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Jun
24
Fri
Music on the Square
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jul
8
Fri
Music on the Square
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jul
15
Fri
Music on the Square
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jul
22
Fri
Music on the Square
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Jul
29
Fri
Music on the Square
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 10:30 pm
Music on the Square @ Courthouse Square | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a live local band playing traditional Bluegrass and Country music during our 2016 Music on the Square at the Historic Courthouse in Robbinsville (NC) on Friday nights! Bring your dancing shoes for clogging & square dancing on Main Street! It’s good, old-fashioned, mountain fun for the whole family!

* If raining, meet at the Community Building located at 196 Knight Street.

Music Schedule:

  • June 3 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • June 10 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • June 17 No street dance, music will be at Robbinsville High School for the Relay For Life.
  • June 24 Moonshine Creek (variety)
  • July 8 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 15 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)
  • July 22 Steve Jordan Band (Country and Bluegrass Music)
  • July 29 Soco Creek (Country Music)
  • Aug 5 Carolina Bluegrass Boys (Bluegrass Music)

 

Sep
2
Fri
Snowbird Lodge Labor Day Weekend BBQ
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day
Sep
5
Mon
Tapoco Lodge Labor Day Food Specials
Sep 5 all-day

Details Coming Soon
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Sep
10
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike to Hooper Bald
Sep 10 all-day

Hooper Bald to Big Junction Big Snowbird Backcountry Hike. 8 mile strenuous downslope hike. Need shuttle service non-hiker volunteers to shuttle vehicles and /or pick up hikers. Meet at 9 am at Ranger Station. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Sep
15
Thu
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Full Moon Watch at Stecoah Gap
Sep 15 all-day

Full Moon and Star Watch. 7 pm. Meet at Stecoah Gap. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Sep
17
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: 20 Mile Ranger Station Hike.
Sep 17 all-day

20 Mile Ranger Station Hike. Hike 7.5 mile loop trail, moderately difficult walking. Option for shorter 2 mile easy walk. Meet at Fontana Village at 9 am. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinner with Nick Demos
Sep 17 all-day

Sommelier Nick Demos will join us at Snowbird for another wine dinner where he will provide guests with the perfect blend of entertainment and information. This dinner will feature a single vintner’s series of wines paired with a five-course menu from our chefs, and these special wines will be available for purchase at the conclusion of your stay.

Wines of Kermit Lynch Presented by Nick Demos

First Course
Rabbit Tortellini in Tomato Consommé with Crème Fraische and Summer Vegetables

Second Course
Snowbird Roast Beef Napoleon
Layered with Herbed Chevre, Pickled Carrot, Grilled Garden Zucchini and Garlic Sabayon

Intermezzo
Proseco Granite

Main Course
Grilled Swordfish Provencal
Over Citrus Risotto, Haricots Verts, and Tomato Conficture

Fourth Course
Frisee and Grape Salad
Topped with Pickled Onions, Candied Cashews, Parmeggiano-Reggiano, and Chardonnay Vinaigrette

Dessert
Dark Chocolate Terrine
Strawberry Ganache, Pistachios, Orange Crème Anglaise For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Sep
18
Sun
Snowbird Lodge Nature Walks with John and Nancy Rennie
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day

Sept 18-23 Nancy and John Rennie return this spring and fall for another season of leading hikes. Longtime Snowbird guests, they bring a professional interest in nature and much experience in hiking. Nancy studied botany and horticulture at the University of Tennessee before starting her own business, Natural Designs, a native-plant based landscape design company. She has been a leader with the Gatlinburg Wildflower Pilgrimage since the late 1960’s and has extensive knowledge of the local flora. John is retired from the University of Tennessee where he taught forestry for more than 30 years. They particularly enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of nature on hikes to many locations near Snowbird. Their evening slide presentations include programs on their travels in the US and abroad, and on various aspects of nature in the southern Appalachians. Please join us for this delightful week of hiking and exploring nature at Snowbird.

For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Sep
23
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Slickrock Creek Wilderness Hike
Sep 23 all-day

Slickrock Creek Wilderness Hike. Big Fat Gap to Tapoco Lodge via Nichols Cove and Yellowhammer Gap. 7 miles, partly strenuous up and down slope walk. Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station @ 9:00 am. Lunch at Tapoco Lodge. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Sep
24
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Birding with Aaron Steed
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day

Sept 24-30 Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Aaron received his B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2010. He has been birding and hiking all over the southeastern US as well as New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. He has worked with Audubon NC, searching for Piping Plover nesting sites, and with Texas A&M mapping the territories of Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood in central Texas. He has also spent several seasons with Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), learning the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk-counting at Big Bald Banding Station in Mars Hill, NC. Though he loves traveling and birding new places, he’ll always be drawn back to the Asheville area by the splendid beauty and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians.

For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Oct
1
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Oct 1 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River Put-in | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442. 

For more information click here!

Tapoco Lodge River Bash
Oct 1 all-day

Cheoah River Bash for Tapoco River Grill Tradition
One of the unique things about the Tapoco Lodge is that the Cheoah River runs directly past the back door. Rooms overlook the beautiful river, and visitors can sit out in front of the Slickrock Grilland watch the river flow by. The Cheoah River is located in the extreme southwestern corner of NC, near Robbinsville. The American Whitewater organization began investigating the whitewater potential of the Cheoah River in 1999, according to their website. They advocated for a controlled whitewater flow study in 2000. Flows on this river were severely impacted by the Tapoco Hydroelectric Project. On September 17th, 2005, the first recreational release occurred on the river. There will be a minimum of 18 releases annually for at least the next 40 years, based on a number of factors including rainfall.

During the water releases one can watch the rafters and kayakers come plummeting past, paddles flailing, throughout the day. Once they reach Lake Calderwood they rest up, snack, and return to the beginning of the run to “do it again”. By the end of the afternoon groups and individuals wander up to the lodge and order supper as they watch the few final rafts and kayaks.

Tapoco Lodge offers a place where everyone can sit, relax and watch the water. They are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved so visitors with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to see the races and enjoy the beauty of the riverfront. I often watch the kayakers for hours and marvel at their ability to navigate the Class V rapids that makes the Cheoah River one of the most popular sections for paddling and white water rafting in the Country. The river is not an easy ride. Class V is as difficult as it gets and there is an element of danger to each run.

Observers can be seen gasping and covering their eyes throughout the day, but that just adds to the excitement. For the best seats, visitors should arrive at the Lodge around 11:00 am. Plan to spend the afternoon and prepare yourself for a delightful time. Watching the race from the lodge is fun, there is tasty food and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and gardens make it very hard to beat. You can bet that I’ll be there watching too!
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Oct
8
Sat
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike Bear CreeK
Oct 8 all-day

Hike down Bear Creek from Nolton Ridge Road. 4 mile hike along unmaintained trail/old road into Bear Creek Junction. Meet at Bear Creek Junction at 10 am to shuttle to trailhead. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Oct
10
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike Stecoah Gap
Oct 10 all-day

Columbus Day Hike to Stecoah Gap via Cheoah Bald from end of Nolton Ridge Road. 6.5 miles strenuous difficulty. Meet at Bear Creek Junction at 10 am. Bring a lunch. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Oct
14
Fri
Stecoah Valley Center Harvest Festival
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

A 3-day festival celebrating all things Fall with music, food, art & crafts vendors, country fair, quilt show, artisan demonstrations. Friday Night – Enjoy the evening campfire and storytelling. Saturday – 11 am – 5 pm. Music, food, art & crafts vendors, demonstrations and much more. 7:30 pm – Concert featuring The Claire Lynch Band in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She is a perennial nominee and winner of IBMA awards and her band features award-winning musicians blending tradition and innovation. Adults $25; Students (K-12) $10. Sunday – 2:30 pm. Gospel singing featuring area groups. For more information visit https://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Tapoco Lodge Oktoberfest Craft Beer & Food Specials
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

Details Coming Soon…
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Oct
16
Sun
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Full Moon Watch at Stecoah Gap
Oct 16 all-day

Full Harvest Moon and Hot Chocolate Party. Stecoah Gap at 6:30 pm. Bring snacks, chairs, warm clothes. Fire provided. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Oct
19
Wed
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Boat Trip & Hike Proctor
Oct 19 all-day

Partners of JK Boat Trip to Proctor/Hike. $25 each. Reservations required. Meet at Fontana Dock at 9:30 am.

Oct
21
Fri
Tapoco Lodge Guided Hike Weekend
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

Join us at the Lodge for guided hikes lead by Kim Hainge. Kim is a writer, public speaker and naturalist specializing in the native plants of the southern Appalachians. She is the owner of “God’s Gardens”, a company that features nature walks that reflect the spiritual aspects of nature with a focus on both the historical uses of plants as well as their future potential. She offers private hikes and plant identification walks for a fee on both public and privately owned land. She also helps people use native plants in their landscaping. The use of plants as medicine has been a passion of Kim’s throughout her life and she has studied them in Arizona, Ohio, Florida (including the Florida Keys), and in the southern Appalachians. In 1992 Kim went backpacking in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and the surrounding mountains of Western North Carolina. She fell in love with the area and subsequently moved to Robbinsville, NC in 2006. She and her husband established a United Plant Saver’s Sanctuary on their 36 acre property which they use as a base to teach about the identification, culture and uses of native plants and mushrooms. Kim has co-written the Benton MacKaye Trail Guide – Smokies Section. Kim also writes a weekly newspaper column, Mountain Views, about the plants, animals, birds and wildlife around her. She has presented classes and lectures at the Great Smoky Mountain Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, The Stecoah Valley Center, the Winter Heritage Festival in Townsend, Tennessee, and the Friends of the Smokies Annual Conference. She is a member of the Benton MacKaye Trail Association, the Partners of the Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness and the Appalachian Trail Association. Kim attended Arizona State University, graduating with a B.Sc. in Entomology and continued post graduate studies at Ohio State University in medical entomology. She has thirty years of experience as a pest control operator and a regulator of pesticide use for the State of Florida.

Hikes:

2-3 hour hikes-$50 for one hiker, $25 for each additional person

Half day hike-$65 for one hiker, $10 for each additional person

A 50% non refundable deposit is required at booking. Call to reserve your space!
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Oct
29
Sat
Snowbird Lodge Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry
Oct 29 – Nov 2 all-day

Oct 29-Nov 3 The Zachrys continue to entertain and enlighten Snowbird’s guests on informative and enjoyable hikes in our area. Having completed the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2005, Joel and Kathy return eager to share their experiences by leading investigative walks and narrative hikes through local mountain scenery. Joel is a retired college biology professor and Kathy is a retired medical company executive who brings to Snowbird more than 50 years of collective outdoor experience.

Joel and Kathy are program managers and the longest-serving naturalist couple for the award-winning Smoky Mountain Field School. They also lead backcountry trips to Alaska through their Great Outdoors! Adventure Travel company. The Zachrys are also the authors of Bears We’ve Met, short stories of close encounters, available at the Lodge gift shop.

Websites: http://gowithgoat.com For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Oct
30
Sun
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike to Cheoah Bald
Oct 30 all-day

Return Hike to Cheoah Bald. Hike a little over 2 miles to the bald and back from end of road. Difficult. Meet on US 129 at spring site across from Bear Creek Junction. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Nov
5
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Nov 5 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River Put-in | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442. 

For more information click here!

Tapoco Lodge River Bash
Nov 5 all-day

Cheoah River Bash for Tapoco River Grill Tradition
One of the unique things about the Tapoco Lodge is that the Cheoah River runs directly past the back door. Rooms overlook the beautiful river, and visitors can sit out in front of the Slickrock Grilland watch the river flow by. The Cheoah River is located in the extreme southwestern corner of NC, near Robbinsville. The American Whitewater organization began investigating the whitewater potential of the Cheoah River in 1999, according to their website. They advocated for a controlled whitewater flow study in 2000. Flows on this river were severely impacted by the Tapoco Hydroelectric Project. On September 17th, 2005, the first recreational release occurred on the river. There will be a minimum of 18 releases annually for at least the next 40 years, based on a number of factors including rainfall.

During the water releases one can watch the rafters and kayakers come plummeting past, paddles flailing, throughout the day. Once they reach Lake Calderwood they rest up, snack, and return to the beginning of the run to “do it again”. By the end of the afternoon groups and individuals wander up to the lodge and order supper as they watch the few final rafts and kayaks.

Tapoco Lodge offers a place where everyone can sit, relax and watch the water. They are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved so visitors with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to see the races and enjoy the beauty of the riverfront. I often watch the kayakers for hours and marvel at their ability to navigate the Class V rapids that makes the Cheoah River one of the most popular sections for paddling and white water rafting in the Country. The river is not an easy ride. Class V is as difficult as it gets and there is an element of danger to each run.

Observers can be seen gasping and covering their eyes throughout the day, but that just adds to the excitement. For the best seats, visitors should arrive at the Lodge around 11:00 am. Plan to spend the afternoon and prepare yourself for a delightful time. Watching the race from the lodge is fun, there is tasty food and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and gardens make it very hard to beat. You can bet that I’ll be there watching too!
For more information, visit http://www.TapocoLodge.com

Nov
11
Fri
Partners of Joyce Kilmer: Hike Falls Branch Falls
Nov 11 all-day

Veterans Day Hike to Falls Branch Falls. 2.5 mile strenuous hike to falls and back from overlook on Cherohala Skyway (TN). Meet at Cheoah Ranger Station at 10 am. Bring lunch. For Details visit https://www.facebook.com/Joycekilmer1936

Snowbird Lodge Wine Dinners with John McCune
Nov 11 all-day

Nov 11-12 There is no event at Snowbird that is more fun than when our friend and Sommelier John McCune is here celebrating with awesome wines and stories from around the globe! His extensive travels through California, New Zealand, France, South Africa and Argentina have given him access to some of the finest wines in the world. Make plans now to hear, see, taste, learn and laugh with John.

For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com

Nov
15
Tue
Snowbird Lodge Fly Fishing
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

Nov 15-17 It’s three days all about trout!!  Snowbird is bringing back the USA Fly Fishing Team members to teach/casting/fly tie, stream techniques, and guide our guest on the three-mile delayed harvest section of Big Snowbird Creek, which is super-stocked catch-and-release.  Last seasons event saw all fishermen catch the triple crown, Brooks, Browns and Rainbows! It’s a rare opportunity and these three days will fill up fast!  Pre – registration for this event is required.  It is a 3 day event and has an additional fee of $100.00 per day for guides and equipment. With five guides we limit the number of guests that can participate to a total of 10, this insures that each guide is able to spend the maximum amount of time with each guest ensuring that each individual gets the instruction that they need. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced fly fisherman you are sure to come away with new skills and knowledge. For more information, visit http://www.snowbirdlodge.com