Big Stone Gap

A small town, with big stories.

In the heart of Appalachia lies Big Stone Gap. Founded in 1856, Big Stone Gap represents quintessential Southern charm. Considered a small town, with a population of roughly 5,700, Big Stone Gap allows residents and visitors the opportunity to step back into old Americana—when life was simpler and land was abundant. 

When you visit Big Stone Gap, you’ll find yourself wedged between some of the most breathtaking scenery Virginia has to offer. Mountains spring up on all sides of the town and create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. Not to mention, the endless mountain and forested land provides ample opportunities for adventure, such as ATVing, hiking and horseback riding.

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See the Movie,
Experience the Town.

Adriana Trigiani’s trilogy comes to life in the romantic comedy, Big Stone Gap. Focused on a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, Big Stone Gap is all about love and life in the heart of Appalachia. Movie goers will witness first-hand the scenery that inspired the series and will fall in love with small town charm all over again.



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