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!
Depending on which path you take / 14 mins car / A pond for hiking, horse riding, & more / Easy
4.1-mile hike / 25 mins car / Along beautiful Catawba, VA / Moderate & Pet Friendly
20 mins / Allisonia VA; Built from the ground up, a farm with history in America’s Industrial Revolution circa 1882 is being transformed into a modern day escape.
1 hr drive / Floyd; House wines pair with American cuisine at this relaxed spot with sweeping river & mountain views.
1 hr drive / Floyd; award-winning Virginia Wine, the only one of the Virginia wineries specializing in Italian-inspired wine.
27 mins / Blacksburg; Beliveau Estate Winery is an award-winning winery, bed & breakfast, and wedding venue
4 mins / Blacksburg; house-brewed beers pair with American fare in a dining room or livelier sports bar with billiards.
15 mins / Christiansburg; Nestled in the New River Valley, only a short distance from the New River and Little River, Whitebarrel winery sits on land that has been farmed for over a century in historic Childress.
The Lyric Theatre is located within 10 mins walking distance from Clay Corner Inn. 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 Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.
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...
Arts at Virginia Tech encompasses all efforts within departments and colleges to expand creative practice and support engagement, learning, 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.
The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors today. Take a break from driving with a short walk by the mill or some country fare at the restaurant.
Ideal for swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking, Claytor Lake is known for sport fishing and boating. The park has a full-service marina with docking slips, supplies, fuel, boat rentals and refreshments. The historic Howe House has interactive exhibits describing the ecology of the lake and the surrounding areas. Guests can also rent bikes and enjoy a universally accessible fishing pier, picnic shelters, a seasonal snack bar and playgrounds. There are also two gift shops.
"This was our first time staying at Clay Corner under new ownership, and it remains our favorite place to stay in Blacksburg. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The location is hard to beat — walkable to campus, downtown restaurants and shopping, and right by the Huckleberry Trail for jogging and biking. Breakfast is tasty and varied each morning and the rooms clean. It’s so nice to take advantage of the open kitchen (save those restaurant extras!) and lounge areas. Thanks for keeping this wonderful B&B available!"
-- Mary A