When we were asked to join our friends John and Harrison Shuck to celebrate Harrison's birthday at Moonshine Hill, I was instantly intrigued. I've heard about this spot several times over the last couple of years, but not yet had the chance to experience it firsthand. What I found was so much more special than I imagined.
|The open air pavilion overlooking the water|
|One small table for essentials and one under the trees for dining. Perfect!|
|The main cabin is such a welcoming spot. Porches and outdoor gathering spaces are on every side|
I can already imagine inviting friends to come out to historic Leipers Fork for a lovely dinner, followed by guitar playing around the fire and nightcaps in the pavilion overlooking the lake. I am usually a 'city girl' and all about plush hotels. I don't generally gravitate towards anything too rustic, and have managed to escape (aka:avoid) the whole 'mason jar decor' trend that has been such a big deal for entertaining and party planners. But, somehow this was different. In a word, it is authentic.
|The 'distillery cabin' is such a fun spot on the property|
|The 'pond' is massive with very creative seating and dining areas all around|
|Possibly the best libation ever invented. No mixer needed|
As a party favor, we got to take home a yummy jar of their custom "White Lightening" moonshine. It tastes exactly like Apple Pie (which is a bit dangerous for me), and is such a nostalgic touch. Even the wrapping tissue resembled old-fashion ticking fabric. As with everything else at Moonshine Hill, the attention to detail was a treat. I cannot wait to get back, and to share this very special place with my friends.
|Hand crafted bird houses adorn the trees|
What is your favorite escape close to home? Do you know of another similar retreat? If you do, please share. If you've been to Moonshine Hill, please give some details (or a photo). I am giving away a Southern cookbook collection for the best post here this week. Do follow the Southern Sophisticate for more inspiration and giveaways this month!