Where to Go, What to Do in Meadows of Dan, Va.
United and US Airways offer round-trip flights from Dulles to Greensboro, N.C., starting at $325. Meadows of Dan is about an hour's drive from the Greensboro airport, on scenic, two-lane roads. Primland offers transportation to and from the airport for $100 each way. The drive from downtown Washington takes about five hours, primarily following interstates 66 and 81.
WHERE TO STAY
Lodge at Primland, 2000 Busted Rock Rd., Meadows of Dan, 276-222-3800, http:/
Meadows of Dan River Walk Cabins, 4444 J.E.B. Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan, 336-312-1421, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
Lodge at Primland. At Elements, chef Andrea Griffith's simple, elegant cooking emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, with dishes such as roasted quail with curried lentils, butter-basted trout with ratatouille, and pork loin with sweet potato puree, beets and smoked maple syrup sauce. Three-course prix fixe, $55; five- and eight-course tasting menus with wines, $90 and $105, respectively. Griffith lets her hair down in the lively 19th Pub, where menu standouts include the moonshine pork barbecue sandwich and 48-hour braised beef short ribs with truffled grits. Prices from $15.
Pine Tavern, 611 Floyd Hwy. North (Route 221), Floyd, 540-745-4482, http:/
WHAT TO DO
Primland. Consisting of 12,000 unspoiled acres at high elevation, Primland is a mecca for outdoor sports, including golf, hiking, horseback riding, sporting clays and guided trout-fishing and wing-shooting tours. Open only to resort guests; additional fees required for guided activities.
Blue Ridge Wine Trail, Floyd and environs, http:/