The soothing aroma of a wood-burning fireplace fills the crisp mountain air. It’s one of those amazing winter days when it looks and feels like it could snow any minute. “I love this weather,” says Scott Counce as he takes a break from decorating his front door to sip a mug of warm apple cider. “It’s just so much fun to get the house all festive. I love it. My wife loves it. It really gets us in the spirit.”
photo: Scott Counce dresses up the front door with an antique grape-picker’s basket filled with fragrant branches and pinecones.