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Visit Asheville for the 2014 Southern Conference Basketball Championship


Enjoy college basketball at its finest while surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains when the Southern Conference Basketball Championships come to Asheville, North Carolina, in March 2014. Tickets for SoCon go on sale in early November, making now the perfect time to plan your trip. The championship brings lots of visitors to the Asheville area, so don't delay - find the perfect place to relax after the game! Click here to check out dozens of dreamy mountain vacation cabins.


Founded in 1921, t
he Southern Conference is the nation's fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. The Conference currently consists of 11 member schools in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The 11 schools of SoCon are Appalachian State University, The Citadel, Davidson College, Elon University, Furman University, Georgia Southern University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Samford University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Western Carolina University, and Wofford College. Beginning March 7th, 2014, the men's championships will be held at the US Cellular Arena and the women's championships take over the court at UNC-A's Kimmel Arena.


Studio Lex

Carolina Mornings offers a wonderful variety of vacation rentals and places to stay in Asheville that are convenient to the SoCon venues. Reservations during SoCon weekend fill up quickly - score winning points with your traveling party by booking your stay in advance. All of our properties are fit for champions! Studio Lex offers an ideal Downtown Asheville location. This modern loft is just steps away from the US Cellular Arena and less than 10 minutes from the Kimmel Arena. If you are looking for something with more of a mountain feel, Hillside Charmer is close to everything, yet allows you to feel a million miles removed from the hustle and bustle. With a fireplace, beautiful deck, eat-in kitchen, and a traditional sitting room in the master suite, this four bedroom home is indeed a charmer. Nestled on the side of mountain, it offers amazing views and a hiking trail right outside which allows you to enjoy the great outdoors with ease.


While in Asheville for SoCon, make sure to reserve time to enjoy local activities. Chances are, wherever you are exploring in the city, you will rub elbows with the players and be able to offer words of encouragement. With our Mountain Discovery Pass, you can check out some of the best local spots at a tremendous savings. Don't miss a trip to the Biltmore Estate to experience life as the elite lived in Victorian times. For a completely different perspective on the city, hop on the purple La Zoom bus for a hilarious comedy tour. Tickets for both are included in our exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass.


Call Carolina Mornings today at (877) 902-9441 to reserve your Asheville mountain cabin. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and golf (included with every Carolina Mornings rental!)


By: Carmen Ybarra