General Travel Information
There are a number of sources of travel information for Southwest Virginia. The Southwest Virginia website offers a wealth of information on all aspects of Southwest Virginia’s cultural offerings and things to see and do. From shopping to golfing to hiking, the Virginia state tourism website is a comprehensive source of useful travel information. Travel information can also be obtained from the two regional tourism agencies in Southwest Virginia, the Heart of Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Travel Association. For all the traditional music activities, be sure to reference The Crooked Road website. The local tourism offices listed on page 10 are a great source for travel information via their websites or by telephone.
A number of regional, national, and international airports provide access to The Crooked Road region. The closest ones are Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Blountville, TN, and Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) in Greensboro, NC. Additional major airports include Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), and three Washington DC airports including Reagan National (DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
Two interstate highways (I-81 and I-77), transect Southwest Virginia, as well as several 4-lane US highways. You’ll also be traveling some of our beautiful, mountainous backroads, and cell phone and GPS services can be spotty. For that reason, we strongly recommend that you carry a current Virginia State Transportation map with you. Those maps and lots of good friendly travel advice are available at all of the Virginia Welcome Centers on the interstates. Or you can order a Virginia State Transportation map from virginiadot.org/travel/maporder.asp.
If you’re looking for lodging, you’ll find popular chain hotels along the interstates and in our larger cities and towns. With a little research on the web, you’ll also find charming B&Bs and smaller independent hotels. One of the best overall lodging resources is the Virginia Tourism website at virginia.org/PlacesToStay. The local tourism offices on page 10 can provide great recommendations on lodging opportunities in their locality.
RV Info & Camping
Southwest Virginia is an outdoor mecca with a good selection of camping facilities for recreational vehicles including several of Virginia’s award winning State Parks (www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks). RV Park Reviews is an excellent source for information on camping facilities in the area, and its interactive map allows camping facilities to be easily located.
Dining opportunities also abound, and you’ll find many places that emphasize seasonal and local fare. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s Bon Appetit Appalachia website is an excellent resource. Dining options are also found on the Virginia Tourism website. Once again, the local tourism offices are a valuable resource and can provide great recommendations on dining opportunities.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for with these sources, just ask the locals. They can lead you to some real gems. Or call or email us at (276) 492-2409, firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun!
All along the Crooked Road, Southwest Virginia’s unique communities feature a host of accommodation options — from charming country inns to sprawling campgrounds and cabins that line the blue waters of a mountain lake. A smorgasbord of lip smackin’ good food awaits, whether traditional barbecue, chicken and dumplins’, sausage biscuits and gravy, or fine dining featuring the haute cuisine from the kitchens of Appalachia’s best chefs.
You’re warmly invited to come stay with us awhile and sample all the treats that The Crooked Road Region offers. Just visit any of the websites below to discover a whole new world of wonderful choices or call to talk with a local tourism representative who knows all the best choices.
Abingdon CVB: visitabingdonvirginia.com (276) 676-2282
Bristol CVB: discoverbristol.org (423) 989-4850
Buchanan County: buchanancountytourism.com/tourism.html (276) 935-6503
City of Norton: nortonva.org (276) 679-1160
Lee County: ilovelee.org (276) 346-4629
Russell County: experiencerussell.com (276) 254-0745
Scott County: explorescottcountyva.org (276) 386-6521
Wise County: visitwisecounty.com (276) 328-2321
Bland County: blandcountyva.gov (276) 688-4622
Carroll County: pickplaystay.com (276) 730-3100
City of Galax: visitgalax.com (276) 238-8130
Grayson County: graysoncountyva.com (276) 773-8002
Smyth County: visitvirginiamountains.com (276) 646-3306
Tazewell County: visittazewellcounty.org 800 588-9401
Town of Marion: marionva.org 276 783-4190
Wytheville CVB: visitwytheville.com 276 223-3355
City of Radford: visitradford.com (540) 267-3153
Floyd County: visitfloydva.com (540) 239-8509
Franklin County: visitfranklincountyva.org (540) 483-3030
Giles County: virginiasmtnplayground.com (540) 921-2079
Montgomery County, Blacksburg, Christiansburg Regional Tourism: gotomontva.com (540) 394-4470
Patrick County: visitpatrickcounty.org (276) 694-6094
Pulaski County: pulaskivatourism.org (540) 674-1991
Town of Boones Mill: visitfranklincountyva.org (540) 483-3030
Town of Rocky Mount: visitfranklincountyva.org (540) 483-3030