Ravens Roost Overlook on the Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway

blue ridge parkway cabinsEnjoy staying just minutes from the Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway in a secluded wonderland nestled along a beautiful roaring creek. Cabin Creekwood’s Virginia Cabins and wilderness resort are minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, close to Milepost 10.7. This Milepost features Ravens Roost Overlook which looks out at the George Washington National Forest, offers amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west, and Torrey Ridge in the distance. Drivers love stopping here and snapping pictures because of the wide panorama that can be seen from this view. There is also a trail that leads to a rocky ledge where large birds such as raven’s, eagles and buzzards often roost. The elevation here is 3,200 ft above sea level.

At the base of the ridge below Ravens Roost you’ll see the ruins of the old Torrey Furnace, which is a known Virginia & National Historic Landmark that dates to pre-Civil War times. The massive 40 ft tall furnace played a role during the Civil War and later times when it supplied pig iron to various locations. This is just one of many historical areas of significance in the region. Learn more about some of the cool historical sites by checking out the information we’ve provided on some of the Shenandoah Valley attractions. Cabin Creekwood even features a rustic pre-Civil War era cabin rental, Cabin Logwood, if you really want to stay in an authentic historic log cabin rental.