March 31, 2011

Carolina Chocolate Drops in Brevard, NC

One of my top three bands from the state are the Carolina Chocolate Drops and they are playing April 14, 2011 at the Porter Center in Brevard, NC (about 30 minutes from Asheville). They offer real Appalachian Old Time music with comfort and style, foot-tapping goodness that gives a glimpse of the Smokies from the old days. The Porter Center is the performing arts department of Brevard College, and the quaint, small town atmosphere is a perfect place to have a Carolina Chocolate Drops experience!

March 30, 2011

Asheville Home & Garden Expo April 16-17, 2011

Spring is the time to begin the projects you have been planning all winter, and there are plenty of great classes, shows and expos to help turn your idea into reality. Whether it be a renovation or addition to an existing home, a landscaping or gardening project, or an entire homebuilding project, you can find help and ideas in a plethora of places. One such event is the Asheville Home Builder's Home & Garden Expo taking place April 16 & 17, 2011 at the WNC Agricultural Center. Offering information from many businesses that are local, such as Build It Naturally, a wonderful store offering anything "home" in a healthy way, and businesses that are national as well, such as 84 Lumber, the Home & Garden Expo should have answers to any question you could ask. Besides the exhibitors, there are also demonstrations offered, including from Jason Cameron, the host of 2 television shows on the DIY Network.
So, if you have a project, or are just a lover of projects and collection ideas, it seems a trip to the Asheville area is in store for you!!

March 28, 2011

HATCH Asheville April 14-17, 2011

It is time again for HATCH Asheville, the four day event that inspires creativity in everyone! HATCH is a biannual event that takes place is Bozeman, MT once a year and Asheville, NC once a year. The event covers a range of topics, from fashion to architecture to photography, hosted by local businesses around town that cater to the topic at hand. Mentors, or those that are successful in each field of interest, share ideas and processes in which you would hatch your idea eggs.
As stated on the site:

"HATCH is unique because attendees and sponsors are part of the creative process. Everyone has intimate access to influential industry professionals across a range of creative disciplines."

This is a great time to energize, put some serious thought into the exciting ideas within you, and take a trip to Asheville, NC!!

March 25, 2011

Asheville Pet Expo April 2 & 3, 2011

When you wander the streets of Asheville, NC, one thing you notice is that we are a town of pet lovers! There are water bowls greeting you in many store fronts, many eateries that allow pets on the outdoor seating area, and many a mountain trail to run with Fido. It is not surprising that we have a weekend dedicated to our furry friends and all that goes alongwith sharing our lives with them! The Asheville Pet Expo takes place April 2 & 3,2011, and encompasses any and all things pet: pet products, clothing, veterinarians,rescue groups, fencing, groomers, food... just to name a few! The Expo takes place at the WNC Agriculture Center and welcomes well-behaved, leashed animals (as well as their owners). To top it off, Carolina Mornings offers awesome pet friendly vacation rentals, so a getaway to the mountains and this pet friendly town is well within reach!

March 24, 2011

Look At Me Asheville!

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 get your dancing shoes on and make your way to The Grey Eagle. There you will find an eclectic mix of some great Asheville musicians at The LAMA Festival (Look At Me Asheville)! Beginning at 5pm and grooving through the night until 1am, this mix of musicians will take turns helping you get your groove on! This is a wonderful way to enjoy some of Asheville's music scene all in one place, so take advantage while you can. Performers include Jim Avett (the father of the infamous Avett Brothers), Underhill Rose, Modo, Lindsay Wojcik and more.

March 23, 2011

Growing your mind in Asheville, NC

Not only are we known for our funky, eclectic culture here in Asheville, NC. We are known as a progressive town, a place to be yourself and grow yourself into the amazing being that you are. Need a little help guiding yourself? Asheville is chock full of such guidance, and one place that offers great weekend programs is Mindspring. Check out these upcoming events:

Check out their complete events listing for programs further in the year. Do something dramatic for yourself: a getaway to Asheville NC with Carolina Mornings and a program to change your life!

March 22, 2011

Spring brings out the drums in Asheville, NC

Okay, it is now officially spring!! It is of course marked by the Spring Equinox this past Sunday, but here in Asheville there is a major event that marks the first signs of spring: the Pritchard Park drum circle!! Every Friday evening (with the exception of just a few) from 7ish to 10ish in the warmer seasons, rhythmic airwaves vibe through downtown Asheville from Pritchard Park. Young and old gather here to share music, dance, laughs and the all-around goodtime feel that Asheville is known for. March 18 was the first drum circle, so expect a great place to blow off some steam any Friday evening that you are around. Grab a drum and release some tension, or feel the beats in your feet. Bring a drum with you, or stop by Skinny Beats Drum Shop & Gallery here in Asheville and pick up a djembe. Feel the beat and move to the funky groove here in Asheville, NC!

March 19, 2011

Harlem Globetrotters in Asheville, NC

What could be more fun than a trip to Asheville, NC... and oh, yes, the Harlem Globetrotters??!? These goofy guys sure can play ball, despite names such as Ant, Airport, Cheese and Hammer. For 84 years and counting, the Harlem Globetrotters have been known as the Magicians of Basketball. The Globetrotters play on March 27, 2011 at the Asheville Civic Center; load up the family and join us for lots of fun and laughs!

March 18, 2011

10 Reasons You Want to Visit Asheville and Stay with Carolina Mornings

Besides the fact that Asheville, NC is an AWESOME destination for you and your family, we have easily gathered these 10 reasons that you would want to have a vacation rental through Carolina Mornings. Here goes...
1. We are a small office within Asheville, NC- a group of locals that love our town!
2. We offer over 90 properties for you to choose from; we can fill most any need.
3. We offer PET FRIENDLY rentals, so bring your furry friend!
4. We offer properties without a rooftop in site- total seclusion.
5. We offer properties within town limits, if you would prefer to be closer to an event.
6. We offer properties that are near other properties we manage, in case you need two or three different houses.
7. We offer properties for the romantic getaway, or properties complete with game rooms for the whole family.
8. We offer budget-friendly properties, or properties more upscale to suit your vacation.
9. We offer a FREE MOUNTAIN DISCOVERY PASS, giving one free ticker per night's stay to different events around the area.
10. We offer fully-equipped properties; just bring your food and personals and relax!

Here at Carolina Mornings we have so much to offer! Give us a call for your upcoming vacation to Asheville, NC 800.770.9055

March 17, 2011

Family spotlight: Alice's Wonderland in Asheville, NC

Become part of Wonderland at The Health Adventure in Asheville! Crawl through the rabbit hole and proceed through chapter of the book, all while partaking in an educational journey. Alice's Wonderland combines this memorable story with a fun way to interactively learn math and science. There is also a wonderful exhibit of 30ish Alice in Wonderland books that have been translated over the years, sharing different versions of Alice in different languages and illustrated by many different artists. This exhibit will be up through May 15, 2011.

March 16, 2011

Cabin Spotlight: Enjoy the outdoors in quaint luxury at Creekside Chalet!

Sleeping eight, Creekside Chalet is a perfect mountain getaway for you and the family. Indoors you will feel right at home with comfortable furnishings, including a beautiful rock fireplace and natural wood panels. Enjoy the amenities of satellite t.v., high speed internet, and a game room, complete with foosball and game table! If your family is more of the outdoorsy type, Creekside Chalet is part of a community with a great community park, and is only 30 minutes south of Lake Lure/Chimney Rock Park area. The cabin will fill most any need, and with a 1 hour drive you can submerse yourself into the artsy town of Asheville! Plus, Creekside Chalet is one of our property specials this month- book four+ nights and get the next night ONLY $11!! Call Carolina Mornings today to reserve your family getaway.

March 15, 2011

Wear green in Asheville, NC for St. Patrick's Day

If you have found yourself in Asheville this week and don't know where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, have no fear- we've got you covered! Here is a listing on what is going on in town for the celebration:

Jack of the Wood: Asheville's official Celtic pub, it seems that St. Patrick's Day has been dubbed a National holiday there! Music begins at 4pm and continues through the night; they even have specials for the day after!

Lexington Ave. Brewery: Not sure who the music is, but it's a great downtown brewery to check out!

Mo Daddy's: The Trainwreks are playing, known as "Dirtytonk," need I say more?? A load of fun!

Highland Brewery and Tasting Room: A big brewery on the edge of town, Highland will have their scotch ale release party to the tunes of Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks from 4-8pm-check them out first and then follow the party!

I know there is a ton more, but this here is my list for the luck of the Irish. Cheers!!

March 12, 2011

36th WNC Home Show in Asheville,NC

Looking to build a new home, renovate, or move to the mountains? ;) Or do you just have a passion for all things "home"? The Western Carolina Home Show is here again! March 18-20, 2011 is the weekend to peruse over 200 exhibits of home-related "stuff," from gardening to building to furnishing. The show is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Green Building Council, so you know it's gotta be good; plus, it fits in with the vibe of Asheville! And, the keynote speaker is Steve Thomas, Emmy-winning t.v. host for This Old House and currently on Renovation Nation. He will be speaking on "What is Green Building?" There are also seminars on topics such as eco-friendly flooring, remodeling, and decentralizing our water supply; check out the schedule for seminars here.

Like the house pictured above? Come stay with us at Carolina Mornings in the Blue Moon Lodge, one of our eco friendly vacation homes here in Asheville, NC

March 11, 2011

Cabin Spotlight: Get the best of both Asheville, NC worlds at Leatherwood

A wonderful property providing the best of both worlds, Leatherwood offers the coziness of being surrounded by trees and the ease of being 1.5 miles from the quaint town of Hendersonville. Sleeping three and one of our pet friendly properties, Leatherwood is a wonderful choice for a small family, or romantic, getaway. With cable t.v. and Wifi access, you have the ability to link up to the rest of the world. Or, turn it all off and prop your feet up- enjoy relaxing on the deck and listening to the birds. Whatever your need, Leatherwood can provide!

March 10, 2011

Family spotlight: Billy Jonas in Asheville NC

One of our beloved locals, Billy Jonas, will be playing on March 27, 2011 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Billy Jonas is an awesome band for the whole family, creating rhythm and dance for all ages, and walks, of life. The best thing is, this concert is a Hands of Hope concert, benefiting three of the Asheville area's wonderful schools. The Hands of Hope Project puts these three schools into service-oriented work for four months, and the concert kicks it all off! Please load up the family and join us as we celebrate our children and their service to our community!!

March 9, 2011

Sprrrrrrring is almost here in Asheville, NC!!

Stay with Carolina Mornings for the first signs of spring and enjoy TWO GREAT OFFERS!

Flower Power Package
Stay at any of our vacation getaways and take advantage of this great offer!! Just in time for Biltmore Estate's Festival of Flowers!!!
  • 2 Biltmore Tickets (@ $35/ticket & good for 2 consecutive days)
  • $50 Gift Certificate to 1896 Bistro located in the
    heart of downtown Asheville in Pack Square.
  • All for only $120!
  • You must mention "FLOWER POWER" when booking your reservation.
  • Call 828.398.0712 to receive this unbelievable value


Earth Day Celebration

Mention code: EARTH11 at time of securing your April reservation and Carolina Mornings will take $35 off your stay at any of our Eco-Friendly Properties throughout the month of April.

March 7, 2011

Kid Spotlight: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo in Asheville, NC

There is so much great music in Asheville, NC, and so much of it is family friendly. Although we have so many family lovin' musicians, it's always great to come across the shows that are created just for kids.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is awesome for the whole family, and what better way to celebrate with them than at a CD Release Party! Saturday, March 19, 2011 you can whoop and holler to some positive family hip hop with other music loving families at The Orange Peel. Bring the family, stay with Carolina Mornings and eat some hot dogs/veggie dogs for lunch, then head to the show!! Woop woop!!

March 6, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake...

Only in Asheville, Mardi Gras means a Pineapple Butter Cake with a Bourbon Soak and Coconut and Pecan Custard Icing. St. Patrick’s Day, the time for a refreshingly green Mint Mojito Cake. Our favorite local bakery has one of our favorites:  Bacon Apple Cake, complete with a crumbled bacon garnish and the sweet meaty flavor you love. Let Carolina Mornings' concierge service help you celebrate anything from anniversaries to your birthday by delivering a fabulous cake right to your kitchen table, complete with balloons and party hats (if that's your style).  
Make your next celebration extra special 
and so easy when staying with us! 

Simplify and Celebrate!

March 5, 2011

Highland Brewery Beer Dinner in Asheville, NC

One of the many things that Asheville is known for is BEER!!! We have a ton of great breweries around, as well as many great places to sip the beer. One of the breweries that we are known for is Highland Brewing Company, maker of the popular Gaelic Ale. On March 15, Highland Brewing Co., along with the popular watering hole and eatery the Thirsty Monk, are offering a four course paired dinner at 630pm. What a perfect time to try one of Asheville's beers while enjoying a great meal!

March 4, 2011

Last of the Winter Specials at Carolina Mornings!

Spring is just around the corner, the groundhog said. Here at Carolina Mornings we still have some great winter specials going on, though!

Properties providing complimentary firewood for the rest of those nippy nights:

Properties offering discounted rates, or FREE night's stays:

Properties with FREE tickets, or great packages:

Properties with discounted rates ALL OF 2011:

It's a great time of year to come; the weather is beautiful, everyone is gearing up for spring, but it isn't too crowded yet!

March 3, 2011

23rd Annual Comedy Classic at Grove Park

On the weekend of March 11-March 13, 2011, Grove Park Inn is holding their 23rd Annual Comedy Classic. Everyone needs a few good laughs- in this case, you'll get a lot! The winner of season 5 of Last Comic Standing, Jon Reep, will headline this year on Friday night, and headlining on Saturday is Elon Gold. It is gonna be one hilarious weekend, and if you are looking for some laughs (we all need them!!), look no further!! And, check out Carolina Mornings for your getaway needs- follow up your laughs with a relaxing home-away-from-home; check us out!

March 2, 2011

Cabin Spotlight: Laurelwood Glen

Come and enjoy the real cabin feel of this modern mountain home. Laurelwood Glen is a property with the best of both worlds: in the seclusion of the woods, but only 15 minutes to Asheville! Laurelwood Glen is a wonderfully cozy all-wood log cabin, complete with log furniture made by the owner! The decor has a comfortable mountain feel, with amenities such as a 52" flat screen television, jacuzzi tub indoors, outdoor hot tub, fireplace, game table... too many things to list! Laurelwood Glen sleeps 10, so gather your family and friends for an unforgettable trip to the Appalachian Mountains!