A historic luxury boutique hotel in Winston-Salem, Graylyn Estate elevates your holiday getaway with rich traditions, festive decor, family-friendly activities, and even butler service. Built in 1932 by the then-president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Bowman Gray, the 85-room estate sits on 55 acres on the historic Reynolda Mile. Now owned by Wake Forest University and operated as a conference center and hotel, Graylyn is definitely worth a visit during the holidays.
As a city that’s known for a thriving art scene, it’s no surprise that the traditional technique of letterpress printing lives on in Winston-Salem, thanks in part to local artisan Alan Henderson of Pinecrest Printery.
Located less than an hour from Winston-Salem, Raffaldini Winery & Vineyards is known for its beautiful tasting room, stunning vineyard walking tours, and warm hospitality. But did you know you can take part in the blending of the winery’s annual Grande Riserva?
Whether you like sweet or savory, ice cream-topped or gravy-filled, pies are our (unofficial) official food of fall. Our local restaurants and shops offer one-of-a-kind southern specialties worth seeking out. Here are our top five favorites to try this fall.
Taking place November 17 and 18, the 55th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair brings more than 100 fine artisans from across the Southeast to downtown Winston-Salem. We caught up with Jane Doub, president and CEO of Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery and accomplished local artist, to get her take on what makes this event unlike any other craft fair in the Southeast region.
Whether by two feet, two wheels, or even four hooves, there are numerous ways to take in the stunning fall foliage around Winston-Salem. Our location in central North Carolina delivers comfortable, cool temps as early as September—and with them, a colorful canopy of changing leaves that peaks in October and lingers into November. Here are four of our favorite ways to bask in fall’s beauty during your next visit.
This Independence Day, you’re invited to celebrate on the site of our nation’s first documented Independence Day celebration…right here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As far back as 1783, the town of Salem gained notoriety as an enclave for those seeking the freedom to pursue a Moravian way of life. Salem also made history as the site of the first ever Independence Day Celebration in the United States.
What do you get when you cross a Texas-bred lawyer with a homesick foodie and busy mom just trying to make it to swim practice on time? Winston-Salem’s popular “mom-trepreneur,” Claire Calvin.
12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury and represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. The artists are Elizabeth Alexander, Endia Beal, Martha Clippinger, Bill Fick, Mijoo Kim, Beverly McIver, Katy Mixon, Kirsten Stolle, Bob Trotman, Hong-An Truong, Lee Walton, and Pinar Yoldas.