An autumn day, some great music, and beautiful surroundings – can you think of anything better? The Creekside Festival is a popular annual event at Princess Place Preserve, and this year it has been rescheduled to November 11 and 12. Bring a lawn chair* or picnic blanket and listen to the music all day long. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and there will be arts and crafts to peruse. Also: hay rides!
Bluegrass is considered American roots music, but it has strong English and Scottish influences, and was in turn influenced by country and jazz. You don’t need to know any of that, of course – just sit back and tap your feet. Admission is just $7 per carload, so stay all day.
Princess Place Preserve is a gorgeous site – worth exploring between sets. There is wildlife, a creek, and a river. Majestic live oaks drip with vines and Spanish moss. Hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers flock to its trails. You can explore the lodge, too: it hosted a series of owners, including the bride of an exiled Russian prince. The place, you see, comes by its name honestly.
After a day outdoors, come on back to Carriage Way B&B. If you haven’t had enough of the great outdoors, sip some coffee or wine on our porch or veranda. Or if you’d rather, hang out in the parlor or your room. The Tourmaline Room has a cozy electric fireplace, luxurious bedding, and a fantastic rainhead shower. Add in wine and soda whenever you want, fresh baked afternoon treats, and a sumptuous breakfast, and we think you’ll agree Carriage Way is fit for a king. Or a princess.
*- Carriage Way B&B has a few beach chairs we can lend out, if you like.