We are excited to announce a brand new partnership designed to help lessen the travel stress on parents as you move your campers in and out of camp this summer. We have negotiated a special room rate for Camp Carysbrook parents at one of the area’s best hotels, The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg. The Camp Carysbrook rate is $129 per night(for up to two adults), plus taxes.
To book a room at the Camp Carysbrook rate: Go to www.innatvirginiatech.com.
Select the nights you would like to stay at the top right corner of the screen and click “Reserve”.
On the next page click “Enter your access or promotional code” and choose “Promo/Corporate Code”
Type “CAMP” into the field and click “Update”
You may also book by calling the hotel directly at (540) 231-8000 or toll free at 1(877) 200-3360. There will be times that the special rate is not available due to business levels.
Located across the street from Virginia Tech and next door to dozens of shopping and dining options—the Hyatt Place has it all. With our Gallery Kitchen Breakfast, and superfast wi-fi you’ll feel right at home once you set foot in our beautiful hotel.
Plan your next vacation and book a room at our Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Christiansburg/Blacksburg hotel, near Virginia Tech. Our location is just a short drive from great restaurants and attractions that are fun for the whole family.
Newly renovated, this Blacksburg, Virginia hotel features complimentary WiFi, 24-hour Business Center, complimentary fitness center and a full-service restaurant and bar on property providing everything you need to make your stay successful. Located near Virginia Tech with easy access to downtown.
Fiddlesticks Farmhouse is a peaceful getaway where Southern country meets English country. You’ll enjoy lovely furnishings and an exquisite walnut-paneled library. Your party will be the only guests at Fiddlesticks Farmhouse – it’s like your own country inn!
Coffee, light breakfast, microwave and fridge, front porch, two gazebos (one a sunroom with deck, mountain views and a grill) and trails on 75 scenic acres. We were on Floyd’s House and Garden Tour in 2018!
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton. Built in 1882, this Tudor-style hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been beautifully restored. From the antique-filled lobby to the surrounding decor, you’ll find a unique blend of historic charm and modern comforts here.
Set in the middle of a 2,600 nature preserve and surrounded by Appalachian Mountains, rustic and historic Mountain Lake Lodge is the ultimate retreat. Breathe in crisp, fresh air, dine on gourmet fare and build family memories with fun indoor and outdoor activities. We offer a variety of accommodations, from rustic cabins and cozy cottages to lodging in our historic Main Stone Lodge. Expansive meeting and event venues set the stage for romantic weddings and relaxing business events. Arrive to an unhurried pace and enjoy adventure and comfort in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Peaks of Otter Lodge offers historic legacy among Blue Ridge Parkway hotels. Located at milepost 86 on the Parkway, the lodge is set into a beautiful bend of the iconic national scenic byway, with rooms providing views of tranquil Abbott Lake.
The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel offers a variety of amenities, and many recreational activities ensures your family will have the most opportunity to connect and make lasting memories together. At Natural Bridge Hotel the historic stories, nature’s beauty, great food and outdoor recreation come together with top notch friendly service, to deliver an extraordinary experience for both young and old.
It was the vision of Primland’s founder, Didier Primat, to create a place of immense beauty that offered his guests a return to simple human pleasures in an environment of refined authenticity and sensuality. He developed Primland in an eco-conscious and thoughtful manner, as the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities.
Primland offers seemingly endless accommodation options, activities, and ways to relax. Your days here can be filled doing the thing you love most or trying something completely new.
Cabo Fish Taco is the combination of concepts from three completely different people, who share the same idea of what makes a restaurant great. Unlike most Baja styled restaurants, Cabo combines coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique healthy California feel. The food and atmosphere of Cabo is an impeccable infusion of very different styles.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. The franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food.
A favorite Southwest Virginia landmark, The Farmhouse Restaurant has served the New River Valley community since 1963. The authentic farm house, originally part of the Ridinger Estate, was built in the 1800’s.
The Farmhouse has always been “The Place” to go for a date night, enjoy a special occasion, or celebrate a Hokie football win.
In the early 1970’s, the old train caboose was added to provide a unique dining area. During the past decade, a rustic lounge, additional dinner seating, and a spacious 250-seat Banquet Facility have added
to the charm of The Farmhouse.
622 North is housed in a large, recently renovated Victorian building in Blacksburg’s historic Downtown District. We offer an eclectic assortment of meals for lunch and dinner with influences from many regions of the world. We also offer several daily specials which can be enjoyed a la carte or as three course meal. All of our meals are made from the freshest ingredients.
The Black Hen Restaurant, located on Jackson Street in downtown Blacksburg, is a favorite for an upscale dinner. The service is as impeccable as the food, which is locally sourced where possible and featured in an ever-changing selection of unique dishes.
The first Macado’s restaurant was opened in 1978 by Richard Macher in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It soon became popular for its eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, and local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs, and entrees.
A century ago, Eggleston was the hub of Giles County and drew visitors from all over the United States. They arrived by train (which still runs through the village) to enjoy its beauty and hot springs. Gunpowder Springs was the original name for Eggleston due to the sulpher smell from the hot springs. Occupying what was formerly Pyne’s General Store, the Palisades Restaurant recaptures the former charm and spirit of Eggleston.
Virginia Tech is a beautiful campus and home to many iconic locations and attractions current and former residents are familiar with. For those who may have never seen or even heard of some of these sights, we offer an introduction to what you’ll find when you visit Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Today, Smithfield is an historic house museum, but first it was a home. It must have been a noisy one in 1774 when William and Susanna Smith Preston’s 12 children were young, especially in winter, when they were inside much of the time. In their schoolroom on the house’s main level, they recited lessons. Other times they ran through the house on its hard wooden floors, shouting, laughing, crying and singing. Smithfield Plantation is also the burial site of the founders of Camp Carysbrook, Katherine and Caperton Preston.
The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Everywhere they could these folks would gather with their friends and families from their front porch to the neighbor’s kitchen. In the 1980’s Folks in Floyd took to coming out to the General Store and began the Friday Night Jamboree tradition that continues today. Try the pie!
Virginia’s New River Valley is an outdoorsy place. The combinations of mountains, rivers and bountiful public lands puts hiking on the front burner of outdoor activities that also include paddling, camping, bicycling, and mountain biking. The New River Valley area is generally defined as the communities of Western Virginia in proximity of the New River from Pulaski in the southwest, north through Blacksburg, then west to the Virginia state line at Glen Lyn. Geographically speaking, the New River Valley and its tributaries cut through the high and mighty Appalachians, creating waterfalls, overlooks and geologically fascinating locales.
“This summer that I’ve spent working at Camp Carysbrook has easily been the best summer of my life so far. It’s a truly incredible experience as you watch young girls be themselves in a place where no one judges, gossips or argues.”
Claire CarlinStaff, 2015
“Our daughter has gone to Carysbrook for 3 summers now and each year my wife and I come away more impressed with all that the camp has to offer. She has built great friendships that persist throughout the year while camp is out.”
“Carysbrook brings out the very best in my daughter. She feels loved, and she feels confident to take all kinds of risks.”
“This past summer I spent at Camp Carysbrook was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Deciding to apply for this job was the best decision I have ever made, I had the absolute best summer of my life. I can’t wait until next year.”
Lucy MullerStaff, 2014
“I just spent 8 weeks of my summer in the most magical place in the world. Nights are spent cuddled around a fire with campers and friends alike, and girls are challenged to grow and find themselves, while always being accepted for who they are. Here, life is simpler and makes more sense.”
Abby Worth-JonesStaff 2014
“I went to Carysbrook over 50 years ago! The Prestons ran the camp then. It was a transformative time for me, and I have loved the mountains ever since…what a magical time it was!”
“Camp Carysbrook is a safe place to try new things without fear of failure. Every summer left me with a fortified sense of confidence.”
Frannie McCorkleFormer Camper and Counselor
“There is a place at Carysbrook for all girls – bold, shy, athletic, musical and those who can’t carry a tune. Camp Carysbrook encourages campers to believe and trust in themselves and discover their unique abilities.”
Toni M. Baughman
“Over the years as a parent of campers, it has become increasingly clear how the Carysbrook experience influences the empowerment of girls and the paths they choose.”
“I met my most cherished friends at camp, had experiences that I would have never experienced outside of Carysbrook (riflery, archery, rappelling, caving….) and had an opportunity to be independent in a safe setting.”