Friday, October 30, 2009
The Holidays, The Biltmore & You...
At Lutheridge+Lutherock we have many traditions. One of our very favorites is our "Biltmore Excursions" during the month of December. Mmmmm, yes it is not only fun, it is an adventure in Beauty, History and Architecture. Leave the world behind for just a little while and become guests of Lutheridge and the Vanderbilts. Imagine the Biltmore Estate all "Done-Up" for the holidays. Trees, Decorations, Music and the holiday glow of thousands of twinkle lights. Oh yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. It is a feast for the eyes.
So here is the deal, you arrive on a on Friday evening after dinner. Enjoy a quiet evening with hot chocolate around the fireplace.
After breakfast on Saturday, travel to the Biltmore Estate on your own, or with new friends from Lutheridge, to tour the house. Visit the winery, farmhouse, and many other features of the 8,000 acre estate. Have lunch on your own at the Bistro or Deerpark Restaurant. Save some time for Christmas shopping in Downtown Asheville and the Grove Arcade.
Return to Lutheridge for dinner. We will have a fire going for you to roast marshmallows and reflect on your day. A storyteller will tell some stories and we will sing some songs together.
Sunday includes breakfast at Lutheridge, optional worship at Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden, and time to relax at Lutheridge or go back to Asheville for more Christmas shopping before returning home.
NEW FOR 2009! The Biltmore Estate has opened four new rooms; these rooms have been closed to visitors for nearly 100 years! One of the newly-renovated rooms is the Louis the XV room where the Vanderbilt's only daughter, Cornelia, was born in 1900. It is also in this same room that Cornelia gave birth to her two sons, George Cecil in 1925 and William Cecil in 1928. The Estate also has a new audio tour that includes these new rooms.
Now is the time to register for this special holiday adventure.
December 4-6 or 11-13 (Friday-Sunday)
December 1-3 or 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday)
We look forward to sharing this unique holiday experience with you.
Log onto our website www.llmi.org or
give us a call at 1.828.684.2361
We look forward to hearing from you.
"Cool crisp weather in a Christian atmosphere. I was able to enjoy a taste of the spirit of Christmas and meet friendly people from different places. It was just a relaxing experience."
"This is wonderful - An affordable, comfortable, good place to stay with great food so that we could also afford to go to the Biltmore. I really love that you opened this up to us. It could become an annual tradition!"