Willow Glen Farm

3807 Meadowbrook Road, Cana, Virginia 24317
Innkeeper(s): Joe and Carol Brigandi
  • Introduction

    Willow Glen Farm, front viewWillow Glen Farm, nestled in the foothills of southwest Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in Cana, VA, offers a beautiful setting for rest and relaxation. Enjoy a full breakfast, peaceful surroundings, and numerous area attractions. Relax in the Great Room next to the 18 foot high fireplace, play parlor games or read from our unique book collection. Light homemade refreshments are available throughout your stay. The perfect place for a stay in the country.

    Willow Glen Farm was recently highlighted in the Carroll News.

    Additional articles published by:

    • Winston-Salem Journal
    • Carrol County Gazette
    • Simple Pleasures

    Willow Glen Farm, grass field Surrounded by scenic mountain views, you can walk through 50 acres of rolling hills, enjoy the birds, deer and other wildlife. Simply relax on the deck and watch the llamas in the nearby field. Visit the bird barn which houses a small variety of domestic birds. Early evening, sit in the gazebo and view wild turkey and deer.

    Bring your horse with you. We have Horse Boarding. Two 10x12 stalls with ample barn access.

    A great setting for your morning meal! Our full breakfast includes fresh ground coffee, teas, juices, fruits, homemade breads, pastries and sausage. The menu changes daily. Refreshments are available at any time. Meals and snacks can be served in the dining room, deck or gazebo.

    We are located 8 miles North of Mt. Airy, NC and 4 miles South of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Willow Glen Farm, gazebo Willow Glen Farm, dining table

  • Insider Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Joe and Carol for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    30% stay for activity in the area (flea market, music, festivals), 30% are returning customers, 20% are traveling through overnight, and 20% are just here for the Rest and relaxation.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Breakfast, cooking, and good conversations. Hospitality, snacks, and conversation makes our inn unique. Our surrounding grounds is what we love most about our inn. We have 26 acres and an easy walking trail. Our flower beds and birds in the garden also add a welcoming touch.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Exploring Mount Airy, NC for shopping, wineries, and Blue Ridge parkway.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The size and beauty of the our living room and fireplace. Also, our unique circular fireplace.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We have lots of flea markets and a great antique store.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Explore Mt Airy, NC, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wineries, Hillsville VA .

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We have a nature walking trail on the property. We have restaurants, shopping, and flea markets within 2 miles.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are over thirty restaurants in the area. Many are national chains i.e. Ruby Tuesday and Chili's. We also have a few family owned restaurants.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

     http://carrollcountychamber.org/ http://www.mtairyncchamber.org/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 2 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, We also have a stable and pasture for overnight horse boarding.


  • Area Attractions

    Willow Glen Farm, farm animalSouthwest Virginia is not only beautiful, but full of great things to see and do. Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful attractions this area offers (yes, we have maps and directions as well as brochures, where available).

    Wineries and Wine Events

    • Shelton Vineyards- www.sheltonvineyards.com
    • Chateau Morrisette-www.thedogs.com
    • Villa Appalachia-www.villaappalaccia.com
    • Wine events-www.blueridgewinetrail.com

    Golf Courses

    • Courses in NC
    • Courses in VA

    Local Artisans and Shopping

    • Carolina Log Furniture - Cana-www.carolinalogfurniture.com
    • Tanbark Acres Friesian Horses - Cana- www.tanbarkacres.com

    Local Sites and Events

    • Blue Ridge Parkway-www.blueridgeparkway.org
    • Blue Ridge Host - Gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway-www.blueridgehost.com
    • Mabry Mill
    • Levering Orchard
    • Crooked Road Music Trail
    • Hillsville Flea Market - Labor Day Weekend
    • Galax Fiddlers Convention
    • Mount Airy, www.visitmayberry.com
    • "Mayberry" - home of Andy Griffith
    • Squad Car Tours
    • Oak Emporium

    Horse-RelatedWillow Glen Farm, animals feeding

    • Boarding - Here at Willow Glen
    • Trail riding at Cliffview, Galax VA.


    • New River Trail State Park Galax, VA
    • Appalachian Trail- www.appalachiantrail.org
    • The Virginia Creeper Trail- www.vacreepertrail.com
  • Wine Makers Weekend

    Willow Glen Farm, farm roadThe mid Atlantic region is becoming popular and well-known for its local wines. In the wine making tradition, we have our own small vineyard and enjoy wine events with our guests. In particular, join us for our wine makers weekend, with the following activities:

    • Plan your weekend when the grapes are ripe and ready
    • Make your own wine using our equipment and recipe
    • There are several varieties of grapes available
  • Here are some comments from our customers

    Willow Glen Farm, farm"What a beautiful home and great food. We felt like family." - C & B Smith, West Virginia

    "I felt like you were part of my family. You will always be welcome in my home." - J. Yost, Ohio

    "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed the llamas, birds and scenery. Great food. We especially thank the gracious host and hostess." - S. Bianco, North Carolina

    "What a super weekend. Relaxing and 100% spoiling in its beauty." - M. Jackson, Kentucky

    "Thank you for our special dinner on our anniversary." - K & S Hanna, Kentucky

  • Horse Boarding

    We can board your horses during your stay at Willow Glen Farm. We have two 10x12 stalls and provide ample barn access.

    For more information, please call the innkeepers at (888) 921-9347 or visit Willow Glen Farm Horse Boarding.

    Willow Glen Farm, barnWillow Glen Farm, horse barn

  • Location

    Willow Glen Farm is located in southwestern Virginia, near Interstate 77, minutes from the North Carolina border.  We are very easy to find, less than 1.3 miles from Route 52.  We are 4 miles South from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 8 miles North from Mt. Airy ("Mayberry") NC, and 12 miles South from Hillsville, VA.


    1. If you are headed north on Route 52 out of Mount Airy, NC, make a right onto Virginia route 691 (Beartrail Road)  - 4 miles from NC/VA state line
    2. If you are headed south on Route 52 out of Hillsville, VA, make a left at the bottom of the mountain onto route 691 (Beartrail Road)
    3. Continue for 1 mile on Beartrail and turn right onto Meadowbrook Road
    4. You will see our sign at the top of the hill turn right into driveway
  • Weddings

    Willow Glen Farm, wedding ringsJust the Two of You Wedding Ceremony

    • Can be held in the gazebo or in the Great Room
    • Dinner for two following wedding
    • 1 night stay in Honeymoon Suite
    • Cost from $200 and up
    • List of local ministers available (separate fee)

    Elopement Package

    • Have a civil ceremony nearby and enjoy our honeymoon Suite
    • Dinner for two
    • 1 night stay
    • Cost from $175 and up

    Larger Wedding Parties

    • Available for small ceremonies (3-24)
    • Can be held in the gazebo or in the Great Room
    • Catering menu available (cost depends on menu and guest count)
  • Rates & Guest Information

    • Nightly rates are $100 - $110 double occupancy
    • Check or cash only, please
    • Contact us for details
    • Discount for multiple stays
    • Winter Holiday specials
    • Reservation and one night's deposit required
    • 7 day notice of cancellation if you wish to receive a full refund (gift certificates for future use are an option)
    • Smoking permitted on deck or on outside grounds only
    • Special occassion dinner, avilable if requested in advance
    • Dogs permitted, if house trained