Tryon, NC: Welcome Home to Quiet, Quirky Horse Country

Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in the South,” Tryon, NC is currently home to about 1,500 residents. Tryon has been one of the South’s top equestrian destinations for more than 100 years. And the town has become newly discovered by people flocking to its equestrian events and facilities, quirky in-town living, outdoor adventure opportunities, and […]

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, […]

4 Polk County Museums You Need to Visit

Can you name five famous residents of Polk County? How about the author who once wrote a poem about a local ice cream shop? Do you know why there’s a giant toy horse sitting along Tryon’s main drag? Or why local residents once held regular Sherlock Holmes festivals? You already live like a local. Want […]

How to have a Fantastic Date Night in Tryon, NC for $40

Tryon, North Carolina is a small town located at the base of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard-gauge railway grade in the country. This railroad town is conveniently located a short drive from many of the Southeast’s top cities and destinations. But if you’re looking for a fun evening, you don’t have to go far. […]

5 Thrilling Ways You can Enjoy the Outdoors in Polk County

Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. Since the turn of the 20th century, Polk County’s towns of Columbus, Saluda, and Tryon have been favorite mountain destinations to escape the sweltering summer heat of more urban and southern locales. Today, the area is […]

8 Places in WNC that Prove that Art Should be Accessible to All

There has always been a rich atmosphere of creation throughout Western North Carolina. The Appalachian mountains have a storied history of handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. Fine artists have been attracted to the area for more than a century, as well. Innovative artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, […]

Everything You Need to Know about the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games are happening this week and next at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC. Almost 400,000 horse lovers are expected to attend the competitive events. Whether you’re a Polk County native or visiting from overseas, there’s a lot to keep track of! Here’s everything you need to know about […]

Come See the First Peaks of the Blue Ridge in Polk County

Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. The elevation of Polk County ranges from just under 800 feet near the confluence of the Green River and Broad River to over 3,200 feet on Tryon Peak and Wildcat Spur. The area’s foothills are rich […]

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 […]