Begin your weekend of elegance by enjoying the beauty of the Northeast Tennessee countryside. First, visit the family owned and operated Countryside Vineyards in Blountville. Countryside Vineyards & Winery is dedicated to extracting some of nature’s most enticing flavors and making them into award winning wines. The vineyard offers tours and sampling to enhance your visit.
After you leave the vineyards, head east toward the mountains and stop in Unicoi at the Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens. Located on a beautiful 75-acre farm, this is a place to relax and enjoy lunch in the serenity of nature. The farm regularly hosts picnics, festivals, retreats, weddings, and many other events that benefit from the excellent facilities. While you are there be sure to view the gallery of paintings by wildlife artist Johnny Lynch.
Spend the day shopping! The Tri-Cities is a great place to shop with newly remodeled malls, strip centers, several shopping centers, and lots of antique stores.
After a long day on your feet lugging bags around, pamper yourself at Austin Springs Spa at the Carnegie Hotel or one of our numerous spas through the region. Rejuvenate the spirit and the senses and renew the self and soul.
Head north to enchanting Abingdon, Virginia. Abingdon offers visitors great places to visit and shop. Be sure to go shop at Dixie Pottery where you can find interior decorations for your home.
For round two of your lavish treatment, go to The Spa at the historic Martha Washington Inn and indulge in their amazing menu of services. They have several spa packages to choose from and you’re sure to find one that is perfect for you.
Finally, take the night to enjoy a show at the famed Barter Theatre. In addition to being the state theatre of Virginia, Barter has launched the careers of such celebrity performers as Wayne Knight, Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, and Ernest Borgnine. Barter offers a wide range of performances including musicals, classics, comedies and dramas, all of which you are sure to enjoy.