Nov
1
Fri
JUST THE TWO OF US ELOPEMENT @ The Greystone Inn Tickets
Nov 1 2019 – Apr 1 2020 all-day
JUST THE TWO OF US ELOPEMENT @ The Greystone Inn

Looking for an intimate way to say “I do” this winter? Escape to the beautiful shores of Lake Toxaway to enjoy a private ceremony with a wedding officiant, a three course dinner for two in our Lakeside Dining Room including wedding cake and a champagne toast, a rose petal turndown with champagne and chocolate truffles, breakfast in bed, and coordination of your special day with our Greystone Wedding Planner. Our Elopement Package can be customized to fit your vision!
$1,200 NOVEMBER – APRIL (excluding holidays)
Does not include room, alcohol, tax or gratuity.
Two night minimum

Dec
30
Mon
WINTER GETAWAY AT GREYSTONE @ The Greystone Inn Tickets
Dec 30 2019 – Mar 31 2020 all-day
WINTER GETAWAY AT GREYSTONE @ The Greystone Inn

Cozy up with us in front of a crackling fire in our Mansion, escape for an afternoon at the Spa, connect over a delicious meal, and be inspired by the glorious star-filled skies surrounding The Greystone.
Rates starting at $139 per night*.
Make your reservation today and relax in the warm embrace of The Greystone this winter.
*Restrictions apply

Jan
8
Wed
15% Off Winter Vacation Cottage Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Jan 8 – Feb 29 all-day
15% Off Winter Vacation Cottage Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm

Enjoy 15% off nightly vacation cottage rental rates now through February 29, 2020! Clean, comfortable cottages with WiFi overlook a lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park and the small town of Crozet. Onsite fishing, hiking and biking. Call 434-823-5202 or book online today!

Feb
1
Sat
COUPLES SPA RETREAT @ The Greystone Inn Tickets
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day
COUPLES SPA RETREAT @ The Greystone Inn

Reconnect mind and body with our Couples Spa Retreat. Begin with a sauna to relax your muscles before you each completely let go of your stress with a 60-minute full body massage. Retreat to the privacy of your room where a bottle of champagne will be waiting for you.
• Two night stay
• Bottle of champagne upon arrival
• Two completely customized 60 minute massages
• $50 food & beverage credit
Prices starting at $216 per night.

Check for availability during other times of the year!

VALENTINE’S ESCAPE AT GREYSTONE INN @ The Greystone Inn Tickets
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
VALENTINE’S ESCAPE AT GREYSTONE INN @ The Greystone Inn

Celebrate your love with a two night escape during the month of February. Enjoy the luxury of your room, the beauty of the mountains and the signature touches of The Greystone experience.
• Enjoy a two-night stay
• Bottle of champagne upon arrival
• $100 food & beverage credit
• Early check-in and late check-out (when available)
Rates starting at $139 per night

Feb
10
Mon
15% Off Spring Vacation Cottage Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Feb 10 – Mar 31 all-day
15% Off Spring Vacation Cottage Discount @ Montfair Resort Farm

Enjoy 15% off  vacation cottage rental rates now through March 31, 2020! Clean, comfortable cottages with WiFi overlook a lake just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park and the small town of Crozet. Onsite fishing, hiking and biking. Call 434-823-5202 or book online today!

Feb
15
Sat
Bryan Koontz: Life Along the Blue Ridge @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm
Bryan Koontz: Life Along the Blue Ridge @ Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will present Life Along the Blue Ridge, featuring landscape oil paintings by Bryan Koontz, on view from February 15 through April 5, 2020. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Saturday, February 15 from 2-5pm. Koontz will return to the gallery on February 21 and 22 to demonstrate traditional oil painting techniques from 11am-5pm on both days. The reception and live demos are free to attend and open to the public.

Mar
6
Fri
Mountaineering Snow School @ NC Outdoor Adventures Tickets
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm
Mountaineering Snow School @ NC Outdoor Adventures

The focus of this seminar is to learn the basics of climbing at high altitude, glacier travel, pressure breathing, moving efficiently, ice axe arrest, traveling on a rope team, crevasse rescue and survival in a cold environment.

High Altitude mountaineering is considered the birthplace and reason for all forms of mountain and rock climbing. Also known as Alpine Climbing. Rock and ice climbing were skills of necessity for pioneers and explorers who first sought to ascend the highest peaks.

Mountaineering requires the culmination of all skills including climbing and back country survival. No other sport demands the self-reliance imperative to be successful. One must have an array of skills ranging from orienteering, physical fitness, climbing ability, medical knowledge, knowledge of many terrains, weather and knowing one’s limitations.

Who this is for: Anyone with ambition to attempt guided high altitude mountaineering. Participants should be at least 16 years old, in good physical condition and able to tolerate a cold environment. Though not required some winter backpacking experience in winter conditions is a bonus. You will need to have everything on the gear list. Please contact us for gear list. You can review it and let us know what you do not have.

**Dates: 2020 February 7-9 and March 6-8

Note: We will camp at our farm the first night. We will review clothes, do a pack check and watch a couple videos on Alpine Climbing. The next day we will go camping place TBD and do all hands on until late Sunday afternoon. You need to pack lunch and dinner for Saturday and breakfast and lunch for Sunday.

Cost: $375
Price Includes a little over 2 guided days, permits and most gear. We do have gear for guests if needed. However, most participants bring their own gear. We encourage guests to bring their own gear because this helps you “test” your systems to see what does and doesn’t work for you. This is an important step BEFORE embarking on any backcountry or alpine adventure!

Location: TBD and is based on snow forecast
Note: We will camp at our outpost farm on Friday night. Guests expected to arrive around 8 PM. We will have veggie chili available that evening. We will review clothes, do a pack check and watch a couple videos on Alpine Climbing. Saturday and Sunday will be all hands on. Saturday evening early we will head to a location TBD to set up camp and will begin using our new skills. Sunday we will continue testing our new skills with the day wrapping up around 2-4 PM.

Class Size: 6 people with a client to guide ratio of 6:1

Topics covered:

• how and what to pack
• pressure breathing
• movement in snow and rest stepping
• cramponing
• glacier travel
• crevasse rescue
• cold related injuries
• altitude related medical concerns

Requirements for participating:

• Fitness level must be able to carry a large pack 45-60 lbs over 4-6 miles.

Mar
7
Sat
Intro to Rapelling Adventure @ NC Outdoor Adventures Tickets
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to Rapelling Adventure @ NC Outdoor Adventures

If climbing up a cliff isn’t for you… perhaps rappelling down a cliff is!  Rappelling is a fun and exhilarating wilderness adventure, tame enough for families new to the outdoors, and exciting enough to never be forgotten.

An intro rappelling day can be customized for anyone, from those with no experience to those seeking larger thrills or even those preparing for canyoneering objectives. During our rappel clinic, we will teach you how to set yourself up on rappel, proper body positioning, and proper rappelling techniques. You will get to rappel 40 – 120 foot cliffs, high above the Linville Gorge. If you’re feeling a little nervous, don’t be, our professional guides will coach you through the toughest moments with easy to follow instruction as well as a controlled safety line, ensuring a slow and smooth descent.

For more advanced rappellers, we also offer specific programs for climbing-oriented rappelling education, from setting up rappelling anchors to rescuing yourself when you rope is to short or damaged.

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed. Ages 8 and up.

What to Bring: Bring a good pair of shoes to hike in, 2-3L of water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen, camera, small backpack, and when necessary, a rain jacket.

Dates: Monthly every first and third Saturday

We do offer climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule you can book a private date for an individual or group at our private day rates listed on our website.

Cost:

Number in
Group
Cost for Half Day Cost for Full Day
Child (Age 5-10) $65 $85
1 $200 $225
2 $138 Each $160 Each
3 $108 Each $130 Each
4 to 5 N/A $100 Each
6 to 14 N/A $90 Each
15 to 20 N/A $80 Each

Trip Length: We are pretty flexible and love to stay out as long as we can, but most groups finish in about 6 hours.

Location: Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Mar
14
Sat
Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival @ Downtown Roanoke Tickets
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival @ Downtown Roanoke

Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.

Shamrock Festival: 10am – 5pm – Live music, adult beverages, and more! Band lineup coming soon! Admission is FREE and begins at 10:00am in the Plaza behind the City Market Building.

Freedom First Kids Zone: Admission is FREE! From 12:00pm – 5:00pm located on Salem Avenue near Jefferson Street. GAMES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, & MORE!