Local Commercial/Business Services

Link Your Business on our site – email cortiz@ci.grottoes.va.us with your business name, type of business (dining, shopping, place of worship, etc.) and one link to your website or social media page to be included in our local business directory. Must have a valid Town of Grottoes Business License (excluding places of worship).

company picnic facility rentals

Grand Caverns also hosts company picnics which include cavern tours and mini-golf.  Please call (540)-249-5729 for details and pricing.  Contracts are taken beginning in January.

indoor facilities for rent

The Community Room at the Grottoes Town Hall may be rented for various events for the day. Please reach out to the Town Office at
(540) 249-5896 opt. 2 to get rates for commercial use.  
View/download the Community Room Use Agreement Form.

Grand Caverns

A National Natural Landmark, Grand Caverns was discovered in 1804 by Bernard (Barnette) Weyer while trying to retrieve one of his  hunting traps.  Weyer's Cave opened for tours in 1806, making Grand Caverns the oldest continually operating show cave in the world!

Visit the Grand Caverns Website for Tours & Ticketing Information

local parks & attractions

10 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN GROTTOES

Take a Tour of Grand Caverns – If you haven’t been through the caverns ever, or lately, you should do it. It’s amazing!

Go Fishing or Tube the River – Several fishing opportunities along the South River and at Lawhorne Pond (site of Kids Fish Day), or float down the river for some cooling, peaceful relaxation. Careful of the rapids…safety first!

Walking and Hiking Trails – There are great sidewalks and a walking path all through town plus a hiking trail that starts near the Stone Lodge and goes to the top of Cave Hill. Great views at several look out points!!

Music Events – There are several music events in town through the year. A Bluegrass festival in May and October and Friday night bluegrass in the park in July.

Watch a Ball Game – Lots of games are played in John Painter Park during the warm months. Including little league, travel team tournaments, and the Rockingham County league. Visit RCBL Online

Play in the Parks – Both of our parks have fun things to do like having a get together under our shelters, playing a round of putt-putt, tennis (courts can be used for pickleball as well), watching the kids play on the playgrounds or just sitting and watching nature.

Enjoy Events and Parades – All year long we enjoy events and parades in town, like the Veterans Day Ceremony, First Responders Appreciation Day, the holiday parade and more! Follow the Town of Grottoes on Facebook for updates.

Shop and Dine Local – There are opportunities to shop in town where your dollars stay local plus the community has a yard sale in both the spring and fall, plus two small business Saturdays during the year. Grab a bite to eat while you’re out too!

Run in a Race or Cheer Them On – Grottoes’ terrain makes it great for foot races with two 5Ks and a 10K held here each year. If you aren’t running come out and cheer them on! Visit page

VOLUNTEER – Being an active member of your community is rewarding. If you have an idea and an opportunity to volunteer some time or service, let town staff, or your Council members know so we can help you make it happen!

Town of Grottoes Parks


Grand Caverns

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