New River Water Trail, Giles County, Va
Jan 28 2024

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples


February means a lot of attention on couple-y activities & adventures with your love. Read on for a quick 24-hour trip to Giles with the ones you love… romance, water, wine, and food included!

Happy Valentine’s Day.


Arrive in the evening


Getting to Giles County, Virginia is part of the fun! We are easily located on Route 460 between Blacksburg, Virginia and Interstate 81, and Princeton, West Virginia along Interstate 77. Roanoke Airport is less than an hour away and they also have train service. Route 460 is the backbone of all things Giles, but there is plenty of opportunity to jump off the main road and explore our country backroads.


For your getaway, Lilly Valley Inn awarded Most Romantic B&B for multiple years is your place of rest and relaxation. This seven room inn has New River views and wrap around, multi-level porches to enjoy. Plus, it puts you in the middle of all the outdoor recreation you could want for your visit to Giles.


Your full day


Breakfast is included with your stay at Lilly Valley Inn, but should you need extra snacks and yumminess for your day, you’ll want to check out Sugar + Flour in downtown Pearisburg. Once you have gotten needed nutrients and enjoyed the morning, call to make your appointment with JBR Vineyards. This private tasting experience showcases 100% locally grown and bottled wines from the region. You can visit their vineyard and bring home bottles of wine, including their specialties Riesling and Pinot Noir.


Coming back into ‘town’ allows for a yummy, homemade lunch at The Happy Hog in Pearisburg. This lively establishment has indoor dining, delicious smash burgers, and decadent desserts. Their unique spot makes this a great couples place to share and try multiple things from the menu! Open Mic Nights every Monday!


Now you have drank, ate, and find yourself in looking for something else to enjoy…. You are right along the New River and there is a quick, easy float you can enjoy! At New River’s Edge guests can enjoy a short 30-minute float from the Pembroke Boat Landing down to the riverfront property. Along the float you get to experience a little ripple action and swimming. The Edge also allows for great wading or resting by a campfire after your float. There are many options along the New River Water Trail if you find yourself with more time or looking for a longer float option too!


New River Water Trail, Giles County, Va

New River Water Trail, Giles County, Va


Finish out your 24 hours in Giles with a premier dining experience at The Palisades Restaurant. Located in the Village of Eggleston, not far, but far enough from the Route 460, the drive out to the restaurant provides amazing views of the New River. The Palisades features contemporary Appalachian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. You can enjoy steak or trout with specialty crafted sides or one of their many seasonal brick oven pizza choices. Their wine and beer selections are outstanding, and the ambiance is perfect! They are located inside an old general store building and have converted next door into a local artisan giftshop. A cannot miss spot on your visit!


The Palisades exterior of old brick building

From romantic places to stay to local tastes to enjoy, Giles is a perfect quick trip for you and your partner. Near or far we welcome visitors to our mountains, fresh air, and friendly trails. We hope to see you soon! Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram @GilesCoVA #GilesCoVA



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