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A Sapphire Inn is located at 761 E. Main Street in Franklin, North Carolina within walking distance to downtown, restaurants & shops. Easy access to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Visit www.sapphireinnfranklin.com for reservations or call (828) 524-4406. Read More
Albert’s Lodge at Mt. Mitchell is located just 5 minutes North of the Parkway, and offers large rooms, kitchenettes, air conditioning, HDTV, WiFi, and a private patio deck with spectacular views of the Black Mountains, all within walking distance to Roaring Fork Falls. Visit AlbertsLodge.com or call (828) 675-4691. Read More
Clinging to the side of Grassy Mountain with THE most spectacular views in Little Switzerland, you’ll find Alpine Inn. Rooms with large private balconies. Free sunrise, WiFi, picnic area, grill, & firepit. Reasonable rates. Just 1 mile south on 226A from Parkway Milepost 334. www.AlpineInnNC.com (828) 765-5380. Read More
Searching for Blowing Rock Hotels or Rentals? As a guest of the Alpine Village Inn, you will be welcomed by Innkeepers Charles and Katherine Smid who will make you feel right at home with their warm and friendly hospitality. Family owned and operated for over 20 years, guests will enjoy… Read More
Over 1,500 miles of vetted byways climbing to the edge of the horizon and descending thousands of feet into the picturesque valleys that lie below.  Connect to Appalachian Backroads from the famed Back of the Dragon, which boasts 438 curves over 32 miles, and traverses three impressive mountain ranges. Read More
Bent Creek Lodge is elegantly rustic with mountain views, comfy beds, hiking trails, fireplace & great breakfast. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 393.6 near the NC Arboretum, then 1/2 mile south on Highway 191 to 10 Parkway Crescent in Arden. Just 10 miles to Asheville. www.bentcreeknc.com or (877) 231-6574. Read More
Big Walker Lookout – Observation tower, scenic views, hiking trails, cafe and craft/novelty shop. Book Signings by Local Authors, Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and Live Music on the Porch on weekends May through October. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 199.5 in Fancy Gap and take US 52 North past Wytheville. Open… Read More
Blue Ridge Towns & Trails – Discover the majestic North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore our great small towns & trails, offering tourist info on lodging, dining, shopping, events and all western North Carolina attractions. Detailed business listings with map links can be found at www.NCBlueRidge.com. Read More
Bryson City is a small western North Carolina town on the banks of the Tuckasegee River bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). It’s got gorgeous scenery, local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, family friendly museums, craft breweries, a winery, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Lodging options run… Read More
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Plateau, in the middle of Virginia’s famous Crooked Road, Carroll County is known for scenic mountain vistas plus hiking, fishing, golfing, canoeing, bird-watching, flea markets, gun shows, mountain music and annual festivals. Brady’s Produce is located inside the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market, just… Read More