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Live Auction Items

Charles Kuralt’s Hideaway 2-night

Charles Kuralt’s Hideaway 2-night

Here is a priceless experience unavailable to the public! Anvil Rock Cottage is a rustic cabin on Grandfather Mountain. Here is your chance to have the cabin for a two-night stay and the mountain to yourselves. The cabin is one room plus a bathroom with two twin beds, fireplace, kitchenette & dining table. Includes passes to Grandfather Mountain, and a personal, guided tour of the six native wildlife habitats. Subject to availability. Donated by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

Booze Wagon

Booze Wagon

Does the idea of an old-timey Radio Flyer get you strolling down memory lane? This awesome wagon comes with custom sides from our very own Rick Merrill. It also happens to have a few extra treats inside, including Makers Mark, Svedka, Tito’s, Jamison, Tanquerey, Hendricks, Dewar’s, Captain Morgan, Courvoisier, Margarita Mix, Raspberry Wine, Glenmorangie, Patron, Baileys, Hennessey, Kraken, Midnight Moon Moonshine, Jack Daniels, Suntory, Espolon, and Chambord. Starting Bid: $300

Snowbird Mountain Lodge 2-night Stay

Snowbird Mountain Lodge 2-night Stay

Enjoy a two-night stay at this charming lodge located on a secluded mountaintop overlooking Lake Santeetlah in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Breakfast, a picnic lunch and a four-course gourmet dinner for two included. Enjoy limitless opportunities for relaxation and nature, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, birding, boating and more! Use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, mountain bikes and fly rods included. Expires 8/31/21 (excludes October, holidays). Starting bid: $400

Special Trip to Bearwallow Mountain

Special Trip to Bearwallow Mountain

Are your hiking days over? You can see the stunning views from Bearwallow Mountain without the hike! Development Staff will arrange special access for up to eight people to the top of the mountain and will chauffeur you in one of Conserving Carolina’s vehicles. Your choice of beverages will be provided and you are invited to pack a picnic to enjoy. Join us on the mountain! Starting bid: $300

Eagle Rock & Grey Rock Experience

Eagle Rock & Grey Rock Experience

Experience the majestic view from Weed Patch Mountain Trail’s two scenic gems: Eagle Rock and Grey Rock, without the exhausting 20 mile roundtrip hike! Join Conserving Carolina’s Peter Barr for a short hike and 4WD adventure as he guides you and up to a party of eight people to these otherwise difficult to reach and rarely-seen stunning spots of beauty in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Only a mile of hiking required. Must schedule before May 2020, weekdays preferred. Starting bid: $400

Gourmet French Dinner for Six

Gourmet French Dinner for Six

Enjoy an exquisite four-course French meal for your and five friends, prepared by personal chef Kathryn Magee at her table in Arden, NC. Guests will be welcomed with aperitif and amuse bouche that tease the palate. At dinner, each of the four courses will be carefully paired with wine and made with the finest ingredients and culinary traditions of French cuisine. The date and menu (adjusted for food sensitivities) will be agreed to at least one month prior to the event. Starting bid: $300

Backcountry Lodge British Columbia

Backcountry Lodge British Columbia

The ultimate getaway for two! Enjoy wildlife, alpine meadows, backcountry hiking or skiing and nature at its finest. This experience includes 4 nights at remote Purcell Mountain Lodge, plus 1 night stay in hotel accommodations near Golden, British Columbia. Round trip helicopter transportation from Golden to the lodge is included. All meals included. Reservations booked through Winspire Concierge Service. Blackout dates apply. Details and limitations, at link below. Starting bid: $2,800

Gourmet Dinner by Chef David Slater

Gourmet Dinner by Chef David Slater

Enjoy a scrumptious gourmet seated dinner for eight to ten people OR a station inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres reception/dinner for sixteen to twenty people prepared by CIA culinary trained Chef David Slater! Chef Slater will prepare your event at your home within a 50-mile radius of Hendersonville. The menu will be collaborated between Chef Slater and the winner of this item. Must be used by 12/30/20. Some blackout dates will apply. Perfect for celebrating a special event! Starting bid: $800

Luxury Farmhouse in Napa Vineyards

Luxury Farmhouse in Napa Vineyards

Enjoy a 3 night stay for 2 at The Setting Inn, surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy a private tasting of The Setting Wines, a tour and tasting at Schramsberg Winery Cave, a $150 gift card to use towards classes, dining and retail at the Culinary Institute of America, and six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service! Some blackout dates and exclusions apply. Reservations will be booked through Winspire Concierge Service. For details, and limits, see link. Starting bid: $2,600

Guided 4-WD Tour of Jocassee Gorges

Guided 4-WD Tour of Jocassee Gorges

Enjoy a day for 4 on a driving tour on the back roads of southwestern Transylvania County! Embark from Gorges State Park in a Conserving Carolina 4-WD vehicle and head into the Jocassee Gorges, head to the Toxaway Gamelands, stop at the wild & scenic Horsepasture River for some fly fishing, picnicking, photography or swimming. Your guide, Torry Nergart, will interpret the ecology and natural history of the area. Consult with Torry to plan activities. Schedule before 9/21/20. Starting bid $400

Silent Auction Items

Jewelry Box by Larry Pellegrini

Jewelry Box by Larry Pellegrini

Metro Wines Wine Tasting for Eight

Metro Wines Wine Tasting for Eight

Sunset Tour of Lake Lure for Six

Sunset Tour of Lake Lure for Six

Flat Rock Basket

Flat Rock Basket

Landrover Driving Experience for 3

Landrover Driving Experience for 3

Gatlinburg Vacation

Gatlinburg Vacation

A Day Full of Adventure in the HNG

A Day Full of Adventure in the HNG

Pampered in Tryon Package

Pampered in Tryon Package

Ignite Jewelry Pendant and Earrings

Ignite Jewelry Pendant and Earrings

Craggy Pinnacle at Sunset Print

Craggy Pinnacle at Sunset Print

Year Long Chimney Rock Adventure

Year Long Chimney Rock Adventure

Brevard Music, Chocolate, and Brews

Brevard Music, Chocolate, and Brews

Family Fun in Chattanooga

Family Fun in Chattanooga

Party of 4 & 5 Painting Set

Party of 4 & 5 Painting Set

3 Oak Handcrafted Sculpture

3 Oak Handcrafted Sculpture

Stone Necklace from Be Boutique

Stone Necklace from Be Boutique

Collector Case by Larry Pellegrini

Collector Case by Larry Pellegrini

Treetop & Ziplining Adventures

Treetop & Ziplining Adventures

Kid’s Tractor & CC Shirt

Kid’s Tractor & CC Shirt

Tryon Arts and Craft School Workshop

Tryon Arts and Craft School Workshop

Tryon Country Club Golf for Four

Tryon Country Club Golf for Four

Sarah Wells Rolland Pottery Platter

Sarah Wells Rolland Pottery Platter

Dinner and a Show in Asheville

Dinner and a Show in Asheville

Sunrift Adventures Hiking Package

Sunrift Adventures Hiking Package

Golden Glory Photograph

Golden Glory Photograph

Cradle of Forestry Photography

Cradle of Forestry Photography

Chimney Rock Overnight Adventure

Chimney Rock Overnight Adventure

Silk Scarf by Barbara Zaretsky

Silk Scarf by Barbara Zaretsky

A Taste of Brevard Basket

A Taste of Brevard Basket

Strider Bike & CC Shirt

Strider Bike & CC Shirt

Tennis Racket Stringing and Service

Tennis Racket Stringing and Service

Golf & Brunch in Lake Lure for Four

Golf & Brunch in Lake Lure for Four

Falls, Food, and Fun Package

Falls, Food, and Fun Package

Serving Board by Andy Cooper

Serving Board by Andy Cooper

Learn to Bird at Your Home

Learn to Bird at Your Home

Ziplining and Dinner in Saluda

Ziplining and Dinner in Saluda

Dog Boarding and Pampering, Columbus

Dog Boarding and Pampering, Columbus

Tent & D.D. Bullwinkels Swag

Tent & D.D. Bullwinkels Swag

Pearsons Falls Tour & Azalea Bistro

Pearsons Falls Tour & Azalea Bistro

Kate Thayer Painting

Kate Thayer Painting

Green River Preserve Fly Fishing

Green River Preserve Fly Fishing

Salt Lamp & Mining Family Pack

Salt Lamp & Mining Family Pack

Foraging & Spices

Foraging & Spices

Funky Flowers by Pat Ferullo

Funky Flowers by Pat Ferullo

Julia Fosson Prints – Pick Four

Julia Fosson Prints – Pick Four

Orchard Inn Spa Package

Orchard Inn Spa Package

Private Yoga and Self-Care Basket

Private Yoga and Self-Care Basket

Hendersonville Symphony

Hendersonville Symphony

Kilim Rug

Kilim Rug

Wooden Shelf by Ken Shelton

Wooden Shelf by Ken Shelton

Small and Medium Wooden Bowl Set

Small and Medium Wooden Bowl Set

Climb Upstate Experience for Four

Climb Upstate Experience for Four

Spend a Weekend in Tryon

Spend a Weekend in Tryon

A Season of Music and Huckleberry’s

A Season of Music and Huckleberry’s

Yoga and Massage Package

Yoga and Massage Package

Falls, Wine, and an Overnight in Tryon

Falls, Wine, and an Overnight in Tryon

Tryon Peake by Grace Seidman

Tryon Peake by Grace Seidman

Photo of Cothran’s Field By Don West

Photo of Cothran’s Field By Don West

Piano Artistry by Dean Trakas

Piano Artistry by Dean Trakas

Hoops by JL Merrill Metalworks

Hoops by JL Merrill Metalworks

Yellow Dahlia by Werner Bonitz

Yellow Dahlia by Werner Bonitz

Omni Grove Park Inn Golf

Omni Grove Park Inn Golf

A.T. Delight by Kate Pittman

A.T. Delight by Kate Pittman

Backpacking Tent Package

Backpacking Tent Package

Osborne Painting Framed by Amy Wald

Osborne Painting Framed by Amy Wald

Asheville BREW-ed Tour and Pizza

Asheville BREW-ed Tour and Pizza

Om Link Necklace by Jimmi Buell

Om Link Necklace by Jimmi Buell

Painting by Dale McEntire

Painting by Dale McEntire

Nature Prints by Leslie Rowland

Nature Prints by Leslie Rowland

Educational Hike with Kevin Caldwell

Educational Hike with Kevin Caldwell

Mast Gear & CC Walking Stick

Mast Gear & CC Walking Stick

Kirkjufellfoss by Daniel Wood

Kirkjufellfoss by Daniel Wood

Kingfisher Watching by Julie Willan

Kingfisher Watching by Julie Willan

Jewelry Set by Jerry McAninch

Jewelry Set by Jerry McAninch

Large Cherry Bowl by Peter Mockridge

Large Cherry Bowl by Peter Mockridge

Two Day Passes to US National Whitew

Two Day Passes to US National Whitew

Guided Outing with a Naturalist

Guided Outing with a Naturalist

Wall Art by Ken and Sammye Whitney

Wall Art by Ken and Sammye Whitney

Carved Stoneware Platter by Robin Ki

Carved Stoneware Platter by Robin Ki

Personal Dog Boarding & Gift Basket

Personal Dog Boarding & Gift Basket

Don Harris Woodcarving and Book

Don Harris Woodcarving and Book

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Blue Vase by Janet Leazenby

Blue Vase by Janet Leazenby

Muse Print by Lynda Evans

Muse Print by Lynda Evans

Cherry Bowl by Peter Mockridge

Cherry Bowl by Peter Mockridge

Onyx and Silver Pendant and Earrings

Onyx and Silver Pendant and Earrings

Labradorite Necklace and Earring Set

Labradorite Necklace and Earring Set

Tyson Graham Earthenware Platter

Tyson Graham Earthenware Platter

Handwoven Scarf of Your Choice

Handwoven Scarf of Your Choice

Guided Mountain Biking Experience

Guided Mountain Biking Experience

Landscape Consultation

Landscape Consultation

Rick Merrill Large Wooden Bowl

Rick Merrill Large Wooden Bowl

Roseville Pottery Vases

Roseville Pottery Vases

Wood Fired Homemade Pizza for 6

Wood Fired Homemade Pizza for 6

Doug Dacey Serving Bowl

Doug Dacey Serving Bowl

Hand Painted Scarf

Hand Painted Scarf

Site Consultation and Book

Site Consultation and Book

Melinda Holland Necklace

Melinda Holland Necklace

Private Group Yoga on Bearwallow

Private Group Yoga on Bearwallow

Stoneware Canisters by Ann Gleason

Stoneware Canisters by Ann Gleason

Parrot Tulip by Peyton Carmichael

Parrot Tulip by Peyton Carmichael

NOC Rafting Experience

NOC Rafting Experience

Purple Tulip with Raindrops Painting

Purple Tulip with Raindrops Painting

Eggplant and Broccoli Painting

Eggplant and Broccoli Painting

White Bearded Iris Painting

White Bearded Iris Painting

Platter by Stewart Glassman

Platter by Stewart Glassman

Miniature Appalachian Backpack

Miniature Appalachian Backpack

Native Plant Gardening Consultation

Native Plant Gardening Consultation

Hunter Marks Landscaping Services

Hunter Marks Landscaping Services

Guided Bird Outing with Pam Torlina

Guided Bird Outing with Pam Torlina

Simply Noelle Handbag

Simply Noelle Handbag

The Shady Cottage, Aiken SC AirBnb

The Shady Cottage, Aiken SC AirBnb

Treat Yourself in Flat Rock!

Treat Yourself in Flat Rock!

Architectural Consult by Dean Trakas

Architectural Consult by Dean Trakas

Cream Rose with Rosebuds Painting

Cream Rose with Rosebuds Painting

Luminaires by Janna Ugone

Luminaires by Janna Ugone

Earrings by Monica Jones

Earrings by Monica Jones

Richard Nelson Custom Portrait

Richard Nelson Custom Portrait

Sculptural Horn by Melissa Engler

Sculptural Horn by Melissa Engler

3-Course Cajun Dinner for 6

3-Course Cajun Dinner for 6

Michael Plauché Bird Walk & Books

Michael Plauché Bird Walk & Books

Alleman Law Firm Services

Alleman Law Firm Services

Questions? Contact Jenn Tutor at jenn@conservingcarolina.org or (828) 697-5777 ext.209