TELEPHONE NUMBER AT FANCY GAP FACILITIES: (276) 728-3678
CARETAKER: JUNIOR RIGNEY (276) 728-7823
CHECK-IN: 2:00 PM
CHECK-OUT: 11:00 AM
During the hours of 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, you may contact the Facilities & Campus Services office at (336) 758-4255 or (336)-758-5679.
Keys must be picked up prior to 5:00 PM on Friday for weekend reservations. There are no means of getting keys after that time!
The main circuit breaker panels are in the closet of the Bedroom. Only the water heater breakers are normally off. Turn on for hot water. There is also a sub-panel in the Master Bedroom closet. The Bunk House heat, lights, etc., are fed from a breaker panel in the large walk-in closet in the right hand (East) end of the Bunk House.
Main breaker is located on the porch to the left facing the front door. Then turn on sub-breakers in the closet across from the west full bath.
TURN WATER HEATER BREAKERS OFF BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
Supply may be limited at times, so please be conservative by avoiding unnecessary use. Well House is located behind the Cottage.
Instructions for Turning on Water Supply At Facilities: Go inside the Pump House behind the Cottage, you will find a diagram on the wall showing the location of the various valves. The valves are tagged: Big House & Little House. Open the valve to the facility you are occupying.
University service personnel perform general custodial and maintenance services periodically, but all guests should plan to provide their own daily cooking and service requirements, since staffing the houses is not feasible. ALL GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES AND LEAVE THE LODGE/HOUSE IN ORDER FOR THE PERSON(S) FOLLOWING THEM. ALL TRASH CANS MUST BE EMPTIED AND THE TRASH REMOVED FROM THE SITE.
Cleaning supplies are available for use as necessary. Please bring paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, bath soap, laundry detergents and dishwasher detergent. (USE NOTHING BUT AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER DETERGENT IN DISHWASHER!) There are some stores at Fancy Gap; other, more complete shopping facilities are at Mount Airy and Hillsville, eight (8) to nine (9) miles away from the Fancy Gap facilities.
The facilities are checked following each occupancy, as well as the general condition of the buildings and grounds. Should special cleaning, repairs, and/or replacement be required after your visit, YOU or YOUR DEPARTMENT (as appropriate) WILL BE BILLED FOR THE COST(S) INCURRED BY THE UNIVERSITY.
Put screens in place at night and whenever leaving the house temporarily. The fireplaces are sometimes smoky – it helps to start a good draft by burning newspapers before lighting the kindling, and to maintain a lively blaze until the chimney flue is well warmed. Dry kindling is sometimes scarce – it’s a good idea to take a bundle along. For your convenience, former visitors will have left a supply of wood on the screened porch. Please do the same for whoever may follow you. Ashes from fireplaces & grills should be dampened & dumped in red fire barrels outside each house.
KEY AND COMPLETED CHECK LISTS (ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE) MUST BE RETURNED TO THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Since the University’s primary objective in maintaining the Fancy Gap Lodge and Cottage is to provide University/Bowman Gray employees with facilities for leisure and recreation, we felt it would be appropriate to provide information concerning points of interest and recreation facilities in the area.
Virginia Historical Landmarks
Carroll County Courthouse
The Courthouse is the scene of the Hillsville Courtroom Tragedy of 1912. Located on U.S. 52, Main Street, Hillsville.
J. Sidna Allen Home
The eight room Queen Anne style home, with unique architecture and detailed features, was built by a principal figure in the Hillsville Courtroom Tragedy. The house is open Saturdays and Sundays. There is a small admission charge. Located on U.S. 52 South at Fancy Gap.
Historic Stone Church (Dinwiddle Presbyterian Church)
One of five native stone churches built by Presbyterian Minister, Robert Childress and featured in Richard David’s book &Mac179;The Man Who Moved A Mountain.¾ Located five miles from Hillsville. Take Route 100, right SR#783, go 3/4 miles, right on SR#752.
Local Attractions & Recreation
North Carolina Granite Corporation
Located on N.C. 103, 2 miles east of Mount Airy, it is the largest open-face granite quarry in the world. Tour groups may call (910) 786-5141 for details.
Featuring relics from four wars, Indian artifacts, pioneer tools, and an exhibit of the 1912 Courthouse Tragedy. Open daily (except Sunday), 9 AM to 6 PM. Admission is free. Located on 58 West at Woodlawn. Telephone number is (540) 236-4884.
Features demonstrations of making sorghum and apple butter, and grinding corn and buckwheat. The mill emphasizes pioneer culture of the Blue Ridge Highlands.