Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mountain Adventure Weekend




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



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I just love Foggy Ridge Cider and their newsletters always read like a picture to me. Diane's writing is so picturesque  and a sure sign that spring is coming, even though it snowed a bit more overnight.
There is so much to do when you visit our area, if you aren't sure just ask us to recommend an itineray, we would be happy to suggest our favorites. Make your reservations today to stay with us at Mountain Song Inn

Opening Day at Foggy Ridge
March 2013
Dear Chris,
Early spring's charms are subtle...on a 15 degree morning, tiny Galanthus blooms nod over a dusting of snow. Up here on the mountain, daffodils show only an inch of foliage. But in this first week of Spring, vibrant green Hellebore foetidus winds through the woods garden and catches late afternoon light. I pick the first edible greens of the season, bitter mountain cress that grows in orchard rows. The peppery leaves enliven an early spring salad and, soon, sulfur blooms will feed Jack's bees.

But I shout to the orchard, "Slow down!" Buds on the early varieties, destined forFirst Fruit Cider, swell in longer days. Hewe's Crabapple is almost at Silver Tip, on the march toward Pink, Half Inch Green and Bloom. Though Spring's quiet elegance graces every nook of the farm, at 3000 feet elevation it's not time for the rush of full Spring.

The orchard is quiet, but the Cider House is hoppin'. Newly expert grafters atAppleCorps workshops have made many new trees; add to your resume and sign up for the April 13 session.  Our expert bottling crew is busy getting 4300 cases of cider on the shelf...all by hand. You'll find us at many events across the Southeast, with photos and details on Facebook. And best of all, the Foggy Ridge Tasting room opens Saturday April 6. Stop by for the subtle charms of early Spring, and sample the Foggy Ridge blends, including Handmade, back by popular demand!
signature
Diane Flynt
Cidermaker

    Foggy Ridge cider house
April 6 & 7 Opening Weekend at Foggy Ridge 
No scented candles or T shirts in the Foggy Ridge tasting room. Instead, see cidermaking in action and gain an appreciation for what "artisan" really means. Our tasting room team will greet you warmly, regardless of the weather on Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 5. Cider Club members sample free; otherwise taste our five ciders for the bargain price of $5.

April 27 Farm Days with Fat Bear Farm 
Join Jessica and Ben, and enjoy their asparagus and other early spring produce from Fat Bear Farm. Cider tasting, asparagus treats and the chance to purchase the very first veggies of the season. $8 covers seasonal treats and cider tasting 11 to 5 


Spring snow melts quickly even in mountain hollers. All you have to do is look carefully to see what's next. Take a page from Sherlock Holmes who said "Observe; don't merely see." Come visit the mountains and observe the world waking up...peony buds are on the move, perennials are pushing green and robins are pulling worms. Ready or not, spring is on the way!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Whitewater in Roanoke, Virginia



Get Ready Here Comes the Virginia Blue Ridge Music Festival





Mountain Song Inn is gearing up for the Virginia Blue Ridge Music Festival, May 30 - June 9th.
Make plans to visit for the week or part of it and learn Floyd isn't all Blue Grass, we have musicians and locals that appreciate both venues.
Book today this promises to be a fun filled week.
www. mountainsonginn.com



April 18th

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival presents “Classics Around the World” at Floyd EcoVillage's Celebration Hall

Don’t miss this exciting pre-Festival spring benefit concert – April 18, 6:30 pm at the wonderful new Celebration Hall at Floyd EcoVillage. Come hear violin virtuoso Akemi Takayama, Maestro David Stewart Wiley at the grand piano, and other acclaimed Festival principal musicians, as they perform classic favorites from around the globe.

This concert includes Mendelssohn’s youthful and memorable violin concerto, the Romance by female pioneer Amy Beach, a traditional Japanese classic Haru no Umi by Michio Miyagi, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue finale, Vittorio Monti’s Gypsy-infused Czardas, and the fun and up-tempo Jazz suites by French master Claude Bolling.

The evening of show stopping masterpieces from around the world will benefit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival for its inaugural season: May 30 – June 9, 2013.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Concert at 6:30 PM, Reception to follow at 8:15 PM.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door, Students $10

For more information regarding the Evening at Natasha's or the upcoming Festival, please visitvirginiasblueridgemusicfestival.org or email vbrmusicfestival@gmail.com.

**The Jax is the non-profit sponsor of Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival.