The Vista Blog

9 Winter Home Décor Ideas

Posted by Ryan Potvin on February 25, 2019

The holidays are long gone and spring isn’t here. While you may be enjoying everything Western North Carolina has to offer, you may also just want to relax in your home and observe the cold weather from inside!  Make your home a winter headquarter by keeping your home stylish and cozy until the warmer months arrive.  Here are some winter home décor ideas:

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Tags: Life in Western NC

Where to Take Your Date on Valentine’s Day in North Carolina

Posted by Ryan Potvin on February 13, 2019

Are you thinking about what to do Valentine’s Day?  Western North Carolina affords ample opportunity to enjoy a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing and exploring the beautiful mountain vistas. You could also take some time to check out all the restaurants, breweries and tourist hot spots! Check out the following ideas for places to take your date on Valentine’s Day in Western North Carolina: Cataloochee Ski Area, The Biltmore Estate, Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino, Sierra Nevada Brewery, and Waynesville, NC.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

How to Host a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 31, 2019

Didn’t all the holiday parties just end?  They did!  And if you are like everyone else, the thought of hosting a Super Bowl party in your Western, NC home can make you a little stressed even though it sounds spectacular!  How about enjoy a party without the stress?  We’ve put together some ideas that will make this year’s super bowl party less stressful and fun.  Here is how to host a stress-free super bowl party.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

How to Save on Winter Heating Costs

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 17, 2019

Western North Carolina is a haven for all four seasons. In the warmer weather you can hike, fish, white water raft, or visit Asheville or one of the many towns in the region, each with its own unique style. In the cooler months you can ski or tube down a slope filled with snow, or you can just sit by the fire and enjoy the crisp air next to a mountain stream.

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Tags: Life in Western NC, Home Maintenance Tips

Where To Fish: The Best Place to Cast a Line Near Hendersonville, NC

Posted by Danielle McKelley on August 14, 2018

North Carolina has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, camping and trout fishing.

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4 Hiking Trails Near Asheville You Need To Explore This Summer

Posted by Danielle McKelley on June 29, 2018

The temperatures are rising and the days are longer, which means now is the best time to spend the day outside exploring the beauty of Asheville, North Carolina.

With blooming flowers, beautiful wildlife, open meadows, hiking trails and waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Mountains are filled with just about everything that makes up a perfect outdoor experience.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

New Year Resolutions For Your Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 20, 2017

2018 is here! New Year resolutions come along each year every time the ball drops at midnight. As you're setting goals to better yourself in 2018, don't forget about the place that you spend most of your time: your home! 

Check off these New Year resolutions for your home to ensure that you and your loved ones living under your roof are safe, happy, and healthy in the year to come. 

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Tags: Insider, Life in Western NC

Just In Case: Preparing For Winter Weather Emergencies

Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 14, 2017

We had our first round of snow here in the Blue Ridge Mountains last week and it reminded us just how important it is to be prepared for winter weather emergencies.

With the weather changing so fast, we want you all to be prepared for whatever Jack Frost sends our way and to make sure your home and your family are safe with the following tips.

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Tags: Life in Western NC

5 Tips For Hosting The Ultimate Football Party

Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 12, 2017

The best time of the year is here — Football season! Throw a party to celebrate the occasion and invite friends, family, and maybe some of your newest neighbors in one of our Vista communities!

Wondering how to host the ultimate football party? We've got the essential tips you need.

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Tags: Insider, Life in Western NC

Mother's Day Brunch in Western North Carolina

Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 01, 2017

Moms have always been there for us and are always making sure our bellies are full! So, why not treat them to the gift they want the most — a perfectly cooked meal by someone besides themselves!

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Tags: Life in Western NC