Start planning your trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway today using the Virtual Blue Ridge Travel Directory. Choose your hotel, cabin, B&B, or campsite from our Lodgings listings. Browse our Attractions page to plan your itenerary, whether you want to raft or canoe along a mountain river, motorcycle along the Parkway’s sweeping curves, mine for gemstones, get a closer look at Appalachian history and art, or tour a Blue Ridge Mountain winery.
Our listings of restaurants feature both traditional mountain comfort cooking and new interpretations of local ingredients. Use the shopping page to explore local and online stores, and follow the link to the Virtual Blue Ridge Bookstore for even more Parkway resources.
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding area offers countless opportunities for every type of visitor. Use this travel directory to help you plan your visit, and browse the Parkway Info section for general information that will be necessary during your trip. Be sure to check the weather conditions and road closures before setting out; mountain weather can change drastically and suddenly. For more ideas of things to do during your visit, browse our Activities section.
As you travel the Parkway, enjoy the view, but watch the road! Drive safely and remember as you explore the surrounding wilderness that it is home to thousands of species of plants and animals. Do no harm, and leave no trace. And above all, happy Parkway travels!
PO Box 2325, Boone, NC 28607
The Virtual Blue Ridge Bookstore is one-stop shopping for dozens of Blue Ridge Parkway maps, National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps, and guide books for hikers, bikers, and drivers interested in traveling the Blue Ridge Mountain region.
We are also expanding our selection of maps, books, and apparel for motorcycle enthusiasts due to popular demand. Official Blue Ridge Parkway merchandise and collectibles are available for purchase. Start anticipating and planning your trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains today!
Open Year Round
7 Days a Week
44 Creekwood Lane, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
Cabin Creekwood is your private retreat away from the bustling cities, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia near Waynesboro, and just a short two mile drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway. With nine different cabins ranging from a 200 year old log cabin to modern style homes, all are fully furnished mountain getaways. The cabins, ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, are equipped with complete kitchens, DVD Players, air conditioners, and Bar-B-Que grills. With walking trails, lakes and ski resorts near by, there is something to do year round at this peaceful getaway.
4416 NC Highway 105 South, Boone, NC 28607
We offer something for everyone in the family. Great fun for the children as they hunt for gems in our fully stocked mines and incredible shopping for the adults with the finest in colored stones from around the world. We have cut gems, museum quality mineral specimens, and custom jewels for those looking for that specific piece of jewelry. We offer the inspiration, imagination and creation without the price. Great family fun at affordable prices. Mention this ad for a 10% discount on your next gem mining trip!
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
4 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803
New Hotel in Asheville! Enjoy the charm of a mountain lodge minutes from Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and downtown Asheville.
Amenities include 32″ flat screen TV, wireless internet throughout hotel, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, nightly guest reception, indoor heated pool and hot tub with an open air patio and much more.
We offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere along with the unforgettable southern hospitality. Let us be your first step in your Asheville experience.
April - November
86 High Ridge Rd, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Choices. That’s what your stay at the Switzerland Inn is all about. Select from spacious rooms flavored with a touch of the Swiss Alps in the Main Lodge to mountain view suites, private chalets, a honeymoon cottage with its own fireplace or pet friendly cabins. The Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge, a multi-bedroom cottage with covered parking, is tucked under the trees and is perfect for riders exploring the Parkway. The Switzerland Inn and the Chalet Restaurant – on the Parkway at Milepost 334.
April - November
86 High Ridge Road, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Cruise in to the Switzerland Inn and Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge on the Parkway at MP 334. Our full-service Chalet Restaurant and two patio bars welcome you to your home-away-from-home with ice-cold beer, wine, mixed beverages and chef-inspired specialties. Relax in our mountaintop swimming pool or soak in our hot tubs before retiring to the wide front porch of the Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge, our multi-bedroom cottage with covered parking. 72 mountain view rooms, suites and pet-friendly cabins.
Sunday - Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
12255 NC 226A, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
PLAY HARD. RELAX HERE! 16 affordable rooms, continental breakfast included,great views, restaurant with full bar, Gem mining on site. Rock mineral & Jewelry shop on site. Wine & beer shop on site. Motorcycle friendly with covered parking. Pet friendly. Historic Inn located at MP 331 on Parkway. Built in 1940’s with moonshine money it has an interesting history with character to match. Purchased by Mike & Lynn Thrift in 2004 it has undergone major renovations to make it a premiere Parkway venue.
PO Box 1809, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Three beautiful Hotels make up The Village Inns of Blowing Rock. The Ridgeway Inn has a mountain lodge setting and a decor that celebrates the gardens and views surrounding the Inn. The Village Inn features hardwood floors and a rustically elegant mountain decor. The Hillwinds Inn has the rustic charm of a mountain inn but with modern amenities. Whichever of the Village Inns of Blowing Rock that that you choose, you will be pleased with the locations,fine amenities and southern hospitality.
PO Box 1157, Boone, NC 28607
BlueRidgeMotorcycling.com is a website dedicated to motorcycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge area is considered by some to be a motorcycle mecca, a place where Riding gets capitalized in sentences out of respect for the area’s curves and beautiful scenery. The Blue Ridge truly takes Riding to a new level.
The website includes interactive motorcycle ride maps, recommendations for motorcycle-friendly travel destinations, motorcycle safety tips for your trip to the mountains, and “The Road Journal” motorcycling blog.
25 Highway 70 West, Old Fort, NC 28762
When it comes to fun and outdoor recreation, there are no boundaries in our spectacular region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. These unforgettable footpaths and roadways meander through a vast countryside. Elevations top 4,000 feet above sea level opening up to views of the green valley floors below.
A great night’s sleep is critical to vacation fun! Choose that special place from a diverse selection of cabins, cottages, lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts or motels. Prefer to sleep outdoors? Campgrounds are tucked in the hillsides from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Lake James.
Hours of Operation
121 Kanawha Ridge Lane, Dugspur, VA 24325
Kanawha Valley Arena Resort is an ideal vacation destination near the Blue Ridge Parkway & Dugspur, Virginia. We are a Western-themed Resort, offering several lodging options including our new hotel, a modern campground with a bath house, and several nice vacation houses. Our new hotel has twelve individually themed rooms with high end bedding, HD flat screen TVs, and a large covered porch to relax and view the wide open country sky. We also have a large arena for professional events and a Western Saloon with great food and beverages at a fair price.