Owner and innkeeper Anne made us feel right at home while giving us the tour of the five rooms. We ended up choosing a second floor room with the incredible view that you see below. As a bonus, the room is situated up above several bird feeders that attract any number of birds and three species of squirrels.
During our stay, we would see three species of squirrel (gray, red, and southern flying squirrels). The very vocal but diminutive red squirrels would get up on the squirrel feeder and just raise hell with the gray squirrels. And we had a blast at dusk watching the tiny flying squirrels zooming between the trees and the pillars support the porch, running at top speed along the beams, and looking very much like flying chipmunks. The bats zipping around in the midst of all the commotion just added to the entertainment.
|One of the Finest B&B Views Ever|
|From our Balcony|
|White-tailed Doe Below our Balcony|
|Raucously Loud Blue Jays|
|Mourning Dove and Tufted Titmouse|
The wine list isn't worth writing about, especially for a place that bills itself as a wine bar. On the other hand, the menu seems pretty creative and we were eager to try many dishes, so we ordered four "snacks" and a single main course, never expecting to finish all this food, but wanting to see what the kitchen could do. Our server didn't bother to tell us that the snacks at this restaurant are as big as main courses at many other restaurants.
The most interesting dish may have been the Georgia pâté, a green peanut hummus that was great idea and tasty, but kind of clumsily plated. The accompanying hoe cakes were too thick for my liking.
|Georgia Pâté, Green Peanut Hummus|
|Mac and Cheese, Sriracha Cracklings|
|Southern Poutine with Pimiento Cheese|
|Outstanding Onion Rings|
After this pretty unsatisfying meal, we made the short drive back to the B&B where we quickly tucked in, in preparation for our trip to Roan Mountain on Wednesday.