Wildlife is abundant here on Cloud 9 Farm even in the winter. The wild turkeys are starting to gather in preparation for mating season in late February and March which is a spectacle to see. The fanning of the tom turkey’s tail, his head change color from pink to bright red to purple…oh, so handsome. That would be a great time to vacation here. [ 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.
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 » ]
It’s pretty exciting to be a bee keeper in WNC this time of year. The beautiful yellow, orange and green bloom of the tulip (yellow) poplar tree drips with nectar (don’t park your car under one in May) and is the major nectar source for honey here along with the locust (tree not cicada insects) and the blackberry blooms. The honey bees zoom industriously [ 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 » ]