• Village Art & Craft Fair in Biltmore Village celebrates 45th year!

    Now celebrating it’s 45th year, Biltmore Village businesses, New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, sponsors a high quality craft fair know as the “Village Art and Craft Fair” on the grounds of the Cathedral of all Souls in Biltmore Village. In its 45th year, the VACF continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to […]
  • BURNSVILLE, NC – Voted a “Perfect Small Town for a Summer Vacation”

    Burnsville is the perfect spot for a summer vacation, according to a Country Living an article authored by writer Perrio O. Blumberg. The beautiful little mountain town was included in’s list of “20 Small Mountain Towns Perfect for a Summer Vacation.” What makes it perfect? The historic town square is encircled by local eateries, arts & craft […]
  • Happy Birthday and a big welcome to one of our newest members, The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!

    But we also welcome the Inn as our OLDEST member in Blue Ridge Mountain Host. And that is even older than our member, The Biltmore Estate. The Esmeralda Inn was built in Chimney Rock Village in 1891, a mere 125 years ago, by Colonel Tom Turner. The Inn once served as a stagecoach stop for travelers. Today […]
  • 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 […]
  • Hey Day Fall Family Festival

    The Western North Carolina Nature Center presents the  40th Annual Hey Day Family Fall Festival. Hey Day is the largest WNC Nature Center event of the year and celebrates the wildlfe, culture, and community of western North Carolina. Hey Day will run on Saturday October 8th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be available […]
  • Bike Show at Asheville Outlets to Benefit Ride for Kids Event Follows Annual Poker Run with Schroader’s Honda of Hendersonville ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (May 20, 2016) – Asheville Outlets and Schroader’s Honda will team up to host the 2016 Ride for Kids Bike Show & Run on June 18th . The ride begins at Schroader’s […]
  • State of Origin Beer Fest 6/11- NC Beers & Ingredients Spotlighted

    MORGANTON, N.C. – Several of North Carolina’s premier breweries will showcase beers from NC-sourced ingredients at the State of Origin Beer Festival Saturday, June 11. This popular event returns to downtown Morganton’s courthouse square for its third year and features approximately two dozen breweries. The festival was created by the owners of Morganton’s Fonta Flora Brewery […]
  • Western North Carolina Town of Rutherfordton, N.C. Launches Four New Trails

    RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (APRIL 29, 2016): Located in western North Carolina, the Town of Rutherfordton is introducing four new trails just in time for spring strolls and family outings. The four trails include the Gold Mile, Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Kid’s Main Street Safari and Purple Martin Greenway. The public is invited to attend a ribbon […]
  • Parkway Playhouse’s 70th Season Runs from May 7 to Oct. 8

    BURNSVILLE, N.C. – Actors take the stage for the 70th season at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, May 7. The first production is “Steel Magnolias.  ”The Mainstage Season runs until Oct. 8, including four plays and two musicals. One standout is “The Ballad of Frankie Silver,” June 4-18. The play is based on the novel by New […]
  • May 5th Celebration -First “Saturday Night Lights” -Tryon International Equestrian Center

    MILL SPRING, N.C. (April 29, 2016): Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will begin the first week of international competition of the 2016 season on Wednesday, May 4, and host a week of activities and entertainment for competitors and spectators. Visitors to the facility can enjoy a fun-filled week as the venue welcomes the start of […]
  • Emerald Village featured in “Lost Treasure” Magazine

    Lost Treasure Magazine calls itself The Treasure Hunter’s Guide to Adventure & Fortune and boasts the largest circulation of any Treasure Publication.  The February issue featured Emerald Village in an article on WNC entitled “A Rockhound’s Paradise”.  The well-written article includes a photo of the picturesque Bon Ami Mine at Emerald Village. Calling Emerald Village […]
  • Rutherfordton, N.C. Kicks Off Spring with Three-Day Celebration this May 5-7

    RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (April 4, 2016): Downtown Rutherfordton is welcoming spring with a major three-day celebration that starts on Thursday, May 5 with a 20th anniversary fiesta followed by Rutherfordton’s spring music series on Friday, and wraps with a full-day street festival on Saturday. From civil war history and antebellum homes to eclectic restaurants and an amazing […]
  • Blue Ridge Mtn Host Board visits the NuWray Inn in Burnsville

    March 22, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Mountain Host joined members and guests for a regional tourism networking event at the historic NuWray Inn in Burnsville NC on March 22nd. There were hosted by couples/owners Eric & Christy Wilson and Joey & Jill Farmer. The Wilsons & Farmer’s  purchased the 3-story, 16,500 squarefoot clapboard colonial in […]
  • Merry Falls, near DuPont State Forest

    When you are visiting the waterfalls at DuPont State Recreational Forest, consider driving back toward Asheville on Cascade Lake Road to see the beautiful Merry Falls. This split waterfall is about 12 feet tall at the upper tier with a lower series of cascades that drop another 20 feet. Few people travel this scenic drive since […]
  • Rutherford Housing Partnership Hosts 8th Annual Gears & Gables Ride

    RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (March 16, 2016): Rutherford Housing Partnership(RHP) is hosting its 8th annual Gears & Gables cycling ride on May 7 in conjunction with downtown Rutherfordton’s MayFest celebration. The nonprofit organization provides urgent home repairs for families in need. RHP provides materials; volunteers provide labor. This year’s ride includes three new routes, including one […]


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