Asheville’s Longest Running Winter Beer Festival

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Are you ready for a fun way to stay warm and have fun this winter season? Get ready to grab a mug and drink up. The Asheville Winter Warmer Beer Fest is Asheville’s longest running winter beer festival. This year’s 10th anniversary event will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville in Downtown Asheville, one of America’s best beer cities.

Patrons can taste and enjoy beer from dozens of local and regional breweries in an intimate, ‘family-like’ setting. The 2017 lineup includes Asheville Brewing, Birdsong, Lazy Hiker Brewing, New Belgium, and Sierra Nevada. This year’s guest brewery is Prairie Artisan Ales all the way from Tulsa Oklahoma.  Live music entertainment will be provided by Asheville’s very own Station Underground and The Rinaldi Flying Circus, who hail from Greensboro, NC.

The event is hosted by MountainTrue, which works to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our NC mountain communities vibrant with its various chapters throughout Western North Carolina.

The Western North Carolina region is gaining quite a reputation as one of the best beer cities in Asheville. It’s also home to one of the best NC mountain communities in the area, The Coves Mountain River Club near the High Country. What’s makes The Coves unique and better? For starters, stellar mountain top views in all directions from our Pisgah Mountain Lodge and five miles of frontage on the Johns River, a mountain fed crystal-clear river adjacent to Wilson Creek. The water is so fantastic here, we wouldn’t be surprised to see breweries open in the foothills of North Carolina. The latest brewery to open in Lenoir is Howard Brewing Company.

Residents love our panoramic mountain views, friendly community atmosphere, and wellness amenities. Natural amenities include waterfalls, hiking trails and community gardens. Spread across 3,600 acres, we have all types of mountain property to build your dream home. Approximately 75 homes have already been built to date.

If you’re searching for affordable NC mountain land for sale, we offer many homesite options. Our prices begin in the $40’s. To help you more, here’s 12 of the most popular builder floor plans that can work on almost any of our homesites.   

When you live in the Asheville area, you’ll not only enjoy some of the microbreweries in America, you’ll enjoy outdoor recreation second to none. Hike, bike or drive. The choice is yours. The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s Favorite Drive and weaves from Bryson City, through the heart of Asheville and up through the High Country near The Coves. And that’s just the beginning of fun things to do surround the NC mountain communities.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills and about The Coves.

Headed our way? Call us now at 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.

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Orvis Fly Fishing School – Asheville

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Living right on the Johns River at Wilson Creek NC, we at The Coves Mountain River Club are well aware of the fact that our North Carolina trout fishing is some of the best to be found in the Southeast.  So it’s no surprise that the prestigious Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School was established in nearby Asheville to teach the finer points of the skill to both beginners and more experienced casters.

Both one- and two-day sessions are available.  Taught at the exquisite 8000-acre Biltmore Estate, the classes provide expert instruction in fundamentals such as fly-casting techniques, essential fly fishing knots, how to choose gear and tackle, stream entomology (the science of insects), proper fly selection, how to read water and currents and how to play, land and safely release fish.  Students get hands-on experience fly fishing in both still and moving water.

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about the Orvis experience:

“The instructors are friendly, very experienced, knowledgeable, and positive, and you receive plenty of one-on-one instruction. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and am really looking forward to fly fishing.”

“I did have some fly fishing experience but I still learned a lot and was able to get some of my bad habits corrected. All three of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.  No question was too dumb and all questions were answered.”

“I learned enough to go out the day after the course ended and caught my first rainbow trout on a woolly booger fly given to me by an instructor.  I just ordered a new Orvis fly rod and can’t wait to go again. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to fly fish but doesn’t know where to start.”

“This school was exactly what I needed to give me the all-around knowledge to take my fishing to the next level!”

“I went to the school as a true novice, and in two days they were able to impart a tremendous amount of fly fishing knowledge to me and give me the confidence to go out fishing on my own.”

The cost of the two-day course at the Orvis Fly Fishing School is $489, including catered lunch.  For one day, it’s just $279.

If you’re a fisherman looking at land for sale in Caldwell County and you want to learn more about the Orvis North Carolina Fly Fishing School, call (866) 531-6213.

The sparkling clean water of Wilson Creek NC, follows a winding path 23 miles down from Grandfather Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest to join the Johns River at The Coves Mountain River Club.  Our residents routinely catch rainbow and brown trout up to twenty inches in length, and the feeder streams offer even more great fly casting opportunities.  The middle section of Wilson Creek is stocked with about ten thousand trout each year.  And attending the Orvis Fly Fishing School can start you on your way to becoming an expert at North Carolina trout fishing.

When you see our more than five miles of magnificent frontage on the Johns River, it’s easy to understand why riverfront property at The Coves is a magnet for retirees who love fishing.  The fresh, clean mountain air and breathtaking scenery make this one of the best places in the country to enjoy your hobby.   And we have even more to offer, compared to other land for sale in Caldwell County.

You have a front-row seat every year when the leaves start to turn.  And the year-round mild weather here in the foothills means you can take full advantage of all the many opportunities to enjoy boating, swimming, golfing, biking, sightseeing and hiking the many nearby trails.  We’re not far from anywhere you need to go, and there’s a rich local culture to explore.

We invite you to take a tour of The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir.  Bring your fishing gear and try your luck.  Take a look around, and imagine yourself living year-round in a beautiful home on the Johns River, surrounded by such natural splendor.

You and your family deserve this. 

If you’re exploring Asheville and the foothills for the first time, ask for our 84 page Complimentary Magazine

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