Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Springtime in the Mountains...
Winter is almost behind us and it is time to make plans for some “Springtime Fun”.
What better tonic to get into the groove of a new season than a Retreat at Lutheridge?
Have you been to the Biltmore Estate lately? Imagine spending the day at one of America’s premier historic Estates, during the “Biltmore Festival of Flowers”.
The gardens will be in full color; come and walk the extensive grounds and enjoy the beauty of the Wisteria, Roses, Tulips and Azaleas. The gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead with such brilliance and foresight that they are as magical today as they were almost 100 years ago. Olmstead is considered the father of American landscape architecture and designer many well-known urban parks such as Central Park in New York City. The Festival of Flowers is an experience not to be missed.
So here is the deal.
Arrive at Lutheridge on Monday. Your housing will be ready and if your group would like a space to have time together, we can provide that. Enjoy time on your own at Lutheridge, or visit the North Carolina Arboretum, take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit the Folk Art Center, or any activity that will bring you joy! Lutheridge staff will greet you at dinner to let you know about your time here.
After breakfast at Lutheridge on Tuesday you depart for the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. We will provide you with directions and ideas of what to do while at Biltmore. Lunch is on your own at one of the Estate's dining establishments. Meet us back at Lutheridge for dinner and devotions.
On Wednesday, feel free to wander around Lutheridge after we say goodbye to you at breakfast. Enjoy the rocking chairs, have a meeting with your group, or visit the towns of Asheville or Hendersonville. Make your time at Lutheridge+Lutherock Retreat Center be exactly what YOU want it to be.
Cost for “Spring in the Mountains” is a very affordable $144 per person. This price includes 4 meals, double occupancy housing, evening singing and devotions, and a one-day general admission ticket to the Biltmore Estate. Children 12 and under: $75 (includes Biltmore one-day ticket). For questions about housing and cost, contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-684-2361 ext. 335.
Register today, this retreat is filling up fast.