Fun in Southwest Virginia – Floyd Virginia day trip from The Oaks


A town of good shopping, good food, and good tunes. 

A beautiful town just a short scenic country driver from the Inn.  The perfect day trip or  dinner and live music date during your stay at The Oaks.  Downtown Floyd is an easy 22 mile drive and so worth the trip.  here are a few things that Floyd has to offer. Events calendar.

Shopping in Floyd Virginia 

Art galleries of local fine artist with specialties ranging from pottery, quilting, jewelry, and yarns.  This is only a few examples you can find in the hours you can spend exploring the many options of the town of Floyd.

Dining in Floyd, Virginia 

Food ranging from local Appalachian fare with pinto beans, collards and cornbread, slathered in honey and butter.  What could be better?  How about some of the best BBQ this side of the Mississippi, maybe farm to table fresh cuisine with a fine local microbrew beer.  So much to choose from in Floyd for your sophisticated pallet. Add live music and you have a good time!

Live Music and fun in Floyd, Virginia   

Floyd Country store is only one of the many places to enjoy in the fun town of Floyd.  The famous Floyd Country Store Friday Night Jamboree has become a known event nationwide. The Friday Night Jamboree attracts visitors from all over the world to experience the joy of the the Appalachian traditions. Tickets to this event are $8 at the door ($5 for children ages 7-12, and kids under 7 are free) and it is often standing room only. In addition to the Jamboree, the Store hosts musical events all weekend, including concerts, dances, jams and workshops. From September through May, you can catch the Floyd Radio Show, a live broadcast variety show including musical guests, skits, stories, jingles and more.

Enjoy great food from the Cafe or an ice-cream or shake from the old fashion Soda Shop.

Wineries of The Blue Ridge 

Villa Appalachia is another short jump down the road to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Americas Favorite Drive!

The Villa Appalachia is a spectacular winery you will find right on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Italian inspired wines with views to take your breath away. Step into grounds that resemble the Old Country of Italy and sip of crisp bright wine.

Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost #170 & #171, it is one of the more unique wineries in the state of Virginia. Villa Appalaccia is a Virginia farm winery, producing wine in a local vineyard established in 1989. The Italian villa that is home to the winery is straight out of a postcard from Tuscany.  Bring home a bottle to enjoy on the deck for sunset at the Inn.  An experience to not miss.