Blue Ridge Village, a Festiva Resort, is a perfect place to get away from the everyday grind. Blue Ridge Village is set in the woods of Banner Elk, North Carolina, where you can unwind, relax and breathe in the clean mountain air. One-, two-, and three-bedroom villas have handsome wood-accented interiors and include fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, a washer and dryer, cable TV and a DVD player. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property also provides complimentary parking, a ski shuttle, and self parking. Whether you are a hiker, sightseer or shopper, you will have plenty to do around the resort. The scenic backdrop of the Pisgah National Forest is a playground for nature lovers of all types. For skiing enthusiasts, there are several ski slopes just minutes away including Sugar Mountain and Hawksnest Golf & Ski resort. Hikers can enjoy the breathtaking views from Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock. Canoers and kayakers can take a leisurely float down one of the nearby rivers, or can test their skills with level III rapids. If you're looking for local culture, drive on in to Boone, N.C., for a taste of this vibrant college town's nightlife, restaurants and art. No matter how you spend your time in this Western North Carolina retreat, your comfortable villa will be calling you home time and time again.
The award-winning Lagonita Lodge is surrounded by towering pines on the tranquil South shore of Big Bear Lake. The lake's charming village is less than two miles away, offering shops, boutiques and fine dining. Even closer is Magic Mountain Recreation Area, a favorite with kids in the summer or winter! There's a snow run for tubes, three straight runs and one snake-turn run. The Alpine Slide is great in the summertime. This quintessential mountain lodge offers guests huge deluxe guestrooms, most with gorgeous views of the lake. Each of the 98 uniquely designed one- and two-bedroom condos is comfortably furnished with warm mountain cottage décor. All accommodations have full kitchens, gas fireplaces, environmentally friendly bath amenities, satellite television and daily housekeeping services. In winter, nothing beats the skiing - downhill and cross-country. Two of Southern California's finest skiing hotspots, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, are only two miles away from Lagonita Lodge. The resort offers ski storage, a cheerful fire in the lobby, and coffee ready and waiting for when you come in from the cold. In the summertime,, there's a marina and small boat facility. If you prefer to simply take in the beauty of the area, the patio offers serene views and an outdoor spa. Hire a bicycle and take a ride to the village. Relax in the indoor heated spa and pool or work out in the fitness center. With its rustic feel, you'll feel right at home the moment you arrive at Lagonita Lodge.