Here we have a collection of stories and adventures people have had in the New River Valley. If you have a tale you would like to share, just let us know here!

December 9, 2010

"The river, the surrounding area are just all so wonderful. We ventured out to explore the countryside and were rewarded with the glorious Draper Mountain Overlook and even found a beautiful park in Pulaski, Gatewood Park. We wish we never had to leave."

~Visitors from Charlotte

December 9, 2010

"The river is very beautiful and calming. We spent hours just sitting along the rivers edge in Pulaski County and listening to the bubbling of the water and the geese and ducks talking back and forth."

~Guests from Wisconsin

December 9, 2010

"Visiting Pulaski County will become a new family tradition because being out in nature and away from commercialism of major tourist destinations has brought our family closer in ways we never experienced elsewhere."

~Travelers from Gatlinburg

December 9, 2010

"At New River Retreat, being in the tourism industry gives us the opportunities to this area through the eyes of others. Speaking with visitors from others states and even other countries allows us to have unique perspective on the place where we live. So many people who visit Pulaski County are in awe of the river and lake. They travel hundreds of miles to take in astonishing vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. People from the Cities can't believe how bright the stars are here at night, they experience for the first time the serenity of absolute silence."

~Debbie Gardner, Pulaski County, VA