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 81 OF OUR FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT:

  1. Visit our Franklin County – that’s our country rightchheer
  2. Harvester Performance Center – 3 mins walk away
  3. The Grainery – end of our street (Arts and Crafts)
  4. Booker T Washington Historic Monument – 15 mins away
  5. Smith Mountain Lake with over 500 miles of shoreline – the jewel of the Blue Ridge – 20 mins away
  6. Sailing School at SML – 40 mins away
  7. Wakeboarding/Wakeskating at SML – 40 mins away
  8. Summit Springs Shooting Sports – 10 min’s away
  9. Smith River Outfitters – guided or self paddled kayak, fishing, SUP, tubes, Raft trips in nearby Henry County (wine and water packages here in nearby Bassett Virginia) – 40 mins away
  10. Snowboarding year-round in Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  11. Lake Community Park for Franklin County at SML – 40 mins away
  12. Virginia Dare Paddle Cruise at SML – 45 mins away
  13. National D Day Memorial Bedford – Saving Private Ryan – 50 mins away
  14. Recreation at Philpott Lake and Fairy Stone State Park – 30-40 mins away
  15. Natural Bridge one of the 7 wonders of the world – 50 mins away
  16. Dixie Caverns and Pottery Shop – 60 mins away
  17. Hiking and Site-seeing on the Blue Ridge – 15 mins away
  18. Blue Ridge Institute – Appalachian Culture Museum with award winning exhibits – 10 mins away
  19. Fish Virginia First – Fishing Trail – nearby
  20. Horseback Riding – Scenic Trail Rides near Peaks of Otter – 45 mins away
  21. Floyd – Famous Friday Night Jamboree – 50 mins away
  22. Mountain Biking – Roanoke – 30 mins away
  23. VA Birding & Wildlife Trail – Mtn Loop – nearby
  24. Mill Mountain Zoo – 25 mins away
  25. Covered Bridges of Virginia – 1 hr away
  26. Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum – 10 mins away
  27. Showtimers Community Theatre – Roanoke – 25 mins away
  28. Roanoke Virginia where you can find concerts and shows (The Jeff), Roanoke Civic Center and Performing Arts Berglund Center), shopping malls, Roanoke Star and fun restaurants downtown – 25 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 and Mariners Landing Golf at the lake – 50 minutes away
  33. Red Hill – Patrick Henry’s home – 1 hour 15 away
  34. Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail in Lynchburg – 1 hour away
  35. Reynold’s Homestead – Birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds – 1 hour away
  36. Poplar Forest – the Summer Home of Thomas Jefferson – 50 mins away
  37. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum – 2 blocks away
  38. The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse – 1 hr 15 away
  39. Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox – 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. Sunken City Brewing Company – 20 mins away
  49. Chaos Mountain Brewingmap here – 30 mins away
  50. Callaway Brewing Company – 25 mins away
  51. Parkway Brewing Company – 45 mins away
  52. Roanoke Railhouse Brewerymap here – 30 mins away
  53. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers – 30 mins away
  54. Big Lick Brewing Companymap here  – 30 mins away
  55. Blacksnake Meaderymap here – 1 hr 30 mins away
  56. Foggy Ridge Cidermap here – 1 hr 30 mins away
  57. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery – located near Smith Mountain Lake – 1 hr away
  58. AmRhein Wine Cellars – Bent Mountain on the Parkway – 1 hr away
  59. 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
  60. Villa Appalachia Winery MP 170 on The Parkway – (just one mile from Chateau Morrisette) 1 hr away
  61. Tomahawk Mill Winery – Wine, music, food and fun at their annual Summer Festival near Chatham VA – 1 hr away
  62. Peaks of Otter Winery – Bedford – 50 mins away
  63. Valhalla Vineyards – near Roanoke – 1 hr away
  64. SW VA Antique Farm Days and Festival in Franklin Co – 15 mins away
  65. Mayberry Drive-In Theater and 50’s Diner – 35 mins away
  66. Virginia Museum of Transportation – 25 mins away
  67. O. Winston Link Museum (Railroad Photography at its best!) – 25 mins away
  68. Roanoke Art Museum -Taubman – 25 mins away
  69. Danville Museums – Last Capital of the Confederacy – 50 mins away
  70. Drive Thru Safari Park – Real life Animal Encounter (Lexington) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  71. The Blue Ridge Farm Museum located on the campus of Ferrum College – 10 mins away
  72. History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia – 25 mins away
  73. Amazement Square – Lynchburg Children’s Museum – 1 hr away
  74. Blue Ridge Antique Center in Rocky Mount – Nice antique mall and picture mirror lamp outlet – 5 mins away
  75. Emerson Creek Pottery – 1 hr away
  76. Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road – end of our Street
  77. Floyd Country Store with World Famous Friday Night Jamboree’s – 50 mins away
  78. Floyd Va – visitor’s guide – 50 mins away
  79. Black Dog Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery 50 mins away
  80. “The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – starts here in Rocky Mount 1 block away
  81. In A Day’s Drive – all of these are great day tripping from The Claiborne House!

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