Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and Strong Communities!

Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s western mountain region. But the area is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The terrain and climate have historically been a haven for apples, the traditional agricultural crop in the county. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to See Local Art in WNC?

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. From traditional Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area’s newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience.  If you’re not sure where to start your journey of discovery, […]

6 Spine-Tingling Historical Cemeteries and Graveyards in WNC You Need to Visit before Halloween

Did you know that it was once common in America to pack up a picnic lunch and visit the local cemetery with your friends and family? Before many towns and cities had public parks, people would lounge at local graves instead. They would sit for hours and enjoy the sun, the trees, and—presumably—the peace and […]

Fall in Love with the Little Charleston of the Mountains!

There are good reasons that Flat Rock, NC has long been called “the Little Charleston of the Mountains.” For one, its historic charm is undeniable. The village also has longstanding ties to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the Charleston area in particular. Plus, like the Holy City, it is a popular tourist destination for people […]

3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

The Village of Flat Rock has long been called “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” During the 19th century, the community was an oasis for affluent plantation owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry who built English-style summer estates there to escape the heat. Today, the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places […]

5 Local Haunts that will Make You Scream!

Did you know that parts of Hannibal (2001) were filmed in Asheville? Western North Carolina has a hell raising history with horror. From local tales to spooky trails to a variety of ghostly tours, locals love losing their lunch over grisly gore and lurid lore. We love taking tours featuring true tales of creepy criminals. […]

2018 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit around all day […]

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay […]

2017 Memorial Day Events across WNC

You wouldn’t know it from the warm spring this year, but we’re still a few weeks away from the official start of summer. For many, though, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer—a season of grilling, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art […]