Christmas in the Hollow


Close your eye and inhale.  The cold, crisp Christmas morning filled with the smells of warm coffee, fresh air and the sounds of joy filling the cabin.  The rustic Sequoia Cottage features a magnificent tree placed perfectly in the den area.  The hardwood floors creek with little footsteps and the fully filled stockings hang delicately from the solid rock fireplace.  Or maybe you choose the Hemlock House, a magnificent beacon atop the mountain, overlooking the Hollow below.  The sounds of a crackling fireplace and the smells of fresh eggs and bacon erupt from the kitchen.  The upstairs master overlooks the mountains and views of snow covered tree tops. The Lodge sits in the middle of the retreat as the patriarch of mountain escapes.  The old horse barn now towers as a ten bedroom resort, with a kitchen, two dens, and long, handmade wooden table, fit for serving feasts of all kinds. 
 
That is what a holiday spent at Sugar Hollow looks like.  A rustic escape from the busy bustle of holiday traffic and daily job stresses.  With four guest houses and a massive lodge, Sugar Hollow Retreat provides a sanctuary for families and couples looking to celebrate the holiday season with love and joy.  It is the perfect time of the year, to plan out your own holiday adventure with both friends and family.  Nearby Sugar Hollow Retreat, guests can enjoy a multitude of activities from skiing to site seeing, the areas surrounding Sugar Hollow offer something for guests of all ages. 
 
Starting November 29 and running through January 26, Chetola Resort's Annual Festival of Lights is an exciting display of Christmas cheer and magic.  With 87 acres featuring over 50,000 lights, the Festival of Lights brings magic to the public free of charge.  Drive around Chetola Lake and watch as the Festival of Lights illuminates graceful ice skaters, a humble nativity scene and much more.  The Festival also features horse-drawn carriage rides and special visits from Santa Claus.  For more information on the Festival of Lights, call 828-295-5500.
 
Starting November 1 and running until April 30, Grandfather Mountain State Park, guests can purchase “Secret Season” passes.  This pass is good from November 1 to April 20, and offers guests a way to explore the mountain without the summer crowds.  The park is selling passes for adults ($32), children ages 4-12 ($18) and groups that includes six people traveling in the same vehicle ($90).  At these prices, guests save money on the very first visit and onward!  This Christmas season, visit the sights of Grandfather Mountain by calling 828-898-8395 for more information.
 
From December 14 through December 24, Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at Sugar Mountain Resort.  Santa will be showing off his skiing skills and talking to all the good girls and boys.  For more information visitors can call 828-898-4521. 
 

 

As always, the staff at Sugar Hollow is friendly and willing to help, so don't hesitate to call at 1-800-957-1776, or visit us at http://www.sugarhollowretreat.com Experience your own holiday adventures at Sugar Hollow Retreat today!