Friday, July 05, 2013

Shatley Springs Inn

We may not have been able to go kayaking, but we did get to keep our reservation at one of our favorite places to eat in the high country:

Shatley Springs Inn.

I first ate at his great restaurant many years ago when Carole's dad took us there. Nothing much has changed about the Inn except that they have a new menu that includes a normal meal without the seven vegetables just in case you arrive less than ravenous.

While it was only about an 18-mile drive from our hotel room to Shatley Springs, we had a slow go of the route because of the continuing heavy downpours and the fact that the road we took (221) is one of the curviest roads I've ever driven. It rivals NC 80 in that respect.

One of the many signs you encounter to let you know that you're on the right track!

And here's the Inn. Basically, it's a restaurant these days rather than a full inn. They do have rustic cabins for rent at extremely reasonable prices. We almost reserved one but opted to stay in Sparta instead.

The dining room that greets you when you enter the Inn.

Our meal begins to arrive. You get seven different vegetable dishes with your meal. Also two meats, home made biscuits, ice water, vast amounts of excellent tea, and dessert.

Normally the place is packed. But the hideous rainfall was keeping people at home.

Dessert arrives! I had blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

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