|Innkeepers Howard and Kristin Dusenberrry Dry Ridge Inn|
Meeting Howard and Kristen Dusenbery was like visiting friends or relatives and feeling instantly welcomed in their home. From the formally appointed parlor and display cases housing Kristen’s doll collection to the personality shown through Howard’s motorcycle memorabilia, the bed and breakfast felt hospitable through and through. The Brown family who made their home there in 1888 is remembered through vintage portraits in the hallway. While the inn offers several ways to tune out, like quiet rooms and peaceful garden spots, it’s also equipped with an online business center.
|Dry Ridge Inn, Weaverville, NC|
I enjoyed a comfortable night’s sleep in the upper-level Harley room (across from the Davidson room, of course), while accommodations can also include main level rooms without stairs. It was an easy walk over to the eateries in historic downtown Weaverville, where I savored dinner at the Jack of Hearts. This overnight was part of some “me” time that included a solo weekend attending classes at the Organic Growers School. It seemed that if my husband and children had come along, they would have enjoyed it as much as I did. The spacious lawn at Dry Ridge Inn and even the nearby playground at Lake Louise Park seemed to be kid-friendly spots.