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Earthshine Mountain Lodge

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The exterior of Earthshine Mountain Lodge in North Carolina

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Earthshine Mountain Lodge
www.earthshinediscovery.com

Earthshine Mountain Lodge offers rock-climbing classes for kids

All-inclusive Earthshine Mountain Lodge introduces kids and parents to an eclectic range of experiences. On Pioneer Mornings, you can apprentice in a blacksmith shop, press apple cider and make candles. And on Cherokee Mornings, you can learn the traditional ways of the Cherokee tribe, with activities that include bead making and throwing tomahawks. Educational opportunities include the Destination 1840 immersion in living history, and the Earth Explorers program, where folktales are woven into reality as kids discover their natural surroundings. Because the resort believes that family vacations are about more than just dropping your children off at the "kids' club" and then heading to the spa and golf course, activities here are made for the entire family — creek hikes, turtle tracking and zip-lining are just the beginning. Storybook-worthy rooms are available in the hand-built cedar lodge, while the Sunrise Cottage offers a selection of larger family suites.

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