Floyd County Artisan Trail

Over 40 trail sites in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

2018 Tour Listings

2018 Printable PDF Floyd Artisan Trail Map

Reminder: GPS is not necessarily accurate!  If in doubt, please contact the tour information offices for specific directions!  This is the most up-to-date map, if print version is different, please use on-line version.

Hard-copy brochures with map & listings available at downtown Floyd sites including : Floyd County Visitor Center, Floyd Center for the Arts.   Out of town? Email us at info@floydartisantrail.org.

Trail Site Listings provide:

 

        ♦   Regular, non-tour hours of trail sites (so the brochure is useful for any visit!)   

        ♦   June Tour specific information at the bottom of each listing under June Tour Info.

Artisans’ Studios

1.   Abby Reczek Pottery & Greta Pots

477 Black Ridge Rd. Floyd

(610) 350-8422

ReczekPottery.com

Gretapots.com

Open by Appt.

View and shop for handmade pottery by local Floyd potters.

 

2.   Calico & Old Lace

3033 Daniel’s Run Rd. Check

(540) 392-1302

CalicoandOldLace.com

Open by Appt.

Beautiful quilted items for gifts or for home/office décor. Wall quilts, tableware, baby quilts, and other quilted gift items. June Tour Info: Demo of making Seminole Patchwork strips and Free Motion quilting during the tour.

 

3.   Filamina Jewelry, LLC

2681 Floyd Highway N. Floyd

(540) 250-6170

Facebook.com/FilaminaJewelry

Please Call for Seasonal Hours

Artist, Susan Brickhouse, designs and handcrafts beautiful jewelry using Swarovski crystals, pearls and semi-precious stones. She also specializes in custom designs for weddings and other special occasions. June Tour Info: Refreshments and sales.

 

4.   Frog Hollow Pottery

917 Harvestwood Rd. Floyd

(540) 745-8999 or (540) 250-0420

email:RSutterer@swva.net

Open by Appt.

Functional pottery created by Ron Sutterer. June Tour Info: Sales and exhibits. Studio tours.

 

5.   Images by Renee

763 Harvestwood Rd. SE Floyd

(540) 745-3179

Facebook.com/Images by Renee

Open by Appointment

Paintings in Oils/Acrylics and Photography on Canvas. June Tour Info: Sales and Exhibits

 

6.   Jessie Benson Fine Art Studio and Gallery

282 Alta View Dr SW Willis

(540) 488-4349

jessiebensonfineart.com

Visit the studio of artist Jessie Benson and discover her unique beeswax and oil paintings. Enjoy a spectacular view of Buffalo Mountain. Worth the drive. June Tour Info: See many new works for sale. Enjoy a refreshment and a pondside stroll

 

7.   Painting Studio of Joli Ayn Wood

4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay B

(540) 449-9078

www.joliaynwood.com

Open by Appt. or Chance

Visit the painting studio of regional artist Joli Ayn Wood. Paintings in oils created on location, and in the studio. Many local scenes. June Tour Info: View multiple works in progress while the artist demonstrates their technique.

 

8.   Phelps Studios

636 Stagecoach Run SE Floyd

(540) 745-3145

We focus on functional and fanciful ceramic pottery and feature face pots with handcrafted and applied faces. All are wheel thrown and high temperature fired.

June Tour Info: Sales and exhibits.

 

9.   Phoenix Hardwoods

2540 Floyd Hwy. N., Floyd

(540) 745-7475

Phoenix-Hardwoods.com

Handcrafted, unique furniture and gifts, using local hardwoods and slabs we mill ourselves. Slab Stools, tables, beds, cutting boards and more! June Tour Info: Woodworking demos daily.  Have a picnic on the nearby river!

 

10.   Purple Barn Studios

1423 Epperly Mill Rd. SW Floyd

(412) 996-8607

purplebarnstudios.com

Open by Appointment Only

Studio of artist Sydney Wellman whose focus is Neo-expressionistic (figurative) works created in aquamedia and mixed media. Handcrafts include sculpture, jewelry, cards, and journals.

 

11.   River Farm Studios: Windy Hill Guitarworks & Glassworks

446 Sowers Mill Dam Rd. NE, Riner

(703) 731-6846 or (703) 731-6836

windyhillguitarworks.com

Open by Appt.

Guitarworks: Luthier studio with handmade guitars, fiddles, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins & luthier tools. Glassworks: Flamework studio with torch & kilns & gallery. Guitar works studio handicap accessible. June Tour Info: Luthier demos, jamming instruments available, pickin’ porch overlooking the Little River. On-going flameworking demos plus gallery with finished pieces.

 

12.   Sarah McCarthy Pottery

512 Fairview Church Rd.

(540) 745-7255

sarahmccarthypottery@gmail.com

Open by Appointment

NEW STUDIO: whimsical bright pottery for the table and ceramic jewelry.

 

13.   St. Pierre Woodworking

2081 Cannady School Rd. Floyd

(540) 797-3496

8:00 to 5:00 Mon thru Thur

Woodworking shop, sawmills, dry kilns lumber and slabs for sale as well as finished furniture. Long dirt driveway with steep grade. Friendly dogs.

 

14.   Wild Weeds Studio

2556 Floyd Hwy N., Floyd

(540) 200-5068

wildweedsstudio@gmail.com

Open by Appt. or Chance

Mixed media and folk artist Annie Badger shares her home grown art. Her eclectic style features pottery, paintings, jewelry, repurposed works and more.

June Tour Info: Refreshments, daily demos, and sales.

 

15.   Wrenn Pottery

227 Remington Rd. Floyd

(704) 562-9825

wrennpottery.com

Open by Appt.

Wheel-thrown porcelain pottery, made to find a place in your home. Functional and beautiful. Studio right off of Blue Ridge Pkwy. at mile marker 153.5. June Tour Info: Working in studio.

 

Galleries & Shops

16.   Artisans at the Station: Floyd Artists Association

The Station, 203 S. Locust St. Floyd

(540) 745-7367

Floydartistsassociation.com

Mon.–Thurs. 11-5; Fri. 11-8, Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-4

FAA Gallery offers Fine Art originals and prints in all media, Jewelry, Pottery, Note Cards and gifts.

 

17.   Bell Gallery & Garden

112 N. Locust St. Floyd

(540) 745- 4494

BellGalleryandGarden.com

(540) 745-2987

Open Wednesday through Sunday

We feature the region’s best arts & crafts, landscape photography, pressed floral art, hand-crafted jewelry, garden art, gifts and more. A fun place to shop. June Tour Info: Free refreshments. Daily craft & art demos from 3-5pm. Plant and herb sale.

 

18.Floyd Center for the Arts

220 Parkway Ln S. Floyd

(540) 745-2784

FloydArtCenter.org

Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Community Arts Center with resident artists, formal gallery, gift shop and open studios. Workshops available. Visitor and tour info available.

 

19.   New Mountain Mercantile

114A S. Locust St. Floyd

(540) 745-4278

Mon. – Fri. 11:00 to 5:00, Sat 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 3:00

For over 25 years, NMM has offered quality art, handcrafts, gifts, aromatherapy soaps and candles, pottery and clothing in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Come see our newly renovated space! June Tour Info: Demos in spinning yarn and basket making.

 

20.   The Floyd Country Store

206 S. Locust St. Floyd

(540) 745-4563

FloydCountryStore.com

Open Mon.-Thur. 10am-5pm, Fri. 10am-10:30pm. Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Home of the Friday Night Jamboree, this unique country store is a community gathering place stocking a wide range of music, provisions, clothing and more.

 

21.   Troika Contemporary Crafts

203 S. Locust St. Floyd (The Station)

(540) 745-8764

TroikaCrafts.com

Mon, Wed, Sunday 11-4  Friday 11-8 and Saturday 1-5

Troika Contemporary Crafts features the work of over 40 regional artists making contemporary crafts working in textiles, ceramics, metalsmith, jewelry, sculpture, painting, paper art and woodworking

 

Farms & Farm Stores

22.   Ocotilla’s Mountainside Alpacas

4388 Buffalo Mountain Rd. SW, Willis

(540) 593-2143

OcotillasMtnAlpacas.com

Open 10 am – 4 pm

Family owned & operated Alpaca ranch. We specialize in the quality raising, breeding, and selling of fine Alpacas and their products. “Carrying On The Tradition!” June Tour Info: Meet the Alpacas & see products produced from their fleece.

 

23.   Riverstone Organic Farm and Farm Store

708 Thompson Rd., Floyd

(540) 745-4780

RiverStoneOrganicFarm.com

Open Daily 9am-7pm

A scenic working farm located in a mountain valley on the banks of the Little River. Nature trail, picnic site, self-guided tours welcome during daylight hours. Don’t miss the Farm Store, stocked with fresh-from-the-farm organic produce, pasture-raised meats and eggs, farm made preserves and soaps, along with other local provision and an assortment of drinks and snacks. June Tour Info: Plant sale and tastings on Sat 10 -3. Guided farm tours on Sat at 11 and 3. Farm Store open daily.

 

24.   S. Boggess – 1866 Home of Preston Boggess

1145 Meadow Run Rd., Copper Hill

(540) 651-6777

Appointment Only

Ernest Bryant’s Woodworking. Extensive first floor woodworking: Kitchen cabinetry, library shelves and desk, mantle carvings, carvings of critters indigenous to Floyd as corner decorations, Celtic knot carvings.

 

25.   Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary

401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd

(540) 745-2153

SpikenardFarm.org

Open Fri. 11am-6pm

This biodynamic honeybee sanctuary, neighbors to Riverstone Organic Farm, is on a beautiful hill, surrounded by the Little River and nestled in the woodlands and fields of bee forage. Come and learn about the honeybee and experience the radiance of a landscape enlivened with bees, flowers and vegetable gardens. June Tour Info: Talk by the beekeepers on the plight of the honeybee on Sat. June 9, at 2:30 PM.

 

Eat, Drink & Sleep

 

26.   5 Mile Mountain Distillery

489 Floyd Hwy South, Floyd

(540) 745-4495

Tasting Room open Thursday 12-6, Friday – Saturday  12-8 and Sunday 12-4

5milemountain.com

We are a Micro Distillery, crafting some of the finest Moonshine in the Blue Ridge

 

27.   Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant

287 Winery Rd. SW Floyd

(540) 593-2865

TheDogs.com

Winery open Mon.-Thur. 10-5pm,   Fri.-Sat 10-6.pm, Sun. 11-5pm.

Restaurant Seating Times   Wed.-Thur. 11-2pm, Fri.-Sat. 11-8pm, Sun. 11-3pm

Winery Tours, Wine Tastings, Gift Shop, Casual Fine Dining, Festivals and Events, Scenic Vistas, Over 20 types of sweet, dry, and fruit wines.

Handicap accessible, dog friendly. June Tour Info: June 10, Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming featuring The Whitetop Mountain Band, 1PM-4PM. On the Courtyard. Bring a chair. Food and wine available for purchase. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway between Milepost 171 and 172. Turn onto Black Ridge Road and take immediate left onto Winery Road. GPS not recommended.

 

28.   Dogtown Roadhouse

302 S. Locust St., Floyd

(540) 745-6836

DogtownRoadhouse.com

Open Wed.-Thur. 4pm-9pm Fri. 4pm-12am, Sat. 12pm-12am, Sun. 12pm-9pm

Wood fired Pizza, Craft Beer, Live Performance. June Tour Info: Fri June 8, The Commons Band 8-11pm. Sat June 9, Urban Soil Band 8-11pm. Sun June 10 Open Mic Night 6-10pm.

 

29.   Grateful Bread Bakery and Artist Garden

109 Old Hensley Pl., Floyd

(540) 558-9395

Facebook.com/GratefulBreadBakery

Tues-Thurs 9-1 and Fri and Sat. 9-2, plus extended hours on occasion

A sweet little artisan bakery specializing in craft breads, treats, locally-famous cinnamon rolls and surrounded by a delightful artists’ garden. Now featuring Expresso! Like us on Facebook to get up to date info.

 

30.   Hotel Floyd

300 Rick Lewis Way, Floyd

(540) 745-6080

HotelFloyd.com

Open 24/7 for guests & by appt. for tours

A “green” boutique hotel with 40 themed rooms and suites featuring local art, crafts, and culture. Conference space for up to 90 people. See our website for more details.  Concerts Thursday evenings May-October. June Tour Info: Advance registrations suggested.

 

31.   Parkway Grille

227B N. Locust St., Floyd

(540) 745-4770

Open Wed 11 am – 3 pm, Thurs – Sat 11 am – 9 pm and Sun 11 am – 3 pm

Parkway Grille serves a wide variety of fare with a gourmet touch. Specials are always changing with the season, and vegetarian/vegan friendly offerings are featured.  The Sunday Brunch is a must!

 

32.   The Floyd Country Store Café

206 S. Locust St. Floyd

(540) 745-4563

FloydCountryStore.com

Open Mon.-Thur. 10am-5pm, Fri. 10am-10:30pm. Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and more, featuring locally grown produce. Also offering fresh baked cakes, pies, pastries and hand-dipped ice cream and milkshakes. June Tour Info: Friday Night Jamboree 6:30-10:30pm, Sat Americana Afternoon 12-3pm, Sat Evening Concert with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Phil Wiggins & Blues House Party at 7:30pm, Sun Old Time Jam 1:30-3:30pm, Sun Bluegrass Jam 4-6PM.

 

33.   Tuggles Gap Restaurant & Motel

3351 Parkway Ln. S., Floyd

(540) 745-3402

TugglesGap.biz

Open Mon.-Sun. 8am-4pm Fri.-Sat. 8am-9pm

All American Restaurant and Motel serving visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County and nearby residents delicious meals and comfortable accommodations for more than 75 years. Conveniently located at the union of the Blue Ridge Parkway and State Rt. 8 in Floyd County.

 

Visitor Information

34.   Floyd County Visitor Center

109 East Main St. Floyd

(540) 745-4407

(Across from courthouse)

VisitFloydVA.com

Visitor information center opened and staffed 7 days a week. June Tour Info: Maps & tour information. Open all tour days for tour and Floyd information.

 

35.   More Tour & Visitor Info at the

Floyd Center for the Arts

220 Parkway Ln S. Floyd

(540) 745-2784

FloydArtCenter.org

Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Maps & tour information, additional sites, and friendly staff will be on-site for the duration of the tour. Learn more about our creative community and our regional artists and artisans.