Plan Your Trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway


America’s most scenic drive has a plethora of attractions for you to explore and enjoy. Various historical landmarks, parks, and campgrounds dot the Blue Ridge Parkway. Personalize an adventure your whole family will enjoy, whether it’s tasting apple butter at Mabry Mill in the fall, having a family reunion at Julian Price Memorial Park, or viewing an interpretive program from one of the many knowledgeable
park rangers.

Time can stand still here as you take the time to get out of your car and appreciate the beauty and grandeur of nature. Catch a live show at the Blue Ridge Music Center and tap your toe to traditional Appalachian music. Take an in depth look at your surroundings by visiting one of the museums, and be sure to stop at the various visitor centers along the way. Each one is full of helpful information to help make your trip memorable.

Milepost 291
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!

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant - Floyd, VA Visit Website >>

Winery Open 7-days a Week
10:00am - 5:00pm

Restaurant Open
Wed-Thu: 11am - 2pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sun : 11am - 3 pm

Milepost 171.5
287 Winery Road SW, Floyd, VA 24091

Virginia’s premier winery offering scenic vistas of the New River Valley, casual and elegant dining indoors or outside on our terrace, wine tastings and tours of our production facilities, festivals and special events throughout the year.

Known for The Black Dog and Our Dog Blue wines, Chateau Morrisette produces 23 types of wine and is a pet friendly establishment perfect for relaxing in an exquisite setting with both canine and human companions. Wine and gifts are available for purchase.

Skyline Village Inn Visit Website >>

Sunday - Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Milepost 331
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.

Milepost 291.9
PO Box 1157, Boone, NC 28607 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.

Rap’s Orchard Gap - Fancy Gap, VA Visit Website >>

Mon - Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Milepost 197
1113 Dusty Ridge Road, Fancy Gap, VA 24328

Happy days are here again. Welcome to Rap’s Orchard Gap,a 1950’s-60’s Renaissance Store, Deli and Entertainment Destination adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 193.5 near Fancy Gap, Virginia. We are your pit stop for all of your travel and vacation needs, including gas, snacks,drinks and travel accessories. We also offer an eclectic selection of gifts & souvenirs and a great selection of beer and wine. A new addition to this Entertainment complex is Rap’s Bar and Grill.

Milepost 276.4
1887 Watertank Road, West Jefferson, NC 28607

Wormy Chestnut Lumber Co. sells reclaimed antique wormy chestnut barnboard lumber.  We offer interior wood, solid for cabinets, tables, and doors.  We also have weathered exterior wood, perfect for rustic wainscoting.

All of the wormy chestnut we reclaim is from the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, eastern Tennessee, and northwest North Carolina.  All of our historic lumber has a story to it. Visit for more information.