Enjoy the beauty of the New River Valley with a day of fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or golfing within the surrounding area. Let us coordinate your trip or visit the websites of the various outfitters shown on our activities page. Pricing varies per trip. 72 hours notice required.
An Outing on the Vine Wine Tour
$130 to $180 per person
Wine making has been a thriving industry in Virginia since 1607 when Jamestown was established with wine in mind! Thomas Jefferson believed that Virginia could be a great state for growing grapes and attempted to bring European grapes to Monticello. in the past 40 years, six wine grape growing regions have developed and exist today, with over 141 wineries producing a range of wines including Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon to name a few.
To let you enjoy a few of these Virginia wines, we’ve created a guided tour from Inn at Riverbend to two wineries located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. On the way, your guide will share stories of the past and present of this beautiful land.
Depart from Inn at 10:00am. Visit Villa Appalaccia Winery, and Chateau Morrisette. Enjoy lunch at Chateau Morrisettee followed by wine tasting and a wine tour. Arrive back at Inn at Riverbend around 4:30pm with an optional stop in downtown Floyd and Blue Ridge Parkway scenic overlooks.
See it, taste it and enjoy it like a native! Your guided tour includes a Virginia winery map, all transportation to and from Inn at Riverbend, fuel charges, wine tasting fees, lunch and chilled beverages.
Tours are available Friday-Sunday with 72 hour notice. To book a tour, please contact Inn at Riverbend at 540-921-5211.
$130 per person, minimum 4 people
$180 per person for 2 only
Cancellation Policy: Deposit will be refunded if cancellations are received in writing 10 days prior to tour date
Eco Tours of the New River
$55 to $85 per person
Enjoy floating down the New River while taking in the beautiful and natural scenery of the river life. View Osprey, Blue Heron, Egrets and the occasional Bald Eagle. Half day trips are available for $55 per person/minimum 4 people to book a trip. Full day trip with lunch included $85 per person/min 4 people to book at trip. These trips are booked with local Outfitters and should be booked in advance. Call Inn at Riverbend for more details.
Hike, Bike & Paddle
Plan your own adventure suggestions (allow at least two days)
Biking on the New River Trail
The New River Trail is Virginia’s longest linear state park. The 57 mile trail takes you through two tunnels, three major bridges and 30 smaller bridges and trestles. The trail has become increasingly popular with bicyclists and only 35 minutes from the Inn at Riverbend. Bring your own mountain or hybrid bicycle or reserve one for pick up near the New River Trail. 540-994-5659 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy lunch at The Blue Door in Draper Mercantile and Trading Company. Closed Mondays
Hiking to the Falls
Cascade Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia.
Little Stony Creek falls over vertical cliffs in several different streams.
The 69 ft. falls crash into a large wading pool surrounded by 200 foot cliff walls.
The falls are fairly easy to view with stairways and platforms allowing for photographs.
CNN Travel recently name it to their Top 10 Spectacular Waterfalls Across the Country.
It features several shady picturesque picnic spots, secluded native trout streams and the 4-mile scenic trail loop to the falls and back.
Pack or purchase a picnic lunch to enjoy at the falls.
Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or tubing on the New River
Pick one, pick all four! Traverse some of the 37 miles of the New River which flow through the heart of Giles County by water.
The soothing New River provides scene after scene around every bend that is beyond the imagination.
We will set you up with a local outfitter for your float and all you have to be ready to have fun. Whether you bring your own equipment or have some provided for you, the same price will get you out on the river all day!