48 Hours in Brevard: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, […]

48 Hours in Lake Lure: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

With around 1,500 permanent residents, Lake Lure’s population surges in summer and fall with waves of tourists and water sports enthusiasts. The lake itself has much to offer above and below the surface, and all along its 21 miles of shoreline. From outdoor and leisure activities to fine dining and annual events, life at Lake […]

48 Hours in Canton, NC: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

Located about halfway between West Asheville and Waynesville, just off Interstate 40, Canton is a modern snapshot of a classic mill town. The downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And many of the unique and beautiful bungalows and buildings around town, once built for mill workers and managers, are still […]

48 Hours in Montford: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on

For more than 130 years, Montford’s wide throughway has pulled residents, businesses, and tourists from nearby downtown into its tight-knit neighborhood. Now a registered historic district, Montford is filled with beautiful public spaces and immaculately restored homes. Nonetheless, there are many attractions and activities to be found in this condensed community. Whether you’re vacationing or […]

48 Hours in Sylva: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

When many Western North Carolina residents think of Sylva, NC, they first think of the town’s iconic historic courthouse building sitting atop 107 steps. Visitors from out of town recognize the “all American” mainstreet from the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. But from its verdant outdoors opportunities to its innovative craft brewing […]

48 Hours in Hendersonville: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Hendersonville, long known for its historic charms, is blooming into the future. In recent years, it has revitalized its local business scene and advanced its reputation as a place that offers something for just about everyone. With an almost perfect climate, beautiful surroundings, and recreational variety, Hendersonville has attracted hundreds of families to call the […]

48 Hours in Weaverville: The Loom of Life Never Stops

Just five miles north of the hustle and bustle of urban Asheville, Weaverville is attracting newcomers to its friendly, small-town atmosphere. The town is situated in the Reems Creek Valley and is characterized by 260 acres of rolling hills and serpentine streets. But don’t let the bucolic setting fool you—Weaverville has a full and active […]

48 Hours in Waynesville: And into the Forest I Go…

Nestled within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits the friendly burg of Waynesville. The vibrant small town is the largest west of Asheville and offers many ways to Live the Life You Choose. When was the last time you visited this mountain retreat with magnificent mountain views of the Blue Ridge Parkway? Whether you’re […]