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, visitfloydva.com. It is a wonderful place to start when planning your trip to Floyd County.
We have only lived in Floyd County, VA since 2009, we will always be newcomers, not a bad thing at all to be as the locals are all wonderful and very nice to us. We have made friends with neighbors who have been in the area for 30 years, and yes, they are still newcomers.
Shortly after we purchased Mountain Song Inn we gathered all local lodging places within a 30 mile radius and formed the Floyd Lodging Association. This little association was quite informal, we paid dues and carried our cash around in a bank bag, never wanting to be more than a group sharing ideas and passing on the names of our members to visitors when we were full. It has been very successful, we have come to realize that our healthy competition is not a threat, but a blessing, we are all so different in facilities and personalities that together we have what any visitor to Floyd County or the Blue Ridge Parkway would want. So look no further you have found the links to everything a Floyd Tourist needs to know, lodging directory and tourism website, Blacksburg Lodging for a quick look at what is going on when you come for a visit.
Just don’t forget that Mountain Song Inn should be your first lodging site, then you can check out the others. We hope to see you soon.
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, visit BlueRidgeParkway.org.
The most photographed spot on the Parkway Historic Grist Mill. Self-guided tours/exhibits on rural Appalachian life. BRP MM 176. For more information, visit BlueRidgeParkway.org.
Chateau Morrisette Winery Tasting and Lunch
Open year-round, daily winery tours and tasting, 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. 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.
Rock Churches in Floyd
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.
Historic Walking Tour
The Town of Floyd Historic Walking Tour in downtown Floyd, Virginia. 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
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
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
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.