Girls weekend in Maggie Valley, NC

I just got home from a fantastic weekend away with my girl friends in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. As usual, I made sure to sufficiently document the trip! If you follow me on Instagram sorry for taking over your feed - there was just so much beauty to share!

We got in late Thursday night ( or really early Friday morning! ) after getting lost on the mountain and a few near death experiences. Okay not really... but we were pretty scared a few times! Ha.

The other girls have been coming to Maggie Valley every year for quite a while so they had a list of must-do's. First up was Joey's Pancake House.

After brunch we made the short drive to Waynesville to admire the cute little town and do some shopping.

That evening we snuggled up by the fire for a cozy night in and were surprised by our friend who wasn't going to be able to come. It was the best surprise ever! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready to capture the terror on everyone's faces when we didn't know who was pounding on the doar outside in the thick fog at 11pm... or the joy and tears when we realized who it was!

Saturday morning we took breakfast to Lake Junaluska and a few of the girls ran around the lake twice. 5 MILES. I appointed myself photographer... good excuse to sit, right?

girls weekend in maggie valley, NC

We headed to Asheville to meet up with another friend and watch Catching Fire. I felt like I ran 5 miles too after that movie - so intense and so good. I will definitely be reading all three books now.

After a little shopping we grabbed dinner at The Junction and then dessert at French Broad Chocolates. Both were amazing!

Before heading home on Sunday, we went back through Asheville and had lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe.

I'm so thankful that I got to enjoy a relaxing weekend away right before the craziness of Thanksgiving and Christmas get here. It was a great time with sweet friends - I'm so blessed to have them.

PS. I just started a holiday board on Pinterest... do you have a place to collect good recipes and ideas for the holidays? Leave the link in the comments - I'd love to check it out!