April Adventure to Region 3

April 18-22

7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC

This event has concluded, see you at the next rally!

We’re excited to share some information about our upcoming rally to the Outer Banks (OBX)!

Located on Caratoke Highway (NC 158) in Currituck County’s Inner Banks (Jarvisburg) lies a little piece of paradise called Sanctuary Vineyards.  This Airstream adventure, hosted by Greg and Lynne Wilson, will introduce you to Sommelier John Wright and his award-winning selection of wines.

You will be camping at the vineyard among the vines; behind the winery you can almost taste their exquisite Wild Pony White, Sweet Serenity, and Morton, among other wines.  There will be a special tour exclusively for our group, including a wine tasting and a guided tour of the winery.

A short walk from the Vineyard is The Cotton Gin, also owned by the Wright family.  The Cotton Gin offers a unique shopping experience filled with beach remembrances, collectibles, apparel, home furnishings and more.  Shoppers can easily spend the day here.

A boat trip from Dew’s Island (part of the Wright Family Farm) to the Currituck Outer Banks is also on our schedule.  The boat will leave from Dew’s Island and will dock at Currituck Heritage Park, location of the historic Whalehead Club, a 1920s era art nouveau architectural masterpiece.  A tour of The Whalehead Club is available. Adjacent to the Whalehead Club is the North Carolina Wildlife Education Center.  A short walk takes you to the 1873 162-foot all brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse.  Climb the 220-step winding staircase for a panoramic view of the Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Currituck Outer Banks.

For those interested in shopping, directly across from Currituck Heritage Park is a cluster of small shops, boutiques, and eateries.  All of these attractions are within walking distance of the boat dock.

Within a quarter-mile of Sanctuary Vineyards is The Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, a microbrewery offering tours and a farm-to-table pub with German inspired grub.  Here you may enjoy authentic Bavarian brew, restaurant, a locally sourced butcher’s facility and farm.  Tours of the Weeping Radish Brewery are also available.

Scheduled events include the Sanctuary Vineyards wine tasting and tour, dinner together at a local restaurant, a tour of the Weeping Radish Brewery, and of course happy hours, and an Airstream breakfast!

In your free time, we suggest the many attractions on “beach road” and on the Outer Banks beaches, including:

  • The Monument to a Century of Flight.  There are 14 pylons memorializing the history of flight.  It is located    behind the Kitty Hawk Visitors Center, about a 15-minute drive from the vineyard.
  • The Wright Brothers National Memorial, where in 1903, the Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first flight.  It is located in Kill Devil Hills, a half hour from the Vineyard on NC 12.
  • The Atlantic Ocean! Sanctuary Vineyards is a short drive to the Atlantic beaches.

We sure hope you can join us!

See you down the road…

Greg and Lynne Wilson

Getting to the Region 3 Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC

Option 1: One day trip from OBX to Myrtle Beach (non stop) –

  • Via Land: 369 miles
  • Via Ferry: 301 miles

Option 2: Two day trip from OBX to Myrtle Beach (one stop in New Bern)

Option 2: By land with overnight stop at New Bern KOA:

  • From Jarvisburg to Manteo 51 minutes / 35 miles
  • Manteo west on US64 to Williamston / 89 miles
  • Washington south US 17  31 min / 25 miles
  • New Bern south US 17  48 minute / 38 miles
  • New Bern KOA
  • Total travel Day 1 / 187 miles
  • New Bern to Jacksonville South US17  /42 miles
  • Jacksonville to Wilmington South US 17 / 59 miles
  • Wilmington to North Myrtle Beach South US17 / 57 miles
  • North Myrtle Beach to Myrtle Beach South on State Rt.31 (Carolina Bays Pky.) /16 miles
  • Route 31 to Ocean Lakes CG via SC route 544 / 8 miles
  • Total travel Day 2 – 182 miles

Option 2: By Ferry with overnight stop in Ocracoke:

  • Jarvisburg to Manteo, Avon, Buxton, Hatteras Island. South State Rt. 12. / 87 miles
    • Ferry (free) Departure every hour. Travel time 1 hour.
  • Ocracoke  – RV Campgrounds:
    • Beachcomber CG 252-928-4031
    • Teeter’s CG 252-588-2030
  • Total travel Day 1 –  87 miles
  • Ferry (charge based on length) Must have reservation. Two departures per day to Cedar Island. Travel time 1 hour 50 minutes.
    • TV + trailer length: 20-40 feet = $30.00, 40-65 feet = $45.00.
    • Reservations call: 1-800-BY-Ferry or 1-800-293-3779.
  • Cedar Island South State Rt. 12/US 70 /38 miles
  • Beaufort  South Rt. 24 / 46 miles
  • Jacksonville South US 17 to Myrtle Beach /130 miles.
  • Total travel Day 2 –  214 miles

The Wilson’s have taken the ferry route three times and have never had a bad experience. They expect April’s traffic will be light compared to summer traffic. With the Cedar Island ferry, long vehicles are loaded first and unloaded last, that way you have maneuvering room.