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 moreJOLO Winery and Vineyards

Golf Courses near Fancy Gap

golfer-at-dusk

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 moreGolf Courses near Fancy Gap

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 moreThe Mason Jar – Good Food near the Hillsville Flea Market

The Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap

Mabry Mill from the Trees (on the Blue Ridge Parkway)

There are many things to do and see on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap, Virginia. You can photograph the picturesque Mabry Mill, hike on some of the most scenic trails on the Parkway, learn about the local history and taste some delicious wines.  We’ve put together this little guide of things to do … Read moreThe Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap

Hiking Rocky Knob Recreation Area/Rock Castle Gorge

View from the Rocky Knob Parking Lot

I have fond memories of hiking and backpacking in Rocky Knob Recreation Area. My sons and I camped in the well shaded primitive campground in the gorge next to Rock Castle Creek. We used it as a base camp for the loop hike up to the top and then back down again. My daughters and … Read moreHiking Rocky Knob Recreation Area/Rock Castle Gorge

Best Wineries near Fancy Gap

Shelton Vineyards

Check out our guide to the best wineries around Fancy Gap, Virginia. See each at a glance and check out recent reviews. Enjoy good wine, delicious food, and beautiful vistas. They are all less than an hour from Pilot’s Perch Cabin. Here’s a quick glance at some local wineries: 1. Adagio Vineyards Location: Yadkin Valley, … Read moreBest Wineries near Fancy Gap

Best Hikes near Fancy Gap

Nathaniels Hiker

There are many great choices for hiking around Fancy Gap, Virginia. These are our picks for the top 10 hikes in the area. You’ll see 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, we hope this list … Read moreBest Hikes near Fancy Gap

Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap

Mabry Mill, the Most Photographed Site on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic roadways in the country. It’s a great place for a day trip to stop and smell the roses. If you’re in Fancy Gap or the surrounds, here are some suggestions for your road trip and some rose smellin’ tips along the way. Head out from … Read moreTake a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap