Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Tamarack, West Virginia
This has turned into a busy month!
I was scrolling through photographs we took on vacation, and I was reminded of one of my favorite “travelling through” places in Beckley, West Virginia.
Tamarack is set back behind a travel center just outside Beckley. It was built to showcase West Virginia arts and crafts. Does it ever succeed!
When you get out of your car you can tell this is an unusual place. The building itself looks like a crown set on a hill. Outdoor metal sculptures invite inspection and encourage you to explore further. Once you get inside you'll find work space for visiting artists-in-residence, as well as quilts, furniture, glassware, food, wine, embroidery and other needle arts, fine arts, books, music – it's a feast for your senses, and a lot of fun.
It's one of the neatest places we've ever stopped on vacation, but the best part is the food court, managed by chefs from The Greenbrier. The food is incredibly good and very reasonably priced. The Greenbrier peaches are worth the trip! You can learn more, and even shop, at their website: http://www.tamarackwv.com. You won't be sorry you stopped by!