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Snowbird Mountain Lodge 2020 Newsletter

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FIRST CLASS US POSTAGE PAID ALABAMA MAIL SERVICE Lodging rates include the following Three meals daily full breakfast gourmet picnic lunch outstanding four course dinner Wireless Internet service Tennis facilities and equipment use Mountain bikes fly rods canoes kayaks paddle boards Daily New York Times Digest In room Keurig coffee maker Starbucks fine tea premium bath products robes stationery Books IPads portable DVD players movies for check out Massage therapy yoga guided meditation additional fees 1026 4th AVE SE DECATUR AL 35602 4633 Santeetlah Road Robbinsville NC 28771 Dear Friends As we sat in the airport after spending time in freeway traffic I watched as people ate walked ran towards their gates to catch flights worked on laptops or phones and noticed we were all in a rush I wondered why and it was then that I realized I missed the sound of the wind through the trees the crunch of the leaves underfoot walking the trails the crackle and pop of wood burning in the fireplace a warm cup of coffee and the way the sun crests the mountains each day from the point I was thankful we would soon to be back on the mountain by appointment P lease visit SnowbirdLodge com for minimum night requirements and complete details SnowbirdLodge com Online Room Reservations Latest Event Calendar Snowbird Gift Certificates It is in moments like those that I realize how important Snowbird nature and places like it are The time and importance of disconnecting to reconnect to all the beauty that surrounds us and taking those moments to recharge Online pre bookings to guarantee availability for Massage therapy birthday cakes wine for your room cheese and fruit tray romance packages To enjoy and post Snowbird photos and messages throughout the year tag and follow us Instagram and Pinterest snowbirdlodge Facebook SnowbirdMountainLodge sml 2020 Elizabeth and Sophie Rankin When you get this the team will be in full swing preparing for what is to be our most exciting year ever New menus are flowing from the kitchen along with fresh silverware and Jennifer and her team are busy updating linens mattresses and pillows SnowbirdMountainLodge MAIN LODGE Standard Large Winter 300 320 April Sept Nov 330 345 Oct Holidays 340 355 Wine Dinners 385 405 WOLFE COTTAGE Winter 375 April Sept Nov 410 Oct Holidays 425 Wine Dinners 460 CHESTNUT LODGE Winter 400 April Sept Nov 450 Oct Holidays Wine Dinners 475 500 State and local sales tax plus an 18 service charge in lieu of tipping will be added to the above rates Fresh paint and new touches surround the grounds and we are excited to join the Dark Skies initiative by changing out our outdoor lights to help the stars shine brighter Butch has been busy at the bar creating new cocktails selecting wines and preparing for the inauguration of our very own Snowbird beer which will be available on draft and bottle this season This is going to be a very exciting year here on the mountain I know that many of us don t do things the old fashioned way anymore but I want to take a moment to say thank you again for making Snowbird a part of your life In a world filled with distractions we are proud to preserve the natural gifts of this mountain and the warm hospitality that continue to be the hallmarks of the Snowbird experience I invite you to turn the page and see what s happening on the mountain this year we hope to see you soon The future is as bright as a full moon over the Lodge here on the mountain and we look forward to sharing it with friends Some old some new like you Gary July 2019

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Events are complimentary with your stay February 7 February 14 February 15 March 7 March 14 March 21 April 6 10 April 13 17 April 18 April 20 24 April 25 30 April 25 26 May 2 May 4 8 May 9 15 May 18 22 May 23 May 28 June 2 June 8 12 June 15 19 June 20 June 27 July 4 July 13 17 July 20 24 July 25 August 8 August 10 14 August 15 August 22 August 29 September 5 September 12 17 September 19 September 26 Oct 1 November 7 12 November 13 November 14 November 26 November 28 Snowbird Season Opens Valentine s Day Dinner Wine Dinner with Steve Pignatiello Vintner Wine Dinner with Robert Sinskey Nick Demos Live Music with Louise Mosrie Live Music with Lynn Lou Wamp Hiking with Joel Kathy Zachry Hiking with Scott Dean Live Music with Lynn Lou Wamp Dulcimer Workshop with Paul Dee Andry Birding Yoga and Old time Appalachian Music with Keith Watson Ruth Barber Live Music with Frank Allie Lee Nature Walks with Leon Bates Birding with Simon Thompson Hiking with Alexandra Holland Memorial Day BBQ with the Carolina Bluegrass Boys Night walking and Synchronous Fir with Wanda DeWaard Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick Nature Walks with Leon Bates Champagne Dinner with Nick Demos Live Music with Heidi Holton Independence Day BBQ with the Carolina Bluegrass Boys Painting with Nan Cunningham Landscape Oil Painting with Alisa Koch Live Music with Heidi Holton Live Music with Carolina Bluegrass Boys Photography Workshop with Mark Dauber Wine Dinner with Nick Demos Live Music Early Fall Harvest Oktoberfest Beer Dinner Labor Day BBQ with Carolina Bluegrass Boys Birding Wildlife with Emili Travis Wine Dinner with Nick Demos Birding with Aaron Steed Hiking with Joel Kathy Zachry Wine Dinner with John McCune Wine Dinner with John McCune Thanksgiving Day Celebration Lodge Closes for the Season 800 941 9290 828 479 3433 4633 Santeetlah Road Robbinsville NC 28771 SnowbirdLodge com innkeeper snowbirdlodge com Food and wine continue to be an important part of what Snowbird offers and we believe an important connection to all that surrounds us In addition to the wine events we have offered for years we are excited to share the following new ones New in 2020 Vintner Wine Dinner March 7 Sinskey Wines of Napa Valley CA teams up with Chef Frank and sommelier Nick Demos for a one of a kind March 14 March 21 April 18 April 20 24 April 25 26 May 2 June 27 July 25 August 8 August 22 Louise Mosrie Lynn Lou Wamp Lynn Lou Wamp Dulcimer Workshop Keith Watson Ruth Barber Frank Allie Lee Heidi Holton Heidi Holton Carolina Bluegrass Boys Live Music SPRING ADVENTURES April 6 10 Hiking Joel and Kathy Zachry April 13 17 Hiking Scott Dean April 25 30 Birding Yoga Old Time Appalachian Music w Keith Watson Ruth Barber May 4 8 Nature Walks Leon Bates May 9 15 Birding Simon Thompson May 18 22 Birding Alexandra Holland SUMMER ADVENTURES May 28 June 2 Synchr Sinskey of California and we have them here around Snowbird Learn about the magic Champagne Dinner June 20 Join us for a celebration of culinary delights and dark 2 night minimum stay required AUTUMN ADVENTURES September 12 17 Birding Wildlife Emilie Travis September 26 October 1 Birding Aaron Steed November 7 12 Hiking Joel Kathy Zachry pairing dinner with sommelier Nick Demos As we say here on the mountain At Snowbird life is better with bubbles Oktoberfest Fall Harvest Celebration August 29 German inspired menu and a collection of fall beers like Clawhammer from Highland Brewing Co Traditional Favorites Valentine s Day Dinner Wine Dinner w sommelier Steve Pignatiello Wine Dinner w sommelier Nick Demos Wine Dinner w sommelier Nick Demos Wine Dinners w sommelier John McCune February 14 February 15 August 15 September 19 June 8 12 Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick July 13 17 Painting Workshop with Nan Cunningham July 20 24 Landscape Oil Painting with Alisa Koch August 10 14 Photography Workshop with Mark Dauber November 13 14 About Our Outdoor Guides Leon Bates Retired urban forester and horticulturist senior botanist avid hiker and conservationist Scott Dean Wanda DeWaard February 14 Valentine s Dinner Barbecue Carolina Bluegrass Boys May 23 Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day September 5 Labor Day Snowbird Thanksgiving November 26 Alexandra Holland Aaron Steed Has mapped territories and nesting sites and mastered the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk counting Simon Thompson Nationally known ornithologist helps locate and identify migratory birds Keith Watson Ruth Barber Sharing their love of Great Smoky Mountains nature culture music and history Joel Kathy Zachry Professional experienced guides for breathtaking scenery and safe wildlife observation Emilie Travis Her career in birding has included research and banding projects across the country

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Events are complimentary with your stay February 7 February 14 February 15 March 7 March 14 March 21 April 6 10 April 13 17 April 18 April 20 24 April 25 30 April 25 26 May 2 May 4 8 May 9 15 May 18 22 May 23 May 28 June 2 June 8 12 June 15 19 June 20 June 27 July 4 July 13 17 July 20 24 July 25 August 8 August 10 14 August 15 August 22 August 29 September 5 September 12 17 September 19 September 26 Oct 1 November 7 12 November 13 November 14 November 26 November 28 Snowbird Season Opens Valentine s Day Dinner Wine Dinner with Steve Pignatiello Vintner Wine Dinner with Robert Sinskey Nick Demos Live Music with Louise Mosrie Live Music with Lynn Lou Wamp Hiking with Joel Kathy Zachry Hiking with Scott Dean Live Music with Lynn Lou Wamp Dulcimer Workshop with Paul Dee Andry Birding Yoga and Old time Appalachian Music with Keith Watson Ruth Barber Live Music with Frank Allie Lee Nature Walks with Leon Bates Birding with Simon Thompson Hiking with Alexandra Holland Memorial Day BBQ with the Carolina Bluegrass Boys Night walking and Synchronous Fir with Wanda DeWaard Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick Nature Walks with Leon Bates Champagne Dinner with Nick Demos Live Music with Heidi Holton Independence Day BBQ with the Carolina Bluegrass Boys Painting with Nan Cunningham Landscape Oil Painting with Alisa Koch Live Music with Heidi Holton Live Music with Carolina Bluegrass Boys Photography Workshop with Mark Dauber Wine Dinner with Nick Demos Live Music Early Fall Harvest Oktoberfest Beer Dinner Labor Day BBQ with Carolina Bluegrass Boys Birding Wildlife with Emili Travis Wine Dinner with Nick Demos Birding with Aaron Steed Hiking with Joel Kathy Zachry Wine Dinner with John McCune Wine Dinner with John McCune Thanksgiving Day Celebration Lodge Closes for the Season 800 941 9290 828 479 3433 4633 Santeetlah Road Robbinsville NC 28771 SnowbirdLodge com innkeeper snowbirdlodge com Food and wine continue to be an important part of what Snowbird offers and we believe an important connection to all that surrounds us In addition to the wine events we have offered for years we are excited to share the following new ones New in 2020 Vintner Wine Dinner March 7 Sinskey Wines of Napa Valley CA teams up with Chef Frank and sommelier Nick Demos for a one of a kind March 14 March 21 April 18 April 20 24 April 25 26 May 2 June 27 July 25 August 8 August 22 Louise Mosrie Lynn Lou Wamp Lynn Lou Wamp Dulcimer Workshop Keith Watson Ruth Barber Frank Allie Lee Heidi Holton Heidi Holton Carolina Bluegrass Boys Live Music SPRING ADVENTURES April 6 10 Hiking Joel and Kathy Zachry April 13 17 Hiking Scott Dean April 25 30 Birding Yoga Old Time Appalachian Music w Keith Watson Ruth Barber May 4 8 Nature Walks Leon Bates May 9 15 Birding Simon Thompson May 18 22 Birding Alexandra Holland SUMMER ADVENTURES May 28 June 2 Synchr Sinskey of California and we have them here around Snowbird Learn about the magic Champagne Dinner June 20 Join us for a celebration of culinary delights and dark 2 night minimum stay required AUTUMN ADVENTURES September 12 17 Birding Wildlife Emilie Travis September 26 October 1 Birding Aaron Steed November 7 12 Hiking Joel Kathy Zachry pairing dinner with sommelier Nick Demos As we say here on the mountain At Snowbird life is better with bubbles Oktoberfest Fall Harvest Celebration August 29 German inspired menu and a collection of fall beers like Clawhammer from Highland Brewing Co Traditional Favorites Valentine s Day Dinner Wine Dinner w sommelier Steve Pignatiello Wine Dinner w sommelier Nick Demos Wine Dinner w sommelier Nick Demos Wine Dinners w sommelier John McCune February 14 February 15 August 15 September 19 June 8 12 Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick July 13 17 Painting Workshop with Nan Cunningham July 20 24 Landscape Oil Painting with Alisa Koch August 10 14 Photography Workshop with Mark Dauber November 13 14 About Our Outdoor Guides Leon Bates Retired urban forester and horticulturist senior botanist avid hiker and conservationist Scott Dean Wanda DeWaard February 14 Valentine s Dinner Barbecue Carolina Bluegrass Boys May 23 Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day September 5 Labor Day Snowbird Thanksgiving November 26 Alexandra Holland Aaron Steed Has mapped territories and nesting sites and mastered the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk counting Simon Thompson Nationally known ornithologist helps locate and identify migratory birds Keith Watson Ruth Barber Sharing their love of Great Smoky Mountains nature culture music and history Joel Kathy Zachry Professional experienced guides for breathtaking scenery and safe wildlife observation Emilie Travis Her career in birding has included research and banding projects across the country

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FIRST CLASS US POSTAGE PAID ALABAMA MAIL SERVICE Lodging rates include the following Three meals daily full breakfast gourmet picnic lunch outstanding four course dinner Wireless Internet service Tennis facilities and equipment use Mountain bikes fly rods canoes kayaks paddle boards Daily New York Times Digest In room Keurig coffee maker Starbucks fine tea premium bath products robes stationery Books IPads portable DVD players movies for check out Massage therapy yoga guided meditation additional fees 1026 4th AVE SE DECATUR AL 35602 4633 Santeetlah Road Robbinsville NC 28771 Dear Friends As we sat in the airport after spending time in freeway traffic I watched as people ate walked ran towards their gates to catch flights worked on laptops or phones and noticed we were all in a rush I wondered why and it was then that I realized I missed the sound of the wind through the trees the crunch of the leaves underfoot walking the trails the crackle and pop of wood burning in the fireplace a warm cup of coffee and the way the sun crests the mountains each day from the point I was thankful we would soon to be back on the mountain by appointment P lease visit SnowbirdLodge com for minimum night requirements and complete details SnowbirdLodge com Online Room Reservations Latest Event Calendar Snowbird Gift Certificates It is in moments like those that I realize how important Snowbird nature and places like it are The time and importance of disconnecting to reconnect to all the beauty that surrounds us and taking those moments to recharge Online pre bookings to guarantee availability for Massage therapy birthday cakes wine for your room cheese and fruit tray romance packages To enjoy and post Snowbird photos and messages throughout the year tag and follow us Instagram and Pinterest snowbirdlodge Facebook SnowbirdMountainLodge sml 2020 Elizabeth and Sophie Rankin When you get this the team will be in full swing preparing for what is to be our most exciting year ever New menus are flowing from the kitchen along with fresh silverware and Jennifer and her team are busy updating linens mattresses and pillows SnowbirdMountainLodge MAIN LODGE Standard Large Winter 300 320 April Sept Nov 330 345 Oct Holidays 340 355 Wine Dinners 385 405 WOLFE COTTAGE Winter 375 April Sept Nov 410 Oct Holidays 425 Wine Dinners 460 CHESTNUT LODGE Winter 400 April Sept Nov 450 Oct Holidays Wine Dinners 475 500 State and local sales tax plus an 18 service charge in lieu of tipping will be added to the above rates Fresh paint and new touches surround the grounds and we are excited to join the Dark Skies initiative by changing out our outdoor lights to help the stars shine brighter Butch has been busy at the bar creating new cocktails selecting wines and preparing for the inauguration of our very own Snowbird beer which will be available on draft and bottle this season This is going to be a very exciting year here on the mountain I know that many of us don t do things the old fashioned way anymore but I want to take a moment to say thank you again for making Snowbird a part of your life In a world filled with distractions we are proud to preserve the natural gifts of this mountain and the warm hospitality that continue to be the hallmarks of the Snowbird experience I invite you to turn the page and see what s happening on the mountain this year we hope to see you soon The future is as bright as a full moon over the Lodge here on the mountain and we look forward to sharing it with friends Some old some new like you Gary July 2019