March 2012 Archives

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11 North Carolina Inns Invite You To Take a Hunger Games Tour
Stay at one of these eleven bed & breakfasts in North Carolina and see where "The Hunger Games" movie was filmed, eat where the cast dined, and watch the film premiere. Enjoy special promotions when mentioning and "The Hunger Games."
Suzanne Collins' best-selling young adult novel, The Hunger Games, has developed a massive global following. Whether you side with Team Peeta or Team Gale, or perhaps claim alliance with another character entirely, like Katniss, you will certainly want to watch the movie premiere at midnight on Friday, March 23, 2012. These ten bed and breakfast inns provide the perfect opportunity to be immersed in this popular cultural phenomenon with a visit to the very area it was filmed.  

Stay in Brevard, North Carolina, at the Red House Inn to receive two free movie tickets to see "The Hunger Games" at Brevard's hometown theater just two blocks from the inn. It is a short drive to see the film locations in Dupont State Forest and maps are available at the inn. Throughout March, stay two nights and get the third night free to give you more time to explore the area. The movie opens at midnight on Friday, March 23. Tickets are subject to availability.

Cedar Mountain is only four miles from the site of the filming of "The Hunger Games," and where The Sassy Goose B&B, a unique resort, sits hidden in its own private forest. Choose a log cabin suite, a two-bedroom guest house or a room in the main lodge. Breakfast will feature some new choices, such as Peeta's Nut and Raisin Bread, Mellark's Barkery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts, District 11 Bread with eggs, and a cornucopia of fruit. As a tribute, if you mention "The Hunger Games" when booking, the B&B will provide a box lunch and maps to take with you on your tour of The DuPont Forest, the arena for the Games. Good through November 2012.

Located in the foothills of Mills River, Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill is offering a Parents & Grandparents Hunger Game Trip Special. Bring the family to the B&B, stay a minimum of two nights, tour DuPont State Park and enjoy up to four complimentary movie tickets to see "The Hunger Games." The Beaufort Suite sleeps four and is perfect for your getaway. Special available through June 2012.

Mention and "The Hunger Games" when booking your stay at The Hawk and Ivy Bed and Breakfast in Barnardsville to receive a 10% discount on room rates as well as a 10% discount voucher (an $8.50 value) for the famous Navitat Zipline Adventure that the cast enjoyed. The B&B also created a special organic Hunger Games themed breakfast.

Situated just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, where much of "The Hunger Games" was shot, The Duke Mansion offers southern splendor. Listed in the National Register, the historic property is operated as a nonprofit with all proceeds used to preserve and protect this community treasure.

Follow in the cast's footsteps and enjoy the vibrant nightlife and incomparable beauty of the surrounding mountains while staying at one of these six Asheville inns:

The Hunger Games Premier Special at The Beaufort House Inn is available March 23 through April 23. Receive two tickets to watch the movie at a local theatre. Reservations will be made at one of the several restaurants the cast dined at, including The Laughing Seed, Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB), and Wasabi; directions and maps to the filming sites including Dupont State Forest and the spectacular waterfalls; and reservations at one of the Zipline tours that the cast enjoyed while in Asheville, including Navitat Canopy Adventure and the Asheville Zipline Adventure (fees not included).

The Aberdeen Inn is offering The Hunger Games Movie Special until May 31, 2012. Stay in any room for $99.00 per night, and the Royal Aberdeen Cottage at $125.00 per night. Local taxes will be added. There is a two-night minimum on special-event weekends.

At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn is offering the "Walk like a Katniss Everdeen" - A Survival Game. Book two evenings and spend the day hiking the wilderness of Chimney Rock State Park completely free of charge. Bring your backpack, hiking boots, and your imagination to believe you are fighting for your survival amid the beautiful setting. Prices begin at $355. Mention at time of booking, phone reservations only. Black-out dates apply. The offer may be discontinued without notice and cannot be combined with other specials.

On the big screen, watch Peeta and Gale fight for the heart of lead character Katniss Everdeen, and her struggle for the ones she loves. Then stay at one of these three romantic inns that grace the historic Montford District just five blocks from downtown Asheville. A Bed of Roses is a delightful Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast with fireside guest rooms that include jetted tubs and a two-course gourmet breakfast. The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn sits on ¾ of an acre with landscaped gardens and koi ponds, and boasts luxurious guest rooms and two pet-friendly suites. Another romantic Asheville B&B is Chestnut Street Inn, located in the historic Chestnut Hill Historic District. Indulge in a tempting three-course gourmet breakfast before exploring the nearby film locations. Survival is not an issue when you can return for afternoon tea, homemade desserts and schedule a massage.

The fictional characters of "The Hunger Games" make morally complex choices using self-preservation strategies in a post-apocalyptic world, but rest assured your stay as a guest at any one of these North Carolina bed and breakfast inns will be a stress-free, pampering delight. The world will be watching "The Hunger Games," will you?

Wakefield Country Inn Apple Pie

Our pie includes our Wakefield Winery wine Apple Sauvignon Blanc "Sweet Temptation" wine!

Ingredients for Pie Filling
6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Wakefield Winery Sweet Temptation wine (divided)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Ingredients for Crust
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Directions for Pie Filling
In a large saucepan, combine applies, 3/4 cup Wakefield Winery Sweet Temptation wine, sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons wine; add to saucepan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute more or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Directions for Crust
In a bowl combine flour and salt; cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time; stir with a fork until dough can be formed into a ball. Divide in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place in plate and add cooled pie filling. Roll remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling and seal edges; cut vents in the top. If desired, decorate top of pie with pastry scraps cut into small apple shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and apples are tender. Yield 6-8 servings

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
Here are specials currently being offered by NC Innkeepers including the Sassy Moose in Cedar Mountain: Only four miles from the site of the filming of The Hunger Games is The Sassy Goose B&B, a unique resort hidden in its own private forest. Guests of the Sassy Goose can choose a log cabin suite, a two bedroom guest house or a room in the main lodge. With all the excitement about the Hunger Games, breakfast at the Sassy Goose will feature some new choices, such as Peeta's Nut and Raisin Bread, Mellark's Barkery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts, District 11 Bread with eggs, and a cornucopia of fruit. As a tribute to the games, if you mention The Hunger Games when booking we will provide a box lunch to take with you on your tour of The DuPont Forest - the arena for the Games. We also have maps of the DuPont Forest. Hope to see you soon. (Open April thru November).

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Visit specials tab and look under "Hunger Games" for more bed and breakfast offers.

Here's a comment about a North Carolina Inn, "You can buy "things" but they may break, fall apart or get lost. This is something that won't break, fall apart or get lost-it's memories. We love the memories from Asheville we will take home with us, and never forget. At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn is the friendliest, most elegant B&B we've ever stayed in. Gary and Patti made every detail of our adventure memorable and for that we are most appreciative."

John & Faye

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