Chesapeake and Ohio Craig Valley  Branch circa 1930's

Olde Surber Station - where you can still find peace and quite.


Our Old-time Band


Miles of private hiking trails wind through the adjoining acreage. In addition Jefferson National Forest, adjacent to the property, has numerous nearby trails.

Fishing, warm-water
Pristine Craig Creek, which is really more of a river than a creek, flows through the property and is readily accessible for wading or shore fishing. Over a mile of shoreline is available to bait fishermen and flyfishermen. The warm-water creek contains plentiful smallmouth, redeye, pickerel, and of course lots of bluegill. Flyfishing for sizable smallmouth is an exciting activity.

Fishing, cold-water
While Craig Creek is too warm in the summer to support trout, trout fishing is available in a nearby cold-water stream . Only a 15 minute drive takes you to the beautiful tumbling mountain trout stream called Roaring Run that has both a catch-and-release and put-and-take section. The lower put-and-take section is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. The upper catch-and-release section is stocked with fingerling rainbow trout and also native brook trout. The rest of the family will also enjoy an easy trail up to a beautiful waterfall with natural water slides.A Virginia State Fishing and Trout license is required to fish this stream and can be purchased online. There are numerous other trout streams within a one-hour driving radius of Olde Surber Station

Craig Creek is fine for gentle canoeing, particularly in the spring and early summer.

Swimming and Inner Tubing
Craig Creek has crystal clear water and it's a lot warmer in the summertime than you might think a mountain stream would be. It's very comfortable for swimming. Many folks like to float lazily down the stream on inner tubes on a warm summer afternoon. You need to bring "creek shoes" to wear while swimming, as the bottom is very rocky.

Birdwatching/Wildlife watching
Due to the remoteness and nearness to the Jefferson National Forest, birds and wildlife are plentiful and easily observed from the hiking trails, old railroad, and fields. Numerous pileated woodpeckers, many varieties of hawk, herons, grouse, cedar waxwing, indigo bunting, bluebirds, goldfinch, wild turkey, and many, many other species can be seen, as well as whitetail deer, black bear, raccoon, fox, bobcat, and others.

Thousands of acres of national forest are accessible from the property.

If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, a number of nearby national forest roads and trails are open to you. We do not allow four-wheel drive vehicles on our property.

We recommend Reading, Porch Sitting, Fossil Hunting, Roasting Marshmallows and Singing around the Campfire.

Area Attractions
Here are links to a few of the many attractions within an hour to an hour and a half drive from Olde Surber Station. We can provide driving directions and other recommendations for dining and sightseeing.

Wilderness Adventures Fantastic! Only 15 minutes away.

O. Winston Link Museum Incredible steam railroad photography.

Roanoke Railroad Museum Railroaders will love this.

Natural Bridge Amazing rock-of-ages still used as a bridge.

The National D-Day Memorial They gave their lives to keep us free.

Jefferson National Forest

Center in the Square

The Jefferson Pools Designed by Thomas Jefferson.



Appalachian Trail

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Nearby swinging foot bridge

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Flyfishing Craig Creek

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Canoeing and fishing

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Inner Tubing and Swimming

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Pileated woodpecker

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Wild Turkeys

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Whitetail Deer

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Pickin' and Singin'

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Father and son hiking


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