Sissy’s daughter attends Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. It was parent’s weekend and Sissy’s husband, Paul, wasn’t going to be able to go at the last minute. Thank Goodness, I was here to help! I mean, someone has to take up the slack here and hang out with sweet Sissy in this beautiful inn. This is The Mast Farm Inn, in Valle Crusis, NC, about 20 minutes from downtown Boone.Its a beautiful drive up Hwy 221. We stopped at a local creamery to buy some cheese.
I think she’s posing.
I think I need a cowie.
We sampled lots of tasty cheese spreads. I think we could have made a meal out those little crackers and cheeses.<
We decided on Pumpkin Spice, Garlic cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Pineapple-Pecan, and Bacon Ranch. I guess we didn’t really decide…we just bought one of each.
We checked into The Mast Farm Inn, which not only has rooms inside the house, but it has several cabins to choose from.
The Granary has become Sissy and Paul’s favorite, which I think may be my favorite too.
When we opened the door, we heard Bluegrass music playing, that certainly helped put us in the Appalachian mood.
A personalized card, cookies and water were a special welcoming touch.
Let me take you upstairs to my bedroom. I love these old steps.
The world’s softest, fluffiest, most comfortable bed, quaint room, and great view. Ahhhh….
Even the curtain hung by a wire, wrapped around two nails, was so sweet.
I thought this was a great idea for displaying photos. These postcards were thumbtacked to a piece of wood. Simple.
No tv, but a kitchen to make some hot tea was all we needed.
This is the backside of the cabin.
A few goats, a horse and a burro live in the field behind the cabin. (More on them later.)
Oh my goodness! So beautiful!
We woke the next morning to this beautiful sight! SNOW!!!
Luckily, Sissy had brought some dried apples, so we fed them to the animals.
Oh yea!! Looking good in the pjs and boots! I didn’t care. I just wanted to feed the critters. The horse was funny though. If you tried to offer an apple slice to a goat or to the burro, she would get very pushy and use her size to snag the goodies.
I thought the day before was pretty…today? Wow.
The snow makes the red burning bush pop.
After feeding the animals, we put some clothes on and went to the inn for breakfast.
The first course was oh so yummy locally made yogurt with fresh berries, homemade granola and honey.
The main dish was potato-kale quiche, Swiss cheesy grits, local sausage, an heirloom tomato and one of the best biscuits I have ever eaten. It was perfectly browned on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. An endless hot cup of coffee to go with it….I was in heaven. It was so good!
After breakfast, we picked up Sarah, on the right, and her roommate, Nancey, and drove to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We ordered picnic lunches from the inn to eat later in the day. Check out how they put it together. Notice there are no plastic ziploc baggies. Sandwiches are wrapped in paper, pickles in mason jars, chips in paper bags and the drinks are in glass bottles. Nice. Making gluten-free sandwiches was no problem. And the rich chocolate cake just put this lunch over the top.
Sunday morning the sun started to come out. I loved how the sun would peek out of a hole in the clouds and brighten an area of land.
Our friends liked the sun too.
This little fellow liked being scratched behind his ears.
“Hey Lady! You got something to eat?”
It was a restful, relaxing weekend in a beautiful part of the country with a wonderful friend. Thank you Sissy!
Thanks for dropping by!