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100 Reasons to Visit The Dillard House

Okay, I'm not really going to list one hundred reasons to visit The Dillard House, but take my word for it, there are at least 100. In 1917, Carrie and Arthur Dillard opened what is the present-day Dillard House in the North Georgia Mountains when they welcomed their first lodger. Today, after one-hundred years and thousands of guests later, Dillard House Inn in Dillard, Georgia is celebrating a century of welcoming guests, providing comfortable lodging, and serving up heaping portions of Southern Hospitality. A Rich History The Rock House Inn is the original boarding house which opened in 1917. The [...]

The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

February 2, 2017 @ 11:51 pm
Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe. Today, mere minutes from his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, the Williamsburg Winery brings Mr Jefferson's dream to fruition. The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred is a thriving vineyard and member of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the heart of Coastal Virginia's historic region. "Everything you need to eat, drink, and feel at home." The Williamsburg Winery features a winery, tasting room, vineyards, restaurants as well as overnight accommodations. As their website boasts, "Everything [...]

Discover Patriots Point and ‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’

The USS Yorktown as seen from the deck of the USS Laffey Destroyer. Standing at the waterfront looking across Charleston Harbor, you'll see docked with flags waving in the breeze the massive, majestic gray USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. Each year, thousands cross the Cooper River to the Mount Pleasant side of the historic harbor in order to 'Walk in the Steps of Heroes" at Patriots Point. What's it all about? Back in the 1970s the Patriots Point Development Authority came together to establish a naval and maritime museum on Charleston Harbor featuring the World War II aircraft carrier, the USS [...]

Essentials for Visiting North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley Wine Region

January 19, 2017 @ 9:34 am
Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina you'll find the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. The area west of Winston-Salem, once famous for it's Gold Leaf Tobacco is quickly gaining notoriety for a new yet old crop. The Grape. The first federally-recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state is producing award-winning wines and attracting visitors to taste and enjoy. Finding the Yadkin Valley Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge just west of Winston-Salem, 65-miles north of Charlotte, and a little over two hours west of Raleigh, The [...]

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of Mayberry it's set in is as infamous as the show’s beloved characters. Mayberry isn’t just a place in television lore, Mayberry comes to life in Andy Griffith’s real hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The quaint town that served as the inspiration for Mayberry located at the gateway to the Yadkin Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains rolls out the welcome mat to fans of the popular television show year-round. Mt. Airy is Mayberry It’s not a coincidence [...]