Tourism Office

Address: 107 E. Main Street 

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8002


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This beautiful mountain getaway offers the best of Grayson County Virginia. Relax in a hammock on the porch or on the banks of the New River. Being centrally located allows visitors to explore many outdoor recreational areas like Grayson Highlands State Park, the New River Trail, and the Creeper Trail. Spend time exploring the small towns of Independence, Sparta, or nearby West Jefferson. Wildlife abounds as you spend your days along the New River. You will LOVE spending time here.;; 910-231-7800; 910-231-0530; Airbnb

Enjoy "peeks" of the New River from this cozy cottage in the heart of downtown Fries. Everything you need is only steps away -- bluegrass music at the Historic Fries Theater, fishing, tubing, and kayaking on the New River, or biking on the New River Trail. Relax at this beautifully decorated quaint little cottage and leave the stress behind. Call 276-237-5430 or email Also find Riverpeek on Airbnb!

Our cabins are nestled in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Sitting on our covered porches, you can relax listening to the melodious song of the New River. Our cabins are within walking or driving distance of the New River Trail State Park. Call (276) 237-2505 or (804) 339-4576 or email VRBO #553439

Beautiful mountain views from the front porch and back patio of the 5 BR 2.5 BT home. Withing walking distance to the historic courthouse, restaurants, and shops. Enjoy the New River, Oak Hill Academy, Grayson Highlands, Galax Fiddlers' Convention, Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival. Great place to stay during weddings and other events. Find us listed on Airbnb and HomeAway.

Grayson Gourmet Getaway

Panoramic views from giant windows! Enjoy the amazing scenery while preparing


incredible meals in the gourmet kitchen with panoramic views. A nature lovers dream.


Large 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Log cabin on fenced 8 acres. Sleeps up to 16 (or up to


22 with additional basement apartment) Each bedroom has its own Bathroom 3 have their own showers. Huge updated Gourmet Kitchen and Master bedroom with all the



Lily Ridge Cabin

This luxury peg, post and beam timber-frame cabin sits on top of a ridge on 50 unspoiled acres. Quiet, secluded with spectacular mountain views all around. This beautiful home has 3 porches, each with spectacular views. Enjoy dinner or a warm fire outside on the back deck. Build a roaring bon-fire in the camp fire pit overlooking Grayson Highlands State Park. At night the stars are magnificent! Inside, sit on the large hearth of the nearly 30 foot stone fireplace and soak in the warmth and sounds of another crackling fire.  Lily Ridge Cabin is just 10 min. from the Virginia Creeper Trail and only 3 miles from Grayson Highlands State Park. Local attractions/activities include hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, music, and festivals throughout the year.

The Enchanted Lodge is on 16 acres with beautiful views of White Top Mountain. We have a great room with a stone fireplace, complete kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms, two full baths, and one half bath. The lodge is secluded yet just off the main highway just minutes from the Creeper Trail. Enjoy a hike, campfire, or just some down time from the day to day stress. (Find us on Facebook and AirBnB)

Kilby Cottage

In a quiet country setting at the heart of the Blue Ridge, the Kilby Cottage is an ideal spot for musicians, artisans, hikers, trout fishermen, cyclists, outdoorsmen, birdwatchers, canoers, nature enthusiasts,stargazers and anyone who just wants to get away and relax. The Kilby Cottage offers accommodations for up to six people providing plenty of room and comfort during your stay.

Oracle Guest House is a new four-bedroom cottage located along the New River just ten minutes from the town of Independence, shopping, and restaurants. Our 22-acre retreat center has it all: river frontage for fishing, kayaking and tubing, a rambling creek, hiking trails, and other amenities. Enjoy the Virginia Highlands heritage, Old Time music, Mt. Rogers National Park, and our many year-round festivals. For more info call 276-773-3308 or email

This quaint, mountain-top, two-bedroom, one-bath cabin is located on five acres in the beautiful Elk Creek Valley of Grayson County.  It provides the perfect backdrop for relaxing and disconnecting from technology and the "busyness" of life.  Bear Necessities has a full kitchen, grill, fire pit, sheets and towels.

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