Fiddler’s Faith

Location

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Fancy Gap, Virginia is a small, rural community nestled in the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains.  At an altitude of nearly 2,900°, Fancy Gap is located next to the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 199.5 on US Hwy 52 and at Exit 8 off Interstate 77.  Our driveway is only 5 minutes from the I-77 exit, but our location is on a serene and secluded gravel road (but additional paved road access is also available from Beamer’s Knob, the highest point of elevation in Carroll County, VA).

Our community is a neighbor to Galax (home of the annual Fiddler’s Convention and one of the New River Trail Access points) and Hillsville, VA.  We are also within a 30 minute drive to Mount Airy, NC (Andy Griffith’s hometown from which he modeled Mayberry) and just 45 minutes to Floyd County as well as Meadows of Dan, where you can visit the historic Mabry Mill (the most photographed site along the Blue Ridge Parkway).  In addition, Fancy Gap is centrally located between Winston-Salem, NC and Blacksburg, VA.

Directions

Off Exit 8, Fancy Gap – Fiddler’s Faith is:
5 min., 2 mi. from exit 8, off I-77 (via Stable Rd.)
6 min., 3.3 mi. from exit 8 (via Chances Creek Rd., Beamer’s Knob Road scenic view)
*When you see the century old white Farmhouse and acre pond, you’ve found Fiddler’s Faith.
From Winston-Salem, NC: (approx. 1 hour)
  • Take 52 N towards Mount Airy
  • Take I-74 W and I-77 N towards Wytheville, VA.
  • Take Fancy Gap Exit 8 from I-77 N 52 min (55.8 mi)
  • Turn left onto State Rte 775/VA-148 W/Chances Creek Rd (signs for VA-775)
  • Continue to follow State Rte 775/Chances Creek Rd 0.9 mi
  • Turn right onto Stable Rd 1.1 mi
  • Turn left onto State Rte 826 (Colonial Rd.) Fiddler’s Faith will be on your right. 0.3 mi
From Blacksburg/ Christiansburg, VA: (approx. 50 min.)
  • Merge onto I-81 S 35.0 mi
  • Take exit 81 for I-77 S toward Charlotte NC Continue onto I-77 S 23.1 mi
  • Take exit 8 for VA-775/VA-148 toward Fancy Gap. 0.2 mi
  • Turn right onto State Rte 775 (signs for State Route 775/Fancy Gap) 0.8 mi
  • Turn right onto Stable Rd 1.1 mi.
  • Turn left onto State Rte 826 (Colonial Rd.)Destination will be on the right (.3 mi.)
From Bristol, TN/ VA: (approx. 1hr., 45 min.)
  • Merge onto I-81 N toward Roanoke.
    75.95 mi.
  • Merge onto I-77 S via EXIT 81 toward Charlotte NC.
    23.55 mi.
  • Take the VA-775/VA-148 exit, EXIT 8, toward Fancy Gap.
  • Turn right onto State Rte 775 (signs for State Route 775/Fancy Gap)
    0.8 mi
  • Turn right onto Stable Rd
    1.2 mi.
  • Turn left onto State Rte 826 (Colonial Rd.)
    Destination will be on the right (.3 mi.)

Accomodations

Hotels/Motels:   Exit 12, Hillsville (10 min. north of Fancy Gap) has at least 6 hotels directly off the exit with fast food options close by.
Please visit Hillsvile, VA Hotels to view accomodations to fit your preference and budget. Please see Pet Policies when making reservations if you plan to travel with a pet.

Camping:  Fancy Gap Camping
Due to their close proximity to our venue, we recommend Fancy Gap KOA, Utt’s Campground (also in Fancy Gap) and Matthew’s Carrollwood Campground (just off Exit 12, Hillsville).  Just a few minutes further off Hwy 100 in Hillsville is Lake Ridge RV Resort (https://lakeridgerv.com/).  They have additional activities like theme weekends, a swimming pool and seasonal water slides.
There is a Dollar General Store located in Fancy Gap for camping supplies needed.

Cabins: There are numerous cabin or home rental opportunities varying from one bedroom to cabins large enough for entire wedding parties.  Please visit these sites for more information about accommodations along the Blue Ridge Parkway or in neighboring areas:
https://www.airbnb.com/s/Fancy-Gap–VA–United-States
http://www.lonesomepinecabins.net/
http://www.volunteergapinn.com

Relax and Unwind

Along with our beautiful, peaceful setting for your special day, our location offers numerous opportunities for sightseeing, outdoor adventure and specialty shopping.  Your out of town family and friends can choose from an abundant list of things to see and do. We’ve listed many that are 10 to 45 minutes from our venue.

Area Attractions

Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway, called “America’s Favorite Drive,” is a U.S. National Parkway that winds 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina, connecting Shenandoah National Park on its northern end and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on its southern end. The drive is lovely, whether you travel North or South, and there are many attractions to visit in either direction. BlueRidgeParkway.org
Mabry Mill
When Edwin Boston Mabry (1867-1936) built his water powered mill in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, he had no way of knowing it would become one of the most photographed places in the United States. The mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 176.1, draws several hundred thousand visitors each year. The gristmill and sawmill have been restored by park naturalists so visitors might see live exhibits, a real mill, and a working miller to demonstrate the milling process. The grounds of the mill include other interpretive media all designed to tell about mountain industry. Virginia.org – Mabry Mill
Blue Ridge Music Center
The Music Center hosts a summer Roots of American Music Concert Series. Concerts take place in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater (capacity 2,500) at the base of Fisher Peak, feature local, regional, and national touring performers and bands, and are presented most Saturday evenings from late May through September. BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org
Mayberry U.S.A.
Fans of The Andy Griffith Show can step back to a simpler time when they visit Mount Airy. Actor Andy Griffith grew up here, and it’s no coincidence that a stroll down Main Street in the “Friendly City” reminds people of the town of Mayberry on the endearing popular ‘60s hit TV series, The Andy Griffith Show. Fans of the show can visit Floyd’s City Barber Shop, the Old Mayberry Jail, Snappy Lunch, and even Andy’s childhood home. VisitMayberry.com
New River Trail / Foster Falls
The New River Trail State Park is the longest state park, measuring a total of 57 miles, but only averages about 80 feet wide. This is a state park with the purpose of biking, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, or tubing. There are several access points, with one being in nearby Galax. For picnic options amongst a century old past community, look at the Foster Falls area which is also near the Shot Tower historic site. dcr.Virginia.gov – New River Trail
Chateau Morisette

Our Tasting Room will keep you busy with wine samplings, shopping, and tours of the cellar. During nice weather, take a bottle out to the Courtyard and enjoy the magnificent view. Live entertainment during the summer on Sundays.
Chataue Morisette – Tasting Room

Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia. They promise audiences a “most unique theater and dining experience.” They serve a four course meal prepared in-house, and then entertain with Broadway caliber musical productions.
WolfahrtHaus.com
Devil's Den
The Devil’s Den Nature Preserve is a unique 250 acre tract containing an abundance of cultural and natural resources. Several trails cross the property, including one that follows the former road bed of the Good Spur Road – a historic route in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cave had a role in local history in association with the 1912 Carroll County Courthouse Shooting and was a major tourist attraction in the 1920s. The Devil’s Den Nature Preserve is open from Dawn to Dusk, May 1 to October 31.
Hillsville.com – Devil’s Den

Featured Vendors

Country Formals & Gifts
Located in nearby Hillsville, this locally owned boutique has many of your bridal needs and tuxedo rentals. Lora also offers many gifts for your bridal party.
Country Formals & Gifts
Madison K Photography
“Professional yet laid back enough to help you relax in front of the camera. After 3 sessions with her, I can honestly say that Maddie is great at what she does.” –T. Young
Madison K Photography
Ideal Florist
Located in nearby Hillsville, Lauren can assist you with traditional and creative floral decor. IdealFlorist.net
Golf
Skyland Lakes Golf Club (Fancy Gap)
SkylandLakesResort.com

Olde Mill Golf Resort (Laurel Fork)
OldeMill.net
Shopping
Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet

Fancy Gap Dress Shop (Mon-Sat)

The Nest and Hive Shoppe/ Treasure Potts Antique and Garden Shoppes

The Barn Shop (in nearby Hillsville, open Mon., Thurs., Sat) – Mix of vintage, salvage & eclectic items at great prices

Sunny Side General Store (between Fancy Gap and Hillsville) – A true old-fashioned style & historic general store containing a mix of everything from unique homesteading items, hard to find housewares, clothing and furniture.
Restaurants
There are several to visit in Fancy Gap, and locally in Hillsville and Galax. Please visit TripAdvisor for some recommendations, or PickPlayStay.com (Carroll County’s Tourism Website) for other options. In addition, several restaurants within 15 to 30 min. may be available to hold or cater rehearsal dinners. We can assist you with more information if needed.