Holiday Happenings around Asheville, Black Mountain and Marion

Want the scoop on what’s going on when you visit the Asheville area during the holiday season? Parades, tree lighting ceremonies, music, special shopping days and outdoor fun. It’s all here.

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2018 Christmas at Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Biltmore Estate kicks off its annual Christmas celebration early… the first weekend in November! It’s not surprising though. If you had a 175,000-square-foot home dressed to the nines for the holidays and hosted thousands of visitors, you’d keep the magical spirit of Christmas going as long as possible, too.

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 6

Happy Halloween! So it appears that Mother Nature’s foot is back on the fall color accelerator, and Week 6 is officially “Peak Week” in Asheville. We are about a week or so behind, but no complaints! It is gorgeous out there. Time to check out the best places to catch some fall foliage in the North Carolina mountains.

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 5

Well, if Mother Nature took her foot off the gas the past couple of weeks with regard to the changing fall colors, she seems to also be braking a little bit! Contrary to expert predictions at the beginning of the season, we are NOT having an early fall, but rather a late one. With Week 5 upon us, let’s see where the fall color is.

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 4

The weather seems to have gotten back to “Fall normal” as we move through the month of October in the North Carolina mountains around Asheville. Cool nights are back, as are sunny days. And it looks like the color that we do have will be lovely for Week 4 of our fall season.

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 3

Entering mid-October, elevations above 4,500 feet around Asheville sparkle as the tops of the mountains are crowned in gold tones, with orange and red splashes of color as well. It’s Week 3 of the beautiful fall season in western North Carolina and we’re just getting started! Let’s explore!

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 2

It’s been a lovely start to the fall season so far, with pleasant days and cool nights, but a warm end to the first week of October and some rain forecast for the following week may keep color from dashing out of the starting gate at elevations under 5,000 feet. So let’s see where the fall color will shine over the next week or so.

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2017 Fall Color Report for the NC Mountains: Week 1

Our fall color reports for 2017 have officially begun! Autumn is a spectacular season in the North Carolina mountains. Find out how to maximize your leaf peeping in the Asheville area each week with our fall foliage reports. It’s Week One. Let’s begin!

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Black Mountain will be Rockin’ the Eclipse, August 18-21, 2017

As you may have heard, the continental U.S. will see a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years on August 21, 2017. The path of totality will run from Oregon to South Carolina, and our little neck of the woods is about 35 miles from the path of totality in western North Carolina. Here at the Inn on Mill Creek, 98.9% of the sun will be blocked during the eclipse.

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