Enjoy a Quaint Southern Town’s Charm and Events
Just minutes from the one-of-a-kind Appalachian Trail footpath and surrounded by the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the city of Abingdon offers an abundance of opportunity for adventure and sightseeing. Lace up your hiking boots and trek through the 34-mile Virginia Creeper Trail, or simply make your way to our historic downtown area to stroll down the tree-lined street and do some window shopping. Notable places to visit in the town limits include the Abingdon Mercantile & Frame Gallery and the Fields-Penn House Museum.
Racing fans also appreciate that our hotel is only a 30-minute drive from Bristol Motor Speedway, where exciting NASCAR races take place each year. Additionally, Bristol Caverns, just 18 miles away, provide a fun and educational activity for the entire family. Abingdon also hosts a variety of local events and provides visitors with easy access to a number of happenings in Bristol.
Historic and Cultural Attractions
- Abingdon Historic District (1.9 miles)
During your visit to downtown Abingdon, wander onto Main and Valley streets for a glimpse of 19th-century urban architecture in the numerous structures and residences that make up the historic district.
- Abingdon Mercantile & Frame Gallery (2.6 miles)
Don't leave town without finding the perfect gift at this shopping destination, offering items like clothing, candles, artwork and jewelry.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-2788
- Barter Theatre (2.3 miles)
See a theatrical performance where many great film stars got their start, including Gregory Peck, Ned Beatty and Ernest Borgnine, at this historic venue that first opened in 1933.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-3991
- Birthplace of Country Music Museum (19.1 miles)
Learn about how Bristol played a role in the development and birth of country music when you tour this museum. Stop by the store to pick up a souvenir before you leave.
Phone: +1 (423) 573-1927
- The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail (5.3 miles)
Cruise through the mountains of Southwest Virginia along the Crooked Road, a 330-mile driving trail that connects nine major music venues and more than 60 other affiliated establishments in an effort to celebrate the region's heritage of traditional music.
Phone: +1 (276) 492-2409
- Fields-Penn House Museum (2.4 miles)
Step back in time when you tour this museum, once the home of two affluent families during the Civil War era. Learn about 19th-century textiles and housekeeping, and peek inside a Victorian bedroom on the tour.
Phone: +1 (276) 676-0216
- Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway (4.8 miles)
Browse a collection of artwork by local and regional artisans as well as memorabilia by area musicians at this destination that also features architecture inspired by the early 19th century.
Phone: +1 (276) 492-2400
- White's Mill (6.1 miles)
If you enjoy admiring historic structures, then be sure to put this 18th-century grist mill on your sightseeing tour. See old mill equipment and contemporary upgrades, and don't miss browsing for souvenirs and gifts at the on-site mercantile.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-2960
- Appalachian National Scenic Trail (13 miles)
Serious hikers start here to embark on a journey that spans more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine known as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. How far can you go?
Phone: +1 (304) 535-6331
- Backbone Rock Recreation Area (16 miles)
Pack a picnic, put on your hiking boots and head to this attraction in Johnson County, which also features the "Shortest Tunnel in the World" along TN 133.
- Bristol Caverns (18.4 miles)
Unusual rock formations and an underground lake are the big draws at this popular tourist attraction in nearby Bristol.
Phone: +1 (423) 878-2011
- Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (32.3 miles)
If you love exploring the outdoors, don't miss the chance to fish, hike and horseback ride at Mount Rogers, which includes access to the Virginia Creeper Trail.
- South Holston Lake (12 miles)
This expansive reservoir offers more than 1,600 acres of water for fishing enthusiasts. Catch black bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and more at South Holston Lake.
- Abingdon Cinemall Movie Theater (1 mile)
When you're looking for a relaxing indoor activity, catch a movie at this nearby theater, which also features an expansive arcade the kids will love.
Phone: +1 (276) 623-2121
- Bristol Motor Speedway (29.8 miles)
Cheer on your favorite NASCAR racecar driver at the Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring a half-mile concrete oval track. The speedway welcomes two major NASCAR weekends a year. Check the racing schedule when you book a trip to Abingdon.
Phone: +1 (423) 989-6900
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) (35 miles)
- AEP - Clinch River Power Plant (29 miles)
- Appalachian Power (1.4 miles)
- Atmos Energy Corp. (25.4 miles)
- Bristol Compressors (10 miles)
- Columbus McKinnon (9.2 miles)
- Dominion Power
- Hapco (3.2 miles)
- Johnston Memorial Hospital (1.8 miles)
- Joy Global Inc. (3 miles)
- K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. (2.1 miles)
- Norfolk Southern (5 miles)
- Spectra Energy (2.8 miles)
- Titan Wheel (6 miles)
- Universal Fibers (10.8 miles)
- W&L Construction (3.5 miles)