Tackle new bike adventures during the day, and cozy up next to the fireplace at night at The Inn at Foster Falls in Wythe County, Virginia. Located in the scenic New River Valley, this boutique hotel offers visitors free access to the New River Trail for endless biking and recreational activities.
Start the day in Thee Draper Village. Visit Draper Mercantile “Merc” circa 1887 and enjoy an amazing homemade breakfast or lunch. Inside the Merc are various shoppes, fresh baked desserts, a chocolate bar, and a full service coffee shoppe. A short walk next door, you’ll find Draper Blooms Tea Garden serving full tea services as well as The Curious Quill shoppe, carrying unique gifts and unusual finds. Continue your pre-ride preparations in the Nationally Registered Labyrinth, made for mindfulness, before renting a bike from The Junction. Now that you feel zen, you’re ready to roll! The 55-mile New River Trail connects the Village to the Inn at Foster Falls, making for the perfect day cruise. The trail follows along the New River and Claytor Lake, which offer beach access, and boating and rafting opportunities. The brick-clad Inn is located at the midpoint of the trail, and has 10 rooms with unique themes and personal touches, a wrap-around porch, and an intimate setting with Foster Falls flowing nearby. Pamper yourself with a night at the Inn or at least stop by to enjoy the dining experience to refuel and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
Head back to Thee Draper Village for ice cream at “The Conery”, a new addition next to Draper Community Park opening this fall. The kids will love the park’s playground, especially after a cold treat! Rest your head at the Inn or at one of many New River Retreat vacation waterfront homes for a complete experience.