Monday, December 21, 2009

    Sweet Peas Hostel set to open in downtown Asheville

    During an era when most new hotel-style lodging in Asheville has veered toward the higher end, a downtown business is poised to open a decidedly cheaper opportunity for overnight visitors: Sweet Peas Hostel, at 23 Rankin Ave., is slated to open on Saturday, Dec. 26.

    To reserve your bed, read this information, then call (423) 612-5325 Mon-Fri 9-5 EST or send them an e-mail.

    link | hostel

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    Snow Day!


    This link is from Asheville Live Cam website. Snow days are always huge days for's web traffic, as native Ashevillians, expatriots and fans check in from all over the world to see the mountains and the downtown area blanketed in white.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Winter Solstice Events

    Monday, Dec. 21

    WINTER SOLSTICE HIKE, 7-9 p.m., Hooker Falls parking lot, Dupont Road, DuPont State Forest, Hendersonville. A winter solstice hike will offer participants an opportunity to quietly welcome the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere and celebrate the darkness of the longest night along the 1/4-mile moderate trail to Hooker Falls. Hikers are urged to bring flashlights and a warm drink to toast the winter solstice.

    DuPont State Forest, DuPont Rd.; Monday, 7-9 p.m.; free; (828) 692-0385;


    A Swannanoa Solstice
    December 20, 2009, Sunday
    2:00p.m. & 7:00p.m.

    The Winter Solstice is a time for joyful and thoughtful seasonal reflection. Delight with family and friends at the 7th annual edition of this holiday concert that has become a warm winter tradition of tis own.



    **There are still a few Winter Solstice celebrations that aren't being widely advertised so I'm not going to post them until I can find out if they are for everyone. So regardless, have a wonderful Winter Solstice.

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    Santa in Pritchard Park

    We've got Saturdays with Santa again this year! Saturdays will be special at Pritchard Park because Santa will be stopping by from 10 - 11 am every Saturday right up until Christmas. Bring the kids and grandma and grandpa, too! Everyone loves Santa.

    Stay in downtown after visiting Santa and enjoy lunch at one of our great restaurants, do some holiday shopping and then enjoy the Saturday Sizzle at Seven fireworks, presented by the Grove Park Inn and the Asheville Downtown Association.