The Secret Season is Upon Us

Our mountain air is turning crisp signaling that Fall is just around the corner, but September ushers in our secret season.  Why? Because the crowds haven’t arrived yet and our September visitors have our piece of heaven to themselves.  Check out these Top 10 Things to Enjoy During Our Secret Season.

1- The weather is perfect! Crisp mountain air but not too cold and crystal blue skies.  The days are still warm but the nights are a little cool, perfect for a mountain firepit complete with s’mores.

2- Early mountain apples.  Check out our local apple orchards for September’s early apples. You’ll find Golden Delicious, Grimes Golden, Stayman Winesap, Magnum Bonum, Rome Beauty and Virginia all coming in September. From sweet to tart, you will want to definitely take a basket of these home.

3-Great deals on lodging.  Between Labor and the Fall Leaflooker Season, you can find great discounts on lodging.  From hotels to mountain cabins and also campsites check out our local accommodations for some special deals.

4-Labor Day weekend is filled with special artists showings.  The calendar is packed with exhibits, special events and happenings in the arts community. Come enjoy a weekend touring the studios, galleries and exhibits.

5-Enjoy all of the gem mining without the crowds!  Check out each of the different gem mining options where you can pan for your birthstone, go in a real mine, take a mine tour, visit a museum and shop for beautiful jewelry.

6- The list doesn’t stop at just five things…check out our September Calendar of events for a packed itinerary of ideas for your visit during our Secret Season.