Saluda Outfitters Helps You Head for the Hills

Growing up in Western North Carolina, Ryan Griffin has never strayed far from the natural beauty and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation in his backyard. “I love to spend time on the rivers, on the trails mountain biking and hiking, along the winding routes on my road bike,” Griffin said. “We’ve got so many incredible […]

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 […]

7 Tropical Destinations that will Cure Your Winter Blues

You get excited when the first tendrils of fall’s crisp breezes creep in through the window. You can’t wait to see the first flakes of snow stick to the branches of your evergreens. But by mid-February, it’s easy to feel downtrodden by the ongoing gloomy days and chilly nights. Right about now, we start dreaming […]

5 of the Best Places You can Walk to from our Waynesville Office

Main Street Waynesville is a place where people walk, where people work, and where people share their lives with each other. At Beverly-Hanks, we’re proud to have an office located at the heart of this vibrant and easily traversable downtown. Each day, we treasure our opportunity to help people find homes in this amazing mountain […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Chocolate Shops in WNC?

Can you feel it in the air? It’s that magical moment that comes along just once a year, beckoning you to surprise your special someone with a beautiful bouquet and decadent dessert. It’s true that Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know that a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates from the […]

12 Local Coffee Roasters You Need to Try Today

People are buzzing about local coffee roasters! It’s easy to make any day a brew-tiful day in Western North Carolina. Local coffee shops abound, and your cup tastes even better when you realize that the beans were prepared by independent roasters for maximum flavor. Coffee is a great way to start your day. And it’s […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Movie Theaters in WNC?

Western North Carolina has long been home to movie lovers and movie makers. Locals periodically spot visiting actors and crews in the area. (One notable film shot here recently was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri). And in fact, so many movies have been filmed in our region, we’ve even created a map to […]

Your Complete List of Dog-Friendly Places in Saluda, NC

Great mountain towns deserved to be thoroughly explored, one foot (or paw) in front of the other. And by picking the right places beforehand, it’s easy to bring your dog along. Even though its full-time residents number less than 1,000, Saluda, NC is one such town, full of paw-some spots that both you and your […]

Essential Journeys Takes Care of What Lies Beneath

Exactly 20 years after she bought a “how to” book on soap, Kimberly Masters now stands atop one of the great handmade item success stories of Western North Carolina. “I started making soap in 1999 because I have sensitive skin, and I was trying to find something that would work for my sensitive skin,” Masters […]