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Member Travel Benefits

As an Alliance member, you have the exceptional benefit of full access to the leisure team at Williamsburg Travel Leaders, the 4th largest travel agency in Atlanta.  Travel experts Shirley Moser, Debbie Sutton, and Edith Kroland will help you with all of your travel needs, from airline tickets, to hotels, cruises, vacation packages, rental cars, and more. Once your travel is booked, we can help you find a reciprocal club in the area and tickets to a nearby sports arena or theatre! Call 770-261-8605 right away to plan your next trip!

Members can also enroll in Deem, an online booking tool that allows you to  take advantage of the discounts leveraged by Williamsburg Travel Leaders worldwide, including access to restricted hotel rates, discounted car rentals, flight schedules & more. You will be glad to know that these additional benefits come at no additional cost to you.

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Winter Festivals Across America
Winter in the south is normally pretty mild, which means there aren’t many opportunities for cold-weather activities. Still, if the temperature drops to the low 50s and inspires daydreams about ice skating and skiing, a cup of hot chocolate, and maybe an ice sculpture or two, here’s a look at some of the season’s best outdoor festivals perfect for quelling your snow-envy!

Saranac Lake, New York
Saranac Lake, in upstate New York’s scenic Adirondack Park, has held a Winter Carnival since 1897. This year’s event, which takes place Feb. 2-11, includes a lineup of sporting events, performances parades, and fireworks. There are plenty of things you’d expect, like an ice palace, a display of woodsmen’s logging skills, and a chocolate festival, as well as some you might not, like the ladies’ fry pan toss and snowshoe softball.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
For a festival with a western flair, head to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where their annual Winter Carnival will be held from Feb. 7-11. This year’s theme is “Lighting the Flame,” in honor of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Skiing plays a major role in the festivities in this resort town. Lots of events take place downtown, including the traditional parade that features the high school marching band on skis. Then on Saturday night, Howelsen Hill is lit up for a thrilling display of ski jumping.

Lake Tahoe, California
SnowFest, in North Lake Tahoe, California, celebrates its 37th anniversary in 2018. The winter carnival, from March 1-11, includes fireworks, parades, and the popular Polar Bear Swim. In addition, many of the nearby ski resorts will have special events during the festival like winter bowling and a ski and snowboard obstacle course for kids. Of course, there’s always plenty of great food, from a luau to a clambake, a barbecue festival, and an ice cream-eating contest.

Anchorage, Alaska
In Anchorage, Alaska, the Fur Rendezvous, known informally as the “Fur Rondy,” began as a sports tournament in 1935. It’s grown into a huge celebration of everything that makes Alaska unique, from sled dogs to wintertime sports to Native Alaskan culture. This year’s festival takes place Feb. 23 to March 4. Some of the more unusual events include the Running of the Reindeer, Outhouse Races, the “Mr. Fur Face” competition to select the best beard and mustache, and the Blanket Toss, an Alaska Native tradition. Plus, there’ll be snow sculptures, fireworks, a carnival, and music.

Wishing you a very happy New Year,

Terry W. Brennan
President • Williamsburg Travel Leaders

Winter at Biltmore
Your ultimate winter getaway continues at America’s largest home with an alluring combination of value and glamour. Their most peaceful season offers the lowest rates of the year on admission prices and overnight stays at two splendid hotels. Included with admission are free audio guides (through February 8), free tastings at our Winery, and beginning February 9, the first major exhibition of costumes from the movie Titanic. To access exclusive Alliance rates, log on to the NAPC website and visit the Discounts page under “Member Central.”

Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie
Friday, February 9–Sunday, May 13

The stylish fashions and luxurious travels of the Vanderbilts launch at Biltmore, host of the first large-scale exhibition of costumes from this iconic film. Winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Costume Design, Titanic showcased the extensive wardrobes favored by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s. Learn more about the Vanderbilts’ travels as you marvel at the opulence of their attire.

Valentine’s Day Dinner in The Dining Room
Friday, February 9–Saturday, February 17 • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Savor an exquisite three-course meal served in The Inn’s most exclusive and elegantly appointed dining space. Designed to deliver a memorable, romantic culinary experience, each course on this special menu is accompanied by a carefully selected Biltmore wine.

Biltmore Blooms
Tuesday, March 20–Thursday, May 24

Welcome spring at its colorful finest! Acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.

Complimentary Yoga Classes
Saturdays and Sundays • Saturday, March 31–Sunday, October 28

Visit Biltmore for a unique outdoor yoga experience in a quiet setting with a focus on wellness, balance, and rejuvenation. No mat required, towels provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Activewear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop at The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

Stay & Play Discount

The Orchard Golf & Country Club
Only 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, The Orchard Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course layout is a journey through picturesque mountains, making it the absolute golfing experience amid nature at its best. Five sets of elevated tees, bermuda fairways, and flawless bentgrass greens guarded by white sand bunkers were designed by famed golf course architect, Dan Maples. The Orchard Golf & Country Club is open six days a week and welcomes individual, family, and corporate play.

The two Orchard Guest Villas can comfortably accommodate large families, as well as small groups of golfers or executives, and are an ideal setting for hosting intimate gatherings, receptions, and meetings. Alliance members receive 50% off  room rental rates for overnight stays, Monday through Thursday.  Two night minimum stay.  For more information, contact General Manager, Randy Brooks at 706-754-3156 or

Alliance Member Discount at Montaluce Winery & Estates

In Dahlonega, Georgia
Alliance Members receive 10% off their retail wine and tasting room wine purchases at Montaluce by presenting their NAPC membership card to the Winery’s wait staff.  Purchases cannot be billed back to the member’s Home Club.

Hours of Operation for Winery & Restaurant

  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (Brunch Menu 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)
  • Exceptions for weddings and events.

Visit for details. For reservations, please call (706) 867-4060 or email: