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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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Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

5205 Appletree Lane
NC 28655
828-437-1224

Experience a Blue Ridge Mountain fall adventure at Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill, where apples have been grown since 1930. You can pick apples, go on a Saturday wagon tour of the orchard, watch apples sorted, sample an apple cider slushie, or picnic in the Apple Pickin’ Picnic Shelter. Browse…

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Asheville Distilling -Home of Troy & Sons Heirloom Moonshine and Troy & Sons Oak Reserve Whiskey

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 575-2000

We are the only distillery in the world producing spirits made with Crooked Creek Corn, an open-pollinated heirloom white corn and pure Appalachian spring water, so we know we are producing a true authentic American Spirit. It’s our pleasure to bring to you The World’s Finest Moonshine. With…

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Asheville Helicopter Tours

240 Wright Brothers Way
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-209-5106

Wonderful year-round helicopter tours along the Blue Ridge Parkway. See the best of the Asheville area landmarks, favorite tourist attractions and wonderful natural beauty of the Western North Carolina mountains! Taking off from Asheville Regional Airport, quickly passing the Biltmore Estate and…

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Asheville Outlets

800 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-667-2308

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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Bellagio Art to Wear

5 Biltmore Plaza
Asheville, NC 28803
828-277-8100

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
828-255-0221

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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Biltmore

One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
828-225-1333
877-Biltmore

Discover the timeless hospitality of Biltmore® in Asheville, NC. Your admission includes the breathtaking beauty of Biltmore House—America’s largest home®—a masterpiece of architecture filled with treasures and antiques. Stroll through century-old gardens vibrant in every season that…

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Biltmore Winery

1 Winery Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 225-6280
800-411-3812

Visit our historic winery on Biltmore’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Savor complimentary tastings, a wine bar, specialty tastings, and more as part of your distinctive experience at America’s most-visited winery, located in the heart of…

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Black Mountain & The Swannanoa Valley

Chamber/Visitor Center @ 201 E. State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-2300
800-669-2301

Make Black Mountain your vacation headquarters. We are officially the Little Town That Rocks!  Our quaint and charming town is full of wonderful locally owned shops and galleries. We have amazing independantly owned restaurants. Stay at a historic B&B or quaint cottage while visiting some of…

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Blind Squirrel Brewery Outpost – Burnsville

109 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 536-9491

Be sure to visit our newest Outpost location in Burnsville, NC! We are serving our great menu and hand-crafted beverages Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mon & Tues). Our friendly staff is waiting to serve you only feet from the town square. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

We offerpub style…

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Blue Ridge Distilling Co. – Home of Defiant Whisky

GPS=228 Redbud Lane/Bostic NC 28018
In Golden Valley, NC
828-245-2041

The Defiant spirit runs through our souls. That craving for adventure and breaking away from convention. Finding truth in authenticity. Some chase a few defiant moments. Others live a lifetime in the spirit.

Our crew behind the stills are salvage divers by trade, working at the edge of…

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Blue Ridge Heritage Trail

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
828-296-7230

The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail helps you explore the stories of the culture and landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The Trail is not a “Point A to Point B” trail, but rather many stops throughout the region. You can enjoy a single stop or piece together several sites by…

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Blue Ridge Soap Shed

179 Meadow View Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
828-765-6001

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
828-251-0202
800-291-2513

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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Burnsville Anglers – Fly Fishing

Hwy 19E
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 691-1506

Our goal is to provide the best fishing experience on the water, while teaching and passing knowledge on to others.We are Burnsville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service offering professional guided fishing trips for the novice and the expert. We are dedicated to providing exceptional fishing trips…

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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

1928 Little River Rd
Flat Rock, NC 28713
828-693-4178

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carl Sandburg and communicating the stories of his works, life and significance as an American poet, writer, historian, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, and social activist. Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for…

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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock Park

PO Box 39
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
828-625-9611
800-277-9611

One of NC’s newest state parks, Chimney Rock brings the best of the mountains together in one place. With sweeping, panoramic, 75-mile views of the Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and the Carolina Piedmont from its summit, standing atop the Chimney is a one-of-a-kind experience – one that is…

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Cradle of Forestry

11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-3130

This unique historic site is home of the first forestry school in America, The Biltmore Forest School- 1898-1913. Today the Cradle of Forestry is a favorite Blue Ridge attraction in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. Highlights include: 18-minute movie, hands-on exhibits, helicopter…

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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

31 South Broad St
Brevard, NC 28712
828-877-4700

Gem Mining in NC! Located in Downtown Brevard, easy access from Asheville and Hendersonville! Crystal Mountain Gem Mine brings you and your family the unique experience of Gem Mining for your very own gem stones, keep everything you find! Enjoy our 52′ indoor water flume and our Rock & Fossil…

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Davidson River Outfitters

95 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-4181
888-861-0111

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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Deep Woods Mushrooms & The Mushroom Guy

70 Deep Woods Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759
828-243-3589

Farm Tours, Workshops, Classes & Services and your source for locally grown Mushrooms from the Fun-Guy of Western North Carolina! Deep Woods Mushrooms is the place to go, from beginners to seasoned growers. We have the stuff to help you successfully grow the Fungi!

We offer regularly…

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Désirant

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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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28793
(828) 692-6560

At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, in Hendersonville, NC, you become a prospector from the 1800’s and mine for real gem stones that you can keep! Gems that are found daily include Rubys, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, Adventurine, Sodalite, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine…

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Emerald Village

331 McKinney Mine Rd.
Little Switzerland, NC 28749
828-765-6463

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour from Asheville, is Emerald Village, North Carolina’s #1 gem mining attraction!  Tour a real mine, see old mining equipment & enjoy the splashing waterfall!  See the Company Store, re-creating an old mining town. Visit Discovery Mill, with many…

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Event Center at Highland Brewing

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803
828-299-3370

Imagine sipping on a perfect pint while overlooking the inner workings of Highland Brewing Company. Or, drink in the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the tree covered hillsides that surround the brewery. You can, and so can your guests, be close to the craft when you host your…

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Fine Arts Theatre

36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-1536

The Fine Arts Theatre has been Asheville’s home for Art & Independent film for twenty years. Premiering over 50 films a year, the theatre is open daily with matinees, evening viewings and late shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Convenient off-street parking is available at one of two…

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Folk Art Center – Southern Highland Craft Guild

382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815
828-298-7928

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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Folkmoot USA International Folk Festival

112 Virginia Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-452-2997

Folkmoot USA – Experience the World in Western North Carolina Through a Traveling Festival of Traditional World Dance & Music!

In 1973, Dr. Clinton Border, a Waynesville surgeon, accompanied a local square dance team to a folk festival in Sidmouth, England. There began the dream that would,…

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Fountain Of Youth Day Spa

516 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 698-2954

You can find advanced Massage Therapy at the Fountain Of Youth Day Spa in Hendersonville, North Carolina, nestled in the WNC mountains, whether you are just vacationing, traveling through on a business trip or are lucky enough to live in the wonderful town of Hendersonville, North Carolina.  The…

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French Broad Adventures

9800 U.S. Hwy 25/70
Marshall, NC 28753
(800) 570-7238

Whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, calm water float trips – we’ve got it all! Raft & Zipline with us & experience two of Asheville’s natural wonders; the French Broad River & the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, with French Broad Adventures you don’t have to…

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

11 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 505-2949

Nestled in Historic Biltmore Village just outside the entrance to the Biltmore Estate, the Tudor-inspired Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville rises majestically to welcome its guests. Its Old-World ambiance with antique fixtures, hand-carved furniture and rustic design finishes blends seamlessly with…

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Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy
Linville, NC 28646
828-733-2013
800-468-7325

Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge and a nature preserve of global importance. Inspiring scenery helps you leave city life behind when you cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph bears, otters, cougars, eagles and deer up close in natural habitats, and hike…

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Green River Adventures

111 E Main St
Saluda, NC 28773
828.749.2800
800-335-1530

Green River Adventures in Saluda, NC provides an unforgettable outdoor experience with top notch customer service as its core value. With their roots based in kayak instruction, they have evolved into a full-adventure business providing everything from the most popular Guided Inflatable Kayak trips…

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Grove Arcade & Restaurant Row

1 Page Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-7799

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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Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery

318 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-8333

Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY in downtown Hendersonville. Hands On! is an educational and fun children’s museum offering exhibits and programs, and a great way to spend the day with your children, grandchildren, and students ages 1–10. This is a safe…

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Heartwood Gallery

21 East Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-9365

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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Hendersonville & Henderson County, NC

Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-693-9708
800-828-4244

Hendersonville is located, 22 miles south of Asheville, and 15 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, on a plateau of 2200 feet above sea level.  Henderson County includes the towns of Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Laurel Park, Mills River, Mountain Home, Bat Cave, Gerton, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Fletcher,…

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Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803
828-299-3370

Highland Brewing Company has brewed high quality, fresh beer since 1994. Asheville’s first legal brewery since Prohibition, it is a local favorite for beer fans, music fans, and families and one of the largest breweries born in the Southeast. The spacious tasting room and meadow are inviting…

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Historic Valdese, NC ~ Merchants Association

828-874-3574
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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Jackson Farm & Petting Zoo

2025 Gilliam Mountain Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-233-6399
828-551-2883

Jackson Farm and Petting Zoo located in the Edneyville community of Hendersonville features over 100 animals to visit; 4 petting zones to get up close with some of the animals; staff to tell about them.  Domestic animals and unusual animals live at the Zoo. Animals include a kinkachou, an…

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LEAF Community Arts

Black Mountain , NC 28711
(828) 686-8742

LEAF Community Arts (LEAF), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is comprised of LEAF Festival, LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International.  In 2013, we archived the name Lake Eden Arts Festival, honoring our history and recognizing that the heart of the work with cultural arts…

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Linville Caverns

19929 US 221 North
Marion, NC 28752
828-756-4171
800-419-0540

For great family fun, step inside a mountain at the only show cavern in the NC Blue Ridge. Guided tours take visitors through Humpback Mountain along a level pathway beside an underground stream. Linville Caverns is home to many fascinating features, including unusual stalactites & stalagmites,…

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Little Switzerland Business Assoc.

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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Little Switzerland Motorcycle Rentals @ Skyline Village Inn

12255 NC HWY 226A
Spruce Pine (near Little Switzerland), NC 28777
828-765-9394

At Little Switzerland Motocycle Rentals, we offer Dual Sport rentals! We are located on the premises of the Skyline Village Inn, which is at milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 226A (at the Diamondback) near Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland,

We now have a BMW 650 GS, a Yamaha TW200…

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Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls and Lake James- McDowell County, NC

91 S. Catawba Ave.
Old Fort, NC 28752
828-668-4282
888-233-6111

Refresh!  Relax! Ride!  The Blue Ridge Travelers’ Trails include refreshing waterfall and hiking trails, relaxing kayak and tube floats on the Catawba River and challenging, scenic rides on mountain routes like the Diamondback NC.   Experience challenging, single track trails through the Pisgah…

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Mast General Store – Asheville

15 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-1883

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
828-696-1883

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
828-652-8610

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 Gateway Museum

24 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762
(828) 668-9259

The Mountain Gateway Museum, nestled in an idyllic setting in the town of Old Fort, brings you stories that are almost as old as these hills. See what mountain life was like when you tour our historic log cabins. Have a picnic on the banks of Mill Creek. Visit on a Sunday to listen to (or play!)…

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Nantahala Outdoor Center – Whitewater Rafting

13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713-9114
828.785.5082
800-232-7238

Rated “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been the leader in the rafting industry since 1972. We have outfitted more guests across the globe than any other outdoor company. NOC offers family friendly adventures for rafting and paddling on 8…

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Navitat Canopy Adventures

242 Poverty Branch Rd.
Barnardsville, NC 28709
828.626.3700
855.628.4828

Tree-based zipline canopy adventures that thrill, educate, and inspire.

Welcome to Navitat Canopy Adventures Asheville, where our passion and our focus is tree-based adventure! Consistently called one of the best zipline canopy tours in the nation, Navitat is a fully guided,…

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New Morning Gallery

7 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803
828-274-2831

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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North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
828-665-2492

Natural beauty comes in a kaleidoscope of colors every season at The North Carolina Arboretum. Surrounded by lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, the Arboretum is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 393.

The 434-acre public garden offers…

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Pack’s Tavern

20 S. Spruce St.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-6944

Locally owned and operated since opening the doors in April of 2010, Pack’s Tavern and “the Yellow Truck” have grown into a known staple in Asheville’s downtown scene. Pack’s Tavern is proud to be housed in the historic Hayes and Hopson building in the middle of Pack Square Park. Built in…

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Pearson’s Falls

2720 Pearson Falls Road
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-3031

Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, hosting over 20,000 visitors each year.  We are located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy.  76, between the towns of Tryon and Saluda.This unique botanical preserve is comprised of 268

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Petzold Distilleries- Home of Carl’s Carolina Spirits

6461 Highway 212
Marshall, NC 28753
828-656-2863 / 828-656-9462

Petzold Distilleries is located in Marshall, NC.  Featuring Carl’s Carolina Original Applejack Moonshine and Carl’s Carolina Original Spiced Sorghum Rum. we only bring high quality beverage spirits to our customers by hand crafting our spirits with care. However, we’re not your average craft…

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Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

1401 Fish Hatchery Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-4423

We’ve got the fun and the fish, and it’s free!
Feed the trout at the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery; Outdoor trail and wildflower garden; Indoor exhibits featuring live animals; Wildlife film

Trout Hatchery:
A visit to the center starts with a walk…

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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts – HENDERSONVILLE, NC

507 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-367-8330
Gem Mining RAIN or SHINE!  Located in charming downtown Hendersonville, NC – We are OPEN YEAR-ROUND and proud to offer indoor and outdoor gem mining areas! The Pisgah Forest Gem Mine is GREAT FUN for everyone!
Be sure to visit our ROCK and GIFT SHOP!  Large

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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine- PISGAH FOREST, NC

3338 Asheville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 367-8330
Gem Mining RAIN or SHINE!  In Pisgah Forest, NC – We are OPEN YEAR-ROUND and proud to offer indoor and outdoor gem mining areas! The Pisgah Forest Gem Mine is GREAT FUN for everyone!  After Mining, you can relax with a picnic by the river, visit our Koi Pond, or play a game of corn

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Rockbrook Camp for Girls

4000 Greenville Hwy.
Brevard, NC 28712
828-884-6151

Rockbrook is a traditional overnight summer camp for girls located in the mountains of western North Carolina near Brevard. Established in 1921, it offers a diverse program of horseback riding, outdoor adventure activities, whitewater rafting, ceramics, crafts, and many other activities. Girls ages…

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Rumbling Bald Resort

112 Mountains Blvd.
Lake Lure, NC 28746
828.694.3000
800.260.1040

Discover Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure! Nestled on the north shore of beautiful Lake Lure in the foothills of western North Carolina sits an escape, Rumbling Bald Resort. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain, our 3,000+ acre property is home to a private white sand…

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

162 N. Main St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.3090

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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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-4002

Welcome to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards! We are the first commercial vineyard in Henderson County.  We are a family owned winery, located on acreage that has been in the family and farmed for more than nine generations.  Our winery and tasting room on Chestnut Gap Road includes both indoor and…

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Saluda, NC – Saluda Business Association

Downtown Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-2581
800-440-7848

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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Sanctuary Brewing Company

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-595-9956

Sanctuary Brewing Company in downtown Hendersonville is a nano-brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans and animals through our excellent craft beer and local advocacy. Sanctuary welcomes beer enthusiasts and animal lovers by offering small batch, high quality artisanal…

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Serpentarium Magic

57 Hunters Ridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
828-776-4477

Come explore an educational tour with over 200 snakes and reptiles right here in WNC. See a two-headed Corn Snake as well as albino collection of snakes, turtles, toads and frogs. Plus, lots of other unique interactive exhibits and gift store.

At Serpentarium Magic, it is our goal to supply all…

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, NC 28732
(828) 708-6242

Explore our brewery nestled in the Appalachians.

We brewed our first batch of beer in 1980 in Chico, California, the lush forests of North Carolina far from our mind. Over three decades, folks tried our bold beers and deemed them fit for friends across the country. In time a second brewery…

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Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

5000 Patton Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-391-8783

Spanning 32 total acres, with 5 acres of grape vines, rolling hills, wooded trees and 2 winding creeks, the property has a proven track record and success in growing Vinifera vines for over 20 years – Old world European style grapes such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot just to name a…

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Southern Appalachian Anglers/Asheville Fly Fishing

563 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 691-1506

Southern Appalachian Anglers Guide Service is Asheville’s Premier Fly Fishing Outfitter and Asheville’s Top Pick For Guided Fishing Trips. Our fishing guides specialize in smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and wild trout in WNC’s river systems. We are a licensed and…

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Stuart Nye Hand Wrought Jewelry at Folk Art Center

940 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-7989
800-456-1933

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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Sweeten Creek Brewing

1127 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
828.575.2785

Welcome to South Asheville’s first and only brewery!  Brews On Tap brewed by Sweeten Creek Brewing include: Porter, Brown Ale, Black IPA and Pilsner. Naked Apple Hard Cider and wines are available. We also feature rotating Guest Taps from other great WNC…

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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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Sycamore Cycles – Brevard/Pisgah Forest, NC

112 New Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828.877.5790

After competing in the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, Giant rider and mountain bike phenom Adam Craig said, “I’m going to have to say Pisgah is definitely one of the top three places in the universe that I’ve ever ridden — and maybe the very best one.”  Road cycling legend George…

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Sycamore Cycles – Hendersonville

146 3rd Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828.693.1776

After competing in the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, Giant rider and mountain bike phenom Adam Craig said, “I’m going to have to say Pisgah is definitely one of the top three places in the universe that I’ve ever ridden — and maybe the very best one.”  Road cycling legend George…

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The Honey House at Sweet Betsy Farm

3947 Mudcut Rd.
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 724-4444

The Honey House at Sweet Betsy Farm is located off of 221 south of Marion, NC. We carry a variety of honeys, pollinator friendly plants and seeds as well as hand crafted jewelry and other unique gift items. We always have award winning honey and we even have an observation hive in the store so…

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The Pear – Craft Beers & Gift Shop -Rutherfordon

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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Thrifty Adventures

12255 NC Hwy 226A
Spruce Pine (near Little Switzerland), NC 28777
704-796-4482

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Waterfall Rappelling, Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing.  Yoga Hikes, White Water Kayaking, River Tubing, Youth and Scout Programming

Thrifty Adventures is a wilderness guiding service based in western North Carolina. TA has the largest variety…

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Toe River Arts Council – Burnsville, NC

102 West Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-682-7215

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
828-682-7215

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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Tryon Fine Arts Center

34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782
828-859-8322

Tryon Fine Arts Center strives to provide a stimulating environment where creativity can flourish. We foster growing and evolving relationships between organizations engaged in or supporting the arts. We provide opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to…

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Tryon International Equestrian Center

25 International Blvd.
Mills Spring, NC 28756
(828) 863-1000

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations and competition venues. The venue provides outstanding facilities for hunter/jumper, dressage, and

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Twisted Pear -Craft Beers & Gift 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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VESSEL of Brevard

24 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
828-595-9808

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
828-595-9808

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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W.N.C. Air Museum

1340 East Gilbert St.
Hendersonville, NC 28793
(828) 698-2482

The Western North Carolina Air Museum is a center of living history in the popular Hendersonville – Flat Rock region of the state. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to remember flying the way it used to be. Bring your kids, your camera, and your leather jacket. If you remember when flying was an…

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Waldensian Heritage Museum

208 Rodoret Street South
Valdese, NC
(828) 874-1111
The Waldensian Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the history of the Waldensian settlement in the foothills of North Carolina.. A group of 29 journeyed to North Carolina and founded the town of Valdese in 1893, preparing the way for hundreds more

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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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Western North Carolina Nature Center

75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
828-259-8080

The WNC Nature Center is Asheville’s Wildlife Park and features over 60 species of animals native to the Southern Appalachians including otters, cougars, red wolves, black bear, birds of prey and reptiles. The Nature Center is one of only six facilities in North Carolina to be accredited by the…

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Wicked Weed Brewing – 2 Downtown Asheville Locations

Downtown at 91 Biltmore Ave. AND 147 Coxe Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-575-9599

Enjoy TWO pernicious Wicked Weed Brewing locations in eclectic downtown Asheville – The Brewpub is located at 91 Biltmore Avenue. And the Funkatorium can be found at 147 Coxe Avenue.

At Wicked Weed Brewing we craft big-flavor, hop-forward beers that push our…

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