One of the recent trends we have seen here at The Yellow House has been a significant increase in the number of couples enjoying a babymoon. For those unfamiliar with the term, a babymoon is a special time for a couple to enjoy some dedicated time together before to the arrival of their new baby. This may be their last chance to sit and talk, relax and lounge around for a while. Waynesville is a very popular destination for many couples who choose to escape somewhere quiet and restful – here they can relax, sleep in, and just take it easy. Here are our top ideas for an unforgettable Western North Carolina Babymoon.
Spend a morning in
For those couples with “go-go-go” personalities, this may be a significant change to their travel mindset. Try to have one morning with no set agenda other than staying at your accommodation. Order breakfast in bed delivered to your suite and enjoy a leisurely time together. Additionally, being intentional about setting aside at least one morning like this creates space for a full night of sleep for both of you. After the baby arrives, you will not have many mornings like this! Consider renting one of our luxury accommodations for your special getaway, and be sure to upgrade to a suite for an extra special touch of luxury!
Stroll around the charming town of Waynesville
If you both enjoy exploring, Main Street has multiple shops, galleries, and restaurants to discover and enjoy. Explore one-of-a-kind galleries like the T Pennington Gallery or Cedar Hill Studio. Peruse old-time candy in Mast General Store or touch unique wood furniture at Burl Wood Gallery. Snack as you walk with sweets from Dillsboro Chocolate Factory or local treats from the 828 Market on Main. Find a small souvenir or piece of art to remind you of this time together. Whatever you do, make it fun! Ask questions of one another as you go and try to learn something new about your partner’s tastes, likes or dislikes.
Enjoy local dining
Find a place for at least one special dinner together during your babymoon. Be sure to make a reservation in advance, especially during the busy fall season. Local favorites include the inventive cuisine at Chef’s Table or the elegant tasting menus at Frog’s Leap Public House. Soon you will need to pay babysitters to get away for a dinner date night, so enjoy this opportunity!
Experience a One-of-a-Kind Blue Ridge Sunset together
Just minutes from the Inn, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers breathtaking vistas to take in, especially the stretch between Grassy Ridge Mine (mile marker 436.8) and Bear Trap Gap (mile marker 428.5). One tip: if you can, plan to take some folding chairs along and find your special spot at least half an hour before sunset. Because there is a little drive to get to the best vistas, this extra time will let you unwind as you enjoy the changing sky together.