Rock’in The Bourbon Whisky

Rock’in The Bourbon Whisky

We made this day trip to garner Father’s Day presents.  My mountain neighbor (meaning she’s only one ridge or so over) Heidi’s father loved his Scotch.  Mine will put anything in his coffee so we figured we had a match and the prospects of a fun day....
Area Highlights

Area Highlights

Downtown Roanoke was one of the first things that charmed us. The central downtown area is very walk-able with tree lined streets, historic buildings mixed with modern sky rises with interesting shops and restaurants tucked in.  It has an unhurried, casual vibe that...
Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

From the property looking across the southern valley, cutting across about 2/3 of the way up the mountains you can see the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a beautiful drive no matter what time of year, but just before it’s closed for the season you can get gorgeous...
Roanoke North Valley View

Roanoke North Valley View

There are two ways to drive in to town, but we prefer the path that goes past Valhalla Winery and down the winding portion of Mt. Chestnut Road.  As you round the curve at the winery, you catch a view of the Roanoke Valley that is simply stunning… any time but...
Grayson – Highlands State Park

Grayson – Highlands State Park

We have been camping within a 3 hour drive of Roanoke, exploring all the state and local parks we are able to.  Our favorite by a long shot is to spend a weekend in Grayson-Highlands in the spring. You want to get in there the first or second week of May and the...
Biking The New River Trails

Biking The New River Trails

Another favorite camping spot is New River.  We take our bikes and make a weekend of exploring the ‘rail trails’ (many are built on defunct railroad right-of-way paths) and neighboring cities that are accessible by trail.  If you go in the spring, the warm...

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