... Getting on into the late fall season, and we are still enjoying evening walks around the property. Soft sunset lighting with intricate reflections of the bare trees on the pond always fascinate. We can also recommend several enchanting hikes within the area -- including Buffalo Mountain, Rock Castle Gorge, and Rocky Knob.
Our efficient woodburning stove keeps the guesthouse cozy on the cold nights. (Good insulation helps too.)
We just had a beautiful weekend up here at Meadows of Dan. Fall colors may have peaked, but now we're into the lingering, somber colors of the aftermath with the more translucent forests and rustling leaves. Another busy weekend coming up with the Meadows of Dan Pancake Days on it's second round Sunday, Oct 22 (See notice in previous blog posting). Come see us !!
Some Highlighted Scenes of the Area:
Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan interchange at US 58 -- just 1 mile south of Mabry Mill -- a popular, well-known landmark along the Parkway. The Rocky Knob Recreation Area with spectacular views and hiking trails is just a few miles to the north. The reknown Chateau Morrisette Winery is located just off the Parkway enroute.
Poor Farmers Market sells seasonal produce, local food specialties, and gifts. It's typically the busiest place in Meadows of Dan on autumn weekends. You can fill up with gas, get deli lunch, and sit out and relax on the sunny porch.
Mountain Meadows Farm and Craft Market sponsors a festival ground on the "meadow" -- complete with a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze. The nearby shop sells a large variety of crafts all made by artisans from the area, as well as local, seasonal produce.
The Crooked Road -- [Virginia's Music Heritage Trail] passes through Meadows of Dan as it winds it's way from Stuart and Floyd and onward to Hillsville. Blue Grass music by local groups can be heard on weekends at Millhouse Pizza at the nearby Cockram Mill Complex, at the Country Store in Floyd, as well as other local venues.
Fall colors starting to show nicely throughout the mountaintop area !! We are available for overnight guests throughout October.
Up-coming Pancake Days(see below) in Meadows of Dan on two Sundays, October 16 & 23, is a great way to meet and interact with friendly local folks !! (Full-on fare includes buckwheat and regular pancakes with home-made sausage and gravy.)
Pancake Festival-Meadows of Dan 7:00am-7:00pm
Annual Pancake Days-Meadows of Dan, VA. Adults $8.00, Age 5-12 $5.00, 5-under FREE.
Brenda Quesenberry at 276-694-2001 - Two Sunday's, Oct. 16 & Oct. 23
Ruritan Club Building-Rt. 58 Business - Meadows of Dan - 276-694-2001