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A Saturday Drive through the Garden

Gorgeous little valley, peaceful and serene. We enjoyed visiting both General Stores and driving... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
SeeJaneTravelOn
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When you are in Burke's Garden, you are IN God's Thumbprint

It was confusing to us, trying to figure out where God's Thumbprint was and how Burke's Garden was... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
gjvision
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25 Aug 2018
“A Saturday Drive through the Garden”
7 Aug 2018
“When you are in Burke's Garden, you are IN God's Thumbprint”
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Rt. 623, Tazewell, VA 24651
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous little valley, peaceful and serene. We enjoyed visiting both General Stores and driving through the Garden.

Thank SeeJaneTravelOn
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was confusing to us, trying to figure out where God's Thumbprint was and how Burke's Garden was related. Now we know that Burke's Garden is located inside the geological formation commonly called God's Thumbprint, an "elongated basin rimmed entirely by the Garden Mountain" according...More

Thank gjvision
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We went there today and loved the scenery and peacefulness. This journey through this hidden valley was a treat and was like going back in time. Well worth the effort.

2  Thank Ernest R
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Mattie Schlabach has relocated to Gose Mill road. The same great food and friendly welcome. She keeps her store well supplies with speciality products. Fresh home cooked meals sandwiches available during store hours. Located in the rural and beautiful Burkes Garden. You can't ask for...More

1  Thank buffalorock
Reviewed July 29, 2017

A drive through Burke's Garden is one of the most beautiful and relaxing things you can experience, even on a cloudy day. The "bowl" provides a beautiful view of green mountains in every direction and from a variety of locations throughout Burke's Garden. The fields...More

6  Thank BobH22
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Magical place, great scenery. Some of the most beautiful farms you have ever seen. Note: Store is closed, probably for good. Bring a picnic with you. Store at bottom of mountain does not have hot food.

5  Thank CraigCountyBoy
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I go to burks garden as often as possible. We park the car and start walking. We got cought in the rain last weekend but we loved it made memories. Weekend before we got to to see the lamas and donkeys....More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed February 2, 2017

One of the beautiful places of America, I have visited 46 states and still think it is one of the natural treasures of America. Fond memories from my childhood as we lived in the Garden for several years.

Thank John P
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A beautiful place to live! Great for hiking (part of the Appalachian Trail runs around the rim), biking or just plain sightseeing. Truly a gorgeous geographical wonder and truly, God's Thumbprint"!!

1  Thank slrpryor
Reviewed October 27, 2016

One of the prettiest drives I've been on in a while. Even though the day was rainy and dreary and it was windy and cold it was breathtaking. Well worth the drive. Very curvy road but well worth the drive.

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odie81Tn
September 4, 2016|
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Response from CBY56 | Reviewed this property |
No. Not to my knowledge
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jackimig
August 18, 2016|
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Response from CBY56 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a motorcycle. And I assume you are asking about the bike trail. Try this phone number 276-762-0011. It's very beautiful in this part of Virginia. Have fun.
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Jeanette V
September 26, 2015|
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Response from Joan D | Reviewed this property |
Take Exit #5 toward Tazewell. Stay on that road until first stop light, turn left and follow Rt. 61, passing hospital and YMCA. Stay on Rt.61 for several miles, turn right on Rt. 623 crossing mountain road to Burkes Garden.
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