Explore Blue Ridge and Floyd


While you may never want to leave the comforts of Mabry Creek Cottage and Barn, you won’t need to look far for adventure. It’s a 25-minute drive to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and the quaint town of Floyd—well known for its bluegrass music, folk art and festivals.



Blue Ridge Adventures

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    Buffalo Mountain Ziplines

    Soar above it all on an almost two-hour zipline tour. Marvel at spectacular views of the forest canopy along the way.

    30 min. away

  • Claytor Lake

    Rent a boat to fish at Claytor Lake, well stocked with bass. Take a swim at the sandy beach, stroll along the maintained trails and enjoy a picnic at the gazebo and picnic tables.

    60 min. away

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    Mabry Mill

    Discover for yourself why this is the most photographed historical site on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow easy pathways with informative signs to learn more about the mill.

    31 min. away

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    On the Water Rentals

    Float along the Little River in a kayak, canoe or tube. Observe the beauty of the flowing water, wildlife and views.

    32 min. away


Plan a Golf Getaway

Mabry Cottage and Barn is perfectly positioned between five beautifully maintained golf courses: Great Oaks, Olde Mill, Primland Resort, Draper Valley and Skyland Lakes. Check out a different course each day or become a master of a few. 

Great Oaks (pictured here) is a private club that offers tee times to non-members provided there is enough space on the course for its members.

 Golf Fine Dining

Primland has three dining options: Elements—a fine dining restaurant with sustainable edge, 19th Pub—an international gastro bar and Stables Saloon—a Southern inspired restaurant with live Bluegrass music (part of the Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail).

Olde Mill has two dining options: Maples—steak, seafood and pasta plates with wine pairings or The Grill for more casual meals.


Appalachian Culture

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    Floyd Center for Arts

    Admire the eclectic mix of folk and fine art in this renovated barn museum. Sign up for exciting classes—ranging from natural paper-making to watercolor to blacksmithing.

    27 min. away

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    Floyd Country Store

    Listen to world-renowned Bluegrass players at the weekly Friday Night Jamboree while eating mountain favorites like chow chow and pickled beets. Discover unique local souvenirs.

    28 min. away

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    Chateau Morrisette

    Sip fine wines at this elegant winery off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Try wines made from local grapes or other specialty wines like apple and blackberry.

    31 min. away

  • Villa Appalachia

    Enjoy fire-roasted wheat and gluten-free pizzas outdoors while drinking fine wine on Summer Sundays. Tasting room open year-round.

    30 min. away

 Local Events

Floyd Fest, Floyd Yoga Jam, Tour de Dirt Bicycling Ride, Galax Fiddlers Convention, Labor Day Hillsville Flea Market.

For other exciting events, check out the Visit Floyd website.


More about Floyd

Two other places to visit in Floyd are Cocoa Mia, sought after for their artisanal chocolates, and Red Rooster, recognized for their organic coffee roasted on-site. To find more places to visit, events and happenings about Floyd, check out visitfloydva.com

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