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Best Views in Virginia

We did the Burke's Garden hike from 623 to the Big Walker motel and this place has some amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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
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Rt. 623, Tazewell, VA 24651
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Burke's Garden hike from 623 to the Big Walker motel and this place has some amazing home cooking. We had breakfast there and it is the happening place in Tazewell. Bubba is a great driver for the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KodiakEd
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ErnestR392
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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"!!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank slrpryor
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September 4, 2016|
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Response from CBY56 | Reviewed this property |
No. Not to my knowledge
August 18, 2016|
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.
Jeanette V
September 26, 2015|
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.