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Places to Stay

Grayson County has a variety of accomodations, including vacation homes, cabins, retreats, hotels, bed & breakfast, and campsites. Stay near Grayson Highlands, the Town of Fries or Independence, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and on the New River. There are over forty (40) lodging options for you to choose from. If you are a NEW VACATION RENTAL BUSINESS, please contact Grayson County Planning and Community Development at 276-773-2000 or 276-773-8002 to be included in our marketing promotions! We look forward to hearing from you!

Outdoor Recreation

USDA - Forest Service

Visit the high peaks of Grayson Highlands, float the scenic New River or bike the Virginia Creeper Trail. Countless outdoor recreation opportunities await you. Whether you cast the "perfect fishing lure" or try a Zipline tour, Grayson County is the perfect location for your adventure getaway. The VA Tourism website is also a great resource for planning your vacation needs.  Go to: .


Ken Winans

Grayson County features year-round events, including traditional music jams and fiddlers' conventions, festivals, concerts, naturalist rallies, museums, farmers markets, wild pony auctions, trail runs, food competitions, and more... There's something for everyone, rain or shine!

Things to Do

There's plenty to see and do for all age groups when you visit Grayson County. Learn about the variety of attractions which are available and plan your trip today!

Regional Calendar of Events External Link

The Regional Calendar displays the events of the Grayson/Carroll/Galax area. View the calendar or submit events to

Shopping & Dining

Dennis Conroy

Grayson County is home to quaint country stores, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and unique shops. During your visit,  you can find a diner, shop for supplies or discover that perfect souvenir.

Where is Grayson? External Link

Use this link to an interactive map to help you find Grayson County and the attractions that await you.

Visitor's Guide External Link

Check out our new Visitor's Guide in flipbook format contains all you need to know about visiting Grayson County, including history, outdoor recreation, fishing/hunting, festivals/events, and places to stay, eat, and shop.


Grayson County has a long and rich history, close-knit communities, and a vibrant municipal government. Learn more about our people, past and present.

In the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia, Grayson County is the perfect vacation getaway! Located in the middle of the Appalachian mountain chain, this vacation spot is close to metropolitan areas on the east coast. Ideal weather, combined with the highest mountains in Virginia (Mt. Rogers at 5,729' and Whitetop Mountain at 5,520'), the New River, and countless attraction venues from outdoor recreation to traditional music, make Grayson County a popular destination spot to beat the heat and relax with family and friends!