Experience a Taste of the Blue Ridge


Effective December 1, 2020 we will be closed for the winter season.

Happy Holidays to all our wonderful customers.
We miss you and can’t wait to re-open for the 2021 season!
Wishing good health, happiness and prosperity to you all.
Thank you for your patronage over the many years
of shared good cheer and we are grateful to have been able to serve you,
our neighbors and friends.
Good luck to you until we meet again on the beautiful mountain top.

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Tuggles Gap Restaurant

Tuggle's Gap Restaurant & Motel

Serving customers on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd and the surrounding area for more than 60 years.
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History of Tuggle's Gap

Built in 1938 by General Boyd in anticipation of the future Blue Ridge Parkway, Tuggles Gap initially operated as a gas station with soda pop and candy. Soon after, the first eight motel units were built. Descendants of General Boyd ran the business until 1985 when it was purchased by Retired Marine Bill Mills.

In 1992, Neil Baker at the suggestion of daughter, Daryl, and son-in-law, Larry Kreager, bought Tuggles Gap from Mr. Mills. She arrived with years of restaurant management experience , great recipes, love of the business and her cherished Rotweiller, Captain Midnight.

In true pioneering spirit, Neil risked her life savings and comfortable life in New Mexico to realize her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant. After several months, she recruited help from her daughter, Cheri Baker, who’d been working in the restaurant business in Washington State for many years.

Neil retired in the fall of 2003 and with her guidance and support, daughter Cheri has continued to manage Tuggles Gap using Neil’s recipes and credo, “We love to serve you."


Find us on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mile Post 165.2 in Floyd County Virginia

3351 Parkway Ln S, Floyd, VA 24091


Located just 6 miles south of the town of Floyd, Virginia, where Route 8 (Parkway Lane South) intersects with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Be sure to stop by when you’re in the area.



Tuggle's Gap Motel

Our rooms are clean, freshly painted, and newly renovated.

We’re just a few miles from the famous Mabry Mill and Virginia’s premier winery, Chateau Morrisette, with direct access to the view and the serenity of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Visit these popular sites near Tuggle’s Gap

Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant is known for its quality Virginia wines, its scenic location along the Blue Ridge Parkway, its Black Dog Music Festivals and other special events, as well as its top-notch fine dining restaurant. The winery is open 7-days a week in season and Friday through Sunday during the winter months and offers wine tastings for $10 per person.

Mabry Mill

Explore the historic Mabry Mill, perhaps the most iconic structure on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience live milling demonstrations, as this gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction! See the nearby Matthews Cabin, blacksmith shop and interpretive area.

Lovers Leap Wayside

Lover’s Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County, Virginia. Indians once inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains. As settlers came and began clearing land to farm, conflict arose with the Indians. Legend has it that the son of a settler saw the Chief's daughter, Morning Flower, and was immediately love-struck.

Contact Us

Tuggle's Gap Restaurant & Motel

3351 Parkway Lane S., Floyd, Virginia 24091

Proprietor: Cheri Baker | Email: tugglesg@swva.net

Tuggles Gap has been serving customers on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd and surrounding area for more than 60 years.