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the Autumn issue 2009 What’s New at The Lodges at Eagles Nest & The Surrounding Area

Welcome to our first quarterly newsletter. In this issue, you will find news of a very special Land Rush sales event to be held October 23-25, during the heart of leaf season, as well as our fall calendar of events and more news from Eagles Nest. We hope you will visit Eagles Nest soon. There will never beAutumn a betterIssue time2009 than• now! The www.eaglesnestbe .com


Saturday, September 5, 2009 Leaving at 6pm from the Toy Barn

We Invite You To Come See & Feel The Majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains As We Celebrate Labor Day At Our Full Moon Jeep Excursion & Family Cook-out When you arrive, a catered mouth-watering dinner and a bonfire await you and your guests. You will be surrounded by breathtaking views and live music, and served fireside under a full moon sky. $15 for Adults $5 for Children Under 10 BYOB

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note from the turchins The summer is winding down to an end and all around are clear signs of a beautiful fall to come. In little pockets throughout the forest, patches of red and orange have begun to burst out against the sea of green. The palette of colorful brilliance that is only weeks away marks the transition to this beloved season in the High Country and we sure are excited for the change. With the changing of the leaves comes a series of exciting events and changes up on Eagles Nest. Lined up through October, we have the Labor Day Jeep Excursion, the Fall Feather Festival, and the High Country Land Rush, the details of each can be found within. This fall also brings the addition of our new sales and marketing staff. With decades of experience working for huge developments all over the country, the members of this new team were responsible for selling out luxury communities such as The Ocean Reef Club and The Ginn Hammock Beach Resort. We are very excited to have a great group of successful professionals on board and their positive energy and ideas can already be felt throughout the community. Lastly, but most importantly, this fall has brought a change in the marketplace. With consumer confidence on the rise and home sales up for the 4th straight month, Eagles Nest continues its positive momentum into the future. Keep a look out over the next couple months as NEW neighbors move in and rooftops rise to the sky. The Autumn Issue 2009 • www.eaglesnestbe .com


ONE T IM E OFFERING ON OUR MOST EXCLUSIVE HOM E SI T ES

H I G H

C O U N T R Y

LAND RUSH W E E K E N D

OCTOBER 23-25

Your opportunity to secure one of our most exclusive homesites at preferred prices. We are accepting reservations for your selected homesite at this time.

Limited Edition, EXCEPTIONAL Mountain Views, 1-6 Acres HOMESITES

100% financing available to Qualified buyers

Example: Cabin Homesite 24, 4.35 acres, South West Long Range Mountain View, Price $425,000 SOLD Closed 8/17/09 – $199,000

Join us for hot air balloon rides, live concert, Ferrari Club Concours, Jeep Tour, therapeutic massages, archery, skeet shooting, fly fishing, hiking and much more. Early reservations on selected homesites with exceptional views and preferred pricing for this weekend only.

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The Top Events To Make The Most of your Season

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday BBQ’s are Back!

• Saturday, September. 5, 2009 4th Annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration & Jeep Excursion

• Saturday, October 17, 2009 4th Annual Fall Feather Festival

We Invite You To Join Us On Saturdays To Tour & Experience Eagles Nest & Feel The Majesty Of The Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy Mouth-Watering BBQ • Play Kickball Listen To Great Local Music • Ride Horses Play At The Great Camp • Hike • Archery Enjoy A Massage • Read At The Library ~From Noon To Sundown~

• Friday, October 23, 2009 Full Moon Jeep Excursion

Ferrari Club Grand Concours

• Friday, Oct. 23 - Sunday Oct. 25 High Country Land Rush Weekend

The Ferrari Club of North Carolina will be holding their Fall Grand Concours on Eagles Nest on Saturday, October 24. Beyond the Grand Concours, activities planned for the day by Marc McConnell, President of the Club, include a catered private luncheon in one of our Eagles Nest exclusive properties.

• Saturday, October 3, 2009 Full Moon Jeep Excursion & Family BBQ

fall feather festival & woolly worm festival Our 4th Annual Fall Feather Festival will be held on Saturday, October 17. With a preview of the Land Rush Weekend taking place the following weekend, this year’s event will include planned activities for the entire family, an outdoor BBQ and a concert at the Heart Rock Amphitheater. Scheduled tours of our mountain will take place all day. The annual Woolly Worm festival in Downtown Banner Elk will also be held that weekend.

The Toy Barn at The Great Camp

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Big Timber Lodge Listed at $5,000,000

Boulder Spring Lodge, Completed this month Listed at $2,699,000

Homes, sweet homes Our growth continues at a brisk pace with the completion of Boulder Spring Lodge by The Great Camp along with two new residences and our first Mountain TownHome breaking ground and under construction.

Rendering of the New Mountain Townhome

Several other properties are at present on the design stage and will break ground before winter and during early spring.

The Future Chalke Residence, Lodge Homesite 15, August 2009

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The Chalke Family onsite at their under construction home, August 2009


Plum TV in the High Country The Lodges at Eagles Nest hosted Plum TV during their recent stay in the High Country. In town to shoot a segment on Banner Elk and the surrounding communities, the cable network produces Emmy award winning programming targeting the affluent resort communities of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Hamptons, Miami Beach, Aspen, Telluride, Sun Valley and Vail. The Banner Elk show is tentatively scheduled to be aired during the upcoming ‘High Season’ at each of the above-mentioned destinations.

Interviewing the Chalke Family

Great Camp Overlook Lodge

Living TheCharlotte Lodges at Eagles Nest features Nest Elegant rusticity finds a homeEagles in the mountains of North Carolina in its new issue TEXT BY BILLY WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY GERIN CHOINIERE

Charlotte Living magazine will feature a story on Eagles Nest in its new September/October issue. John Turchin is a dreamer. And when you experience The Lodges at Eagles Nest, a luxurious

mountain community in Banner Elk, NC, you’ll see he dreams very large indeed. Turchin has taken 1,350 mountaintop acres and is creating a place where, in his own words, “Three to five

generations can surround themselves with art, music and youth, and grow forever young.”

Since spending summers of his youth in the North Carolina mountains, Turchin has dreamt

of returning here. It looks as if his dreams, and those of some very fortunate residents, have come true.

‘This is no typical luxury community. There is no golf course. No stuffy club rules or regulations. The people who gravitate here seem to want more than the mere trappings of exclusivity. They come to commune with the mountains, family, the arts. And as exclusive as it is, Eagles Nest feels extremely real’, writes Billy Wilson in the article. The magazine hits the newsstands first week of September.

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Dennis Franks & Bernie Faulkner Performing together at the Heart Rock Amphitheater

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‘Reminds Me of Monte Carlo’ In spite of the weather, the 3 rd Annual Rock ‘N’ Road Hill Climb Race was once again a resounding success. Over 40 sports cars in a dozen categories competed in what experts considered the best Hill Climb Race Course in the eastern United States. The event produced by the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) included a car show in downtown Banner Elk in addition to the two days of races held on Eagles Nest Mountain. Partial proceeds from the event benefited the Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary. “Eagles Nest is destined to be one of the great SCCA hill climbs. It’s a true measure of driver and machine. With its fast sweeping turns, hairpin corners, rock walls

and 100 foot drop-offs, it’s you-know-what at 6,000 feet’, said Garry Hill, a member of Team Bull Durham. Drivers participating in this year’s event included John Finger who holds numerous King of the Hill wins at Chimney Rock, SCCA Pro-Series driver, SPEED World Challenge pro driver with several wins in the Rolex 24 hrs at Daytona and current Rock ‘N’ Road King of the Hill. Allyson Lynn-Davies of Palm Beach, a first time spectator at the race said ‘It reminds me of Monte Carlo with the gorgeous mountains views and all of the excitement’. She added, ‘ I am making a point of returning next year’.

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Stark Art Glass set to open At Eagles Nest Glass artist, Sam Stark will be relocating his studio from Asheville to Eagles Nest during the current season. Stark describes glassblowers as "the bullfighters of the art world. Each day is a contest between man and fire." After studying with the Masters of the art including Anderson, Tagliapietra, Chihuly, Rosin, Lynngaurd and Munch, Stark’s well-regarded career has included public

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New look, new Website Please check out the new Eagles Nest website, which will be launched and running in the next couple of weeks. With a fresh design and perspective, this easy to navigate site will offer you the most current updates about our progress and events. So visit us and get the most out of Eagles Nest from the web at eaglesnestbe.com, and share us with your friends. www.EaglesNestBE.com

commissions for the Asheville Film Festival, 21 Battery Park Place also in Asheville, the Commerce Union Bank in Nashville, TN, the International Ski Film Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado and the Michelin Tire Corporation. In addition, dozens of private commissions over the past thirty years have been created by the artist.

Puppy Love

Stark's work is all about fluidity, superb technique and the masterful use of color. Some of his pieces include metal components and other mixed media. "I have recently developed a new approach for the creation of colors in my work. Pursuing color theory and the physics of light have inspired my new glass art pieces that work in harmony with color."

It was all about Puppy Love during the 3rd Annual Avery Humane Society Dog Walk, sponsored by The Lodges at Eagles Nest. Perfect weather with bright sunny skies greeted dozens of dog lovers and their pets participating in the fundraiser. With a special place in our hearts for dogs at Eagles Nest we look forward to hosting the Dog Walk again next year.

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A New Banner Elk Tradition Spearheaded by The Lodges at Eagles Nest Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department. last year, ‘The Playhouse for Avery County On Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, Habitat for Humanity’ is a one-of-a-kind October 11th, Fire Chief Miller and the All community led effort to raise funds for this Volunteer Banner Elk Fire Department will worthwhile cause. The concept behind the take over the parking lot at The Lodges at fundraiser follows The Habitat for Eagles Nest offices on Tynecastle Highway Humanity ideal in which volunteers build in Banner Elk and build the dream homes for those in need, in this case a playhouse. The event will also feature fire children’s playhouse to be trucks and engines on raffled during the famed display. Come out and Woolly Worm Festival held show your support for every October in Banner both Habitat for Elk. Proceeds from the Humanity and the Banner event will benefit the notElk Volunteer Fire for-profit organization. Department, as they Last year’s raffle raised ‘Raise the Roof’ on over three thousand behalf of our community. Last year’s playhouse winners dollars. All materials for Raffle tickets are available at the the construction of the playhouse are Banner Elk Fire Department, generously donated by local businesses. Mountain Sotheby’s International Realty This year, the fundraiser is led by Fire Chief office or by calling 828.733.1909. Gary Miller of Miller Construction and the

New Beginnings After seven years of providing the best in home accessories and fine furniture, The Great Train Robbery is transforming its 20,000 square-ft space with a new look and identity that addresses the shopping demands of year round residents and visitors to the High Country. We are as excited about it as we know you will be and wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to our loyal customers and friends for their support in the past. Destined to become a favorite shopping destination, the new Banner Elk Flea Market will be a unique indoor marketplace with over 100 booths and stalls offering the discerning shopper and bargain hunter the best in antiques, collectibles, handcrafts, fashion, jewelry and rare to find items at reasonable prices. The year-round indoor complex will also feature an organic Farmer’s Market. The Great Train Robbery

Complimenting the Banner Elk Flea Market will be Puerto Nuevo, a Mexican/Seafood restaurant located next door at the former Blackboard Restaurant.

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things to do in the area Chick Corea in Concert Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 8pm Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University 800.841.2787 Stroll the yellow brick road and celebrate all things Oz at the former Land of Oz theme park on Beech Mountain. The event is held from 10a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4. For more info, call 800.468.5506 Tweetsie Railroad will host the Ghost Train Halloween Festival on Friday and Saturday nights, October 1 to 31. Take a ride on the frighteningly fun Ghost Train, walk through the haunted house if you dare, or trick-ortreat throughout the park. Safe and scary fun for the entire family. For more info, call 1.877.TWEETSIE. Woolly Worm Festival October 17 and 18. Live entertainment, crafts, food and the woolly worm races highlight the Woolly Worm Festival, held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, in Banner Elk from 10a.m. to 4p.m. each day. For info, call 800.972.2183 or visit www.woollyworm.com. Martha Graham Dance Company Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8pm Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University MOMIX: The Best of MOMIX Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 8pm Farthing Auditorium, Robin &University Paul Smith Appalachian State The Autumn Issue 2009 • www.eaglesnestbe .com


WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS

The zelcer FAMILY bay harbour, fl Alan and Ruth Zelcer reside in Bal Harbour, Florida. They have three children, Zack, Joshua (JZ) and Sarah. Alan is President and COO of Isaco International Corp. Ruth is Vice President of Merchandising. *Isaco International is a privately owned business that was founded in 1980. They manufacture Men’s Underwear, Loungewear, Hosiery and Ties under private label brands for all the major retailers and branded labels such as Perry Ellis and have launched their own brand “papi”. Alan and Ruth are both active in the Miami community. They are Founders of Mount Sinai Hospital, Pacesetters of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Board Members of Temple Menorah, and Equity Members at Fisher Island, original season ticket holders of the Miami Heat and are always attending events that support the arts and music. As a family we love boating, sports and traveling. “As much as we love South Florida and all the sun and fun that it offers, we feel fortunate to have spent our summer 2009 vacation at Eagles Nest. We felt that Eagles Nest provided the perfect balance that we needed and knew we wanted to be a permanent part of this beautiful scenery and surrounded by all the wonderful people we met. To the Turchin family, Johnny, Susan, Ashley and Jordan, thank you for sharing your vision and wanting us to be a part of this wonderful community. We look forward to getting our retreat built and enjoying the future endeavors together. To health, happiness and time to enjoy!” The Autumn Issue 2009 • www.eaglesnestbe .com


WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS The gross FAMILY WESTIN, fl We would like to welcome the Gross’s from South Florida. Alan, Beth and their daughters Evin and Carly are proud to call Eagles Nest their new home. “Eagles Nest is... High altitude, but way down to earth...remote, but not too far away...pristine, but far from untouchable...totally natural, but tastefully upscale...peaceful, but brimming with excitement...private, but not snooty...fun for family and friends, but romantic for private getaways...cool summer nights warmed by a cozy fire... sweatshirt weather all summer long...like being at camp with all the comforts of home...beauty that awakens your spirit...starry nights beyond compare... and last but not least, Eagles Nest is our heaven on earth!”

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WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS The hyatt FAMILY Myrtle bEACH, SC Welcome Freddie and Lisa, and daughter Grace. . “We love coming to the mountains to our new home at Eagles Nest. We enjoy riding horses, which we do on every trip up to the mountain. We love skiing in the winter months and going on the back side of the mountain on the beautiful endless trails and 4wheeling. Grace and her friends love the animal habitat and the rope course. We feel we have a new family with all our new friends at Eagles Nest. We look forward to our future watching our daughter Grace and all her friends grow up and having fun at a beautiful place we are proud to call home.”

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WELCOME NEW HOMEOWNERS Rose Stein’s Mean Dominican Beans: Ingredients: 1 lb dried red beans 8 cup water 1 large red onion-chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 small green pepper 1 tsp oregano 1/2 TBSP fresh coriander 2 TBSP olive oil 1 cube chicken bouillon 1 tsp vinegar 2 TBSP tomato paste

The Stein FAMILY Burlington, NC We live in Burlington but our hearts (especially Rose’s) belong to the High Country. In our travels we have not been inspired nor awed by any place and its people more than this part of Western NC. Rose is ALWAYS devising reasons to pull the family back, if even for a couple of days. The Steins love the Biltmore and tried to imagine a “small cabin that George and Edith Vanderbilt would spend days in when they wanted to rough it” when they adorned their new home on Eagles Nest. “We are ecstatic to be able to share in the marvelous beauty that is found on EN and find something new to delight in with each trip.”

Directions: Soak the beans in enough water to cover the beans overnight. Drain the next morning. In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water and the beans to a boil. Reduce the temperature to medium, cover and simmer until tender. 1 or 2 more cups of water may be needed. This usually takes 1- 1 1/2 hours. In a separate skillet, saute the onion, garlic, green pepper,oregano,coriander,in the olive oil. Add the bouillon cube, vinegar, tomato paste and one cup of the bean’s liquid. Simmer for 5- 10 minutes.Add this mixture to the pot of beans. Mix well and cook uncovered over medium low heat for about 20 minutes. Serve hot on top of Nice Dominican Rice.

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memories from the 4th of july The best to date, the Banner Elk 4 th of July Parade was a fun-filled family affair with dozens of our families participating in it. The Eagles Nest fireworks display later that evening was the perfect ending to our 4 th Annual Mountaintop Celebration that included all day activities, a catered BBQ and a live concert.

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