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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
Guided Nature Hike

Guided Nature Hike

Love learning cool stuff about nature? Join us for a hike on one of our private trails and learn about cool critters, flowers, trees and our amazing mountain ecology! Earthshine is located on 76 acres of mountaintop property and the hike takes place on Earthshine’s forest trails. You never know what you’ll find on these awesomely educational hikes! Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: about 2 hours Ages: All ages welcome Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and keep an eye on the weather for the day of you... Read More
Archery/ Tomahawk Throwing

Archery/ Tomahawk Throwing

Enjoy a short hike through the Earthshine Lodge 76-acre property and learn the basics of shooting and throwing. Our instructor(s) will show you the basics, give you some pointers, and maintain a safe archery and tomahawk throwing range. Equipment is provided. Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: About 2 hours Ages: Ages 5+ (Children must accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Earthshine staff Other Info: Be sure to wear clothes comfortable to hiking in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours, including the hike, gem mining, and spending time at the natural rock slide Ages: Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the creek! Register:... Read More