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Blue Ridge Towns

This section of our site provides information about great small towns found in the NC Blue Ridge Mountain region. Learn a little about each town’s history and what makes each one unique and charming.

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View our detailed Google map for the best places to eat, sleep, or play in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Narrow your interactive search by category to plan an exciting travel itinerary.

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Featured Specials & Events

Vacation Planning? Check here for the best events to be found the NC Blue Ridge Mountains this season. Take advantage of special discounts and offers made available by businesses throughout the region.

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Lodging

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Dining

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Party Rock Fire Thank you Celebration & Fundraiser

January 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure

'Party Rock Fire’ Thank you Celebration & Fundraiser Lake Lure & Chimney Rock Village Communities announce ‘Party Rock Fire’ Thank you Celebration & Fundraiser for Hickory Nut Gorge Fire Departments. Hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 Through a continuing sense of unity, several public and private organizations are coming together at Rumbling Bald Resort on Jan. 21st to honor local fire departments for their role in battling the recent Party Rock Fire. The event, called the “Party Rock Fire Thank you Celebration & Fundraiser” will also recognize several businesses, volunteers and others who went above and beyond in responding to the challenges of the 25+ day wildfire. Following a Chili Cook-off by Lake Lure Classical Academy earlier in the day, the thank you celebration & fundraiser will begin at 5:30pm. Although space is limited, all are welcome to attend this free event, which will include a cocktail reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a time for special recognitions, silent auctions, and some entertainment. “Despite the hardships associated with the Party Rock Fire, our community has been fortunate to have received such incredible aid and support from firefighters, town and county workers, and citizen volunteers at a time when so much was in danger of being swept away,” said James Cain, Managing Director of Rumbling Bald Resort. “Our two communities owe these men and women a tremendous debt for their courage and fortitude in the face of the most primal of dangers. We have much we wish to express in the way of our gratitude. This event is an ideal way for all of us to do that.” Lake Lure Mayor Bob Keith agreed. “We have all been blessed by the manner in which our entire community came together during this time to help and support one another when we needed it most.” Even before the fire was fully contained, representatives from several organizations began talking about a way to honor and support local firefighters and others who gave so much during the fire. It is in that spirit that Rumbling Bald Resort, its Homeowners’ Association, the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation, the municipalities of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure Classical Academy, and the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge will combine forces to raise funds for local fire departments. The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation will serve as the lead organization in managing all of the financial contributions raised, ensuring that all contributions go to the “Party Rock Fire Thank you Fund” for local fire departments. “By collaborating in this fashion we safeguard that 100 percent of all donations go directly to the Hickory Nut Gorge Fire Departments,” said Jack Barton, Foundation Treasurer. “Further, this consolidation opens the way for expanding the impact of giving far beyond what any individual, or a single organization, could achieve alone.” Donations are tax-deductible and should be made to the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. There are three ways to give: 1) Directly at the Party Rock Fire Recovery Celebration at Rumbling Bald Resort on January 21. 2) Online, anytime the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation’s website at www.hngfoundation.org/party-rock-firefighters-fund.html 3) By mail to The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation, PO Box 783, Lake Lure, NC 28746. For specific questions related to financial contributions, contact Jack Barton at 704-578-5507 OR by email at jkbarton@me.com Schedule of Events: Chili Cook-Off 12noon-3pm on the Terrace. Taste and Judge the very best from local Cooks. Donations are accepted and a tasting fee may apply. All ages. Also, take part in a Silent Auction. Fire Department Demonstrations 3pm-5pm on Bald Mountain Driving Range. The event will include various demonstrations by local Fire Departments. Free to attend. All ages. Evening Event 5:30pm-9pm on the Terrace. This event is RSVP only with limited space and will include a cocktail reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a time for special recognitions, silent auctions, and some entertainment. To RSVP for the Jan. 21st event, please call 828-694-3016 by Jan. 16th. Space is limited.

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Today is the day! Sign up for Family Camp or Father Son Camp! Don't miss the chance to invest in your family. You're never too old to be a camper. To sign up, or for more info, visit: family.ridgecrestcamps.com

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Busking in the Blue Ridge Mountains (downtow Asheville)... what a way to spend an evening...strolling, eating & beer drinking and the sights and sounds the buskers bring to the experience!
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We're LIVE in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, with Abby the Spoon Lady and Fly By Night Rounders, some of the most recognizable buskers (street performers) in town. They are among the numerous buskers who provide the soundtrack to the streets on any given night in downtown. #AshevilleMagic #TuneIntoAVL To learn more about the busking scene in Asheville, click here: bit.ly/2d3b67x

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Looking Glass Falls...bet its cold today!!
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Looking Glass Fall

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NC Blue Ridge shared TMS Media's Sliding Rock – A Natural Water Slide.

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Ah the days of summer, sunshine and sweeter temperatures than today in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
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I would LOVE to do this.

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Want to experience the great outdoors of the NC Blue Ridge Mountains? Get in touch with Christy Thrift of Thrifty Adventures in Spruce Pine, NC - you won't BELIEVE how much fun you can have in the cold and snow here!
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Today's hike at Springmaid Mountain to the waterfall. Great hike with new friends!

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Thrifty AdventuresThanks for the share!!

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NC Blue Ridge shared Tryon International Equestrian Center's photo.

It got a lil cold down in Tryon at the Equestrian Center. But they WILL be all thawed out in time for the 2018 World Cup!!
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#TIEC is looking magical under a blanket of snow that began to fall last night!

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