Category Archives: Western North Carolina

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Beer City Festival is Almost Here!

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May
24

Here in Asheville we live, breathe, and (of course) drink beer, which is why we are so excited about the Beer City Festival! Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, 30+ local craft beer vendors from around the area bring their best brews … Continue reading

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Western North Carolina Waterfalls

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May
5

All bragging aside, we are a lucky bunch in western North Carolina. Innovative restaurant scene? We got it.  An environment of sustainability and preservation? You betcha. Beautiful mountains and opportunities for one-of-a-kind hikes? Whoa buddy, do we ever! This time … Continue reading

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Things to do: 2015 Holiday season

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Nov
25

Grab the family and hop in the car – it’s the holidays again! This time of year brings natural beauty and all the fun activities to get you in the spirit. Here are some suggestions for what to do in … Continue reading

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Want to experience the leaf season? There’s still time!

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Oct
24

Per usual, nature doesn’t follow a set schedule. A perfect example is this year’s leaf season in Western North Carolina, which is occuring much later than predicted. The good news? This means that there is still time to visit and … Continue reading

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Review of Asheville Breweries

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Aug
10

Asheville has been named “Beer City USA” four times since 2010 — and for good reason. On any given day of the week, you could sample nearly 100 local beers brewed right here alongside the Appalachian Trail. Take one of … Continue reading

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Asheville Events in August 2015

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Jul
24

As the kids head back to school, you might think August means that summer is winding down. That’s not the case in Asheville. When you stay at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you’ll find that August is prime time … Continue reading

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Hiking Tips for the Appalachian Summer

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Jul
14

  The hiking trails around Asheville are truly some of the most beautiful in the world. A sampling of the great nearby trails include: Appalachian Trail Mountains-to-Sea Trail Max Patch Trail Lookout Trail Craggy Gardens Trail Rattlesnake Lodge Trail Grassy … Continue reading

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The West Asheville Restaurant Scene

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Jun
15

West Asheville has earned a reputation as the hip, funky side of town. The streets are lined with groovy thrift stores, trendy bars, music venues, and of course, restaurants. Step into any dining establishment, and you’re nearly certain to be … Continue reading

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Best Asheville Events in June 2015

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Jun
1

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its beautiful summer weather, gorgeous scenery and welcoming, small-town feel. But a peek beyond the lush green mountains and glistening streams reveals a city rich in diverse … Continue reading

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Day Trip from Asheville: Grandfather Mountain

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May
21

When you visit Asheville, NC, and stay at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you’ll likely want to get the most out of your vacation. You can be forgiven for wanting to hang around your cabin, soaking in your hot … Continue reading