Explore Elkin

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Everyone who knows me, knows I am obsessed with Elkin, North Carolina. It is truly one of the most delightful towns I have ever had the pleasure to visit. It’s not just the amazing restaurants, shops, wineries. and more – it’s the people.


One of the reasons The Carolina Experience was so passionate about opening a property in Elkin is because of how genuinely engaging the community is. Talented artists everywhere you go (we HIGHLY recommend catching a show at the famous Reeves Theater – especially The Martha Bassett Show every other Thursday from February – October!) women supporting women, small businesses who care about one another, local tourism groups so passionate about introducing people to the joys of their beloved home. As a fellow small business owner in the area, we couldn’t more appreciative of the hearty and warm welcome we received when we opened Three Trails, our boutique hotel on Main St.


As a company, we are collectively obsessed with hospitality, and there is no other way to describe Elkin and its entire community than hospitable. Warm. They are not “Locals only” – this community is “Welcome friend, where are you from? Can I recommend a great place to grab a bite?” And speaking of a great bite, enjoy the best burger you have ever had at Harry’s, delicious beet salad and potato soup at Southern on Main, a devine soft pretzel at Angry Troll and the best lamb you will ever have from The Wisdom Table (bonus points that all of these eateries are within walking distance of Three Trails!)


The recommendations don’t stop there – let’s talk wine. The wineries and vineyards of the Yadkin Valley are stunning, and produce some really exquisite wines. We recommend checking out Shelton Vineyards for a tasting and lunch at their on-property restaurant (delicious!) they schedule fun events all the time like Murder Mystery dinner parties and other wine related fun. From there we also recommend, Christian Paul Vineyards, Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery, Dynamis Estates and Raffaldini (just to name a few!) and contact Elkin Vine Line for a safe and fun tour!


And of course when you come to town, make sure to join us for a stay at Three Trails. We take the responsibility of being part of the Elkin small business community very seriously and we hope to always live up to the spirit of the town. So grab a bite, a delicious bottle of wine and head up to our rooftop deck to enjoy a gorgeous Elkin sunset. Then retire to your exposed brick room with a full kitchen and cozy, luxury bedding and get a good night’s rest to keep exploring Elkin, there’s always so much more to see.