Things To Do Around Rockwood Manor
Romance, Southern hospitality and architectural splendor are just a few things associated with Rockwood Manor. Ensconced in the lofty region of Southwest Virginia and boasting ample suites, dreamlike porches and patios, and the warmth of romantic fireplaces, it is a popular choice when it comes to weddings and receptions calling for the ultimate in elegance, enchantment and charm. Your love affair with Rockwood Manor can last way beyond the initial festivities, though; indeed, many couples and guests choose to prolong their stay, drinking in the beauty of Nature at nearby parks and trails like the New River Trail State Park and the Appalachian Trail, or visiting historical treasure troves like the Wilderness Road Regional Museum, which details the highlights of life in the 19th century on Wilderness Road.
Ideal for swimming, camping, hiking, and picnicking, Claytor Lake is known for sport fishing and boating. The park has a full-service marina with docking slips, supplies, fuel, boat rentals, and refreshments. The Water’s Edge Meeting Facility is perfect for weddings, receptions, and reunions, and wedding packages are available. There’s also a gift shop. Three lodges and 13 cabins overlook the 4,500-acre lake, offering visitors a scenic retreat. The historic Howe House has interactive exhibits describing the ecology of the lake and the surrounding areas. Located on 10 minutes from Rockwood Manor at 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA 24084. Phone: 540.643.2500
The Crooked Road:
This enchanting musical trail winds through 300 miles, inviting you to stop along the trail to live the beauty of country music, with its romantic ballads, toe-tapping dance ditties, and catchy banjo beats. There are eight major venues to visit along the Crooked Road, including the Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum, Floyd Country Store, Rex Theatre & Blue Ridge Backroads Live, and the Blue Ridge Music Center & Museum. The Crooked Road also invites you to enjoy many of your favorite artists at special festivals which take place during the spring, summer, and fall.
The Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theatre:
If tucking into a hearty dinner while you catch a riveting theatrical performance appeals to your inner thespian, Wohlfahrt House is the place to be. The Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theatre offers many unique shows that rotate every few months. They also have special event shows that come for only one day, so be sure not to miss those! Finally, feel the full magic of Christmas at Wohlfahrt Haus’ Holiday Spectacular, featuring the Christmas songs you know and love. Enjoy all of this only 30 minutes from Rockwood Manor!
A Drive-In theatre operating since 1953. This historical theatre shows new and old films for all ages to enjoy. There is a snack bar offered as well so you can enjoy a snack while watching the movie of your choice. Every other Saturday they host a Flea Market on the property. Only a 25 minute drive from Rockwood Manor!
This Farmers Market is only a 30 minute drive from Rockwood Manor, and has many vendors to browse through every Saturday. Many of the vendors are local farmers and makers of flowers, meats, eggs, produce, baked goods, honey, and handmade goods. Each week the vendors offer an amazing selection of farm fresh goodness and unique hand crafted items.
Ingles Farm is a historic Farm located in Pulaski, VA. Only a 16 minute drive from Rockwood Manor.
On a day in July 1755, in the settlement where Mary once lived, members were killed by American Native Indians. Mary and other family members were captured by the Shawnees and taken hundreds of miles into the frontier wilderness. However, this remarkable woman summoned tremendous physical and mental strength as she escaped from her captors and walked through Kentucky, West Virginia, navigating only through memory and by following significant waterways, back to her home valley. Later she and her husband moved to Radford (Ingles Farm) area where Mary lived until her death in 1815. Along with seeing Mary’s home where she officially settled, you can also follow Mary’s Ingles trail through the state and see historical markers and sites on the trail.