Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
This years Fall tour is Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 through December 1. Mountain Song Inn will be closed during the tour time this year to spend time with family. We do however recommend that you go to www.floydvirginialodging.com to find available rooms in the area.
We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains there is an enclave of craftsmen who have solidified deep friendships as well as a network of creative, technical, and professional support over the past 25 years. Drawn to the area by it's beauty and tranquility, with much determination, they established working studios, vital careers and a way of life.
From the beginning they shared many common goals and apprehensions, offering each other feedback, assistance and courage. In the fall of 1998 this commonality blossomed into a formalized association called 16 Hands. They recognized a shared desire to deepen the relationship with the people who appreciate their work by inviting them into their studios.
Over the years many of them attempted this in individual ways, hosting sales independent of one another and on different dates. It became apparent that by joining resources they could offer a broader more enjoyable experience to a greater number of people by creating a tour of all the studios on the same weekend.
So, the 16 Hands Studio Tours came about, offered twice yearly: the fourth weekend in November and the first weekend in May.In the spring of 2000, each craftsmen opened their doors to welcome visitors year round. If you are interested in viewing their work, other than at tour time, e-mail us for a brochure about studio hours and other details.
Posted by chris moreno at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Love it when our area gets great publicity, it lifts us all, as you can see from this Guns & Garden article. FloydFest has really come into its own and is well renowned world over. Mountain Song Inn is full but what about FloydFest 2014...book now and don't miss out. See you at Floyd Fest.
Mountain Jam: FloydFest
Random Found Objects
An Americana music festival with Appalachian roots in Floyd, Virginia
WHEN TO GO: From July 25 through 28, the 428 residents of Floyd will put out a big, fat welcome mat for the music-loving multitudes who come to see more than eighty acts, which skew toward hard-charging, foot-stomping Americana.
WHAT TO EXPECT: FloydFest has stayed true to its Appalachian roots while growing steadily over its twelve-year history. It now draws 15,000 festival-goers to a sprawling encampment fifteen miles outside of town; on site there are eight music stages, beer and wine gardens, an arts village, and even a mountain-biking trail into the surrounding Blue Ridge. This year’s lineup is heavy on folk rockers, including the Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Brandi Carlile.
TYPICAL DAY: After waking up Saturday morning in the Old Church Gallery Suite (or one of fifteen other guest rooms) at downtown’s homey Hotel Floyd, fuel up with an early Cuban sandwich lunch at Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas Bar, which specializes in “comfort food with an Appalachian Latino twist.” Then shuttle to the concert grounds to rouse friends who are camping in the official tent city. Slather on sunscreen and divide your time between the brass-band parade, the new Vaudeville Revue tent, and the old-time mountain music at the intimate Virginia Folklore Workshop Porch. Later, flash your VIP-area laminate (after all, you paid handsomely for it) to fortify yourself with craft beers and snacks before you claim a seat right smack onstage to watch headliner Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes. Pace yourself, though: Even after the main stage goes dark, the Yonder Mountain String band kicks off a raucous midnight set.
GETTING THERE: Hop off I-81 near Roanoke and wind forty scenic miles southwest. floydfest.com
Posted by chris moreno at 8:58 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|Chateau Morrisette' summer schedule is out, make plans to visit the winery and stay with us at Mountain Song Inn.
Too Good to Miss
Mountain Adventure Weekend
Annual Wine Sale
20% off all bottles of wine, 30% off selected bottles. Kennel Club discounts apply. Order online, by phone, or purchase at the winery. Remember, free shipping on orders over $150 (sorry, not yet available for online orders, phone orders call 540.593.2865).
Black Dog Music Festivals
Rhythm and Vine - July 6
The Greencards. headline.
Come out and enjoy the wines of 5 Virginia wineries.
Posted by chris moreno at 4:35 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013
April 19th through April 21 Chateau Morrisette Winery is sponsoring Mountain Adventure Weekend. A fun filled weekend of outdoor adventures of your choice. Mountain Song Inn is not listed as one of the preferred lodging sites because we chose not participate in the wineries marketing plan this year.
Honestly it has gotten too expensive for our budget, despite this, we hope that won't keep you from staying at Mountain Song when you visit anything in Floyd County including Chateau Morrisette.
We are located a scenic 15 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway and just about the same distance from the town of Floyd, with it's eclectic musicians, artisans and restaurants. There are also other well known wineries, Attimo, Villa Appalaccia and Amrhein, plus Foggy Ridge Cider and Black Snake Meadery.
Spring may be finally coming to Mountain Song Inn...it seems to have been a long winter, look at your schedule and plan a romantic getaway with your favorite person, a girl friend weekend, or a real vacation using Mountain Song as your place to stay and wander all over SW Virginia. If you need help we would be happy to suggest anything from horse back riding to fly fishing or anything in between.
Call us soon, 540-479-3000
Posted by chris moreno at 5:15 PM