Hey, Y’all! Welcome to Giles, Virginia!
A playground for the outdoorsy type, Giles County is abounding with trails, lakes, and mountains, offering gorgeous scenery and a cozy, small-town atmosphere. Over 30 miles of the New River flows through Giles, providing residents and visitors with a bounty of recreational water activities. Giles can’t be beat in terms of outdoor fun and unforgettable experiences! With a variety of communities in Giles, you’re sure to find one that fits your pace.
Places We Love In Giles
Located on New River Road, the New River Valley Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Christiansburg. Its major anchor stores include Kohl’s, Ulta, and HomeGoods. The NRV Mall is also home to the New River Community College’s STEM Center where they offer academic advising, computer and science labs, placement testing, and more
Andrew Johnston House
This Georgian-style manor house exudes historical charm. Built by Colonel Andrew Johnston in 1829, the landmark is the oldest standing brick house in Giles County. It now serves as a museum and event venue. Visit this historically-rich home and you will feel like you’re traveling back in time to 19th century Giles.
Set in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Mountain Lake is the perfect destination for a weekend of outdoor adventure. Sitting on the lake, Mountain Lake Lodge offers activities that are fun for the whole family, including: hiking, mountain biking, archery, zip-lining, beach volleyball, a treetop adventure course, an outdoor pool, and lots more! You might even recognize Mountain Lake Lodge (a.k.a. “Kellerman’s Resort”) from the hit movie “Dirty Dancing,” which was filmed at Mountain Lake back in 1986!