48 Hours in Waynesville: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Nestled within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits the friendly burg of Waynesville. Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art, and welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. And if that’s not enough, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a lifetime of outdoor adventures.  When was the last time you visited […]

48 Hours in Flat Rock: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Of the five incorporated towns in Henderson County, we daresay the Village of Flat Rock may be the most charming. Home to around 3,300 residents, this historic community is rich with forested landscapes and scenic vistas. Many people come to enjoy Flat Rock’s history, tradition, and beauty—and many choose to stay! Whether you’re vacationing or […]

48 Hours in Pisgah Forest: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Are you ready for the ultimate destination in outdoor adventures? The unincorporated community of Pisgah Forest, NC, is surrounded by more than 100,000 acres of public land. That makes the area a choice spot for biking, camping, climbing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, sightseeing—and so much more! Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Pisgah Forest […]

10 Programs that will Inspire You to Take a Walk on the Wild Side

We can bearly contain our excitement about local wildlife!  Western North Carolina has a broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth. Because of that, it is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Our mountains and rivers are full of fascinating creatures, great and small. Some, like the distinctive Eastern […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Spot a Bear in WNC?

Rural communities across Western North Carolina offer unparalleled opportunities for connection with nature. Homeowners around the area are generally happy to share their property with deer, turkeys, and other local wildlife. But one mountain creature regularly has residents stopping in their tracks: Bears. The black bear is the only bear species found in North Carolina, […]