Big Pine Trout Farm will capture your imagination and provide you with the tranquil and peaceful experience that you have always longed for. You will create your own memorable experience from the moment you arrive, catch a trophy trout in our crystal clear mountain stream, soar over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, take a brisk hike, or simply relax in the tranquil mountain air on the backyard hammock… The possibilities are endless – either close by or within an hours’ drive.
We came back from our trip to Big Pine feeling so renewed -- it was just a perfect getaway for an overworked couple! The fishing was wonderful even though we came during one of the coldest winters I can remember. It was just a great week -- we caught several 20+ inch fish; Rainbows, Goldens and Brookies -- I think wild brookies -- just beautiful!
I loved the house -- it was so comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Cable TV, a fully outfitted kitchen and plenty of room for gear. If I didn't want to fish all day every day, I would have been happy just to kick back and relax at "home".
Raymond was there anytime we needed anything -- just a phone call away -- and really made us feel welcome. I hope you will tell him how much I appreciate his friendly assistance with everything and patient answers to all of my questions about trout farming. It's fascinating, really.
I can't wait to come back in the spring for some good dry fly fishing, and even though our trip was almost a month ago I find myself thinking about it every day and it makes me smile.
See you soon, and thanks again for having a truly beautiful place.
All the best,
Nancy and JP
Mrs Vitale from Illinois calls this " The prettiest part of the country she's ever seen"!
Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something..Or Not!
Our property is a great place to set up basecamp for seasonal outdoor excursions or drop the keys in a basket and never leave. Your choice is always the right one!
Hiking-The Virginia Highlands
* Leisurely Big Pine jaunt on our streamside groomed trail-Easy For Everyone
* Dragon’s Tooth on the way to Big Pine from I-81 (15 miles) on 311
* McAfee’s Knobat top of Catawba Mtn on way to Big Pine from I-81(5 Miles) on 311
Golfing- The Best Terrain in The East
* Hanging Rock-”A Real Gem” same exit as New Castle/Salem 311-Roanoke College home course
* Blue Hills-” A Local Roanoke Value”
* Greenbrier “Home Of the PGA’s “Greenbrier Classic” a 59 won it last year
* Homestead-”Just The Oldest Continuously Operating Course in The USA
Cycling-Olympic training destination for Canadian cycling teams. World Class Inclines.
Soaring-World Reknowned Gliderport,BLUE RIDGE SOARING SOCIETY,Membership Required
Virginia Tech Football-South on beautiful Rte 42 about an hour and NO I-81 traffic
Explore Historic New Castle, Virginia and The Old Brick Hotel our Historical Society
Paint Bank General Store 25 gorgeous miles West of of Big Pine for “The Best American Bison Sandwich Ever”, a great place for kids to run around,too!
The Home Place Restaurant – A quick 15 minute drive for a local home cooked all you can eat country meal. Rave Reviews! Check hours early in the week:)
IGA Supermarket in DOWNTOWN New Castle. Very Close,Very Good! Fried Chicken is "The Bomb"! Shop when you arrive, no need to haul groceries.
SUBWAY-Downtown New Castle across from IGA