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Fancy-Gap is a census-designated place located in Carroll County in the southwest portion of the state. As of the 2000 census, the population was 260 residents. The small community is part of the spectacular Blue Ridge Highlands Region of southwestern Virginia. Attractions near Fancy Gap include the Blue Ridge Parkway, which extends through Carroll County and provides incredible scenery of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Travelers can explore the historic trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or view 600-million-year old cave formations, visit an old-fashioned country store and much more along the way. Fancy Gap is also near The Crooked Road: Virginia's Music Heritage Trail. The Commonwealth of Virginia has given official recognition to The Crooked Road Highway, identifying the more than 300-mile route as it winds through the scenic region. The trail focuses on the uniqueness of this region's heritage music, but it also includes outdoor recreational opportunities, museums, crafts, and historic and cultural programs along the way. Fancy Gap is a tranquil area, filled with friendly people, southern hospitality, and year-round activities amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

Surrounding areas: Galax, Virginia (12.9 mi), Floyd, Virginia (26.7 mi), Claytor Lake, Virginia (28.9 mi), Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (36.1 mi)

Fancy Gap Vacation Rentals

Fancy Gap Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn142 Kelly RdFancy Gap, VA (276) 728-5101
Doe Run LodgeMP 189 Blue RDG PkwyFancy Gap, VA (276) 398-2212
Comfort Inn151 Farmers Market DrHillsville, VA5.8 mi.(276) 730-9999
Super 899 Farmers Market RdHillsville, VA5.9 mi.(276) 728-4125
Hampton Inn-hillsville90 Farmers MKT RdHillsville, VA7.1 mi.(276) 728-2345
Holiday Inn Express1994 Carrollton Pike RdHillsville, VA7.1 mi.(276) 728-9100
Knob Hill Motor Lodge Inc305 E Stuart DrHillsville, VA7.1 mi.(276) 728-2131
Holiday Inn Express85 Airport RdHillsville, VA7.2 mi.(276) 728-2120
Best Western Bryson Inn125 Plaza DrMt Airy, NC12.5 mi.(336) 352-3400
Holiday Inn Express111 Commercial BlvdFlat Rock, NC12.6 mi.(828) 698-8899
Super 8303 N Main StGalax, VA12.9 mi.(276) 236-5127
Knights Inn312 W Stuart DrGalax, VA13.2 mi.(276) 236-5117
Hampton Inn2029 Rockford StMount Airy, NC13.5 mi.(336) 789-5999
Comfort Inn2136 Rockford StMT Airy, NC13.8 mi.(336) 789-2000
Comfort Inn2126 Rockford StMount Airy, NC13.8 mi.(336) 789-2000
Microtel Suites1293 Newsome StMount Airy, NC13.8 mi.(336) 789-7660
Quality Inn & Suites711 S Key StPilot Mountain, NC23.1 mi.(336) 368-2237
Comfort Inn2594 E Lee HwyWytheville, VA24.1 mi.(276) 637-4281
Hampton Inn Ft Chiswell/Max Meadows199 Ft Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA25.4 mi.(276) 637-4027
HotelRt 2Max Meadows, VA25.4 mi.(276) 637-4141
Super 8 Motel Of Ft Chiswell194 FT Chiswell RdMax Meadows, VA25.4 mi.(800) 800-8000
Alleghany Inn531 N Main StSparta, NC26.4 mi.(336) 372-2501
Days Inn Wytheville150 Malin DrWytheville, VA27.9 mi.(276) 228-5500
Motel 6220 Lithia RdWytheville, VA28.1 mi.(276) 228-7988
Travelodge140 Lithia RdWytheville, VA28.1 mi.(276) 228-3188
Comfort Inn-Dublin4424 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA28.3 mi.(540) 674-1100
Holiday Inn Express4428 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA28.3 mi.(540) 674-1600
Econo Lodge1160 E Main StWytheville, VA28.7 mi.(276) 228-5517
Quality Inn & Suites2015 E Main StWytheville, VA28.7 mi.(276) 228-4241
Sleep Inn & Suites5094 State Park RdDublin, VA29.0 mi.(540) 674-4099
Super 8 Motel4600 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA29.2 mi.(540) 674-1951
Ramada Inn955 Peppers Fry RdWytheville, VA29.2 mi.(276) 228-6000
Comfort Suites695 Peppers Ferry RdWytheville, VA29.4 mi.(276) 228-1234
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWiytheville, VA29.5 mi.(276) 228-6620
Best Western Wytheville Inn355 Nye RdWytheville, VA29.5 mi.(276) 228-7300
Sleep Inn135 Nye CirWytheville, VA29.5 mi.(276) 625-0667
Super 8 Motel130 Nye CirWytheville, VA29.5 mi.(800) 800-8000

Fancy Gap Weather & Climate

The Northwest Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in season. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 42°F 21°F 3.65 in. -
February 46°F 23°F 3.22 in. -
March 55°F 29°F 4.07 in. -
April 63°F 37°F 4.07 in. -
May 72°F 47°F 4.60 in. -
June 80°F 55°F 4.41 in. -
July 83°F 60°F 3.83 in. -
August 82°F 59°F 3.41 in. -
September 77°F 51°F 3.77 in. -
October 66°F 38°F 3.58 in. -
November 55°F 31°F 3.53 in. -
December 45°F 24°F 2.99 in. -

Fancy Gap Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located about 45 miles southeast of Fancy Gap in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located approximately 57 miles southeast of Fancy Gap in Greensboro, North Carolina, Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located roughly 60 miles northeast of Fancy Gap in Roanoke, Virginia, and finally the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located around 75 miles east of Fancy Gap in Danville, Virginia.

Fancy Gap Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC64.7 mi.
JeepersConcordNC87.1 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC64.7 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC109.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Skyland Lakes Golf ClubFancy GapVA 
Olde Mill ResortLaurel ForkVA10.6 mi.
Blue Ridge Country ClubGalaxVA12.6 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ParkGalaxVA12.6 mi.
Galax Country ClubGalaxVA12.6 mi.
Cross Creek Country ClubMount AiryNC13.2 mi.
Pine Ridge Classic Golf CourseMount AiryNC13.2 mi.
White Pines Country ClubMount AiryNC13.2 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseEnniceNC15.8 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf CourseDobsonNC19.1 mi.
Draper Valley Golf ClubDraperVA23.2 mi.
River Mont Golf CourseSiloamNC27.7 mi.
New River Country ClubTwin OaksNC28.1 mi.
Greenstreet Mountain Golf ClubTraphillNC29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV67.8 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC72.6 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC74.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC74.2 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA103.6 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV110.9 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC118.6 mi.
State Parks
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC25.7 mi. 
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC26.3 mi. 
Claytor Lake State ParkVA26.8 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC27.9 mi. 
Hanging Rock State ParkNC30.7 mi. 
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC30.7 mi. 
Fairy Stone State ParkVA34.8 mi. 
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMartinsvilleVA45.5 mi.(Science)
DoorsAdvanceNC52.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA58.9 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC82.4 mi.

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