Shopping Archives - NC Blue Ridge


When you leave the Blue Ridge, you’ll want to take home more than beautiful memories. We’re talking serious loot here—original artwork, clothing, jewelry, farm products, handmade goods. What the French Broad River is to paddlers, the stores of the Blue Ridge are to shoppers. Blue Ridge Shopping—it’s high adventure!

Altapass Orchard

1025 Orchard Rd.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-9531
(888) 765-9531

Take a family hayride back in time with storytelling about “the most historically active place” along the Blue Ridge Parkway. An Appalachian cultural & historical center celebrating the people, music, art & natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A century old, the Orchard sits…

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Antique Tobacco Barn

75 Swannanoa River Rd
Asheville, NC 28805

Voted “Best place to buy antiques in western NC”- Mountain Xpress…Featuring 77,000 Sq. Ft of shopping… and over 75 dealers. The Antique Tobacco Barn has been winning this category since before its wares became antiques (this is only a slight exaggeration). Showcasing finds for everyone…

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Asheville Outlets

800 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Nestled in the mountain of Asheville, NC, Asheville Outlets, a new open-air outlet center, features close to 70 outlets including name brand favorites: Coach, J. Crew Factory, Nike Factory Store, SKECHERS, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Vera Bradley, Cole Haan, RH Outlet, Dillard’s Clearance…

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Banner Elk, NC

100 W. Main St
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Escape, unwind, indulge in Banner Elk, a popular getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the North Carolina High Country. It’s a place that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Visitors enjoy a richness of culture and adventure. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone…

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Bear Tracks Travel Center & Outdoor Adventures

10932 Rosman Hwy.
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

Bear Tracks Travel Center, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Lake Toxaway, is the destination for all of your travel, shopping and adventure needs. For the traveler, we offer Food, Fuel, Tourist Information, ATM, Clean Restrooms, Maps, Movie Rentals, and Lottery. For the…

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Bellagio Art to Wear

5 Biltmore Plaza
Asheville, NC 28803

Bellagio showcases an exquisite collection of distinctive clothing, accessories and jewelry in an opulent boutique setting. Acclaimed American made artists with a passion for exotic textures, sublime colors and innovative techniques offer contemporary styles that define Bellagio Art to…

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Bellagio Everyday

40 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Bellagio Everyday, located in Historic Downtown Asheville, offers versatile and innovative clothing for women “at work” or “on the go” in a broad range of prices and sizes.  Expand your wardrobe with affordably priced coordinating basics by Planet and Sympli.

The contemporary elliptical…

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Blue Ridge Soap Shed

179 Meadow View Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

The Soap Shed makes one of the largest variety of handmade soaps in America, with more than 100 different soaps available at their retail shop in Spruce Pine located just 6/10th mile from Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331. Take home some Blue Ridge Wildflowers, Fresh Mountain Air or one of many…

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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Celebrating 25 years, Blue Spiral 1 presents fine art and crafts by exceptional Southern artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery in the heart of downtown Asheville. The spacious venue spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 features a wide…

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Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

2753 Lynn Rd. Suite A
Tryon, NC 28782

Four quaint towns are the center of life in the Carolina Foothills. Tryon, Columbus and Saluda, NC and Landrum, SC. Together, they comprise the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, with great shopping, dining and just-browsing-around options a-plenty. But each town has its unique appeal, its special…

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Davidson River Outfitters

49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Davidson River Outfitters is a full service Fly Shop offering, Sage, Temple Fork, St. Croix, Fishpond and other top name manufactures. We offer a full guide service for Trout and Smallmouth Bass; take your choice of a wade trip or a more relaxed float trip down one of the local rivers. We have 3…

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34 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-2250

Enchanté!  At Désirant, we believe in living life beautifully. We offer an eclectic collection of curated items to complement your lifestyle. Our  boutique takes your curiosity and quest for distinctive pieces to heart.  We are continuously scouring markets, curating our collection, in order…

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Folk Art Center – Southern Highland Craft Guild

382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815

The Folk Art Center, located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is one of Asheville’s most popular attractions for both vacationers and locals. Juried craftspeople from the Blue Ridge Mountains of nine southern states are represented through exhibitions, special events and daily craft…

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Grove Arcade Shopping & Restaurant Row

1 Page Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Grove Arcade
One of Asheville’s architectural jewels, the historic Grove Arcade is located on Battery Hill in downtown Asheville. After being closed to the public in 1942, E.W. Grove’s elaborately embellished building was meticulously restored and reopened to the public in…

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Heartwood Gallery

21 East Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

Come discover an intriguing gallery of American Craft (no “s”) located in the center of historic downtown Saluda, North Carolina. You’ll find creativity expressed in all its forms reflecting the quality craftsmanship of our mountain region. Fine handmade items to view, use, live with and give…

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Historic Valdese, NC ~ Merchants Association

888-VALDESE (825-3373)

The Valdese Merchants Association is a group of various business owners working together to promote the downtown district of Valdese North Carolina.

A Waldensian settlement in the foothills of North Carolina.The founding of Valdese in Burke County by the Waldensians won…

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Historic Village of Tryon, NC

301 North Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782

Welcome to the most wonderful place you may not have heard of: Tryon, North Carolina. Located smack dab in the center of the triangle formed by Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC, we’re close to everything but away from it all. Want endless nightlife, countless restaurants and shopping…

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Lake James Cellars Winery & The Old Mill Antiques

204 E. Main St., Hwy 70
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Lake James Cellars is a winery located in the foothills of North Carolina. Our name comes from the nearby beautiful Lake James. Step through the leaded-glass front doors of our restored 1915 textile mill building, located in Glen Alpine, NC and taste the magnificent flavors of our

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina!

Located at exit 334 off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Little Switzerland, NC 28752

The community of Little Switzerland is as unique as the name itself. It embodies what western NC is all about and promotes the region and all that it has to offer. From Little Switzerland lodging to Little Switzerland jewelry, you will find more information than you could ever ask for when looking…

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Mast General Store – Asheville

15 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Restored to its 1940’s heyday along historic Biltmore Avenue, the Mast General Store in Asheville features everything you might need for a day in the kitchen, a trek along a mountain trail, or a trip around the world. From Mast Store’s traditional casual clothing to Euro-comfort shoes and from…

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Mast General Store – Hendersonville

527 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Experience the “essence of the era!” The Mast General Store in Hendersonville was built in 1905, the waning years of the Victorian period. Inside you’ll be greeted by wooden floors, a pressed tin ceiling, and the scent of cinnamon. Discover housewares your great-grandmother might have used,…

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McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA)

50 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752

The McDowell Arts Council Association was created by the community to share the legacy of local, artistic heritage while promoting local artists and enriching cultural life in McDowell County. The arts council encourages local artists by providing gallery space, a retail shop, teaching…

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Mountain Harvest Organics, Lodging & Farm Tours

77 Wyatt Ln.
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Mountain Harvest Organics is a paradise for nature seekers and foodies alike. During your visit, you might just find yourself wondering through the organic gardens, maybe even helping harvest seasonable produce for healthy and incredibly fresh meals, or perhaps you’ll have fun visiting with the…

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New Morning Gallery

7 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803

New Morning Gallery in Historic Biltmore Village features 13,500 square feet of delightfully displayed pottery, furniture, glassware, jewelry, garden art and much more all handcrafted by American Artisans.

New Morning’s furniture gallery staff offers the best in interior design consulting to…

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Reeves Homeplace B&B & Farm, Lodging & Experiences

49 Reeves Home Place
Leicester, NC 28748

Welcome to Reeves Home Place Farm Bed & Breakfast. Our farm has been in the Reeves family for over 180 years and is located on the Madison/Buncombe County line, in an area known as the beautiful Sandy Mush, North Carolina Community. Our original farmhouse Bed & Breakfast offers four…

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

162 N. Main St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Welcome to Rutherford County! Do you like museums? Classic Cars, a Farmers Museum and Train Museums, our KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum or the Bostic Lincoln Center -we say the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, or Bechtler House where the first gold coin was made in the USA .

Hungry? We…

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Saluda, NC – Saluda Business Association

Downtown Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

We welcome you to Saluda, North Carolina!
Located where the foothills end and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina begins … we invite you to visit our historic downtown featuring a century-old general store, locally sourced restaurants, bakeries and amazing ice cream parlors and coffee…

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Stuart Nye Hand Wrought Jewelry at Folk Art Center

940 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

When in Asheville you may visit a LOCAL TRADITION weekdays from 8:00 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 3:30 Since 1933 we have made quality jewelry by hand in natures own designs. We work in Sterling Silver, Copper and Brass. You may watch our craftsmen at work, get answers to your questions, and see a wide…

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Switzerland Cafe & General Store

9440 Hwy 226A
Little Switzerland, NC 28752
(828) 765-5289
Our Switzerland Cafe general store offers: Imported wines and beers, Imported and domestic cheeses, Deli and take-out menu, Candy and foodstuffs, Fine local crafts and lots more!
We are open 7 days per week, from 9am to 6pm.  Here for 

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The Twisted Pear – Tap Room & Bottle Shop Rutherfordton

187 N Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 447-9599

Located on Main St., in downtown Rutherfordton, The Pear offers an eclectic mix of home decor, a large selection of his and her gifts, affordable fashion accessories and jewelry, as well as offering the largest selection of craft beer and wine in Rutherford County. We carry over 200 different…

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The Twisted Pear -Tap Room and Bottle Shop – Forest City

184 E Main St
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 447-9599

Located in the heart of BEAUTIFUL Downtown Forest City, The Twisted Pear offers an eclectic mix of home decor, a large selection of his and her gifts, affordable fashion accessories and jewelry, as well as offering the largest selection of craft beer and wine in Rutherford County. We carry over…

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Toe River Arts Council – Burnsville, NC

102 West Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

The Toe River Arts Council Gallery, housed in a 100-year old building, is a stone’s throw from the Town Square in Burnsville. The gallery is the local showcase for the artists who live in the Toe River Valley and who make this area so unique and unparalleled in artistic talent. TRAC promotes the…

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Toe River Arts Council – Spruce Pine, NC

269 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

The Toe River Arts Council Spruce Pine Gallery, Mitchell County, is 30 minutes from the Burnsville facility on the Upper Street of the small town. Intrepid travelers and seekers of art can find it and find out about it all in the gallery—viewing rotating showcases, enjoying the gift shop…

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Town of Forest City – Rutherford County, NC

128 North Powell St.
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 248-5202

What is now Forest City began as a crossroads on the Shelby-Rutherfordton and Spartanburg-Lincolnton Roads. Originally, the town was incorporated as Burnt Chimney in 1877. A replica near the site of the original chimney adorns the public square today.

Today, the population of Forest City is…

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VESSEL of Brevard

24 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712

Offering fine gem/mineral specimens; and hand-crafted jewelry from the world’s most creative artists; in the heart of downtown Brevard, NC.Vessel was created to bring gems and fossils back to main street and open the opportunity for families to learn more about earths treasures. We carry a wide…

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VESSEL on Main – Hendersonville

234 N Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Offering hand-crafted jewelry from the world’s most creative artists and unique natural specimens; in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, NC. Vessel was created to bring gems and fossils back to main street and open the opportunity for families to learn more about earths treasures. We carry a…

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Weaverville Business Association

30 S. Main St.
Weaverville, NC 28787

Located just 7 miles north of Asheville, Weaverville has all the cosmopolitan perks of Asheville but at a slower pace.  Join us for gourmet pastries over coffee.  Make conversation with the locals who gather to discuss the day’s news.  Hike or bike in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains…

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