Omni Grove Park Inn is the Tasty Gumdrop on Top of a Historic Neighborhood

Like the top tier of a decorative cake, the historic and nationally-renowned Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa sits on a mountain overlooking the equally fine Grove Park historic neighborhood district. Guests and visitors have flocked to the hotel for generations, attracted by its grandeur, fine dining, and long distance views of the Asheville […]

Black Mountain, NC: A Culture Built on Entrepreneurship, the Outdoors, Arts, and Community

Situated in the eastern end of the Swannanoa Valley at the edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain was once known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” The historic small town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. In fact, it won the 2016 TripAdvisor readers’ choice award for “Prettiest Small […]

Historic Montford: A Traditional Neighborhood with Modern Amenities

If you seek the warmth and energy of Asheville, but the words “new” and “condo” aren’t quite your speed, the neighborhood of Montford offers many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. Take a quick walk from the heart of downtown, and you will find yourself in the midst of a close-knit, historic neighborhood with […]

Picking a Path: Blue Ridge Music Trails of Western North Carolina

It was over a decade in the making, but its origins are hundreds of years old. Partnering with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council launched the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, a wide-ranging and vital initiative that came to fruition in 2013. Encompassing 29 counties in Western North […]