Floyd County, Virginia....the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Plateau
Perched high on a plateau in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, you'll find Floyd County. A historically rural county that over the past few decades has become a haven for artists, musicians, homesteaders, sustainable agricultural enterprises, unique businesses and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
Our one stoplight town offers more than most towns many times its size, bustling with shops, galleries, fantastic restaurants and other amenities that are sure to make your stay in Floyd a memorable one. From being home to the world renowned Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store to hosting outdoor to hosting outdoor entertainment on the lawn at Lineberry Park, there's truly something for everyone in Downtown Floyd most weekends.
All the action isn't only limited to the Town of Floyd! Make time to venture down our scenic country roads where you're sure to enjoy the leisurely drive or find some of the East Coast's best hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing and more.
Below you'll find links and ideas on planning your next stay in Floyd. In the meantime, be sure to reach out if you have questions that aren't answered here on the site and we look forward to hosting you soon!
HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING IN FLOYD
The International Mountain Biking Association has dubbed Southwest Virginia as America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!
From the Buffalo Mountain Nature Preserve, home to Floyd's highest altitude hike, to rigorous trails that criss cross Rock Castle Gorge along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd has endless opportunities for hiking that will appeal to any age or level of experience. Printed guides to area hikes are available at the Visitors Center located in the center of town and Blue Ridge Parkway hiking experiences can be found on their official website. In addition to the scenic vistas, pristine woodlands, roaring mountain streams and gorgeous open fields, you'll find abundant wildlife and what the National Audubon Society calls one of the best regions for birdwatching in the East!
Is mountain biking more your style? Then we definitely have you covered! Gear up and head out for an adventure we're sure you'll never forget. Perhaps it's the rugged terrain of off-road trails and century-old logging road that sparks your interest, or the endless miles of scenic dirt roads, you'll find it all in Floyd! In addition to self-guided adventures, be sure to check with our local visitors center for any organized biking events that may be coming up during your visit!
PLACES OF INTEREST IN FLOYD COUNTY
From world class wineries, working farms and old mills, to live music, fantastic shopping and local galleries, Floyd has it all! .
Mabry Mill, pictured above, continues to be one of the most photographed spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway and for good reason, the historic mill offers seasonal tours, an on-site restaurant, paved walking paths and a fun gift shop. It's beautiful year-round, so be sure and add this to your itenerary when planning your trip to Floyd!
Love live music? Then you'll definitely find it here! The Floyd Country Store has brought worldwide attention to the Floyd music scene for decades and continues to be an experience that visitors from all walks of life put on the top of their to-do lists. Their weekly Friday Night Jamboree and special concerts throughout the year, feature a unique blend of traditional old time mountain music, bluegrass, Americana and other exciting roots music. Not to mention, the atmosphere of an old country store chock full of interesting wares, great food and hard to find Appalachain style souvenirs simply can't be missed!
Live music can also be found on many nights of the weeks at other local hotspots like Wildwood Farms General Store, Dogtown Roadhouse and Buffalo Mountain Brewery. You'll like even encounter street musicians on the weekends, so bring an instrument and join in a jam!
For those looking to sip on locally made libations, the Floyd region is home to world class wineries like Chateau Morrisette and Villa Appalachia. Learn about the modern methods for making moonshine at Five Mile Mountain Distillery or stop by Buffalo Mountain Brewery for locally made craft beer.
Stop by the Floyd Visitors Center located at 109 East Main Street in Downtown Floyd to pick up a comprehensive visitors guide which lists all of the exciting attractions in our area!
WHERE TO EAT IN FLOYD
From downhome favorites like biscuits, barbeque and fried chicken to ethnic and gourmet fare, Floyd has you covered with a unique variety of dine-in and takeout options that you're sure to love!
For a rural community, Floyd supports a wide variety of dining options that are sure to impress.
Many come to experience the traditional flavors of Appalachia like those you'll find at the Blue Ridge Cafe, Flyd Country Store, Bootleg BBQ or Pine Tavern. Others set out for a great lunch or dinner at local hotspots like Mickey G's, Parkway Grille, Dogtown Pizza or The Blind Pig.
For a comprehensive list of all things good to eat in Floyd, pick up your Floyd Visitors Guide at the visitors center in town or check out their online listing!
Looking to pack a picnic lunch for your hike or simply stock up on camp snacks? Floyd has two major grocery stores, Food Lion and Slaughters Supermarket, both located in the downtown area where you're sure to find just about anything you're looking for!