2021 Charity Home Tour Home Locations
Directions by Land
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Tour directions begin at Hales Ford Bridge on Booker T Washington Highway, Route 122. Other starting points may be used, and homes can be visited in any order. Orange and black signs will be placed at all turns for help with guidance. There will be traffic directors at each house to help with parking. Please advise them if you need assistance. Please note that homes are not handicapped accessible.
Homes on East Side of Lake
1. Mele Home
117 Seagull Way, Goodview Head northeast on VA-122 N (Booker T Washington Highway) and go 2.4 mi. Turn left onto Rt 655 (Diamond Hill Road). Go 3.9 mi. Turn left onto Rt 616 (Horseshoe Bend) and go 0.2 mi. Take slight right onto Rt 655. Go 1.2 mi. Turn left to stay on Rt 655 and go 0.2 mi. Continue straight onto Rt 653 (Goodview Road/Trails End). Go 0.5 mi. Turn right onto Rt 1588 (Tiki Terrace) and go 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Rt 1589 (Sea Gull Way). Go 0.2 m. No Sign, look for arrow.
2. Waro Home 1155 Haygood Drive, Goodview
Head northeast on Rt 1589 (Sea Gull Way). Go .2 mi. Turn right onto Rt 1588 (Tiki Terrace) and go .3 mi. Turn left onto Rt 653(Goodview Road/Trails End) and go 0.5 mi. Continue onto Rt 655 for 0.2 mi. Turn right to stay on Rt 655. Turn right onto Rt 616. Go 2.0 mi. Turn left to stay on Rt 616 (name changes to Snidow Dr.) Go 0.5 mi. Watch for signs for visitor parking. Visitors will be required to walk .3 mi to home down a steep one-way winding road.
3. Walker Home 118 Lee Drive, Huddleston Head northeast on Haygood Dr toward Seaview Dr for 0.2 mi. Turn left to stay on Haygood Dr go 243 ft. Turn left onto Rt 616. Go 0.5 mi. Turn right to stay on Rt 616 for 2.0 mi. Slight right to stay on Rt 616 for 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Rt 655 (Diamond Hill Road) for 3.9 mi. Continue straight to stay on Rt 655 (Hendricks Store Road) for 2.5 mi. Continue onto Rt 654 (Radford Church Road) for 1.6 mi. Turn right onto White House Rd. Go 2.8 mi. Turn right onto Rt 608/Rt 626 for 0.2 mi at White House Corner Store. Turn left at Atlantic Union Bank onto Rt 608 (Tollers Ferry Road). Go 3.8 mi. Turn right onto Rt 734 (Trading Post Road). Go 2.3 mi. Turn left onto Saunders Point Rd for 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Lee Dr and go 0.2 mi. No street sign, look for arrow.
Homes on West Side of Lake
4. Pannell Home 105 Park Way Avenue, Moneta
Head southwest on VA-122 S for 3.4 mi. Turn left onto Rt 616 (Scruggs Road). Go 4.8 mi. Turn left onto Rt 942 (Bluewater Dr). Go 1.2 mi. Turn right onto Rt 1290 (Saunders Farm Rd) for 0.3 mi. Rt 1290 turns right and becomes Winding Waters Dr. Go 0.3 mi. Continue onto Montego Bay Dr. Go 0.1 mi. Turn left on Parkway Avenue.
5. College Home
42 Reserve Road, Moneta
Turn right onto Montego Bay Dr and continue onto Winding Waters Dr. Go 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Rt 1290 (Saunders Farm Rd). Go 0.3 mi. Turn left onto Bluewater Dr. Go 2.3 mi. Turn left onto Browns Point Dr for 0.1 mi. Turn right onto Parford Ln. Go 0.4 mi. Turn left onto Reserve Rd.
6. Long Home 60 Augusta Way, Moneta
Head northwest on Reserve Rd toward Parford Ln. Turn right onto Parford Ln. Go 0.4 mi. Slight left onto Browns Point Dr for 0.1 mi. Turn right onto Bluewater Dr and go 1.2 mi. Turn left onto Scruggs Rd. Go 1.7 mi. Turn left onto Rt 668 (Lovely Valley Rd). Go 2.4 mi. Turn left onto Rt 670 (Burnt Chimney Rd) for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Rt 665 (Mallard Point). Go 1 mi. Turn left onto Forest Shores Rd for .2 mi. Take slight right toward Desker Dr. Go .2 mi, then take a right onto Augusta Way.
7. English Home 8395 Burnt Chimney, Wirtz
Head southwest on Augusta Way toward Desker Dr for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Desker Dr. Go 0.2 mi. Slight left onto Forest Shores Rd for 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Rt 665 (Mallard Point). Go 1.0 mi. Turn left onto Rt 670 (Burnt Chimney Rd). Go 1.8 mi. Proceed with caution watching for pedestrians on the side of the roadway. Watch for signs to visitor parking and obey crossing guards.
8. Howlett Home 115 Blue Lake Road, Union Hall
Head back out on Rt 670 (Burnt Chimney). Go 4.5 mi. Turn left onto Rt 834 (Brooks Mill Road). Go 5.3 mi. Turn left onto Rt 674 (Long Horne Rd) at sign for The Pavilion. Go 1.0 mi. Slight left onto Blue Lake Rd for 0.2 m
To return to starting point: Head west on Blue Lake Rd toward Long Horne Rd for 0.2 mi. Slight right onto Rt 674 (Long Horne Rd) Go 1.0 mi. Turn right onto Rt 834 (Brooks Mill Rd) Go 8.2 mi. Turn left onto Scruggs Rd for 0.8 mi. Turn right onto VA-122 N toward Bedford. Go 3.4 mi
Directions by Water
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Home Tour “Directions by Water” normally begin at Hales Ford Bridge and provide a suggested sequential route to the homes. Note that homes retain their“numbers”from the map and by-land directions.
You may also wish to consider picking certain houses to visit by car.
Boaters are reminded to wear life jackets or have them readily accessible on deck. Skippers should attach their kill switch lanyard (it’s now the law), begin with a full fuel tank, check engine oil, bring along a cell phone and charger plus sufficient water to keep hydrated throughout theday.Sea Tow stands by to assist at 540-719-5555. A few homes require a climb from the dockso bring comfortable shoes.Look for the orange Charity HomeTour flag visible on the dock at each home. Follow instructions of the dock volunteers and tie up only where they indicate is OK. Allow extra time to await docking space.
Homes on Upper Roanoke (Goodview)
#2, Waro Home–Pass under HalesFord Bridge and travel up-river for about 18-20mins, watching for R32 on your right.About 1 ½ mins past R32,look for a large boulder retaining wall close to water, just below blue home.GPS: 37 09.793N; 79 4l.789W.
#1, Mele Home –Travel up-river from #2 another 12-15 mins, watchingfor marker R50 on right.Brown home sits among cluster of large trees on right, with sign for 117 Seagull Way in yard just before dock.Limited docking available. Path to home consists of86 steps thru a lovely garden.GPS: 37 11.115N; 79 43.009W.
Home on Roanoke(Moneta)
#4, PannellHome –Head down the Roanoke Riverpassingunder Hales Ford Bridgeand about 5 miles further down, through the “S Curve”that begins at R21A. Exit “SCurve”at marker R17and continue southwest past marker R15 and two small islands. Watchfor shoal markers as you bear right into a large coveand head straightin. This home does not have a dock. Boat parking is available in front of 183 Calypso Road whichis about ¼mile from the home on tour. Shuttle will be provided. GPS3704.902N;7938.294W(Note: Marker R18 in the S Curve is misplaced on the free Laker Magazine maps.)
Homeson Craddock Creek (Huddleston)
#3, Walker Home–Head back down Roanoke River, toward marker R4, and just before R4 angle across toward cell towerson dam end of Smith Mountain.(Alternatively, you can continue past R4,give wide berth to C1 and angle right toward C2). Carefully enter the cove behind the shoalmarkers near C2, keeping well outside the triangular shallows that are marked. A small B/W striped lighthouse shore decoration will be visible on your left. Continue along the left cove shoreline. House with twin stone chimneys sits on a hill deep in thecove. GPS: 3703.308N; 79 33.544W.
Homes on Gills Creek (Wirtz/Moneta)
#7, English Home –Enter Gills Creek and angle toward left hand shore.Continue toward no-wake buoys visible in the distance (these are well to the left of and beyond the marina’s buoys). Idle through the buoysand look for home high on hill on left, with a 25-degreegradeserpentine blacktop path up.Address sign for 8395 BurntChimney Rd. on front of dock. GPS: 37 03.231N; 79 40.922W
#5, College Home –Pass between G2 and Gills Creek Marina’s no-wake buoys and shoal marker. Bear left to continue along Gills Creek’s main channel.College Home dock is in middle of a cluster of three on your right with sign for 42 Reserve Rd. on dock house. GPS: 37 03.458; 79 40.610W.
#6, Long Home–Continue along Gills Creekchannel to G10 (last marker on Gills Creek); then follow the creek farther upstream, taking two more lefts. Home is a bit farther on your left. GPS: 37 04.441N; 79 41.332W.
Home on Upper Blackwater (Union Hall)
#8, Howlett Home –Head back out Gills Creek and up the Blackwater, passing B14 & B36 at the 4H point. B37 will be to port; enter the first long cove just beyond that and look for a dock on the left with an orange banner, plus Navy and flags flying. Home is high on the hill with a stone retaining wall; 70 steps lead to a steep gravel path. GPS: 37 01.616N; 79 43.507W