From Asheville to visit Elkin & Dobson NC

When I travel on vacation, I am not much for a long distance trip. I like to be somewhat close to Home, and that is Asheville for me. This past weekend we visited the Historic Kapps Mill Estate in Dobson North Carolina. It is an amazing piece of property that is rich in history. As we pulled up to the property a half moon driveway greeted us and we pulled up to the bridge to the main house. This bridge that runs over a large stream of water is about 8 feet wide and 25 feet long, and lands you are in front of a gorgeous dwelling. I had the opportunity to stay here for a night and loved it. The home and decor was amazing, the place was a piece of art.

On Saturday night, we headed to downtown Elkin North Carolina and had an incredible time. The first stop was Fiddles Pub which has one wall dominated by Fiddles and the other wall with beer, wine and a flat screen. I also got to meet Pete McPhearson who is one of the managing partners of this great spot. He kinda noticed me admiring the “beer list”.. and I was!

In the entry corner of Fiddles was a couple of musicians named Charles & Jonathan playing some great tunes that fit right in with the mood. The bar was packed and tables were full.

Ashley and Jeanette both tag-teamed the bartending and tables, covering whatever needed to be done. They were very efficient in fun, communications and service. Food was good too! 2 premium beers + 2 appetizers = $15. Very nice!!

I ended up drinking a glass of the the Anchor Steam Beer that was on tap from San Francisco California. A delish addition to my taste buds! Then I tried the LTD from Full Sail Brewing in Hood River Oregon.

Fiddles Pub was awesome! Wish we had one in Asheville, but Elkin is close enough.

Another stop we made was Twenty One & Main and so glad we did! This Elkin restaurant could definitely hang with the cuisine you would find at some of the better restaurants in Asheville and elsewhere.

We called on short notice, but they worked it out and fit us in 30 minutes later. Kyra, the hostess was as hospitable in person as she was on the phone and had some great convo with her. I found out later that her husband John is one of the Chefs in the kitchen as well. Michael tended to our tables, while Liz was a strong support, double checking on us regularly. Richard on the staff also brought our meals out and said hello. Great team service!! I started out with the Carolina Blonde Cream Ale from Foothills Brewing in Winston Salem NC, and then had some New Belgium 1554.

And OHHHHH.. the seared scallops were so tasty and amazing! Best I have had in a long while.

Then the delicious entrees came! We ordered the Pork and also the Salmon. See these photos and fall in foodie love!!!

The meal was so satisfying that we had to skip dessert, but later that evening we had wished we had not. We took a quick tour of the cozy upscale Wine Bar upstairs and it was very nice! We also got to meet Chef Jeff Gibbs who is also the Proprietor and his wife Erika Bullock who is the Manager & Proprietor. Great team at this place.

Incredible experience in Elkin NC during our visit to the Historic Kapps Mill Estate in Dobson, which is currently up for sale. We will definitely be back!

See a Video Tour of the Historic Kapps Mill Estate.