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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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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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Appalachian Mural Trail

Visit our site to create your itinerary!, Murals located within 20 miles of Parkway

Visit our site to create your itinerary! See magnificent Murals located within driving distance of Blue Ridge Parkway.

Create your own mural adventure! Select your favorite murals from our website, receive directions to travel to see the murals, view murals then take a ‘selfie’ in front of a…

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Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cidery

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

Welcome to Hendersonville’s newest Cidery. All our apples are grown, pressed and bottle right here on site. Although the physical cidery is new…our cider is the OLDEST cider produced in the region. This beautifully restored apple barn offers a large hard cider tasting room featuring…

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Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

5205 Appletree Lane
NC 28655

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 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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Asheville/Blue Ridge Homes of Yonder

10 Church St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Enjoy the finest homes and services in the mountains! Celebrating 10 years in Western North Carolina and with over 4,000 5-Star reviews, Yonder provides relaxing and personalized luxury homes for vacation rentals in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains; from 1 bedroom loft apartments in the heart…

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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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One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803

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

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

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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Blue Ridge Heritage Trail

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

THE BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE TRAIL follows special places throughout the North Carolina mountains that embody the remarkable history and culture of the region. Our region boasts the highest mountain east of the Mississippi at Mount Mitchell the oldest river in America, the deepest gorge in the Eastern…

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Blue Ridge Music Trails

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-5330

Fiddles and banjos ringing on stages and front porches. Teams of cloggers, young and old, dancing up a storm. Ballads being sung as they were centuries ago.  Western North Carolina is home to a rich tradition of old-time stringbands, ballad singing, and bluegrass that have shaped American music….

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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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Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room – Mills River

72 School House Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

The Bold Rock Mills River Cidery opened in October 2015 and is nestled in some of North Carolina’s most fertile farmland just 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville. Visit to learn about the process behind their cider crafted from locally sourced Henderson County apples and enjoy expansive views of…

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Brevard Brewing Company

63 E. Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 885-2101

We are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of downtown Brevard, North Carolina, specializing in creating hand-crafted lagers. We offer American Ales in addition to German lagers that include:American Premium Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, American IPA, Munich Dunkel, ​American Red…

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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

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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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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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock Park

PO Box 39
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

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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Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club

183 Golf Circle
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Named one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club combines scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Foothills with an exceptional 18-hole course and newly-remodeled pool and sports club. The views, the George Cobb design (famous for Quail Hollow Club and Par 3 at…

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Cleghorn Gun Club

1887 Union Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Located just minutes from Tryon Resort, the Cleghorn Gun Club offers world-class clay pigeon shooting beautifully incorporated into the scenic topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills. Designed by nationally renowned sporting clay course designers Rick Hemingway and Heyward Cunningham,…

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Cradle of Forestry

11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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

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 Campground

1 Davidson River Circle
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Davidson River Campground is nestled just inside the Pisgah National Forest and only 3 miles away from the beautiful town of Brevard, NC. The campground runs along Davidson River, a great place for fishing, tubing, and swimming, and is considered one of the premier trout fishing spots in the…

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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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Defiant Whisky

GPS=228 Redbud Lane/Bostic NC 28018
In Golden Valley, NC

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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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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Destination Elopements WNC

43 Grandview Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Congratulations you are getting married!!! WNC ‘s Unique, Fun & Affordable Elopement Packages. Elope at a Waterfall, on a Mountain, by a River in a Small Chapel or even a Barn! Or Elope at a Bed & Breakfast, a Theatre, A Coffee House, or in a Forest Canopy. 

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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

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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Events at Mountain Magnolia Inn

204 Lawson St.
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Nestled in a small mountain town, the Mountain Magnolia Inn is a wedding destination venue with full service catering from our onsite restaurant and personalized wedding coordination. Tie the knot beneath our ancient walnut tree, and make yourself at home in a fully

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Events by Copper Penny

126 Depot Street / 126 Park Square
Forest City, NC 28043
126 Depot Street / 126 Park Square
Downtown Forest City. Events from 15 to 120 people. Located at the Event Center across the street from the new Pavillion on Park Square “POPS” opening July

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Fine Arts Theatre

36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

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

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

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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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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Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Rd.
Sapphire, NC 28774

Gorges State Park, North Carolina’s Crown Jewel, is part of the natural area that National Geographic named as one of the 50 of the World’s Last GREAT Places – Destinations of a Lifetime. Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges and sheer rock walls await all Gorges State Park…

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Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy
Linville, NC 28646

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 black bears, river otters, cougars and bald eagles up close in natural habitats,…

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Green River Adventures

111 E Main St
Saluda, NC 28773

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 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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Hands On! Children’s Museum

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

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

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 & Event Center

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. A spacious tasting room and meadow are inviting gathering spaces, both with music stages and bars.

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Historic Carson House Museum & The Jubilee Arbor Event Venue

1805 Highway 70 West
Marion, NC 28752
By the early 1960s, Carson House had seen several owners and dozens of renters. Abandoned and unattended, the destruction wrought by time and the elements had begun. Led by Misses Mary, Ruth and Nina Greenlee, local educators and historians, along with Carson descendant, Moffitt Sinclair

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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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Holmes Educational State Forest

1299 Crab Creek Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28739

The Holmes Educational State Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The forest offers picnic tables with grills and picnic shelter that seats up to 60 as well as ranger led adult and family programs. With rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings, and scenic vistas, it also offers a rich…

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Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center

130 Kanuga Chapel Drive; Hendersonville, NC 28739
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Experience Kanuga! Enjoy enlightening conferences, seasonal guest periods reminiscent of family camp, traditional summer youth camps, and relaxing overnight getaways at our historic inn.

Stay for a Night or Longer. Our newly renovated historic Kanuga Lake Inn welcomes overnight guests…

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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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Lake James State Park

Paddy’s Creek Area, 6883 NC-126
Nebo, NC 28761

Lake James State Park is a North Carolina state park in Burke and McDowell Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Nebo, North Carolina, it covers 3644 acre and borders 6510 acre Lake James.

Lake James State Park offers a full menu of activities. Along with boating, swimming…

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Lake Toxaway Country Club

4366 W Club Blvd.
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

Breathtaking mountain vistas, crisp summer nights and personalized service make Lake Toxaway Country Club the ideal location for your next big event. With seating for up to 300 guests, we offer outstanding indoor and outdoor spaces for private parties, luncheons, wedding ceremonies and receptions,…

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Launch Trampoline Park

24 Walden Dr.
Arden, NC 28704
Launch Trampoline Park is a 25,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and family entertainment facility in Arden, NC just 5 miles south of Asheville.  With over 12,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines forming one GIANT jumping surface and angled trampoline walls to bounce off of, Launch will get your

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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

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 Motorcycle Rentals @ Skyline Village Inn

12255 NC HWY 226A
Spruce Pine (near Little Switzerland), NC 28777

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

91 S. Catawba Ave.
Old Fort, NC 28752

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

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 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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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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Nantahala Outdoor Center – Whitewater Rafting

13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713-9114

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


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Nantahala Outdoor Center – Zip Lines

13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713-9114

Soar high above the Nantahala River Gorge on NOC’s world-class Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, or join us at our Zip Line Adventure Park for a thrilling obstacle adventure.


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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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North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806

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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North Mills River Recreation Area & Campground

5289 N. Mills River Rd.
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

North Mills River Recreation Area is a secluded jewel for camping in NC. Each campsite is only a short stroll from the swift, cool, shallow waters of North Mills River. Swim, tube, or fish for Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout in a beautiful, forested setting. Within 30

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Pearson’s Falls

2720 Pearson Falls Road
Saluda, NC 28773

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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Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

1401 Fish Hatchery Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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
Gem Mining RAIN or SHINE!  Located in charming downtown Hendersonville, NC – We are OPEN YEAR-ROUND and proud to offer a large 60 foot indoor gem mining sluice! The Pisgah Forest Gem Mine is GREAT FUN for everyone!
Be sure to visit our unique Retail store,

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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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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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Rockbrook Camp for Girls

4000 Greenville Hwy.
Brevard, NC 28712

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

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

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

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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Serpentarium Magic

57 Hunters Ridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759

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

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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Sky Zone Trampoline Park

1836 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 338-8630

People need to play. It’s beneficial to mind and body. At Sky Zone Trampoline Park, we take our activity a different kind of way. And our innovative trampoline park provides the most up-to-date activities and features. Whether it’s a birthday party, an afternoon pickup game of Ultimate…

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South Mountain Distilling Company

1027 Malcolm Blvd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

At South Mountain Distilling Company, our spirits are made using four generations-old family recipess and secret techniques that were born in the South Mountains of North Carolina. Our still, Old Bessie #4, is a custom made 200 gallon still made right here in the US.  Ask for our spirits by…

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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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Southern Highlands Reserve

558 Summit Ridge Rd.
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

The Southern Highlands Reserve is dedicated to sustaining the natural ecosystems of the Blue Ridge Mountains through the preservation, cultivation and display of plants native to the region and by advocating for their value through education, restoration and research. Located in Western North…

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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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Sweeten Creek Brewing

1127 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

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 brewers.

Sandwich Shop: All…

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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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166 Honey Bee Drive
Saluda, NC 28773
THE GORGE ZIPLINE: Saluda, NC – The steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour in America! Begin your 3½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge

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The Learning Center at PARI

1 PARI Dr.
Rosman, NC 28772

Explore the past, visit the future at this world-renowed 200-acre former facility — developed by NASA in 1962. Visitors participate in hands-on activities and experience the center’s famous nighttime star-gazings. Enjoy hiking trails, campus tours, scenic mountain views, hands-on space and…

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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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Thrifty Adventures

12255 NC Hwy 226A
Spruce Pine (near Little Switzerland), NC 28777

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

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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Tryon Fine Arts Center

34 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782

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, and home to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games! It is a spring, summer

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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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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

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

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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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort & Vacation Rentals

578 Valley View Circle
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, conveniently located just 5 miles off I-26 and 30 minutes north of Asheville is Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. This family oriented resort has tremendous offerings for the ski and snowboard enthusiast from beginner to expert slopes. The Wolf…

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