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Asheville, NC 28801

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The Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package

October 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package

Take advantage of the ABBA’s
Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package
Nov 19, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015

Take advantage of the Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package for your upcoming North Carolina holiday getaway and realize big savings on lodging, shopping, and more!

The Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package is an offer put together by the inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, in conjunction with numerous other Asheville businesses, to bring you the kinds of savings you wont find anywhere else – plus home-baked holiday cookies!

The Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package is two nights lodging at any member bed & breakfast inn of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association ( On top of this you’ll also receive a guest shopping pass good for discounts at a crowd of participating, Asheville merchants, including independent shops, galleries, coffee shops, chocolatiers, and spas. As a final, holiday-themed incentive, you’ll also receive a gift of home-baked holiday cookies with a recipe to recreate them yourself and share with all your loved ones!

The current list of participating, shopping destinations includes:

Ad-Lib – women’s clothing – 25% discount
Artetude Gallery – contemporary fine arts gallery – 5% discount
Asheville Salt Cave and Downtown Day Salt Spa – 20% off salt products only
Bellagio – Art To Wear Gallery – clothing, jewelry – 15% off all purchases over $125
Bellagio Everyday – women’s clothing – 15% off all purchases over $125
C & Co. – handcrafted, natural skin products – 10% off product
Chocolate Gems – chocolates, gelato, affogato – a free truffle with purchase of a drink
Dynamite Roasting Co. – roastery and coffee bar – 15% discount on beverage purchase
French Broad Chocolate Lounge - artisan chocolate and desserts – 1 free artisan truffle
Gray Line Historic Trolley Tours of Asheville – $5 off every adult ticket (purchased at the Visitor Center)
Grovewood Gallery – jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, and fiber art – 10% discount on one item of jewelry and pottery
Just Ducky Originals Biltmore Village – classic clothes for kids – 10% off one full-priced item
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe – independent bookstore – 10% off purchases of $50 or more
Mangum Pottery Studio and Gallery – pottery by Rob and Beth Mangum – 10% off purchase in store/studio
Metro Wines – fine wines – 10% off any wine purchase
Mountain Made – contemporary mountain arts gallery – discount information coming soon
New Morning Gallery – ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelery – 15% discount on all Christmas decorations items
Origami Ink – stationery, writing instruments, mixed media art – 10% discount on one item
Purl’s Yarn Emporium – yarn/classes – 10% discount
Rose’s Garden Shop – plants, antiques, accessories – 10% discount
The Secret Spa at the Belvadere – full service salon and spa – 20% discount with reservation
Sensibilities Day Spa – spa treatments for face and body – 15% off retail (excluding Eminence skin care and Steph O jewelry)
Still Point Wellness – mind-body wellness studio – 10% off any services
The Cheese Store – local and int’l cheeses, foods, wine, beer, gift baskets – 20% off items excluding menu items
The Compleat Naturalist Natural History Store – nature- guides and related gifts, science games and toys – 10% off
The Southern Highland Craft Gallery – juried gallery – 15% on one item (consignment items not included)
Van Dyke Jewelry & Fine Craft – handcrafted jewelry artisan gallery – 5% discount
Wake: The Foot Sanctuary & Shop – foot soaks, tea and relaxation – $30 winter foot soak for $20

Asheville Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland is proud to be part of the Asheville community and the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association. Stay at North Lodge on Oakland during your Asheville getaway and treat yourself to one of our six bright and comfortable bedrooms, complete with the kind of amenities you wont find just anywhere. The Asheville Stay, Shop & Play Package is available from Nov 19, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015 – so book your room now at North Lodge on Oakland, before this offer ends!

Waterfalls N’ Wine in Transylvania

October 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Waterfalls N’ Wine in Transylvania

Visit beautiful Looking Glass Falls
on the Waterfalls N’ Wine Tour

As Halloween approaches, what could be more timely than a tour of Transylvania? Transylvania county in North Carolina, that is – and a tour called Waterfalls N’ Wine!

Autumn is a gorgeous time of year in this part of the country and Transylvania county ups the ante with over 250 waterfalls. The Pisgah Field School’s October Waterfalls N’ Wine tour is a fun and fascinating way to get out and see a few of them in full, fall-foliage regalia.

On top of it all, you get to attend a private wine tasting at Broad Street Wines in downtown Brevard, NC!

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The Best of Asheville’s Fall Foliage

September 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville's Fall FoliageIt can be hard to see summer come to an end but nature helps to soften the blow by gracing us with the multi-hued beauty of autumn – this is especially true of Asheville’s fall foliage!

Asheville’s fall foliage is some of America’s favorite – and no wonder! The Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the longest fall color seasons in the world, giving you the opportunity to take in some of the most colorful leaf-peeping vistas America has to offer, from late September through October to early November!

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Asheville Lodging Specials at North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast

September 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Take advantage of our Asheville Lodging Specials

Taking an Asheville vacation needn’t break the bank, nor should you have to skimp on extras – that’s why we here at North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast have designed a number of Asheville lodging specials and packages to help make your Asheville dream vacation a reality!

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6th Annual Flock To The Rock – September 20, 2014 – September 21, 2014

August 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Flock to the Rock 2014Attention Birders and Nature Lovers! One of the great, fall migration birding events is about to take place at Chimney Rock State Park, September 20th and 21st: Flock to the Rock!

Last post I told you about Chimney Rock State Park, which was serendipitous with Flock to the Rock just around the corner. Chimney Rock State Park is home to over 130 species of birds throughout the year, including warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls, and various birds of prey, including the majestic Peregrine Falcon.

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On Top Of The World At North Carolina’s Chimney Rock State Park

July 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

North Carolina's Chimney Rock State ParkNorth Carolina’s expansive Chimney Rock State Park offers visitors stunning 75-mile views and a host of other opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure.

The iconic, 315 foot tall Chimney Rock, a 535-million-year-old monolith that gives Chimney Rock State Park its name, is the heart of the park and climbing it rewards you with 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Surely the best attraction of the park and really all you’d need to attract visitors to this gorgeous natural preserve – but if you think that’s all Chimney Rock State Park has to offer, you’re in for a surprise – that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County, North Carolina is one of the state’s newest parks and is loaded with numerous things to do and see

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The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalLast time around, we told you about Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green. Now it’s time to talk about the 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, from whence Shindig On The Green sprang from.

Asheville’s 87th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd and promises to bring a host of mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, cloggers, and balladeers to the area once again.

A world famous event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the first folk festival! – was started in 1928 by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who wanted to share the beauty and dignity he saw in the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down, generation after generation, in western North Carolina.

The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is set to take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville beginning each evening of the festival at 7pm – below is the full list of the scheduled performances.

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Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green

June 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Shindig On The Green

2014 Shindig On The Green
Free – Summer Saturdays

Fans of folk music will not want to miss Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green: a summer long set of free, Saturday night concerts presenting authentic, traditional music and dance!

Shindig On The Green is an offshoot of the world famous Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the oldest, continuously running folk festival in the nation. Formed in 1967, Shindig On The Green was founded as a place for folk musicians to gather and play on summer Saturday nights. As you can imagine, this sort of get together acquired not only musicians but also audiences – and so it has continued to this day with tens of thousands of people from all over the world coming to attend each year.

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Celebrate Summer at the 18th Annual Biltmore Concert Series

June 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

ZZ-Top kick off the 18th annual Biltmore Concert Series, 2014

ZZ-Top kick off this year’s Biltmore Concert Series on July 30th, 2014

The Biltmore Estate is heating up Asheville’s summer with the 18th Annual Biltmore Concert Series!

Every year the Biltmore Estate hosts a series of high profile concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music today. Hosted on the southern terrace of “America’s Largest Home,” this unique venue offers a chance to see your favorite artists perform under a canopy of stars with the stunning Blue Ridge Mountain sunset as a backdrop.

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