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Guidebook for Grassy Creek

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Guidebook for Grassy Creek

Food Scene
"Hole in the wall" kind of place. Not much in terms of atmosphere but owners are originally from Egypt and Italy... they know how to bake a great pizza. Perfect for dinner out with kids or a car load of hungry people
Ciro's Pizza & Subs
430 E Main St
"Hole in the wall" kind of place. Not much in terms of atmosphere but owners are originally from Egypt and Italy... they know how to bake a great pizza. Perfect for dinner out with kids or a car load of hungry people
Best place to eat in Sparta. Locally raised meat and live music on the weekends.
Muddy Creek Cafe Sparta
60 S Main St
Best place to eat in Sparta. Locally raised meat and live music on the weekends.
Food is good, love the music on the back patio
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Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant
108 South Jefferson Avenue
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Food is good, love the music on the back patio
Coffee snack and a comfy chair, Also local pottery on sale
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Bohemia
5 North Jefferson Avenue
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Coffee snack and a comfy chair, Also local pottery on sale
Great food. Often busy.
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The Hotel Tavern
5 West Main Street
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Great food. Often busy.
Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop
15 N Main St
Landmark country-style restaurant. Open mid-April to Mid-November.
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Shatley Springs Restaurant
407 East Shatley Springs Road
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Landmark country-style restaurant. Open mid-April to Mid-November.
Fairly new and locally owned brewery. Live music on the weekends.
Laconia Ale Works
433 N Main St
Fairly new and locally owned brewery. Live music on the weekends.
Prepared foods, coffees, spices, suggestions from owner, interesting and friendly place
West Jefferson Specialty Foods
11 E 2nd St
Prepared foods, coffees, spices, suggestions from owner, interesting and friendly place
Varied and interesting menu, quality food, and bar
Roots At Grayson, Bistro and Tavern
203 N Independence Ave
Varied and interesting menu, quality food, and bar
Conveniently located on the way to/back from Mt Rogers. Store offers basic necessities. Restaurant serves a typical country menu, food is good and staff is friendly. Great for breakfast.
Log House Restaurant
4008 Troutdale Highway
Conveniently located on the way to/back from Mt Rogers. Store offers basic necessities. Restaurant serves a typical country menu, food is good and staff is friendly. Great for breakfast.
Parks & Nature
The High Country has so much to offer in outdoor activities like hiking, bike riding, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing etc.
Outstanding vistas, Appalachian Trail, rocks, wild ponies, blueberries, waterfall, Mountain Heritage Festival
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Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highland Lane
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Outstanding vistas, Appalachian Trail, rocks, wild ponies, blueberries, waterfall, Mountain Heritage Festival
Hiking on rock-tops with outstanding views, waterfalls, nature center
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Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Pkwy
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Hiking on rock-tops with outstanding views, waterfalls, nature center
Just beyond the boundaries of Grayson Highlands State Park lies Mt Rogers National Recreation Area, the tallest mountain in Virginia and a favorite hiking destination. The Appalachian Trail runs through it and the park is famous for the wild ponies that call it home.. https://www.summitpost.org/mount-rogers/150778
Mount Rogers
Just beyond the boundaries of Grayson Highlands State Park lies Mt Rogers National Recreation Area, the tallest mountain in Virginia and a favorite hiking destination. The Appalachian Trail runs through it and the park is famous for the wild ponies that call it home.. https://www.summitpost.org/mount-rogers/150778
The New River State Park is a 26 miles section of the New River with several access points. Closest to the cabin are the Kings Creek access in Crumpler (15 minute drive on scenic road along the river) and the Alleghany access (boat-in only unless you know the back way -- ask host). Pristine waters with current and depth usually suitable for the whole family, kayaking, rubbing, fishing, swimming.
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New River State Park
358 New River State Park Road
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The New River State Park is a 26 miles section of the New River with several access points. Closest to the cabin are the Kings Creek access in Crumpler (15 minute drive on scenic road along the river) and the Alleghany access (boat-in only unless you know the back way -- ask host). Pristine waters with current and depth usually suitable for the whole family, kayaking, rubbing, fishing, swimming.
Entertainment & Activities
Tube, canoe, kayak rentals and shuttle to paddle the river
Riverside Canoe
2966 Garvey Bridge Road
Tube, canoe, kayak rentals and shuttle to paddle the river
Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures in Troutdale VA - offers 2-hour to day-long rides on Mt Rogers NRA dedicated horse trails. See the park and gorgeous vistas from a new perspective.
2827 Fairwood Rd
2827 Fairwood Rd
Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures in Troutdale VA - offers 2-hour to day-long rides on Mt Rogers NRA dedicated horse trails. See the park and gorgeous vistas from a new perspective.
Local gems, not imported from overseas. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Get the bigger buckets for better finds.
Gem Valley llc
2489 Little Peak Creek Road
Local gems, not imported from overseas. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Get the bigger buckets for better finds.
Ride your bike along the scenic and mostly downhill railroad grade from Whitetop VA to Damascus VA. Outfitters for bike rentals and shuttles are available in Damascus.
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Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
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Ride your bike along the scenic and mostly downhill railroad grade from Whitetop VA to Damascus VA. Outfitters for bike rentals and shuttles are available in Damascus.
The Stable at Bent Apple Farm Riding lessons, arena and trails Kid friendly
Jerd Branch Road
The Stable at Bent Apple Farm Riding lessons, arena and trails Kid friendly
1/2 day and full day wade trips for trout or bass They provide the fishing gear and tackle
Appalachian Fly and Yak LLC
584 Ben Bolen Rd
1/2 day and full day wade trips for trout or bass They provide the fishing gear and tackle
Choose and cut christmas tree farm. Opens Saturday before Thanksgiving. Make a family adventure out of picking the perfect tree, wreath, garland. Friendly staff, hot chocolate, fire pit, pet farm animals.
PaPa Goats Tree Farm
687 3 Creeks Ln
Choose and cut christmas tree farm. Opens Saturday before Thanksgiving. Make a family adventure out of picking the perfect tree, wreath, garland. Friendly staff, hot chocolate, fire pit, pet farm animals.
Skiing and tubing
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Appalachian Ski Mtn.
940 Ski Mountain Road
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Skiing and tubing
Great family activity
Dixie Caverns & Pottery Inc
5753 W Main St
Great family activity
Sightseeing
Frescoes painted by Ben Long
Saint Marys Church
Frescoes painted by Ben Long
See cheese being made
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Ashe County Cheese
106 East Main Street
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See cheese being made
On the Blue Ridge Parkway
Doughton Park Picnic Area
On the Blue Ridge Parkway
Shopping
For hobby train amateurs
Hobby Barn
101 S Jefferson Ave
For hobby train amateurs
Scott Harris Guitar Shop
109 N Jefferson Ave
Landmark general store full of clothing shoes housewares and some food items. Go for the atmosphere and grab candy by the pound
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Mast General Store Boone
630 West King Street
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Landmark general store full of clothing shoes housewares and some food items. Go for the atmosphere and grab candy by the pound
Quilt Square Girls
5 E 2nd St
Curated pieces, fun place to visit for a piece of history.
Simple Life Antiques
3 S Jefferson Ave
Curated pieces, fun place to visit for a piece of history.
Hiking and cowboy boots, one-of-a-kind shop. Main store is in Boone. This is the West Jeff location.
Mo's Boots, intersect of E Main & 194, 2 signs
Hiking and cowboy boots, one-of-a-kind shop. Main store is in Boone. This is the West Jeff location.
Leather goods still made in the USA for the past 25 years
Fox Creek Leather
2029 Elk Creek Parkway
Leather goods still made in the USA for the past 25 years
More furniture than knick knacks, some wood pieces made by owner from 100 year old barn.
Past & Present
More furniture than knick knacks, some wood pieces made by owner from 100 year old barn.
Beautifully made pottery for display and every day use
Mangum Pottery of Turkey Knob
280 Turkey Hollow Ln
Beautifully made pottery for display and every day use
Essentials
Well stocked, deli, salad bar
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Ingles Markets
60 Ashemont Drive
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Well stocked, deli, salad bar
24 hours
Ashe Memorial Hospital
24 hours
Vet
Animal Hospital of Ashe
425 S Main St
Vet
Pharmacy
CVS
2 Crescent Dr
Pharmacy
Alleghany Memorial Hospital
233 Doctors St
Fresh produce in-season, local breads, jams and cheese
Hawks Produce Lane
Fresh produce in-season, local breads, jams and cheese
Best option for groceries when coming from Elkin
Food Lion
381 S Main St
Best option for groceries when coming from Elkin