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

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Hiking Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain State Park is a very unique place to hike. The park features several hiking trails, the most popular of which circles the iconic granite mountain, makes its way along Stone Mountain Falls and provides a glimpse into what life was like centuries before it was even made a state park. Stone Mountain Loop … Read more

Valentine’s Day at Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette

Looking for romantic options for Valentine’s Day around Fancy Gap? Why not treat her to a delicious meal or wine and chocolate at Chateau Morrisette. This is one of our favorite wineries on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We love the views of the surrounding Blue Ridge, the great food and the delicious wines. If you’re … Read more

Autumn Leaves Festival in Mayberry, USA

Fall Foliage View of Virginia and North Carolina

Every year in October, Mayberry is home to the Autumn Leaves Festival™, an historic festival in the heart of Mount Airy, North Carolina. People from all over the country visit the streets of downtown and the locals love it too. You’ll find vendors with one-of-a-kind items and food you cannot get anywhere else, must-see attractions, and some … Read more

Motorcycle Rides near Fancy Gap

Motorcycle Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway - 800x600

There are a lot of great choices of motorcycle rides near Fancy Gap. From fabled dragons to a ride on one of the premier motorcycling roads in the country, it’s hard to go wrong picking any route around Fancy Gap. These are some you might want to add to your bucket list — or at … Read more

Golf Courses near Fancy Gap


There are many things to do in the area for those who love the outdoors, from hiking or cycling to hunting or fishing. Here is a roundup for those who want to play a round or two. If you like the links, we think you’ll be able to find a course you’ll enjoy from our … Read more

Best Hikes near Fancy Gap

Nathaniels Hiker

There are many great choices for hiking around Fancy Gap, Virginia. There are beautiful vistas, waterfalls, bold flowing creeks, historical sites, wild ponies and more. Hike hard or look for something a little more laid back. If you like hiking, check out our list of the top 10 hikes around Fancy Gap. Most are less … Read more

Hiking Buffalo Mountain

Sauratown and Pilot Mountan from Buffalo Mountain

360 Degree Views! Buffalo Mountain is one of the most visible landmarks in Fancy Gap and the surrounding area. It makes for a great hike. It’s a great place for a picnic or a sunset view. The peak towers above the rest of Floyd County, Carroll County and other neighboring counties, and the 360 degree … Read more