Freebie Friday: Dinner for Two at the River House Inn

Last week’s Tweetsie Railroad winner is LeAnn! Congratulations!

There is a hidden gem right over in Ashe County that offers everything from elegant lodging, to aerialgourmet food and wine, to live music and river fishing!  I attended a wedding at the River House Inn a few years ago, and while it was absolutely beautiful, I had no idea the the Inn had so much more to offer locals and tourists alike!

From their website:

Much, much more than a Bed and Breakfast, River House is a full-service inn on the North Fork of the New River, near West Jefferson and not far from Boone in the northwest corner of North Carolina.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are far from the bustle of everyday life.

Escape to a country inn that is really in the country!

innporchThere’s a mile of riverfront for strolling, wading, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Brown trout and rainbows abound. Walking trails wind through 170 acres. Our uniquely decorated guestrooms are converted farm buildings and feature king-size beds, private bathrooms, Jacuzzis, art, books and country antiques. Awake each morning to coffee at your door followed by breakfast in the main house. For dinner, our restaurant offers exquisite regional cuisine, an international wine list, and a full-service bar with all ABC permits.

Visit nearby sites such as New River State Park, Grayson Highlands, Mt. Jefferson and Stone Mountain. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bike the popular Creeper Trail. Ride horseback at Burnt Hill Stables. Play golf at Mountain Aire Golf Course. Shop for antiques, art and pottery.

One of the most popular things to do is absolutely nothing! Relax in a rocking chair on the front porch overlooking the river, visit with other guests, and stroll around the property. River House is ideal for a romantic stay. In fact, you can even get married here!

Come to one of many special culinary evenings. Our Sunday afternoon salons, featured on UNC-TV, showcase a wide variety of musicians and other artists from near and far.

The restaurant at the River House Inn is an exquisite dining room with gourmet, chef creations. It’s perfect for a romantic date or elegant ladies’ night. Every parent needs a night out every now and then, right?  The restaurant, with an “a la carte” menu is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Reservations are required.  The menu is small and it changes daily, at the direction of the amazing chef!  The have full ABC permits and serve local, as well as international wines.  A dinner here would truly be a treat!


The River House Inn is offering a Mom Squad reader a dinner for two at the restaurant! Talk about a “staycation,” You’ll feel like you’re miles and miles away, even though you’re just down the road.

To enter, leave a separate comment for each of these items:

The contest will be open through Thursday, July 2, and the winner will be announced via email and our winner’s page.  High Country Residents and visitors age 18 and older are eligible to win.  River House Inn is a Mom Squad Sponsor.


I will be attending the Sunday Salon at the River House Inn this Sunday, which features live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a chef’s choice four course meal!  I’ll tell you more about the River House Inn next week, as well as the 7th annual River House Winefest!



  1. All the entrees looked delicious, but I think the two I would choose from would be the Spinach Ravioli or the Marinated Lamb Loin! Yum, yum!

  2. I don’t have Twitter capability on my cell at the moment…

  3. Elayne Bishop says

    Wow, lets see my first choice would be the Halibut, then the Lamb Loin and then Filet.

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  5. Spinach Ravioli sounds heavenly!

  6. FB’ed it!

  7. the alaskan halibut sounds fantastic!

  8. @lessa621 is following on twitter

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  11. im a subscriber… 🙂

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  13. Shrimp-filet-sorbet. No doubt! Yummm… It all looks delicious though!

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  15. Alaskan Halibut…YUM!

  16. Couldn’t choose between the entrees, they all looked good! But I would have to purchase two desserts:
    Zinfandel Berries
    fresh berries tossed in a red zinfandel and lavender honey reduction, served with basil ice cream
    Trio of Sorbets
    strawberry red wine, pineapple-star anise, coconut

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  20. Can I just have THE ENTIRE DESSERT MENU!!! Please, please, pretty please!

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  22. I would totally order the:

    Marinated Lamb Loin
    roasted eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, sautéed spinach,
    Asian pear chutney

    Never heard about this place before now.

  23. I love fresh seafood (Charleston girl still in me), so the Yellow fin Tuna sounds great. But the Filet sounds good too and the sides also seem yum! Whatever I chose, I would top it off with the chocolate molten cake. Too bad we did not know about this last week for our anniversary, maybe we will win and get to celebrate again a week later!

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  25. I would have to go with the Filet Mignon! Sounds delicious!

  26. I’m following the River House Inn on Twitter. My username is ctb0520.

  27. I sent a Friend Request to the River House Inn on FB.

  28. I just shared this giveaway on FB.

  29. Following Mom Squad on Twitter. My username is ctb0520.

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  32. lamb – – this place sound wonderful

  33. I would love to try the Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée.

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  36. I sent a Friend Request to the River House Inn on FB.

  37. following River House on twitter CAnnBurns

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  39. Holy cow the Maine Lobster, ricotta gnocchi, shallot cream, micro herbs sounds delicious!

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  43. I subscribe

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  46. Spinach ravioli or cumin potato cakes, or the filet – man all of that sounds great!!

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  49. OH HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! If only I could afford even one night to get a way and relax here!!!! Ok, so assignment is to pick a item off the menu….. without a doubt it would be the filet minon- WITH crab?!?! Yummmmmmmmmm

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  51. and FBing right now

  52. Shana Scott says

    I think that it would be Filet Mignon.

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  55. Christina says

    Filet Mignon , but everything looks good. My friends tell me that the River House is a great place to go! I hope to go sometime.

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  57. So, I have to admit, I looked at the desserts first! YUMMY!! I think that I would be very happy with anything on that menu!

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  60. Kathleen says

    I saw a magazine article about River House many years ago (maybe in Southern Living?) and was so excited I kept the article. Then I caught the UNCTV segment and pulled out my old article. Our 25th anniversary was coming up and I hoped to spend a few days “on the river”, but we just couldn’t afford it! I was so disappointed. I know the person that wins this stay will have a wonderful time…a sweet house, gourmet food, music, and that beautiful river are quite a combination. Emma and I share the same tastes…I love anything with spinach, so the spinach ravioli is my menu pick. I could use a medium-rare fillet mignon right now! My husband would choose the lobster. My Twitter username is KathleenWheeless

  61. Kathleen says

    Woops, I went to Twitter to follow HCMomSquad and River House Inn and realized that my Twitter username is kwheeless. I have befriended River House Inn on FB.

  62. Everything looks so good, but I would get the Filet Mignon and the Arugula Salad.

  63. Erin Daley says

    I’m gonna go with the tuna tartare! That sounds absolutely delicious!

  64. Definitely going for the halibut! What a great menu; this looks wonderful.

  65. This must be a record-breaking comment thread, Sarah!I’m a subscriber, so that’s a second entry.

  66. And I’m posting a link from FB.

  67. okay, I just friended the River House INn on FB.

  68. I’m already following you on twitter. ID: sisters_kitchen.

  69. Now following River House Inn on Twitter. Thanks for the nudge to get back on Twitter and sending out updates!

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  71. The Duck Confit sounds fabulous!

  72. Dave Kelley says

    friended on fb

  73. twitter – TNLocavore

  74. Dave Kelley says

    for the halibut

  75. Amanda Burleson Anderson says

    Halibut for sure!