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Hosting the Holidays at Your Avalon Oasis

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The holiday season is quickly approaching and there’s no better place to gather with family and friends than right here at Avalon. With stunning views in every direction, mild fall and winter temperatures, family-friendly amenities on-site, nearby National Parks, and so much more, homeowners at Avalon experience a special kind of holiday magic.


This month, we’re sharing our top mountain home ideas for creating the ultimate holiday-hosting space!


Explore Local Adventures & Amenities


Hosting a group gathering can take a lot of planning! Thankfully, at Avalon, there’s plenty of entertainment right here in our very own backyard. Take the whole family on a nature hike or bike ride around the community, try a day hike at a local National Park, or opt for a fun group holiday shopping experience just a 15-minute drive away to downtown Waynesville. You can even take the kids on a fun foraging fest to gather pine cones and other unique natural supplies for some DIY mountain home decor right here on-site.


Explore even more holiday-themed activities in the WNC area, including a dazzling day trip to the famed Biltmore House, America’s largest home built by George Vanderbilt. Of course, once those Thanksgiving leftovers are done, you can even take the group out to a local Christmas tree farm to find your family’s favorite fir!


All Decked Out

There’s nothing like a large family gathering during the holidays! If you’re wondering where you’ll seat everyone, don’t forget about your deck. Spruce up your outdoor space and take advantage of those beautiful views with dinner on the deck. You can set up a holiday spread buffet style for guests to serve themselves and find their favorite seat.


Be sure to add warm throws, heat lamps, festive lights, and a holiday table runner to set the scene. Little ones will love their very own kiddie corner complete with floor throw pillows, blankets, and flashlights for a holiday camping-style soirée!


Pro tip: Create a drink station with hot chocolate and toppings for the kids and adult apple cider or egg nog for the grownups.


You can even enjoy the unforgettable nighttime views from your beautiful backyard as you keep cozy by your very own fire pit. It’s the perfect place to share fun family stories, play games, and make holiday memories — of course, don’t forget the s’mores supplies!


With local holiday parades, Christmas tree lightings, specialty gift shops, and more festive fun both in the area and right here at Avalon, there’s no better place to experience some true holiday mountain magic.


Schedule your tour and discover your family’s new favorite holiday getaway at Avalon.

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