Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains


Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains


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.


Interactive Map

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.


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.



Experience the mountains your way.


Rest your feet by the fire after a fun-filled day in the mountains!


Sample some of the best food the Blue Ridge mountains has to offer.

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Your next adventure starts here in NC! Rock Climb, Rappel, Whitewater and Flat Water, Tubing, Yoga Hikes, Youth Programs

Christy ThriftThanks for sharing!!!

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Updated! See our Sliding Rock insider's guide with pics, video & tips:

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If you haven't seen the Appalachian Mural Trail website, go to Our new Appalachian Mural Trail is so exciting! We have 6 new murals ready to be dedicated to the trail coming up in April, May and June and a new one being planned in Cherokee. Keep tuned in for more dates and happenings! This image shows small parts of the murals that are being dedicated. They are beautiful and a sight to see!

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Already a town fav in Forest a 2nd great location in Rutherfordton!
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Ready or not, Rutherfordton, here we come! Chestnut Forge & Furniture, MyRutherfordton, The Twisted Pear

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Thanks for voting us as a "readers choice" for Best of the Blue Ridge Outdoors 2017. We appreciate you and your continued support! Please share Thrifty Adventures with others. Book 2016 trips now, calendar is up and current through September. Simply visit our website or click book now! Most popular trips: Spider Lily Paddle and BBQ (May-June), waterfall rappelling, youth programs, whitewater and rock climbing trips!

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Thrifty Adventuresthanks for sharing!!!!

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Ziplining is a great way to distract the 3rd wheel! And Valentine's Day zips include a champagne toast 😉

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Sweetheart Ball

February 10, 2017, 6:00pm

Foothills Cafe

Experience a romantic evening with that special somone with an evening of dining and dancing. A night out to create special memories that will last a lifetime. Seating is limited. Purchase your tickets today.

Latest News

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Host celebrates 23 years with a Marketing Seminar for Members

    Blue Ridge Mountain Host members and board of directors gathered on November 1st at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce for their annual Marketing conference as well as to celebrate their 23rd year of operations in Western North Carolina.  Melinda Massey, Board President, welcomed guest speakers Molly Oakman, of the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Boomer […]
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Host meets at Historic Mountain Magnolia Inn

    The Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Mountain Host were hosted by Mr. Pete Nagle, owner of the beautiful and historic Mountain Magnolia Inn, followed by a networking event with Madison County tourism officials, the board, members and guests. In 1996, Karen and Pete Nagle bought what is now the Mountain Magnolia Inn as a mountain vacation […]