i am typically a city or beach vacation kind of girl, but my husband loves the mountains, hiking and rock climbing. when i brought up the idea of renting a cabin for thanksgiving break, he literally jumped up and down. so, we rented a pet friendly cabin from www.redrivergorgecabinrentals.com and headed out for a weekend away.
the cabin was nice and clean and came with an equipped kitchen.
these was also a cute dining area for thanksgiving, and a yummy cabernet!
the hot tub was great for chilly evenings and the kids loved it too!
watching the sun rise over the mountains was so pretty!
this arch was just steps away from our cabin and a great place to catch the sunset. my husband took our kids out for hikes and showed them rock formations and sedimentary rocks. they thought it was pretty cool.
we went exploring and there was so much to see!
the trees were mossy and the snowy leaves on the ground were gorgeous.
the rocks were covered with snowy moss.
the views from this lake were fantastic.
this creek was the perfect place to skip stones.
miguel’s is the best! this pizza is so fantastic after a long hike. the staff is crazy friendly too. i like my slice with pesto, broccoli, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and tomatoes. yummm! find out more at www.miguelspizza.com.
we had to grab some souvenirs from our trip. and you have to try an ale-8 while you’re in the area, it tastes like gingerale!
on the way back, we stopped in lexington. we grabbed some bagels from magee’s and i picked up a couple copies of this cookbook at the morris bookshop. my husband’s friend wrote it and it’s filled with classic southern recipes. they also look approachable, so i’ll be trying them out. you can find it here
i also picked up this pretty swag for my front door from wilson nurseries in frankfort. i love it! they have beautiful holiday decor, find out more at wwwwilsonnurseriesky.com.
the next day we headed out to holly hill inn to celebrate the holidays with my husband’s family. brunch there is fantastic. i started with a green salad with creole vinaigrette. then i had eggs sardou, which were fantastic and perfectly prepared. the meal ended with a flourless chocolate cake. it was divine. check out www.hollyhillinn.com for more information.
we then headed over to foxhollow farm. a friend of my son won a pumpkin decorating contest there and his prize was a guided tour of the farm. it was a beautiful day and one of the owners, janey newton, gave us a tour. we saw rams, black pigs, chickens, cows, and the garden. it was fun to watch the kids get excited about nature and farming! the tour was great and foxhollow is an amazing local resource. find out more at foxhollow.com.