The Appeal of Virginia Mountains

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle from the city, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find some of the most tranquil and beautiful mountain towns located in the desirable state of Virginia. Nestled amongst lush forest, bubbling creeks, and absolutely stunning views you’ll find log cabins and A-frame homes, taking advantage of this paradise. Living in the mountains of Virginia offers picturesque towns, friendly neighbors, an assortment of outdoor activities, and a peaceful way of life.

Rocky Mount, a town 40 minutes south of Roanoke, is the beginning of The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – and is the perfect destination for music and art lovers alike. This town is home to some of the Virginia’s best music venues, popular restaurants, and art galleries. The Rocky Mount Harvester Performance Center presents big-name artists in an intimate setting including musicians such as Jake Hoot, Perpetual Groove, and others. 45 minutes down the road is another large music and art town, Floyd, also a part of The Crooked Road. Floyd has been named one of the South’s best small towns by USA TODAY and hosts a Friday Night Backyard Jamboree every week. It is also home to one of the best wineries in the state.

For outdoor lovers, there isn’t a better place to be than in the Virginia Mountains. From hiking to cycling to river rafting, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located 40 minutes North of Roanoke is the small town of Buchanan, a must visit town for outdoor enthusiasts. This iconic town off of Route 11 is the launch point for many outdoor excursions and features other popular attractions such as the must-do swinging bridge. It’s also a fun place to go antique and collectible shopping. History buffs will love the small town of Fincastle: Founded in 1772, the town features several historic buildings. Make sure to grab a self-guided walking tour map to take advantage of all the town has to offer.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect place to go hiking. One of the most popular trails is Devil’s Marbleyard, an over one-mile hike that brings trail goers to a mountain side full of boulders that they must climb up. Once they have tackled the endless amounts of boulders the hike brings them to the Appalachian Trail. For extreme outdoor thrill seekers, Virginia is home to some amazing underground caves that can be explored by crawling, scaling walls, hopping over boulders, and many times is all done in complete darkness. An iconic must-do drive is the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway where you can see in the distance for miles, stop off at lookouts along the way, and find some of the best hiking in the area.

If you are in the mood for wine tasting, look no further than the Virginia Mountains. Home to more than 300 wineries, you can sip your way from place to place surrounded by magnificent views and peaceful surroundings. Breaux Vineyards, located in Purcellville, is one of the largest wineries in the state with 104 acres under vine. Here, guests love to sample their wines while taking in the stunning mountain range views the winery showcases from their tasting room and outdoor spaces. Rappanhannock Cellars is another winery that has made a name for itself in the region, located in the historic Glenway Farm, it features over 85 acres and is popular for its award-winning wines.

Featuring quaint towns, picturesque neighborhoods, award-winning wineries, and outstanding outdoor activities, it’s no wonder why people choose the stunning Virginia mountains to call home. No matter what you are looking for, this amazing location, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, truly has something for everyone.

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