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Arbor House of Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast in 2017 Art In Bloom Garden Tour

                Black Mountain Center of the Arts is putting on the Art In Bloom.  Their cottage garden tour is June 16th and 17th from 10 am to 2 pm.  T his tour features beautiful local grdens.  Pick up your tour map/tickets at the Ceenter of the Arts..  Look for Plean Air Painters in each garden.  The tour includes a discount for lunch at several Black Mountain restaurants.  Call today 828-669-0930  www.blackmountainarts.org.  225 W. State St., Black Mountain, NC Arbor House of Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast is a featured garden on the tour.  The B&B gardens were started in 2004.  Jim and Theresa Fuller acquired the beautifully quaint Arts and Crafts home in 2015.  The property has several unique features, from repurposed concrete steps and abstract iron railings to hand-built stone walls which create a wonderful area for intimate weddings and elopements.  Their B&B guests enjoy the serenity of the mountains, lake, garden views. Jim and Theresa work the gardens themselves; constantly adding and maintaining plants to create a garden for all seasons.  Besides providing colorful flowers, they enjoy finding interesting plants whose leaf textures provide year round interest.  There are over 100 […]

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October Leaf Season is Upon Us

We are almost full for October.   Availability?   We had a cancellation for our premier room; the Lookout 21st-23rd.   The Studio is also available most Mondays-Thursday. The Asheville fall leaf color show in the North Carolina mountains attracts visitors from around the world. With the 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, our lush Blue Ridge Mountain range puts on one of the longest-running autumn leaf color displays in the country. After enjoying nature’s grand show, head to downtown Asheville to enjoy the many local restaurants and shops. For many photos and timeline from last autumn, see our 2015 Fall Photo Reports and travelogue. Blue Ridge Parkway & Mountains Fall Foliage Forecast 2016 The number one question is: “When is the peak color?” No matter when you plan an autumn visit in October or early November, you can take a short drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or other mountain roads to find the best color of fall leaves. Elevation and weather are the biggest factors in the color show. Leaves begin their color change on the highest peaks and gradually work down to the lowest elevations. An early frost speeds up the show and warm weather […]

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29th Annual Arts and Crafts Conference at Grove Park Inn Feb 19th – 21st

Arbor House of Black Mountain NC is an Arts and Crafts style home and we wanted to help you become aware of Grove Park Inn Conference for this Arts and Crafts Conference.  There are many other activities here in the WNC mountains and we are 15-20 minutes from AVL Asheville. Related Events & Activites North Carolina Arboretum WNC Daylily Society Annual Flower Show Music at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mtn close to othe…

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Additional Websites of what is going on in the Area

There are plenty of things to do here in the North Carolina Mountains near the Arbor House of Black Mountain NC.  Here is a list of sites to assist you in finding information for your activities while you are here.   http://www.blackmountain.org/                                    Black Mountain Events Calendar http://www.history.swannanoavalleymuseum.org/  Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mtn http://www.blackmountainnews.com/                         Black Mountain Local News http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/              Local Concerts – distance ½ mile http://www.blackmountainalehouse.com/                  Music Fri and Sat  – distance ½ mile http://www.traillink.com/trail/point-lookout-trail.aspx  Ridgecrest to Old Fort 3.6 mile bike or hike trail https://www.warren-wilson.edu/                                  Top US Work Education College http://ridgecrestcamps.com/                                         Summer camp for boys, girls, and family http://www.rockmont.com/                                           Summer camp for […]

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Black Mtn. Marathon and Mt. Mitchell Challenge Feb. 27th 2016 at 7 a.m.

Both races are sold out, but we are here to pamper you before and after the race.  Lake Tomahawk is a good place to observe the beginning and end of the race. Here is the official site.    http://www.blackmountainmarathon.com/ The Challenge begins at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint “front porch of Western North Carolina”, and follows trails to the “rooftop” of Western North Carolina, the 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell – eastern America’s highest point – then return to the start/finish area!  With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in the first 20 miles! Race founders Wendell Begley of Black Mountain Savings and Trent Thomas from Black Dome Mountain Sports saw a need for this kind of event for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Their goal was to design a race that was attainable physically while offering the opportunity to test oneself against the often-uncooperative forces of nature! The Marathon runners start side-by-side with the Challengers and duplicate their course to the Black Mountain Gap overlook on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway.  Here, at an elevation of 5,340′ and with an extraordinary view of Mount Mitchell as […]

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Music at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mtn close to other Asheville Breweries

Regular concerts and some are free.  http://www.pisgahbrewing.com/  Just 4 miles and 7 minutes from Arbor House of Black Mountain.  Our favorite beer is the Pisgah Pale Ale and the New Vanilla Porter.

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WNC Daylily Society Annual Flower Show

http://www.ncarboretum.org/ WNC Daylily Society Annual Flower Show Saturday, June 27 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

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North Carolina Arboretum

www.ncarboretum.org Description: Our guests have been enjoying the Winter Lights at the Arboretum. Winter Lights is a three-acre nightly walking tour of The North Carolina Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens in Asheville, including its Quilt Garden and Bonsai Exhibition Garden. Celebrate the holidays and discover the natural beauty of western North Carolina through lighted garden exhibits and landscapes. Produced in collaboration with former designer and manager of holiday decorations, special projects and events for Walt Disney World®, Jerry Stripling, the Arboretum’s Winter Lights exhibit is designed with an artistic aesthetic and is composed entirely of energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights, which use 80% less energy than conventional lights.  WHAT’S NEW? The 2015/2016 Winter Lights exhibit will also include animated displays that are programmed to illuminate to the sounds of musical holiday favorites. In addition, we will have several new displays and family-friendly activities that will be placed throughout the gardens.   Open Nightly: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016 TICKET PRICES Individual (12 years or older) $18 Individual – Arboretum Member (12 years or older)* $16 Children (ages 5 to 11) $16 Children – Arboretum Member (ages 5 to 11)* $14 Children age 4 & under FREE Group Ticket Purchase (20 or more tickets for same event day) $15 Special: Friends & Family Night Every Tuesday!     […]

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