Category Archives: Western North Carolina

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NC State Parks Celebrates 2013 as the Year of the Wildflower

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Apr
11

By Sandy McLeod The Western North Carolina area is blanketed with wildflowers every spring and fall. North Carolina State Parks has declared 2013 The Year of the Wildflower. There are two excellent opportunities to visit NC State Parks near Asheville, … Continue reading

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Asheville, NC: the Place to Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month

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Mar
22

By Sandy McLeod As the craft breweries in Asheville multiply, the state of North Carolina celebrates beer by declaring this April the first annual Beer Month. In celebration, Asheville breweries, brew pubs, bars and restaurants are offering special deals related … Continue reading

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Spa Services Available in Cabins at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds

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Dec
24

by Sandy McLeod For guests who want to truly relax and unwind, Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds recommends a well-known massage outcall service, Around Town Massage. Massage therapists come directly to cabins and provide a professional massage.  Afterwards, you can … Continue reading

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Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

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Dec
3

by Sandy McLeod Cabins are still available for the Christmas Jam weekend.  Book now to ensure a reservation for this annual event. The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is an Asheville tradition and this year marks the 24th Anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Ghost Tours of Asheville

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Oct
17

There are many legends about ghosts haunting various places in and around Asheville, including the Grove Park Inn, the Battery Park Hotel, the Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and other locations. Visitors will find an abundant number of ghost tours to … Continue reading

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See the Great Smoky Mountains by Train

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Sep
14

By Sandy McLeod   If you want to see the best of the North Carolina Mountains, consider taking the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad ride.  This old-fashioned train ride is awe-inspiring. Passengers journey through the Southern Appalachians and see parts of … Continue reading

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Take a Drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville NC

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Aug
9

by Sandy McLeod A glance at any map will reveal that Asheville, NC is in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There are five entrances to the Blue Ridge Parkway in and near Asheville. These give visitors easy access … Continue reading

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Farm to Table: Where to Find Farmers Markets in Asheville, NC

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Jul
16

For many visitors, a vacation in Asheville, N.C. includes tasting some fresh, farm-to-table food.  The local culture supports small farms in a variety of ways.  Shoppers will find fresh local produce at health food stores, such as Green Life and … Continue reading

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Live Theater in Asheville, NC

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Jun
12

By Sandy McLeod For a city of approximately 83,000 people, Asheville offers a nice choice of places to see live theater.  Some are community-based theaters, showcasing local acting talent and plays written by regional writers. Others bring producers, actors, directors … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking in Bent Creek in Asheville, NC

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Apr
14

by Sandy McLeod   Many come through the Asheville area in search of ever increasing thrills and challenges for mountain bike riding.  In the mountains of Western North Carolina, biking is a sport that requires endurance for uphill grades and … Continue reading