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Old 06-18-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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looking for suggestion on route to va airstream park.

we are heading to the Virginia highlands airstream park later next month and was looking for a good back way from Raleigh that is not a lot of switchbacks like the google map route takes us.

I have heard about going up 220 to blue ridge parkway and down but that is almost up to Roanoke area, quite a bit out of the way, can come down to the park.

any suggestions appreciated..

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Old 06-18-2017, 07:21 PM   #2
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The Roanoke entrance to the BRP is not that far from the park.... I would likely go 220 to the BRP.
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The park is off US-221 north of Floyd. 221 from I-77 to the road into Highland Haven is an easy drive. You can travel the BRP fairly easily. There is an exit to 221 north of the park. Do not take 221 into Roanoke — steep descent into town.
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Ditto silver cabin. Look up "BENT MOUNTAIN" A road that is interactive without am RV and nerve wracking with one.
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The OP can get on the parkway from 220 and avoid 221 and Bent Mountain. Going up Bent Mountain on 221 pulling a trailer is really no big deal unless your TV is underpowered.
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Going up 221 is probably ok, but going down from Floyd to Roanoke is another. We will be headed to that park in a few weeks and the google maps looks like lots of switch backs if not doing 221 from Roanoke to Floyd. I would definitely look into Blue Ridge Parkway to the park and skip 221 if at all possible.
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I was just up there for 10 days or so and from Raleigh I'd head up 220 to Roanoake and take the Parkway over. It's beautiful up there. Enjoy the sunsets!
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Yes, as CRH said: "Going up Bent Mountain on 221 pulling a trailer is really no big deal unless your TV is underpowered."

We did it last year, both up & back down, even though a resident at VHH Airstream park told us it was awful & to be feared. Wasn't bad at all. Don't rush just take your time for safety as well as to enjoy the scenery!

The park is beautiful and the owners are very welcoming and friendly but many rules & folks to check to be sure they are enforced which I guess is to be expected.
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The pic is from the parks FB page. I was up there when the picture was taken, but can't take the credit.
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Yes, as CRH said: "Going up Bent Mountain on 221 pulling a trailer is really no big deal unless your TV is underpowered."

We did it last year, both up & back down, even though a resident at VHH Airstream park told us it was awful & to be feared. Wasn't bad at all. Don't rush just take your time for safety as well as to enjoy the scenery!

The park is beautiful and the owners are very welcoming and friendly but many rules & folks to check to be sure they are enforced which I guess is to be expected.
We were thinking of staying at this park in Oct. Just curious about "many rules". Could you elaborate just a bit?

Looks like a really nice place. Curious if the fall foliage will be nice then.
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