Crabtree Falls Under March Snow

Isn’t spring great? We just returned from a trip to northern Virginia to visit Old Lucketts Store. Yep, THAT Lucketts you’ve seen in Country Living, Flea Market Decor and Southern Living magazines. But, I wanted to share a few end-of-March photos from our recent stay in a tiny log cabin – which was precipitated by my sister’s desire for sunrise photographs of Crabtree Falls located in the George Washington National Forest, just after a snowfall. 

CRabtree Falls is somewhere up there!

Crabtree Falls is up there somewhere!

Crabtree Falls is considered the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi. We made the vertical climb in the summer heat, with multiple breaks to catch our breath about two years ago.

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Tiny Log Cabin

Whether an advocate of downsizing, green living or just looking for a simpler way; there is a real interest in tiny homes.  George and I got a little taste of tiny as we were my sister’s guests to a teeny tiny log cabin near Crabtree Falls, Virginia in the George Washington National Forest.

 

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Weekend Travel


Last weekend we stayed at the William Cox Inn, a B&B situated in a serene, unspoiled area located near Charlottesville, Virginia and the Blue Ridge foothills. You enter the William Cox Inn farm via a long forested and graveled mountain lane.

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Loved the inn layout and room decor.

The very large Gathering Room is exactly that – a gathering place for guests to enjoy socializing and evening wine and chocolates.

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A long side porch with inviting rocking chairs overlooks the pool and the mountain range of the Shenandoah National Park.

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Every which way you turn there are views of the mountains.

It’s nice to sip wine under the gazebo and just watch nature take its course.

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Lily, the awfully sweet golden retriever house dog, often chaperoned us on our walks through the woods and down to the Roach River bank.

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The best part – the bed and breakfast part – was the scrumptious breakfast menu served in the original late 1770s part of the inn.

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Our hosts, Janet and Tom, follow the Slow Food Movement. Meals are prepared using the inn’s sustainable kitchen garden, a flock of free-range organic-fed chickens fed non-GMO feed and items from local farms. Breakfasts included such yummy foods like freshly squeezed organic OJ, yogurt with homemade granola, fruits infused with lemon verbena zest, award-winning recipe biscuits and homemade organic strawberry preserves, oatmeal walnut pancakes, blueberry pancakes, goat cheese and asparagus frittata (made from the farm eggs) and local farm nitrate-free bacon.

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We thought it really neat that Janet and Tom walk Lily and their four pet goats down to the riverbank each evening. (I’m told the goats think they’re dogs). The two-month old baby was so cute running along behind Lily.

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Needless to say, we had a very restful and lovely stay last weekend.

Did a lot of sightseeing and junking – more on that to come later 🙂

Can’t believe we’ve been together 33 years!

Have a great week! – – Joanne