The year-round sun and warm temperatures of North Carolina provide an ideal destination for a getaway. Grab your girl pals and plot a course to a destination that includes plenty of that sun and warmth. There are several places to go and things to do, but for a special stay full of girls’ trip fun, choose Dobson. You won’t have trouble creating an itinerary of fun and interesting activities – there’s something for everyone in the group with these activities in Dobson!
If you and your friends like to kick back with a glass or two of wine now and then, North Carolina’s largest winery should be near the top of your To Do List. The bonus is, it’s right in Dobson! The family-owned and operated vineyard creates and serves wines reflective of the terroir of the winery’s location: the Yadkin Valley. They grow their own grapes, too, ranging from Cabernets and chardonnays to Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Then, they transport those grapes from the 200-acre vineyard to their on-site 33,0000-square-foot winery building where they process them into the delicious wines you’ll grow to love. Not only will you find great wine, but great food to pair it with as well! The vineyard’s Harvest Grill offers a wide variety of seasonal food to pair with your new favorite wine. Take a bottle of that new favorite to enjoy with your friends back at your rental.
While Shelton Vineyard is by far the largest, it’s not the only game in town! Stony Knoll Vineyards, Herrera Vineyards, and Hutton Vineyards and Winery are just a few of the other vineyards that call the area home. Take home a few bottles from each, whip up a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen of your rental, and experiment until you find your favorite pairings.
As with the wineries, there are several day spas that call Dobson and the surrounding area home. Each has their own list of services to pamper you and your friends from head to toe. Book a massage, body wrap, aromatherapy, mani/pedi, or other service. Finish off your refreshing rejuvenation with a new cut, color, style from a local hair salon.
North Carolina Civil War Trail Site
If you and your friends are history buffs, or you just want to learn about the place you’ve decided to call home for a while, blaze a trail and find out. North Carolina’s history dates back to the Civil War and before. Dobson played a part, and the nearby Civil War Trail Site is just a short distance away and is available for fun no matter what time of year you’re here. Learn stories of Union raiders who dumped a load of silver goods into the Fisher River just to claim the wagon, and the resulting years of cleanup, resulting in locals finding tableware and other objects in the water. You may even get to see a re-enactment of a Civil War battle.
Rockford General Store
Experience more history, but with a modern twist. Step into a true old-fashioned country store, complete with sittin’ porch! The old town general store in Rockford was the hub of activity in the “old days” and remains a staple to this day. Pick up old-fashioned sodas and candies, souvenirs, local crafts, kitchen gadgets, local books, and more. Make a stop at the grill for a hot dog, burger, or sandwich and finish it off with a delicious dessert of brownies, peanut butter delights, fried apple pies, and other selections to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Yadkin River Adventures
If you and your gal pals are looking for an adventure like no other, a float down the nearby Yadkin River might be in order. Yadkin River Adventures provides canoe and kayak trips, fishing trips, and overnight paddle/camping trips along the Yadkin River. They provide everything you need for a safe and fun time, from boats and paddles to life jackets. Enjoy a mostly serene paddle down the Class 1 Yadkin River on a two, four, or six-hour day trip. Shuttle services are available, and the starting point is conveniently located across from Rockford General Store so you can pick up some last-minute drinks and snacks. Make reservations online and print the release form to bring with you the day of your trip.
Fun With the Girls at These Activities in Dobson
Dobson has plenty of things to do and see on a girls’ trip with your best friends. Start planning your stay and book a vacation rental with Carolina Getaway Cabins. We have units all the way up to a spacious six-bedroom home so you and all your girls can enjoy Dobson together. Kitchens are fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and everyone’s favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of a fun day. Spoil yourselves with a premium unit featuring upgrades like flatscreen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.
Call us today to start planning your Dobson adventure!