Sites Of Interest

Sites of Interest


Winter hiking from the Claiborne House bed and breakfast rocky mount franklin county virginia

Philpott Lake dam overlook claiborne house bed breakfast bassett va

After you run around and do all the things listed below – make sure y’all come back and sit a spell on the porch and leave your worries behind. Winter hikes click here. We are happy to pack you a picnic lunch. For even more outdoor recreation visit Roanoke Outside here. This part of the country is a mecca for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts.


Visit our Franklin County – that’s our country rightchheer
Harvester Performance Center – 3 mins walk away
The Grainery – end of our street (Arts and Crafts)
Booker T Washington Historic Monument – 15 mins away
Smith Mountain Lake with over 500 miles of shoreline – the jewel of the Blue Ridge – 20 mins away
Sailing School at SML – 40 mins away
Wakeboarding/Wakeskating at SML – 40 mins away
Summit Springs Shooting Sports – 10 min’s away
Smith River Outfitters – guided or self paddled kayak, fishing, SUP, tubes, Raft trips in nearby Henry County (wine and water packages here in nearby Bassett Virginia) – 40 mins away
Snowboarding year-round in Lynchburg – 1 hr away
Lake Community Park for Franklin County at SML – 40 mins away
Virginia Dare Paddle Cruise at SML – 45 mins away
National D Day Memorial Bedford – Saving Private Ryan – 50 mins away
Recreation at Philpott Lake and Fairy Stone State Park – 30-40 mins away
Natural Bridge one of the 7 wonders of the world – 50 mins away
Dixie Caverns and Pottery Shop – 60 mins away
Hiking and Site-seeing on the Blue Ridge – 15 mins away
Blue Ridge Institute – Appalachian Culture Museum with award winning exhibits – 10 mins away
Fish Virginia First – Fishing Trail – nearby
Horseback Riding – Scenic Trail Rides near Peaks of Otter – 45 mins away
Floyd – Famous Friday Night Jamboree – 50 mins away
Mountain Biking – Roanoke – 30 mins away
VA Birding & Wildlife Trail – Mtn Loop – nearby
Mill Mountain Zoo – 25 mins away
Covered Bridges of Virginia – 1 hr away
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum – 10 mins away
Showtimers Community Theatre – Roanoke – 25 mins away
Roanoke Virginia where you can find concerts and shows (The Jeff), Roanoke Civic Center and Performing Arts Berglund Center), shopping malls, Roanoke Star and fun restaurants downtown – 25 mins away
Star City Roller Girls – Roller Derby
Martinsville Speedway NASCAR – 30 mins away
Franklin County Speedway – local – races every Sat night Apri-Oct – it’s wild – 20 mins away
Golf – The Westlake award winning course – 30 mins away and Mariners Landing Golf at the lake – 50 minutes away
Red Hill – Patrick Henry’s home – 1 hour 15 away
Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail in Lynchburg – 1 hour away
Reynold’s Homestead – Birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds – 1 hour away
Poplar Forest – the Summer Home of Thomas Jefferson – 50 mins away
Franklin County Historical Society and Museum – 2 blocks away
The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse – 1 hr 15 away
Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox – 1 hr 15 away
Civil War Traveler – follow this guide to locate historical war sites – nearby and far away all over Virginia
“You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Thomas J. Jackson – Stonewall Jackson House – 1 hr 15 mins away
Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail – 1 hr 25 mins away
Historic Lexington – 1 hr 15 mins away
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) – 1 hr 15 mins away
Discover Lynchburg – 1 hr away
Come and see historic Bedford – 50 mins away
Laurel Hill – birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart – 1 hr 30 mins away
Sunken City Brewing Company – 20 mins away
Chaos Mountain Brewing – map here – 30 mins away
Callaway Brewing Company – 25 mins away
Parkway Brewing Company – 45 mins away
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery – map here – 30 mins away
Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers – 30 mins away
Big Lick Brewing Company – map here – 30 mins away
Blacksnake Meadery – map here – 1 hr 30 mins away
Foggy Ridge Cider – map here – 1 hr 30 mins away
Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery – located near Smith Mountain Lake – 1 hr away

AmRhein Wine Cellars – Bent Mountain on the Parkway – 1 hr away
Chateau Morrisette Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Excellent Restaurant and award winning winery with Music Festivals, Hike & Gourmet Lunch, Winemaker’s Dinners – 1 hr away

Villa Appalachia Winery MP 170 on The Parkway – (just one mile from Chateau Morrisette) 1 hr away

Tomahawk Mill Winery – Wine, music, food and fun at their annual Summer Festival near Chatham VA – 1 hr away

Peaks of Otter Winery – Bedford – 50 mins away
Valhalla Vineyards – near Roanoke – 1 hr away
SW VA Antique Farm Days and Festival in Franklin Co – 15 mins away
Mayberry Drive-In Theater and 50’s Diner – 35 mins away
Virginia Museum of Transportation – 25 mins away
O. Winston Link Museum (Railroad Photography at its best!) – 25 mins away
Roanoke Art Museum -Taubman – 25 mins away
Danville Museums – Last Capital of the Confederacy – 50 mins away
Drive Thru Safari Park – Real life Animal Encounter (Lexington) – 1 hr 15 mins away

The Blue Ridge Farm Museum located on the campus of Ferrum College – 10 mins away

History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia – 25 mins away
Amazement Square – Lynchburg Children’s Museum – 1 hr away

Blue Ridge Antique Center in Rocky Mount – Nice antique mall and picture mirror lamp outlet – 5 mins away

Emerson Creek Pottery – 1 hr away
Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road – end of our Street

Floyd Country Store with World Famous Friday Night Jamboree’s – 50 mins away

Floyd Va – visitor’s guide – 50 mins away
Black Dog Concert Series at Chateau Morrisette Winery 50 mins away

“The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – starts here in Rocky Mount 1 block away
In A Day’s Drive – all of these are great day tripping from The Claiborne House!