Discover the joy of family time in the mountains

Every family is different, every vacation is different. The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia offers something for everyone. Soft, adrenaline pumping, eco, water, and even food and wine lover adventures.

Escape to one of our resorts or camp out under the stars. Load up your motorcycle for a road trip on one our scenic backroads, the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive.

Things to do

Find your next advanture

If you’re looking for a getaway that truly has it all, look no further than the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Regardless of your itinerary, Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures provides plenty of ways to make the most of your days, from adrenaline pumping mountain attractions to family pleasing events and entertainment.

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  • Volunteer Ridgerunner Training August 30, 2017
    The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club created the McAfee Knob Task Force in May of 2015 to address management challenges surrounding the beloved landmark of McAfee Knob. The primary function of the Task Force has been […] The post Volunteer Ridgerunner Training appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
  • 2017 Shawsville Cross Country 5K August 28, 2017
    “Run for the Food Pantry”. The 15th Annual Shawsville Cross Country 5K benefits Dale’s Place Food Pantry. It is a scenic 5K race on grass trails, woods trails, and a country lane. A fun event […] The post 2017 Shawsville Cross Country 5K appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
  • Roanoke Tri Club Time Trial August 28, 2017
    Come test your time trialing skills in Botetourt County. We’ll be using Springwood Rd as a 7ish mile course. Park at Breckinridge Elementary and we’ll send you off from the top of the hill. We […] The post Roanoke Tri Club Time Trial appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
  • MMM: Mead, Music, Mountains August 28, 2017
    Order a glass of mead, relax in the rockers on the Sippin’ Porch, and enjoy instrumental guitar music by Wyatt Lee Law. Second Saturdays, April through November. Music 1-4 PM, tastings 11 AM – 5 […] The post MMM: Mead, Music, Mountains appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
  • Trail Work at Carvins Cove August 25, 2017
    (18+, 14+ with an adult) Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to maintain and build new trail at Carvins Cove. These workdays will be administered by Roanoke Parks and Recreation and will work on maintenance […] The post Trail Work at Carvins Cove appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
  • Trail Work at Carvins Cove August 25, 2017
    (18+, 14+ with an adult) Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to maintain and build new trail at Carvins Cove. These workdays will be administered by Roanoke Parks and Recreation and will work on maintenance […] The post Trail Work at Carvins Cove appeared first on Roanoke Outside Foundation.
Muddy ACCE Race

2nd Annual Muddy ACCE Race

Muddy ACCE Race is a 5K, 25+ obstacle course mudrun, designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line, but if you can get it done. A challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.

Accommodations

Luxury accommodation to suit everyone

Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge

Discover the ultimate outdoor retreat in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the center of a 2,600 acre nature preserve. In 2012 Mountain Lake completed renovation of many of our guestrooms and cabins, added new recreational activities including an Aerial & Zip Line Adventure Course, Treetop Adventures, and new special events throughout the year! Mountain Lake Lodge is the ideal place for families, friends, couples and groups to recreate and relax amidst nature’s bounty.

Inn at Riverbend

Inn at Riverbend

Located only 30 miles from Blacksburg, in the heart of Appalachia, you’ll find breathtaking views of the New River and majestic Appalachian Mountain scenery. Enjoy listening to the morning bird song outside your windows, our cascading water feature, or the comforting sound of distant trains. Experience an evening gazing at the stars or the summer fireflies from one of the decks, or read a book while rocking on our terrace with a river view. Relax your mind and unwind in our luxurious and romantic accommodations.

New River’s Edge

New River’s Edge

New River’s Edge is located on the beautiful banks of the New River in Pembroke, Virginia – only 20 minutes from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech and 25 minutes from Radford University making it the perfect place to hang out on those busy graduation weekends. The rustic log A-frame cabin can accommodate up to 12 guests and offers a full kitchen and 2 full baths, lounging area with satellite television and a large deck overlooking the river and grounds. Close the Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, and Mountain Lake Conservancy.