Sunday, October 25, 2009
October 22nd was technically our Anniverary. I have to say our trip to Banner Elk, NC was quite a good one. I thought I would share a few moments of our weekend. I could not get enough of this cute B&B. We stayed at the Blueberry Villa. The Villa is on the grounds of the Banner Elk Winery. If you ever plan a fall getaway to NC then come stay here! Actually, any season here at this villa would not disappoint I am sure.
Here are a few shots of our weekend getaway.
The view from our bed was amazing. We woke up Saturday morning and rolled open the windows for some crisp fall mountain air.
We spent some of the day on the grounds of the villa. You could take a path straight from the house down to the small winery.
The path leads ou down to the trout pond.
The pond had a great fire pit up above it. I am sure this would be a ton of fun to sit around and roast smores, right?
Here is the front of the winery.
Okay, now onto the house. The front porch was fabulous. This porch was the entire length of the house.
Each of the rooms were decorated after different wines. The rooms had these adorable frames on the door to display the "wine" your room was modeled after. We stayed in this room.
Here is a look into our room. I must say red walls are hard to pull off. I think the decor did a great job giving the feel of a nice glass of Red Bordeaux.
The room was pretty to the eyes. However, the things that make a great stay also come down to how fabulous the bed is right? The bed was "oh so comfy". The linens were super soft and the bed had the most fluffy down comforter.
We did pull ourselves away to leave the room, I promise. Of course, not until I take a picture of the nice linens! I know, I am a nut or I am just a sucker for nice bedding!
We finally did leave the room and look at these adorable creatures we were able to go see! Wait... your going to want to go see them too. You must go to Grandfather Mountain and check out the animal habitat if you are ever in NC.
When we left the winery this morning the owner told us to drive up to their upper vineyard to catch an amazing view. We were not disappointed to say the least.
Of course, leaving such a wonderful weekend sort makes you want to do this...
We will definetly put this on one of our places to return to.
It was a great romantic getaway. Check out more on the villa here http://www.blueberryvilla.com/