As you know from reading my blog, my hubby and I like to do short weekend getaways throughout the year. Most of the time we go to NC because my parents have a cabin there.
However, a friend of my hubby’s told him about this little town called Granville . He said It was only about 1.5 hrs from where we lived and that we should check it out sometime. So, a couple of Saturdays ago we decided to do just that.
The drive took us through several small towns and we never had to get on the interstate which definitely made for a more relaxing drive…much better than having cars whiz past you at 80 mph!
Once we arrived in Granville, we drove right through the small town. We didn’t realize that it was SO small! I even asked my hubby, “where is it” and he said we just passed it!
However, later we realized that we had missed a turn and most of the attractions were located in a small square…but I’ll talk about that a bit later.
We decided the marina would be a better option for us so we headed back to the marina to see if they had any availability. They had a 2 bdrm, 1 bath cabin available for $215 w/ taxes so we took it.
The lodge rooms
After checking into the room, we headed to a Walmart in Carthage to pick up a few things. The drive took approximately 20 mins.
Once we returned back to our cabin on the lake, we headed to the restaurant to have dinner. They sat us on the deck overlooking the water where we could see these huge fish swimming around!
The restaurant has a limited menu which I appreciated because I am always so indecisive about what to order.
The hubby ordered the brisket sliders with fries and I ordered the smoked turkey club with fries…both were very good. They smoke the meat right outside the restaurant.
We then headed back to our cabin. They were having live music later that night so after dinner, we went and sat on the front porch of our cabin and listened to the music. They had placed tiki torches in front of everyone’s cabin which was a nice touch.
Where the music was held…you can see the lodge rooms in the background.
The cabin itself had a living room with a pull out couch, full kitchen, bathroom, a bdrm with a king size bed and a bedroom with 2 twin size beds. It had a flat screen TV w/ cable.
There was Wifi but it wasn’t very good. There was a Keurig coffee maker in the kitchen and they provided the coffee, creamer & sweetner. There were 4 bottled waters in the fridge but not sure if they were left by the last guests or provided by the marina.
The kitchen was fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils. They also provided a roll of napkins, toilet paper, trash bags & dish detergent. The only thing they didn’t have was a microwave.
The bedding at this place we unreal! Seriously, it was like that of a 5 star hotel! Plush down comforters along with crisp, clean sheets! So comfy.
They also provided the most luxurious bath towels and washcloths… and to top it off, each room had 2 spa like robes! Such a nice touch! They also provided shampoo, conditioner, lotion & a hair dryer.
The view from our bedroom
Each cabin had a picnic table and a charcoal grill in case you wanted to cook your own meals.
I can’t talk enough about the staff ….so very kind. You could definitely tell they wanted you to be happy. They went out of their way to make sure you had everything you needed. Even the young wait staff at the restaurant were very attentive and pleasant.
The restaurant isn’t open for breakfast but the office, right next to the restaurant, provided muffins and coffee for a small price. They also had soft serve ice cream, cold drinks and a few snacks.
The marina offered pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards and canoes for rent. They also offered a sunset cruise and a narrated history cruise.
They also offer package deals from Sept – Nov 11 that includes a 2 night stay in any of their accommodations, 2 – $20 food vouchers for the restaurant, 2 – 1 hr kayak rental vouchers, 2 – Breakfast River Cruise vouchers & 2 S’mores by Fire Experience vouchers all for $395-$445 excluding tax. You also have the option of adding on a 1/2 day pontoon rental for $125(plus tax and gas).
We had overheard someone say that the property was under new management and that they had recently remodeled the place and made a lot of changes. I can personally say, they have made this place a great weekend escape for anyone.
The property was well maintained. We loved the beautiful weeping willow trees and the cozy fire pits that were surrounded by brightly colored red adirondack chairs.
They had this beautiful swing set around the fire pit at the restaurant. It was draped in big white lights. They also had chairs randomly placed around the property facing the lake….made for a great place to watch the beautiful sunsets that are seen here.
Here’s a shot of the gorgeous sunset I took from the front porch of our cabin.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone! It is a hidden gem that many may not know about..I am so glad we found out about it because, I can assure you, we will be coming here a lot!
The next morning, we sadly checked out of our little cabin.
Tip: If you can’t sleep in complete silence I recommend you bring a fan.
We drove a mile down the road to once again check out the small town of Granville. Thinking we must have missed something because we just didn’t see much when we drove through the first time.
Sure enough we realized that we had to make a turn down one of the side roads to see the few sights that this town offered.
There was a bed and breakfast, a gift shop, antique shop, museums (an old bank, post office and barber shop that have been turned into museums & gift shop) and the old general store that offered gifts, ice cream and a restaurant with live music on weekends.
Wow, was I impressed with this little town. You could tell the residents of this place took pride in their community. They organize events throughout the year as well. Actually, we noticed they had a sign up advertising a fall festival the following weekend.
Guys, I loved this place so much I took my sister back the following weekend for a girl’s trip! I’ll write about that next.
Thanks for reading!