Archive for February 2012
I had just gotten out my Easter decorations when mother nature transformed the landscape into a magnificent winter wounderland. What a beautiful sight the snowed covered garden, the deer in the garden trying to find something sticking out from under the snow to eat. OH,the snow will soon be gone and we will be wishing for spring again. I love spending time in the garden Planting and pruning in the spring, Book a weekend at Laurel Bluff Cabins and Visit The Treasure Potts Antique and Garden Shop and put in your order for all your spring plants. While there have a great lunch at the Gap Deli then brouse the antique shop before returning to your cozy cabin at Laurel Bluff.
You may want to hike or bike ride along The New River Trail taking in the spring sunshine.
GENERAL INFO: New River Trail State Park has been designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. S. Department of the Interior. The park parallels 39 miles of the New River, which is one of the world’s oldest rivers and among a handful of rivers flowing north
- Two tunnels: 135 feet and 193 feet long
- Three major bridges: Hiwasee – 951 feet; Ivanhoe – 670 feet; Fries Junction – 1,089 feet
- Nearly 30 smaller bridges and trestles
- A shot tower used more than 200 years ago to make ammunition
LOCATION:This is a 57-mile long state park that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way. There are several entrances into this park. The park meanders through Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski counties in southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. This park is part of the Rails to Trails Program as it was donated to the state by Norfolk Southern Railroad when the railroad discontinued the line and removed the tracks. This park also serves as a link to numerous other outdoor recreational areas.
If you have cabin fever call us today at 276-728-0106 to make reservations for a spring cabin getaway!
We have three cabins to choose from. Enjoy a nice rejuvenating soak in one of our Jacuzzis. Light a fire to shake off early spring chills.
Watch dafodils and crocus as they try to escape their winter slumber.
While you’re here this spring, be sure to get tickets to the 1912 Courthouse Tragedy play. You can read more at this link.
For the first time ever, coming this March, the live production of “Thunder in the Hills,” an historically accurate dramatization of the sensational events that rocked the nation in March 1912 – the Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy in Hillsville VA and its aftermath. The play faithfully recreates the trial of Floyd Allen that ended in the tragic shooting of the judge, prosecuting attorney, sheriff and two other participants and the nation-wide manhunt for the Allen clan. Performances will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon for three consecutive weekends beginning March 9. This incredible recreation will be in the actual courtroom where the tragedy occurred.
Thunder in the Hills is written by the award winning, New York Times best-selling author and playwright, Frank Levering. Terri Ingalls will be directing, along with Angell Caudill and Levering. The cast of 36 performers, chosen from local talent, includes descendants of the Allen family and a juror serving that day