November 25, 2012

Where Memories Are Made

Whether it's a private, romantic getaway you're looking for or a fun-filled holiday vacation with family and friends, Mountain Aerie is ready to accommodate! This beautifully crafted cabin, centrally located in the heart of Scenic Wolf Ski Resort, offers endless amenities and magnificent views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mountain Aerie allows you and your guest(s) everything you deserve and can expect from a luxury mountain cabin. Enjoy spending lots of quality time out on the wrap-around deck where relaxing rocking chairs and a bubbly hot tub await. The panoramic vistas alone will keep you captivated for hours.

"This was the best Christmas ever with my husband and my 3 wonderful girls. The cabin really made us feel like we were at home. Such a wonderful place to be. Even though it didn't snow when we were there the view was beautiful. We drove about an hour and 20 mins. to go to the snow but still well worth the trip. I will come back to this resort and get this same cabin. I loved everything about it. I wouldn't change anything about this cabin. When we needed something in the cabin and called the front desk. Someone was right there (in no time at all)." - Previous guest from Florida

Inside, the cabin invites you to unwind in its spacious, open floor plan where you can warm up in front of the massive stone fireplace while gazing out at gorgeous mountain scenery. Let loved ones plan vacation activities as you prepare a home-cooked dish with ease in the fully-equipped modern kitchen.

When some friendly competition is in order, head to the cabin's “Wolves Den Game Room" and challenge everyone to pool, darts, or one of the latest TV game systems. The game room is also perfect for stretching out and watching a great movie on the big screen while sipping a cocktail made at the wet bar.

Just steps away from Mountain Aerie, the ultimate ski resort adventures are calling. From skiing and snow tubing to zip-lining and hiking, Scenic Wolf has it all! And if you're looking for more Western North Carolina outdoor fun, the resort is only minutes away from nearby horseback riding, golfing, mountain biking and so much more!

Mountain Aerie is the cabin where memories are made. Carolina Mornings would like to help you make those unforgettable moments with your loved ones. Give us a call today and one of Vacation Planners will be happy to reserve this special cabin just for you!

November 18, 2012

An Asheville Holiday Event: Gingerbread Houses at the Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn takes edible art out of the kitchen and to the extreme! Entries to the 20th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition bring plenty of holiday cheer in these sugar-and-spice (and everything nice!) creations. The gingerbread houses will be on display from November 20, 2012 through January 2, 2013, with public viewing open Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The winning entries will travel to New York City for an appearance on Good Morning America; this is your chance to see the imaginative architectural wonders in person.

Triumphs from Christmas Past
Last year's winner was an Old-Lady-Who-Lived-in-a-Shoe-style Victorian boot with three levels of indoor scenes and a weathervane on top. In 2010, the Grand Prize went to a cast of Christmas characters including Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty. An ornate bird cage, a castle, and a carousel have also taken the Grand Prize spot in years past. What do they all have in common? Except for the base, all entries must be constructed entirely of edible materials.

A Jolly Sleigh-full of Prizes
Contestants from all over the country will bring their culinary gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a professional panel of experts at The Grove Park Inn this holiday season. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the artistry of the entries, and by how many there are! Categories include Adult, Teen, Youth, Child, and new award of $1,000 will go to the competitor who traveled the farthest distance. Chosen from over 200 entries, the Grand Prize Winner will receive over $7,500 dollars in cash and prizes. All total, The National Gingerbread House Competition awards more than $12,000 in cash and prizes!

The Legendary Grove Park Inn Is an Asheville Landmark
Grove Park Inn has been hosting the The National Gingerbread House Competition for twenty years, and has stood as one of Asheville's treasured historical monuments for a century. The 2013 milestone 100-year anniversary of the resort's opening kicks off this holiday season, evident in the gorgeous decorations that adorn the grand lobby and giant fireplaces. A visit to the Grove Park Inn is a fine way to spend an afternoon during your holiday getaway in Asheville, North Carolina.

A Place to Call Home for the Holidays
This holiday season, Carolina Mornings wants to give you the gift of a home-away-from-home for spending time with your loved ones. The area's premiere provider of luxury mountain cabins, Carolina Mornings offers a delightful array of services that are designed to make your vacation perfect, including personalized concierge service, Christmas tree delivery and decoration, and discount packages for area attractions. Call a Carolina Mornings Vacation Planner today to reserve the mountain cabin of your dreams and make this a holiday that everyone will treasure!

November 11, 2012

Christmas Cheer at Biltmore Estate: Candlelight Memories and a Carolina Mornings Special

Christmastime at Biltmore Estate delights all the senses during the holiday season.

During the day, explore the expansive Biltmore Estate grounds, featuring gardens, specialty shops, the winery, and tremendous views, all accented by classic holiday decor.

In the evening, America's largest home lights up like a twinkling dream! Reserve your Candlelight Evening Tour, and see the Biltmore Estate come to life in a warm, romantic glow.

Feast your eyes on the 35-foot Christmas tree, glittering with festive ornaments and what looks like it must be a million lights.

Feel the warmth emanating from crackling fireplaces topped by magnificent mantles laden with evergreen and holly.

Hear the joy of holiday music as sounds of the grand organ fill the Banquet Hall.

Delight in the different vibrant color themes of each room, especially the bright reds and greens of the poinsettia-filled Conservatory.

Taste the spirit of Christmas with a fine vintage during a complimentary tour of Biltmore Estate's world-class winery.

Get your jolly on with good ol' Santa Claus, visiting on weekends at Antler Hill Village ~ Ho, ho, ho!

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Enjoy a all the splendor of Christmastime at Biltmore Estate with Carolina Mornings' November Special!

Two adult Biltmore Estate tickets and two Candlelight Evening upgrades are yours for free with any NEW rental reservation made for a stay during November 2012 (excluding stays that include November 22 - 24). For more details on this extraordinary special, call a Carolina Mornings' Vacation Planner today!

Carolina Mornings is the Asheville area's premiere provider of luxury vacation homes. Offering pet-friendly cabins with private amenities in a wide variety of mountain settings ~ check out these top-notch rental properties!

November 10, 2012

The Cheerful Epitome of Cozy Comfort

Surrounded by towering oak trees,  Mimi’s Cottage is an intimate, eco-friendly guest cottage making for a perfect romantic retreat or small family getaway. This modern, life-size dollhouse is filled with quaint d├ęcor and cozy furnishings that has all the right personal and "green" touches in place. Outside, you will find yourself spending lots of quality time on the wrap-around porch enjoying peaceful nature and warming up around the outdoor fire pit. You and your loved-one(s) will not want to leave this thoughtful, humble abode.

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, Mimi's Cottage is an ideal vacation home-base being centrally located just minutes from the Biltmore Estate and exciting downtown Asheville. Plan a day visiting the Biltmore which is now celebrating its always spectacular holiday festivities and events like the Candlelight Christmas Evenings. And being that the cottage is centrally located, you and your guests will enjoy the selection of area outdoor adventures like skiing, zip-lining and hiking just to name a few!

"The location is perfect for the surrounding sightseeing in Asheville, Black Mountain, and the Biltmore. I certainly enjoyed the lovely bottle of wine that you left in the fridge. I look forward to returning soon. I very much needed a mental and physical break from my hectic life, and I found that and more while staying here!" ~ Guest from Cayce, SC


Carolina Mornings would like to reserve Mimi’s Cottage just for you to enjoy and take advantage of all the great attractions and activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina has to offer!
Now thru November 15th, book 3 nights and get your 4th night for ONLY $11! At only $154 per night, you will enjoy a great rate anytime.

Call our Vacation Specialists today to reserve your special Mimi's Cottage vacation!