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It’s a Great Time to Fall for this Unique Virginia Town
by Colette Boehm, Laurie Rowe Communications
Wytheville has long surpassed its popularity as a stopover point at the crossroads of two major Interstates (I-77 and I-81) in Southwest Virginia. Now it’s a destination unto itself. It’s an authentic place with remarkable stories to tell, in a downtown that combines hometown comforts with unique surprises. As temperatures fall and seasons change, this is an excellent time and the perfect place to get out and explore.
Those looking for local brews are in luck. Wytheville has hit lucky number seven twice! Two craft breweries are new to the downtown scene and have quickly become mainstays. 7 Dogs Brew Pub (360 W Spring St., Wytheville, VA 24382) and Seven Sisters Brewery (355 East Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382) each feature a family friendly atmosphere with live music and, of course, locally brewed craft beers. , At 7 Dogs, pub style dining and Seven Sisters’ line up of food trucks offer delicious, casual menus.
For dinner, there is no place like The 1776 Log House Restaurant (520 East Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382). It offers fine dining in an 18th century, two-story log cabin. The extensive menu includes traditional favorites and dining areas include open spaces and private rooms. Its Christopher’s Lounge is a favorite night spot and outside, the country garden only adds to ambiance.
The Trinkle Mansion was originally the home of William Trinkle, a gentleman farmer from a prominent Wythe County family (his brother was Virginia’s governor from 1922 to 1926). The hotel shares a name with many other entities here, the hometown of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson. Often called the “secret president” and the “first woman president” by historians, Wilson’s amazing story is told at the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum (145 E. Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382). This museum is one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a first lady.
To begin the journey, check out visitwytheville.com and plan a visit to this unique downtown and diverse destination. It’s a combination that proves, there’s only one Wytheville!
Outside of town, the Southwest Virginia landscape gives visitors even more reasons to extend a stay in Wytheville and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the outdoors attractions. There are scenic mountain vistas, premier hiking and biking trails, protected lands and pristine waters for some of the best fishing in the region.
There’s only one Wytheville. It’s true, no other town in the world shares this name. But with one visit, guests discover that its name is not the only thing making this destination special. Situated at the crossroads of two major Interstates (I-77 and I-81) this is so much more than a stopover location. A classic downtown chock-full of gems, Wytheville offers unique lodging, dining and entertainment options. Nearby, there are trails for hikers and cyclists as well as for those who love birding and byways. Add a bundle of homegrown attractions, and you’ve got a must-see destination in Wytheville. There’s only one!