5 Places in Laurel Park Where You can Enjoy Nature Any Day of the Year

Located just west of Hendersonville is the incorporated town of Laurel Park. Since the late 1800s, Laurel Park has been a premier residential, retirement, and vacation area, in large part because of its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys below. The Town of Laurel Park started as a summer resort featuring cottages, inns, camps, […]

5 Popular WNC Hiking Trails Your Dog will Love

Are you and your dog tired of taking the same old route through your neighborhood each morning? This weekend, take your pet on an adventure through the Blue Ridge Mountains! Our area of Appalachia has some of the most beautiful mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and views in the world—and we don’t think we’re being biased. Best […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Golf Courses in WNC?

This Father’s Day, gift dad a round at one of Western North Carolina’s scenic and challenging courses. There’s nothing like playing a round of golf at high elevation to quicken the blood and make you feel alive! But with more than 45 public, private, and resort golf courses in WNC, how do you know which […]

5 Waterfall Safety Tips for a Fun Weekend in the Woods

On hot mountain days, there’s nothing better than a hike to one of the region’s many inspiring waterfalls. Complete with pools of crystal clear water and vibrant green ferns, there’s hardly a better place to cool off! Many area waterfalls are well routed and well recorded, like the iconic 60-foot Looking Glass Falls. Others seemingly […]

Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife […]

Amazing Mountain Drives You’ll Want to Take this Weekend

Of all the great things about living in Western North Carolina (and there are many!), the best is being surrounded by scenic mountains! Even in rainy winter months, it’s easy to get out and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains from the safety of your cozy car. Western North Carolina is famous for its scenic roadways. […]

3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

For many people in the mountains, a foot of snow can hinder them from getting to work and earning a paycheck. For others, their very livelihood is dependent on powdery fresh snow. Winter sports are a big draw for outdoor enthusiasts, and resorts across Western North Carolina depend on that enthusiasm. Have you ever visited […]