Summer, Great Baseball, Beautiful Hikes, and Good Fun

The Oaks Victorian Inn
1893 Oaks Victorian Inn

Summer has arrived at The Oaks Victorian Inn.

The flowers are a bloom, coffee is fresh, events are kicking off in the New River Valley, and BASEBALL! The Bellman and Concierge wants to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of Virginia Tech Baseball Team. Making its first postseason appearance since 2013, the Virginia Tech baseball team has earned the No. 4 national seed in the 2022 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship – its highest all-time designation – as the Hokies prepare to host three challengers during this weekend’s Blacksburg Regional at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park.

Within the Blacksburg Regional (double-elimination format), top-seeded Virginia Tech (41-12, 19-9 ACC) will compete against second-seeded [No. 12] Gonzaga, third-seeded Columbia and fourth-seeded Wright State for a spot in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regional round. Tech will contest its Blacksburg Regional opener on Friday, June 3, against Wright State (7 p.m., ACC Network) – a rematch of the teams’ March series in Blacksburg that was won by the Hokies.

Enjoy a relaxing rest surrounded by luxury with The Oaks Victorian Inn. Suites still available for the big weekend. The Inn only 6 miles from Virginia Tech Campus and baseball fields. Play Ball!

Summer in the beautiful New River Valley couldn’t be better after the rains of spring.  Everywhere you look is green and fresh with Blue Ridge Beauty. One impressive hike near The Oaks Victorian Inn is the breathtaking

Hiking the Triple Crown of Virginia
Virginia’s Triple Crown – Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob & Tinker Cliffs

 

McAfee Knob is a geological feature with an elevation of 3,197 feet above sea level, located on Catawba mountain in Catawba, Virginia, United States. It is named for a Scotch-Irish 18th-century settler. Beautiful country road drive from The Oaks Victorian Inn, its a hike to experience the beauty of the great Appalachian Mountains.

Dragon’s Tooth is only 2.3 miles (4.6 out-and-back). The first 1.5 miles of this journey wind along streams and easily identified, well-marked trails.  You will be tested by the climbing and steep ascent to the top. The final 0.8 miles of the hike will test your bouldering skills and make use of iron climb bars in place to assist as you make your way up rock walls.

Tinker Cliffs, which are made from limestone that’s over 250 million years old, stand in awe of the Blue Ridge Mountains to your south, which includes Catawba Mountain and McAfee Knob. From an elevation of 3,000 feet, it’s an amazing view.

Note – a portion of this hike winds through private property so please respect all signage and stay on the trail.

The Bellman and Concierge of The Oaks Victorian Inn will help with maps, directions, water. We are even happy to pack a lunch and snacks for your day trip and hike of a lifetime.

There is something for everybody in the beautiful New River Valley.  Let us help you make it a summer to remember!