Blue Ridge Wine is Here!

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1st Blue Ridge out of the case    Just like the bottle says, “Make your escape to the fresh air of the Blue Ridge Mountains”.  Our Chef blended wine has arrived.  It’s a perfect reason to come to Olde Mill and escape the heat of the low lands.

     The response to Blue Ridge 2008 red wine has been overwhelming!  It is well balanced to pair with most any food you can imagine.  It also stands alone as a great deck drinking wine.  The blend of Tannat, Cab Franc, and Malbec produce a harmony of flavors from spice to fruit.  You will see why this areas wineries reputations continue to grow favorably.  This local blend represents the best juice this region has to offer.  We are very proud to present it to you while you enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountain lifestyle here at Olde Mill.

Chef Ed

Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Olde Mill

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View of Golf Shop from 9

 

Buffalo Mountain view

 

Abagail & Mocha inspecting the course

 

 

View of lake from Chef Ed's porch

     Living in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains is a true blessing.  I enjoy going four wheeling and taking a hike through rhododendron and mountain laurels these are just some of the activities here at Olde Mill.  Chef Ed’s pups, Mocha and Abagail, keep us company during the day riding around with myself and Bradley our Head Course Superintendent.  Life here is simple no traffic lights, horns or sirens or hour long commutes to dinner and a movie, you simply go about your life one day at a time.  This truly is Blue Ridge Mountain Living as it should be.

Bo Goins, PGA Head Golf Professional

Updated Work on Trails at Olde Mill

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Hicking Trail along side Little Reed

Trail work continues along Little Reed Creek. The trail works it’s way through the course, along the creek, through fields, and forest. Which allows a multitude of views available for the people that just want to get away from it all. Making Olde Mill a great destination for Blue Ridge Mountain Living at it’s finest.

 

New Trail at Olde Mill

 

Park Area Continued

 

Park Ground by Creek

 

Trail Alongside Litlle Reed

Where we stand on 18th Hole

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Fairway to Tee on 18

 

     Currently the 18th hole is nearing completion.  The Maples

     crew is shaping the fairway bunkers and leveling the right

     side of the fairway.  There are new sets of tee’s being added

     as well.  Making this hole a great finish to a round of golf

     in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

                                                                                                          Bo Goins

                                                                                                          PGA Head Golf Professional

Right Side of Fairway View on 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairway View on 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Tee View on 18

A Breath of fresh air.

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    One of the best parts of the mountain lifestyle at Olde Mill is the endless miles of winding country roads.  When I am not in the kitchen preparing for your next meal, I love to spend time out in the fresh air running up and down those country roads.  There is such a calming effect that comes over me when I get out there to begin a new journey through the roads that twist through farmland, horse pastures, and of course the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The fresh air is what fuels my runs and has a cleansing effect on my soul.  All the stress and worries of daily life seem to melt away with every deep breath of that unspoiled stuff.  It carries all the scents of the local blooms, which are ever changing.  I have discovered many wildflowers and blooming trees along these barely traveled roads while happily trotting along.  It is also a great treat for me when I come up to the crest of a rolling hill and find that cool breeze waiting for me at the top. It rewards and encourages me to continue on for another mile.  Here in Southwest Virginia I have found myself running further and faster than at anytime in my life.  The terrain and altitude have strengthened my lungs and increased my endurance to allow me to excel at new personal bests when I venture down the mountain to other towns for organized races.  I posted the best time of my life for a 5k in Galax this past fall and I attribute that to the training I do here around Olde Mill. 

      I am very excited about our nature trails being cleared now alongside the Little Reed Island River which winds through our resort property.  It has a layer of mulch that softens the shock on your knees and ankles for those who may be less likely to run on pavement or asphalt.  The trails will be growing to several miles in length.  They will also provide our guests and homeowners with a refuge like no other in our area.  There will be plenty of places to stop, rest, and enjoy the sounds of the trickling water. 

      For those runners who are competitive or just casual that want to help with a fundraising event, we will be organizing a race here at Olde Mill over the next few months.  It will be an opportunity to help raise money for worthy causes while we take an afternoon to enjoy some of this fresh mountain air and gather for some food and music after the race is complete.  Our hopes are to make this an annual event.  Details will be forthcoming!  Meanwhile, I have listed a few of the local races going on in the next few months.  Come stay with us to run a local race, and enjoy the relaxing calm that you can only get from mountain living at Olde Mill!

 

Chef Ed                    

Chef Ed

 

 

 

 

 

                  

Local Event Listings

 

Hope for Honduras

Pinnacle, NC Sat 06/05/2010 5 K

 

Race For The Land

Stanley, NC Sat 06/05/2010 Half Marathon, 8 K

 

Charity Chase Half Marathon

Hickory, NC Sat 06/05/2010 Half Marathon

 

Trail Nut 10K & Half Marathon

Bedford, VA Sat 06/05/2010 Half Marathon, 10 K

 

3 Mountain Madness

Pilot Mountain, NC Sat 06/05/2010 Varies

 

Hickory Jaycees Charity Chase Half Marathon

Hickory, NC Sat 06/05/2010 Half Marathon

 

Walk Don’t Work

Boone, NC Tue 06/08/2010 5 K

 

The China Grove Main Street Challenge 5K

China Grove, NC Fri 06/11/2010 5 K, 0.5 Mi

 

The Varmint 1/2 Marathon & 5K Run

Burkes Garden, VA Sat 06/12/2010 Half Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 K

 

EDUC8-K

Lynchburg, VA Sat 06/12/2010 5 Mi, 1 K

 

3rd Annual Beech Mountain A Cool 5 Race Weekend – 5M Race & 1.5M Fun Run/Walk

Beech Mountain, NC Sat 06/12/2010 5 Mi, 1 Mi

 

Dixie Diva Tri

Gibsonville, NC Sun 06/13/2010 Sprint

 

Bottom Dollar Food Miles of Mooresville

Mooresville, NC Fri 06/18/2010 1 Mi, 2 Mi, 5 K

 

Tour de Kale

Denton, NC Fri 06/18/2010

Sat 06/19/2010 75 miles, 62 Miles, 36 Miles, 10 Miles

 

Presbyterian Homes 5K & Youth Run

Lynchburg, VA Sat 06/19/2010 5 K, 1 K

 

Clemmons Rotary 5K

Clemmons, NC Sat 06/19/2010 5 K

 

9th Annual “Run for Justice”

Danville, VA Sat 06/19/2010 5 K, 10 K, 2 K

 

4th Annual Saddles and Spokes Ride

Winston-Salem, NC Sat 06/26/2010 100 K, 50 K

 

The West End Center “Race for the Kids”

Roanoke, VA Sat 07/03/2010 5 K, 1 Mi

 

Firecracker 5K, 10K & 1M Family Fun Run

Lenoir, NC Sat 07/03/2010 Varies

 

Alleghany Gran Fondo

Covington, VA Sat 07/10/2010 100 miles, 62 miles, 35 miles

 

Grandfather Mountain Marathon

Boone, NC Sat 07/10/2010 Marathon

 

Bottom Dollar Food Miles of Mooresville

Mooresville, NC Fri 07/16/2010 1 Mi, 2 Mi, 5 K

 

Beat the Heat 5K

Winston-Salem, NC Sat 07/17/2010 5 K, 1 Mi

 

2nd Annual Run For Life 5K

West Jefferson, NC Sat 07/17/2010 5 K, 1 Mi

 

Athletic Quilt Street Light 5K

Morganton, NC Sat 07/17/2010 5 K

 

XTERRA Beech Mountain Trail Run

Beech Mountain, NC Sun 07/18/2010 Varies

 

Bottom Dollar Food Miles of Mooresville

Mooresville, NC Fri 08/13/2010 1 Mi, 2 Mi, 5 K

 

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia

Salem, VA Sat 08/14/2010 5 K, 10 K, 3 Mi

 

Lynchburg Half Marathon & 5K

Lynchburg, VA Sat 08/14/2010 Half Marathon, 5 K

Continuing work on the 18th Hole.

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New construction on the 18th
More new construction on the 18th
Views from the 18th hole up to the condo's
        On going renovations at the 18th hole continue through mid June.  Maples crew have been hard at work moving tons (literally) of dirt to re-slope the 18th fairway.

     Also pictured in the background is the existing condos and the new Overlook condos being built.   The 18th was a par 5 before the renovations began, with the changes it will play as a par 4. Making the 18th a more challenging finish to the round.  Blue Ridge Mountain Golf at its finest.
Bo Goins PGA
Head Golf Professional