Supercharge Your Stay: 16 Stations to Charge Your Tesla Near Asheville, NC

You live a supercharged life. In your world, moments of downtime are characterized by gold-framed sunglasses and sunset views—not leaning against your car in a sunbaked parking lot for hours. It’s easy to experience what Western North Carolina has to offer without worry or wait through Tesla’s Destination Charging network. There are 16 nearby sites […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fall Drives in WNC?

There’s more to a great mountain home than four walls and a roof. And at this point in the year, who wants to be under a roof, anyway? Every autumn in Western North Carolina, nature puts on a gorgeous color show of deep reds and bright yellows as the leaves transform into rich and vibrant […]

Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, camping, and more.  Continue reading for (or click to skip down to): Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near […]

12 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)

The summer heat is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the quintessential activities of summer will soon come to an end. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in Western North Carolina: The Land of Four Seasons

Much like this writer, when storm clouds climb up and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they lose a lot of their steam. One of the great benefits of our mountains is the steadiness of our weather patterns. Yes, the unique topography in Western North Carolina does create the risk for occasional floods. […]

Fresh from the Farm: WNC Chefs Emphasize Local Ingredients

With the recent boom in demand for organic produce, meat, and farm-to-table restaurants, Western North Carolina has become a hotbed for independent, natural food products. Between handcrafted beer using local ingredients, fresh meat from grass-fed cattle, fine wines, fruits, and vegetables, the possibilities are as endless as they are available. Here’s a quick introduction to […]

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 […]

How to Set up Utilities in WNC: A Complete Guide for New Homeowners

There’s a lot of love that goes into buying a home. From discovering the perfect fireplace framed by built-ins to finding a space large enough for a growing household, it’s easy to see the whole process with rose-colored glasses. But unless you’re wealthy enough to have a butler who has a butler, you’ll have to […]

Off the Beaten Path: 5 Hidden Gems of Western North Carolina

North Carolina is the 20th most visited state in the US, but most tourists will stick to Charlotte, Raleigh, or Greensboro. Some may even venture to Concord. However, it’s rare that tourists take the time to see the following hidden gems in Western North Carolina, and it’s a shame. Why Western North Carolina is Sometimes […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)

Thoughts of summer conjure images of barbecues, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures galore. And while we’re still a few weeks away from the sun’s highest excursion above the equator, for many, seasonal celebrations cannot wait.  Memorial Day holds an important spot on our calendar as the unofficial start of summer. More significantly, it’s an opportunity […]