COVID-19 Update: Due to the high numbers of Covid19 cases in NC and the rest of the country, the main lodge remains closed until March 1st, 2021 although Sunrise Cottage is available for booking as are our outdoor, socially distanced activities (check out our event calendar for more info). We are looking forward to welcoming guests back to the lodge this spring and are committed to ensuring that we do this safely for everyone concerned, including our guests, our staff, and our community. Click here for our COVID-19 Policies. 

An Appalachian Christmas

Start A New Family Holiday Tradition this Year

This is where memories are made! Join us in December for a classic winter wonderland in the mountains with all the trimmings. Whisk your family away for a weekend at the lodge filled with holiday festivities and cheer. If you are local, join us for Brunch with Santa on Sundays. Come and let us make your holidays bright!

2021 Festivities

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Activities include:
Appalachian Crafts 
Hot Chocolate Bar
S’mores around the fire
Cookie decorating 
Brunch with Santa

2020 Weekend Packages

Stay at the Lodge

Take your whole family on a holiday adventure. The weekend packages include:

  • Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom)
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning
  • Festive holiday Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning
  • Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks
  • Holiday activities on the property (Cookie making, holiday crafts, etc.)

Brunch with Santa

Spend time with Santa while dining on a special holiday brunch. Don’t forget to bring your list and get a few pictures! Brunch is included with your package if you are a guest at the lodge. If you are just coming for brunch, be sure to make a reservation. Many traditional holiday treats will be served. 



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It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that this year’s Appalachian Christmas events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings. We have been thrilled with how popular this event has become and want to assure you that this decision has not been made lightly. Stay healthy and safe and we can’t wait to see you in 2021!