August 10, 2016
by sarah

Things To Do: September

As we head fairly quickly into the beautiful fall season here in the triangle area, there are still a lot of great things to do with your family.  Although school is back in session there is still some great warm weather to get you out of the house and looking for activities to do.  This blog post we offer up some really cool things to do for the month of September if you’re here staying in our Cary corporate housing!

September 1st | Cary Corporate Housing

Preschool Storytime at Flyleaf Books

This is a recurring event each Thursday at 10:30 am.  Johanna leads preschoolers through a storytime adventure each week.  Your preschooler will love this event!  Located at Flyleaf Books 752  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Chapel Hill, NC  Phone 919-942-7373 for more information.

September 2nd

Family Storytime

This event takes place each and every Friday from 9:45 – 10:15 am .  Amy Godfrey a former Durham County librarian leads this great storytime.  Babka and Challah is served for a morning snack.  This is a great musical,and energetic storytime.  For parents Yoga is offered at 10:30 after the storytime with childcare provided.  The location is Levin JCC  1937 West Cornwallis Road  Durham, NC.  Please see our website for more information:

September 2nd

“The Beautiful Beast”

Offered up by the Forest Theater this performance take a look at those Monsters and Beasts that folktales and our dreams bring to life.  Using Giant Paperhand Puppet Intervention this will be the 17th pageant for all ages!  The show begins at 7:00 pm with a pre-show at 6:20.  Located at The Forest Theater  123 South Boundary Street Chapel Hill NC.  Please call 919-962-0522 for more information.

September 3rd

Cirque Italia

Enter into a magical world called Cirque Italia that is an extraordinary traveling water circus.  35,000 gallons of water with a magnificent lid that lifts into the air 35 feet.  The water flows like rain with fountain below.  There are aerial diver, jugglers, contortionists and much much more.  The venue is  the Villa Latina Plaza located at 3424 Olympia Drive, Raleigh NC.  For ticket information please call 941-704-8572.

September 10th

Knightdale Kid Festival (K-Fest)

This is a great festival that features many local non-profits, and cultural arts opportunities that help connect youth with these venues.  Offered will be a student talent showcase, food trucks, local performers and inflatables.  Also offered will be a bookmobile and reading corner for kids to enjoy.  A farmers market will be available and so much more!  Located at the Knightdale Station Park 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale NC.  Visit our website at for more information.

September 10th

Raleigh Greek Festival

Come join us!  For the 35th Annual Greek Festival!  This event is fun-filled for the entire family.  Greek folk dancing, live music, and of course all the traditional Greek cuisine for your dining pleasure.  A marketplace will be featured and so much more.  Open 11:00 am-10:00 pm at the Jim Graham Building at the State Fairgrounds.  The address is 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC

September 10th

Magic Youth Raleigh

Located at The Magic Corner Magic Shop Children from ages 7-17 can take part in this hands on magic workshop.  You have an opportunity to learn about theatrical magic from the masters of the craft.  this event takes place each second and fourth Saturday of the month and details are available at

As you can see there is so much to do in the Triangle Area.  If you or your family are in need of Cary corporate housing during your visit to the Triangle area be sure to contact Home Suite Home.  We offer spacious, affordable alternatives to a regular small hotel room.  You are guaranteed to love our extended stay apartments! Give us a call today and find out what we have to offer!


August 10, 2016
by sarah

Things To Do in the Triangle in August

If you are staying in one of our Cary furnished apartment units this summer you will discover there are so many things to do here.  For the month of August we are going to highlight some of these for you in this blog post. The first half of the blog will address some things that are happening within driving distance of the triangle area.  These great festivals and other events will have many wonderful things going on for August.  All are guaranteed to be fun!

August 7th | Cary Furnished Apartment

Who’s Bad:  The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

The Last Night of this fabulous 2016 Outer Banks outdoor concert.  This concert features a tribute band that has performed for over 10 years performing Michael Jackson’s most famous songs.

Venue:  The Waterside Theater

1409 National Park Drive

Manteo NC

Phone 252-473-2127 for more info.

August 12-14

Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival 

A three day festival located in downtown Banner Elk.  Come join us for this juried festival and see the beautiful mountain scenery.

Venue:  Downtown Banner Elk NC

August 1st – 6th

An Appalachian Summer Festival

An arts festival that last an entire month featuring dance, music, visual arts, and film all on the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University in Boone NC.  Loads of artists from all around the world.  One of the top 20 events in the Southeast!

Venue:  Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

August 1st – 7th

Brevard Music Center 2016 Summer Music Festival

Musicians gather here from all across the world for ten full weeks this summer.  Many well known musicians will perform more than 80 shows this summer from symphony, blues, gospel, and pop.  Many are free asome are $15.00.

Venue:  Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Lane

Brevard, NC

August 12th – 13th

The Mountain High BBQ & Car Show Festival

This is the eight annual Festival featuring an antiques and classics car show along with local crafters , live entertainment, as well as some award winning barbecue to sample.  A grand Champion Barbecue winner will be announced.  Set in the beautiful mountains of Western NC this is well worth a drive!

Venue:  Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center

1436 Georgia Road

Franklin, NC

August 15th -21st

Wyndham Championship

Held each year at the Donald Ross designed course this golfing championship was founded in 1938.  It is the sixth oldest PGA  Tour excluding the Majors.  This one is the 77th edition of North Carolina’s oldest professional golf event in Greensboro.

Venue:  Sedgefield Country Club

3201 Forsyth Drive

Greensboro, NC

August 26th – 27th

Exploring Grandfather Mountain Celebration

Come join the fun of this two day celebration and explore all that Grandfather Mountain State park has to offer.  Enjoy guided tours on the Nuwati and Cragway trails.  Heat the history of the majestic 5,946 foot mountain called Grandfather.  Hear from many scientists and environmental educators all along the way.

Venue:  Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hyw 105 South

Banner Elk, NC

Make plans to enjoy these and so many other great things to do here in the beautiful state of North Carolina.  This is the perfect time of year to see our awesome mountains  and enjoy some really great events!

If you are planning a stay in the area this summer and need a great place to stay consider our Cary furnished apartment options.  We have the very best in extended stay accommodations in the Triangle area.  A stay with us is better than a small hotel room.  We can offer you all the room you will need to make your stay here great!  Call for your reservation today!


August 5, 2016
by sarah

Things To Do In The Triangle Area During August Part One

Cary NC temporary housingHistorical Downtown Raleigh is home to many wonderful things to do all year round.  The great summer nights however bring some really cool and unique things that are open to us this time of year.  If you’re here staying in our Cary NC temporary housing, check some of the events out! Today’s blog post will highlight a whole lot of those awesome things to do.

August 1st | Cary NC Temporary Housing

The nOg Run Club

This event takes place in the Raleigh Beer Garden beginning at 6:00 pm.  There will be food and drinks available throughout the evening.  Trivia will also be featured later in the evening for all you trivia buffs.

Pinecone Bluegrass Jam

This is held at the Busy Bee Cafe starting at 7:00 pm.  This is an event sponsored by the Terrapin Beer Company and is open to all “pickers” no matter your skill level.  This is a free event and one you will not want to miss if you are a bluegrass fan!

August 3rd | Cary NC Temporary Housing

Market Hall’s Weekly Open House

Open from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm this is your opportunity to tour this great event space located in downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh’s Downtown Farmers Market

Located in the City Plaza and open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm this venue offers the highest quality in produce all by local growers.  There is also many food artisans offering up great local recipes for your foodie enjoyment.  Many of the vendors include farmers, fishermen, ranchers, bakers, cheese makers, and nurserymen, just to name a few.  This is a fun filled adventure for the entire family!

Raleigh Main Event Press Conference

This event takes place in the City Plaza 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  This is an innovative Raleigh initiative that helps to celebrate an entire month of art, and music.  This Press Conference is to help promote all of the great events that will be going on in the next few months. There will be an opportunity to get a calendar and be able to get the links to buy your tickets now.

Thump ft. DJ 9th Wonder

Takes place in the Mosaic Wine Lounge and features an evening of great classic hip hop, soul, and funk music with our legendary DJ/Producer Wonder.  Special drink prices for this event!

August 5th

A Taste of Downtown Raleigh with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

Tours offered each and every Friday all year long!

This is your chance to taste the food of some of the best restaurants Raleigh has to offer!  You will also get a chance to get behind the scenes and met some of the chefs and artisans and talk with them about their awesome food.  Cost:  $55-$70 Visit our website for more info!

First Friday Raleigh

This is a self guided tour of downtown Raleigh’s most unique local art galleries, alternative art ventures, museums, and art studios .  These venues stay open late each first Friday of the month .

Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour

Offered by Tobacco Road Tours 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm this Pub Crawl is the best ever.  It runs each Friday and Saturday night with a stop at each bar and pub on the tour!  As a n added bonus we will also explore Raleigh’s “haunted” side as we tour downtown!

Walk The Moon

Performing at the Red Hat Amphitheater 6:30,  this Ohio based Indie Rock have a great blend of rock and pop music.

As the preferred housing partner of the Carolina Hurricanes, we at Home Suite Homes are proud to offer you Cary NC Temporary Housing for all your extended stay needs.  Why stay in a small, unwelcoming hotel, when you can rent a furnished apartment that’s spacious and comfortable, through Home Suite Home?  Our unit come with your choice of 2 or 3 bedrooms, comfortable furniture, and full kitchens, complete with all cooking utensils and more!  Call us now to make your reservation!


July 25, 2016
by sarah

Walnut Creek Concerts July/August/September

The Triangle Area is popular for it’s many tourist attractions. Among the many great Things To Do are exciting, awesome concerts offering many genres of music.  One of the absolute best venues for attending some of these great concerts is the Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

Walnut Creek | Furnished Apartment in Cary NC

This venue is one of the best outdoor theater in the area.  It hosts many artists each year. Opened in 1991 it was built by the City of Raleigh and can host 20,000 persons at a time.  It is a great venue for those wonderful summer events you will want to see. There is nothing better than an evening listening to some of the most exciting acts in all genres of music.  You will want to be sure to get your tickets quick!  This blog post offers up a schedule of concerts that are being offered throughout the next few months.

July 22nd

Dierks Bently  7:00 pm

July 23rd

Kool and the Gang  7:00 pm

July 24th

Gwen Stefani   7:00 pm

July 26th

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa  7:00 pm

July 28th

Counting Crows and Rob Thomas 6:45 pm

August 12th

Dixie Chicks  7:00 pm

August 13th

Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon 7:00 pm

August 19th

Keith Urban  7:30 pm

August 25th

Brantley Gilbert (Rescheduled from 6/23)  7:00 pm

September 2nd

Luke Bryan  7:00 pm

September 3rd

Luke Bryan  7:00 pm

September 10th

Darius Rucker  8:00 pm

September 14th

Heart with Joan Jett and Cheap Trick  6:30 pm

September 18th

Brad Paisley   7:00

September 30th

Jason Aldean  7:00 pm

As you can see there are some really great concerts scheduled for the next few months.  You will not want to miss them.  The Walnut Creek Amphitheater is part of a 77 acre area that sits on the banks of Walnut Creek.  Its specialty is hosting many large concerts in a beautiful venue.  Some seating is under cover and some on an open lawn.  Because this venue is a privately owned facility you will not find tickets to our concerts at any box office or suppliers.  Call us at    844-854-1450 8:00 am until 8:00 pm (CST) 7 days a week. Our address is 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Home Suite Home | Furnished Apartment in Cary NC

There are many reasons you may find yourself visiting the Triangle Area.  You will also need great accommodations while you are visiting.  Home Suite Home is the preferred housing partner of the fabulous Carolina Hurricanes.  As such we are very proud to offer you furnished apartments for all your extended stay needs.  Why stay in a small cramped hotel room when you can rent a furnished apartment through Home Suite Home?   All of our fully furnished apartments are spacious and very comfortable.

We have your choice of 2 or 3 bedroom furnished apartment in Cary NC that has comfortable furniture, full kitchens, with all you need to create a great meal.  If you need to book a stay for just yourself or for the entire family  give Home Suite Home a call today!  You will LOVE our accommodations!


July 20, 2016
by sarah

Raleigh Flea Market Part Two

In case you haven’t noticed, It is HOT outside.  With summer comes the hotter temperatures that can kind of drag us down.  It can also make us more on the lookout for really cool things to do to keep our minds off the weather.  If you are visiting the area with your family you are sure to be looking for fun things to occupy your free time.

Flea Markets | Cary NC Extended Stay Apartment

Last blog post we began telling you about the Raleigh Flea Market located in Raleigh NC.  It is one of the area’s original and probably on of the oldest flea markets in the state of North Carolina.  It is surely one of the largest.  The vendors are varied and all offer some great products as well as produce for you to look at and enjoy.   Located at the Historic State Fairgrounds this Flea Market is one of the states best tourist destinations with an estimated 2.4 million visitors each year.  This Flea Market offers more than 600 vendors and encompasses acres of ground both indoors and outdoors.  This Market offers up the Largest variety of jewelry, antiques, and furniture in all of the state of North Carolina!

No matter what you are looking for you are sure to find it here.  Ball card collectors, antique junkies, and pottery lovers will all find something here.  Also homemade goodies abound.  The following is a list of vendors continued from our previous blog post:

• Memorabilia

• Military Surplus

• Monogramming

• Nepal Arts, Crafts and Jewelry

• N.C. Hammocks

• Nintendo, Video Games

• Novelties

• One of a Kind Wooden Handicrafts

• Patio Furniture

• Pecan Resin Items

• Personalized Items

• Pet Supplies

• Pottery, NC Hand Thrown

• Primitives

• Produce and Gift Baskets

• Racing Cards and Collectibles

• Rare Stones and Gems

• Records

• Restaurant and Hotel Dinnerware

• Rockers and Caning Supplies

• Rubber Stamps

• Rugs – Area & Oriental

• Satsuma Pottery

• Shoes & Boots

• Sports Equipment

• Sunglasses

• Tee’s

• Telephones

• Tents & Tarps

• Tools

• Toys

• Vacuums

• Watkins Products

• Window Treatments

• Wall Hangings

We also offer the Shops at Dorton which has a really unique variety of retailers.  This is located across from the Dorton Arena.  These vendors include:

• Kidds’ Frames

• Enterprise Comics

• Press-Start Video Games

• Revive Boutique

• 1853 Grill

• John’s Army Surplus

• Mikel’s Coins

• D & H Coins

• Black Dog Electronics

• The Green Monkey – Located in the Education Building

• Mr. Lin’s Scooters

• Walk-in Tubs

• Bobby’s Leather & Things

As you can see this fabulous Market offers you a wholesome, family friendly, safe environment in which to browse, shop, and enjoy a day with your entire family.  There are plenty of activities and snacking to keep you busy for hours.  Again our location is 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh NC. Call 919-899-3532 for other information you may require.

Cary NC Extended Stay Apartment

The Triangle area is beautiful in any season.  If you are visiting the area or plan a visit soon give us a call at Home Suite Home.  We would love to help you plan your get away with some great accommodations.  We have Cary extended stay apartment units that provide plenty of room for your family and all the amenities you need.  Why stay in a crowded hotel room when you can spread out and really enjoy your vacation?  Call us today.