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For those not wanting to go anywhere there is the option to sit by the pool and gardens to relax. You can lounge on one of the lounging chairs/beds or sit at one of the tables & chairs while maybe sipping on a nice cool glass of white wine or a cold beer, relaxing in the Blacksburg Summer heat!

Hiking & Biking Back to Top

Huckleberry Trail

6-mile hike / Across the street / Walk as long as you like scenic walk / Easy

Pandapas Pond

Depending on which path you take / 14mins car / Pond for hiking, horse riding, & more / Easy

Kelly Knob Overlook

2-mile hike / 25mins car / Overlook along the Appalachian Trail / Moderate

Angels Rest Overlook

4.6-mile hike / 26mins car / Scenic overlook of the New River Valley / Hard

The Cascades

4-mile hike / 30mins car / 69′ waterfall cascading into a pool / Moderate

Dismal Falls

1-mile hike / 35mins car / 40ft width waterfall with a 12ft drop / Easy

McAfee Knob

4.4-mile hike / 42mins car / 270 panoramic view of Catawba valley / Hard

Wineries & Breweries Back to Top

(540) 593-3647

1hr drive / Floyd; House wines pair with American cuisine at this relaxed spot with sweeping river & mountain views.

(540) 230-6055

1hr drive / Floyd; Villa Appalaccia Winery for award-winning Virginia Wine, the only one of the Virginia wineries specializing in Italian-inspired wine.

(540) 929-4632

2AmRhein's Wine Cellars is a family owned and operated Virginia estate grown and award-winning winery

(540) 961-0505

27mins / Blacksburg; Beliveau Estate Winery is an award-winning winery, bed & breakfast, and wedding venue

(540) 953-2855

4mins / Blacksburg; House-brewed beers pair with American fare in a dining room or livelier sports bar with billiards.

(616) 883-0777

2mins / Blacksburg; At Cellar Brewing, we are crafting more than just delicious beer. Functioning also as a full winery, and distillery, our casual atmosphere is ideal for everyone.



New River (Kanawha River) Back to Top

The New River, part of the Ohio River watershed, is a tributary of the Kanawha River about 320mi (515km) long. The river flows through the U.S. states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Much of the river’s course through West Virginia is designated as the New River Gorge National River, and the New River is one of the nation’s American Heritage Rivers.

(540) 731 – 5202

  • Half day, full day and overnight trips
  • Guided canoe, rafting and fishing trips
  • Canoe/MT bike combination trips

(540) 639 – 6633

  • Tubing
  • Fishing
  • BB-Q’ing
  • Trips on the river

(540) 633-6732

Only minutes from the Inn, River Course of Virginia Tech

The River Course, designed by Ault, Clark, and Associates and built in 1998-99, was acquired from private owners in 2002 by The River Course LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation. Bordered by 2 1/2 miles of the scenic New River.

This golf course has achieved the following awards: 2006 Golf Digest “Best New Course” / 2007 “4th Best Newly Remodeled in America” / 2009 “4-1/4 star rating “Best Places to Play” etc...

Adventure Back to Top

(540) 626-7121 Ext. 444

Only 20mins from our front door you can enjoy a thrilling TreeTop Areal Adventure in Mountain Lake.

There are 3 courses and each varies in size due to the elevation and strenuousness of the challenges they have. You will find rope bridges, ladders, zip lines & much more.

Frisbee Golf Free Back to Top

(540) 382-6975

Golden Hills Disc Golf Course is located 13mins drive from Clay Corner Inn. 37-hole Disc Golf course for you to enjoy. This is a very unique course that consists of wooded fairways with a variety of elevation gains. Out of 4300 national public courses listed in the disc golf course database, Golden Hills is one of only 19 in the United States with 37 holes. The course is FREE to play; all we ask is that you take out what you bring in. If you have any questions, give them a call at (540) 382-6975. You can also print a map and scorecard before you head out to play

The Lyric Theatre Back to Top

(540) 951-0604

The Lyric Theatre is located within 10 mins walking distance from Clay Corner Inn. Visiting the Lyric Theatre for the first time is an unforgettable experience. If you’re not awed by the original 1930 tapestries, the golden glow of the replica lanterns, or the charm of the restored lobby and auditorium, you’ll at least be impressed with our family and student friendly prices and the best-tasting popcorn in Southwestern Virginia! Originally constructed in 1929 and opened on April 17, 1930, the Lyric Theatre is a blend of Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, designed by Roanoke architect Louis Phillipe Smithey. Most notable on the Lyric’s facade are the traditional Comedy and Tragedy masks.

The Arts Back to Top

(540) 231-5300

Launched in 2015 as an arts initiative, Arts at Virginia Tech encompasses all efforts within departments and colleges and at the university level to expand creative practice and support interdisciplinary learning, engagement, and discovery through the arts. The cornerstone project of Virginia Tech Arts is the Moss Arts Center, which houses the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech professional presenting program; the university-level Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; and television and lab spaces for the Department of Communication.

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