Farm News

Dear Friends and Family,

The old saying “time flies” has never been truer than for 2013.  It seems as though it were yesterday that we were packing away the decorations.  How exciting that our favorite time of year is upon us again.  We have been working hard and eagerly anticipate your visit to the Farm to select your perfect Fraser Fir Christmas tree. Opening Day is Friday, November 15th and we will be open daily from 9am-5pm through December 22nd.  Our hospitality tent is heated and stocked with refreshments for your enjoyment.  Hot apple cider, hot chocolate, Boyd Mountain Blend roasted coffee, spring water and holiday cookies will be waiting for you.  There are also gift items available in the tent including sweatshirts, t-shirts and ball caps for children and adults, toboggans, tree skirts, wreath hangers, homemade Cold Mountain Toffee and our popular watering spouts that allow you to keep your tree fresh with ease and no mess. Our favorite stocking stuffers are the memorable Christmas tree ornaments, coffee mugs and embossed stainless steel water bottles.

Dan, Bryce and David Boyd

In the News…

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins and Christmas Tree Farm was honored to be recognized in the  Southern Living Best Weekend Getaways magazine as one of North Carolina’s best farms stays and family vacation spots.  Information about our cabins can be found on our website and brochures and rate cards are available in the hospitality tent.

My parents, Dan and Betsy Boyd also had the opportunity to be interviewed and appear on Dr. William Friday’s NC People, which aired on UNC-TV. Much of the interview was dedicated to growing Christmas trees and operating a Choose and Cut Farm.Additionally, we have been featured in Smoky Mountain Living, Blue Ridge Country, Travel and Leisure, Our State and Southern Living. We are thankful for the opportunities we have had to share our Farm through these wonderful media outlets.

Santa  Visits the Farm

Santa Claus

Once again, we’re expecting a very special guest at Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm.  Santa Claus will be joining us from the North Pole so all you children and children at heart can share your wishes with him and let him know how good you’ve been this year.  This will be a fabulous photo opportunity so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Santa will be at the Farm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 29th through December 1st and Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th. Hours will be 10am-5pm on Friday/Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sunday.  So, remember to plan some additional time to visit with Santa when you come to choose your perfect Christmas tree.

Fresh WreathsFresh wreaths are being made daily at the Farm in a variety of sizes.  Special orders can be requested with a few day’s notice.  The wreaths are made by hand with fresh Fraser Fir branches on rings from 6 inches to 36 inches.  Also being created by employees of the Farm are mailbox wreaths, swags, centerpieces, roping and garland.  These items add wonderful charm and scent to any home during the Holidays and are also very thoughtful gift items that can be delivered early and don’t require wrapping!  That is a bonus in my book.  We will be making the wreaths throughout the season to provide you with the freshest product possible.  Shipping boxes are available specifically designed to mail a wreath to that special someone.  Also new this year are beautiful plaid bows in addition to the traditional, waterproof, red velvet.

The Amazing Answer Stand

The Answer Stand

Many of our repeat customers use The Answer Stand tree stand and others come specifically to purchase one.  The Answer Stand is the easiest, safest and quickest way to put up your tree.  Our special tapered drilling equipment creates a hole in the base your tree that is compatible with the metal spike on the Answer Stand.  The tree can be placed on the stand in a minute by anyone and remains nice and straight throughout the Christmas season.  The bowl on the stand holds one gallon of water to help you keep your perfect tree fresh.  The Medium stand is recommended for 5′-7′ trees, Large for 7′-9′ trees and the Super stand can accommodate up to a 12′ tree.  All the stands feature removable rebar legs for simple storage.  Ask any Farm employee for a demonstration of this great stand and remember to be certain to have your tree drilled if you already use The Answer Stand.

 

Things to Remember

  • Our Farm is conveniently located within minutes of major highways including Interstate 40.  There is paved access to our parking area.
  • Parking attendants will be on duty to assist you and guide you to the tent and field areas.
  • Parking for persons with disabilities and assistance to the Christmas tree fields is available.
  • Restrooms for our guests are located in the parking area.
  • We are animal lovers and many of you know our Jack Russell terrier, Dixie.  However, to ensure the safety and pleasure of all of our guests, pets will need to remain with your vehicle in the parking area.
  • The trees that are available for sale this season will have a price tag on them.  Those that are not priced are being reserved for another year.
  • We accept cash or personal check with identification. Thanks to wonderful technology,  we are now also able to accept MasterCard and Visa.
  • SANTA IS COMING… November 29-30 and December 1 and December 7-8.  Don’t forget your camera.
  • We are so excited that we will be visiting with you soon and are eager to make your excursion to select the perfect Christmas tree the best one ever!

Calendar of Events:

Boyd Mountain Christmas Trees
November 15 – December 22  9am – 5pmPremium Choose and Cut Christmas Trees! An amazing experience choosing the “Perfect Tree”.

Santa Hours: Fri. Nov. 29, Sat. Nov. 30, Sun. Dec. 1, Sat. Dec. 7 Sun. Dec.8

Holiday Open House
November 24 Time: Noon – 4:00pm
Location: Main Street, Downtown Waynesville

Admission: FREE

Spend the afternoon enjoying the sights, scents, and sounds of the holiday season as downtown merchants kick off the season in their festively decorated shops and galleries. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments. Visit with Santa as he strolls around downtown.

828-456-3517  www.downtownwaynesville.com

Appalachian Christmas

November 30 Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: HART Main Stage Theater – Waynesville (250 Pigeon Street, Waynesville NC 28786)
Admission: $15 adults, $5 children 5-15, free under 5

Initiate the Holidays with an Appalachian Christmas musical event that evokes nostalgic recollections of holiday celebrations evident in early settlements in the Appalachian Mountains. This program of traditional regional melodies is an enjoyable way to set the tone for the holiday season.

828-452-1551  www.sheltonhouse.org

Canton Christmas Parade

December 5  6:00pm
Downtown Canton

Maggie Valley Christmas Parade

December 7  6:00pm
Ghost Town to MV Festival Grounds

Old Fines Creek Dance & Music
December 7  7:00pm

Live music and food! Family friendly event. Adults $7.00.

Waynesville Christmas Parade

December 9  Time: 6:00pm

Location: Main Street, Downtown Waynesville Enjoy this annual community event as numerous illuminated entries parade down Main Street celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Santa Claus makes a special appearance as the guest of honor! Sponsored by the Town of Waynesville & the Waynesville Kiwanis Club, and organized by the Downtown Waynesville Association.

828-456-3517 www.downtownwaynesville.com

Annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration

December 12  7:30pm
Friday evening, the Lake Junaluska Singers will delight with classic Christmas carols. On Saturday, enjoy our traditional Craft Fair, followed by a special Christmas performance by The Cockman Family. Saturday evening, the festivities will conclude with an awe-inspiring performance of Handel’s Messiah. www.lakejunaluska.com/christmas

A Night Before Christmas

December 14 Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Main Street, Downtown Waynesville

Admission: FREE

An annual holiday tradition downtown on the second Saturday evening of December. Amidst the backdrop of hundreds of luminaries lining the sidewalks, you will enjoy carolers, live music, visits with Santa, storytelling, and old fashioned wagon rides. Stroll through Bethlehem as First Baptist Church re-creates a live nativity and bustling first century marketplace.

828-456-3517  www.downtownwaynesville.com

 

We hope that you have enjoyed our Annual  Newsletter and can’t wait for your arrival to the Farm.  We love to hear your stories of holiday tales and traditions and how your annual visit to Boyd Mountain to choose the perfect Fraser Fir Christmas Tree has become one of them.   We look forward to your memory making visit.

Sincerely,
David Boyd
Boyd Mountain Tree Farm

Cold Mountain ToffeeScotty Ellis with frame

Hi.  It’s Scotty Medford Ellis.  All of us at Cold Mountain Toffee have been hard at work making lots of our delicious treats and this means samples for you!  This season, in addition to the seven original varieties of toffee- Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Cafe Mocha, Creme de Menthe, Peanut Butter and Butterscotch, we’ve added White Chocolate with Crushed Peppermint and Dark Chocolate with Crushed Peppermint for the Holiday Season.   The toffee is available at Boyd Mountain Tree Farm in 1/2 lb. bags and 1 lb. bags and  online  atwww.coldmountaintoffee.com. Be certain to try this addictive treat during your visit to the farm.  Cold Mountain Toffee makes a thoughtful and delicious gift for any occasion.I look forward to your visit!

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