Spring Fling at Cloud 9 Farm Cloud 9 Relaxation Home and Heavenly Hideaway Cabin await your INNER RENEWAL for Spring. With any booking in March/April ’09 mention “I read your blog” and you’ll have a breakfast delight basket waiting for you: Fresh ground whole wheat bread, half dozen Cloud 9 large brown chicken eggs (you can gather them yourself if you like), a chunk [ MORE » ]
Pyrographic Art is the fancy word for wood burning with an etching pen and filling in with beautiful colors. Here is the new headboard on the king-size bed in Heavenly Hideaway cabin, a couple’s secluded get-away on Cloud 9 property. Lisa, a spirit-filled, talented artist was commissioned to do this for me. I think she captured the blissful feeling of staying here at the [ MORE » ]
You can almost have the whole Biltmore Estate to yourself. The prices are the best now through March and you know, the house tours can be shoulder to shoulder on summer weekends. If you can’t come now, come in warmer weather during week days for the best summer prices.
I love browsing for antiques, andBiltmore Village is the place to go for that and more. They have it decorated for Christmas so it looks like an old English Village. It was the craftsman’s village for living while working on the Biltmore Estate in the 1890s. The best place to eat is The Corner Kitchen because they have local foods cooked in such gourmet [ MORE » ]
Here’s renter, Alex, at Looking Glass Falls who sent me this picture. You take a 45 minute delightful tour south on the Blue Ridge Parkway (entrance just 8 miles from Cloud 9 through the Pisgah National Forest to this exit to U.S. 276 near Brevard. Looking Glass Falls is one of the most popular falls in Western North Carolina. The name “Looking Glass” comes [ MORE » ]
Plan ahead and save these dates for next year;April 4–May 17, 2009 Biltmore’s gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, are alive with color as spring arrives. Enjoy special events and the beauty of tulips, azaleas, and countless other flowers during Festival of Flowers. Every vacation renter that stayed at Cloud 9 and Heavenly Hideaway Cabin spent the day at the Biltmore Estate to see [ MORE » ]
This is an exciting time of year at Cloud 9 and Heavenly Hideaway when the valley fields turn from brownish to bright green and the cows (herd of 11) start to ignore the last of the hay bales and turn to munching on the succulent new growth. The daffodils, forsythia and lady’s slippers are at their peak making for yellow and pink on green [ MORE » ]