JUNE 30th, 2018 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm
at the Enchanted Eagle Park. Eagle Nest NM


Also available in person at Lost Eagle RV Park, 155 E. Therma Dr. Eagle Nest, NM

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the gate

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The 2018 Nashville to New Mexico Writers Round lineup!

Billy Dawson

Billy’s Biography

Nashville is known throughout the world as the Mecca for songwriters. Northern New Mexico has quietly become a place of inspiration for many of these musically creative individuals. Performer/songwriter Billy Dawson from Sunray, TX. is bringing the two together for a high energy evening of acoustic music in Village of Eagle Nest, nestled in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico on June 30th 2018.  Activities will take place throughout the day.

Billy Dawson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, entertainer, author and motivational speaker. Nashville Independent Music Awards just awarded him with Artist of the year, Best country male vocalist and best country live performer.  He was also the winner of the 2010 “Get Discovered” (iHeart Radio/Clear Channel) National Competition and was featured live on the iconic Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Las Vegas and on the airwaves for over four million viewers. He was included in iTunes/Tunecore best of Country 2010 album featuring Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford. He recently put out a record produced by Grammy award winning writer and producer Skidd Mills.

Billy’s Original Songs

Jeffrey Steele

Jeffrey’s Biography

Jeffrey Steele

A five time Grammy Nominee, Jeffrey Steele has been recognized by BMI for over 63 million airplays for hits he penned for a multitude of artists including Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, .38 Special, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Van Zant, Joe Cocker, Little Feat ft. Bob Seger, Joe Bonamassa, Cascada, Randy Travis, Aaron Lewis, Alabama and more.

Among his many accolades over the past few years, Jeffrey Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame as a Poet and Prophet, twice awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year and thrice the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year. CMA has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three No. 1 songs in a year. His country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart toppers including: “Raise ‘Em Up”, “Knee Deep”, “Here,” “My Wish,” “The Cowboy In Me,” “These Days”, “My Town”, “Something to be Proud of”, “Everyday” and the groundbreaking “What Hurts The Most,” nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards.

Additionally, he has won over 35 BMI Country and Pop awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for Best Original Song “I Thought I Lost You” for the Disney/Pixar animated feature BOLT, performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, been named one of Billboard Magazine’s top 5 writer’s 8 years in a row, as well as Music Row Magazine’s Songwriter of the Year Award. Steele’s latest album features performances with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, John Rich and others.

For more from Jeffrey Steele visit

Songs by Jeffrey Steele


  • “Adaline” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Chris Wallin)
  • “Ain’t It Just Like a Woman” – Tracy Byrd (Al Anderson)
  • “All I Know About Mexico” – Montgomery Gentry (Chris Wallin)
  • “All I’m Thinking About Is You” – Cyrus
  • “Already in Way Over My Heart” – Stephanie Beaumont (Wendy Waldman)
  • “And the Crowd Goes Wild” – Mark Wills, Jeffrey Steele, PBR Allstars (Craig Wiseman)


  • “Back There All the Time” – Drew Davis Band (Steve Robson)
  • “Bad Case of Missing You” – Jason Sellers, The Oak Ridge Boys (Al Anderson)
  • “Be a Man” – Pam Tillis (Chuck Jones)
  • “Big Deal” – LeAnn Rimes (Al Anderson)
  • “Bigger Fish to Fry” – Boy Howdy
  • “Born That Way” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “Brand New Girlfriend” – Steve Holy (Shane Minor, Bart Allmand)
  • “Break My Heart” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Burn” – Drew Davis Band (Bart Allmand)


  • “Chrome” – Trace Adkins (Anthony Smith)
  • “Circles” – Jana Kramer (Alyssa Bonagura, Brandon Hood)
  • “Closer” – Mark Wills (Bart Allmand)
  • “Clouds” – Montgomery Gentry (Eddie Montgomery, Tony Mullins)
  • “Come On, Come On” – Boy Howdy (Paul Marshall)
  • “A Cowboy’s Born with a Broken Heart” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “The Cowboy in Me” – Tim McGraw (Craig Wiseman, Al Anderson)
  • “Couldn’t Last a Moment” – Collin Raye (Danny Wells)
  • “Countrified” – Clay Walker, Halfway to Hazard (Kip Raines)
  • “Country Badass” – Cody McCarver (Bart Allmand, Tom Hambridge, Shane Minor)
  • “Cry, Cry, Cry” – Trick Pony (Ira Dean)



  • “Even If It Takes a Lifetime” – Adam Levy (Miles Zunega)
  • “Every Day” – Rascal Flatts (Alissa Moreno)
  • “Every Little Thing She Does” – Lonestar (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Every Time I Hear Your Name” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Tom Hambridge)
  • “Everywhere I Go” – Phil Vassar (Phil Vassar)


  • “Flying By” – Billy Ray Cyrus (Joanna Smith, Tom Hambridge)
  • “Friend” – Van Zant (Tom Hambridge)


  • “Give It to Somebody” – Billy Ray Cyrus (Tom Hambridge)
  • “Gone” – Montgomery Gentry (Bob DiPiero)


  • “Half a Man” – Shannon Brown (Kent Blazy)
  • “The Hard Way” – Dusty Drake, Tom Waits (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Hell Yeah” – Montgomery Gentry (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Hello L.O.V.E.” – John Michael Montgomery (Danny Wells)
  • “Help Somebody” – Van Zant (Kip Raines)
  • “Her” – Aaron Tippin (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Here” – Rascal Flatts (Steve Robson)
  • “Here I Go Fallin'” – Diamond Rio (Chris Farren)
  • “Hey Country” – Victor Sanz, Montgomery Gentry (Bart Allmand, Danny Myrick)
  • “Honey Do” – Keith Harling, Mike Walker (Al Anderson, Kent Blazy)
  • “How Far Do You Wanna Go?” – Gloriana (Danny Myrick, Matt Serletic)


  • “I Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody but Me” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Vicky McGehee)
  • “I Believed” – Aaron Tippin
  • “I Can’t Stop You” – Drew Davis Band (Danny Wells)
  • “I Hope You Find It” – Miley Cyrus (Steve Robson)
  • “I Keep Coming Back” – Josh Gracin (Steve Robson)
  • “I Know My History” – Van Zant (Tom Hambridge, Johnny Van Zant, Donnie Van Zant)
  • “I Wanna Feel That Way Again” – Boy Howdy (John Hobbs, Chris Farren)
  • “I Luv Ya” – Billy Ray Cyrus (Michael Dulaney, John Hobbs)
  • “I’ll Be Loving You” – Stephanie Beaumont (John Hobbs)
  • “I’ll Be Right Here Lovin’ You” – Rhett Akins, Randy Travis (T.W. Hale)
  • “I’ll Know When I Get There” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson)
  • “I’m Tryin'” – Trace Adkins (Anthony Smith, Chris Wallin)
  • “I’m Trying to Find It” – Pat Green (Tom Hambridge)
  • “If That Ain’t Country” – Anthony Smith (Anthony Smith)
  • “If This Is Love” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “If You Love Somebody” – Kevin Sharp (Chris Farren)
  • “Independent Trucker” – Brooks & Dunn (Chris Stapleton)
  • “International Harvester” – Craig Morgan (Shane Minor, Danny Myrick)
  • “I Thought I Lost You” – Miley Cyrus and John Travolta (Miley Cyrus)
  • “It’s All About You” – Emerson Drive (Reed Nielsen)
  • “It’s Only Love” – Jolie & the Wanted (Bekka Bramlett)
  • “I’ve Gotta Know” – Stephanie Beaumont (Rick Crawford)




  • “Last in a Long Lonesome Line” – Patty Loveless (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Let’s Bring It Back” – Lonestar (Annie Roboff)
  • “Let’s Do Something About It” – Stephanie Beaumont (T.W. Hale)
  • “Little Breakdowns” – Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
  • “Look Me Up” – BR549 (Al Anderson)
  • “Love Is a Beautiful Thing” – Paul Brandt (as “It’s a Beautiful Thing”), Phil Vassar (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Love Make a Fool of Me” – Al Anderson (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “A Love That Strong” – Paul Brandt (Reed Nielsen)
  • “Love Won’t Let Me” – Victor Sanz, Jason Michael Carroll (Steve Robson)


  • “Me and My Gang” – Rascal Flatts (Tony Mullins, Jon Stone)
  • “My Greatest Love” – Stephanie Beaumont with Jeffrey Steele (Chris Farren, John Hobbs)
  • “My Life’s Work” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “My Town” – Montgomery Gentry (Reed Nielsen)
  • “My Whiskey Years” – Joe Nichols (Tom Hambridge)
  • “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts (Steve Robson)


  • “Nothing Compares to Loving You” – Aaron Tippin, Michael Peterson (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Now” – Lonestar (Steve Robson)


  • “Once” – Rascal Flatts (John Shanks, Kara DioGuardi)
  • “Once a Cowboy” – Trick Pony (Bret Michaels, Shane Minor)
  • “The One That Got Away” – Boy Howdy (Walt Aldridge, Chris Farren)
  • “One Day” – Drew Davis Band (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Our Love Was Meant to Be” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “Outta This Town” – Chuck Cannon (Mac Davis, Chuck Cannon)


  • “Party on the Patio” – Jolie & the Wanted (Craig Wiseman)
  • “Plan B” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “Please” – Pam Tillis (John Hobbs, Michael Dulaney)
  • “Podunk” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Tom Hambridge)



  • “Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston)


  • “She Can’t Love You” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren, Randy Sharp)
  • “She Loved Me” – Montgomery Gentry (Craig Wiseman)
  • “She’d Give Anything” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “She’s Gone” – Ricochet (John Hobbs, Michael Dulaney)
  • “The Shoebox” – Chris Young (Tom Hambridge)
  • “Shotgun Rider” – Tim McGraw (Anthony Smith, Sherrié Austin)
  • “Simple Song” – Miley Cyrus (Jesse Littleton)
  • “Something in the Water” – Little Feat, Jeffrey Steele (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Something to Be Proud Of” – Montgomery Gentry (Chris Wallin)
  • “Something to Brag About” – Tracy Byrd (Al Anderson)
  • “Speed” – Montgomery Gentry (Chris Wallin)
  • “Stepped Right in It” – Kim Carnes (Al Anderson, Kim Carnes)
  • “Stick It” – Keith Anderson (Vicky McGehee, Keith Anderson)
  • “The Strength to Love” – Kevin Sharp (Chris Farren, John Hobbs)
  • “Sunday Morning and Saturday Night” – James Otto (Tim Nichols)
  • “Sunday Morning in America” – Keith Anderson (Keith Anderson, Rivers Rutherford)
  • “Sweet Natural Girl” – Emerson Drive (Kip Raines, Craig Wiseman)


  • “Ten Years of Love” – Gurf Morlix (Gurf Morlix)
  • “That Moment” – Drew Davis Band (Steve Robson)
  • “That Would Be Her” – Joe Nichols (Reed Nielsen)
  • “That’s the Kind of Man” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren)
  • “Then I Did” – Rascal Flatts (Steve Robson)
  • “These Days” – Rascal Flatts (Steve Robson, Danny Wells)
  • “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren, Vince Melamed)
  • “Things I Miss the Most” – Van Zant (Tom Hambridge, Donnie Van Zant, Johnny Van Zant)
  • “‘Til the Heartache’s Gone” – Diamond Rio (Al Anderson, John Hobbs)
  • “Tiny Life” – Danny Gokey (Marv Green)
  • “True to His Word” – Boy Howdy (Chris Farren, Gary Harrison)
  • “Twenty Years Ago” – Montgomery Gentry (Gary Nicholson, Rivers Rutherford)


  • “Unbelievable” – Diamond Rio (Al Anderson)



  • “The Wantin’ Not the Gettin'” – Jolie & the Wanted (Al Anderson, Bob DiPiero)
  • “Wasted” – Jolie & the Wanted (Al Anderson)
  • “We Can Get Through This” – Kevin Sharp (Kim Carnes)
  • “We Can’t Get Any Higher Than This” – Aaron Tippin (Ray Herndon)
  • “We’re Makin’ Up” – Hot Apple Pie (Al Anderson)
  • “Were You Lyin’ Down?” – Gurf Morlix (Gurf Morlix)
  • “What Am I Waiting For” – Heidi Newfield (Keith Burns, Ira Dean, Heidi Newfield)
  • “What Hurts the Most” – Mark Wills, Jo O’Meara, Rascal Flatts, Cascada (Steve Robson), Aaron Lewis
  • “What If?” – Emerson Drive (Steve Robson)
  • “When the Lights Go Down” – Faith Hill (Craig Wiseman, Rivers Rutherford)
  • “Where Fools Are Kings” – Steve Wariner
  • “Who Says?” – Stephanie Beaumont (Scott Whitehead)
  • “Whoever Said That” – Stephanie Beaumont (Chris Farren, Chuck Jones)
  • “Will You Marry Me” – Alabama (Al Anderson)
  • “With You” – LeAnn Rimes (Steve Robson)
  • “Wouldn’t Have To” – Fanny Grace (Paul Reeves)



  • “You and Me and Love” – Stephanie Beaumont (Stephanie Beaumont)
  • “You’re in My Head” – Brian McComas (Shane Minor, Chris Wallin)
  • “Your Tears Are Comin'” – Montgomery Gentry (Tom Hambridge)

Rivers Rutherford

Rivers Biography

With a name like Rivers Rutherford, it’s no surprise this soulful storyteller was destined to become one of Nashville, Tennessee’s (and music’s) most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. Having grown up in the shadow of Elvis’ Graceland homestead of Memphis, Rutherford came out of the gates swinging, landing his first cut with American legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson (aka The Highwaymen). What followed were 8 #1 hits, multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM nominations, and over 20 ASCAP Awards, including both of the coveted awards for Country Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, all of which have firmly established Rutherford’s position within the upper echelon of Nashville’s most lauded songwriters.

You’ll see Rivers’ name on #1 songs by Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton (for the stunning and Grammy-nominated duet “When I Get Where I’m Going”), Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, Trace Adkins, and Brooks & Dunn – penning the duo’s most successful single to-date (“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”) which spent 6-weeks at #1 and won both 2002 Billboard and 2002 ASCAP Song Of The Year awards. Rivers has also enjoyed success with Country giants the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and Gary Allan.

Known for his gritty, southern style, Rutherford is unapologetic about his love for God, devotion to his family, and making great music. His decades long career, the countless hits to his credit and his ability to write music that is timeless is a testament to a man that has come to be respected as an artist in his own right. Two of Rutherford’s most recent releases, “Southern Style” and “So I Sang” on Darius Rucker’s latest album and 2015 Tour by the same name serve as examples of Rivers genuine ability to capture the essence of a genre.

A 20 year veteran of Nashville’s Music Row Rivers hasn’t slowed down and continues to write with and for the biggest names in Country music. He’s also returned to his early troubadour roots and maintains a rigorous touring schedule (over 50 dates a year), bringing his rip-roaring brand of noholds- barred entertainment to audiences all over the world who come to hear his familiar hits straight from the source. With a persona that is at once direct, raw, and impassioned, and possessing the shrewd skills of a storyteller capable of cutting right to the heart of the matter, Rivers is known to cross the line – a trait that endears him to fans of both his live performance and of his songwriting.

For booking information visit Rivers Website @

Rivers top 40 songs

Top 40 country singles co-written by Rivers Rutherford:

Trace Adkins – “Ladies Love Country Boys”
Gary Allan – “Man of Me”
Gary Allan – “Smoke Rings in the Dark”
Rodney Atkins – “These Are My People”, “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)”
Brooks & Dunn – “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You”
Tracy Byrd with Mark Chesnutt – “A Good Way to Get on My Bad Side”
Jason Michael Carroll – “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead”
Kenny Chesney – “Living in Fast Forward”
Terri Clark – “Dirty Girl”
Clay Davidson – “Unconditional”
Cole Deggs & the Lonesome – “I Got More”
Emerson Drive – “Belongs to You”
Josh Gracin – “I Want to Live”
Andy Griggs – “Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man”
Faith Hill – “When the Lights Go Down”
JT Hodges – “Hunt You Down”
Jamey Johnson – “Heartache”
Toby Keith – “Bullets in the Gun”
Tracy Lawrence – “It’s All How You Look at It”
Tim McGraw – “Real Good Man”
Montgomery Gentry – “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”, “She Don’t Tell Me To”
Brad Paisley (with Dolly Parton) – “When I Get Where I’m Going”
Blake Shelton – “Heavy Liftin'”
Clay Walker – “Jesus Was a Country Boy”
Chuck Wicks – “Stealing Cinderella”
Gretchen Wilson – “Homewrecker”, “One of the Boys”
Chely Wright – “Shut Up and Drive”

Lainey Edwards

Lainey’s Biography

Powerhouse, booming, smokey, velvet voice are just a few words to describe country music artist Lainey Edwards. Carrie, Blake, Reba, Garth, Vince and Toby are country icons that all have something great in common with Lainey. They are proud Oklahomans!

Besides country music legends, Oklahoma is also known for a very strong Native American presence. Lainey is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation. This appreciation for family heritage and tribal roots can be felt in the music she writes. With the summer release of her EP “Barnstormin’”, Lainey finally feels she’s found her voice. “This is the music I’ve wanted to make all along. This is me.” Fan appreciation is rapidly growing! Most recently, Lainey took home the fan voted award & title “Best Country Female Vocalist” for the Nashville Industry Music Awards in August of 2015!

Lainey is no newbie to the world of country music.  This brown eyed, brunette has always known from the age of nine she wanted to be a singer but not just any singer. She told her parents at nine she wanted to be a “country legend”! She is definitely no stranger to the stage.  “The bigger the stage, the better”, Lainey says. Growing up, Lainey traveled all around the state and venues in Texas singing at some of the best Oprys in the region.  Lainey said, “The chance to sing with a live band in front of an audience of upwards of 800 people on any given Saturday night was incredible opportunity to develop my love of performing at such a young age.” Love for the stage was the one thing that could get her off the softball diamonds as Lainey was quite the “Tom Boy”. Lainey excelled as a softball pitcher but her passion for touching people with the power of music made her decide to give music her full force attention. By looking at her now you’d never think that “Tom Boy” side would still live inside but it certainly does!  When she is not on the road, performing and writing songs she loves being in a workshop creating, building furniture and getting out her love for power tools! 

Years later, that passion resulted in her moving to Music City……Nashville, TN.  With the entire family in tow and their undeniable support, her move to Nashville has resulted in active working relationships with some of the industry’s most accomplished producers, songwriters, music publishers and record executives.  Lainey recorded her first album with one of Nashville’s most respected, Grammy-nominated producers, Brett Beavers. While speaking of Lainey, Brett stated, “She can write ‘em…and really sing ‘em.  I have been a huge fan of her smoky, soulful, powerful voice since the first recording I heard of her”. Brett went on to say how much he loves “the classiness of her style, her steady work ethic and her sharp business sense”.  Brett is the man behind many hits like, “What Was I Thinkin’”, “Come A Little Closer”, “Red Solo Cup”,”Love You Like That” and many more.  He is an insanely talented producer and is responsible for some of the great artists of today, Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch, Canaan Smith. Lainey is very honored to add her name to that list! 

Nashville is the ultimate place to develop your talents, a songwriter’s dream world!  Living in a community with thousands of songwriters at her finger tips, Lainey started writing her own songs soon after she moved to town.  She co-wrote all twelve songs on her first album and hundreds of songs later Lainey decided it was time to release a new project!  “Barnstormin’” is the title track of the brand new EP released in the summer of 2015.  Produced by fellow country artist, Billy Dawson, this project is filled with everything from high energy, fun stadium anthems to a heart stealing song, “Tequila” that features Lainey’s smoky, velvet voice.  The influences of Lainey’s childhood idols, Trisha Yearwood, Shania and Faith Hill, can be felt throughout the EP. The power of her adult influences, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt is also at the core of this powerful collection. Lainey is actively touring to support this new EP and hitting the road with her band, “The Tribe”. With a great appreciation for her Native American heritage, Lainey says “A Tribe is a family, my band is my family and my fans are my family.  Branding my band and my fans as “The Tribe” was the best way of showing how important they are to me!”
In 2014, Lainey added radio personality to her list of endeavors. She hosts “Latest with Lainey” every Saturday on The “behind the scene” show delivers music and interviews with Nashville’s best independent artists, touring musicians, hit songwriters and today’s best country music artists. The show is currently reaching nearly 50,000 country music fans every week!

Lainey has been blessed to know and work with some of the best in the industry. Hit songwriter, Kent Blazy says, “In my time in music city, I’ve been fortunate to meet and work with some really talented folks that have the unexplainable, magical “IT” factor. Garth Brooks, Billy Dean, & Trisha Yearwood come to mind. None of them had been “discovered” yet still their talent was shining through. Lainey Edwards has “IT”. She’s a soulful singer, and a serious songwriter, seasoned performer and a woman with a big heart. She’s a fireball who knows what she wants and is willing to put in the time and effort to make her dreams come to life. God bless her.”

“I am thankful for my strong drive and desire to be a country music artist and thankful it was instilled from a very young age. My move to Nashville was just the first step in changing lives through my music and fulfilling my goal of becoming a positive influence for all ages. Seeing how music moves people and how even one song can touch their lives is why I love creating and performing.”

Visit her website at

Lainey’s Original Songs

Getaway Car

You’re My Tequila




Slam It and Walk Away

Not Your Ordinary Country Girl

All Talked Out

Lucky Girl


Somethin’ Bout Butterflies

Wrecked It

Could’ve Been A Good Thing

While I’m Sleepin’

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The tranquil village of Eagle Nest, on the shores of Eagle Nest Lake, is the Gateway to the Enchanted Circle, which besides being the home of three world-class ski resorts, is bustling with summer fun and recreation. Hiking, biking, golf, plus unparalleled art, history and culture abound in the pristine mountain air. The mountains and the lake serve as a stunning backdrop to your weekend.