August 30, 2012

The Ultimate in Luxury, Relaxation, and Convenience

Eagle's Wing Lodge is the perfect setting for a large family vacation, friends getaway, or group retreat. Bring 11 others with you to unwind and renew with this Lodge's magnificent interior surrounded by its gorgeous Western North Carolina exterior. From sunrise to sunset, the panoramic mountain and city views from the lookout tower are simply breathtaking.

Relish your time at Eagle's Wing with exquisite details throughout. From the high Douglas Fir ceiling beams to the Brazilian Cherry floors perfect for dancing, your guests will be in awe as you create fun memories.

Once you've settled in, gather everyone in the main living room area and celebrate the night away with your favorite music and a warm fire. And entertaining is easy at Eagle's Wing when you have a kitchen like this at your fingertips. The modern kitchen here with its convenient, custom features will turn anyone into a culinary artist. So get those hors d'oeuvres ready!

Before turning in, the spectacular North Carolina night sky will be calling all outside to do some star-gazing. There's even an outdoor fire pit for when everyone is ready to roast marshmallows and tell their favorite ghost stories!

If you're still wound-up from the day, challenge the gang to a game or two of ping-pong or foosball in the downstairs gameroom.

It's not a dream.. Wake up to majestic mountain views right outside your window and plan a day of full of outdoor adventures. Get your guests together for a beautiful all-day hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail only 300 yards from the Lodge! If want an adventure a little further away, drive just 3 miles to the Western North Carolina Nature Center, 5 miles to the Biltmore Estate, and only 6 miles to downtown Asheville!

When you return after an eventful day, head over to the Shoji Japanese-Style Spa just a short walk away. Or easily relax on the wrap-around deck and soak in the bubbling hot tub while you take in more of these incredible Blue Ridge Mountain views.

Carolina Mornings is offering a September Special!
Book three nights at Eagle's Wing Lodge and get $100 off your stay! Call us to reserve this great deal or book online today!

August 26, 2012

German Yodeling & Seasonal Ales: Experience Asheville's Oktoberfest 2012

On October 13th, 2012, a little cobblestone street in downtown Asheville, NC, will transform into a celebration of Bavarian traditions, including Lederhosen, bratwurst, Polka music, and, of course, beer! Join in the Oktoberfest festivities on Wall Street this fall and discover Asheville's Old World spirit.

Get ready for some good food
Nothing packs a flavor punch like grilled bratwurst wrapped in a pretzel bun and topped with locally made Lusty Monk spicy mustard and tangy sauerkraut. German food will be served by street vendors representing some of Asheville's favorite restaurants, including Cucina 24, Jack of the Wood, and The Market Place.

Family-friendly, knee-slapping fun
Internationally-renowned “oompah” band The Stratton Mountain Boys will liven up the street with yodeling songs and spirited Polka music. Get your German folk dance on with a little skirt swirling fun! Plus, there's fun to be had watching (or participating in...) the costume contest, where maidens don their Dirndl and men sport their feathered caps. Additional Oktoberfest Games include "keg-rolling" and the "Stein race."

Raise your glasses for a toast to Beer City USA
There's plenty to be jolly about if you're a beer enthusiast in Asheville, which was recently picked by Lonley Planet as one of the Top 5 Beer Cities in the nation. Half a dozen local microbreweries, including Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, and Pisgah Brewing, will be serving up sloshing cups of frothy goodness.

Perfect timing for leaf peeping season
Carolina Mornings, the area's premiere provider of vacation rental homes, wants to help you discover the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains during autumn's spectacular leaf season. When you stay at any one of Carolina Morning's mountain cabin rentals, you'll receive a complimentary Mountain Discovery Pass, which includes free admission to Reems Creek Golf Club, French Broad Rafting Expeditions, and LaZoom City Bus Tours. Give our Vacation Planners a call today and make your reservations for the ultimate mountain experience!

August 23, 2012

A Rustic Retreat Without Roughing It

Located in Pisgah National Forest with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fox Den allows you to enjoy the rustic mountain feel without having to "rough it!" Listening to the sounds of the forest while rocking on the porch in the crisp mountain air will absolutely spoil you. The Fox Den cabin is a one-of-a-kind retreat where you and your loved ones can reconnect with each other and with Mother Nature. Plus bring your favorite furry friend as this vacation rental is pet-friendly!

Gather the family and friends around in front of the huge stone fireplace and make great memories while catching up, telling stories, and making the perfect s'mores. If you're up for cooking, then the fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need. Everyone will enjoy the home-style meals even more when eating at the unique log dinette set.

A plethora of games found at Fox Den will let the good times continue all night with challenging rounds of poker, darts, board games, ping pong, foosball, and more! And the night is not over yet without watching a good movie selected from the cabin's DVD library before turning in. Tucked away on the lush mountainside, you'll sleep as sound as a hibernating bear here at Fox Den.

Right outside the Fox Den door, you and your guests will find endless adventures and activities to choose from. Grab your backpacks and do some exploring with a hike on the Nature Trail or Appalachian Trail. Bring a camera because the sights of the Blue Ridge Mountains are simply amazing. Also, be on the lookout for lots of wildlife like graceful whitetail deer, playful gray rabbits, and of course, sly red foxes!

Spend a day relaxing at the nearby community pool and try your luck at the fishing pond and have everyone entertained for hours. Or take a quick drive into charming Mars Hill or a bit further down the road to exciting Asheville where more entertainment awaits.

A rustic atmosphere with all of the comforts of home and all-around fun is what to expect when you stay at Fox Den. Carolina Mornings would like to invite you to stay at Fox Den for only $137 per night! Call us toll-free at 877-902-9441 to reserve your mountain retreat today!

August 20, 2012

Where Dreams of Family Fun Come True

Experience the Western North Carolina family vacation you have been wishing for when you stay at Dream Catcher! This Scenic Wolf Resort cabin with its spacious, open floor plan and Americana-themed decor throughout will have your family pinching themselves. The vast breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views are just outside two stories of windows.

Everyone will feel right at home in this delightful mountain retreat. Get the whole family involved and cook up delicious meals in the big, fully-equipped kitchen with all the modern conveniences.
Then gather around the massive stone fireplace where precious memories can be made. The wall of windows on both levels showcasing the NC mountains is simply captivating.

When all is ready for some challenging fun, gather the gang downstairs to the lower living area and play some friendly ping-pong or stretch out on the large sectional couch and watch movies on the flat screen TV. There is also a wet bar where the adults can make their favorite drinks.

The two wrap-around decks will be calling all of you to spend much of the time relaxing and taking in the spectacular mountains views. There is also a soothing private hot tub perfect for soaking after a long, eventful day!

At Scenic Wolf Resort, you and the family are invited to partake in exhilarating activities such as swimming in the sky-high, glass-enclosed pool with large water slide, biking, and hiking local trails. Also, right next door is the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort where zip-lining and year-round snow-tubing are each a summertime craze!

When you stay at Dream Catcher, you will realize that dreams of natural beauty and free-wheeling fun for the whole family do come true. Call Carolina Mornings today at toll-free (877) 902-9441 to reserve your family's dream vacation or book your Dream Catcher stay online!

August 19, 2012

Asheville's Brewgrass Brings Brewers and Beer Enthusiasts Together with Down Home Music

Brewgrass is an annual event that combines Asheville, NC's microbrew tradition and love of bluegrass music. The celebration, which takes place on September 15th in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, gathers over 40 breweries together to serve more than 120 different beers. No wonder The Travel Channel recently named Asheville as one of its "Top Seven Beer Destinations."

Featured Local Breweries
Dozens of microbreweries call Asheville home, with a few more on the way. Discover all of these local breweries at Brewgrass:

Asheville Brewing Company
Craggie Brewing Company
French Broad Brewing Company
Green Man Brewing
Highland Brewing
Lexington Avenue Brewery
New Belgium Brewing*
Sierra Nevada Brewing*
Wedge Brewing
*coming to Asheville soon!

More Beer on Tap
Don't stop the fun at Brewgrass, stay in Asheville for a few days and discover Beer City USA's best bars. The Thirsty Monk has garnered national attention for serving an extensive selection of Belgian beers. Microbrew taps are also in steady supply, and they regularly host new release parties and exclusive "Meet the Brewmaster" events. The Thirsty Monk recently opened a second location in South Asheville to compliment the original downtown bar.

The Bier Garden is a great spot to try out some local pours and eat American fare. Conveniently located downtown near the US Cellular Center, The Bier Garden is a popular hangout thanks to their ever-expanding beer list and live sports coverage.

Discover the Area's Best Selection of Luxury Vacation Cabins
You'll need a place to rest after Brewgrass! Carolina Mornings offers an expansive selection of Asheville NC cabins in a wide range of locations. Looking for in-town convenience? Check out vacation rentals like City Retreat and Mimi's Cottage. Seeking a mountaintop getaway? A log cabin at Scenic Wolf Resort is the place for you. Call a Vacation Specialist today to plan the vacation of a lifetime!

August 16, 2012

A Country Retreat for Fido and the Family

Pet-friendly retreat at Bleevin's Beech House - Carolina Mornings
The whole family including your best furry friend will make wonderful memories here at the Blevin's Beech House. With a beautiful, deep front lawn and fenced-in back yard, this pet-friendly country home is a perfect vacation place for Fido to run and play.

Located in the Beech Community of Reems Creek Valley, just a quick 20-minute drive from Asheville and 10 minutes from Weaverville, you will find endless family outdoor activities nearby such as golfing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking!

If you're looking for something a little more laid-back, then fly fishing for mountain trout or antiquing at some of the local shops might be more your speed. Ready for lunch? Check out a local town favorite - Stoney Knob Cafe. And don't forget Asheville is minutes away with a selection of restaurants to satisfy many tastes.

Large outdoor hot tub at Bleevin's Beech House - Carolina Mornings
When everyone is ready to wind down after a fun-filled day out and about, gather on the deck and take in the breathtaking Western North Carolina mountain views. Exercise your culinary skills on the outdoor barbecue grill and cook up a meal for the family to enjoy at the picnic table.

Before you call it a day, enjoy up even more Blue Mountain vistas while soaking in the large relaxing hot tub. This spacious, countryside vacation home will have you and your family planning the next getaway at Blevin's Beech House before you pack!

From now thru the end of August, Carolina Mornings has an amazing offer: Book two nights and get your third for only $11! This offer is not available through our online booking system so call one of our Vacation Specialists toll-free at (877) 902-9441 to reserve this great deal today!

August 15, 2012

Experience LAAFF: Asheville's Favorite Arts and Music Festival

The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival, otherwise known as LAAFF, offers a full-day of enjoyment for the whole family as Asheville musicians and craft vendors fill a quarter-mile stretch of downtown. Enjoying a reputation as Asheville's favorite local festival, LAAFF has been going strong for eight years. This year's event takes place on Sunday, September 2nd. Here's eight reasons you'll love LAAFF.

1. Free local music! Over thirty musical acts will perform for free on four stages from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Stomp you feet to the Zabumba Drum & Dance Ensemble, get your groove on with the Stereofidelics, cut loose with Papdosio, and shake it up with the legendary reggae band Chalwa. There's truly a pleasing sound for everyone!

2. Arts and crafts galore! Shop at a leisurely pace as you stroll through the local vendors stretched along Lexington Avenue. You'll find the perfect gift for that special someone amongst the eclectic and unique offerings.

3. Tasty local microbrews! With the affordable purchase of a wristband, festival-goers can visit the beer tent and try an assortment of locally brewed beers while enjoying the music and crafts. The French Broad Brewing Company even brews their own LAAFF Ale, an American-style pale ale that celebrates this local tradition.

4. Wildly entertaining street performers! You'll witness everything from fire eaters to living statue performers to crazy clowns riding unicycles. LAAFF performers are famous for making people laugh!

5. Yummy festival food! Food vendors will keep you coming back for more delicious local offerings. Don't miss out on The Hop's outrageously good ice cream flavors!

6. A new original poster by a local artist for every year of LAAFF. See this year's winning design during the festival.

7. The Pre-Laugh Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 1st. Experience the best of Asheville's bars and music venues during this warm-up event that takes you to see even more local music in eight different places around town. From the Bobo Gallery to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, entrance to all Pre-LAAFF Pub Crawl events are covered by one low-priced ticket.

8. Support a good cause! LAAFF is organized by Asheville's non-profit Arts 2 People organization, supporting educational and outreach programs as well as the Asheville Mural Project.

Make the most of your Blue Ridge Mountain vacation with a Carolina Mornings vacation rental. Carolina Mornings has dozens of mountain vacation rental cabins to chose from. Many of them are pet-friendly vacation rentals and there's a wide range of available locations. Give our Vacation Planners a call today and we'll find the perfect one to suit your needs. Experience the luxury of the mountains!

August 13, 2012

Luxury Vacation Living in the High Country

Highlander exterior - Carolina Mornings - Scenic Wolf Resort

When staying at the Highlander, everyday stresses disappear. This luxury mountain cabin located high atop the beautiful Scenic Wolf Resort at Wolf Ridge invites you and your group to indulge in majestic Western North Carolina mountain views and highly-appointed amenities!

Balcony view of Highlander - Carolina Mornings - Scenic Wolf Resort
The spacious cabin offers everyone a place to kick back and relax in the living area on comfy leather couches in front of a massive stone fireplace. Breathtaking mountain vistas are showcased here from the main floor wall of windows.
Step out onto one of the Highlander's wrap-around decks and get even more spectacular viewing. These deep decks are perfect for getting everyone together for grilling, entertaining, and making memories.
Highlander view - Carolina Mornings - Scenic Wolf Resort

Being at the Resort, you and the whole gang can enjoy endless outdoor activities like swimming in the sky-high glass-enclosed pool, hiking and biking local mountain trails, zip-lining above the tree tops, and year-round snow tubing! There's something for everyone at Scenic Wolf Resort.

Hot tub at Highlander - Carolina Mornings - Scenic Wolf Resort

After a day full of excitement and adventure, invite everyone to the lower level for some of your favorite cocktails at the wet bar and a fun game of poker or pool. Before calling it a day, relax and soak up more unbelievable views from the deck's private hot tub.

The Highlander invites you, family and friends to come and stay a while in the high country on a Blue Ridge Mountain vacation.
Call Carolina Mornings to reserve the ultimate Highlander cabin or book online today!

August 10, 2012

Rejuvinate in a Craftsman's Dream

Elkhorn Cabin Exterior - Carolina Mornings - Asheville Vacation Cabin Rentals
A three-level Arts and Crafts style log cabin on a ridge above the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Elkhorn Cabin offers a unique retreat for your large family or group of friends from the ordinary vacation. Everyone will love the feeling of being tucked away from it all but actually only minutes from the art galleries, shops, and restaurants of Asheville. The Biltmore Estate is also just a short drive away!
Elkhorn Cabin's Screen-in Porch - Carolina Mornings - Asheville Vacation Cabin Rentals
Elkhorn Cabin Loft - Carolina Mornings - Asheville Vacation Cabin Rentals
Thoughtful details of warm wood interiors, a mountain-laurel stairway, and slate tiling make Elkhorn a true work of art. Gather family and friends together and enjoy the outdoors inside while dining on the screened-in porch. Plenty of fun is to be had in the downstairs game room with ping-pong and wide-screen TV. After an eventful day, soothe yourself in the redwood sauna's steam accompanied by sounds of the sprinkling fountain. This spacious mountain cabin invites all to enjoy three great levels including a huge loft with TV lounge.

Want to do some nature exploring? Bring the binoculars and camera and just step outside to nearby hiking trails at Mountain To Sea Trail or Chimney Rock State Park. Spectacular Western North Carolina mountain views and amazing wildlife await your family friends!

"The cabin was beautifully and artfully appointed and couldn't have been more cozy. It was our first family get-together in a year and a half and we all relished conversation around the warm fire in the living room, which warmed the entire floor and loft! We are all basking in our wonderful memories of Elkhorn Cabin." - guest from Carbondale, Il
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Elkhorn Cabin Blue Ridge Mountains View - Carolina Mornings - Asheville Vacation Cabin Rentals
Elkhorn Cabin is named after Sons of the (Elkhorn) River honoring the recent reintroduction of the elk species into Great Smoky Mountain National Park, located just west of Asheville.

Carolina Mornings is offering a wonderful August deal for you to take advantage of: Stay 3 nights at Elkhorn and get $75 off your stay! Available from August 14th - 17th and August 19th - 27th.
Give us a call toll-free at (877) 902-9441 or book online today using code 3WEB75.

August 6, 2012

Soar to the Top and Stay at Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest Exterior - Scenic Wolf Resort - Carolina Mornings
At Eagle's Nest, the sky (plus amenities!) is the limit at this magnificent luxury mountain cabin high atop the Scenic Wolf Resort on Wolf Ridge. Perfect for big families, lots of friends or any type of large group gathering, Eagle's Nest is one of the most spacious and spectacular cabins we offer with accommodations for twelve. The cabin's view is absolutely breathtaking as you are able to gaze for miles from one of the wrap-around decks!

Eagle's Nest Deck View - Scenic Wolf Resort - Carolina MorningsWith an open dining and living area on the main level, everyone can socialize comfortably going from the gorgeous modern kitchen to the massive stone fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling windows featured here allow for easy viewing of the incredible Western North Carolina mountain landscape.

Eagle's Nest Living/Dining Area - Scenic Wolf Resort - Carolina Mornings

Don't forget the camera! The wrap-around decks at Eagle's Nest offers even more viewing of the amazing Blue Ridge Mountains. Also a great place for some long-range viewing, the deck's private hot tub is ready and waiting for your enjoyment.
Eagle's Nest Game Room - Scenic Wolf Resort - Carolina Mornings
Treat everyone to a thrilling game of pool in the downstairs game room or watch an epic movie on the cinema-like 62" HDTV. Bring the popcorn because you'll feel as though you're actually at the movie theater in front of this big screen!
Then when you're ready to take on some adventure outdoors, walk over to the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort where zip-lining and summertime snow tubing are in action. Scenic Wolf also offers a sky-high glass enclosed swimming pool with large water slide. Hiking and biking trails, and a choice of various activities such as golf and whitewater rafting are nearby.

At an elevation of 4,300 ft., the Eagle's Nest at Scenic Wolf Resort will give you, your family and friends the perfect North Carolina vacation at a mountaintop paradise in the sky! Call Carolina Mornings toll-free at (877) 902-9441 to reserve your Eagle's Nest getaway or book online today!