Over Yonder

Henri Deschamps, CEO
Andrew Long, VP & Executive Chef
Danielle Deschamps Stabler, VP & General Manager
3608 Highway 194 South
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

Over Yonder is a new destination restaurant located in a
picturesque setting atop the rolling hills and peaks of Valle Crucis
directly across from the Original Mast General Store, and a few
hundred yards from The Mast Farm Inn.  Over Yonder is a casual
dining restaurant, which presents a local, ingredient-driven cuisine
and garden-based cooking. 

Over Yonder resides in the “Hard” Taylor house, built by Henry
Taylor in 1861 with hickory and hemlock milled directly from
his own land. On entering the building, the two rooms on the
left showcase the brick that Henry crafted by hand from his
own brickyard. Henry’s son Thomas Hardester “Hard” Taylor
expanded the house around 1895 adding amenities such as
indoor plumbing and a closet in every bedroom, otherwise
unheard of in Valle Crucis at that time. The Hard Taylor house
also played an important role in the community, serving as the
Post Office, until it later moved across the street, to the
Original Mast General Store, where it resides today. Hard
Taylor and his wife Vicki served as postmasters until 1928,
and their original certificates naming them to their positions are
still hanging on the wall near the entryway.

A new chapter begins in the Hard Taylor house as it is
transformed into Over Yonder by The Mast Farm Inn and Chef
Andrew Long. Long welcomes the opportunity to expand his
culinary vision with the new outlet, but faithful fans of The Mast
Farm Inn need not worry, he remains the executive chef and in
the kitchen of the Inn’s restaurant Simplicity.

Over Yonder features a large, wrap-around porch with stunning
views of the valley, and a large back porch where diners can relax
near the pond and the large organic garden, designed and
managed by Long’s wife Megan, who also manages the micro
farm at The Mast Farm Inn. In keeping with the theme of historic
Appalachian dining, the garden at Over Yonder will produce fresh
vegetables that will be used for featured menu items.

NC Cheese is prominently featured and served in Over Yonder. 

Last Updated February 2015

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