Enjoy these overnight/weekly rental accommodations located just 0.2 mile off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway near mile marker 214. Make yourself cozy by the fireplace, or sit on your own private deck and enjoy the mountain view while watching deer, turkey, and other wildlife roam. A Place By The Parkway complements the natural beauty and mountain views of this area. Talents of local artists are showcased in the décor within and surrounding A Place By The Parkway.
A Place By The Parkway is convenient to many nearby attractions. We are located just 1.2 miles from the Blue Ridge Music Center located on the parkway. The music center offers a Saturday evening concert series during the summer months. Galax, Virginia, the World's Capitol of Old Time & Bluegrass Music is just 8 miles away and full of unique shopping and dining establishments. The historic Rex Theater is located in downtown Galax and hosts the Blue Ridge Backroads Live show each Friday night from 8 - 10 p.m. and can be heard live on 98.1 FM. The Blue Ridge Music Center and the City of Galax are both major venues along The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Mt. Airy, North Carolina, the home place of Andy Griffith, is within a half-hour's drive.
Each cabin unit features the following
*One bedroom with queen size bed
*Full size sleeper sofa in the living area
*Linens and towels are provided
*One full size bath with Jacuzzi
*Fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, & other small appliances
*Cabinets are fully furnished with all necessities for a kitchen
*Washer/dryer; iron; hairdryer
*Rock fireplace with gas logs
*TV/DVD with satellite dish
*Central heat & air condition
*Smoke free establishment with designated smoking areas outside
*We regret that we cannot accommodate pets.
•Blue Ridge Music center (1.2 Miles)
•Cumberland Knob (4 Miles) Hiking & Picnic Area
•Mabry Mill (38 Miles) Working Gristmill, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, old time crafts and skills demonstrations
•Fairview Ruritan (3 miles) offers a variety of bluegrass and other shows
•Downtown Galax, Va (8 Miles) offers unique shopping & dining
*Leaf & String Festival - 2nd Weekend in June
*Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Festival - 3rd Weekend in July
*Old Time Fiddler's Convention, 2nd week in August
*Rex Theater - Live Music & Performances year round
•New River Trail (9 Miles) - Offers hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and canoeing along the beautiful New River
•Crestview Golf Course (5 Miles) - 18 hole public golf course
•Galax Municipal Golf Course (10 Miles)- 9 hole course - former home of Senior Player Tom McKnight
•Olde Mill Golf Course, Laurel Fork, Va (30 Miles) - Rated by Golf Digest
•VFW Flea Market & Gunshow, Hillsville Va (22 Miles) - Labor Day Weekend
•Autumn Leaves Festival, Mount Airy, NC - 2nd Weekend in October
Visit our website at www.aplacebytheparkway.com or give us a call at 276.233.0799. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We built the cabins with the hope of sharing the beauty of the area with others and hopefully use the income to help as a college fund for our children. My husband was raised on the Blue Ridge Parkway and felt that local rental cabins were needed for guests traveling through the area. My father-in-law lives next door to the cabins and is available most all of the time to help if needed, give directions, and enjoys meeting and talking with our guests. We have enjoyed meeting people, who we now call friends, from a variety of states. We have also had international visitors!
I teach school as my 'day job', clean cabins on the side, and taxi my children to their many activities. We enjoy sharing our area with others! Biking on the New River Trail is a favorite of our family. We also love picnicking and hiking at Cumberland Knob. Saturday evening concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Center are always a treat! Some of our favorite places to eat include R.J.'s Pizza, Mt. Surf Seafood, County Line Café, and the Galax Smokehouse.
Donnie & Shelia Ramey purchased this cabin in 2005
Very pleased with the place - not only a very clean & comfortable bed and dining room, but a functional kitchen, oven, dishwasher and all. Liked their choices of local art on the walls. They'd kept a visitors' diary - we enjoyed reading what others had been up to, and wrote about our time there. The stars at night were amazing, with lots of faint detail visible in the Milky Way. Liked hearing the cows in the morning, and seeing the chickens. The basket of local information was helpful. We'd love to return and stay longer!
Puzzles: we guessed that our hosts lived nearby, likely in one of the two adjacent houses, but didn't want to knock on random doors to greet them - should we? Also we didn't find advice on how to check out, either on line or in the on-site binder, so simply left our key where it'd been left for us and took off. Our cell phones (T-Mobile) didn't work in the area - being off the grid is a good thing (!), but it meant we had no way to ask any questions. (The description mentioned a local-calls telephone in the cabin but we didn't see it.) For example, we looked in vain for dish soap, so left our breakfast dishes rinsed but not put away.
These are nits. We'd definitely recommend the place.
Open all year! Call (276)233-0799 for weekend specials! Also, please note that we offer two cabins, however, the calendar only allows information for one. Please contact us if you are looking at a date that appears to be reserved...we may still have one cabin available!! Both cabin units are now listed separately on VRBO as Cabin #1 and Cabin #1!