My parents were very kind and gave us a two-night getaway at a North Carolina Bed & Breakfast for our Christmas gift. They also kept the kids for us while we got away. It was a very nice and relaxing little vacation. No TV's and no phones (except when I called home once a day to check on the babies). The innkeepers were George and Hannake. Hannake was from the Netherlands, then she met George who was in the US military stationed in Germany. They spent many years living in Germany, which explains all the German memorabilia and decor throughout the inn. Hannake made the most wonderful European-style breakfasts. The breakfast consisted of eggs, assorted cheeses, meats, and homemade breads. And she always supplied us with a large variety of beverages, such as grape juice, apple juice, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, German beer, and water. I never got to try the beer (Pregnant women should never drink beer!). BJ and I explored the little towns that were just within 5-10 miles of the inn, such as Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin and Whittier. Our favorite was Sylva. It had the quaintest little downtown with shops and cafes. We were surprised by the number of wonderful restaurants in this little downtown considering it's size. Our favorite by far was Spring Street Cafe. I would make the 2.5 hour drive just to eat there again. BJ and I had a really great time and hope to visit The Chalet Inn again.
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