North Lodge on Oakland

An Asheville, North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Inn

84 Oakland Road
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252-6433

Archive for the ‘Outdoor Recreation’ Category

Fall Foliage? Fall Foraging!

October 25th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

fall foraging with the Wild Foods Foraging Adventure

A major concentration of edible mushrooms grows
in the Asheville/Blue Ridge mountain area.

This is an absolutely beautiful time of the year to be out and about with all the fall foliage blooming around you in splashes of red, yellow, and green but it’s also an amazing time to do some fall foraging.

Do what?

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Shindig on the Green

June 22nd, 2013 by Katie Pate

Do something different this Saturday night – come to Asheville’s Shindig on the Green! Taking place every Saturday night of the summer, starting next week on June 29 and running through August, this gathering of local and visiting musicians is not-to-be-missed.

Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join in the good times at the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. The Shindig on the Green features a stage show and informal jam sessions around Pack Square Park. Locals and visitors alike come together downtown around sunset (or 7:00 p.m. for those who need more details) and play until 10:00 p.m.
Concessions are available. Enjoy beautiful music and dance traditions from the Southern Appalachia during a lovely summer evening in the mountains! This is a great free event.
Some of the musicians, artists and musical styles you can expect to hear at the Shindig:

See characters like this at Shindig on the Green!

See characters like this at Shindig on the Green in Asheville

  • Stoney Creek Boys (A long-standing house band for the Shindig)
  • Bluegrass & Old Time String Bands
  • Big Circle Mountain dancers
  • Clog Dancers
  • Smooth Dancers
  • Ballad Singers
  • Storytellers

More about the Shindig on the Green

The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and its sister event, the Mountain Dance & Folk Festival. Their mission is to preserve the tradition of music, dance and storytelling in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green usually attracts between 3000 and 5000 participants each Saturday – for free – throughout the summer. While this event is of course popular with locals, visitors from all over the state and the nation come to play music, listen to stories and watch dancing in beautiful Asheville.

Lodging for Summer Travels in Asheville

We hope when planning your trip to Asheville this summer, or whenever you visit our city, you consider staying at the North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast.

 

Broad River Rafting

March 30th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The French Broad River, which flows through Asheville and winds through the surrounding mountains, offers everything you could want for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors!

There are both white water rafting trips and calm canoe rides to be had on this river. You can also head north of Asheville or south and find great routes and guides to bring you on a float trip.

For example, the tour group French Broad Rafting Expeditions, in Marshall, is about 30 minutes north of the B&B and offers both whitewater and calm water trips. Experience the excitement of riding through whitewater rapids while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pisgah National Forest. During the trip, the guide will teach you the names of the rapids, the history of the river, basic paddling techniques, river safety information.

Get ready to get wet during a white water rafting trip down the French Broad River

Get ready to get wet during a white water rafting trip down the French Broad River

But most of all, you will have a fun and safe rafting experience. A nine mile trip costs $75, includes lunch and lasts 5-6 hours.

Or, if something more serene is what you would prefer, head south of Asheville to Rosman for a guided canoe trip with Headwaters Outfitters. They have a ‘signs of spring’ tour right now, where you paddle downstream eight miles, perhaps through some of the most beautiful sections of the French Broad River. Join an experienced river guide and encounter the beauty and tranquility of this ancient river as it springs to life with the melodic chatter of wildlife and the colorful burst of new foliage! The trip costs $55 and requires reservations and lasts about 4 hours.

Make North Lodge on Oakland Your Home Base!

For all of your adventures in and around Asheville, whether it be the Biltmore Estate or the French Broad River, we hope you will choose to call North Lodge bed and breakfast your home in Asheville. Along with beautiful guest rooms and delicious breakfasts included in your stay each morning, we can help you plan your trip, make reservations and facilitate any other concierge services you may need. Let us help you explore our corner of North Carolina!

 

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