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26th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition – 2018!

It’s nearly time for the 26th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition! Entries will be on display, throughout the Omni Grove Park Inn from Sunday November 25th through January 4th. Enjoy a number of dining and beverage options, and the huge lobby fireplaces, and stroll through to find the winners.

This is a delightful holiday tradition, enjoyed by locals and visitors. SeeĀ Amazing winning entries in Adult, Teen, Youth, and Child categories. The display commences after the judging is complete, with awards in place. We’ve enjoyed this every year we’ve been here – simply fabulous, and makes for a fun afternoon. See a glimpse, alongside the Dancing Santa in the video below.

There is a $20 parking fee, half of which is donated to Asheville Non-Profits. Uber and Lyft are good options – or on a mild weather day, the ModAvlTreehouse is a 1.5 mile walk away from Grove Park Inn, across Merrimon Ave, and then through lovely neighborhoods.

National Geo Travel features Asheville!

Check out this Asheville overview videography on National Geography channels, cable and streaming services.

Or watch online at this link: Asheville!

Come spend some time exploring, and stay with us at the ModAvlTreehouse!

 

 

Chihuly Nights at Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Chihuly Biltmore Asheville ModAvlTreehouse

This summer, the Biltmore House and Gardens will have a large-scale display of Dale Chihuly’s sculptures, placing vibrant colored organic shapes among the stunning Olmsted-designed landscape. May 17 through October 7, 2018.

Daytime viewing is included with standard daytime admission, but I’m sure the most extraordinary way to experience this, will be with a nighttime “by reservation only” ticket. Dramatic nighttime lighting of the sculptures, sunset view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, life music and a wine bar in the gardens – THIS is something WE certainly want to see!

Hope our Mod Asheville Treehouse guests will also have a chance to enjoy this unique display. Totally romantic!

Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie at Biltmore

Titanic fashion Biltmore Marian Yeates

More than 45 Academy Award winning period costumes from the 1998 movie Titanic will be on display at the Biltmore Estate, February 9-May 13, 2018. The film costumes brought to life the extravagant and elegant wardrobes of travelers such as the Vanderbilts in the early 20th Century. This first large-scale exhibit of Titanic film fashion is even more interesting, considering the Vanderbilt’s near connection to the Titanic tragedy.

George and Edith Vanderbilt had secured first class passage on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, but for some reason, changed their sailing and left a week earlier on Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic. Their luggage and a servant who sailed with it, were lost at sea.

See Explore Asheville’s article and the Biltmore Estate website for more information. Many thanks to Dr. Marian Yeates for the special event photograph.

Titanic Fashion at Biltmore Asheville ModAvlTreehouse