Botetourt County has offerings perfect for family getaways, romantic weekends for two or even getaways with your closest friends. From family owned and operated restaurants offering the south's best dishes to hiking/biking/horse backriding trails, Botetourt County can check all of those boxes while filling in the gaps in between.
Enjoy lodging at James River House orCottage on Craig, or one of our many hotels, most located just off I-81 at exit 150. If you’re driving in after work in the evening or planning to arrive earlier in the day, the Troutville/Daleville area offers many opportunities to explore shops at Botetourt Commons and Daleville Town Center, hiking trails and dining at one of the many locally owned and operated restaurants.
Stretch your legs by hopping on the portion of the Appalachian Trail known as the Tinker Ridge/Hay Rock Overlook or head over to the Botetourt Center at Greenfield and experience the Greenfield Trail System. Covering almost 150 acres, including a 12 acre pond, Greenfield is certain to please nature enthusiasts and those looking to capture breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and maybe even snap a family photo.
Satisfy your taste buds by visiting one of our local restaurants for dinner.
Spend time and enjoy shopping while on The Wine Trail of Botetourt County and at our county’s first micro-brewery! Visit our three farm wineries, each offering distinct flavors of fine wines, spectacular views of the Botetourt County countryside and the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains. Each winery has gifts that can be paired with their wines that are sure to please the wine enthusiast in your life.
Begin your day by hiking the wooded trails on the 300-acre estate that is Blue Ridge Vineyard or relax in the unique setting of the rustic barn that overlooks the mountains and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards. From Blue Ridge Vineyard, travel through the quaint town of Eagle Rock. Enjoy lunch at Maw and Paw’s Diner, where both the food and hospitality are well known.
After lunch, cross the mighty James River and you’re only minutes away from Virginia Mountain Vineyards where you can sample the variety of sweet and dry wines produced from 100% Virginia grown Vinifera vines. Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine as you relax in the gazebo or event center and absorb the surrounding beauty.
Enjoy dinner at one of our many restaurants. If you’re seeking a more casual fare, you’ll find everything from barbeque to family style. If fine dining is your preference, try The Pomegranate Restaurant and Gathering Place in nearby Troutville.
Enjoy the scenic drive as you head towards Ballast Point Brewing Company. Ballast Point is based out of San Diego and started brewing in Daleville in 2017. They have an extensive listing of beers, a menu which lists daily specials and foods sure to please the palate. There is also an outside patio with spacious seating, fire pit and a wonderful view of the mountains and a small lake to enjoy.
Each winery and brewery offers a variety of seasonal events to enhance your experience and make your visit even more memorable so be sure to check out the calendar of events.