Things To Do
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!
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Hiking & Biking
Huckleberry Trail: 6-mile hike / Across the street / Walk as long as you like a scenic walk / Easy
Pandapas Pond: Depending on which path you take / 14 mins car / A pond for hiking, horse riding, & more / Easy
Dragon's Tooth Trail: 4.1-mile hike / 25 mins car / Along beautiful Catawba, VA / Moderate & Pet Friendly
The Cascades: 4-mile hike / 30 mins car / 69' waterfall cascading into a pool / Moderate
Angels Rest Overlook: 4.6-mile hike / 26 mins car / Scenic overlook of the New River Valley / Hard
McAfee Knob: 4.4-mile hike / 42 mins car / 270 panoramic view of Catawba valley / Hard
Wineries & Breweries
Iron Heart Winery: 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.
Chateau Morrisette Winery: 1 hr drive / Floyd; House wines pair with American cuisine at this relaxed spot with sweeping river & mountain views.
Villa Appalaccia Winery: 1 hr drive / Floyd; award-winning Virginia Wine, the only one of the Virginia wineries specializing in Italian-inspired wine.
Beliveau Estate Winery: 27 mins / Blacksburg; Beliveau Estate Winery is an award-winning winery, bed & breakfast, and wedding venue.
Bull & Bones Brewing: 4 mins / Blacksburg; house-brewed beers pair with American fare in a dining room or livelier sports bar with billiards.
Whitebarrel Winery: 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: 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!
Blue Ridge Parkway: 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.
Golf - Pete Dye River Course: Only minutes from the Inn, River Course of Virginia Tech
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...
The Arts - VT Moss Arts Center: 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.
Mabry Mill: 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.
Claytor Lake State Park: 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.