Guidebook for Clifton Forge

Erin
Guidebook for Clifton Forge

Food Scene

Bar, Pub, American Restaurant. Jack Mason's is a jewel in our town, and a definite hot spot for locals. The diverse menu is wonderful and the atmosphere is not to be missed. The Brewery will open in 2017!
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Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery
400 E Ridgeway St
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Bar, Pub, American Restaurant. Jack Mason's is a jewel in our town, and a definite hot spot for locals. The diverse menu is wonderful and the atmosphere is not to be missed. The Brewery will open in 2017!
Southern fare in intimate, historic digs. In November 2003, the Bistro on Main opened its doors with an expanded menu that retained the appeal of the Black Dog Café but also added many upscale dishes. Offering a different menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner the Bistro also offers daily special soups, quiches, and entrees. The intimate, casual atmosphere and affordable menu has made the Bistro on Main a favorite among visiting students and their parents as well as locals and tourists alike.
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Bistro On Main
8 North Main Street
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Southern fare in intimate, historic digs. In November 2003, the Bistro on Main opened its doors with an expanded menu that retained the appeal of the Black Dog Café but also added many upscale dishes. Offering a different menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner the Bistro also offers daily special soups, quiches, and entrees. The intimate, casual atmosphere and affordable menu has made the Bistro on Main a favorite among visiting students and their parents as well as locals and tourists alike.
Cucci’s Pizzeria brings fresh, authentic Italian cuisine to Covington. Made from traditional recipes and from scratch daily, we’ve got exactly what you are looking for. We bake fresh bread each morning, as well as cut the freshest produce for the salad bar each day. Our menu is comprised of traditional Italian and Sicilian style pizza, as well as deep dish and calzones to meet any pizza craving you may have. Each pizza has our delicious homemade sauce which is fresh and light creating the perfect base for all of our pizza offerings. In addition to our variety of pizza options, we make a mouthwatering eggplant parmesan, spaghetti with meat sauce, and a wide selection of Italian sandwiches and subs. Enjoy a bottle of wine or a selection from our choices of bottled beers to complete your meal. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at Cucci’s Pizzeria. As a family owned and operated business, we welcome you with open arms into our casual and cozy restaurant to enjoy a delicious and authentic Italian meal. We hope to see you soon, ciao! (Cucci's Sauce is legendary! I recommend it.)
Cucci's Pizzeria
566 E Madison St
Cucci’s Pizzeria brings fresh, authentic Italian cuisine to Covington. Made from traditional recipes and from scratch daily, we’ve got exactly what you are looking for. We bake fresh bread each morning, as well as cut the freshest produce for the salad bar each day. Our menu is comprised of traditional Italian and Sicilian style pizza, as well as deep dish and calzones to meet any pizza craving you may have. Each pizza has our delicious homemade sauce which is fresh and light creating the perfect base for all of our pizza offerings. In addition to our variety of pizza options, we make a mouthwatering eggplant parmesan, spaghetti with meat sauce, and a wide selection of Italian sandwiches and subs. Enjoy a bottle of wine or a selection from our choices of bottled beers to complete your meal. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at Cucci’s Pizzeria. As a family owned and operated business, we welcome you with open arms into our casual and cozy restaurant to enjoy a delicious and authentic Italian meal. We hope to see you soon, ciao! (Cucci's Sauce is legendary! I recommend it.)
One of the best sandwich shops you'll ever see, and a great kids' menu, too! Full service bar: popular spot for W&L, VMI, and W&M students. The already-lengthy menu has been changed and expanded over the years, and several events have grown in popularity, such as the Macado’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Macado’s Halloween Party.
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Macado's
30 North Main Street
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One of the best sandwich shops you'll ever see, and a great kids' menu, too! Full service bar: popular spot for W&L, VMI, and W&M students. The already-lengthy menu has been changed and expanded over the years, and several events have grown in popularity, such as the Macado’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Macado’s Halloween Party.
Family-friendly atmosphere, very budget friendly.
Bella Pizza Pasta & Subs
1625 Main St
Family-friendly atmosphere, very budget friendly.
Delicious salads, sandwiches and soups, not to mention decadent desserts! Store front features a small shop where you'll find locally crafted items, inclucing: Specialty Foods, Fine Virginia Made Products, Coffees, Teas, Espresso & Cappuccinos, Unique Hand Made Gifts, Catering for Group Lunches, and Fresh Food Towers.
The Club Car Shop & Deli
525 Main St
Delicious salads, sandwiches and soups, not to mention decadent desserts! Store front features a small shop where you'll find locally crafted items, inclucing: Specialty Foods, Fine Virginia Made Products, Coffees, Teas, Espresso & Cappuccinos, Unique Hand Made Gifts, Catering for Group Lunches, and Fresh Food Towers.
Great place to get a delicious sandwich or salad, yummy dessert, and they have danishes and bagels available for breakfast. They also cater!
42Deli
423 E Ridgeway St
Great place to get a delicious sandwich or salad, yummy dessert, and they have danishes and bagels available for breakfast. They also cater!

Sightseeing

Humpback Bridge is the only covered, humpback bridge remaining in the United States. It's also a cherished landmark, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where residents and visitors alike gather for picnics, photos or simply to admire her beauty and craftsmanship.
Humpback Bridge
Humpback Bridge is the only covered, humpback bridge remaining in the United States. It's also a cherished landmark, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where residents and visitors alike gather for picnics, photos or simply to admire her beauty and craftsmanship.
Clark favorite: Ice Skating in Winter. Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 26 of our country’s 44 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together. You'll find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier.
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The Greenbrier
300 West Main Street
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Clark favorite: Ice Skating in Winter. Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 26 of our country’s 44 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together. You'll find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier.
Clark Favorite: Skiing in winter. Experience the Southern hospitality and elegant charm that have made The Omni Homestead Resort a premier destination for 23 U.S. presidents dating back to the 18th century. With more than 2,000 acres of timeless comforts and modern amenities all under one roof, our Hot Springs, Virginia accommodations are the perfect getaway. Whether visiting in the winter or summer, The Omni Homestead Resort offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep all guests happy. Two major hot springs flow onto our property, offering guests the opportunity to take in the mineral waters just as President Thomas Jefferson did in 1818. Our two-acre water park, fueled by crystal clear springs, features two water slides, a lazy river, a water play zone and a sandy beach for the kids, along with a cozy whirlpool and private cabanas with exclusive services. Golfers can challenge themselves on nationally ranked golf courses. Guests can step into the Spa at the Homestead for an exhilarating rejuvenation like no other. Outdoor activities abound: horseback riding, snowboarding, paintballing, falconry and ice skating. Relatively mild winters (average temperature of 39 degrees) and cool summers (average temperature of 62 degrees) mean that fun can be had year-round. There's plenty to do indoors, too, with an on-site theater showing classic titles and family favorites and the year-round pool adjacent to the spa.
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The Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Drive
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Clark Favorite: Skiing in winter. Experience the Southern hospitality and elegant charm that have made The Omni Homestead Resort a premier destination for 23 U.S. presidents dating back to the 18th century. With more than 2,000 acres of timeless comforts and modern amenities all under one roof, our Hot Springs, Virginia accommodations are the perfect getaway. Whether visiting in the winter or summer, The Omni Homestead Resort offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep all guests happy. Two major hot springs flow onto our property, offering guests the opportunity to take in the mineral waters just as President Thomas Jefferson did in 1818. Our two-acre water park, fueled by crystal clear springs, features two water slides, a lazy river, a water play zone and a sandy beach for the kids, along with a cozy whirlpool and private cabanas with exclusive services. Golfers can challenge themselves on nationally ranked golf courses. Guests can step into the Spa at the Homestead for an exhilarating rejuvenation like no other. Outdoor activities abound: horseback riding, snowboarding, paintballing, falconry and ice skating. Relatively mild winters (average temperature of 39 degrees) and cool summers (average temperature of 62 degrees) mean that fun can be had year-round. There's plenty to do indoors, too, with an on-site theater showing classic titles and family favorites and the year-round pool adjacent to the spa.
The Roanoke Star is an iconic symbol of Virginia's Blue Ridge and a must-see spot when visiting the region. The star sits perched atop Mill Mountain and overlooks the surrounding valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, serving as a beacon and welcoming sign to visitors. It is illuminated every night. As the largest, free-standing, man-made, illuminated star in the world, the Roanoke Star is one of the most photographed attractions in the area and the scenic overlook at the base of the structure is a popular stop for an incredible view of the region.
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Mill Mountain Star
2000 J B Fishburn Pkwy
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The Roanoke Star is an iconic symbol of Virginia's Blue Ridge and a must-see spot when visiting the region. The star sits perched atop Mill Mountain and overlooks the surrounding valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, serving as a beacon and welcoming sign to visitors. It is illuminated every night. As the largest, free-standing, man-made, illuminated star in the world, the Roanoke Star is one of the most photographed attractions in the area and the scenic overlook at the base of the structure is a popular stop for an incredible view of the region.

Parks & Nature

A traditional family park since 1936, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the role its design played in the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia's most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy interpretive programs, four miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, a gift shop and camp store, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake.
Douthat State Park Road
A traditional family park since 1936, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the role its design played in the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia's most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy interpretive programs, four miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, a gift shop and camp store, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake.
Natural Bridge is one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States, surrounding by history and folklore. Hike, explore the caverns, visit museums, learn about the Native American Monacan culture. Excellent site for fun and learning: geology, history, Monacan culture, wax museum, Lace Falls. The site also boasts a restaurant and cafe.
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Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge is one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States, surrounding by history and folklore. Hike, explore the caverns, visit museums, learn about the Native American Monacan culture. Excellent site for fun and learning: geology, history, Monacan culture, wax museum, Lace Falls. The site also boasts a restaurant and cafe.
Sharon Park and River Access. Picnic shelter, restrooms, playground, and access to the CowPasture River for swimming, kayaking, tubing, or canoeing.
4017 Nicelytown Rd
4017 Nicelytown Rd
Sharon Park and River Access. Picnic shelter, restrooms, playground, and access to the CowPasture River for swimming, kayaking, tubing, or canoeing.
Picnic shelters, historical site of iron smelting, hiking trails to see the beautiful Roaring Run Falls. Easy, family-friendly hike with 2 lengths to choose from.
Roaring Run Day Use Area
Picnic shelters, historical site of iron smelting, hiking trails to see the beautiful Roaring Run Falls. Easy, family-friendly hike with 2 lengths to choose from.
Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80' waterfall that is one of the most visited and photographed spots in the Alleghany Highlands. The scenic waterfall has an overlook and grounds, including a picnic area. Thomas Jefferson described the Falling Spring Falls as a "remarkable cascade...falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below."
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Falling Spring Falls
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Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80' waterfall that is one of the most visited and photographed spots in the Alleghany Highlands. The scenic waterfall has an overlook and grounds, including a picnic area. Thomas Jefferson described the Falling Spring Falls as a "remarkable cascade...falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below."

Arts & Culture

The Clifton Forge Company is made up of a small group of local citizens, dedicated to providing opportunities for better living and learning to adults and children. Clifton Forge School of the Arts opened its doors to the public on January 16, 2011, offering a wide variety of classes in painting and drawing, blacksmith arts, needle-and-fiber-arts, beginning piano, flute, guitar and harp instruction. Next door, in the historic Grocery Wholesale building, is the stained glass and clay studio. This is a beautiful venue for craft/art shows, weddings, and gatherings of many kinds. Truly a jewel in our beautiful town!
Clifton Forge School of the Arts
518 Church St
The Clifton Forge Company is made up of a small group of local citizens, dedicated to providing opportunities for better living and learning to adults and children. Clifton Forge School of the Arts opened its doors to the public on January 16, 2011, offering a wide variety of classes in painting and drawing, blacksmith arts, needle-and-fiber-arts, beginning piano, flute, guitar and harp instruction. Next door, in the historic Grocery Wholesale building, is the stained glass and clay studio. This is a beautiful venue for craft/art shows, weddings, and gatherings of many kinds. Truly a jewel in our beautiful town!
The Arts and Crafts Center is here to encourage your interest in and enjoyment of the visual arts of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, and to have some fun in the process. We hope you will take a moment to explore our gallery exhibits, take part in an event or class, and stroll through The Center Shop.
Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
439 E Ridgeway St
The Arts and Crafts Center is here to encourage your interest in and enjoyment of the visual arts of the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, and to have some fun in the process. We hope you will take a moment to explore our gallery exhibits, take part in an event or class, and stroll through The Center Shop.
The Historic Masonic Theatre is an architectural treasure. A three-story, Beaux Arts brick building with pilastered facade, a cove ceiling lobby and original performance hall with stage and balcony, the historic theatre is a performing arts, entertainment, education, and community facility. Steeped in local history, the Historic Masonic Theatre remained the oldest continuously operating theatre in the Commonwealth of Virginia until closing its doors temporarily in 1987. In 1990, the theatre re-opened under the direction of Appalfolks of America. In 2003, Appalfolks generously donated the Masonic Theatre to the town of Clifton Forge, while continuing to offer performances to the community. The Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation was formed in 2009. Today, the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation has raised 6.3 million dollars and the Historic Masonic Theatre is restored to its former glory. The Theatre stands as a testament to the vision of earlier citizens of the area who sought to foster entertainment opportunities and community fellowship.
Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre
510 Main St
The Historic Masonic Theatre is an architectural treasure. A three-story, Beaux Arts brick building with pilastered facade, a cove ceiling lobby and original performance hall with stage and balcony, the historic theatre is a performing arts, entertainment, education, and community facility. Steeped in local history, the Historic Masonic Theatre remained the oldest continuously operating theatre in the Commonwealth of Virginia until closing its doors temporarily in 1987. In 1990, the theatre re-opened under the direction of Appalfolks of America. In 2003, Appalfolks generously donated the Masonic Theatre to the town of Clifton Forge, while continuing to offer performances to the community. The Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation was formed in 2009. Today, the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation has raised 6.3 million dollars and the Historic Masonic Theatre is restored to its former glory. The Theatre stands as a testament to the vision of earlier citizens of the area who sought to foster entertainment opportunities and community fellowship.
A stunning outdoor park faces the amphitheatre stage. The redeveloped site provides much needed public space along the creek, at the center of town. The park and amphitheatre serve to knit together an arts based re-vitalization in neighboring buildings. The Masonic Amphitheatre is a cultural anchor that belongs to the community at large. It is a vibrant center of spontaneous public gathering that promotes community, supports local businesses, and nurtures the arts.
Masonic Amphitheatre
513 Church St
A stunning outdoor park faces the amphitheatre stage. The redeveloped site provides much needed public space along the creek, at the center of town. The park and amphitheatre serve to knit together an arts based re-vitalization in neighboring buildings. The Masonic Amphitheatre is a cultural anchor that belongs to the community at large. It is a vibrant center of spontaneous public gathering that promotes community, supports local businesses, and nurtures the arts.

Essentials

Great grocery store with a full service pharmacy. 1618 Main Street; Clifton Forge, VA.
Kroger
Great grocery store with a full service pharmacy. 1618 Main Street; Clifton Forge, VA.
Save-A-Lot
Serving the areas of Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Douthat State Park, Covington, and Lexington. Front load and big load washers available.
Clifton Forge Laundry Land Laundromat
1718 Main St
Serving the areas of Clifton Forge, Alleghany County, Douthat State Park, Covington, and Lexington. Front load and big load washers available.

Shopping

Custom, Floral Design; Silk Flowers, Plants, and Balloons; Everything Wedding; Tuxedo rentals, linen rentals, wedding and event equipment; Invitations, programs, custom napkins, and favors; Fruit and gourmet baskets, and gift baskets; Local candles and tarts, gourmet snacks, spices, coffee, soaps, and scarves; Sympathy Throws; Cemetery cones and tomb-toppers; Personalized Styrofoam designs; Delivery available.
The Flower Center
400 E Ridgeway St
Custom, Floral Design; Silk Flowers, Plants, and Balloons; Everything Wedding; Tuxedo rentals, linen rentals, wedding and event equipment; Invitations, programs, custom napkins, and favors; Fruit and gourmet baskets, and gift baskets; Local candles and tarts, gourmet snacks, spices, coffee, soaps, and scarves; Sympathy Throws; Cemetery cones and tomb-toppers; Personalized Styrofoam designs; Delivery available.
Lots of dining options and great stores in the mall complex.
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Valley View Mall
4802 Valley View Boulevard Northwest
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Lots of dining options and great stores in the mall complex.

Getting Around

Train Station served by Amtrak.
Clifton Forge
307 E Ridgeway St
Train Station served by Amtrak.