Built by Edwin Boston Mabry in the early 1900s, this watermill can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just past milepost 176. It has great views with a short trail taking you around the mill and connecting a number of historical displays and exhibits. Taking a walk round the trail you will see the gristmill, blacksmith shop and sawmill.Skills...more
When we were on our honeymoon trip down the BLue Ridge Parkway, we stopped at Mabry Mill. This is one of the most photographed features on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I don't know whether I have a picture of the Mill itself (to see it click on the URL below), but I gave my husband my camera and he took my picture sitting on the old mill wheels next to...more
At milepost 176.2 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County , Virginia, you can visit the picturesque water mill MABRY MILL. We visited the Mill on a foggy, misty October 25. It is a popular tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the Mill itself. Even in the mist, it was eerily beautiful. A short trail around the mill connects...more
This busy restaurant and gift shop is a popular stop for those enjoying the Blue Ridge Parkway and the wonderful colours of the trees during the Fall (Autumn) Season.
We stopped here for lunch and I enjoyed the pulled pork pancakes which were huge.
UPDATE WINTER 2010/2011 : The future of Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop is unsure as Forever Resorts (who run a number of outlets along Blue Ridge Parkway) have not expressed an interest renew their contract which has now expired.
Favorite Dish: Served with a side of coleslaw, the pulled pork pancakes are more than sufficient for lunchtime. They take up a whole dinner plate with a generous filling of pulled (shredded) BBQ pork.
Watch the peaceful water flow by to RAKES MILL POND - Milepost 163.0 on the Blue Ridge Parkway - elevation 2477 feet. In the old days, local folks who were biding their time while they waited their turn to make meal at Mabry Mill (Milepost 176.1), would visit this nearby pond to fish for trout.Built in the early 19th century by Jarman Rakes, "Rakes...more
Located on Milepost 169 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, ROCKY KNOB INFORMATION STATION is close by one of the Parkway's most popular attractions - Mabry Mill (Milepost 176.1).The Rocky Knob area offers many amenities for the visitor, including a campground, cabins and the Visitor Center which used to be an old gas station. When I went inside, the lady...more
Since we did not eat here or shop here, I will put this tip in General.The MABRY MILL RESTAURANT & GIFT STORE is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 176 - 266 Mabry Road.The Gift Store offers handmade gifts and regional crafts. The Restaurant is open for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.more