Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Blog Cabin Sweepstakes

DIY Network's crew of home improvement experts built the cabin you helped design. One lucky winner is going to call it home. You may enter once a day through OCTOBER 1, 2010.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Raffles Off a Log Cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tickets Just $100 Each

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Raffles Off a Log Cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tickets Just $100 Each

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina announced today that the organization is raffling off a Log Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Bryson City, North Carolina. The holder of the winning raffle ticket will take possession of this beautiful Smoky Mountain Cabin, a fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Log Cabin with custom hardwood floors, granite countertops, hot tub, pool table and a rocked fireplace. Proceeds from the 1st annual Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina in its continued effort to recruit, screen, train and support caring adults who want to make a difference in the life of a child.
A limited number of raffle tickets will be available for purchase from July 16, 2010 through the October 7, 2010 deadline on our specially created event website at The Grand Prize Drawing will take place on October 14, 2010 and will be open to the public. The Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle will also include bonus drawings throughout the three-month event. Designed to incentivize early ticket purchases these bonus drawings include a one-week stay at a cabin provided by Hidden Creek Cabins, a Whitewater Rafting trip for 4 down the legendary Nantahala River provided by Paddle Inn Rafting and a $1,000 cash prize drawing.
"The Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle was created as an innovative way to raise significant funds for children and mentors," says Robin Myer, Executive Director. "We are thrilled to present this Smoky Mountain Log Cabin as the Grand Prize of our raffle. It's a beautiful cabin in the mountains overlooking one of the country's most spectacular views. Raffle participants can give back while also having the exciting chance to win a beautiful custom log cabin in the Smoky Mountains."
"Some kids wait more than 9 months to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister stated J. Clarkson, Director of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. "It takes time to recruit, screen, and train a caring adult to be a "Big" and the funds raised from this raffle will allow us to dedicate more staff to that effort and still give professional support to the mentoring relationships already in place. In the end, this means more children will have the opportunity to experience the difference that a Big Brother or Big Sister can make."
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina please visit their website at and for more details on the "Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle" please visit
Press Contacts
Mary Anne Baker (239) 898-1662 J. Clarkson (828) 253-1470

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Reserve at Wolf Laurel

Traditionally our first big community gathering is Memorial Day weekend.  Many people will be back on the mountain, the Wolf Laurel Country Club will be abuzz, and we’ll feature our Buck House BBQ and excellent live music in The Preserve Pavilion. In 2008 we showcased Nashville recording artists the SteelDrivers. Last year, Western North Carolina’s own international performers and recording artists Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth joined us for an evening of old time mountain music.  If you love the sound of the banjo, guitar, dulcimer, and fiddle you won’t want to miss this.

This is an excellent time of year to walk the creeks, hike the trails, play tennis or golf, or just generally relax with family and friends, both old and new. Explore the community and enjoy the lush green of late spring.For more information on our 2010 Discovery Getaway and Memorial Day Weekend, email, or call us at 877-682-1214. Please don’t wait too long to make your plans, you don’t want to miss this kickoff weekend! 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bryson City - A Great Climate for Activities Year 'Round

Few climates anywhere in the world can match the year-round pleasant nature of Swain County's climate. The lack of seasonal extremes allows for frequent outdoor activities and comfortable living throughout the year. Among the most valued aspects of Swain County's climate are the cool summer nights which have lured visitors to the area for generations.

In the Bryson City area, July temperatures reflect an average daily high of 84 degrees and an average low of 62.4 degrees. Winter temperatures, while cool, are not uncomfortable. The average daily high in January is 47.5 degrees, while the average low is 26 degrees.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Serene Mountain Living at a Bargain Price

Tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina is a unique mountain community with estate-sized homesites and Smoky Mountain views from every vantage point. Just two hours north of Atlanta, Thomas Valley Estates features 30 mountain home sites ranging from 1 to 3 acres in a peaceful and serene setting like no other. Set amid 52 acres of natural surroundings on gentle rolling terrain, Thomas Valley Estates has been sensibly developed to preserve the natural beauty of the mountain.

Starting at just $33,900 for a 1.1 acre homesite, this introductory pricing is available for a limited time. Visit their website and ask about this special offer, courtesy of Year Round Living.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Favorite Year Round Mountain Escapes Majestic snow capped peaks, rugged trails winding through forests with early spring buds, lush foliage bursting with brilliant color; these are the North Carolina Mountains, timeless and serene. Isn’t it about time you made your escape?

Escape to Scenic Views, Attractions and Outdoor Adventures.You won’t find a better spot to view the world than from the top of a mountain. Start with a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Both of these roads close during the winter months because of snow, but magnificent vistas await the traveler during all the other seasons. If it’s snow you want, try one of the many ski resorts from Beech Mountain to Maggie Valley. Even if you don’t ski, the hot cocoa is a warm reward after a snowball fight.

When the snow thaws, you can hike the Appalachian Trail, or find a wealth of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the Pisgah National Forest or the Nantahala National Forest and the many state parks scattered throughout the mountains.

Attractions abound, from the renowned Biltmore Estate to Grandfather Mountain with its famous Mile High Swinging Bridge. The Cradle of Forestry in America is a great place to learn about one of our greatest natural resources, and the 426-acre North Carolina Arboretum has the finest bonsai collection in the Southeastern United States. Nearby Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center houses five of Asheville’s premier attractions, including the Colburn Earth Science Museum and the Asheville Art Museum.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Year Round Living in Banner Elk, North Carolina!

With snow skiing in the winter, hiking in the spring, water sports in the summer and leaf season in the fall, the Banner Elk, North Carolina area is truly a year-round playground.

The Headwaters at Banner Elk is the top selling community in the Banner Elk area. Including condos, cottages and custom homes, The Headwaters has 31 completed residences with another six under construction.

“Headwaters has had a great fall selling season.” says developer John Haynes, “Buyers realize that we are on secure footing, and with reduced building costs this a great time to buy.”

With six community parks, two lakes, miles of professionally built trails and a mountaintop clubhouse unequaled elsewhere, it is understandable why The Headwaters continues to set the standard by which all other communities are compared.

To encourage you to visit The Headwaters, a Discovery Package is available for just $99 per night plus tax. Stay on the property in a three bedroom, three bath luxurious condominium.  Contact for details.