Yes, it’s true. The 55 year-old retro palace has been renovated, updated, gyrated and this owner is motivated and dedicated to making this little ole’ motor lodge boutique a thing of wonder. (What the heck was she thinking when she put all those flamingoes in the front lawn??!)
On April 9th at 4:30pm, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the front lawn (with the mingo herd as witness) followed by a Chamber Of Commerce party from 5:30-7pm (6pm surprise) where much silliness will prevail. Other local retro businesses will be on hand to add to the festivities; real bowling (Rockin’ Bowl), great food and an ice-cream float making counter and photo ops with the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Jimmy Dean (Rocky’s). Cameron Austin and his band will don their Blues Brothers attire and entertain while the wine & beer sipping crowd is surrounded by antique 50′s cars (Jerry Arnold & friends) and, of course, we’ll have some renovated guest rooms open for your viewing pleasure.
The public is invited for quick tours from 4:30-5:15pm.
I’d like to offer a huge thanks to my tremendously talented event planner and good friend Leigh Trapp and to business maven and friend Dee Dee Perkins for co-hosting this event and providing all the wonderful edibles. I could not have done this without you both.
Media contact – Lori Roberts 504-905-6683
Yes, it’s true. This hot new toy is being presold for only $69.99 for delivery starting July 2013. What is it? A revolutionary sophisticated gadget called Automatic Link that marries your smartphone (Droid/IPhone) to your car’s data port! The device talks to your car’s onboard computer and uses your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car’s capabilities. Automatic works with just about any gasoline engine car sold in the United States since 1996. Read more below……………
It’s got the “OMG!-I’ve-wrecked-who’s-gonna-call-the-ambulance-and-my-momma?” wow factor
The Automatic Link has a built-in accelerometer than can detect crashes. It uses your phone’s data connection to report your crash to 911 with your name, location and vehicle description. Then, wait for it…….once help responds, this crazy thing can send a text message to your kin to let them know what happened, where you are and that help is a-comin’. (I’m betting in a year, this thing will also be able to order you a pizza while you wait for the body wagon!)
What else do it do that like you will?
Well, for one thing, it will tell you where you parked your TransCamero when you come out of the mall so you don’t look pathetic wandering around with your car clicker!
Also, Automatic learns about your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas, like: rough braking, speeding and rapid acceleration. (I’m hoping it says something that will really break through the clutter of computer-voiced-over devices with something like “Yo, Idiot! Stop riding the brake with your left foot! We know that God gave you two feet but he meant for you to use one for the gas pedal and the other one to use to kick yourself upside the head for driving like a #!!#$@%!)
It will also tell you when something is amiss under the hood and stuff. I’m imagining a message like “There is the very slighest of leaks in your brake fluid but don’t panic. There is a long narrow field at the bottom of the hill you are currently approaching Mach1 on so you should be able to stop before you fly over the cliff beyond the field if you don’t catch a tail wind.”
After this, I know you want one for when you next travel to Brevard to stay at The Sunset Motel so click here Automatic Link and arrive at our front door in one piece.
Disclaimer – some of the facts were taken directly off of the Automatic Link site. The conjecture and projections and dreams for the product are solely the product of my own warped mind.
Happy Retro Travel,
No, this isn’t the Bella and Edward fan club annual fete. We’re talking good old fashioned holiday fun! This year’s Twilight Tour is scheduled December 1, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come spend the day in the heart of beautiful downtown Brevard, NC and stay through twilight to enjoy the strolling carolers and horse drawn sleighs. Luminaries will light your way as you take the opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping. Snuggle up and enjoy.
Explore the Community and Merchant Open House and don’t miss the Christmas Parade! Entertainment all evening and children’s activities. Santa will make his special appearance too. It’s Christmas the old-fashioned (and retro we might add) mountain way!
This year’s Swank 65 Mountain Bike Race, sponsored by Sycamore Cycles, will take place Sunday, November 11. Not for the faint of heart, Swank is mountain biking at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air.
The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest. Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.
As always, the Sunset Motel is the premier lodging destination for riders and features a convenient bike wash for guests.
After a day of hiking the trails and enjoying the beauty of the fall foliage, what could be better than a massage to relax those tired muscles? The Sunset Motel and La Petite Spa have partnered to offer Sunset guests relaxing, indulgent massage treatments at special discounted rates.
La Petite Spa offers only the finest products and treatments by a highly trained and thoughtful staff. Sunset guests will receive ten dollars off the normal rate for a one hour massage, or twenty dollars off the normal rate for a one hour couples massage.
To take advantage of this special offer, please call the motel to make a reservation and schedule a massage! 828-884-9106
Cycle North Carolina’s “Mountains to Coast” bicycle event starts Sunday, September 30. The 14th annual recreational bicycle tour will begin at Brevard College and end at Carolina Beach. Additional overnight stops include: Lake Lure, Shelby, Matthews, Rockingham, Lumberton and White Lake. With many other charming communities and tourist stops along North Carolina’s back roads, this event promises to be the highlight of the year for bicycle enthusiasts throughout the country.
Win a 2-night stay for 2 people at the fabulously nostalgic Sunset Motel in Brevard, NC! Each unique room is newly “retrovated”, cheerfully decorated, greatly enervated and oh-so-inundated with modern amenities – namely; wi-fi, flat screen TV’s, HBO, indoor plumbing, small useless appliances and more!
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Brevard is a fabulous getaway destination. Known as the Land of Waterfalls, Brevard is centrally located between Pisgah and Dupont Forests. Our area boasts numerous adventures to delight everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast: mountain biking,kayaking/rafting, rock climbing, hiking, tubing, canyoneering and more! For those of you who just want to relax, consider a waterfall tour or join a Hunger Games Fan Tour in Dupont Forest or just sit your behind on the porch outside your room and watch everyone else!
As a sponsor of Stage 2 of the annual Pisgah Stage Race Sept 17-22, 2012, owner Lori gets to wave the starting flag Wednesday (she had to pay Todd off big-time to land this kind of gig.) On the Carl Schenck Loop, be prepared for 32 miles with 4,500 + ft of elevation gain which includes the famed Farlow Gap. (Yeah, we got enough band-aids for everybody.)
Local competitor & owner of Sycamore Cycles, Wes Dickson said, “You really can’t get ready for this race. You just have to go for it. It’s not a cake walk by any stretch, but it is something that most people could be able to do if they are seasoned trail riders.” (from pisgahareasorba.org)
The Pisgah Stage Race is a 5-stage mountain bike event for elite athletes and dirt cycling enthusiasts that has a $3,500 cash purse put on by Blue Ridge Adventures in Brevard NC. You know how your grandfather told you he walked to school in the snow – 10 miles uphill both ways with no shoes on blah blah blah? Well, now you can one-up gramps -
5 Days, 195 Miles, 28,000+ ft of Elevation Gain
Take that Grandpa!
If you haven’t signed up, do it now at blueridgeadventures.net. If you haven’t booked your front-row-for-the-show room at The Sunset Motel, you are going to be sorry. Call 828-884-9104 or email, Lori, at email@example.com . See you there!
The Sunset Motel in beautiful Brevard, NC is as proud as a two-headed rooster to be a participating sponsor for the 2012 Pisgah Stage Race, a five-stage mountain bike event for elite athletes and dirt cycling enthusiasts put on by Blue Ridge Adventures!
Registration and the kick-off party are September 17. The race starts with Stage 1 on September 18, and finishes with Stage 5 on September 22 (that is if you’ve got what it takes to make it that far.) The Sunset Motel is offering specially-priced packages for anyone associated with the Pisgah Stage Race. Please call us for information (828) 884-9106. If outside of the U.S. email Lori Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After each day of racing, highlights will be shown on a big outdoor projector (popcorn anyone?) on the back lawn of The Sunset along with games, beer, refreshments, beer, crass jokes, beer and bawdy conversation with beer. It’s BYOBC (Bring your own bean bag chair) Tue-Fri nights.
At the Sunset Motel we are so not afraid of grungy mud-caked bikes. After a hard days ride, give your vehicle a wash at our handy bike wash station complete with brushes, rags and cheap dishwashing liquid! Since all rooms are on the ground level you have the added convenience of bringing your bike into your room (as long as you agree to park it on one of our pretty blue tarps) and you can walk straight into the back yard for the race’s evening highlights show.(Who’s got the disco ball?)