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makersmark1
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Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Has anyone been to Wintergreen?
Rumbling Bald?
Others?

I play golf, but family does not.
We all play Pickleball and can do hiking, kayaking, etc.

Has anyone had a great experience they would recommend?


LRTiger
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville is a great resort.


makersmark1
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
I’m ok with that, but the others want more games f a cabin feel.

Thanks for input. I’ve been there. It’s lovely.


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redfish99
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Bear Lake in Cullowee is incredible.


OleVaught14
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
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Has anyone been to Wintergreen?


Grew up going there every winter and many summers it's a good resort for being on the east coast.

Assuming for the summer, there are a good bit of activities;

Summer tubing
Hiking
Zip Line
There's a lake with a ton of activities not far away
Wineries
Short drive to Charlottesville which also has some neat activities

ETA: you can also look at Massanutten
This post was edited on 5/18 at 2:54 pm


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Nole Man
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
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Bear Lake in Cullowee is incredible.


Tell me more!


TulaneLSU
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Friend,

We once stayed at the Omni in Asheville. Absolutely loved it. It's quite pricey to stay in the original hotel. The add-on sections are essentially Holiday Inn rooms. Resort rooms with a mountain view are a must. A mountain view suite is preferable. Another nice stay is The Inn at Biltmore. I actually enjoyed our stay at the Inn more than the Omni, as the swimming pool, walking grounds, rooms, and service were better.

The great thing with staying at the Inn is you get access to the Biltmore grounds included in your stay. And at any time, you can head north to the Omni and catch an evening meal or just sit out back to watch that majestic sunset. Or if it's coolish or cold, sit in that amazing lobby, rocking all the while. It is one of the great American hotel lobbies. All at no charge. The secret is do the parking yourself. You get two hours free as long as you park in the lot that's to the right just before the lobby entrance, slightly on the hill.

You won't go wrong with either the Omni or the Inn, but again, I prefer the Inn. And you have free access to the Omni as well. If you find that the Omni might be more your style (you like gingerbread contests and guys in tartan sweaters), you can always do the Omni on your next visit.

Yours,
TulaneLSU


redfish99
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Bear Creek Resort just above Lake Glenville and Highlands. Very remote very high end experience.


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notiger1997
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Would it happened to be named bear lake? Had trouble finding it with google with searching bear creeks. Lots of hits to say the least


redfish99
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
LINK /

Sorry for the delay. A true hidden gem .May be my retirement spot.


indytiger
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
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Sorry for the delay. A true hidden gem .May be my retirement spot.


What do you do there for fun?


soccerfüt
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Friend

I agreed with your reviews of the two most famous Asheville Hotels, however I felt compelled to clarify a statement you made with regard to the Grove Park Inn.
To wit
quote:

you like gingerbread contests
Not just ANY gingerbread contest. The National Gingerbread Contest.
I’ve been to this contest several times and let me share an image that captures the essence of the event-


A good time can be had by all ages there.
I actually do prefer staying at the Biltmore but either venue is acceptable.

Thank you for your wonderful service here, best regards on this Memorial Day weekend.


Yours truly,

Mssr Füt


Bjorn Cyborg
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Is Bear Lake fully functional? What are the best activities?


proger
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Was interested in this as well since our rental agency cancelled our place in 30a for the end of june
This post was edited on 5/25 at 8:33 pm


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redfish99
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
There’s a golf course at the resort. Club House incredible hiking boating and fishing. It’s the solitude that I seek. Now more than ever .


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TulaneLSU
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re: Resorts in Blue Ridge Mountains?
Friend,

Have you ever been for the contest? I’m ashamed to say I haven’t, but I have seen in person twelve winning gingerbread houses. Perhaps this year after the caroling, in addition to hot chocolate and cookies, we could do a gingerbread house decorating contest.

It is remarkable to me that people prefer going to a crowded, hot and humid tourist filled beach for summer vacation when a trip to western North Carolina at the same time offers more to do, less tourists, and far better weather.

Yours,
TulaneLSU


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