Marolyne Nabors, GRI - Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain Real Estate

Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Welcome to our charming village right on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the intersection with US Business Rt. 58. 

The picture at the top of this page was taken at Lovers' Leap overlook along Rt. 58 where it climbs the mountain.  Our part of the Blue Ridge is a high, rolling plateau with elevations up to 3,500 feet.  It is a quiet, rural area of natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and views that range from pretty to breathtaking. There is lots to see and do in Meadows of Dan and in the surrounding Blue Ridge Plateau area.


 Events ...

- 7th Annual Indian Summer Days - October 20-21, at Mountain Meadow Farm on Concord Road, just off the Parkway.

- Calendar of Meadows of Dan 2012 Events

- Sept-Oct, weekends, apple-butter making at Mayberry Trading Post, plus homemade food and canned items

- Pancake Sundays,  October 21 and 28, 7AM-7PM, MOD Community Building, call for info 276-952-6364


More on Meadows of Dan events!

The 2012 Corn Maze

Opens Labor Day Weekend.

September through October, weekends, 10-5.

The 6-acre corn maze was created by Sue Shelor and friends. This is the sixth year Sue and Sammy have developed this popular attraction here in Meadows of Dan.

Check times open and prices of admission.

Here's the 2012 corn maze. there's a pumpkin patch nearby for more outdoor enjoyment.


Some of the unique merchants of Meadows of Dan -

Dan River Books

If you can imagine it, it's here in this shop. And the prices are very competitive. Great selection of children's books, too, as well as one-of-a-kind, hand-made Teddy bears, handmade quilts, and other locally made crafts. Located on Concord Rd. (our back street).

Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market

Our newest addition, just around the corner from "uptown" on Squirrel Spur Rd. Locally grown produce, as fresh as it gets. Authentic handmade quality crafts produced by local artisans. A must visit place.

Nancy's Candy Company

Factory and store are right on Rt. 58 in Meadows of Dan. Lots of fudge, dipped and molded chocolates, and more.

Greenberry House

My favorite place now has a new home. Specializing in natural fibers and yarns and handmade natural fiber items. Books and unique toys. Lots of supplies for knitting, crochet, spinning, you name it. About 1/2 mile down the same road from the former location. More news on Leslie's blog.

Meadows Mercantile

Boyd's Bears, McCall's Candles, quilts, local pottery & wood turnings, collectibles, art, baskets, home decor, table ware, baby quilts/items, binoculars, walking sticks, t-shirts, hats, souvenirs, gifts, greeting cards.

Christmas in the Meadows

Specialty ornaments, decorations, wreaths, garland, trees, nativity scenes, table linens, gifts and toys for all ages.

Poor Farmer's Market

Deli, produce, plants, gifts, toys, home wares ... a large variety of unique and old-time items. Get your fishing or hunting license here.

Lovers Leap Birdhouses

6 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the top of Lovers Leap. A birdhouse for every bird, all made right here. Cleaning and repair, too.

Poor Farmer's Farm

Along Rt. 58 on the way to Lovers Leap, stop by for homegrown produce, greenhouse plants, homemade fudge, gifts, antiques, books, more. Check the schedule for free Sunday afternoon concerts.

Mountain Meadow Farm

Site of  Meadows of Dan festivals and the Corn Maze

84 Concord Road
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120



Meadows of Dan

On the Virginia Blue Ridge

<--  Visit this new Meadows of Dan website for more area merchants, eateries, lodging, and attractions. Aerial photo! More events.



 A Sample of nearby Blue Ridge Parkway attractions . . .

                                          Mabry Mill, just a mile up the Parkway

Enjoy a walking tour of a mountain industry display that includes a blacksmith shop, a typical cabin, a sorghum mill, soap making kettle, and an old time whiskey still. Guided tours and demonstrations. Live music on Sundays. Restaurant and gift shop.


 The Blue Ridge Music Center

This newest Parkway attraction is south of Meadows of Dan at milepost 213 on The Blue Ridge Parkway.



 Visit the historic Mayberry section of Meadows of Dan

The old Mayberry Trading Post sits just off the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles south of Meadows of Dan. This building has stood here for over 110 years.  It was the center of a thriving community with its own school and post office long before paved roads and horseless carriages were heard of. Inside, it looks much the same as it always did.  Even the old post office boxes are still there. Today it is easy to get here on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Head south from Meadows of Dan for two miles and look for it on your left across a hay field.

The Trading Post is open year round, seven days a week, the perfect in-season and off-season stop.

Apple Butter Making

Every weekend in September and October, you can see apple butter made the old fashioned way in Mayberry. The 'kittle' is a solid copper family heirloom.  The wooden paddle used to stir is called a mollydigger.  It takes all day to cook down a batch of fruit butter while it is constantly stirred. You can buy a jar to take home or select from many home canned treats sold here in the fall, along with hot, mountain style lunches.


 Quick and useful links:

Local wineries: Chateau Morrisette  Villa Appalachia

Camping: Meadows of Dan Campground | Willville Motorcycle Campground | Daddy Rabbit's Campground  

Lodging and cabin rentals.

Resorts: Primland 

But don't stop here! Visit the Meadows of Dan, Virginia site for excellent directories.

 Local County Information

Meadows of Dan is on the "mountaintop" side of Patrick County, Virginia. It is also a short distance from the neighboring Blue Ridge counties of Floyd and Carroll. Visit the area counties:

Patrick County | Patrick Chamber of Commerce | The Enterprise | Schools

Floyd County | Floyd Chamber of Commerce | The Floyd Press | Schools

Carroll County | Carroll Chamber of Commerce | The Carroll News | Schools



   Map for Meadows of Dan 




Visit  The Free State of Patrick ...... Scroll down to the Historic Links for  a wonderful collection of web pages and sites highlighting the area's historic places and people. Visit The Hollow, the covered bridges, the Dinky Railroad, the Goblintown Grist Mill, and more.



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Last update: September 12, 2012