Virginia’s Mountain Playground™

Live, work and play in the best of Southwest Virginia
Live the Life You’ve Dreamed of

Life in Giles is a delightful combination of friendly neighbors, beautiful farmlands, quaint towns with award winning restaurants, and businesses, vast river and mountain views and ahhh….the best part; quiet small town living.

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Grow your business with us

Starting a new business? Giles County has several prime locations available and a healthy infrastructure to get you off to a strong start. Whether you are moving a current business or just starting out, our Economic Development staff will help you along the way.

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Bike – Hike – Fish – Play!

Come for the outdoor recreation, friendly towns, and unforgettable experiences, stay because it’s Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Giles County is home to 37 miles of the New River and New River Water Trail™, over 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the Great Eastern Trail.

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Celebrate your special day with friends, family and beautiful mountain scenery. We have a variety of wedding venue locations that can accommodate any size wedding party.

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Getting Here and Getting Around

Giles County is located in the Allegheny Mountains in the southwest portion of Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. Roanoke is 70 miles east; Richmond, the state capital, is 244 miles east; and Washington, D.C. is 300 miles northeast.


Giles County Film Office

Giles County offers beautiful settings with stunning natural landmarks for year round shots for commercials, television programs, videos and movies. The Giles County Film Office makes the business of film making easier. We work with scouts and production companies from  the moment that they begin looking for locations until they have finished their shoot.

In addition, the office confers with:

The state on incentives for filmmakers, sales and tax exemptions for production activity, permits and regulations required for Virginia.

Individuals on the community level by connection production companies with the local services (Businesses, interns, food, accommodations, etc.) that they require for their film project.

Want to see our county in action? You can check out the film adaption of David’s Baldacci’s best-selling novel “Wish You Well”, as this was filmed throughout Giles. Also the majority of Dirty Dancing was filmed at our Mountain Lake Hotel, or better known as the “Kellerman’s Resort”.

Interested in filming in Giles? Start by looking at the photographs of more than 50 Giles County locations in Virginia Film Office online library or call us at 540-921-2079.

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Plan a visit to our beautiful waterfalls

Mill Creek Falls
Dismal Falls
Cascade Falls