Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast

330 Shaw Lane, Glade Valley, North Carolina 28627
Innkeeper(s): Margaret & Jim Connor
  • Introduction

    Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast - Glade Valley, North Carolina

    The Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast is the coziest place to stay in Alleghany County, North Carolina. It is located within a short distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is less than 8 miles from Sparta, North Carolina. The Inn is nestled on 29 acres of beautiful mountainside that features tall pines, walking trails and breathless views.

    Owners, Jim and Margaret Connor invite you to visit them in their beautiful log home. Escape to a our elegant bed and breakfast in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within steps of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Discover our local antique stores, wineries, parks or golf courses. Or just refresh in the breeze on one of our decks overlooking the mountains.

    Built in 2006 by owners Jim and Margaret Connor, the Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast is perfect for a tranquil escape. The log exterior boasts a large wrap around porch perfect for relaxing with a mountain view and a cool breeze. It has 6 guest rooms, all with private baths (4 with Jacuzzi tubs) and individual balcony entrances. Each room is sure to delight you with its national park decor. Our loft library has many books on the area for your convenience. Accommodations also include a full country breakfast that you will never forget!

  • Insider's Info

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

    Travelers like to stay at Glade Valley because of our location in the mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway and we also have many guests who come because of a referral from a former guest. Many come just to have a quiet getaway time with theirsignificant other.

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

    Our inn is unique because it is a log home that we designed and built specifically for our Bed and Breakfast. We are known because of the home cooked breakfast that we serve and the friendly feeling that we offer when guests arrive. We make our guests feel at home and give them a chance to relax in comfort.

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

    The reasons that people come to our area is for the local artisans, great bluegrass music, golfing and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are over 20 wineries within a 45 minute drive of our inn and many of our visitors like to explore these different wineries. Each winery has its own unique characteristics.

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

    The best compliment we frequently receive is that our guests enter our home as strangers, but they leave as our friends.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret about our area is Stone Mountain State Park. The park is just 12 minutes away from us and offers hiking trails, water falls and scenic views. It is part of the North Carolina State parks and many people are not aware of it.

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

    The visitor who is with us for 4 nights should spend one day exploring Sparta, our nearest town. There are many shops and craftsman located close by. Anyone who loves pottery will love the area. On a second day, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, in either direction there are hiking trails and vistas that are outstanding. A third day could be on the golf course or canoeing down the New River. A fourth day could easily be spent at the local wineries or hiking at Stone Mountain. If it is a Saturday night, in the summer, there is also the Blue Ridge Music center concert series that ends the day with an outdoor concert. Of course, any day could be spent just relaxing in a rocker on the front porch, enjoying fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the cool breeze of the mountains and taking in the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We have 29 acres to explore or a bicyclist might like to ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway which is less than a mile from our door. We are situated in an area that is quiet and secluded so our guests enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have two favorite places to eat at that we love. Brown's Restaurant offers a wide range of "comfort food". Things like stuffed green peppers, salt and pepper catfish, or fried chicken with macaroni and cheese. River Rock Grill brings us an opportunity to enjoy crab cakes or blackened tuna steak when we want something more than comfort. Both have excellent food and an atmosphere that brings us back again and again. River Rock also has live music on Wednesdays and we have to go early to get a seat.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The best guides for the area are the Blue Ridge Parkway Association guides or the sitethat is operated by the Tourism Development Authority of Alleghany county. Yadkin valley wineries also have a site and guides to the local wineries in the area

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Our inn has six guest rooms all decorated in a National Park theme. Four of the rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs and king sized beds as well as a fireplace and other amenities. One room has twin beds with just a shower in the bath. The last room has a king bed and standard bathroom with a tub/shower combination. We also offer a secluded cabin with 900 square feet of space and a huge Jacuzzi tub for two, a complete kitchen, loft bedroom, TV and DVD player that is available as well.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets at our inn. This is due to our heath regulations since we have an open kitchen. Pets may be accommodated at State Road Animal Hospital in State Road, NC or Healing Springs in Galax, Virginia. Both of these facilities are about 25 minutes away from our inn.

  • Area Information

    Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast - Glade Valley, North Carolina

    Sightseeing and Recreation

    If your party or business needs meeting space, ask us about our large multi-purpose room.

    Discover the natural scenic beauty of North Carolina and Virginia's wine country, and the surrounding Blue Ridge Parkway. Located on the Eastern Continental Divide in northwestern North Carolina, this Unspoiled Province is nestled between ancient rivers and age-old mountains that reach splendid heights of 3,000 to 4,000 feet. The area's charm and pleasant atmosphere is matched by a comfortable and gentle climate. Even on the hottest days of summer, a cool refreshing breeze is guaranteed by the lofty elevation.

    - Alleghany Chamber of Commerce.

    • Relax in one of the rockers on the front porch
    • Curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book
    • Hike on our property; 29 wooded acres where you may see deer or wild turkey
    • Hike to the Blue Ridge Parkway, less than a mile away
    • Fish in one of the abundant trout streams of the area
    • Golf at one of the local courses
    • Rest on the back deck in an Adirondack chair
    • Shop at local craftsman and antique dealers
    • Canoe, kayak or raft down the New and Little Rivers
    • Miles of hiking trails are available at Stone Mountain and New River State Park
    • Visit Doughton Park for a walk and a view
    • Fishing for smallmouth bass and musky are popular in area rivers and streams
    • Golf on mountain courses- many open to the public
    • Enjoy musical entertainment from traditional to contemporary
    • Visit local wineries and potteries
  • How to Find Us

    Traveling north on I-77 towards Virginia

    1. Take exit 83 Left on Bypass Rt.21Glade Valley Bed and Breakfast, Great Room
    2. Continue on Rt.21 north about 20 miles
    3. After you come to the top of the mountain and begin to descend you will see Old Beau Golf resort on your right, two lakes next to the road
    4. The next landmark will be Cherry Lane Volunteer fire department on your left
    5. In 0.7 mile you will find Shawtown Road on your right
    6. Make the right onto Shawtown Road
    7. Travel 1.2 miles to Shaw Lane
    8. You will pass Shaw Brothers Construction Company on your left
    9. Shaw Lane (our driveway) is the 2nd road to your right after Shaw Brothers
    10. Turn right onto Shaw Lane, come through the trees and there we will be
    11. There is a sign for the B&B at the corner of Shawtown Rd and Shaw Lane

    From the Blue Ridge Parkway

    1. Exit at Route 21, mile post 229
    2. Go south towards Roaring Gap ¼ mile to the first left turn this will be Shawtown Road
    3. Turn left on Shawtown Road
    4. Travel 1.2 miles to Shaw Lane
    5. You will pass Shaw Brothers Construction Company on your left
    6. Shaw Lane (our driveway) is the 2nd road to your right after Shaw Brothers
    7. Turn right onto Shaw Lane, come through the trees and there we will be
    8. There is a sign for the B&B at the corner of Shawtown Rd and Shaw Lane