Bateau’s are shallow narrow skiffs used primarily in the Bayou for transporting merchandise. Usually being maneuvered by poling the shallow bodies of water. The Bateau Bowl Collection takes on the lines and shape of these unique canoes. Each bowl are one of a kind in different sizes and lengths, no two alike. Most bowls are chipped carved on the exterior while others are smooth and each have a food grade sealer on the interior surfaces safe for food. In addition to bowls the studio is producing hand carved chop stixs, coffee measures and kitchen utensils.
UPDATE: The studio will be participating in the upcoming Arts for Gifts being held November 15, 2014 thru December 31, 2014 at the Staunton Augusta Art Center 20 S. New Street, Staunton, VA. The art gallery will be transformed into an artisan retail gallery for shopping during the Holiday Season.
Sixty Five juried artisans were selected to participate in this years event by jury selection. It will be the place to shop for those unique gifts, so plan on attending.
So with the expansion into other mediums with the addition of Dough Boy, hand hewn bowls-n-such and Mountain Man Basketry, “its a basket case”. Buck Island Bay Decoys combined will become Buck Island Bay Mercantile at the studio level but will retain their original names in singular applications. If interested in visiting the studio you may contact the reservation office of Rock-n-Creek Cabin at 540-377-9383 or the studio at 540-377-9382. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .]]>
This year we are creating a camp over and ride from Rock-n-Creek Cabin located just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 27 and Route 56. The plan for the weekend is to gather like minded people for a weekend of camaraderie and riding. We will start on Friday April 12, 2013 for arrivals at Rock-n-Creek Cabin. The property has open flat land for tents and areas for small campers. There are two campfire pits on the property and firewood will be provided. Food and beverages are on you. So come prepared for any of your needs. There is a large char-coal grill and four large picnic tables for use.
Saturday morning once we get organized we will head out for our ride to Roanoke to take in the Blue Ridge Bike Fest. On the way down we will most likely stop at the Pink Cadillac for breakfast or lunch depending on what time we leave the mountain. We will try to stick together as a group and return as a group. But you know how that is.
On our way back we may decide to stop for dinner before returning to the mountain. Once we return to Rock-n-Creek Cabin that afternoon or early evening we will enjoy the mountain setting, campfires, friends and for sure a cold one.
Sunday a short ride will be for those interested and a leisure morning for those that are not. People are on their own to leave when they like.
There will be no Firearms, Pets or Attitudes. We hope all that join us will respect this and everyone have a great time. For those interested please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org]]>
We have several different venues planned. Since Rock-n-Creek Cabin is Biker Friendly we will be having a bike specific event. The Mountain Crawl® will be planned around the biking community and will offer several guided rides through the scenic by-ways throughout the George Washington National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas. Along the route there will be planned stops of interest with a provided bagged lunch. The afternoons and evenings will offer entertainment, campfires, food and camaraderie. This will be a camp-out style event. Rock-n-Creek Cabin will offer a complimentary bike wash area with all the supplies provided and maybe a few bike washing babes to Get R Done. Donations will be excepted for a local charity. Interested in a fun weekend riding, eating and chewing the fat,,, drop us a line and tell us what you think.]]>
Activities planned will be hikes to Crab Tree Fall’s, Blazing Campfires and Camp Food prepared by youths. Gourmet specialities such as Silver Turtles, Hot Dogs and S’Mores will be the featured eat’s. Youth’s will rally around a wagon train of tents and campfires for their evening events and stargaze into a clear star-lite night. Just think how they react when they realize there is no cell reception, no texting or gaming for an entire weekend. This will be interesting and I will post a follow up blog.]]>
Rock-n-Creek Cabin, recipes from my family including, my mother and grandmother and close friends. It will feature over 300 recipes that will thrill your pallet. For those Family,Friends and Guest who have not yet submitted their recipes but would like inclusion in this great little cookbook holler back soon. For those interested in a copy contact me at contact @rockncreekcabin.com]]>
Baskets are created in old styles once used in everyday life by mountain folk of the Blue Ridge. Natural materials of oak splits, reeds and naturally shed antlers are used in some of Christy’s orginal creations. Wild grapevine, Honeysuckle and Virginia Creeper are also incorporated in utile creations.
Look for the opening of the Mountain Man Basketry online store currently being developed at www.rockncreekcabin.com. Baskets are available for sale at Buck Island Bay Decoy studio. Contact studio at 540.377.9382 or office at 540.377.9383 for information.]]>
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way!!
Rock-n-Creek Cabin is your Biker Friendly cabin in the woods. Starting in the Spring of 2012, Guided Motorcycle Tours will be available for those adventurous bikers. Nestled in the Blue Blue Ridge Mountains the landscape offers beautiful scenic rides along one of the most breath taking by-ways in Virginia. Most sightseeing is done along the BRP. Rock-n-Creek creates your ride along the the non-publicized routes through the back roads of true mountain scenic beauty.
Your touring route will be customized to exactly what you or your group would like to see. Your touring package will include two nights Lodging at Rock-n-Creek Cabin, Two Country Breakfasts before your ride each morning by a Certified Executive Chef, Two Picnic Lunches during your ride,Two Guided Scenic Routes. Wind down that evening after your ride around a campfire sipp-n on a cool one talking about that great ride today. Packages are available for 1-12 person(s) from April-Oct. Contact Rock-n-Creek Cabin (540.377.9383) for full details and reservations for your Great Mountain Adventure.]]>