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August Lake Lure Retreat ~ Weekend of Lake Lure Olympiad ~ 3 Races in 3 Days!

Lake Lure Retreat & Olympiad!

Participate in a 5k or 10k run, a 25 mile bike ride, or a sprint triathlon!

Race up Chimney Rock to the Peak or Simpy Watch all the Many Events and Cheer!

Soak in the Mountain Views of Lake Lure & Chimney Rock

Enjoy Hiking, Waterfalls, Swimming, Kayaking, Horseback Riding & Outdoor Yoga

This is the weekend of the Lake Lure Olympiad offering three different races, one each day of the weekend. You can participate in one, all three, or just enjoy the festivities of the weekend while relaxing in our private and remote chalet with a waterfall on site! Below are the details and links for the raced IF you find these of interest! Again, the races are EARLY and will be finished by close to 10am so there will be PLENTY of time for other adventures throughout the weekend including !

* Friday Night Lake Lure 10K Dam Run

* Saturday AM Lake Lure Sprint Triathlon

* Sunday AM Race Up Chimney Rock - 25 Mile Bike or 5k Run

Links to details about all three races: http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2075

When: Friday 8/24 thru Sunday 8/26 or Monday 8/27 (if enough want to stay for an additional day)

Where: Lake Lure, NC (Est. Drive Time: CLT 2 hrs; ATL 3.5 hrs; Triangle 4.5 hrs; Chattanooga 4.5 hrs; Greenville 1 .5 hrs)

Price: $225 Including Local Taxes ($195 pre-tax)

$299 for 3 nights (Friday - Monday over the holiday weekend)

Link to Pre-Pay & Reserve Your Space: http://www.yogaclub.us/ya_lakelureolympiad.htm

We'll be staying in a private chalet with amazing mountain views of the Chimney Rock and Lake Lure area (see sample pictures below). Chimney Rock, the filming location of "The Last of the Mohicans," offers amazing and sweeping mountain vistas. Chimney Rock village is in the Hickory Nut Gorge, a natural gap through the southern Appalachian mountains that contains such unique geological features as the Chimney Rock formation itself as well as many rare plants and animals. Chimney Rock village, incorporated in 1991, is among just a few villages in North Carolina. Most buildings downtown, just outside Chimney Rock Park, date to the 1920s. The village became a resort town around Chimney Rock Park, which began to be developed in 1902. Chimney Rock State Parks elevation ranges from about 1,100 feet to 2,800 feet and include ~5,000 acres. Within the park you'll find some of North Carolinas most unique offerings including the 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls, one of the most dramatic waterfalls in Western North Carolina, and the site from which many scenes in “The Last of the Mohicans” were filmed.

What's in store?

We'll be staying in a beautiful mountain chalet with amazing views. We'll enjoy dinner each evening from our private deck! We'll provide the meal, simply bring your grilling item of choice. We'll also provide breakfast each morning, and lunch fixings for each afternoon. Each morning (after the daily event) we'll offer a flow yoga class, enjoy many hiking and waterfall adventures during the day, and return to the chalet in the evening to relax and enjoy drinks and dinner from the large deck! For full detail of the days adventures please see below

Mountainside Chalet Views of Lake Lure Chimney Rock Look Out Views from Chimney Rock Hickory Nut Falls The Opera Box Mountainside Chalet Front of Chalet Chalet Den Chalet Bedrooms

The Details

You can arrive at a leisurely pace on Friday evening and we'll have a great selection of light hors d'oeuvres for you to snack on as you unpack, unwind and enjoy our Chalet and a view of the sunset. Check in is at 3pm if you'd like to arrive early!

What's Included?

2-Night Package - $225 Per Person (Pre-Tax ~$195)

  • 2-Nights Stay In Private Home (Based on Double Occupancy). Space Limited Based on Availability.
  • Daily Late Morning Yoga Class (After each days race event)
  • Guided Hiking Tour of Chimney Rock (if you choose to join)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch Each Afternoon
  • Dinner Each Evening (Excluding Your Grilling Item of Choice)
  • Pasta Dinner Friday night for the Triathletes
  • Cable television and DVD player
  • Beautiful hiking trails AND waterfall on property site and within Chimney Rock State Park

What Are You Responsible For During the Weekend?

  • Grilling Items for Dinner Each Evening. Given that we have a full kitchen, dinning room and gorgeous deck, we're going to stay in relax and grill each evening! To simplify things your price includes dinner each evening with the exception of your grilling item of choice!
  • Payment of All Optional Activities Fees. Optional Activities include Hiking, Kayaking, Swimming, Horseback Riding and more.
  • Gas. Carpooling Arrangements to the Cabin.

What's the Full Agenda Each Day?

Friday:

Arrive and Relax! You can arrive at a leisurely pace on Friday evening. We'll have a great selection of appetizers available for you as you unpack, unwind and enjoy the Inn. You can enjoy these goodies on the deck of the main Cabin! We'll offer dinner beginning at 7pm...later for those racing Friday night!

  • 3:00 pm Check-In For Those Arriving Early
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Cocktails and Appetizers
  • 7:00 pm 10k Dam Run (for those choosing to participate)
  • 7:00 pm Dinner! We'll Provide all the Main Portion of the Meal.....Please Bring Your Grilling Item of Choice!

Saturday:

  • 6:00 am Coffee and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 Sprint Triathlon (for those choosing to participate)
  • 9:30 am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 10:00 am Yin / Restorative Yoga Post Race (time and location subject to change based on preference of participants)
  • 11:30 am LUNCH!
  • 12:30 pm Depart for Hiking and Waterfalls at Chimney Rock. If you prefer another adventure for the day you are more than welcome to do so.
  • 12:45 am Arrive at Chimney Rock and Hike ALL of the trails within the park (totals under 5 miles) as such arriving at a leisurely pace that morning still provides plenty of time to explore the park.
  • 6:00 pm Return to Chalet
  • 6:30 pm Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktails, the Chalet Grounds and the View from Our Deck
  • 7:00 pm Dinner ~ We'll Provide the Core of the Meal.....Please Bring Your Grilling Item of Choice!

Sunday:

  • 6:00 am Coffee and Continental Breakfast
  • 7:30 am Race to the Rock - Bike or Run up Chimney Rock (for those choosing to participate)
  • 10:00 am Yin / Restorative Yoga Post Race (time and location subject to change based on preference of participants)
  • Options:
    • Enjoy views of the lake and explore the grounds.
    • Rent Kayaks, Canoes, or Standup Paddleboards to explore the lake.....we can even provide yoga paddle boarding lessons if enough are interested!
    • Ride the trails around the Rocky Broad River on horseback.
    • Enjoy brunch at Larkins on the Lake or Alyssa's. (Point of View Restaurant is closed on Sunday's)
  • 6:00 pm Return to Chalet
  • 6:30 pm Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktails, the Chalet Grounds and the View from Our Deck
  • 7:00 pm Dinner ~ We'll Provide the Core of the Meal.....Please Bring Your Grilling Item of Choice!

Monday (if people want to stay)

  • 9:00 am Coffee
  • 9:30 am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 11:00 am Brunch on the Deck
  • Options:
    • Enjoy views of the lake and explore the grounds.
    • Rent Kayaks, Canoes, or Standup Paddleboards to explore the lake.....we can even provide yoga paddle boarding lessons if enough are interested!
    • Ride the trails around the Rocky Broad River on horseback.
    • Enjoy brunch at Larkins on the Lake or Alyssa's. (Point of View Restaurant is closed on Sunday's)

Directions To Mountainside Chalet:

From Asheville, NC (35 minutes)

  • Take I 240 west from Downtown Asheville to Hwy 74A Bat Cave/Chimney Rock
  • Go Straight on Hwy 74A towards Bat Cave/Chimney Rock for 16 miles to Middlefork Rd (curvy road)
  • Last gas and grocery (Food Lion) is in Fairview (20 minutes from house)
  • You will know you are getting close when you get to Bat Cave Bears
  • Turn Left on Middlefork Road and follow the final directions

From the East (Greensboro NC on I-40)

  • I-40 West to exit #64, Black Mountain, Hwy 9
  • Last gas and grocery (Ingles or Bi-Lo) is in Black Mountain 40 minutes from house)
  • South on Hwy 9 for 16 miles towards Chimney Rock (Bat Cave) until it ends at Hwy 74A
  • Turn right on Hwy 74A towards Asheville
  • Go 1.2 miles to Middlefork Road and turn right and follow final directions

From Charlotte, NC

  • I-485 West to exit I-85 South (towards Gastonia)
  • I 85 South to exit 10B to 74 West (towards Shelby)
  • 74 West through Shelby to exit 167, Hwy 9 to Lake Lure
  • Last gas and grocery on Ingles on Hwy 9 at Lake Lure (25 minutes from house)
  • Left on US 64/74A West at Lake Lure
  • Stay on 74A through Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Bat Cave
  • Stay on 74A towards Asheville and 1.2 miles after hwy 9 turns off to Black Mountain turn right on Middlefork Road follow final directions

From the West ~Knoxville TN on I-40

  • I-40 East to exit #53A, Bat Cave/Chimney Rock, Hwy 74A
  • Turn right on Hwy 74A towards Bat Cave/Chimney Rock for 16 miles to Middle fork Road
  • Last gas and grocery (Food Lion) is in Fairview (20 minutes from house)
  • Turn Left on Middlefork Road and follow the final directions

From the South Carolina area (Hendersonville, NC)

  • I-26 West to US 64 East (Bat Cave Exit)
  • US 64 East to US 74A and Turn left towards Asheville
  • Last gas and grocery (Ingles, Super Wal-Mart) is in Hendersonville (30 minutes from house)
  • Go 1.2 miles to Middlefork Road and turn right and follow the final directions

From the Asheville Airport

  • I-26 East to US 64 East (Bat Cave Exit)
  • US 64 East to US 74A and Turn left towards Asheville
  • Last gas and grocery (Ingles, Super Wal-Mart) is in Hendersonville (30 minutes from house)
  • Go 1.2 miles to Middlefork Road and turn right and follow the final directions

Final Directions

  • Take Middlefork Road up the mountain following the stream for about 2 miles
  • Bear right following the stream on Tom’s Falls Road for 1 mile
  • Turn right over a little bridge onto High Falls Road for 300 yards
  • Turn left on Mountain Cove Road for 0.4 miles
  • First house on the left just past the blue gourd bird house with the pig guarding the driveway
  • The Address is 609 Mountain Cove Road Bat Cave, NC 28710

DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold the group, any of the group's leaders, officers, representatives, instructors, or sponsors liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly from or as a consequence of any group activity including but not limited to any injury, loss, or damage related to any hiking, swimming, white water rafting, zip lining or other activity entered into with the group.

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