If you love to explore . . . and want to stay close to the Inn . . . 

*1.  Visit Prestwould Plantation and go back in time as you tour the 1790’s home of Sir Peyton and Lady Jean Skipwith, the gardens, slave quarters, and loom houses.  A National Historic Landmark and architectural treasure that has been featured in countless magazines and on the History and Home & garden television channels.  You can also linger on the grounds and enjoy a gourmet picnic next to ancient Oaks.  Hours Monday through Saturday 12:30 p.m. – last tour 3:30 p.m.  Sunday 1:30 p.m. – last tour 3:30 p.m.

 

  • Gourmet Picnic Baskets available from our chef to take along with advance notice

 

Directions:  From the Inn turn right onto Highway 58 East.  Continue over the Lake.  Turn left onto 15 North at A Plus Gas Station.  Stay on 15 approx. 2 miles and on your left there will be a marker for Prestwould Plantation.  Turn left and follow the ancient oaks! (4 miles from the Inn)

 

 

* 2.  Visit the Picturesque Town of Boydton and step into the past with their historical walking tour.  While there, visit the Boyd Tavern, circa 1790, which was a stopover for travelers on the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road.

Directions: (8 Miles East of Clarksville on Highway 58)  From the inn continue East       on 58 over the lake and eight miles down you will see a sign for Boydton’s Historical District.  Turn right.

* 3. While in Boydton . . . Enjoy Liberty Hill Nature Trail

Located on the south side of the John H. Kerr Dam, the 1.6 mile Liberty Hill Nature Trail is a self-guided interpretive trail that meanders through mixed hardwoods and an old cemetery. The white-blazed trail descends to the river and overlooks Buggs Island as well as the backside of the Dam.* Boydton, Virginia (434)-738-6101

* 4.  Ate too much for dinner?  Treat yourself to the Clarksville Historic Walking Tour around Clarksville and marvel at many architectural gems on Main Street and surrounding neighborhoods.  Most homes are on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Historic Landmarks.  You can start out on your journey from our front door!  Trail Maps Available that identify many homes on the Historic Register.

* 5. John H. Kerr Dam – A Southside Marvel . . . take the windy country roads to the Dam where you will be amazed at the magnamity of the structure as well as the 5 feet catfish that you can see being caught by fishermen next to the turbines.  There is also a small museum / nature center, fishing pier, walking and biking trails at the Dam. 

 

Directions: Take Highway 58 East over the Bridge for approx. 7 miles and then turn right at the marker for John H. Kerr Dam and follow the signs.

 

  • Gourmet Picnic Baskets available from our chef to take along with advance notice

 

 

* 6.  MacCallum More Museum and Gardens – A must see! . . . William Henry Hudgins, a personal Aide to President Truman, traveled extensively and sent treasures from around the world back home to be incorporated into his garden designs.  The organically maintained botanical gardens, arboretum and wildlife sanctuary contain beautiful, meandering paths, lined with boxwoods and dogwoods, revealing some of his treasures like a 1st century Roman bust, a Spanish Cloister, imported fountains, and much more.  There is also a museum of Indian artifacts and a newly developed herb and wildflower garden featuring a wide variety of culinary, medicinal, tea, and dye plants.             Museum & Gardens Hours Mon.– Fri. 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 1pm

Gardens Hours Mon.- Sun. 10am –5pm 

 

Directions: From the Inn head East on Highway 58 over the Lake.  Turn left onto 15 North at A Plus Gas Station.  In approx. 2 miles turn right onto 49 at the sign pointing to Chase City.  Continue through the country to Chase City.  Go through downtown.  After you go under the main stoplight continue one block and turn left onto Marshall Street.  Go right on Walker St.  Continue one block and MacCallum More will be on your left. 

 

  • Gourmet Picnic Baskets available from our chef to take along with advance notice

* 7. Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial Monument.  From the Inn walk along Highway 58 West and the monument is about a half mile down on the right.

* 8.  Buffalo Springs Wayside US Army Corps of Engineers manages this historic site, picnic area and artesian well. Water that sold for $5.00 for a dozen half gallon bottles in 1895 is free to all. Directions:
Seven miles west of Clarksville, just a 1/4 mile off US Hwy 58 West

* 9. Occoneechee State Park

The State Park provides some of the best trails in the area as well as a spectacular view of the Lake.  We have trail maps available at the Inn and there is also a visitor’s center in the park that has pamphlets on birding trails, nature walks, and wildlife species.  Some of the trails are multi-use and allow hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.  There is also a museum on the Native American Occoneechee Tribe in the visitor’s center. The Park holds various seasonal activities like specialized hikes, stargazing, hay rides, and outside musical concerts throughout the year. 

·         Directions:  From the Inn turn right on Highway 58 East and continue over the Lake.  Occoneechee will be on your right (about 1 ½ miles form the Inn).  

 The beautiful old mill site on the Meherrin River has been Southside Virginia’s unofficial park for generations – and long South Hill’s best-kept secret.  Recent restoration of the site and the publication of this book have greatly heightened interest in the Meherrin River, the legacy of the Whittle family and the secrets of the old mill.  

The ruins of at least 35 water mills are hidden along the river and creeks that empty into the Meherrin. Several were built before the American Revolution, and all predate the Civil War. Whittles Mill is the oldest and best known of the old mills along the Meherrin River.

Here you’ll get a glimpse of the natural and cultural significance of Whittle’s Mill – a remarkable American story whose roots all converge at the old mill on the Meherrin River.

Along with all of these marvels, you will also find geological formations such as old mountain ranges and hidden ponds!

 


 
* 11.  Our favorite Activity on the Lake . . . THE LAKE.  We can arrange Pontoon Boat Rentals for you at Clarksville Marine Rentals.  RENTAL PAYABLE TO VENDOR.

 20’ Pontoon Boat (6 person boat): 3 Hour Rental $130, Full Day 9am – 5pm  $185

Also Available:

22’ Pontoon Boast (8 person)

24’ Pontoon Boat (10 person)

 

We will be happy to call and set-up your rental or you may do so by calling 434-374-2525



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12. Clarksville Bridge Lighting & Night Fishing

Since Clarksville flipped the switch on 76 fishing lights on the Clarksville Bridge in March 2006, the bridge has been alive with night fisherman. Two rows of Hydro Glow lights were installed on each of the 19 bridge pylons, one row above the lake water and one below. Underwater lights attract millions of feeder fish, which attracts large game fish.

* 13.  Fishing Guide Services on the Lake:

Bud’s Guide Service –  434-374-0348

Doug Miley – Kayak Fishing Tours 252-213-9501

Topwater Guide Services – 434-374-8914

Fishing Supplies : Bobcat’s Lake Country Tackle: 12690 HWY 15 South, 434-374-8381

* 14.  For the Golfer in the Family . . . Kinderton Country Club offers a semi-private  Donald Ross Designed course.  Most golfers say that you must experience the particularly difficult 393 yard sixth hole featuring a 210 yard tee shot across a lake!  Golf cart rental also available.  Tee times can be arranged by Nichol or you may call 434-374-8822.   FEES PAYABLE TO VENDOR. SEE US FOR A KINDERTON DISCOUNT COUPON!!!

Directions: From the Inn start out West on Highway 58, turn left at stoplight onto Highway 15 South.  Turn left on Burlington Drive (Route 722) and go about ½ mile.  At Kinderton entrance sign, turn left and go about 1 mile to Clubhouse (about 4 miles from the Inn

*15.   NEW!!!! NEW!!! Bondurant Distillery
In the spring of 2015, the Bondurant family went back to their roots of Moonshine distilling, it was a natural transition, as their family lineage comes straight out of the great liquor prohibition of the early 1900’s. They now share their history and produce wonderful ‘shine with locally grown barley and corn.

9 East 3rd Street, Chase City, VA 23924 

*16. NEW!! NEW!! American Way Country Winery
Offering down home, simple wines. American Way Country Winery began making craft wines in 1970 and recently began selling publicly. All fruits and berries are grown on site and you can taste your wine before it is bottled! Offering Blackberry, Strawberry, Peach, Plum, Persimmon, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Tomato and Pear just to name a few.

13750 Rt 47, Chase City, VA 434-262-1250

* 17.  NEW!!! NEW!!!Three Sister’s Winery – This is a true boutique family winery; three sisters own it, and picking and bottling are fun reunion occasions for the Powell Family. Fun, quirky names adorn these traditional Virginia wines, such as Sweet Nannie Muscadine and Voluptuous Maid Scuppernogg. Located down a beautiful country road, a few miles south of Clarksville. Open for tastings on Saturday and other days by appointment.  434-298-6693 5484 Shiney Rock Road, Clarksville, VA 23927

* 18.  Longwood Day Use Area

One of the nicest spots on the lake to enjoy swimming, a picnic or fishing. Located near the North Carolina State Line (approximately 4.5 miles from the Inn) , the park has a beautiful swimming area as well as a park, boat launch and play ground. There is a small fee for the use of this area.

If you want to Stay Close to the Inn & Pamper yourself . . .

* 19. MASSAGE at the Inn

 Let our registered Massage Therapist, Jennifer Eubanks of Natural Healing Massage, treat you to an afternoon relaxation.  Different massage techniques available from relaxation to deep tissue.  She will come to the inn and set up her massage table in your room.  Prices:, 1 Hour $75, Hour and half $95. We will be happy to call Jennifer to set up your appointment.  SERVICES PAYABLE TO VENDOR.

 

*20.  Your Hair Place offers Salon Services and Hair Care.  See inside brochure for full price listing.  Just a sampling . . . Manicure $15, French Manicure $20, Pedicure $30  Located at 102 College Street.  From the Inn take 58 West for ½ mile and then turn left onto 15 South.  Your Hair Place on the right (about 1 mile from the Inn). SERVICES  PAYABLE TO VENDOR.

* 21.  Cooper’s Springs.  Housed in the restored original smokehouse behind is Cooper’s Springs Hot Tub.  After a day of exploring or right before your massage, slip out back to enjoy our 60 jet 10 person HOT TUB.  Some guidelines for the spa . . .

-Please shower in your room before entering since we use biodegradable, eco-friendly chemicals and it helps us to maintain the purity of the water if you shower before use.

- You do not need to take your room bath towels; there are jumbo fluffy white spa towels in a cabinet in the smokehouse for your use.

- There are hooks to hang your clothes and robes behind the door.  We know you may not want to walk through the dining area in your suit or robe, so you may also change in the enclosed smokehouse which is very private.

- There is a chandelier with a dimmer switch on the wall on the right of the hot tub as well as candles to light the area. Please extinguish all candles after use.

- Operating the tub is quite easy.There are two buttons for jets and one button for a blue mood light.P lease turn off after use.  Please replace HOT TUB COVER after use.

 

We want you to relax and enjoy the spa . . . just let us know if you need ice, glasses, or wine to take out with you!  

Downtown Shopping:

Galleria –  Purveyors of Regional and Local Fine Art.  Galleria offers an eclectic mix from over 60 different artists in original art, photography, textiles, pottery, hand crafted jewelry, sculpture, turned wood, prints, and much more.  216 Virginia Avenue.

 

Halls Lakeside Gallery – offers work by Resident Artists including acrylic, carvings, opal jewelry, bead work, and watercolours.  Located just off Virginia Avenue across from the Clarksville Post office

 

Grandfather’s Country Creations – Antiques, Handmade Items, Candles, Dried Arrangements, Lake Treasures, Silver, and more.  Virginia Avenue.

 

Clarksville Furniture Company, Inc. – Specializing in home furnishings and accessories.  601 Virginia Avenue.

 

Clarksville Fine Jewelry & Distinctive Gifts -   Specializing in fine jewelry and sterling silver.  Virginia Avenue.

 

Hite’s Clothing – locally owned clothing department store – in addition to the new fashions and styles, they carry an array of lake-country themed clothing and merchandise. CLOSED SUNDAYS 301 Virginia Ave

 

The Cottage Barn – Not only offers scooped ice cream, but also reclaimed furniture, paint supplies and art classes!! 307 Virginia Ave

Strum & Company - Hand to find Antiques and Uniques. 614 Virginia Avenue.

*** Also, see Nichol for maps and directions to our favorite “off the beaten path” antiques and farm stores.  You can find some real treasures at great prices!

 

Keep Exploring . . . Just a little farther away from the Inn . . . 20-50 minutes away . . .

* 22. For movies, bowling, and roller skating . . . Visit the World of Sports Entertainment Center in South Boston.  For movie listings and hours of operation call 434-572-6924. 

Directions: Take Highway 58 West towards South Boston for 18 miles and building is on your left (18 miles from the Inn). 

*23. Rosemont Winery – a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located south of La Crosse, towards Lake Gaston. Featuring 100% estate grown and produced fine wines. Open daily for tasting and tours. See us for a Free Tasting Coupon!!

1050 Blackridge Road, La Crosse, VA 23950
434-636-9463

*24. Treat yourself to a sampling of Southern Wines. 

Bright Meadows Farm Winery is located approx. 35 miles from the inn.

Vineyard and Winery

Nestled among the historic rolling hills of Halifax County, on the premises of 19th century tobacco plantation, small family owned & operated vineyard & winery.  Restored 115 year old barn offers southern country wine and hospitality.  Seven Wines now available.

Walking paths and picnic area available.

Hours Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am thru 6pm.  Sunday 1pm thru 6pm.
Monday and Tuesday by appointment (434-349-5349)

1181 Nathalie Road

Nathalie, VA 24577

 

NEW!! NEW!!Hunting Creek Vineyards - Hunting Creek Vineyards started in April 2002 with the planting of 100 Merlot, 100 Petit Verdot and 100 Viognier vines. Directed over the beginning years by superb consultants Eric Capps and Jason Murray, Hunting Creek Vineyards expanded to one acre of Petit Verdot, one acre of Viognier and one-half acre of Merlot grapes. 

Our winery started small in 2008, producing 180 cases with our first offerings beginning in the fall 2009. In 2012, we added 1/2 acre of Malbec against the advice of some experts in viticulture. After overcoming initial obstacles, we are excited to be able to add our first harvest of the Malbec to the 2014 Indulgence which will be bottled in the Spring of 2016.  2000 Addie

Williams Trail, Clover, VA 24534
434-454-9219

*25. NEW!! NEW!!! Molliver Vineyards - located along the Banister River on 134+ acres of tranquil Southern Virginia countryside. Our section of this river has been designated a "Scenic River" by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
Many of our wines are made from old-world grapes that have been enjoyed for centuries. Some of our European style red wines are cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot. For those who prefer red wine made from American fruit, we offer Blackberry Wine, Norton Wine, and our proprietary chocolate wine. Between these extremes is our Chambourcin hybrid. This wine has been rated a "Best Buy" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Some of our old-world style white wines are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier. Our hybrid white wine is Vidal Blanc. All wines are subject to availability.
 
2046 Waller Road Nathalie, Virginia 2577
434-349-1000 ​​​
A Virginia CQA Winery Offering Wine Tastings
finewines@molliver.org

 

* 26. NEW!! NEW!! Springfield Distillery - The distillery was completed in 2016.  The main distilled spirits plant is constructed using modern construction techniques to ensure compliance with health and safety, environmental controls and waste management. The tasting room is an old log cabin constructed in the early 1800s and moved to the property in 2015.

Springfield Distillery is located on River Road, one of Virginia’s scenic byways, and the area is rich in history and agriculture.  Springfield Distillery’s log cabin tasting room with its wraparound porch is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a hand crafted spirit.

 

9040 River Road, Halifax, VA 24558
434-575-9317

*27. Staunton River State Park takes its name from the river that borders the park, named for Captain Henry Staunton who, before the Revolutionary War, commanded a company of soldiers to protect early settlers from Indian attacks. This section of the Dan River became known as Captain Staunton’s River and later, Staunton River. Forty years later, when the river became an important means of transporting tobacco, many large plantations were built in the area, most of which were destroyed during the Civil War. From 1933 to 1935, a unit of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built most of the buildings and facilities that are still seen today at the park. Nearby Buggs Island Lake was formed with the construction of the Kerr Dam in 1952. Various interpretive programs available.

Halifax, Virginia
(434)-572-4623 or 1-800-933-PARK

* 28 Paddling the Waterways of Halifax County

Halifax County provides a tremendous variety of canoeing options on four rivers, two lakes and several creeks. The best trips are found on the Staunton River, Banister River, Dan River, Hyco River, Aarons Creek, Difficult Creek, Buggs Island Lake and Lake Conner. The degree of difficulty of each river, historic facts, important physical features and mileages can be accessed on the website.

Halifax County, Virginia
http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/Paddling.htm

* 29.  For the History Buff & Theatre Lover . . . The Prizery

Located in South Boston, the Prizery offers exhibits and Theatre Productions.  Carved out of a 19th century tobacco warehouse, the most interesting and handsome of the industrial buildings in downtown South Boston, with an Italianate tower, the Prizery bills itself as a community, fine arts and welcome center. In addition to the 425 seat theater, with performances of every kind, the welcome center includes exhibits highlighting Halifax County’s tobacco and river transportation heritage. A new exhibit, “The Crossing of the Dan” traces the route of Lord Cornwallis in 1781, as he led British troops from Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, to the Dan River, in Virginia, pursuing General Nathaniel Greene and the Americans. The journey ultimately ended at Yorktown with Cornwallis’ surrender and the official end to fighting in the American Revolution. The name of the building comes from the process of tobacco being pressed – or “prized” – into the hogsheads for shipment.

700 Bruce Street
South
Boston, Virginia, 24592

(434)-572-8339

* 30.  Berry Hill Plantation

Marveling at one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Virginia as you travel up the tree-lined drive, you’d almost expect Scarlett to slip through the massive columns and glide down the stairs to meet you. Built in 1842, this eight-columned home is the quintessential southern antebellum mansion, once the seat of one of the most successful tobacco plantations in the region. Previous owners of the property included Colonel Edward Carrington, who fought alongside General Nathaniel Greene in the Revolutionary War. Berry Hill lay in ruins for nearly 50 years before being meticulously restored to its original pre-Civil War grandeur. Today, you can enjoy gracious southern ambience in one of Berry Hill Plantation.

3105 River Rd
South
Boston, Virginia, 24592

(434)-517-7000

*31 . While Visiting Berry Hill. . .  Make sure you Enjoy The River Road Scenic Drive

The Road which follows SR 659, travels through perhaps the single most historic area in Halifax County. In the decades preceding the Civil War, most of the wealth of the county was centered along River Road. As fortunes rose, so did the mansions, equal to any in Virginia in style and elegance. Today, you can still see vestiges of the tobacco farming that made the county wealthy.

Directions:
From Halifax, Virginia, take US-501 South to intersection of Greens Folly Rd and turn right. Road becomes SR-659 and name changes to River Rd. End of scenic byway ends approximately 16.2 miles from US-501 before exiting Halifax County

*32. Racing Fans . . . Virginia International Raceway.  You won’t recognize the VIR Raceplex as the plantation it once was, but you’ll experience the same southern hospitality at the Plantation Clubhouse, a restored 1840’s mansion, the Lodge, Paddock Suites, and Oak Tree Tavern, all surrounding a 3.27 mile track with two crossovers to allow simultaneous events. Opened in 1957 as one of the country’s first permanent road racing locations, VIR reopened in 2000 as America’s first “motorsports resort” to rave reviews. Automobile and motorcycle races have been joined by the new Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research and JOUSTER (Joint Unmanned Systems Testing Engineering and Research), the first test site dedicated to scientific experimentation in unmanned vehicles. 2006 races include the Rolex Sports Car Series, the Grand-Am Cup Series, the 7th Annual Gold Cup Invitational Historic Races and GT Live!

Race Track Rd
Alton, Virginia, 24520

*33.  For the horse enthusiast. Trail Rides are available through Shangri La Guest Ranch. A true country experience as you rides past the scenic pastures to their acres of forested or down to their ponds. The trail rides are $40 an hour.  SERVICES PAYABLE TO VENDOR.

 

3219 Cluster Springs Road, South Boston, VA 24592
434-517-0888

 

Cooper's Landing can also provide you with a gourmet picnic basket to take along your adventure to enjoy out in the country with advance notice.

Directions: 
Head southwest on Virginia Ave toward 9th St

0.2 mi

Continue straight onto US-58 BUS W/Virginia Ave

 Continue to follow US-58 BUS W

1.5 mi

Turn right onto US-58 W

18.6 mi

Turn left onto US-501 S

4.6 mi

Turn right onto State Rte 658

2.9 mi

Turn left at State Rte 706

 Destination will be on the right




50 to 90 Minutes away from the Inn . . .

* 34. River Walk Trail / The Crossing at the Dan

Walk alongside rushing water, under lush shade trees as you enjoy the three and one half mile Riverwalk Trail that connects the Crossing of the Dan with Anglers Park. Utilizing a converted 1856 iron railroad bridge, the trail has magnificent view of the Dan River and many opportunities for wildlife watching. Trail walkers are often flanked by ducks, geese, frogs and other wildlife Danville, Virginia, 24543
(434)-799-5215
http://www.visitdanville.com
crossks@ci.danville.va.us

*35. Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway’s 2006 season marks the track’s 59th year of operation. Founded by H. Clay Earles the year before NASCAR was formed, Martinsville Speedway is one of the oldest tracks in America that’s still a part of the Nextel Cup series. Beginning in 1947 with 750 seats, it is the only original NASCAR-sanctioned track still running Nextel Cup events. Richard Petty, now a car owner, holds the track’s winning record with 15 victories. Although it is the shortest track on the NASCAR circuit, the 800 foot straights, coupled with turns banked at only 12 degrees, makes the track perform like “two drag strips with a turnaround on each end.” The demanding layout consistently produces some of the wildest fender scrubbing and push and shove racing on the tour.

Speedway Rd
Martinsville, Virginia, 24115

877-RACE-TIX

 

* 36.  Local Wineries:

Tomahawk Mill Vineyard & Winery is located approx. an hour and 15 minutes from the Inn outside the beautiful Quaint Historic Town of Chatham.

In 1888, a few miles from Chatham, Virginia, James Anderson opened his Tomahawk Creek grist mill to serve local farmers. One hundred years later, the mill was closed, and the first grapes were planted on the hill above the mill pond. You are invited to come taste the eleven wines we now produce here and tour the vineyard and mill.  Open for touring and tasting March 15th through December 15th, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 9221 Anderson Mill Road
                 Chatham, Virginia 24531

Telephone: 434-432-1063

*36. There are also several North Carolina Wineries 40 minutes to an hour and a half from the Inn.  See Nichol for Maps and suggestions.

 

DINING . . . . Of course you are welcome to eat at the Inn, but if you feel like exploring, please see Nichol and I will be happy to provide you with maps and menus to some of our favorite lunch and dinner destinations!

Take a little Cooper’s Landing with you on the Road . . .

For any of the activities above we can provide you with a gourmet picnic basket with advance notice.  Each basket includes a blanket, wine glasses, china, silverware, flowers, and linen napkins. 

Wine (red or white), Gourmet Cheese, Fresh Fruit, and a Chocolate Treat Basket $40

Bottled Water / Soda, Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, and Dessert Basket $32

Available Gifts . . . Extend the Memory of your stay!

Embroidered Polo Shirts $30

Available in Blue, White, or Black in sized Medium, Large, X-Large)

 

Embroidered Baseball Hats $18

Available in Black or White

 

Embroidered “Fluffy” Robes $75

Available in White . . . one size fits most

 

Cooper’s Landing Herbal Bath Grains $2 / packet