6 Best Winter Festivals and Parades in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina has a long tradition of unique winter festivals and Christmas parades that are as unique as the cities and towns that hold them. From intriguing arts and breathtaking displays to one of a kind shops, Christmas in Western North Carolina is not to be missed. Here are a few of the Christmas […]

10 of the Best Smart Home Gadgets for Your Mountain Home

One of the biggest challenges for many mountain homeowners is combining modern with a natural, rustic design. Smart gadgets can bring your home into the modern tech age both functionally and aesthetically, without taking away from the calm rustic mountain vibe. Below is a list of our top 10 must-have smart home gadgets to make […]

Best Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

Come enjoy the rolling, forest filled hills of the Great Smoky Mountains! Straddling the borders of North Carolina and Tennessee, this mountain range contains some of the best cities of each state. From Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in Tennessee to Cherokee and Bryson City in North Carolina. The Smoky Mountains are littered with outdoor activities, […]

10 Interior Design Ideas for Your Mountain Home

Designing a home worthy of your extraordinary mountain views can be a challenging task. What type of wood should I use for the floors? How many watts for the bulbs? What colors should I use? The sheer volume of decisions can be overwhelming. We are here to help. Below are 10 interior design ideas to […]

Best Places for Gem Mining Near Asheville, NC

There is a long tradition of mining for precious gems in Western North Carolina. In fact, the first discovery of gold in the United States was made in North Carolina. The state remained the leader in gold mining until the California Gold Rush. Today, visitors and locals are still finding treasure. From gold to quartz […]

Explore the Pisgah National Forest

Come enjoy the sites and sounds that make Pisgah National Forest so worthy of preserving. Originally part of the Biltmore Estate, the 500,000 acre forest is a short 20-minute drive from Asheville. Due to Pisgah’s sheer size, it is divided into three regions spanning 15 North Carolina counties with various outdoor activities for visitors. While […]

Reach for the Stars at the Learning Center at PARI

Looking for an adventure? The Learning Center at PARI will take you on an exploration of the cosmos sure to bring out the astronaut in learners and adventurers of all ages.    What is the Learning Center at PARI? In 1963, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carved out 200 acres of the Pisgah […]

Exploring the River Arts District, Asheville, NC

Whether you are a creative or not, the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina has artwork for everyone to appreciate. Step into the River Arts District (RAD) and be inspired by the work of over 200 artists that call the district home. The RAD features 23 industrial buildings nestled around train tracks along the […]

NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC

Every Labor Day weekend farmers from across the state of North Carolina come together to celebrate the NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC. The Festival, a four-day-long celebration, honors the crops of farmers that make North Carolina the 7th largest Apple producing state in the nation. The festival features events that are fun for the […]

6 Top Kitchen Design Tips For your Mountain Home

Meals can bring people together, which is why designing your kitchen is the first step to making your mountain house a home. Selecting the right elements for your mountain home kitchen requires an understanding of the style you want to display. Are you looking for a cozy rustic design or a welcoming modern style? Maybe […]

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