Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains
Scenic Views and Spectacular Hikes
ALL THINGS FLOYD
ACTIVITIES AT THE INN
- Relax and enjoy the surrounding Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains!
- Walk miles of established pathways in the hills and woods.
- Enjoy the many cultured plantings in the gardens.
- Porch swing/hammock/rockers—taking in the views and weather in the mountains.
- Read—in the library, on the deck, in your room.
- Play pool or checkers on an old whiskey barrel.
- Tackle a jig-saw puzzle.
- Lounge in the spacious Great Room w/large stone fireplace and pool table.
- Think, remember, contemplate—dream.
- Sit and listen to almost continual bird melodies. Butterflies galore. Hummingbirds.
- Even watch TV!
- Or sit for hours and watch the hummingbirds.
- Watch butterflies in the butterfly garden.
- For activities outside the inn visit www.visitfloydva.com or www.virginia.org
THIS WEEK IN FLOYD
A calendar of events in Floyd.
Our little one stoplight town has much to offer every week of the year. Just click on our link below to see what’s going on this week.
Click on this link and enjoy! Weekly Events in Floyd
CHATEAU MORRISETTE HAPPENINGS
The Chateau Morrisette Winery is a huge asset to Floyd County, attracting travelers off the Blue Ridge Parkway for wine tasting and overnight stays. Mountain Song Inn is a preferred lodging for all your Chateau Morrisette activities, we are a very scenic 15 miles drive away, our inn will add a very special quality to your visit to Floyd County and Chateau Morrisette.
Summer Sunsets Getaway Package: June 16 – August 31
Overnight spring getaway includes $100 lodging coupon towards accommodation at participating lodging, $85 Chateau Morrisette gift card for use in the restaurant or tasting room, a tour of the winery, and a wine tasting for two in our tasting room. Non-Kennel Club members receive a 20% discount off wine purchased at the tasting room.
Simple and stress free!
Confirm lodging for your date by contacting Mountain Song Inn, we are a preferred lodging partner.
Call, let us call, or book online to make dinner reservations.
BLUE RIDGE ACTIVITIES
Aside from being the most photographed site on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this old mill is really interesting! Colonial life trades and displays take you back a century or two. About 30 minutes from Mountain Song Inn, this is a good destination to link with time spent in Floyd.
Close to the inn, a drive here takes you to the highest mountain point in this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains: 4000 feet elevation. An ideal destination for those interested in an abundance of Appalachian mountain floras and panoramic views. Interesting all year.
This idyllic cultural center, located on the site of a former dairy farm, includes a renovated 1940’s dairy barn which now houses a vibrant arts & cultural facility for the traditional and contemporary arts. The Center showcases fine arts and crafts by local artists and artisans, with ongoing exhibits of quilts, furniture, sculpture, pottery, iron, glass-work, and much more. About 20 minutes from Mountain Song Inn, a retail shop and several artist’s studios on location offer a wide selection of items available for purchase.
Greasy Creek Outfitters, very close by, specializes in guided fishing trips tailored to your personal interests. They feature spin and fly-fishing trips for smallmouth bass and walleye on the New River at Foster Falls State Park, light tackle angling for striped bass on Claytor Lake, and fly-fishing for trout on private streams and in the Dan River Gorge. We’re happy to help you connect with this quality outfitter and their great fishing trips, all close to Mountain Song Inn.
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT- THIS IS A MUST DO! About 20 minutes from Mountain Song Inn in Floyd, a visit here is to experience pure, mountain music, Blue Grass culture. Several real-thing mountain music bands perform every Friday night throughout the year. This is the place to learn to “CLOG”, to 2-step, waltz; in short, all the intrinsic mountain, Blue Grass music culture of the area meets here on Friday nights. Observe or participate ~ this is an experience you’ll long remember. If you are fortunate enough to be visiting on the first Saturday of the month make plans to go to the Radio Show, this event is like stepping back in time and does sell out.
WINE, CIDER, AND MEAD
Floyd County has many noted wineries that have wonderful tours and entertainment throughout the year. The closest to Mountain Song are:
Check each link for their calendar of events, find one you like, and make a reservation with us for the event or a tasting . We would love to see you.
Another wonderful event worth your consideration is our Mountain Road Wine Experience. Featured twice a year in June and August, this event is a special way to visit all the local venues for one price over two days. It is growing in popularity every year so be sure to book your reservation with us early.
FINE FOOD, MOUNTAIN CULINARY CULTURE
In Floyd, about 20 minutes from Mountain Song Inn, Odd Fellas is an excellent restaurant/cantina that features national recording acts as well as local talent nightly. Relaxed atmosphere/great food/unique, unique, unique ambience—truly. We can book your reservations.
Fine food and superb winery. Winery tours, large gift shop. Live music. Concerts. About 30 minutes from Mountain Song Inn, OPEN YEAR ROUND. We can book your reservations.
Also in Floyd, Harvest Moon is an up-scaled, quasi food store/cafe/artsy-cultural display center! A large inventory of natural and organic food in the downstairs food store is complimented by the Over the Moon Cafe on the second story. Terrific, made-to-order light meal fare, much of which utilizes natural/organic ingredients, AND a unique exhibition area in the cafe displays upscale, local craft and art creations, many from local artisans.
Mickey G’s Bistro & Pizzeria is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, you may order family style dishes that are meant to be shared or order a la carte from the extensive menu.
El CHARRO MEXICAN GRILL
El Charro is located one block from the only stop light in Floyd. The restaurant is under the Winter Sun complex and can be accessed from the front or the back. In the bottom level of the Winter Sun you will find a few retail shops, galleries a candle shop and El Charro Mexican restaurant. The food is very affordable and very good! I recommend the steak fajitas with the special hot sauce you can only have if you ask the waiter.
For a light, satisfying meal check out the Country Store’s menu,soups, salads, entrees, and desserts are all tempting and delicious.
Wood fired pizza make when possible with local ingredient is the highlight of Dogtown. Check their website for great entertainment too.
A wonderful Mennonite Bakery, store and deli, that never disappoints. We fondly refer to it as the closest thing we have to a Trader Joe’s but with a fantastic deli sandwich.
Local country cooking, under new management, I had a wonderful bowl of soup and a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.
AREA VIRGINIA UNIVERSITIES
Incongruous as it may seem to those unfamiliar with our local mountain area, our specific region is a nexus of higher learning. Nearby (1/2 hour) Christiansburg/Blacksburg/Radford are homes to both Virginia Tech and Radford University. Although both are excellent schools, VA Tech is probably more well known, as it’s the home of the famous college football team— the Hokies, as well as being one of the country’s premier Engineering centers of higher education. About an hour away, Roanoke and neighboring towns offer fine schools as well.
Mountain Song Inn MEETS THE NEED for Virginia Parent Weekend lodging right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!
Attend university sporting and other weekend college events, graduation in the spring, or just visit your son or daughter on campus. Stay with us, say, Friday night high in the Blue Ridge Mountains—enjoy your very scenic ride to the college towns for the events on Saturday—have dinner at The Chateau Morrisette on Saturday eve (we can make the reservations for you)—spend Saturday night with us—then on Sunday, visit Floyd or one of the several nearby wineries, antique shops, or other area attractions. Have late lunch, then head for home content with a balanced and varied weekend experience.
Why stay in college towns that are jam-packed on “college weekends”? The mountains are close, quiet, and bid you the peace and quiet you deserve. After all, you’ll get all the noise you can stand when in town!
Fishing is great in Virginia, the following article was written by a guest who comes to our area frequently for his fishing fix. Enjoy.
“What a pleasant surprise. The inn and all it offers far exceeded what its website describes. The innkeepers, Chris and Andy Moreno, are grand folks who were extraordinarily focused on our every need. Yes, it is isolated, and yes it doesn’t accommodate kids and smoking, and yes isn’t that marvelous! The tranquility and beauty of their gardens and mountains was picture postcard pretty. They made special arrangements for my “early fly fishing” breakfast which was awesome.
Incidentally, if you are looking for an excellent smallmouth bass fly fishing guide who is a consummate pro, contact Mike Smith at www.newriverflyfish.com. He will pick you up at the front door and return you safely.
We are returning in August to bask again in the hospitality and beauty of Mountain Song Inn and New River fly fishing.”
FLOYD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Floyd Center is a community arts center in Floyd, Virginia, just miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. We celebrate and facilitate regional arts through classes, exhibits, community receptions and more.
The Floyd Center for the Arts’ mission is to facilitate and showcase artistic endeavors and creativity; to provide education in the arts throughout our rural community and region. Check out the classes and make it a weekend of fun and learning.
See more at jacksonvillecenter.org.