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Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Blog Cabin Sweepstakes

DIY Network's crew of home improvement experts built the cabin you helped design. One lucky winner is going to call it home. You may enter once a day through OCTOBER 1, 2010.

For official rules and to enter, click here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Raffles Off a Log Cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tickets Just $100 Each

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Raffles Off a Log Cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tickets Just $100 Each

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina announced today that the organization is raffling off a Log Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of Bryson City, North Carolina. The holder of the winning raffle ticket will take possession of this beautiful Smoky Mountain Cabin, a fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Log Cabin with custom hardwood floors, granite countertops, hot tub, pool table and a rocked fireplace. Proceeds from the 1st annual Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina in its continued effort to recruit, screen, train and support caring adults who want to make a difference in the life of a child.
A limited number of raffle tickets will be available for purchase from July 16, 2010 through the October 7, 2010 deadline on our specially created event website at www.LogCabinRaffle.org The Grand Prize Drawing will take place on October 14, 2010 and will be open to the public. The Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle will also include bonus drawings throughout the three-month event. Designed to incentivize early ticket purchases these bonus drawings include a one-week stay at a cabin provided by Hidden Creek Cabins, a Whitewater Rafting trip for 4 down the legendary Nantahala River provided by Paddle Inn Rafting and a $1,000 cash prize drawing.
"The Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle was created as an innovative way to raise significant funds for children and mentors," says Robin Myer, Executive Director. "We are thrilled to present this Smoky Mountain Log Cabin as the Grand Prize of our raffle. It's a beautiful cabin in the mountains overlooking one of the country's most spectacular views. Raffle participants can give back while also having the exciting chance to win a beautiful custom log cabin in the Smoky Mountains."
"Some kids wait more than 9 months to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister stated J. Clarkson, Director of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. "It takes time to recruit, screen, and train a caring adult to be a "Big" and the funds raised from this raffle will allow us to dedicate more staff to that effort and still give professional support to the mentoring relationships already in place. In the end, this means more children will have the opportunity to experience the difference that a Big Brother or Big Sister can make."
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina please visit their website at www.bbbswnc.org and for more details on the "Smoky Mountain Cabin Raffle" please visit www.LogCabinRaffle.org
Press Contacts
Mary Anne Baker (239) 898-1662 info@LeisureLinx.com J. Clarkson (828) 253-1470 jc@bbbswnc.org

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Western North Carolina Mountain Views

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The mountain landscapes in Western North Carolina are some of the most picturesque in the country. The area is surrounded by magnificent beauty, hospitality, cultural diversity and is one of the most vibrant areas in the Southeast United States. Those who visit here are amazed by what this area has to offer. It is that special place where you can enjoy living at your own pace. There is a four season climate with mild year-round temperatures, and unlimited recreational opportunities.  

Relocation opportunities are abundant with a variety of close-knit communities and developments. A popular method for  learning more about a community is to arrange a short stay through a Discovery Package. This entails a short stay at a low rate to give you a better feel for the community, the real estate, and the people:

Grandview Peaks  in Morganton, NC, overlooks the largest state park in North Carolina. South Mountain State Park features 34,000 acres and is home to miles of trout streams.  It's a place of unspoiled views and endless discoveries.Come and visit to experience the communities, meet the residents, and take in the beauty of landscapes that feature some of the most beautiful areas in the country. Expect to fall in love with the secluded wilderness charm of our communities.

The Headwaters at Banner Elk: To help you experience The Headwaters to the fullest, you can enjoy our two night Discovery Package and stay in one of our luxurious three bedroom, three bath villas. With two outside decks, three fireplaces and luxurious master bath, you’ll quickly see the value and attention to detail that is The Headwaters. While on the property, you can hike our trails, canoe on our lakes, fish for Rainbow Trout, take in a movie at the club, work out at the fitness center, enjoy a game of pool or explore our six community parks.
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Discover the beauty and spendor of the North Georgia mountains.North Georgia is an ideal setting for magnificent mountain views. Award winning architect/builder Henry Zuckerman designs and builds exceptional custom homes in the North Georgia mountains, and he’s been doing it for more than twenty years. Now, StoneyBrooke Homes is Henry’s latest vision of adapting today’s lifestyle to casual mountain living. StoneyBrooke Homes are earth-friendly and can adopt as much of the latest green technology as you may desire.North Georgia and it's famed Blue Ridge Mountains hold a multitude of surprise for any lifestyle activities. Quaint antique shops, authentic homestyle dining, whitewater rafting, tubing, and welcoming state parks make this sure stop for Looking for a refuge? Find a cabin or home with an outdoor deck, grab a book and a rocking chair and breathe in the cool mountain air as you gaze over the mountains.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lots to do this July 4th weekend in the north Georgia mountains: http://ping.fm/aASos

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Mary Anne Baker is a the founder of INNsights Internet Marketing and Social Media Management, Western North Carolina's Choice for Hospitality, Destination, Real Estate, and Tourism internet marketing and social media. Mary Anne specializes in social media, internet marketing, reputation management, online business listings, and photography. She also teaches small businesses how to market their business online.

Mary Anne is also a photographer, specializing in outdoor landscapes, adventure travel, and real estate photography in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain area. See Mountain Photo Gallery for examples of her work.

Mary Anne is also a Super Host with Airbnb, with her vintage-inspired cottage guest house in the Smoky Mountains