17 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC to Attend This Year: 2022

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! This year, celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Haywood County Arts Council

Western North Carolina’s many local art galleries and museums have always been exciting destinations for lovers of visual arts. But more importantly, art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods, contributing to the many ways there are to Live Abundantly in WNC.  Today, we’re shining a spotlight on one local […]

Frogs Leap Public House Celebrates 10 Years

Between its cosmopolitan approach to the menu and its commitment to using local ingredients, Frogs Leap Public House in downtown Waynesville is regarded as a cornerstone of fine dining in the mountains of Western North Carolina. “Nearly every item on our menu will come out of the local market,” said executive chef and co-owner Kaighn […]

7 Ways to Get Outside This Winter within 2 Hours of Waynesville

On chilly February mornings, it can feel like spring will never come. We’ve been cooped inside for months. And while many people are happy to stay curled inside with a good book, board game, or jam-packed Netflix queue, that’s not the case for everyone. There are those restless spirits who cannot be contained within four […]

7 Places to Buy Your True Love a Truly Lovely Bouquet in Waynesville, NC

Perhaps the most overlooked of your core senses is the sense of smell. But did you know it’s the sense most closely linked to memory? Inhale the natural perfumes of roses and lilies. Exhale love. Indulge your loved one’s olfactory bulb this Valentine’s Day and make it an evening to remember. Pair your fragrant romantic […]

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, […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in WNC?

To mix idioms, a dog may be man’s best friend, but it takes a village to keep him well fed. For many homes, fur babies are more than pets—they’re part of the family! And from scenic mountain hikes to a casual pint in town, it’s great to take them out with you to enjoy all […]

5 Spots to Grab a Quick and Easy Meal in Waynesville

No matter what’s happening in the world, there’s always a lot to manage during the holiday season. You may be preparing to welcome guests to your home for the first time in a couple years. Or perhaps you’re trying to juggle the real-time changes to shipping schedules and rates as you prepare gifts for the […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Trick-or-Treating Neighborhoods?

Everyone has their own Halloween traditions. Some prefer to celebrate with fall festivals and hayrides. Others enjoy a spooky movie marathon and lawn decor that goes bump in the night. But if you have children (or perhaps if you’re still a child at heart), trick-or-treating is the center of your fall holiday festivities. Ghouls and […]