A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pilot's Perch Cabins

Mabry Mill


Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a few miles from Fancy Gap, it’s easy to see what makes it a popular destination for folks in the area. There have been countless pictures taken over the years of the picturesque mill across the pond. Other activities and … Read more

The Depot at Cody Creek


The Depot at Cody Creek is our favorite fine dining restaurant within striking distance of Fancy Gap. If you’re looking for a special night out or a great place for an anniversary dinner, it’s hard to beat The Depot. Rustic Architectural Beauty You can tell The Depot has been a labor of love for the … Read more

Roaring River Vineyards

Roaring River Gate

Along with Jolo Winery and Vineyards, Roaring River Vineyards has quickly become one of our favorite wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap. Everything is top notch. The setting is unique and beautiful. The tasting room and restaurant are comfortable, warm and inviting. The wine and the food are delicious. The owners and staff are … Read more

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

JOLO Winery

  My wife and I have found a new candidate for our favorite winery near Fancy Gap. Chateau Morrisette is hard to beat, but JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC comes close. The beautiful views of Pilot Mountain itself, delicious wines, and delicious food combine to make JOLO a great destination for wining and dining. … Read more

The Mason Jar – Good Food near the Hillsville Flea Market

The Mason Jar Restaurant

Good Food and Drinks If you’re one of the half million people who descend on Hillsville, Viriginia for the annual Hillsville Flea Market, you can find some good food nearby. The Mason Jar is just around the corner from the flea market grounds. Their menu offers steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches. Everyone in your party … Read more

Best Restaurants in Fancy Gap

Yall Come Eat - Mayberry Barney's Car

Check out our restaurant guide for the best restaurants in Fancy Gap, Virginia. See at a glance the local eateries and current reviews. There are a few choices for some “fancy” food. You could almost eat at all of them in one day. They are all just over 10 minutes from Pilot’s Perch Cabin. Here’s a quick glance at … Read more

Old North State Winery

Old North State Winery - Front View

Very Good Food If you’re looking for a mid to high-end dining experience in Mt. Airy, Old North State Winery is a good option. The menu features sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, tacos and quesadillas. Steak, seafood and pork chops are available too. I ordered a flatbread with shrimp, bacon, parmesan cheese and spinach. I was expecting a … Read more

Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette Barrel and Winery

Romantic Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway Looking for a romantic winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway? You will find our favorite winery, Chateau Morrisette, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains not too far from Fancy Gap. Enjoy the rustic elegance and fine dining of the Chateau’s restaurant, tour the vineyard, or take … Read more

Mayberry Station Grill and Market

Yall Come Eat - Mayberry Barney's Car

Is That Barney’s Car? Stop at the Mayberry Station Grill and Market and have your picture taken with a genuine Mayberry police car while you wait for your food. This is a unique roadside stand, where a local serves up burgers, BBQ sandwiches and the like for other locals and travelers who happen across him. I’ve … Read more

Pit Stop Pasta and Grill

Pit Stop Pasta and Grill - Covered Patio

Great Calzone and Delivery on the Mountain! Pit Stop Pasta and Grill is our favorite restaurant in Fancy Gap. They have a menu with a lot of variety, but our favorite dish is the Meat Lover’s Calzone. Order this, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I’m not a calzone expert, but Pit Stop’s is … Read more