Primland, VA

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.

Primland, VA


Primland is a 12,000 acre resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, approximately 30 minutes east of Interstate 77. Primland has been an Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge since 1990. Guided hunts are available 7 days a week from September through April and can be experienced with your own gun and dog or ours.

Date Range

Primland is a year round resort, with wingshooting available September through April each year.

What is Provided to Customer

Guns, ammo and dogs are available to the customer at additional cost. Shooters may bring their guns and dogs.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt

Elevation for our hunting fields is 1500-1800 feet, the Lodge is perched at approximately 3,000 feet elevation with grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont Plateau.

Wingshooting is conducted in extensively managed habitat including small grains and warm season grasses among a terrain of gently rolling hills.

Typical Weather by Season

Average temperatures and monthly rainfall:

September: 49-75 degrees; 3.28 inches rain
October: 38-65 degrees; 2.57 inches rain
November: 29-53 degrees; 2.87 inches rain
December: 22-41 degrees; 3.23 inches rain
January: 18-39 degrees, 3.15 inches rain
February: 21-43 degrees; 2.98 inches rain
March: 27-52 degrees; 3.45 inches rain
April: 36-63 degrees; 3.39 inches rain


Sample of Typical Itinerary

1/2 day walkups, full day shoots also available. 2 hour parent/ children packages. Combine 1/2 day walkup with a round of sporting clays. Primland is ranked among the Top 25 destinations for sporting clays and this fall is introducing a special package to experience their newest sporting clay course simulating a true shooting experience.


On-site Activities

Fly fishing, pond fishing, full service spa, indoor pool, atv trail rides, mountain bikes, nightly astronomy tours, sporting clays, geocaching, tree climbing, nature hikes, kayaking, golf, driven shoots, turkey hunting, and deer hunting.

Off-site Activities

Antique shopping, winery tours, tour the quaint towns of Floyd VA and Mt. Airy NC.


Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Packages are available to include only wingshooting or can be combined with lodging packages that include accommodations and meals. The Lodge at Primland includes 26 spacious accommodations while the nearby Fairway cottages offer expansive rooms, fireplaces and decks. There are 12 Mountain Homes on the resort property and they range from 3-7 bedrooms, some capable of accommodating up to 22 persons.


Species You Hunt by Season

Pheasant hunting is a specialty at Primland, and bobwhite quail and chukar provide additional shooting opportunities. Primland's spacious grounds, varied terrain and extensively managed habitat which includes small grains and warm grasses ensures that every outing is inherently unique and challenging. Early release methods ensure an abundance of hard flushing flighty birds.


What Should Customers Bring?

Appropriate clothing.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are gratuities included?
A. Gratuity for guides is not included in the package pricing.

Q. Is there wireless internet access?
A. There is complimentary wireless internet access and underground parking for overnight guests at the Lodge.

Q. Do you have a fitness center?
A. The state of the art fitness center is located adjacent to the spa and is complimentary for overnight guests.

Q. Where are the closest airports?
A. Private aviation - Blue Ridge Airport - Martinsville VA - 45 minutes - runway length 5002 ft.

A helipad is located at the north entrance. Coordinates are available upon request.

The Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro NC and the Roanoke Regional Airport in Roanoke VA are both about 90 minutes from the resort. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged prior to arrival.

Charlotte International Airport is approximately 2 hours travel time.

Primland is located about 30 minutes east of Interstate 77 south at exit 14 (Hillsville-Galax VA).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 40 reviews


39 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    Ok - 10/9/2014
    By: from Charleston, SC, USA

    Our guide started very stiff, but by the end he was more comfortable. For 30 birds, we saw less than 25, bagged 18 but time was up, 4:15 pm?

  • 5/5

    Upland bird - 10/6/2014

    My first experience Pheasant hunting and had a great time. Have been duck and goose hunting many times but this is without a doubt my must enjoyable experience to date. The guide was friendly and instructed us well on what we should expect before hitting the fields. Can't wait to do this again.

  • 5/5

    Fun! - 8/24/2014
    By: from Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, USA

    Fantastic guide that thoroughly explained a new sport to us. Excellent course as well.

  • 5/5

    Father/daughter trip - 4/17/2013
    By: from Charlotte, NC, USA

    Superb dog work/excellent birds but the service and amenities at Primland Resort are head & shoulders above the competition!

  • 5/5

    Primland - 4/12/2013
    By: from Chevy Chase, MD, USA

    This was our second visit to Primland. I have had 4 hunting days and my last day was the best. There were some stragglers who flew better than the less experienced birds. Excellent dogs and guides.

  • 5/5

    Good experience with kids too! - 4/11/2013
    By: from from California

    I brought my four and six year old sons on the pheasant and our guide did a great job with them. We took a few birds and really enjoyed watching the dogs work. I would definitely come back.

  • 5/5

    Our Third Trip - 4/11/2013
    By: from Dallas, TX, USA

    Hunting is excellent. Guide was best in class. We travel light, use Orvis gear, and have a turnkey experience. This was our third trip. Grass is low in the spring. High in the fall. Dogs very proficient. Also used shhoting instruction class/ sporting clays for my daughter with very good results.

  • 5/5

    1st time - 4/11/2013
    By: from Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA

    More than I expected. Had a great time and could not have been treated better. Looking forward to my next visit

  • 5/5

    A very fine driven shoot without travelling to the - 4/11/2013
    By: from Primland , Meadows of Dan

    I have taken a group to Primland three times in March over the last three years. Each of our experiences have been excellent. In my judgment Primland currently rates as the best resort experience in Virginia. I have done driven shoots all over the UK for the last 25 years and believe Primland's driven shoot ranks with the best in the UK.

  • 5/5

    Awesome - 4/11/2013
    By: from North Carolina

    This was my first Upland Bird Hunt after visiting Primland many times for golf and deer hunting. Wonderful place to take family or customers for outing. Food is always outstanding..If you do have the opportunity to visit you must order the "Pig Candy" appetizer..

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge
Carl McDaniel
2000 Busted Rock Road
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

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