Area Attractions near Roaring Gap, NC

Looking for outdoor recreation in the Blue Ridge Mountains? From fly fishing or canoeing to rail trails for biking and hiking to State and National Parks to America's oldest river, spend time in these here hills breathing fresh air, getting fit or just getting back to nature.

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Vineyards, wineries and farm experiences abound in the hills of Alleghany and surrounding counties. Pick berries, sample wines, mead and ciders and purchase all natural meats direct from the farmer while staying at Olde Beau. Come the holiday season, make plans to join us overnight and go select your own Christmas tree at one of the area Choose & Cut farms.

Whether your taste runs from local arts and crafts to homespun and fine antiques or to world class mall shopping, Olde Beau is in the midst of it all.

Just Out for a Drive ...

Northeast... Hwy 21 to Blue Ridge Parkway N to Floyd, VA, then south to Galax via Hwy 221 and home to Olde Beau on Hwy 89 to Hwy 21 through Sparta...Along the way... Camp Cheerio, website available in a new tab Blue Ridge Music Center, website available in a new tab Mabry Mill, website available in a new tab Nancy's Candy Co Factory website available in a new tab in Meadows of Dan, Town of Floyd. ​

East... Through Sparta to Hwy 89 NE to Mt Airy then Hwy 52 N through Fancy Gap to Hillsville then west on Hwy 58 through Galax, VA to Independence, south on Hwy 21 through Sparta to Olde Beau...Along the way...Mt Airy, the inspiration for Mayberry; antique shops in Fancy Gap and Hillsville; downtown Galax; Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence.

West... US Hwy 221 through Sparta and Twin Oaks to West Jefferson to NC Hwy 194 through Todd to Boone, then east on US 421 to the Blue Ridge Parkway, take the Sparta exit and head south on US Hwy 21 back to Olde Beau...Along the way... New River State Park, website available in a new tab Church frescoes in West Jefferson, downtown West Jefferson and the Ashe County Cheese Factory, website available in a new tab downtown Boone.

West by Northwest... US Hwy 221 through Sparta and Twin Oaks to West Jefferson, then backtrack slightly to NC Hwy 16 and travel north through Shatley Springs to the Virginia state line, at Mouth of Wilson, VA turn east on US Hwy 58 to Independence, VA and turn south on Hwy 21 to Olde Beau...Along the way...New River State Park, website available in a new tab Church frescoes in West Jefferson, downtown West Jefferson, historic Shatley Springs, travel along the New River on Hwy 58, the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence. ​

South... North on Hwy 21 to Blue Ridge Parkway through Glendale Springs, then south to Hwy 16, then east on Hwy 421 to North Wilkesboro and north east on Hwy 268 through Roaring River to Elkin, then north on Hwy 21 back to Olde Beau...Along the way... Thistle Meadow Winery website available in a new tab in Laurel Springs, Fresco of the Last Supper in the Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs, Raffaldini Vineyards website available in a new tab in Ronda, downtown Elkin, Stone Mountain State Park, website available in a new tab Jones Von Drehle Vineyards and Winery website available in a new tab in Thurmond.