Governor And First Lady McCrory Celebrate The Christmas Season With An Open House At The Western Residence | Eastern North Carolina Now | Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory invite you to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for the annual Holiday Open House at the Governor's Western Residence. The 6,000 square foot home and open pavilion situated atop 18 acres of wooded...

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 Raleigh, N.C.     Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory invite you to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for the annual Holiday Open House at the Governor's Western Residence. The 6,000 square foot home and open pavilion situated atop 18 acres of wooded grounds serves as a retreat for North Carolina governors and their families, and houses government officials visiting the Asheville area on state business. It is also a magnificent meeting venue for various local, civic and cultural groups.


 This year, Brinda Caldwell-Ramsey, Director of the Community Enrichment Programs at A-B Tech Community College, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Linda Barton-Breda of Taylor's Greenhouse and artisan crafts people, farmers, musicians and authors from The Market on Oak will be adorning the Residence with personalized trees and bedecked rooms representing the Western part of our wonderful state.

 Enjoy the crisp, cool mountain air and spectacular scenery from the 3,140 foot high home while appreciating some of the best examples of the region's arts and crafts. Afterwards, refresh with a cup of spiced apple cider and delectable baked goods provided by Fresh Market and Yellow Branch Pottery.

 The Governor's Western Residence's annual Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, the Holiday Open House will be cancelled (call (828) 747-9962 for weather updates). If you have never visited the Governor's Western Residence, please join us! If you have in previous years, please come again and experience the magic of the mountain when you tour the home decked out in holiday finery inside and out. For detailed information on the Open House or rental of the Governor's Western Residence, please contact Trish Smothers at (828) 225-0122.

Directions:

TRAVELING FROM THE EAST

  1. From I-40 take I-240 West towards downtown Asheville
  2. Take Charlotte St. Exit (5B)
  3. Turn left at the light onto Charlotte St.
  4. At second traffic light, turn left onto College St.
  5. Proceed one block and turn left onto Town Mountain Rd.
  6. Continue 2.3 miles on Town Mountain Rd. and turn left onto Patton Mountain Rd.
  7. Proceed on Patton Mountain Rd. for .2 miles
  8. The Governor's Western Residence is on the right.

TRAVELING FROM THE WEST

  1. From I-40 take I-240 East towards downtown Asheville
  2. Take Charlotte St. Exit (5B)
  3. Turn right onto Charlotte St.
  4. Proceed one block and turn left onto College St.
  5. Continue one block and turn left onto Town Mountain Rd.
  6. Proceed 2.3 miles on Town Mountain Rd. and turn left onto Patton Mountain Rd.
  7. Continue on Patton Mountain Rd. for .2 miles
  8. The Governor's Western Residence is on the right

  • Contact: Crystal Feldman
  • govpress@nc.gov

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