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Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of our main lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can take it easy, soaking up the mountain views while you sip, or work on refining your knife to transform its rugged, fresh-out-of-the-fire look to a smoother, cleaner finish. (We’ll provide the tools!) Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served beer. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide root beer or sparkling water. (If you are interested in reserving for someone under 13 years old, ask about our Blacksmithing Basics program). Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron crude knife form that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading... Read More
Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills

Ever wonder what to do if you’re lost in the wild? Join one of our experienced instructors for a fun and adventurous jaunt through the wilderness where you’ll learn to build a debris shelter, collect and treat water, build a fire, and discuss the essentials to make sure you’re prepared any time you are headed out on a hike in the woods. Cost: $20 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 5+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking, and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Register at... Read More
Blacksmithing Basics for Kids

Blacksmithing Basics for Kids

Our Blacksmithing & Brews experience has been so popular, we didn’t want to leave anyone out of the fun! Our seasoned educator Mo has been teaching hands-on living history at Earthshine for over sixteen years. Under his expert guidance, kids will all have the chance to stoke the coal fire, hammer glowing metal straight from forge, and learn all kinds of the stories behind the craft. Everyone will get to make their own hand-forged souvenir to take home. We’ll emphasize safety procedures throughout the entire program. Each participant will have their own set of safety equipment, including gloves and safety glasses. Cost: $35 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 6 and over; children must accompanied by an adult. Led by:... Read More
Blacksmithing & Brews

Blacksmithing & Brews

Experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable Blacksmithing & Brews workshop. No experience is necessary as our instructor will guide you every step of the way in this basics of blacksmithing program, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of our main lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can take it easy, soaking up the mountain views while you sip, or work on refining your knife to transform its rugged, fresh-out-of-the-fire look to a smoother, cleaner finish. (We’ll provide the tools!) Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served beer. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide root beer or sparkling water. (If you are interested in reserving for someone under 13 years old, ask about our Blacksmithing Basics program). Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron crude knife form that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading... Read More
Family Sip & Paint

Family Sip & Paint

Enjoy an afternoon of refreshments and art at the lodge! A glass of wine or a beer is included for parents and those under 21 can enjoy sweet tea, hot chocolate, juice, or sparkling water while working on a nature-themed painting under the instruction of our art teacher, M. Class led by: M Rathsack The registration fee is $35.00 and includes: All materials: 11×14 canvas, paint, brushes, water cups, paper towels One glass of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages (additional may be purchased). All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an... Read More