January 26, 2012

New Carolina Mornings Website Premieres with Positive Feedback

The new Carolina Mornings website has been creating a buzz around Asheville as we hear from our clients how much they like the new look. Take a peek and see what you think! We hope you'll find it easy to navigate and fun to explore.

Tremendous View from Blue Sky Vista

The North Carolina vacation rental homes at Carolina Mornings are so amazing, we don't need a lot of fancy frills; they sell themselves! Use the alphabetical property list to view each cabin, search by features, or customize a search according to your vacation dates. Each listing features big, bright pictures and handy tabs to view amenities, add ons, reviews, and rates. Check out this listing for Blue Moon Lodge, a gorgeous vacation rental home on a fourteen acre private estate that was featured in Carolina Home and Garden and you'll see why reservations are rolling in!

We feel sure you'll find your fantasy mountain vacation rental at Carolina Mornings. Many of the cabins are pet-friendly, and dozens of them offer luxuries that will make your vacation truly memorable, such as a hot tub, fireplace, pool table, or gourmet kitchen. Plus, you'll delight in waking up to splendid views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, like this view from Blue Sky Vista.

Experience the Historic Charm of The Starnes House

Along with the new website, we've added The Starnes House as a new listing. This charming Victorian is in Montford, a historic neighborhood that's only a couple blocks from all the fun of downtown Asheville. It's a pet-friendly monthly rental (available weekly until March) that offers all the comforts of home in a relaxing urban environment. No traffic or loud noise here, just the friendly waves of passerby pedestrians on their way to the park or any of the lovely little establishments in Montford. Take a step back in time with a getaway to The Starnes House.

Once you've explored Carolina Mornings' expansive selection and decided which property is the Asheville vacation cabin of your dreams, give our Vacation Planners a call at (855) 398-0712 to make a reservation. Simplify! Enjoy the Luxury of the Mountains.

January 9, 2012

Quirky Luxury: Unique, Eco-Friendly Vacation Cabins in Asheville

Sometimes shaking off the routine and ordinary parts of your life will allow you to discover your playful, worry-free self. A change in perspective can provide renewed energy and reinvigorate your cheerful spirit. And what better way to start fresh than with a vacation getaway? Carolina Mornings has a handful of unique, eco-friendly vacation rental cabins that will help you kick off the new year right by directing your vision down a new path.

Find Yourself at Amethyst Creek Cottage

Does the idea of a round cottage decorated in funky, yet tasteful, modern furnishings sound interesting? Nestled in a little clearing in the woods, Amethyst Creek Cottage is so much more than you might expect, with its wrap-around deck and inspirational touches, like the view from the Tempurpedic king-sized bed. If you need some serenity, maybe to meditate or start a personal project, this the destination that will satisfy your quest for soul searching. (Plus there's wifi if you need to stay connected.) Eco-Friendly features at Amethyst Creek Cottage include recycling, low flow toilet, Energy Star appliances, low-VOC paint, fresh and tightly sealed weather stripping, eco-friendly cleaning products, energy efficient doors and windows, and recycled paper products.

Inspirational Escape

Ever fantasize about walking off into the woods and discovering a really authentic mountain log cabin? A stay at Momma Bear isn't exactly roughing it (there's DirectTV and a modern fully-equipped kitchen), but it is an authentic 1880's log cabin with hand-hewn logs and antique decorating, including a sturdy iron bed and cozy patchwork quilts. Build a roaring fire in the fireplace and settle in for a stay in a true winter wonderland! The mountain views at Momma Bear are extraordinary! Eco Friendly features at Momma Bear include recycling, reclaimed materials (framing, insulation, fixtures), recycled materials, and re-purposed hardwood floors.

Authentic 1880's Momma Bear

If you're in need of total escape from the modern world to give you a chance to decompress, Slow Living Cottage is the perfect spot for you. This wilderness paradise is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, and yet you'll feel like you're a million miles out. A real treat for bird watchers, Slow Living Cottage has many special touches that give it that quirky luxury, like the fire circle next to the hot tub and the bedside window seat where you can watch your troubles drift away. Eco Friendly features at Slow Living Cottage include recycling, Icynene foam in the ceiling, cellulose insulation, bamboo flooring, local lumber, "Trex" recycled decking, energy efficient doors and windows, recycled paper products, and bio-degradable soaps and detergents.

Carolina Mornings is Asheville's premiere vacation home rental service, with a multitude of luxury homes in all shapes and sizes to choose from. Call our Vacation Planners at (877) 902-9441 to reserve your dream mountain vacation rental cabin. Find serenity in the fresh air of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Simplify!

January 4, 2012

Pamper Yourself with Day Spas, Beauty Treatments, and Hot Yoga in Asheville, North Carolina

If your New Year's Eve resolution was to enjoy life more in 2012, it's time to take a vacation in Asheville. Even if you're trying to go to the gym more and eat less, don't you still deserve a large helping of relaxation this year? Perhaps "enjoying life more" begins with a few simple measures to pamper yourself with life's little luxuries.

Get Hot in at Shoji Retreats

Vacationing in Asheville, North Carolina, provides plenty of opportunities to leave all of your worries behind and indulge. Part of the joy of staying with your family at a vacation rental home is that the family can entertain themselves while you make your escape. At an Asheville vacation cabin, the kids can play games, romp around the yard with the family dog, take a walk in a safe neighborhood, even cook you dinner in the home kitchen, while you take some precious time off for yourself.

How about a rejuvenating day at the spa? Asheville has a handful of luxury day spas that are perfect for a pampering fix, like Illusions Day Spa, Sensibilities Day Spa, with two locations, and Spa Theology. A hot rock massage will really warm you up on a cold winter day!

A Massage Room at Sensibilities

Or maybe you'd like someone to fuss over your beauty? Makeup at the Grove Arcade will make you feel like a million dollars. The Salon Dragonfly, also downtown, has excellent stylists and Aveda products, and Willow's Dream, on Merrimon Avenue, was voted number one by Asheville residents as the best salon in town, and has an adjoining unique gift boutique.

Asheville is known as a place of healing arts, with many options for acupuncture and massage in the area, including the Center for Holistic Medicine and Asheville Community Acupuncture, both award-winning providers. Shoji Retreats is an Asheville favorite for a personal day with their private Japanese style hot tubs and dry cedar sauna. If sweating out last year's stress will make you feel better, Bikram Yoga in East Asheville offers hot yoga classes every day of the week with a total of over thirty classes per week for all levels.

Reflect on Your Inner Beauty at Rainbow Ridge

Get started on your mission to enjoy life more in 2012 by calling Carolina Mornings at (877) 902-9441. Imagine, after your day of personal pampering, you come back to your luxury vacation rental cabin to enjoy a view like this. Rainbow Ridge is an authentic log cabin with plenty of modern amenities. Your family will be so busy loving Rainbow Ridge's fireplace, hot tub, wireless internet, and satellite TV, you'll be excused for slipping away for a personal day. Let Carolina Mornings help you get back in your groove this year!