October 2017

Vol 10, Issue 5

Doug & Jodee Sellers
Spring Special 
Spirea Feb. 2018

Hawthorn and Flowering Quince Feb. 2018
We got an early taste of spring in February this year. It was the warmest February ever recorded for Asheville. We would like to celebrate by encouraging you to come see for yourself with a
20% OFF 
March Special! 
Mention the Newsletter March Special when you call or ask for it in the "special needs" block online and get 20% off any days in March for new reservations. Come celebrate an early spring with us.

     As usual we have been using the slower winter weeks to take care of some maintenance chores around the lodge.  You may remember we were in the middle of replacing the roof shingles when I wrote the last newsletter.  They had to finish that job by pushing 12 inches of snow off the last section of roof.  Then we got rid of the flying squirrel family in the attic and closed off all his ins and outs.  The rains came in late January and into  February leaving muddy puddles in the driveway for days.  It was time for new gravel.  The rain let up for a day and we were lucky enough to get a hauler that could spread a near perfect 2" layer right out of his dump truck.  We've also done a bunch of painting, re-oiled the pine floors, and refinished the kitchen cabinet doors along with the usual extra cleaning duties.  We are ready for the busy season to start.  So we hope to see you soon.  
The New Roof and Gravel Have Really Freshened up the Exterior

FEI World Equestrian Games - September 11-23, 2018
     One of the largest sporting events ever held in North Carolina is coming to the Asheville area! The Tryon International Equestrian Center will host the 14-day FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). It's the "Olympics" for horses. In fact, WEG is held every four years, halfway between the Summer Olympic Games cycle. This is only the second time it has been held in the United States. There will be top riders, horses and visitors from all over the world!  
     The Games are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport. It is the major international championship event for the eight core equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining. The recently opened Tryon International Equestrian Center has ambitious building plans for 2018 to create a premier world-class venue. You can check out the new changes and get a taste of the competition at several events held in May and April.  

  World Equestrian Games Test Events
Thursday, April 5, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018
Attend these "practice" rounds at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for free and get a sneak peek at the Eventing and Vaulting competitions.  Free admission.

World Equestrian Games Test Events
Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
Attend these "practice" rounds at the Tryon International Equestrian Center for free and get a sneak peek at the Dressage, Para-Dressage and Driving competitions later this year. Free admission.

More Spring Event
These are just a small sampling of events near us for April and May.  

Mother Earth News Fair
Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
Huge, sustainable living event with more than 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the WNC Ag Center.

Second Saturdays, River Arts District
Repeats every month on the second Saturday 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Home to over 200 artists, the River Arts District (near downtown Asheville & Biltmore) is extra festive on each second Saturday in 2018. Find show openings, hands-on classes, demos, music and more in 23 repurposed industrial buildings along the French Broad River.

Dahlia Tuber Sale & World Bonsai Day
Saturday, May 12, 2018
See a big variety of dahlia tubers and chrysanthemum-rooted cuttings featuring cultivated varieties available for sale. Learn from Dahlia Society experts about how to produce plants with show-quality blooms. See their full bonsai collection with morning guided tours.

300 Things to Do

Romanticasheville.com has more information about all there is to see and do around Asheville.  Click on the collage to visit their website and start planning the fun things to do on your next trip to Bent Creek Lodge.  


Doug & Jodee Sellers           

Bent Creek Lodge
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