30% Off Villa Suites at Banner Elk Winery

Use Code "Tree2012" When Making Your ReservationThe High Country Mountains have become famous for and synonymous with growing perfect Christmas trees. Start a new holiday tradition! Enjoy the memorable experience of choosing your North Carolina Christmas Tree to enjoy back home. Then, cuddle up in front of a fire at The Villa relaxing over a glass of our award-winning wine.

30% Off* All Villa Suites through December 20, 2012

Complimentary Gourmet Chef Prepared Breakfast Each Day

Concierge Services and Romance Packages Also Available.

For Reservations and Availability: click here and use code "Tree2012" or email us at reservations@BannerElkWinery.com.

*Valid only on new reservations for stays thru December 20, 2012. Not Valid with any other discount.

Banner Elk Winery & Villa
135 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

GWRRA's 35th Annual Convention slated for Greenville, SC, July 3-6, 2013!

The 35th Anniversary of Wing Ding will bring all makes of motorcycles to Greenville, South Carolina area for 4 days of food, fun, and entertainment. Manufacturer Demo's from American Honda, Harley Davidson, and many more!

Over 10,000 riders from across the globe are expected to canvass the Blue Ridge Mountains en route to and from Wing Ding 35 this coming July 3-6, 2013.

Indoor trade show (over 200 exhibitors), live entertainment, seminars, manufacturer demo's, rider safety courses, poker runs, parades, charity fundraisers, and more!

Dates :: July 3, 2013 - July 6, 2013

Location :: TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC

Phone :: 800-843-9460

Website :: www.wing-ding.org

For more information or to register, visit the website or call today!

Ride for Pink! in Waynesville, NC

The WNC Advocacy Group, Inc. hosts an organized ride beginning and ending at Steel Horses to benefit Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation's Power of Pink.

The Oak Park Inn is only a few minutes away and makes for a great place to rest your head before and after the event. Enjoy a continental breakfast and clean bike towels before you head out to your next destination.

Place :: Smoky Mountain Steel Horses, Waynesville, NC

Date :: October 6, 2012

Time :: Registration 10:30 - Noon

Cost :: $25.00 per bike

Contact :: Bob LaBracio

Telephone :: 828-456-7692

Email :: bob@rideforpink.com

August and September Motorcycle Events at The Lodge at Copperhead

The Lodge at Copperhead, located 80 miles north of Atlanta, Ga. off of Highway 515 near Blairsville, Ga., is a scenic 40-acre resort community located in the Appalachian Mountains along a winding creek near popular motorcycle trails such as The Dragon's Tail, Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway and the brand new 133 Miles of Smiles, The Gauntlet.

The resort offers rooms at The Lodge, private cabins, a full service restaurant and bar, as well as beautiful views, various entertainment and event options, and a host of other amenities.

Upcoming events for motorcycle enthusiasts are:

  • August 25: Rockfest 2012 at The Lodge at Copperhead. Live music all day to raise money for local charities. Cycle Nation of Canton will be on hand with various bikes, ATV's etc. Tickets 2 for $5 in advance.
  • September 7-9: GA State Rally, Hiawassee, GA. Copperhead Music Festival held at The Lodge will offer visitors to the area live music, vendors, and artists. Cycle Nation of Canton will be on-site with manufacturers and demo's of cycles and ATV's.
  • September 9: Ride to Remember 2012, sponsored by Cycle World of Athens, GA. Free ride, see flyer here on our Facebook Page.

Check out the website calendar for more events and all the details on our website calendar: TheLodgeAtCopperhead.com. Keep up with us on Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/TheLodgeatCopperhead.

A Great Time at The Lodge at Copperhead

The staff from The Lodge at Copperhead received this great letter from a recent guest and wanted to share it with everyone. Sounds like it was a great time!

Michelle and crew,

I want to thank you all for such wonderful hospitality during my recent stay. Never have I visited a place where I felt more welcome and at home, as if I were part of the family and not merely a never-before-seen guest. I didn't feel at all awkward pulling off my boots and getting comfortable.

My room was very comfortable, but there was so much to do and see that I didn't spend much time there. The food in the restaurant was superb and I caught myself thinking of staying longer so I could work my way further though the menu!

I enjoyed sitting in the bar and chatting with staff and visitors as well as sitting out on the porch and taking in the view. The pool was a fun, and unexpected, bonus as well.

What a great place for motorcyclists to come and enjoy features geared toward people with bikes. I appreciated the covered bike parking at The Lodge and plan to take advantage of a cabin with its own motorcycle garage on my next visit. My bike doesn't have its own garage even at home!

With so many great roads to ride in your area, The Gauntlet was a route I am so glad was pointed out to me. I will have to return in the Fall and ride it again during the season change and cooler weather. Two thumbs up to you, your wonderful establishment, staff, and location. Just what this tired city dweller needed!
~ B. Zmek