Shopping Archives - NC Blue Ridge

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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

Altapass Orchard
1025 Orchard Rd.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
828-765-9531
828-765-9531

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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Asheville Gem Mine

55 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-785-1493

Become a treasure hunter right in the heart of downtown asheville! with a huge 1600+ Square foot rockshop and gem mine there’s something for every adventures needs! We also feature  on site  a huge rock shop with gems along the lines of: Amethyst, Fluorite, Labradorite, Jasper and TONS more!…

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Asheville Outlets

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

Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, NC, Asheville Outlets is an open-air center that features over 70+ outlets and include name brand favorites:  Coach, J.Crew Factory, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store, RH Outlet, Cole Haan, Dillard’s Clearance Center, Field…

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Banner Elk, NC

100 W. Main St
Banner Elk, NC 28604
844-824-6777

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
828-862-8992

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
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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Blue Ridge Craft Trails

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

Discover scenic Western North Carolina towns full of talented artists eager to share their experience of making handcrafted art inspired by the rich culture and beauty of the mountains and foothills.

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Blue Ridge Soap Shed

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

Founded in 1990, 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. Blue Spiral 1 features a wide array of works in a variety of media including

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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock Park
742 Chimney Rock Park Rd,
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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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

49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6
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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Downtown Morganton

102 East Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655
828-438-5280

In Morganton, NC, life is good…a four season climate; walking paths, hiking, cycling, kayaking/canoeing, trophy-sized trout fishing, zip lines, Catawba River Greenway and waterfalls; annual festivals and weekend special events year-round; Boutique wineries, nationally

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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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Folk Art Center – Southern Highland Craft Guild

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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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 NC-226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
828-765-6130
888-817-5829

Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. Gem Mountain is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just onemile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gem Mountain is a fun, family oriented attraction that your family will be…

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Grove Arcade Shopping & Restaurant Row

Grove Arcade Shopping & 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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Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio

403 East Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655
828-438-1595

Hamilton Williams is an artisan gallery and studio nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Our studio creates small-batch handmade pottery inspired by the rugged natural beauty of our Appalachian home. The gallery exhibits our pottery work along with a curated collection of imaginative,…

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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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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 statewide recognition in…

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Historic Village of Tryon, NC

Historic Village of Tryon, NC
301 North Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782
828-859-6464

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
828-584-4551

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

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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Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC

Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC
County Visitor Center @ 56 S Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-680-9031

Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina’s only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian…

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Mast General Store – Asheville

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

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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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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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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Switzerland Cafe & General Store

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 Colorful Gypsy

5 Town Square
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
828-536-5556

Globally sourced new and vintage decor including hand-knotted rugs, jewelry and gifts. We specialize in odd, unique, edgy and colorful items; both new and vintage. Add some color to your world!

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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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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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