Floyd County is fortunate to have a new tourism director, Pat Sharkey, who is doing a wonderful marketing job for us, and our new tourism website, www.visitfloydva.com is a wonderful place to start when planning your trip to Floyd County. Hope to see you soon.
Downtown Floyd is a must see, specially on a Friday night...artisan and muscian galore.
Floyd, Virginia...who would ever think that a one traffic light town could be so hopping, but it is. The town of Floyd is nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail, Virginia Tech, Radford University , and The Crooked Road It is one of the purest examples of authentic mountain music character (Floyd Fest, Wine Down, Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree, Pickin' Porch) and is a must-visit on your itinerary. Floyd epitomizes a little of "today" and lots of "yesterday" all uniquely blended into genuine, Blue Ridge Mountain life and character.
There is never a want for things to do in this part of Southwest, Virginia ..there are float trips and fly-fishing www.greasycreekoutfitters.com mountain music venues www.floydcountrystore.com), and wineries, a meadery, and a hard cider maker, all waiting to show you there wares. There is hiking, picnicking and scenic overlooks, antiquing, and artisans galore. If you have been here before, we know you will be back, if you have yet to come your are in for a real treat. Hope to see you soon in Floyd.
Some other things you can do when visiting Floyd County:
Points of Interest: Things to do…any day of the week! When possible call ahead to area attractions subject to seasonal hours.
Blue Ridge Parkway -- scenic drive with 40 miles of Parkway within its borders, Floyd County has the longest stretch of Parkway in Virginia. For maps and more information: Blue Ridge Parkway.org
Mabry Mill -- most photographed spot on the Parkway Historic Grist Mill. Self-guided tours/exhibits on rural Appalachian life. BRP MP 176 For more information: Blue Ridge Parkway.org
Chateau Morrisette Winery Tasting and Lunch - Open Year Round, Daily Winery tours and tastings, award-winning restaurant, special events.
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve Public access facilities include a small parking area and a steep 1 mile hiking trail to the summit. See web site for directions www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/ natural_area_preserves/buffalo.shtml widely recognized as one of Virginia’s greatest natural heritage treasures; home to 14 rare plant species, three invertebrate species and six natural communities that are also rare in Virginia. Directions are also available at Hotel Floyd.
Rock Churches in Floyd Visit website for directions www.rockchurches2.chillsnet.org/index.html Constructed from 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. For a great read and to learn more about Rev. Bob Childress, The Man Who Moved A Mountain, by Richard C. Davids.
The Town of Floyd Historic Walking Tour Downtown Floyd, Virginia www.floydhistoricalsociety.org Brochures available at the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Office, Floyd Country Store, Floyd Town Office and The Jacksonville Center for the Arts. A self-guided historic walking tour of the Town of Floyd, created by the Floyd County Historical Society, is fully described in the brochure: Floyd Historic Walking Tour: A Virginia Crossroads Town.
Great Oaks Country Club
Route 221 N., Floyd, VA 24091 (540) 745-2189
Great Oaks is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Great Oaks Country Club facility in Floyd, VA. From the longest tees it offers 6,437 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course was designed by Gene Hamm and opened in 1967.
The course rating is 70.8 with a slope rating of 124. Great Oaks is a private non-equity golf course with a 'Accompanied By Member' guest policy. The course contact is Tommy R. Ziglar, Golf Professional.
Olde Mill Golf Resort
2258 Stone Mountain Road, Laurel Fork VA 24352 - 1.800.753.5005
There is a place where the breeze blows a little sweeter. The air is a little fresher. The sky is a little bluer. Folks are a little friendlier and at night, the stars shine a little brighter. That place is the resort community of Olde Mill. Located just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the pastoral hills of Southwest Virginia's Carroll County, Olde Mill is the place you want to be - for a weekend, a season and for generations.
2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, Phone: 866-673-7802
The Highland Course is like no other. It winds its way through Primland’s mountain landscape, playing across ridge tops and over valleys, combining challenging golf with the breathtaking scenery at every turn. This exciting golf resort in Virginia is highly challenging and rewarding.