

Historic Dan River Queen on display. National register of Historic Buildings, circa 1884. Includes Babe & Lilly Antique store and restaurant.

Christmas in the Meadows 276-952-6382 2577 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 brpk.com/christmas

Specialty ornaments, decorations, wreaths, garland, trees, nativity scenes, table linens, gifts & toys for all ages.

Rabbit Ridge Enterprises 276-251-1178 1251 Rabbit Ridge Road, Ararat, VA 24053 www.rabbitridge.biz

Fairy stone souvenirs, variety of unique gifts including books, children’s toys, stocking stuffers, and local crafts.

Rose Window 276-930-2102 34 Charity Hwy, Woolwine, VA 24171 www.rosewindowstudio.com

Free Union Quilts LLC 276-692-7341 1508 Free Union Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Quilts for sale and longarm quilting service, Hours Fri, Sat, Sun.

Shooters Pawn & Gun 276-694-8199 5507 Salem Highway, Stuart, VA 24171

Pawn and gun shop.

Granny’s Attic 276-694-9900 301 South Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171

Antique mall.

Southern Tradition Fried Pies 276-251-7233 458 Rabbit Ridge Road, Ararat, VA 24053

Tempt your taste-buds with homemade, warm fried pies. Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and it will be the closest thing to heaven. Southern Traditions offers an array of fried pie flavors.

Stafford’s Music Center 276-694-5795 111 North Main St., Stuart, VA 24171 www.staffordsmusic.com

Affordable new and used musical gear including guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, amps, accessories, books and videos.

Fairy Stone State Park Gift Shop 276-930-2424 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171-9588

Greenberry House 276-952-2444 648 Concord Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 www.greenberryhouse.com

Locally produced yarns and handspinning fiber, vintage and Antiquarian books, autographs, historic documents and collectibles. Free wifi, 10-6 Thursday thru Monday.

Jerry and Connie’s House and Collectibles 276-952-1095 3527 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows Of Dan, VA 24120

A locally owned and operated antiques and collectibles shop. Their mission is to provide affordable, quality merchandise and a pleasant shopping experience. Specializing in oak and early American furniture.

Lover’s Leap Birdhouse Shop 276-952-1790 8487 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 loversleapbirdhouses.com

Family owned and operated shop that specializes in creating the most beautiful homes for the birds. Open 365 days 8-5.

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Old Country Store 276-694-4612 1383 Dry Pond Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171

Antiques and Crafts. Conveniently located on Highway 103, between Stuart and Claudville.

Plantiques 276-694-4055 409 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24171

Antiques and floral shop.

Poor Farmer’s Market 276-952-2670 2616 JEB Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120 www.poorfarmersmarket.biz

Highway 58 at the junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan. Open 365 days a year. Open Air Produce Market and Old Fashion Country Store. Gifts, Crafts, Handmade Furniture, Local music and and wide selection of local books. Visit us on Facebook.

Mabry Mill Gift Shop 276-952-2947 266 Mabry Mill Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 176.1

Parkway and Virginia souvenirs, gifts and more! Great selection of handmade gift items and regional crafts.

Guns and shooting range. Fine artwork, fused glass, jewelry, gifts, unique handmade and repurposed objects. Showroom for custom stained glass and decorative finishes.

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Lovers Leap Overlook

8550 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 R58 W adjacent to Fred Clifton Park

Mountain Top Recreation Park

Rt 58 W, 3800 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Baseball field, concession stand, restrooms, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoes pitching area, picnic shelter

Angel Overlook

Squirrel Spur Road, Ararat, VA 24053

Blue Ridge Parkway

A hundred species of trees, a variety of flowering shrubs and wildflowers as well 54 different mammals and 59 species of birds live along the Parkway - more than the entire European continent! Developed sites along the Parkway make it easy to stop, park, stretch, visit restrooms and exhibits, hike and get a bite to eat. Lodging and campgrounds are available with opportunities to fish and view wildlife. www.virginia.org/blueridgeparkway

Blue Ridge Tree Climbing

182180 Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-398-2639 www.BlueRidgeTreeClimbing.com

Dan River Park

419 Raven Rock Rd, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-1182 Baseball diamond with scoreboard and lights, restrooms, concessions, playground set, horseshoe pits, soccer field, pavilion with picnic tables, great for parties and reunions.

Dominion Valley Park

481 Dominion Valley Lane, Stuart, VA Campsites with water and electricity hookups, clean restrooms, 2 large shelters, playground for the kids and 35 acres to roam around and hike.

DeHart Park

214 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 Swimming pool, tennis courts, multi-purpose basketball courts, little league ballfields, concession stand, picnic shelter, playground, volleyball area, ½ mile paved circular trail

Fairy Stone State Park

967 Fairystone Lake Dr., Stuart, VA 24171 276-930-2424 www.virginiastateparks.gov Nature programs, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing & kayaking access points, boat ramp/launch, camping, RV sites, cabins, showers, picnic areas, amphitheatre and more

Fred Clifton Park

8550 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Rt 58 W adjacent to Lover’s Leap Overlook Picnic area, scenic overlooks, birding & wildlife

Gordon Trent Golf Club

2160 Golf Course Road, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3805 www.gordontrent.com 18 hole public golf course.

I.C. DeHart Memorial Park

2631 Charity Hwy, Woolwine, VA 24185 Meadow bog wetland, tennis court, basketball court, regulation soccer field, volleyball courts, mountain biking trails, picnic shelter, birding trail, ½ mile paved walking trail

Patrick Springs Park

Amenities – Baseball field, trail, picnic tables Location – Patrick Springs

Philpott Lake Recreation Area

1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055 276-629-2703 Boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation, eight campgrounds, six beach areas, and nine boat launches.

Primland

2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-222-3800 www.primland.com

Rocky Knob Recreation Area

Walking & Hiking Trails Dan River Park Trail - Ararat

The Dan River Park Trail is a multi-use trail that is three quarters of a mile long and connects the Blue Ridge Elementary School to the Dan River Park on Raven Rock Road.

DeHart Park - Stuart

½ mile paved closed loop walking trail

DeHart Botanical Gardens - Meadows of Dan The nearly 200 acre garden is on the north side of a mountain range near Fred Clifton Park.

IC Dehart Trail System - Woolwine

Mabry Mill Trail

The Great Outdoors

Half-mile, easy trail. This is a paved and boardwalk trail. The Mabry Mill Trail takes hikers to the gristmill, sawmill, moonshine display and blacksmith shop.

Round Meadow Creek Loop Trail

One-half mile, moderate, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 179.2

Mountain Biking Trails

• Reynolds Homestead Trail, Critz, VA This trail is a 3 mile loop.

Multi-use hiking and mountain biking trail system. 12 miles of mostly single track trails.

• No Business Mountain Trail, Critz, VA Trail is an 8 miles loop.

Laurel Hills Trail - Ararat

• IC DeHart Mountain Bike Trail System, Woolwine, VA - Challenging but extremely fun trail network consisting of approximately 12 miles of mostly single track trails.

Walking Trail, with overlook, and picnic areas. Lots of room to play ball, etc.

Mayo River Rail Trail

This section of multi-use paved trail along Mayo River in downtown Stuart is just under half a mile long with parking lots at both ends and follows the route of the Danville and Western Railway.

Reynolds Homestead

L.E.A.F. Trail, Interpretive Forest Tour Trail The Reynolds Homestead has created a 1-mile interpretive forest tour trail.

Rock Castle Gorge Trail

This trail starts easy at the entrance to the Rocky Knob campground around milepost 167 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The entire loop is 10.8 miles.

• Little Mountain Trail System, Fairy Stone State Park VA The Horse Camp Trail is a 1.75 mile, moderate difficulty trail. • Lakeshore Trail – dirt trail This 0.81 mile out and back trail runs alongside the lake and is wooded. • Little Mountain Falls Trail – dirt trail 3.3 mile difficult, multi-use trail loop. • Mountain View Trail –paved surface The Mountain View Trail is a 2.1 mile difficult multi-use trail.

Horseback Riding

Wayside Park

- Little Mountain Trail System: 10 miles of multi-use trails, open to hiking, mountain biking & horseback riding. Trickling mountainstream waterfall, lakeshore views, natural forest beauty. - Stuart’s Knob Trail System: 4.5 miles of designated hiking-only trails, moderate to difficult. Scenic overlooks, remnants of historic iron mining. Trail maps available at park office and www.virginiastateparks.gov.

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

Rocky Knob Recreation Area Trails

Saddle Up Farm 2045 Jeb Stuart Hwy Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-6619 Family run farm, hands on horses grooming saddling, miniature horses, hands on experience of a farm

1542 Big A School Road 3332 Wayside Park Road, Stuart VA 24171 276-694-7232 www.waysidepark.com

Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area Public hunting areas. See website for map and information: www.dgif.virginia.gov

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Paddling

• Philpott Lake (off RT 57) • The Pinnacles of Dan(Meadows of Dan) • Fairy Stone State Park (off RT 57) • Dan River (Claudville)

Fishing

• Ararat River (Ararat) • Clark’s Creek (Ararat) • Dan River (Ararat) • Duncan Carp Lake (Patrick Springs) • Fairy Stone Lake (Off RT 57) • Kibler Valley (Claudville) • Mayo River (Stuart) • Philpott Reservoir Lake (off RT 57) • Smith River (Woolwine) • The Pinnacles of Dan (Meadows of Dan)

• Turkey Ridge Trail – dirt trail 2.1 mile moderate multi-use trail loop.

Fairy Stone State Park Trails

Milepost 167 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 4000 acres with scenic views & overlooks, hiking trails, camping (tent or RV), see also Rock Castle Gorge hiking trail.

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1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053 This seventy-five acre site is open to the public dawn to dusk for self-guided walking tours and annual events including a Civil War encampment in the fall.

Little Mountain Trail System at Fairy Stone SP Horse owners may bring their horses to navigate the 8 miles of designated horseback riding trails. Special horse trailer parking area.

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The Great Outdoors

Laurel Hill, Birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart

BAIT, ICE, GRO CERIES for campers an d anglers Wood’s Cold St orage - minnows/ni ght crawlers Fairy Stone St ate Park - night crawle rs and ice Lowe’s Foods 276-694-6094 13 Wal-Mart

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 169 Hardwood Cove Self-Guided Nature Trail - .8 mile, moderate Rocky Knob Picnic Loop Trail - 1 mile, easy Black Ridge Trail - 3.1 miles, moderate

Syamore Stables - 35 miles of guided horse trails, Off RT 57, 5 miles on Harbour Lane. 276-930-2545, by appointment only.


B and B’s, Resort, Cabins and Cottages Dutchies View Bed & Breakfast Woolwine, VA 24185 • 276-930-3701 www.Dutchiesview.com Quaint country charm with a million dollar view. 6 miles from the Parkway and 12 miles from Chateau Morrisette Winery. Many activities and sites to see, or you can just relax on our front porch while enjoying a favorite beverage.

RESORTS Primland Resort 2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-222-3800 • TOLL FREE 866-960-7746. 12,000 acre mountain resort with world-class golf, a nature inspired Spa and countless outdoor adventure activities including wingshooting, sporting clays and five stand, fly fishing, atv and horseback riding trails, geocaching, nature hikes, mountain biking, and indoor pool. Dining options range from fine dining, to the more casual 19th Pub and rustic Stables Saloon. Cedar and stone Lodge features 26 guestrooms and suites. Also available are Fairway Cottages, Mountain Homes, and the Golden Eagle Tree House. Bear Creek Lodge One luxury room, private bath with vintage soaking tub, private entrance, sitting area, gas fireplace and full country breakfast for two guests. One mile from Fairy Stone State Park. Call Bonnie, Innkeeper, at 276-930-2327, or cell 410-474-1434 for reservations or more information. Chocolate Moose Bed & Breakfast Stuart, VA 24171 • 276-694-3745 www.chocolatemoosebb.com Overnight accommodations with a continental breakfast. We have 3 rooms upstairs.

Corner House Bed and Golf Stuart, VA 24171 • 703-938-4186 www.cornerhouse.webs.com Situated at the 2nd tee of Gordon Trent Golf Club. Vacation home with all the amenities. Danview Retreat Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-2001/866-695-2001 www.Danviewretreat.com Located in Meadows of Dan, VA, and nestled in the woods overlooking the Dan River Gorge just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mabry Mill.

Laurel Point Villa 3521 Belcher Mountain Rd. Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 850-434-1626 laurelpointvilla.com 4000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, each with full private bath. Mountain Rose Inn 1787 Charity Hwy., Woolwine, VA 24185 276-930-1057, 888-930-1057 www.mountainrose-inn.com 1901 farmhouse with five rooms all with private bath, fireplaces, TV, and AC. Near Parkway and Chateau Morrisette winery. Elegant four-course breakfast, 100 acres, swimming pool, hiking trails, and trout stream. Wolf Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 688 Gid Collins Road, Ararat, VA 24053 800-416-9653 www.Wolfcreekfarmva.com Right off the Parkway and minutes from Mt. Airy, NC. 102-acre working cattle farm, fishing pond. Children welcome. Open Year-Round. Woodberry Inn - MP 174.1 Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 540-593-2567 • www.Woodberryinn.com Near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Milepost 174.1, turn on Woodberry Road. Beautiful setting. Friendly atmosphere. Affordable dining. Comfortable lodging. Open Year Round. Restaurant and bar.

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B and B’s, Resort, Cabins and Cottages CABINS and COTTAGES A Blue Ridge Haven Meadows of Dan, Va 24120 703-554-4420 www.ablueridgehaven.com Appalachian Style Log Cabin overlooking the headwaters of the Dan River. Barnard’s Ararat, VA 24053 • 276-251-5055 This newly renovated apartment is in the Isham Barnard Historic District in the heart of Kibler Valley. The two bedroom, two bath apartment, fully equipped kitchen and a gas grill. Linens are provided. Minimum stay two nights. Blackberry Spring Cabin 3165 Iron Bridge Rd, Stuart Va 24171 276-930-1473 www.Blackberryspring.com Five minutes from Fairy Stone State Park. 2BR, 2Bath, Fully Furnished. Pond views, fishing, hiking. Blue Ridge Real Estate PO Box 713, Stuart, VA 24171 866-695-2001 • blueridgerealestate.net Several vacation cabins near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fairy Stone State Park, Woolwine and Meadows of Dan. All our cabins are fully furnished. By The Creek Inn Route 103, Claudville, VA 24076 276-251-5064 Mobile Home and Historic Farm House for rent near Kibler Valley. Rent by the day or by the week. Creek Cide Cabin Rentals, LLC 1482 Hatchers Chapel Road, Claudville, VA 24076 276-251-5971 • 276-952-5370 One and two bedroom cabins with furnished linens and towels, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, outdoor grill, walking and riding trails, hot tub, fishing, horse-shoe pits, vollyball/badmitton net and large picnic area on creek bank.

Fairy Stone State Park Cabins Stuart VA 24171 276 930-2424 www.virginiastateparks.gov Rustic log cabins of various sizes built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and 2BR frame cabins, available year round. For reservations: 1-800-933-7275 Fresh Start Guest House Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-4775 Assistance with Healthy Lifestyle Changes or Simply Overnight Guest Room with Breakfast. In Historic Stuart, VA. By Reservation Only. Alcohol and smoke free environment. Handy Mountain Cabin Claudville, VA 24076 • 321-537-2841 Cabin Rental for a Peaceful Getaway or Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, and large Loft sleeps up to 8 people. Stone fireplace, full kitchen, radio/ CD player, TV/VCR/DVD, and a washer/dryer. Central heat and air. Meadows of Dan Cabins 2182 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2292 Adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. New log cabins offer luxury accomodations and are fully furnished. Perfect for RV’s, large and small. Close to grocery and gift shops, hiking trails and wineries. Pickett’s Thickett Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 336-292-0999 • 336-273-0985 Rental houses at Meadows of Dan for vacation or summer homes. 5.7 miles north of Mabry Mill. Mile Post 170.4 Two houses on the site of the Floydfest. Easy access to the National Park Service hiking trails.

Pond View Guest House 12035 Squirrel Spur Rd Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120 276-952-2624 pondviewguesthouse@embarqmail.com Pond View Guesthouse is a secluded country retreat overlooking a spring-fed pond set within 25 acres of rolling pastoral and wooded landscape on the Blue Ridge Plateau in Southwestern Virginia. Situated at the end of a private drive off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is within walking distance (0.6 mi) of Meadows of Dan. Poor Farmer’s Secluded Mountain Cabins Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2670 www.poorfarmersmarket.biz River Cabin, located on the head waters of the Dan River, is an ancient earlier settler period cabin made from the old Chestnut. It is equiped with all the modern amenities, including a bathroom. The Farm Cabin is located across the Parkway from Chateau Morrisette. It was built in 2005. It is located on an operating farm and has a rolling hills farmland view. Both cabins are fully furnished with everything you need except food. Each cabin has a double bed and a sleeper sofa. River Bend Cabin Meadows of Dan, 24120 276-694-2001 Beautiful Log Home with nature as your neighbor. Near the Dan River and Blue Ridge Parkway. Sheppard House Stuart, VA 24171 • 276-694-5721 Rooms for rent in restored circa 1912 house located in historical section of Stuart. Furnished with period furniture. Reservations only.

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Cabins, Campgrounds and Motels

Summerset Stuart, VA 24171 • 276-930-2573 A Family Farmhouse, quiet rural setting. Sleeps 10-12 and large pond for fishing.

Meadows of Dan Campground and Cabins 2182 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2292 Adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. New log cabins offer luxury accomodations and are fully furnished. Perfect for RV’s, large and small. Close to grocery and gift shops, hiking trails and wineries.

Wolf Creek Haven 2016 Rabbit Ridge Rd., Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-7627 MOTELS Blue Ridge Motel 2295 JEB Stuart Hwy. Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2244 19 room motel, convenient to Mabry Mill and Meadows of Dan. Family friendly.

The Crooked Road Kiosk Downtown Stuart, VA

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American Legion Post 105 Dance live band every Saturday night 553 American Legion Road Patrick Springs, VA 24133

Dominion Valley Park 481 Dominion Valley Lane Stuart, VA 24171-4742 276-694-7009 - Live Gospel Music Millhouse Pizza 65 Blue Ridge Passage Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Patrick County Music Association monthly Jamboree 4th Saturday Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA 24171 Wayside Park with Beach and Bluegrass Festivals Route 727 Wayside Park Road Stuart, VA 24171 Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam every Friday night 7-10 pm 144 The Hollow Rd, Ararat, VA 24053 Contact: Mary Dellenback Hill 276 251 9906 www.willisgapcommunitycenter.com

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The Virginian Motel 105 W. Blue Ridge Street Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-4244 The Virginian offers 23 units with standard size rooms with two double beds, rooms with king size beds. 24-hrs. wake-up calls. Color TV with remote control and HBO, ESPN, TNT, TNN, CNN and more. Free coffee. Commercial and group rates.

Beach Music!

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The White House Stuart, VA 24171 • 646-621-8772 Fully equipped kitchen. 3 BR house on 20 acres. Family friendly. Wheelchair accessible. Pets will be considered. Firewood provided. 1500 sq. ft. of living space. Air conditioned. Linens provided. Ceiling fans, iron and board and washer and dryer.

Goosepoint Campground on Philpott Lake United States Army Corps of Engineers 276-629-1847 For Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 www.CorpsLakes.us Standard & water/electric campsites (63 total) some lakefront, bath houses, picnicking, lake swimming, & boat launch.

Willville Bikers Campground Blue Ridge Parkway - Milepost 177.7 Route 58 / 1510 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120 276-952-CAMP 26 acre wooded park, designed for motorcycle traffic only (ample parking for those who wish to trailer their motorcycles). Bathhouse facilities, pavillion, near Mabry Mill, wineries and Floyd General Store. Open Mid-April through October.

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The Reserve at Fairystone Stuart, VA 24171 • 276-692-4745 A log cabin community located next door to Fairy Stone State Park. New community, with opportunity to purchase or rent.

Fairy Stone State Park Campgrounds Stuart VA 24171 276-930-2424 www.virginiastateparks.gov 51-site water/electric campground, 6-site group standard campground. 10-site water/ electric equestrian campround to open 2012. Open March through November. For reservations: 1-800-933-7275

Rocky Knob Campground Blue Ridge Parkway - Milepost 161.1 540-593-3503 81 tent and 28 trailer sites, restrooms and a dump station for RV’s. 72 picnic tables, restrooms, phone and picnic shelter. Route 758 is accessed on the West Side of the Parkway and leads to the Rocky Knob Housekeeping Cabins one mile away.

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Spirithaven Farm Guest House 569 Spirithaven Lane, Stuart 276-694-5810 • 276-694-5432 Also camping with water & power hook-up. Member of ‘Round the Mountain.

Deer Run Campground Ferrum, VA 24088 • 276-930-1235 If it’s the smell of the campfires, the taste of outdoor cooking, the sounds of kids splashing in the pool, the feel of a fish tugging your line at one of our ponds or the sight of kids roasting marshmallows...... camping has plenty of old-fashined fun to offer your family!

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Rocky Knob Cabins 540-593-3503 rockyknobcabins.com Each cabin offers 2 full sized beds with bedding and extra blankets; kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator; outside grill; central men’s and women’s bath houses with towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner. Cabin #18 is ADA compliant with 1 full sized bed.

CAMPGROUNDS

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River Walk Cabins 4444 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 336-312-1421 meadowsofdanriverwalkcabins.com Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 178 Two miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway on a 135 acre Christmas tree farm. River frontage, hiking trail.

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Gospel Music!

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Lively bar well stocked with draught beers, single malts, favorite cocktails and a casual Pub menu.

Antiques, deli, pastry, coffee and snacks Hours of service: 10:00am-5:00pm

Beside of Ararat Post Office

19th Pub at Primland 276-222-3967 2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, primland.com The Babe and Lily House 276-952-1015 4037 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Country-style breakfast and lunch served in a music friendly atmosphere.

Poor Farmers Market 276-952-2670 2616 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 www.poorfarmersmarket.biz

Hamburger steak, chicken tenders and BBQ. Groceries, deli sandwiches and biscuits, beer, lottery, 6am-8pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday 9am-8pm

Roberts Market & Lighthouse Grill 276-930-3150 3918 Fairystone Park Highway, Stuart Va 24171

Open Daily 5am-9pm Dine in or take out. Thirstquenching fresh-squeezed lemonade! Gasoline, ice, convenience items.

Locally owned and operated. Home cooking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Chateau Morrisette Winery 540-593-2865 Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 171.5 287 Winery Road, Floyd, VA 24091 thedogs.com

Elegant dining in a relaxed old-world atmosphere. Breathtaking vistas, foods from the American south along with award winning wines. Reservations strongly recommended.

Coffee Break, The 276-694-4232 111-A North Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171

Critz Grocery 276-694-7015 2716 Abram Penn Highway, Critz, VA 24082

Dry Pond Cafe 276-694-6055 2156 Dry Pond Highway, Stuart, VA 24171

Home of the famous Ju Ju Burger and Ribeye Steak sandwich. Family style operated by local family.

Refined dining room with a focus on local, organic and sustainable foods. Open 10:30-6PM Monday through Friday

Lee’s Kar-Go 276-251-8577 1124 Claudville Highway Claudville, VA 24076

Family owned; grows, exports, imports and roasts our own sustainable shade grown coffee.

Convenience store, eat-in restaurant.

Jane’s Country Cafe’ 276-952-1112 2588 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Country Cooking at it’s Best!

Breakfast, Hot Bar and Deli. Oven fried chicken and hot dogs. Elaborate Coffee Bar and Fountain drinks.

Dine in or take out. Groceries, gas, & tanning. Winter: 6am-8:30pm Mon-Sat & 8am-8:30pm Sundays. Summer: 6am-9pm Daily. Hwy 58 / Blue Ridge Parkway. Real Milk Shakes, Sandwiches, Subs, BBQ, Homemade Country Ham Biscuits, Chicken Salad, Fried Apple Pies, Famous Banana Splits. Pinto Beans and Cornbread. Open 365 days a year. Visit us on Facebook.

Thurs. 3:30-8:00 PM ~ Fri. & Sat. 3:30-9:00 PM Sun. 11:30-8:00 PM Family style restaurant serving seafood, steak, BBQ, chicken, pasta, specialty burgers and salads. Looking for succulent crab legs or frog legs? We’ve got em too!

Skipper’s Steak and Seafood 276-694-9001 21599 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171

A taste of Mexico with food from the border.

Elements at Primland 276-222-3961 2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, primland.com

Family style restaurant.

Pizza, stromboli, lasagna, sandwiches, subs, desserts. Located at the historic Cockram’s MillComplex. Live music!

Mill House Pizza 276-952-1041 4037 JEB Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Howell’s Grocery 276-694-3638 139 Woolwine Hwy, Stuart VA 24171

Historic water-powered grist mill. Stone ground grits, cornmeal, and buckwheat flour. Famous buckwheat cakes, country ham, and Virginia barbeque.

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Convenient Store, Truck Stop, gasoline, diesel, VA Lottery, Beer, Deli, Snacks, Travel Supplies, Ice Cream, Subs, Pizza and more

Orchard View 7 Day Food Market 276-930-2153 9792 Woolwine Hwy, Woolwine, VA 24185

Cafe of Claudville 276-251-7609, 276-229-8746 4507 Claudville Highway, Claudville, VA 24076

Honduras Coffee Co. 276-694-7575 121 North Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171

Mabry Mill 276-952-2947 Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 176 266 Mabry Mill Rd., SE, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Goodfilla’s 276-694-2060 103 Stonewall Court, Stuart, VA 24171

M&M Convenient Store 276-694-4559 25652 JEB Stuart Highway Stuart, VA 24171

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El Rancho 276-694-8555 119 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Slate’s 276-694-5035 312 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24171

Stables Saloon at Primland 276-222-3800 2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, primland.com

Next door to the Star Theatre and across the street from the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Available seasonally for breakfast or dinner and year-round for private parties and events. Casual attire.

Tony’s Pizza 276-694-6682 402 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA 24171

Pizza, subs.

Woodberry Inn 540-593-2567 Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 174.1 182 Woodberry Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

Full appetizer, salad, sandwich and entree menu. Bar on premises.

Convenience store, pizza, beer, gas, lottery

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Map of Patrick County Community Hospital H Pioneer 18688 Jeb Stuart Highway Stuart, VA 24171-1559 276-694-8600

VISITOR CENTERS & VISITOR INFORMATION Blue Ridge Visitors Center - MP 177.7 2577 JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Phone: 276-694-6012 Fax: 276-694-3582 Website: www.patrickchamber.com Patrick County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center P O Box 577 20475 JEB Stuart Highway Stuart, VA 24171 Phone: 276-694-6012 Fax: 276-694-3582 Website: www.patrickchamber.com Visitor Information Kiosk P. O. Box 577 • 114 West Blue Ridge Street Stuart, VA 24171 Phone: 276-694-6012 Fax: 276-694-3582 Website: www.patrickchamber.com

1 Angel Overlook Covered Bridges: 2 Jacks’ Creek 3 Bob White 4 Dan River Park, Ararat 5 DeHart Park in Stuart 6 Doe Run Farm, Ararat 7 Dominion Valley Park 8 Fairy Stone State Park 9 Frank Levering Orchards 10 Fred Clifton Park 11 Hollow History Center 12 I. C. DeHart Park in Woolwine 13 Kibler Valley River Run 14 Laurel Hill JEB Stuart Birthplace 15 Lover’s Leap 16 Mabry Mill 17 Mayo River Trail

ATTRACTIONS 18 Mountain Top Park 19 Patrick County Historical Museum 20 Philpott Lake 21 Primland 22 Reynolds Homestead 23 Rocky Knob Recreation Area 24 Wayside Park 25 Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam 26 Windy Hill Orchards 27 Gordon Trent Golf Club 28 Deer Run Campground

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Very Special Events!

Doe Run Farm 402 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-8287

Mabry Mill Summer Concert Series Bring a folding chair and enjoy live entertainment at Mabry Mill! www.nps.gov/blri for more information

Farmer’s Market Stuart Open Friday 8-12, May - October. 276-694-3811

Folk Fair

Farmer’s Market Ararat 276-251-1182

September

Annual Chinquapin Festival Meadows of Dan Corn Maze Days - Meadows of Dan Doe Run Farm Corn Maze Days 402 Doe Run Rd, Ararat, Va Patrick County Agricultural Fair - Stuart JEB Stuart Art Show Reynolds Homestead Ararat Heritage and Music Jamboree Festival

FEBRUARY

Annual Gospel Celebration in Honor of Black History Month – second Sunday in February

April

Hokie Day at the Reynolds Homestead

May

Strawberry Festival - Town of Stuart Blue Ridge Mt. Car Show - Top 50Hit and Miss Engine Show Meadows of Dan Dominion Valley Memorial Weekend Dominion Valley Park Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Ride Ararat, 3rd Sat Annual Quilt Show - Reynolds Homestead Beach Music Festival- Wayside Park Scottish Highland Games & Festival at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj Gen JEB Stuart Woolwine Fire Dept. Pig Roast Woolwine VA State Covered Bridge Festival Jacks Creek and Bob White Woolwine

July

Friday Night Live Music Chateau Morrisette 4th of July Celebration DeHart Park, Stuart & Windy Hill Orchards, Ararat Old Time 4th of July Celebration - Vesta Annual Crafts in the Meadow Meadows of Dan Blue Grass Festival - Wayside Park Black Dog Wine & Music Festival Chateau Morrisette Floyd Fest Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan Kibler Valley River Run - Claudville

August

Blues, Beer and Brats Chateau Morrisette VA State Peach Festival Concert - Stuart Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair Meadows of Dan 3rd Saturday Wine & Music Festival Chateau Morrisette

October

Ararat Ruritan’s Annual BBQ 4th Sat in Oct Civil War Reenactment - Laurel Hill, Ararat-Birthplace of Maj. Gen JEB Stuart Corn Maze Days - Meadows of Dan Doe Run Farm Corn Maze Days 402 Doe Run Rd, Ararat, Va Wine & Music Festival Chateau Morrisette October Festival/Apple Butter Festival Woolwine Apple Dumpling Festival - Stuart Pancake Days - Meadows of Dan, 3rd and 4th Sundays Annual Indian Summer Days Meadows of Dan JEB Stuart Art Show Reynolds Homestead

PRODUCE STANDS FARMERS MARKETS H.C. Harold Orchard Produce Stand Garden Centers, FARMS 5824 Willis Gap Road, Ararat, VA 24053 Greenhouse and Nurseries 276-251-5445 All Seasons Home & Garden 21581 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171 Levering Orchard 276-694-8000 • 276-694-2150 163 Levering Lane, Ararat, VA 24053 276-755-3593 • 336-786-4316. Ayers-Kreh Christmas Tree Farm Cherries, Apples, etc., outdoor theater. Ayers Orchard Road, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3072 W & W Produce 16112 Jeb Stuart Hwy., Stuart, VA 24171 Bev’s Blueberry Patch 276-694-4602 817 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-5912 Wades Orchard Produce Stand Organic blueberry farm. Pick your own, in 10690 Woolwine Hwy, Woolwine, VA 24185 season. Call for directions and availability. 276-930-3515 Blueberry Hills Wood’s Cold Storage 60 Blueberry Hills Lane, 3720 Woolwine Hwy., Stuart, VA 24171 Patrick Springs VA 24133 276-694-3888 • 276-694-4888 276-694-6203, Cell 276-692-6046 stihlusa.com Pick your own blueberries, daylight to dark, mid-July through August. Pesticide free! WINERIES Border Springs Farm LLC Chateau Morrisette - see page 7 743 VFW RD Patrick Springs, VA 24133 276- 340-1714 (working farm call first) Stanburn Vineyard and Winery - see page 7 www.borderspringsfarm.com. Sheep and Working Border Collies. Villa Appalachia - see page 7 Cassell Farms 6101 1/2 Jeb Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-1299

NOVember

Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade Saturday after Thanksgiving

December

Christmas Extravaganza - Arts on Main 2nd Sat, Stuart Stuart Christmas Parade Victorian Christmas at the Homestead Critz

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Corn Maze

June

Agritourism

Charles’ Choose & Cut Christmas Trees 839 Bent School Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 Open first 2 weekends after Thanksgiving. Hay rides and hot chocolate. 336-634-2110, 336-280-1643

Hall’s Plants and Produce, Inc. 1019 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-5993 • 276-251-9995 Liberty Farms, LLC 2400 Pleasant View Dr., Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-6684 Moss Creek Farm & Gardens 767 Salem Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-4094 Saturdays 9-5 or appointments www.mosscreekfarm.net Goats,sheep and daylilies Mountain Meadow Farm 84 Concord Rd Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-5568 www.mountainmeadowcrafts.com Puckett Greenhouses LLC 1461 Green Spring Road, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-5286 • 276-251-1401 puckettgreenhouses.com Seven Meadows Tree Farm Christmas trees 4444 JEB Stuart Highway Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 276-952-2648 Smoky Mountain Alpacas 315 Alpaca Lane, Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-2111 www.smokymtnalpacas.com Windy Hill Orchards Pick your own cherries, apples and peaches 176 Windy Hill Lane, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-5222 www.windyhillorchards.com

Clements Cherry Orchard 5234 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053 276-251-8228 Pick your own cherries from dwarf cherry trees. Call ahead of time to verify cherries are available. Late May to June annually. 276-694-6094 23


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