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Our State Magazine Down Home in NORTH  CAROLINA  September 2007

Wining and Dining By Ed Williams  Frog songs

I awake at 7a.m. and return to that hot tub. A breeze sings through the tree line, creek crashes rock, and birds are in symphony. I could soak in the hot tub forever, but I've got maps to read and lists to check off. At the appointed hour, John Litschke, owner of Frog Holler cabins, pops in. "How was your night?" he asks.

Litschke and his wife, Teresa, have day jobs shooting documentaries for the likes of HGTV and UNC-TV. Frog Holler is their year old, sideline business: two 20-foot by 20-foot cabins, quaintly appointed with gas fireplaces and kitchenettes.

The cabins are just minutes from wineries, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Stone Mountain State Park.  I love that it's only yards from a fishing pond, walking trails, a swift creek, and a restaurant.

So how, I ask, did Frog Holler Cabins get their name?

"I'm surprised you didn't hear them," Litschke says. The frogs enjoy riotous nights down by the fishing pond. I must have been sleeping so hard that I missed the festivities.

People today, Litschke muses, somehow miss "just sitting around, doing nothing.We're not a B&B. We don't cater; we just leave key in door. We provide peace and quiet. People need to re-educate themselves on how to slow down."



Yadkin Valley Living Jan/Feb 2007

Frog Holler Cabins, Elkin  By John Norman

Located near the Surry/Wilkes County Line, you'll find the total seclusion you crave with the Litschke's Frog Holler Cabins.  As a television production team, Teresa and John desired to stay at home with their children and wanted their property to help them achieve that goal.

The cabins are the answer.  Because of their careers, they are sensitive to the need of quiet time to produce and also just to totally relax. Frog Holler provides that secluded privacy along with the convenience of high speed internet, satellite TV.

Fully furnished efficiency rooms that easily accommodate up to four guests, offering on site activities like horseshoes, fishing, additional amenities, along with the feeling of being in the tree tops.

With Stone Mountain State Park just minutes away for hiking rustic trails, photographing deer and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway nearby for grand vistas and shops, guests can find lots to do and see.

Elkin Creek Vineyards' The Kitchen Restaurant caters to weddings, reunions, has a fabulous brunch on Sundays and is just across the Big Elkin Creek from the cabins.

The Litschkes now call the Yadkin Valley home and find,"...the foothill views amazing." Living nearby on the property, they plan to continue to grow, building one cabin at a time.

For reservations: (336)-526-2661