Getting away often for a few days or even a few hours of relaxation, great food, new scenery, and a slower pace is crucial to well-being. Life should be lived well daily, not just during that one or two weeks per year while on an annual vacation.
While in Dobson, North Carolina, we always stay at the Hampton Inn at Shelton Vineyard. The hotel is near Interstate-77, so it is easy to get to many other areas of interest. On Friday evening we took a beautiful drive up the mountain to have dinner at Chateau Morrisette, the premier Virginia Winery and Restaurant located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd.
Mabry Mill is along the way. It is one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We have dined at the restaurant located in the Chateau many times. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the mountains. The always creative and delightful food is presented in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere by very professional employees who go above and beyond to make your visit special.
The award-winning Morrisette wines are superb.
The smoked trout salad was so fresh and delicious. We also shared a couple of vegetable side dishes, but I’m sorry to say, those photos did not turn out. The Brussels sprouts were so good!
Mr. Mickey declares that these are the best Shrimp and Grits ever!
I’m glad that he is always willing to share a few bites of dessert at the end of a fabulous meal.
Tomorrow’s post will include the details of what and how I packed for our weekend getaway and a recap of all the looks created with those few pieces.