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Aug 08 2022

Pets welcome in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Pets welcome in Virginia’s Mountain Playground All locations and attractions mentioned are welcoming of pets on your visit…   Traveling with your best friends or man’s best friend, Giles is ready to welcome you to Virginia’s Mountain Playground. From a place to stay, things to do, and adventures to have- Giles is a pet friendly destination. Read on for a two-day suggested trip...

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Jul 11 2022

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All of the locations and attractions mentioned here are perfect escapes for couples and small groups to explore while visiting Giles County, VA.   Waking up to amazing sunrises over the New River, sipping wine, canoeing along with breathtaking scenery, and fine dining- the perfect multi-day trip for you and your special someone. Read on to discover...

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Castle Rock Golf Course, Pembroke, VA
Jun 23 2022

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Castle Rock Golf and Recreation | Virginia's Mountain Playground   [embed]https://youtu.be/jc4MJ1DhKRg[/embed]   Castle Rock Golf and Recreation is located in the quiet town of Pembroke overlooking the New River and its’ namesake “Castle Rock”, in Giles County. The views from the course are of breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and no matter what season you decide to play, you will be...

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Jan 12 2022

Romantic Getaway idea in Giles County, VA

Romantic Getaway idea in Giles County, VA From our friends at the Inn at Riverbend What makes the Inn at Riverbend the perfect location for a romantic getaway to create timeless moments for you and your loved one?  Let’s begin with its picturesque location in Giles County of Virginia's New River Valley.  Just outside your bedroom door are chairs to enjoy a...

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Oct 11 2021

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles

Bicycling, Mountain Biking, & More in Giles   Tucked in Southwest Virginia with easy access from major cities and interstates, Giles County, Virginia bodes well for your cycling destination. The rural county with a population of just under 17,000 people, has 37 miles of the New River Water Trail, 62 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 92 square miles of Jefferson National Forest,...

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Sep 17 2021

Mill Creek | More than just a creek…

Let’s talk about Narrows… A little, rural town of a less than 2,000 residents, Narrows, Virginia is quite possibly the epi-center of easy-to-access, family friendly outdoor adventures. We’ll walk you through some prime examples of how to spend some time basking in the great outdoors…   We start at Mill Creek Nature Park. Truthfully you could spend all day at Mill Creek Nature...

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Aug 20 2021

Wet WanderLove on the New

[caption id="attachment_38894" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Aspire for Giles Tourism[/caption]   The New River Water Trail connects you with public and private access points to enjoy a variety of floats as summer winds down. Fishing, floating, or fun times are to be found along this 37 mile stretch through Giles County, Virginia.     Floating Peaceful, yet dramatic the New River has scenic floats for you!...

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Aug 06 2021

Sept 30-Oct 3 | The Wood’s Hole Weekend

The Wood's Hole Weekend | September 30 through October 3, 2021   Are you ready to turn your dream of thru-hiking or section-hiking the historic, 2,192-mile Appalachian Trail into reality in the near future? Then you won’t want to miss this very special weekend retreat to benefit the iconic Woods Hole Hostel, regularly ranked by hikers among the best hostel experiences on...

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New River Water Trail, Giles County, Va
Mar 03 2021

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples

24 Hours in Giles County, VA for Couples   We’ve been cooped up in homes with our loved ones for a while now but spending time with our partner while exploring and experiencing something new is a different type of adventure! Read on for a quick 24-hour trip to Giles with the one you love… romance, water, wine, and food included!   Arrive in...

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Bride and Groom in front of Mountain Lake Lodge in wedding attire
Dec 08 2020

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021 PEMBROKE, VA/DECEMBER 2, 2020 – Mountain Lake Lodge is ecstatic to announce that they have been named a 2021 winner in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. The prestigious recognition is only awarded to the top five percent of wedding professionals across the country and is decided based off of the...

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