Shatley Springs

Enjoy a beautiful drive and a delicious meal. We will be stopping at the Ashe County Frescoes, some of the most interesting examples of fresco painting in the country. The contemporary frescoes were painted by Ben Long, who studied under a Florentine master. Enjoy family style country dining at the Shatley Springs Restaurant. Shatley Springs Inn has served as a landmark destination for many decades. Travelers come to enjoy the country cooking, the famous spring water and the beautiful mountain scenery. You can also visit the gift shops, take a walk around the lake or sit and rest a spell in the rocking chairs on the porch. After lunch, we will go to the Ashe County Cheese Factory store where you can purchase cheddar, colby and four other types of cheese. You will also have some free time to browse around town. More than a dozen art galleries and specialty shops dot the streets of West Jefferson. Returning approximately 6:00 PM. (L)