June Rally – Highland Haven

June 7-10 Rally in Virginia Highland Haven! 

VA Highland Haven Airstream Park | 6517 Highland Haven Rd NE | Copper Hill, VA 24079

This event has concluded, see you at the next rally!

Highland Haven is the place to enjoy cool mountain breezes and beautiful sunsets! It’s just 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 25 miles south of Roanoke, Virginia.  Full hookups, free Wi-Fi, clubhouse with laundry, hiking trails and even a waterfall! Enjoy bluegrass music on Friday nights in nearby Floyd.

In 1970, several members of the WBCCI Virginia Unit purchased a 75 acre farm in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia for an Airstream exclusive camping destination.  Through a private stock offering, and their own labor, they obtained the resources to construct a 46 site full hookup campground along a ridge line on the property.  The vision of the original forty-six founding stockholders, as well as the good stewardship of stockholders who followed, have allowed Virginia Highland Haven to continue as a premier camping destination for the Airstream community for nearly half a century. Be sure to check out the video history of the park on Highland Haven’s web page!


Getting here:

Some GPS systems can give unreliable directions leading you to very RV-unfriendly roads, so we are including driving directions from the major highways serving the area below. See the Location & Directions on the Highland Haven website

Caution:  U.S. 221 between Roanoke and Adney Gap and the portion of State Route 8 south of the Blue Ridge Parkway are not recommended for inexperienced RV drivers. Both have many sharp curves and steep grades (about 10%).


Agenda

Hosts: George & Margie, Rocky & Susan

Thursday

  • 3:45p Carolina Unit Board Meeting.
  • 5:00p Social gathering at one of our sites (TBA upon your arrival)
  • Bring your set ups and something to share. Don’t forget your chairs and beverages.
    • If the weather is bad, we will meet inside the screened in area beside the clubhouse.

Friday

  • 8:30a Breakfast in the screened in area beside the clubhouse.
    • Bring your service and enjoy egg casserole, fruit, toast, butter and jelly, coffee and juice.
    • Club business meeting after breakfast
  • Enjoy the 3-day Floyd Artisan Trail. Over 40 trail sites in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   You will be given a brochure with listings and a map upon arrival that will provide directions to studios, galleries and shops, as well as farms and farm shops to see.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Enjoy music in the streets of downtown Floyd…..a real treat!

Saturday

  • Enjoy another day of the Floyd Artisan Trail……go back and purchase that thing you wish you’d have purchased the day before.
  • 5:00p Happy Hour followed by a Hot Dog roast at the fire pit in the field behind site #33.
    • Bring you set ups, beverages, and chairs…everything else will be provided including apple pie, ice cream, and hot dog roasting sticks.
      • If the weather is bad we will meet inside the screened in area beside the clubhouse.
    • A quick business meeting will happen as well.
  • 8:00p Enjoy the sunset on the strip (somewhere around the fronts of sites 20-22).  Bring your chairs and beverage of choice.

Sunday

  • Safe travels!

Places To Visit

Floyd has so many shopping venues — craft, funky and fine art galleries; specialty shops with yarns, books or clothing; antique collections and garden arts; art center – wow! This is just a few:

  • Fri – Enjoy the famous Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store and County Sales, home of the world’s largest collection of traditional bluegrass and old-time music. Or just wander downtown to listen to musicians on the street.
  • Fri & SatFloyd Artisan Trail
  • FriFloyd Artisan Market – Farmers Market Pavilion 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sat Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary – 401 Hideaway Lane – Sanctuary Open Day Pollinator Plant Sale Every Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. GPS not recommended, directions on website. During the tour: Talk by the beekeepers on the plight of the honeybee on Sat at 2:30 PM.
  • Sat – Weekly Saturday Farmers Market 9am-1pm featuring local fresh vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, meats, eggs, herbal products and live music.
  • Fri & Sat – 5 Mile Mountain Distillery – Moonshine Tasting room – 489 Floyd Hwy South During tour: Tasting Room open Thursday 12-6, Friday – Saturday 12-8.
  • Grateful Bread Bakery and Artist Garden – 109 Old Hensley Pl., Floyd – Artisan bakery specializing in craft breads, treats, locally-famous cinnamon rolls and surrounded by a delightful artists’ garden.
  • Phoenix Hardwoods – a must visit! During the tour: Woodworking demos daily. Have a picnic on the nearby river!
  • School House Fabrics – 220 North Locust Street Mon – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm – 3 floors of fabric!
  • Wildwood Farms General Store – Fri 11a-4p, Sat 10a-8p – Fri – Classic Rock Night & Cruise-in with music by High Noon on Friday, from 6:30-8:30PM. Sat – Lonesome Willow Bluegrass

Places To Eat near Floyd, VA

    • Dogtown Roadhouse – Wood fired Pizza, Craft Beer, Live performances during tour.
      • 302 S. Locust St., Floyd
    • Mabry Mill – Breakfast, lunch, supper, Interpreters are on site daily
      • 266 Mabry Mill Rd SE Meadows of Dan, VA Milepost 176
    • Mickey G’s Bistro & Pizzeria [Italian classics] – Lunch, supper
      • 113 Parkview Road in Floyd, VA
    • Oddf3llows restaurant and bar Lunch, supper 11am-8:30pm, Sunday brunch 10:30-2:30

      • 110A N Locust St, Floyd, VA
    • The Bread Basket – Lunch
      • 2167 Webbs Mill Rd N, Floyd, VA
    • Floyd Country Store Café –  Lunch, supper – homemade soups, salads, sandwiches Mon.-Thur. 10am-5pm, Fri. 10am-10:30pm. Sat. 10am-8pm
      • 206 S. Locust St. Floyd
    • Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant Lunch 11a-2p Wed-Thurs, Fri-Sat lunch 11a – 4p, lite supper 4-5p wine & small plates, 5-8 full supper,
      • 291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA
    • Wildflour Restaurant and Bakery
      • 1212 4th Street, SW Roanoke, VAll Rd