7 Sweet Shops to Help You Win Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know quality. If you’re struggling to find your valentine the best sweet surprise in town, we can help. Our region has many great locations for freshly prepared chocolates. Share something sweet with your special someone this season. Here are 7 local chocolate shops in WNC. […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Shopping Freebies in WNC?

Working an extra shift so your coworker can see her son’s Christmas recital. Nice. Volunteering for a good cause during the holiday season. Nice. Buying something classy for your sister-in-law when you’d really rather … not. Very nice. It’s official. You’re on Santa’s nice list! So, why not treat yourself to a nice holiday moment […]

8 Places to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree in Western North Carolina

Did you know that North Carolina produces more than 20% of the real Christmas trees sold in the U.S. every year? That makes us second in the nation for the number of trees harvested and for cash receipts. Of the estimated 50 million Christmas trees grown by 1,600 growers across 25,000 acres in the state, […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Family-Friendly Halloween Events in WNC?

Halloween is a holiday for kids of all ages. Whether you like learning about local ghost stories on a guided tour or guiding yourself through a haunted house or farm, there are plenty of spooky attractions for big kids and adults. But what about the wee little ghouls and boys? Western North Carolina has its […]

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. […]

Treat Yo’ Self to These 7 Indulgent Local Luxuries

Fans of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation may recognize October 13 as Treat Yo’ Self Day. On that date in 2011, two of the characters, Tom and Donna, celebrated an annual afternoon of “treating themselves” to whatever extravagant purchases they wanted. This October, we’re challenging you to treat yourself to all the best things […]

13 Local Haunted Tours that will Scare Your Socks off

  It’s scary out there! Did you know that Western North Carolina is a hub of paranormal activity? Asheville and surrounding towns each have a great history of ghosts and goblins, spooks and specters. And locals aren’t shy about sharing our spooky stories with all those brave enough to hear them. There are quite a […]

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]