Party Location: New Castle, Virginia

Come up to New Castle, Virginia for the best party of your life, and a little time away from the hustle and bustle of this lemming-like world. We'll be having fun till the sun goes down and for a few of us, probably even more fun after that! Marshmallows and camping by the fire. It just doesn't get any better! Here are a few frequently asked questions to help you out. Directions and accommodations are included here as well.

Q: It's too far.
A: Technically that's more of a statement than it is a question, but fortunately we DO have an answer: You're wrong. And if you really love us, you'll make the trip. The end. :-)

Q: Cool, are there REAL castles in New Castle?
A: No. But there are guns, green cammo, and militia galore.

Q: Why are you having it in VA? Why not NC?
A: Jacob and Molly (Sara's sister and brother-in-law) have a REALLY sweet set-up. Movie screen and projector, music in doors and out, lots of room to romp and play, etc.. They had their wedding ceremony and reception there back in April, and frankly - it was awesome. So, when they offered to let us use their house as our party venue, we said, "Not yes. But HECK yes."

Q: Can I carpool?
A: I don't know. Can you? But seriously, yes. If you are interested in carpooling, let us know. We'll hook you up.

Q: How far is it, and how do I get there?
A: We are so glad you asked.

Directions & Distances

The party will be located at the home of Jacob and Molly Dellinger. Their address is:

388 Galax Road
New Castle, VA 24127

Distance from...
-Mt. Airy to New Castle: 2 hours
-Greensboro to New Castle: 2.75 hours
-W-S to New Castle: 2.75 hours
-Kernersville to New Castle: 2.75 hours

GPS owners: You probably don't want to enter this address in exactly, because the road Molly & Jacob live on is somewhat new and off the beaten and/or documented path. Here's what you need to do:

1. Put "New Castle VA" into your GPS. This should put you on highway 81.

2. Get off on exit 140 which is Thompson Memorial Drive.

3. Turn left and go under the bridge.

4. Continue straight to the signal and take a left onto 311 (Catawba Valley Drive). Continue for 20.9 miles.

5. PASS STRAIGHT THROUGH the Main Street intersection and continue straight for another 2.1 miles. Slow down!

6. Turn left on Craig Woods Road.

7. Then take the first right on Mt. Chestnut Road and another right onto Galax Road.

8. Follow Galax Road until you get to "The Cottage" on the right. You should see signs directing you to the party.

Those Not-So-Priviledged to own a GPS: Use the internet, a map, a compass, an inflatable raft with ajoining battery-powered trolling moter, whatever. Just kidding. The basic directions for those of us in the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, King) are:

1. Take 52 N to I-74 W and drive 12.5 miles.

2. Merge onto I-77 N and drive 36.2 miles.

3. Take exit 32 to merge with 81 N and drive 59.7 miles toward Roanoke.

4. Continue with the previous steps shown above. (Get off on exit 140....etc...etc...)

There are dangerous animals in the woods up here, so do try not to get lost.

Just in case you get lost along the way, please feel free to use Molly & Jacob's phone numbers:

Jacob 540-797-3696

Molly 540-529-3656


Q: So, we could probably make this a day trip - but we want to make a whole weekend out of it. Are there places around where we can stay overnight?
A: YES! And you have a couple of options. Molly and Jacob have a few spots if you want to bring a tent and set up camp on their property. Space is limited, so first come first served! Additionally, there are several hotel-type options available as well (see below). The ground is also a viable, albeit a not terribly appealing, option.


List of hotels: (for those who really are too far out for a day trip)

Days Inn Roanoke Airport Va
12.9 Miles From New Castle, VA
Hotel Info: 866-573-4235

Quality Inn Salem
13.3 Miles From New Castle, VA
Hotel Info: 866-678-6350

La Quinta Inn Roanoke-Salem
13.3 Miles From New Castle, VA
Hotel Info: 866-767-0278

Courtyard by Marriott Roanoke Airport
15.4 Miles From New Castle, VA
Hotel Info: 866-538-0315

Super 8 Daleville Roanoke
Hotel Info: 866-925-8676

Comfort Suites Salem
Hotel Info: 866-678-6350

On Site Camp Sites - FREE!
Plenty of spots available here on the property!
- 5-6 spots available
- First come first serve
- Firepit
- Continental breakfast