Idyllic Shelton Hampton Inn and Suites Named One of the World's Best

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Tucked off I-77, among the hills of the Yadkin Valley, the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards has been designated as one of the best in the world by the 2008 Connie Awards from the Hilton Hotel Corporation. The Hampton Inn and Suites at Shelton Vineyards was specifically recognized for its loyalty and quality assurance. Serving up more than just a comfortable bed and continental breakfast, this Hampton features some Jacuzzi suites among its 102 rooms, a heated pool, modern exercise room and the chain's only wine bar. Featuring the finest wine selection from the adjacent Shelton Vineyards, a premier East Coast winery, the bar offers a lively atmosphere for guests.

Tucked off I-77, among the hills of the Yadkin Valley, the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards has been designated as one of the best in the world by the 2008 Connie Awards from the Hilton Hotel Corporation. The Hampton Inn and Suites at Shelton Vineyards was specifically recognized for its loyalty and quality assurance. Serving up more than just a comfortable bed and continental breakfast, this Hampton features some Jacuzzi suites among its 102 rooms, a heated pool, modern exercise room and the chain's only wine bar. Featuring the finest wine selection from the adjacent Shelton Vineyards, a premier East Coast winery, the bar offers a lively atmosphere for guests.

What began as a dream of brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton has become a reality. "We built this hotel and winery in the hopes of providing guests with a unique experience that keeps them coming back for more," says Charlie Shelton, co-owner. "We are honored to have our complete commitment to total customer satisfaction recognized with the Connie Award."

The Shelton's vision of an all-inclusive destination is cemented by the vineyard itself. Connected by a short scenic bike ride (on a hotel-provided bicycle) or a quick shuttle trip, the hotel and winery co-exist naturally among the beautiful landscape, providing a complete experience without ever leaving the area.

At the winery, guests get an inside tour of Shelton Vineyards where knowledgeable tour guides give an overview of how the wine is produced (everything from grape growing to the gravity flow process). The tour culminates with a tasting of Shelton's award-winning wines in the tasting room.

Next door, among the grapevines, is Shelton's Harvest Grill, where guests can relax on the patio overlooking the kitchen garden while Chef Paul Lange crafts seasonal specialties made with a Southern twist. The menu, dotted with sophisticated comfort food like his Pretzel Crusted Tuna or the Cornbread Crab Cakes, is sure to please even the most finicky eaters.

After a delicious dinner and a quick trip back to the hotel, guests can enjoy a nightcap at the wine bar and a dip in a Jacuzzi before settling into the Cloud Nine bedding provided in every room. Don't think for a minute that such a huge destination has lost its personal touches. From Charlie and Ed carrying your wine purchases to your car to the un-ending supply of freshly baked cookies in the hotel lobby, the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards has everything you'd expect from a big-city hotel with all the small town charm of Dobson, North Carolina.

To view images from the Hampton Inn & Suites, Shelton Vineyards and the Harvest Grill, click the link, http://rubberneckmedia.com/clients/Shelton/SheltonHampton.jpg.
To obtain high resolution images, please contact Melissa Rivera at Rubberneck Media, 919-956-9400 ext. 211.

About:
Shelton Vineyards, located in Dobson, NC, was established in 1999 and has quickly developed into the Yadkin Valley's premier winery. Its 150 acres of cultivated vineyards produce 20,000+ cases of wine annually, winning awards from coast to coast and internationally. Created by brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, this full-service destination features a winery, restaurant, hotel and Village Market and offers guests the chance to experience the good life. For more information, please visit http://www.sheltonvineyards.com or call 336.366.4724.

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