Posts Tagged ‘NC pet-friendly cabins’

Resolve to Travel with the Family

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Sis Tearing It Up - Part 3

There is great skiing near our Blue Ridge Cabins

January is traditionally filled with the best intentions. The holidays are behind us, we’ve said farewell to extended family, and the children are back at school. It’s not uncommon to feel a little blue during the short days and long nights, but we combat those feelings by making resolutions. We resolve to exercise more, work more diligently, and spend quality time with our families.

We can’t help with all of those, but we can help you create quality time with the family at our Blue Ridge Parkway cabins.

Do the kids like to ski or snow tube? Our North Carolina cabins are close to several ski mountains. You can plan for several weekend trips and explore a different resort each time. Go tubing at Hawksnest one weekend – said to have the largest snow tubing park on the east coast – and head to Appalachian Ski Mountain for some late night skiing another weekend.

Back at the Blue Ridge Mountains cabins, warm yourselves with hot cocoa, huddle around a campfire, or gather together for a family game night. We have several pet friendly cabins, so you can bring your best friend, too.

This is the kind of New Year’s Resolution that is worth keeping. Enjoy your children while they are home to enjoy.

History Nestled in Blue Ridge Mountains

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The greater area around the Blue Ridge Parkway is rich in history. Our Blue Ridge Parkway lodging in Glendale Springs makes a good base for exploring the region. It is easy to hop in the car or on your motorcycle and head out for the day, open to whatever adventure may befall you. It is also a relief to pull in each evening to a comfortable, roomy cabin that is all yours, surrounded by acres of beautiful forest. How nice to feel that you are in your home away from home, where you can call your dog to your side, stretch out and relax. Or head out to a fire pit, where you can gaze into the flames or count stars overhead.

A fun day trip from our pet-friendly cabins in North Carolina is found in Newton, about an hour and a half to the south. The Harper House will astound you. The North Carolina Department of Archives and History maintains that the Harper House has “the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state.” This is quite a compliment, but it is not unwarranted. Hundreds of details, from door latches to decorative wood banisters, make the interior a wonder to behold. Anyone interested in architecture and craftsmanship should make the effort to visit the Harper House in Newton.

On your way back to your NC pet-friendly cabins, be sure to visit the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, outside Claremont. It is one of two original covered bridges still standing in North Carolina, and was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2001. It is lovely to behold.