Spend a vacation in Virginia at The Huffman House and enjoy area attractions such as Mountain Lake, the Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, and Newport Village.
Huffman House Hosts "Dirty Dancing" Crew
For two years in a row, Huffman House has been home to the filming of the log scene and the love scene for the British Reality Show "Dirty Dancing".
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Giles County is home to three of the remaining eight covered bridges in Virginia. The Sinking Creek Bridge (1916), the Reynolds Bridge (1919), and the Link Bridge (1912), which is on private property. These bridges are located near Virginia's only official village. Newport Village was listed as a national historic landmark in 1994. To the residents of Giles County, they symbolize a bridge between the past and the present. The Village of Newport is home to the oldest agricultural fair in the state. The fair was first organized in 1936 as an educational enterprise and is held on the second Friday and Saturday in August. Competitions for livestock, grains and grasses, fruits and vegetables, canning, sewing, and flowers are local favorites. Jousting and horse pulling are exciting events as well.
Recently acquired by the US Forest Service, Glen Alton is a 304-acre estate that offers many diverse habitats. This site offers a unique birding experience along trails that meander through wetlands, riparian woodlands, hardwood forest, open meadows, pond habitat, and pine stands. Though still a work in progress, Glen Alton is a wonderland for the outdoor enthusiast.
One of the favorite places of tourists and locals alike. Located in the Little Stony Creek Valley in Pembroke, the Cascades has two different two-mile trails which lead up to the picturesque 68-foot waterfall (this height is estimated). It is a four-mile, round-trip hike. It features restrooms, picnic tables, and grills. With an elevation of 2,200 to 2,900 feet, the views are spectacular and the hike, moderate. The Cascades is part of the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests.
Dismal Creek is a ten-foot, multi-tiered waterfall. In the winter, the frozen falls are particularly beautiful. Dismal Creek is also a stocked trout stream. Located in Giles County on Rt.201, it is easily accessed from the road or from a side trail off of the Appalachian Trail.
Mountain Lake is one of only two natural fresh-water lakes in Virginia and is the highest in elevation east of the Mississippi.
The area offers numerous hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, and boating. In 1986, the feature film and box office hit, “Dirty Dancing," was filmed at Mountain Lake.