Apple Harvest Festival-October 2019

By Lynn / August 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Apple Harvest Festival-October 2019

Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain!!

October 5 & 6, October 12 & 13, AND October 19 & 20, 2019!!!!

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Daily
Free Admission / Free Parking
Rain or Shine

Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome!

Celebrating 49 Years–2019
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Come and see nature’s way of blanketing the Blue Ridge Mountains with stunning color during the month of October. Enjoy fun filled days complete with good Food and Entertainment including Bluegrass Music, Cloggers, over 70 Arts and Crafts Vendors, Hayrides, Hay Mountain, Hay Maze, Moon Bounces, Horseback & Pony Rides. Experience the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over and open fire.  A variety of Apples are available at the Packing Shed and at the Festival Area along with pumpkins, gourds, Apple Butter and much more!2019 Bands & Cloggers
Music will be played daily from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cloggers dance daily from 3:30pm – 4:30pm   Oct 5 –  Band –  Mark Templeton & Pocket Change  Cloggers – Calico Cloggers Oct 6 – Band – Dark Hollow Cloggers –  Mountain Heritage Cloggers   Oct 12 –  Band –  Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers – Hi Horse Cloggers Oct 13 – Band –   Flatland Bluegrass Band                                            Cloggers –  Skyline Country Cloggers   Oct 19 – Band –  Route 33 Bluegrass Cloggers –  Cardinal Cloggers Oct 20 – Band –  Clearcut Cloggers –  Elite Revolution    

Food – Food – Food – Food – Food
Lunch is served in the festival area and reservations are not required. Home cooked meals will be served in the covered picnic pavilion each Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM or as long as the food stores hold out!

The menu will be:
Brunswick Stew, Cornbread, Apple Butter, Applesauce and Apple cider.
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Pork Barbecue, French Fries, Apple Pie….
Also sold at places other than the main food line:
Funnel Cakes, Apple Butter Donuts, Fried Apple Slices, Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Apple Pies, Pork Rinds, Apple Wine, Apple Slices with Caramel Sauce and more!!!

Meals at the Main Lodge Restaurant:
At the Main Lodge, Lunch is served from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Dinner from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please call 540-923-4231 for reservations.


A variety of Apples are available at the Festival Area along with pumpkins, gourds, Apple Butter and much more!

At our Packing Shed, located in Syria, across the street from Syria Mercantile, you can also select pre-picked apples to suit your tastes or purchase pumpkins, gourds, cider and Indian corn. We also offer a large selection of our preserves and condiments. For more information contact the packing shed at 540-923-4638.

Gift Shop
Stop in at the main lodge to find a variety of items. Clothing, gift items, preserves toys, jewelry and country gifts.

Syria Mercantile
A country store located in Syria, that has all your needs from sandwiches, clothes, fishing supplies, hunting supplies, hardware, gifts and much much more.

Many Hiking Trails nearby in the Shenandoah National Park–White Oak Canyon Trail, Old Rag Mountain Trail, Camp Hoover, Cedar Run and many more…

Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to attend the festival!

For vendor information email us @ or call 540-923-4231

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2019 Graves Mountain Events

By Lynn / January 1, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 Graves Mountain Events

Make plans to visit Graves Mountain Lodge in 2019…

Please call to make your reservations for Lodging, Meals, Horseback Riding, Company Picnics, Conferences, Birthday Parties/Luncheons, Weddings/Receptions and much much more…  540-923-4231

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Seafood Buffet-September 11

By Lynn / November 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Seafood Buffet-September 11

Our next Seafood Buffet is on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Youth ages 6-14 are Half Price
Children ages- 5-and-under are FREE

Our Seafood Buffet includes: Steamed Crab Legs, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Sautéed Scallops, Salmon, Flounder, Fried Clam Strips, Steamed Clams, Fried Oysters, Baked Chicken, Hot Sides, Cold Sides & MORE.  Price includes a soft beverage and dessert!  Seatings available between 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Reservations required.  Please call to check availability and to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

$35.95 per person, Children ages 6-14 are half price, Children ages 5 & under are FREE.

Seafood Buffet Dates for 2019:  October 9, November 13 and December 5, 2019!!

Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Please visit our webpage for more information on Dining at Graves Mountain Lodge:

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Big Breakfast Buffet-September 28

By Lynn / April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Big Breakfast Buffet-September 28

BIG Breakfast Buffet Saturday, September 28, 2019

Graves Mountain’s Big Breakfast Buffet.
Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Pancakes, Toast, Assorted Pastries, Assorted Cereal, Fresh Fruits, Grits, and more!!

$12.95/per person, Children ages 6-14 are half price, Children ages 5 & under are FREE.

Please give us a call to make your reservation 540-923-4231.

Big Breakfast Buffet Dates for 2019:  October 26, November 23 and Big Breakfast Buffet with SANTA on December 7, 2019!

For more information on our dining options, please visit our web page:

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Blue Ridge Horseback Riding at Graves Mountain

By Lynn / August 9, 2016 / Comments Off on Blue Ridge Horseback Riding at Graves Mountain

Our Blue Ridge Horseback rides are designed to showcase the natural beauty of Graves Mountain, the valley of Syria, the orchards and mountains. You will cross streams, open fields and woodlands. We offer one hour, half-day and full-day rides every day at Graves Mountain Lodge. We also provide lead line rides for children.

Begin the day by arriving at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges office 30 minutes prior to ride time to receive your horseback ride ticket. Riders will then proceed to the stables where they will be matched to the appropriate horse and adjust tack. Advance reservations are required for all rides especially for weekends and peak time in October.

Hour Long Rides – $40.00 per person
Hourly Rides Leave At: 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

Half-Day Rides – $115.00 per person, 4-person minimum, 3 hours.
Departures from the stables at 9:30am and 1:30pm

Full-Day Rides – $220.00 per person, 4 person minimum, 6 hours.
Departures from the stable at 9:30 A.M. Lunch on the trail.

Pony Rides and Lead Lines – $5 per child – (scheduled at stables between trail rides)

For Reservations please call 540-923-4231 or Email Us at
For a full refund give at least a 24-hour cancellation notice.

You may also bring your own horse and ride our trails!!  Camping and Stalls available.

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Graves Mountain on Virginia Living TV

By Lynn / December 19, 2013 / 989 Comments

Coach Vivian and Virginia Living TV came out to interview Mr. Graves and the family.  He also gives his insight on the history of Graves Mountain Lodge and tours through his house and the property.  Catch 40 minutes of prime TV. – Virginia Living TV


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Graves Mountain Preserves and Gift Baskets – Order Now

By Lynn / November 27, 2012 / 594 Comments

What a great gift for Christmas or anytime of the year.  Graves Mountain has several baskets available or get your assorted preserves by the case.

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