Top 10 Things to do in Meadows of Dan, United States

July 22, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Meadows of Dan is an unincorporated community in Patrick County, Virginia, United States, where the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 178) crosses U.S. Route 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway). There are numerous country shops, classic houses, and restaurants in the community. It is located near the Patrick/Floyd county line about 20 miles east of Hillsville and about 14 miles northwest of Stuart, Virginia. The community's name is credited to one of its earliest English settlers, James Steptoe Langhorne, and comes from the beautiful meadows that abound near the Dan River which flows through the area. The community's motto as posted on the welcoming sign is "A simpler place in time". Meadows of Dan is located along the Crooked Road, Virginia and the Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail and in the Rocky Knob American Viticultural Area.
Restaurants in Meadows of Dan

1. Mabry Mill

Blue Ridge Pkwy., mi 176, Meadows of Dan, VA +1 276-952-2947
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Mabry Mill

Reviewed By Cindy R - Nederland, Texas

Walk through this historic site, makes you appreciate modern technology and appreciate our forefathers hard work and determination.

2. Chateau Morrisette Winery

291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091-4033 +1 540-593-3647
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 374 reviews

Chateau Morrisette Winery

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant is known for its quality Virginia wines, its scenic location along the Blue Ridge Parkway, its Black Dog Music Festivals and other special events, as well as its top-notch fine dining restaurant. The winery is open 7-days a week in season and Friday through Sunday during the winter months and offers wine tastings for $10 per person. The tasting includes a tour of our winery and a souvenir wine glass. Hours vary by day of the week. The Chateau Restaurant is open in season Wed-Thu 11-2, Fri - Sat 11-9, and Sun 11-4. Weekends only in the winter. Open for lunch everyday in October. Guests may purchase wine by the bottle or glass and spend time relaxing in our courtyard, in a private gazebo, or from our terrace overlooking the scenic New River Valley. Live entertainment is offered every Sunday afternoons, June through October and we invite guests to check our website for the many special events we produce throughout the year.

Reviewed By Corvette87 - Sarasota, Florida

Just off the parkway this is a stunning area of rolling hills beauty. The winery gracefully nestles into it. For many years the tasting was free but alas that has changed and now is 20$. Well worth the time and money. something truly for everyone. The owners are pet people and that warms my heart. Blue dog my favorite.
if you are in area this is simply a must see. For a few years we were unimpressed with restaurant not this year!!! Do have a bite as it was simply wonderful.

3. Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

890 Moles Rd SW, Willis, VA 24380
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Reviewed By Crystal L

Buffalo Mountain, one of the tallest mountains in the area, is a local landmark. The short hike up the mountain isn't too difficult and when you reach the top, it flattens out and gives you plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the view. We usually take a picnic and soak in the sights for a long time. Birdwatchers come in the fall to enjoy migration. Even bad weather can be enjoyed as you watch storms roll in, just be sure to give yourself enough time to make it back to your vehicle before it catches you. The parking area is small, and some cars won't even make it there due to the dirt road washing out, but there are some parking spots on the state maintained road if you don't mind walking further.

4. Foggy Ridge Cider

1328 Pine View Rd, Dugspur, VA 24325-4008 +1 540-352-2918
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Foggy Ridge Cider

At Foggy Ridge Cider we aim to revive the artisan cidermaking tradition, and improve on the model with modern cidermaking tools. We harvest ripe cider apples (all chosen for their balance of tannin, acid and complex flavors) from our three orchards and craft small batches of carefully selected cider blends. Each season is different, and our ciders vary from year to year. We are intimately involved in all aspects of the orchard and Cider House from grafting and pruning to picking and blending. Cider House is open for tastings April-December.

Reviewed By jeffanddee83 - Charlotte, North Carolina

We have been for a tasting here before, but this time we came for a pairing of food from a local chef with the ciders. It was worth the stopping in and cost of ticket. The food was awesome, talking with the chef was really fun - finding out about how he came up with his ideas and talking with other folks who were eating as well. We thoroughly enjoyed the event and the cider. After we had our fill of food we ordered a bottle of cider and walked in the orchard for a little and just enjoyed the beautiful afternoon! Lovely stop! Highly recommend it.

5. Nancy's Candy Company

2684 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-4107 +1 800-328-3834
Excellent
76%
Good
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Nancy's Candy Company

Reviewed By LT T - Midlothian, Virginia

Swung in here to check out the candies. The shop is in front and large windows allow the back of the shop allow you to see in to the factory and watch candies being made. Very friendly staff. Large unique variety of fudge (my favorite was key lime fudge), chocolate covered nuts and pretzels, truffles and some
Old fashioned candies I haven't seen in years. Many samples available throughout the store. Good place to stop and pick up a sweet gift for your dog sitter.

6. Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

1274 Jacks Creek Road, Woolwine, VA 24185
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Beth B - Ridgeway, Virginia

I ran a race in Woolwine during the annual Covered Bridge Festival in Woolwine just for the opportunity to run across this and another bridge that are two of only five covered bridges that remain in Virginia and aren't on private property. Jack's Creek bridge is short but historically significant. It is worthwhile to swing by and see if you are already in the area but it might not seem worthwhile to travel to see all by itself unless you come during the festival. It is photogenic and it will be worthwhile for those who are interested in the history.

7. Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook

8550 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 +1 276-694-8367
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook

Reviewed By squrrily - juneau,ak

Fabulous view from this overlook. The State should put up cams to catch the idiots painting the rock wall.

8. Villa Appalaccia Winery

752 Rock Castle Gorge, Floyd, VA 24091-4096 +1 540-593-3100
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Villa Appalaccia Winery

Reviewed By SorciereLeBlanc - Floyd, Virginia

The owners are true connoisseurs of wine. They travel to Italy every year, so they definitely know good wine! The wine *and* the wine-tasting chateau at Villa Appalachia is Tuscan-inspired. It's right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and their wine is of much higher quality than the wine at Chateau Morrisette.

9. Primland Resort Golf Course

2000 Busted Rock Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-4467 +1 276-222-3800
Excellent
88%
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5 based on 72 reviews

Primland Resort Golf Course

Reviewed By worldtraveler952015 - Naples, Florida

We were recommended to come here by NetJets, and we flew here, but most clients seem to live within driving distance.
I loved the surrounding area, outdoor activities, like Clay shooting, biking on medium-level paths, which is not recommended for people who are not physically active, horseback riding. I loved the dining and chef’s table too. You do need to dress up for the fine dining restaurant though. I loved the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains too. But, they first claimed that they lost our 6 month old reservation by calling us two weeks before we flew out on Net Jets and they said the complimentary room they were putting us in was equivalent, but it was actually of much lower price and it was our only option for what we were looking for within the lodge because we did not want to get around by shuttle for meals. The owner has a great concept, but he needs to hire professional hotel management people, instead of local nice Virginians without enough experience nor training. We found the place lacking the true five star qualification. Also, the horseback riding experience was enjoyable, but the guide who took us out was not as people-oriented and friendly. In general, the excursions did not have great organization nor the most professional and friendly guides.

10. Poor Farmer's Market Country Store

2616 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-4107 +1 276-952-2670
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Poor Farmer's Market Country Store

Reviewed By hbhakh - Roanoke, Virginia

We stopped by the Poor Farmer's Mkt on our way home from a stay nearby. They have a variety of interesting merchandise, representative of rural Virginia. We bought some very reasonably priced local produce. They have a variety of food for purchase, including cobbler of the day, which looked good. Next time, we'll have lunch.

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