Raphine, Virginia Getaway

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, so in preparation, head to Wade's Mill in Raphine this Saturday, November 12, to participate in their Holiday Specialties Joyeux Noel Cooking Class. Wade's Mill carries on the milling tradition offering whole grain, stone ground grits, stone ground flours and mixes. Celebrate Le Révillion (the lovely meal shared by French families after midnight mass on Christmas Eve) a month early, beginning with Moules en sauce (Mussels in white sauce) followed by fougasse, the delicious bread from the south of France, along with other delicacies all paired with wine. After learning some new things in the kitchen, head to Alpine Hideaway to relax in a romantic cottage atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cottages feature outdoor hot tubs, double Jacuzzis, fireplaces, full kitchens and luxurious robes. Click here to learn more about the cooking class, and click here to book your stay at Alpine Hideaway.