Sites of Interest

EXPLORE THE BLUE RIDGE – GET OUTSIDE

Winter hiking  from the Claiborne House bed and breakfast rocky mount franklin county virginia

After you run around and do all the things listed below – make sure y’all come back and sit a spell on the porch and leave your worries behind. Winter hikes click here. We are happy to pack you a picnic lunch. For even more outdoor recreation visit Roanoke Outside here. This part of the country is a mecca for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts.

ALLOW US TO SHARE 75 OF OUR FAVORITES REASONS TO VISIT:

  1. Visit our Franklin County - here
  2. The Grainery – end of our street (Arts and Crafts)
  3. Booker T Washington Historic Monument – 15 mins away
  4. Smith Mountain Lake with over 500 miles of shoreline – the jewel of the Blue Ridge – 20 mins away
  5. Sailing School at SML – 40 mins away
  6. Wakeboarding/Wakeskating at SML – 40 mins away
  7. Summit Springs Shooting Sports – 10 min’s away
  8. Snowboarding year-round in Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  9. Lake Community Park for Franklin County at SML – 40 mins away
  10. Virginia Dare Paddle Cruise at SML – 45 mins away
  11. National D Day Memorial Bedford – Saving Private Ryan – 50 mins away
  12. Recreation at Philpott Lake and Fairy Stone State Park - 30-40 mins away
  13. Natural Bridge one of the 7 wonders of the world – 50 mins away
  14. Dixie Caverns and Pottery Shop – 60 mins away
  15. Hiking and Site-seeing on the Blue Ridge – 15 mins away+
  16. Blue Ridge Institute – Appalachian Culture Museum with award winning exhibits – 10 mins away
  17. Fish Virginia First – Fishing Trail – nearby+
  18. Horseback Riding – Scenic Trail Rides near Peaks of Otter – 45 mins away
  19. Floyd – Famous Friday Night Jamboree – 50 mins away
  20. Kayak, Canoe, Float or Fish The James River – Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  21. Mountain Biking – Roanoke – 30 mins away
  22. VA Birding & Wildlife Trail – Mtn Loop – nearby+
  23. Mill Mountain Zoo - 25 mins away
  24. Covered Bridges of Virginia – 1 hr away
  25. Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum – 10 mins away
  26. Showtimers Community Theatre – Roanoke – 25 mins away
  27. Best Restaurants in Roanoke – 20 mins away
  28. Roanoke Virginia where you can find concerts and shows (The Jeff), (KirkAvenueMusicHall), Roanoke Civic Center and Performing Arts), shopping malls, Roanoke Star and fun restaurants downtown – 20 mins away
  29. Star City Roller Girls – Roller Derby
  30. Martinsville Speedway NASCAR – 30 mins away
  31. Franklin County Speedway – local – races every Sat night Apri-Oct – it’s wild – 20 mins away
  32. Golf – The Westlake award winning course – 30 mins away
  33. Helo Tours at SML – 1 hour away
  34. Red Hill – Patrick Henry’s home – 1 hour 15 away
  35. Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail in Lynchburg – 1 hour away
  36. Reynold’s Homestead – Birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds – 1 hour away
  37. Poplar Forest – the Summer Home of Thomas Jefferson – 50 mins away
  38. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum – 2 blocks away
  39. The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse - 1 hr 15 away
  40. Civil War Traveler – follow this guide to locate historical war sites – nearby and far away all over Virginia
  41. “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Thomas J. Jackson – Stonewall Jackson House - 1 hr 15 mins away
  42. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail - 1 hr 25 mins away+
  43. Historic Lexington - 1 hr 15 mins away
  44. Virginia Military Institute (VMI) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  45. Discover Lynchburg - 1 hr away
  46. Come and see historic Bedford - 50 mins away
  47. Laurel Hill – birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart – 1 hr 30 mins away
  48. Discover Appalachia – National Geographic – Interactive map
  49. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery – located near Smith Mountain Lake – 1 hr away
  50. AmRhein Wine Cellars – Bent Mountain on the Parkway – 1 hr away
  51. Chateau Morrisette Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Excellent Restaurant and award winning winery with Music Festivals, Hike & Gourmet Lunch, Winemaker’s Dinners – 1 hr away
  52. Villa Appalachia Winery MP 170 on The Parkway – (just one mile from Chateau Morrisette) 1 hr away
  53. Tomahawk Mill Winery – GRAPE STOMPING, music, food and fun at their annual Summer Festival near Chatham VA – 1 hr away
  54. Peaks of Otter Winery – Bedford – 50 mins away
  55. Valhalla Vineyards – near Roanoke – 1 hr away
  56. SW VA Antique Farm Days and Festival in Franklin Co – 15 mins away
  57. Roanoke Festival in the Park - 20 mins away
  58. Kirk Avenue Music Hall and Down by the River Summer Festivals in Roanoke – 20 mins away
  59. Mayberry Drive-In Theater and 50′s Diner – 35 mins away
  60. Virginia Museum of Transportation - 25 mins away
  61. O. Winston Link Museum (Railroad Photography at its best!) – 25 mins away
  62. Roanoke Art Museum -Taubman – 25 mins away
  63. Danville Museums – Last Capital of the Confederacy – 50 mins away
  64. Drive Thru Safari Park – Real life Animal Encounter (Lexington) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  65. The Blue Ridge Farm Museum located on the campus of Ferrum College – 10 mins away
  66. History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia - 25 mins away
  67. Amazement Square – Lynchburg Children’s Museum – 1 hr away
  68. Blue Ridge Antique Center in Rocky Mount – Nice antique mall and picture mirror lamp outlet – 5 mins away
  69. Emerson Creek Pottery - 1 hr away
  70. Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road – end of our St
  71. Floyd Country Store with World Famous Friday Night Jamboree’s – 50 mins away
  72. Oddfella’s Cantina and Music – 50 mins away
  73. Black Dog Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery 50 mins away
  74. “The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – starts here in Rocky Mount 1 block away
  75. In A Day’s Drive – all of these are great day tripping from The Claiborne House!

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