Why visit

There are many reasons to come to Southwest Virginia and, since we are convenient to most of the facilities, it makes sense to stay in a nice B&B located in the country as opposed to staying in a stuffy hotel room.

Access to the Virginia Creeper Trail is only a couple of miles away. It is one of the most revered trails in Virginia if not the nation. It begins in Abingdon and ends at White Top Mountain for a total of 35 miles one way. It’s great for walkers and bicycle riders. (Visit Virginia Creeper Trail Website).  We are also close to other great hiking trails including The Channels and the Appalachian Trail (which you can get on in Damascus).

Bristol Motor Speedway is less than 30 miles away. The NASCAR racing event is held twice a year. The first race is now being run during the month of April, with the second event scheduled for August. Darrell Waltrip, former NASCAR champion and current FOX Sports Contributor, describes the race as “flying a jet plane inside a gymnasium”.

We are located a short 20 minutes from the “Back of the Dragon” route through the mountains. This is a fantastic ride for motorcyclists. (Visit Back of the Dragon Website). While on the route, you will pass by Hungry Mother State Park so a picnic might just be the thing to make your day. (Visit Hungry Mother Website). While in Marion, you can attend a concert at The Lincoln Theatre.
We saw Eddy Raven there with several bluegrass acts in Songs of the Mountains.

If seeing plays is more your style, downtown Abingdon is the location of the state theater of Virginia, the Barter Theater.  The Barter is one of the oldest theaters in the United States producing live plays and musicals. It has 2 indoor theater locations and we have been to both. We saw Mamma Mia, the Three Musketeers, and Miracle on 34th at the main stage and I’ll be Home by Midnight, and Robin Hood at the Barter II. (Visit the Barter Theater Website).

There are other fun things to do in Abingdon since we are just 3 miles from Main Street.  Antique shopping, thrift store shopping, fun festivals, the Arts Depot, the William King Museum, and the weekly Farmers market are just a few of the great activities. Click here to see!

The Highlander Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is sitting on the site of a family farm that dates back to the 1800s with some of the family still living on parts of the farm on either side of us. Sitting on the front porch, watching the birds and the cows is a simple, easy way to completely relax.  Our bird feeders draw some of the most well known birds, such as the various breeds of Orioles as well as Robins, Mockingbirds, and Goldfinches.   In the summer, the lightning bugs (fireflies for you westerners) come out in the evening and provide some mellow entertainment.

Meadowview is the small town located a mile from our door. It is home to the The Harvest Table Restaurant , which serves food grown locally. The meal will usually include produce that is in season and the meat and cheeses are supplied by local ranchers and farmers. Wednesday nights the restaurant features live music. Before or after your meal, enjoy walking through the attached country store shopping for locally made products. (Visit the Harvest Table Website).

Whether you are visiting Emory-Henry, Abingdon, Marion, or Bristol, or you are just driving through on Interstate 81, we are your convenient home away from home in the country.

For more to do in the area, check out this website: Welcome to SW Virginia

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