Richard Rankin supervises the operations at Snowbird Mountain Lodge in Robbinsville, NC. Over the last 20 years, Richard Rankin has grown the lodge into a haven for people seeking peace and natural beauty, earning the Robbinsville, NC, retreat the number-one spot on the area’s list of best bed and breakfasts and inns.
Snowbird Mountain Lodge holds numerous events, ranging from culinary to artistic, throughout the year. On July 23rd, 2016, Gulf Coast artist Kat Fitzpatrick will hold an encaustic beeswax workshop at the lodge. This all-day workshop will teach beginners and more experienced artists to create art using the beeswax that is melted together with different pigments of color and damar crystals. Participants can make artifacts, photo transfers, and various types of collages using this technique. This event is just one of the social and cultural events taking place at Snowbird this summer.