Tuesday, February 22, 2011

North Carolina Cabin Getaway Part 1

We left for the cabin early Friday morning. It only took 4.5 hours so not too bad of a drive.
 Once we got to the mountain area all the roads were very curvy. You really had to go slow or you'd topple over the edge! At one point our GPS took us on a road that was mostly mud and gravel. We got to a gate that was locked and we tried to open it, but good thing we didn't, it really wasn't a cut through at all. We backed on out of there and tried to stick to paved roads (which were few and far between).
 We stayed in the Leatherwood Mountain neighborhood. They had a pool, tennis courts and equestrian center. We saw tons of horses on our way to the cabin.
 It took a good 5-8 mins to get from the entrance to find our cabin. I loved how every once in a while you'd see another cabin while driving, but you couldn't see them at all from your cabin.
 Here is the front of the cabin with David opening the door for us.
Let's take a house tour. As you come in there is a little mud room with nice laundry facilities.
 Downstairs is the guest bedroom and bathroom.
 You continue walking and arrive in the living/family room with these beautiful red leather couches and chair. It has a cozy fireplace and perfect views out the windows.
 There is a little dining room area off the kitchen where we had nice meals together.
 The kitchen was nice and updated with granite counter tops and tile back splash. It was the perfect size. I loved the wood bar stool type chairs.
 Off the kitchen and basically any door on the first level is this wrap around deck that went ALL the way around the house with locking gate doors. This was PERFECT for the dogs to keep them contained while we hung out. They had cute chairs to enjoy the view, a grill and a huge hot tub that you can see.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with really cool sky lights and a balcony. It was nice to wake up to natural light since we really don't sleep in that late anyway. You can see little Molly exploring outside (David was there too, we didn't leave her unsupervised).
 Here is another view from the upstairs balcony. Would have been a little prettier with some snow, but we did enjoy the mild temperatures.
 There was a spacious bathroom upstairs off the bedroom as well.
 David and I went snowboarding on Friday, but I'll post those with all the snow pics. That night we got back and started all the cooking. The boys were starving so they were eager to help out. We made the pizza stuffed pretzels for appetizers.
 These were my 2nd favorite thing we made all weekend. I'll post a detailed recipe soon.
 We enjoyed a nice Italian meal at the table.
 Complete with homemade garlic cheesy bread,
 Baked Ziti and Salad.
 For dessert I brought the most amazing Peanut Butter Pie! I altered a few diff. recipes so I'll also post this one soon. I didn't want to cover the whole thing in cool whip so I just covered what we ate each serving.
 I made it with an Oreo cookie crumb crust.
Doesn't that look delicious! It lived up to expectations. This might be my favorite recipe of all time. Stay tuned for snowboarding pics!
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leah said...

What a beautiful cabin! All your food looked amazing, and I seriously need to try the peanut butter cake. Ky would die as it's his fav food. Excited to see the snow pics from your weekend!

Chris said...

Good times, good times!

Ginny said...

Looks fabulous! Nice area and I can't wait to see the snow. Rather tired of the snow here - very dirty again.

Linda said...

So beautiful and love the tour and the decor! Will definately be watching for the recipes!

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