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 […]

3 Reasons Why Hot Springs is an Awesome Girls Weekend Destination

Nestled along the French Broad River, the mountain resort town of Hot Springs is home to about 600 people. However, like the ebb and flow of the river, the town’s numbers swell with visitors seeking relaxation and recreation. The area has been popular with couples and families for centuries. But today, women are also flowing […]

6 WNC Trails that Pair Well with Craft Breweries

  Every day in Western North Carolina is an adventure, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. There are countless trails and lookout spots dotted throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, each offering its own unique perspective on native foliage, topography, and our world at large. Another area where our region shines is in its world-class craft […]

4 Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes with Unforgettable Views

Even early in the spring, before the trees and native foliage take full bloom, our Western North Carolina mountains are filled with stunning spots to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. They’re perfect to visit with a partner and friend, someone who’s had your back for a long time. Perhaps even someone who […]

It’s Cold—What can I do Outside in WNC?

With an arctic blast on the way and the official start of winter just around the corner, many people are happy to curl inside this week with a good book, board game, or jam-packed Netflix queue. But then there are those restless spirits who cannot be contained within four walls, regardless of the season! Those […]

Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Beginner’s Guide

Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Continue reading for: Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near Mount Mitchell Trails & Hikes near Mount […]

5 Stunning Homes for (around) $5 Million

There are many things you could buy with $4-6 Million. But living a life of luxury isn’t about what you can get with the money—it’s about creating a lifestyle that matches your interests and needs, wholly and completely. Close your eyes. Imagine yourself living your ideal life. Where are you? Maybe you’ve always wanted to […]

Hit the Trails and Explore WNC

Some of our favorite hikes are worth remembering this time of year, when the temperature is just about perfect outside, the last of the pollen has washed away and our souls are begging for a  refreshing spring jaunt in the woods. What an absolute enclave we are for hikes of all levels of difficulty, each […]

Live The Life You Choose: Hiking Western North Carolina

Entirely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina provides a setting like no other for rambling along mountain trails. With what seems like thousands of miles of hiking trails found throughout the greater Asheville, Hendersonville, and Waynesville communities finding just the right mountain stroll can overwhelm even the most avid rambler. The Classic […]