We recently spent the weekend in Bakersville, North Carolina at my dad’s camper. It was the perfect short getaway with the leaves at the peak of their fall colors. We didn’t have much on the agenda other than visiting a few small towns and riding through the mountains.
If you ever find yourself a little north of Asheville or south of Boone, I highly recommend stopping by the small mountain town of Burnsville. The first place on your visit should be Appalachian Java. We grabbed some coffee and a cookie and made our way to Something Special Gift Shop (one of my favorites), Hammond Antiques and Magnolia Wren.
We also visited Spruce Pine, where we stopped in Lakeview Mercantile and Gardens. Next time, I want to stop for a latte at Fox and the Fig. We spent a little time in downtown Bakersville, a quaint and cute town with pottery and art studios and an antique shop. We stopped for dinner in Bakersville at Mountain Holler, a local restaurant serving steaks and seafood (and some of the BEST salmon I’ve ever had).
If you do anything in October, you have to drive through Roan Mountain across the North Carolina and Tennessee border to see the leaves changing colors. We stopped by the Miller Farmstead in the Roan Mountain State Park, which was one of my favorite parts of the adventure.
As always, the people you’re with make the trip. I’m blessed to have a dad and husband like mine who make every moment we spend together some of my favorite memories.
Planning a mountain weekend? Check out my travel guide to Asheville, North Carolina.