Old Salem Tavern Restaurant, Winston-Salem, NC REVIEW

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant in the village of Old Salem in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a treasure. The building was built in 1816.  It is an incredible atmosphere to enjoy a delicious meal in this setting. This restaurant is family owned and operated making it a special atmosphere and the food is outstanding especially after a day of exploring the Old Salem Museums and Gardens.

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

"Old Salem Tavern Restaurant is upscale casual dining in a historic setting. 
This family operated restaurant features dishes inspired by the Moravian families living in Salem in the 19th century.We serve locally farmed food, craft and draft beers, wine, and mixed drinks in an upscale casual environment. Waitstaff wearing historic Moravian attire serve during the day. Dine by candlelight in small intimate dining rooms for a romantic and memorable evening."             
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Our server was the Owner's Son. He was so friendly and knowledgable about the history and the wonderful menu. He made great suggestions.
Old Salem Tavern Restaurant©

We were served "Mama's Pumpkin Muffins" which were delicious with the sweet cream butter. Great starters after our day of touring.

Mama's Pumpkin Muffins Old Salem Tavern by CarolinaMama©

The lunch menu was wonderful. It was hard to make just one choice. Since I have the love for Paris and a great Croissant, I chose the Chicken Salad Croissant.  It was the best I have ever tasted.

Chicken Salad Croissant Old Salem Tavern by CarolinaMama©

We checked out the menu on the way into the restaurant.

Our boys loved the Burgers and fresh cut french fries. You can see they like some sauce, too.

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant

The simplicity of dining at in times gone by. Here is our little table totally adequate with fresh flowers. I love the pewter. 

The Chicken Salad Croissant with Sweet Potato Fries was so worth the splurge. And it was a complete second meal. The portions are generous. This was lunch!

Honey Mustard & Pecan Chicken Salad Croissant

Chicken Croissant with Sweet Potato Fries by CarolinaMama©

The Southern Pecan Pie was outstanding! We loved it! So glad we saved room for a few bites of this. 
It got us in the mood for Thanksgiving ... in August. :) 

Southern Pecan Pie by CarolinaMama©

One of the boys got the Southern Banana Pudding and he has a new favorite! 
It was wonderful and fresh. 

Banana Pudding Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

Here is a view of the ambiance of the restaurant. It gives you a great example of how it was so many years ago. 

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

We love how they have preserved the history and spirit of Old Salem here at the Tavern Restaurant.

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

The antiques of the 19th Century are authentic.  Here is a view as you wait for your seating at the Restaurant. It was a wonderful experience for our boys to discover the Moravian culture at Old Salem Tavern Restaurant.

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

 Here we are at our table with the authentic maps and the amazing foods.

Old Salem Tavern Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

Check out the Old Salem Tavern Dinner Menu as well.

You can follow Old Salem Tavern Restaurant on Facebook here. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old Salem Tavern and Visit Winston-Salem. All opinions are my own. 

Old Salem Tavern and Restaurant by CarolinaMama©

Engadine Inn and Cabins of the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association

Engadine Inn and Cabins at Honey Hill Asheville, NC
by CarolinaMama©

Engadine Inn and Cabins "Escape to the mountains of Western North Carolina!  Our 12-acre property offers the choice of two unique lodging experiences: the charm and elegance of rooms in a traditional B&B inn setting or the cozy comfort available in one of six private cabins – all with gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views. Come to Engadine for your “altitude” adjustment!"

 Engadine Inn and Cabins by CarolinaMama©

Engadine Inn And Cabins At Honey Hill is set in the mountains just west of Asheville, North Carolina. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown and the Biltmore Estate and a short drive to some of the area’s most popular attractions and destinations:  the Blue Ridge Parkway, the North Carolina Arboretum, the Thomas Wolf Memorial State Historic Site, a network of hiking trails (including the Appalachian Trail), kayak and whitewater rafting experiences, a vibrant arts and cultural community, and  local restaurants, cafes, coffee shops...and more. 

Here are some of the beautiful rooms in the Inn. 

We love all of the antiques, hardwood floors and decor. 

Here is a reminder of the gorgeous and generous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Even at twilight, the views are enchanting. 

Mt. Mitchell Cabin. We loved our stay here. You see lots of privacy and spacious views. 

Hot Air Balloons were a real treat to see Sunday morning! 

Engadine Inn view of Hot Air Balloons outside of Asheville by CarolinaMama©

Here you can see the beautiful Victorian porches and deck of the Engadine Inn. We loved this architecture. So happy this is preserved and everyone can enjoy it! 

Here is a brief history of Engadine. 
  • Engadine was built in 1885...10 years before the construction of the Biltmore Estate.
  • Engadine is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1885!
  • Located just 15 minutes from the urban center of Asheville, Engadine is a country retreat offering luxury accommodations in 5 bed and breakfast rooms in the Inn or in 6 mountain cabins on the 12 acre property.
  • The Inn is reserved for adults only, but our Cabins are family friendly and some are also pet friendly.

Engadine Inn and Cabins a National Register of Historic Places©

Engadine's original builder was named Captain John Keais Hoyt. He was a former Confederate Officer in Company K, 3rd Alabama Infantry in Stonewall Jackson's Brigade, after the Civil War ended. That is so awesome! We loved learning how history effects places we travel to today! Captain Hoyt named Engadine the original name because it reminded Hoyt of the Engadine Valley in Switzerland. This was a special place to him. He had Engadine built for his family after the Civil War and the family moved into the house in 1895.

Rick and Tom, the new owners, are excited to bring the historic name of Honey Hill back to Engadine making it full circle to the historic, original name Engadine Inn and Cabins. 

Rick and Tom, Owners of the Engadine Inn and Cabins©

 This is the beautiful dining room in which a fresh, hot breakfast is served every morning for the Inn guests.

Engadine Inn and Cabin© Asheville, NC 

It was delightful to have long time blogging family friends join us for dinner and fun one evening! They love the mountains as well. It was wonderful to be reunited in this beautiful setting. And my have the children grown! Thanks for taking the time @OneMomsWorld. 

CarolinaMama Family and One Moms World Family Reunion at Engadine
by CarolinaMama©

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Engadine Inn & Cabins. It was truly a time of refreshing and family time. We love the mountains so the 12 acre property gave us the feeling of being on our own mountain. 

We stayed in the Mt. Mitchell Log Cabin. It is the only cabin that will accommodate up to 6 people.  This cabin was beautiful! It had beautiful hardwood floors throughout.  There are 2 private bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with showers and bath. The Upstairs master bath has a jacuzzi tub.  The full kitchen had all the necessary cooking supplies, a full refrigerator and microwave.  

All the cabins have a wood burning fireplace that can be used from October 15 through March 15, which is a huge plus for Boulder Mountain Man.  Being from Colorado, he loves the "real deal!"

Fireplace at Mt. Mitchell Cabin Engadine by CarolinaMama©

The Deck of the Mt. Mitchell Cabin was spectacular. Our views were breathtaking as the Fall Leaves were turning across the Blue Ridge Mountains. We ate breakfast on the deck and enjoyed the mountain air and amazing views. 

Engadine Inn and Cabins, Asheville, NC by CarolinaMama©

Here is the eat in kitchen of the Cabin. We loved the Owl and Butterfly theme throughout! I have to say we ate our Breakfasts on the Deck! :) This is great, too. 

We opted for the Continental Breakfast in the Cabin. This lovely basket of fruit and gourmet muffins awaited us with orange juice, greek yogurt and coffee. 

The rooms in our cabin had a real fun and mountain feel. We loved this handmade quilt displayed here.

The bathrooms were spacious and had all the amenities.  This is my kind of 'camping' with fresh towels a plenty, luxury toiletries and more. 

The master bedroom was spacious and had the comfort of a luxury hotel.  Or home. 

The log cabin wood feel was fun. Spa Selfie! :)

Speaking of spa, the hot tub, jacuzzi was perfect after hiking and touring the mountains.

Rick gave a warm welcome and knows all about Engadine and is ready to help accommodate you and your group / guests.

Rick, Co-Owner of Engadine Inn and Cabins©

You can see here at the staircase of the Engadine Inn the history and why this beauty is one of the National Historic Residences. 

Engadine Inn and Cabins is part of the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association. "ABBA"
  • ABBA is made up of 16 of Asheville's premier bed and breakfast inns.
  • The website offers "one stop" for prospective visitors to shop the Association's portfolio for availability and rates
  • The Association develops seasonal, value-adding offerings to assist prospective guests with unique area experiences.
Barn at Engadine by CarolinaMama©

Since Engadine is so near Asheville, here are a few things about Asheville that you have to explore:
  • Offers a burgeoning smorgasbord of restaurant and micro brewery experiences for "foodies' to choose from
  • Offers surprisingly broad selection of arts and cultural experiences...from folk art to fine art, performances by a diverse spectrum of musicians and regional theatre groups and an eclectic mix of museums.
  • Offers visitors a collection of world class tourist attractions and outdoor activities to enjoy...visiting Biltmore, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, sight seeing in the Great Smoky Mountains Park, hiking the Appalachian Trail, rafting the French Broad River, etc.

We loved the Picnic Lunch available to take on the ABBA Artisan Tour.  This was arranged by Engadine Inn and was ideal so we could enjoy the mountains, the artists and not worry about finding a restaurant or cafe.

ABBA© Artisan Tour in Leister, NC.  We loved the beautiful mountain drive.  We enjoyed our tasty gourmet Picnic from Engadine at a stop at the Leister Community Center where our boys played basketball with the mountains as the backdrop.

There are many stops along the way of the ABBA Artisan Tour.

We enjoyed every bit of our stay. Our boys romped around until their hearts content! 

Our Cherubs, Tigers... Young Men love the Mountains by CarolinaMama©

These are the good ole days. I love to capture the moments when we're together.  It was such a wonderful Anniversary Getaway for the four of us. 
Our Asheville Anniversary #17 Strong CarolinaMama©

Asheville Engadine Weddings: 
We enjoyed the most beautiful Sunset at Engadine to celebrate our 17th Anniversary! 
The is the beautiful meadow and Sunset area where Engadine will host Weddings.

Engadine Inn and Cabins Asheville, NC by CarolinaMama©

Here in this meadow you can enjoy Sunsets and a stunning outdoor Wedding locale.

We all enjoyed the Sunset.... this picture makes my heart happy. My world and I enjoying our Anniversary!

Engadine Sunset by CarolinaMama©

We enjoyed a little time to ourselves ...

 ... while the boys enjoyed night vision Nerf football! On the Mountain. :)

We loved all of the beautiful views here.  I had to capture this of my guys enjoying our stay. This was right after the beautiful Hot Air Balloons launched and floated toward Asheville ! 

CarolinaMama and Family©

Oh, the memories. I love capturing moments with my boys. I am so thankful to be their Mom.
Engadine Asheville, NC CarolinaMama and Sons© 

Book Your Stay at Engadine Inn and Cabins here.  This is the perfect time of year to be in Asheville and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains as they turn to peak this season.

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Engadine Inn and Cabins and the Asheville Association of Bed and Breakfast. #ABBA Al opinions are my own.