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Experience the ultimate serenity and tranquility in this beautiful mountain setting, once an historic farm dating back to 1838. Several of the old barns and outbuildings still stand, and with an abundance of wildlife, you can watch deer grazing and wild turkeys flying off the roost from the front porch of this cozy Hearthstone hand-hewn log cabin. Surrounded on 3 sides by Nantahala National Forest, numerous developed hiking and riding trails take you by 2 tumbling waterfalls, around a 3 acre lake fed by pristine springs, or deep into the forest. Often called “a little piece of Heaven” by visitors, this unique mountain paradise is ideal for that once-in-a-lifetime dream home, family compound, or supreme weekend retreat. Perfect for horses, it is unsurpassed as a potential horse farm, hunting lodge, or corporate retreat.
Asheville North Carolina is a unique, special place that lingers
sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. Asheville's rich
architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and
Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the locally
owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting
entertainment venues. Known as an art colony, a healing resort and a
home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one
of the most welcoming, vibrant cities in America.
Asheville at the Crossroad
Asheville was a primitive outpost in 1797. Frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett traveled through in the early days. Asheville was little more than a crossroads of Indian trails on a plateau surrounded by mountains and rivers on all sides.
The railroad transformed Asheville and Buncombe County into a resort and therapeutic health center when it arrived in 1880. Asheville became a Mecca for visitors searching for a mountain escape, its population climbing to nearly 30,000 seasonal residents in 1890.
Asheville had no money to invest in urban renewal projects that were so popular in other cities following Black Monday. The magnificent buildings built during the boom years were spared the bulldozer as a result of Asheville commitment to repay its debt.
This is why Asheville is a snap shot of what an American boomtown looked like during the turn of the century. It isn’t unusual to find quaint mom and pop shops in elegant surroundings.
Pioneers, Philanthropists and Artists
Asheville has always drawn visionaries, poets and explorers.
George W. Vanderbilt came to Asheville in the late 1880s and quickly purchased 120,000 acres to build his grand estate. The endeavor took six years and Vanderbilt commissioned renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds and gardens, and celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to help him plan the house. Biltmore Estate has withstood the test of time and modern mansions are dwarfed by the regal home.
Thomas Wolfe was born in Asheville and grew up in his mother’s rambling boardinghouse, known as “Dixieland.” Wolfe is one of the giants of American literature, and Asheville is the backdrop for his autobiographical novel, “Look Homeward, Angel.”
Lake Lure - North Carolina
Lake Lure is a well-known destination for thousands of visitors each year from around this country, Canada, and abroad. The Town of Lake Lure is a beautiful place to visit and a wonderful place to live; it is the home of over 1,050 permanent residents. Located in western North Carolina, the town sits in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, east of Asheville. The Rocky Broad River winds its way through a series of rapids down through Hickory Nut Gorge, and the crystal clear water flows through the valley that feeds Lake Lure. The Town of Lake Lure encompasses 13.25 square miles including the lake with a large central body of deep water, three long bays, an island of seven acres and many small bays and inlets with a background of forest clad hills and mountains. The climate is unusually temperate as Lake Lure lies in the “thermal belt” of the western North Carolina mountains and foothills.
The lake is the number one attraction and the reason so many families visit Lake Lure year after year. National Geographic has called Lake Lure one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Visitors come to enjoy the 720 acres of lake, sparkling clean beach area, and the incredible Blue Ridge mountain range including Chimney Rock.
History records that the idea of a resort community in western North Carolina was the vision of Dr. Lucius B. Morse. Soliciting the financial backing of his brothers, Dr. Morse purchased 400 acres around Chimney Rock in 1902 to create Chimney Rock Park. Additional acreage was acquired over the next several years to bring the total to 8,000 acres. Dr. Morse conceived the idea of building a dam on the Rocky Broad River to create a lake and a year-round resort. The dam was completed in September 1926, forming the lake which was named Lake Lure by Dr. Morse’s wife, Elizabeth Parkenson. The Town of Lake Lure was incorporated in 1927.
The Town of Lake Lure is a great location for sports including swimming, golfing, hiking or serious rock climbing. You can enjoy a wide variety of water activities, ranging from canoeing and fishing to pleasure boating and water skiing. Both motor and non-motorized boats enjoy the lake; however, a lake permit is required to place a private boat on the lake.
Asheville Area Attractions.
Click on links for more information about specific attractions.Grandfather Mountain
Be inspired by views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, laugh at bear cubs and otters in natural habitats, and escape into a globally recognized nature preserve with 12 miles of the South's best alpine hiking trails. Open all year. US 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway at Linville.
Join Southern Waterways and experience the Biltmore Estate and the French Broad River in a whole new way on a relaxing sunset raft, canoe, or kayak ride though George Vanderbilt's prized land holdings. Wednesday and Saturday nights only. 828-252-8474
Learn the history and meet the people of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Visit the Oconoluftee Indian Village and see "Unto These Hills" for a great educational opportunity.
Located in WNC near Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns are worth the visit. Deep beneath Humpback Mountain, nature has sculpted a veritable masterpiece in stone. Toiling many centuries, slowly moving ground water has been the primary artist for this creation of underground labyrinths. The water dissolved out an incredible series of rooms and passages. The cavern was discovered in the 1800's by men intrigued by the mystery of fish swimming out of the mountain. Since then, extensive research has been done to acknowledge the history, folklore, geology and biology of Linville Caverns. The mystery is still alive. 828 756-4171 or 800-419-0540
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Travel back to 1750 when you enter this recreated Cherolkee community featuring Native American guides in traditional costumes. Craft demonstration including canoe construction and arrow making take place in the midst of a seven sided coucil house, sweat lodge and cherokee homes. , Ghwy 441 N. Cherokee. 828-497-2111 or 828-497-2315
Flat Rock Playhouse
One of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly acclaimed throughout the theater world. Check their web site for schedule.
Take yourself down to the ballgame this summer at McCormic Field, 30 Buchanan St., as you watch Asheville's minor-league heroes, The Tourists, confront a host of regional contenders. 828-258-0428
Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
Sightsee Asheville in style aboard our vintage touring trolleys.Visit Asheville's major attractions on this live, narrated tour including the Grove Park Inn,Montford Historic District, Grove Arcade, Biltmore Village and much,much more.The ticket price includes admission to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Grove Arcade Building. 888-667-3600
Hickory Furniture Mart
When you’re in Asheville, you’re just over an hour away from the nation’s leading home furnishings resource and a shopping experience you’ll never forget. See a thousand lines in nearly a hundred beautiful factory stores, outlets and galleries. Ideas galore. Famous North Carolina prices. On-site hotel, restaurant, shipping service. Visit hickoryfurniture.com. 800/462-MART
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains more than a century ago as a retreat for family and friends; a place to rediscover gracious hospitality and revel in nature’s beauty. His vision holds true today. Explore Biltmore House, a magnificent 250-room château filled with priceless art and antiques. Stroll through century-old gardens designed by America’s first landscape architect. Savor award-winning wines and taste our chefs’ creations using estate-raised foods. Enjoy our 8,000 acres of forests, farmlands, and rivers on bikes, horseback, and rafts. 1-800-543-2961
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tuckasegee River Excursion (3½ hour round trip), Nantahala Gorge Excursion (4½ hour round trip) and the Gourmet Dinner Train (2½ hours) are just a few of the wonderful excursion trips available to passengers. 1-800-872-4681 or 828-586-8811
Lake Lure Marina
Hop on board one of our many rental boats and discover for yourself why National Geographic named Lake Lure "one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world." Canoe, kayak, paddleboat, electric boat, pontoon and speed boat rentals. Wakeboarding and waterskiing. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 25 miles southeast of Asheville.
Toll-free: 877-FUN-4-ALL, (877-386-4255)
Chimney Rock Park
Find the best of the mountains in one place. This privately-owned scenic attraction near Asheville offers spectacular 75-mile views, a 404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more. 828-625-9611
Grove Arcade Arts and Heritage Gallery
The gallery features an state-of-the-art, interactive exhibition that uses a solid terrain model animated with regional voices, video, music and lasers to bring the culture and history of Western North Carolina to life. The Grove Arcade Arts & Heritage Gallery is a project of the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation. Opened in January 2006, the gallery features the crafts, music and stories of the Blue Ridge. Visit the gallery and experience the places, objects and activities that authentically represent the people of Western North Carolina. The Gallery’s mission is to strive to help drive the local economy of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area by establishing strategic partnerships and promoting the region’s arts, crafts, music and cultural heritage.
Blue Ridge Corn Maze
Bring the whole family and find your way out of a maze that traverses six acres of corn field. Open July through October. 828-884-4415
Hickory Ridge Homestead
Experience Appalachian life in the late 18th century at this living history museum composed of a log cabin, a weaving room, a barn and a smoke house. This outdoor drama, Horn in the West, set during the same era, is performed on site. Located at 591 Horn in the West Dr., Boone.
The eastern United States highest mountain. Experience a wonderful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville to the Mount Mitchell State Park. A great place to have a picnic and walk on the surrounding trails. 828-271-4779 ext. 200
North Carolina's National Forests
Take a look at some of the nation's top national forests located in the great state of North Carolina.
On Reems Chreek Road off US 25 near Weaverville is the restored late 18th century homestead of North Carolina Senator and Civil War Governor Zebulon B. Vance. Open year-round. Admission is free. 828-645-6706
This new two-lane skyway spans 40 miles to link Tennessee's Tellico Plains to Robbinsville, NC. Many scenic overlooks allow for beautiful view, excellent photography, and picnic lunches. Allow 1-1/2 to 2 hrs travel time. 828-479-6431
Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center
On WCU campus in Cullowhee. The center celebrates heritage of the Southern Appalchian region through exhibits, publications, educational programs and demonstrations. Free. 828-227-7129
Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
"A must see" when visiting Asheville, NC. 828-253-3227
Asheville's Urban Trail
The Asheville Urban Trail creates a living, historic walking tour of Asheville: a museum without walls, that illustrates and highlights the city's heritage. "The remarkable abundance and survival of much of the city's turn-of-the-century architecture has set the decorative tone for the rebirth of the downtown area. And the visual beauty and intricate detail of the architecture style found here is not only a feast for the eyes, but also stands as a visual reminder of the remarkable, creative history of the city and of the dynamic and talented individuals who first chose Asheville as home." Along the Urban Trail the history of the city and of its people is represented in story and art. 828-259-5800
Blue Ridge Parkway
One of America's finest driving routes, following the the Blue Ridge Mountains from Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Folk Art Center
The Folk Art Center, located just east of the heart of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382, is a center for one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts that are a part of the very fiber of the mountains. 828-298-7928
Cradle of Forestry
This is a historical site and interpretive center in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. The Cradle of Forestry is a beautiful place to visit any day of the week. 828-877-3130
This world famous trial runs through North Carolina on its way from the State of Maine from the Stae of Georgia.
Located between Tryon and Saluda is Pearson's Falls. The Tryon Garden Club has own this 250-acre site for nearly 70 years. Hours are 10am -6pm Wednesday-Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults. 828-749-3031
Bent Creek Experimental Forest
One of America's oldest research forests that is maintained by the USDA Forest Service.
Nantahala National Forest
This national forest contains the Memorial Joyce Kilmer Forest that contains one of America's oldest stand of Poplar Trees.
Pisgah National Forest
Nearly 500,000 acres of protected forest, featuring hundreds of miles hiking, biking, and horse trails, waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. 828-257-4203 or 828-877-3265
Asheville’s first all-women football team is a member of the National Women's Football association-and a mighty force to be reckoned with! Home games are held at Memorial Stadium, 30 Buchanan St.
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
A multi-agency wildlife center focusing on the wonders of NC native wildlife. Attractions include aquarium, guided walks, tour of fish hatchery, and gift shop. The center also offers a verity of schedules programs for groups. Special-event programs and educator workshops are also scheduled during the year. Free admission. FR 475 off us 276 N. Pisgah Forest. 828-877-4423
Pisgah Forest Fish Hatchery
Housed at the base of John Rock, the hatchery raises the thousands of trout used to stock area streams. Feeding the fish is a real treat for kids, and an educational center with programs and interpretive walking trail will educate and entrain all ages. FR 475 off US 276 N., Pisgah Forest.
Asheville Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, North Carolina is located in one of the three most diverse temperate ecosystems on earth - the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Our collections are primarily native species displayed in both natural settings and in ways designed for ease of examination and beauty. 828-252-5190
This cemetery in Asheville is the burial place of Thomas Wolfe and O Henry. 828-258-8480
North Carolina Arboretum
A 427-acre facility with a Visitor Education Center, state-of-the-art greenhouses, beautiful gardens, and walking trails. 828-665-2492
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
America's most visited National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has the Blue Ridge Parkway going through it, so it is to access with great vistas around every turn.
WNC Nature Center
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is the first place where area children meet the animals they have read about. Deers, bears, cougars, wolf, racoons, birds and even farm animals are there for all to learn about. Exhibits on area poisonous snakes are worth absorbing. An aviary, self-guided nature trail and petting zoo make this a great place for the family. Small admission fee. 828-298-5600
Catawba Science Center
This is 12,000 sq. feet of "hands-on" experimental exhibits that include live animals, earth and physical science, toddler areas and natural history exhibits. Located on the SALT block in the Arts & Sciences Center of Catawba Valley, 243 Third Ave., NE in Hickory. 828-322-8169
Thomas Wolfe House
The boyhood home of the author Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) is furnished with family possessions and open for tours (appr. 30 min.). A number of special events take place each year. Small admission fee. 828-253-8304
Smith-McDowell House Museum, Asheville's First Mansion
If you are planning a visit to the Asheville area for the color season, you might want to plan a visit to the Smith-McDowell House Museum. Built circa 1840 by James McConnell Smith, the Smith McDowell House is Asheville's oldest surviving house and the oldest brick house in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Small admission fee. 828-253-9231
Mineral & Lapidary Museum
The museum is located at 400 North Main Street below the Genealogical and Historical Society. 828-698-1977
Asheville Art Museum
As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region.
YMI Cultural Center
For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and economic center of Asheville's Black community. Currently YMI is a cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing arts theatre.
Land of the Waterfalls
Visit over 250 majestic waterfalls throughout Transylvania County. We're in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where the air is cool, the waters are pure, and the welcome is warm!
Carl Sandburg Home
This historic site consists of a 22 room house, barns, sheds, rolling pastures, walking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an orchard. This is where Carl Sandburg felt the peace and solitude he required to write. 828-693-4178
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre's work includes family oriented dance theatre productions, collaborative shows, community involvement, dance networking, educational training, touring shows and presentations, and an international exchange program.
Appalachian Cultural Museum
The mission of the Appalachian Cultural Museum is to provide a continuing reinterpretation of life and culture in the Blue Ridge region, and to serve as a laboratory for new museum ideas.
The Health Adventure
The Health Adventure celebrates the pursuit of wellness in mind, body, and spirit. The interactive activities throughout the Health Adventure keep children learning.
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
This is the home of the Western North Carolina State Fair. The facilities include the McGough Arena, J. Clayton Davis Arena, Outside Warmup Rings, Sales Arena, Stall Barns, and Youth Building.
Gorges State Park
The newest addition to North Carolina's state parks is right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gorges State Park has over 80 inches of rain a year making it a temperate rain forest. The plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and concentration of rare and unique species makes this a wonderful park to visit. 828-966-9099
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
SART’s purpose has been to produce quality theatre by a professional non-profit company and to present plays concerning Appalachia that portray the rich culture and heritage of its people and to promote the development of original plays. 828-689-1384
Test your sense of adventure at this popular natural water slide fueled by 11,000 gallons of water a minute! Wear old jeans or shorts for the 150-foot long ride down slick rock into a six-foot-deep pool of chilled mountain water. And for safety's sake, there's a life guard or two watching the fun and aiming to keep it that way. 1-800-648-4523 or 828-877-3265
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