Fall In Love With The Sauratown Mountains

Stokes County, NC

This February, spend a little time closer than six feet apart, and cozy up with loved ones for Valentine’s Day, while staying safe and healthy in the great outdoors of Stokes County.  Home to over 40 unique vacation rentals ranging from an entire 15 person lodge at Singletree Gun and Plough to the romantic suites of Big Creek Lodge at Luna’s Trail Farm in Westfield. At Big Creek Lodge couples can choose from one of nine suites, each outfitted with unique stylings and a deck overlooking, sweeping views of the Sauratown Mountains from Hanging Rock to Pilot Mountain.  The Lodge features a world class restaurant with chef prepared specials and favorites, your stay here can be all inclusive without having to leave for a weekend brunch, lunch or dinner for two by candle light.

Book a stay in a place of unique local history including an old grain mill on Big Creek. The “1881 Mill” is rich in history from exposed indoor walls, beams, and art of the old once functional mill.  Observe flowing waters of Big Creek over the dam that once helped feed and regulate water into the Mill from the glass railing back deck. Upstairs rooms with bunks for kids make this a perfect family get away as well, downstairs dining, kitchen and living space allow all visitors comforts of home in a historic industrial setting.

The Josie Pepper House is a historic house in Danbury, built during a flurry of house building in 1920. It has newly finished, original hardwood floors throughout. The Pepper family have a rich history in Danbury, having started the local Danbury Reporter newspaper in 1872. The popularity of Danbury’s nearby resorts, Piedmont Springs, Moore’s Springs and Vade Mecum peaked during the first quarter of the century.

Clear your immune system with a winter hike or nature walks along trails to waterfalls, peaks, or caverns, observed at “Tory’s Den”, a must while visiting at Hanging Rock State Park.  After exploring take a break with your Valentine and enjoy special events at Pilot Mountain Vineyards in Pinnacle, NC.  Events range from “Craft & Sip”, Game Nights, The Cannoli Man, Wine & Cupcake Pairings from “Liv for Sweets”.  A vineyard favorite scheduled for Valentine’s Day Weekend, check out “Line & Wine” where guests are invited to sample and enjoy local wines and line dancing instruction from owners Kari and Mark. Find more details on the vineyards website or Facebook page for special weekend wine tastings.

Explore additional restaurants perfect for couples including Town & Country Grille, Little Italy Italian, or King Kitchen in King. 

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. Experience hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing and more. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Dan River by canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or tube. www.hangingrock.com