What to Do and Where to Eat while Staying in Woolwine

Woolwine has some great dining and sightseeing waiting for you. BBOnline has compiled a list of these to make your vacation more enjoyable.

Brick House Café
9803 Woolwine Highway
Woolwine, VA 24185
(276) 930-2300

Want a taste of authentic country cooking? How about a good breakfast for just $10 any time of the day? This café serves breakfast throughout the day and has some delicious Southern dishes on the menu, including burgers and country fried steak. Being a Mom and Pop place, it has a nice homey atmosphere. A big plus is the beautiful Blue Ridge highlands setting. Once you've dined, you could stroll across to a covered bridge only minutes away. The café is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Orchard View Market and Deli

9792 Woolwine Highway
Woolwine, VA 24185
(276) 930-2153

Conveniently situated on the way to the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway, this place has everything from pizzas to pintos. The average cost for a meal is less than $10 and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

Wade's Orchard     

10690 Woolwine Highway
Woolwine, VA 24185

If you're in Woolwine any time from July to November and would like to buy some fresh honey or locally grown apples and peaches, try Wade's Orchard. The place closes by 6:00 p.m. Maybe you could catch a magnificent sunset on the way. The Blue Ridge area is such a scenic drive from your Woolwine Bed and Breakfast.

IC Dehart Park
2631 Charity Highway
Woolwine, VA 24185

Go bird watching, hiking or picnicking in this park built on land donated by Isaac C. DeHart's widow. The park has a meadow bog wetland where you can see bog turtles, a paved walking trail ½ a mile long and a birding trail. It also has a picnic shelter and a playground. A great place for the family, the park stays open until 10 p.m.

Rock Castle Gorge Trail
12500 Woolwine Highway
CC Camp Road
Woolwine, VA 24185

This is a strenuous but rewarding 11-mile hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway and it takes you up to panoramic vistas at 1,721 feet. The gorge is home to an incredible variety of wildflowers, trees and ferns. If you're here in April or May, you'll see 200 species of wildflowers.

Around the creek you'll find a mixed deciduous forest full of neotropical migrant birds. There are brook trout here as well as several species of salamander.

If you prefer a less strenuous hike, begin from the Blue Ridge Parkway's Rocky Knob Campground near the creek. What a great way to spend the day before retiring to your cozy Woolwine Inn!

Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

1274 Jack's Creek Road
Woolwine, VA 24185

Covered bridges are always great spots for romance, and this one is no exception. The charming 48-foot bridge made of oak was built in 1914. It was designed by Walter Weaver of Woolwine. You might bump into one of his descendants and get to hear some interesting stories about the area.