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Known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge,” Blowing Rock offers visitors sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are cool and refreshing in the spring and summer, before blazing into a beautiful tapestry of changing leaves in autumn and frosting with snow in winter. One of the… Read More
Grassy Creek Cabooses – Refurbished railroad cabooses (and a depot) with 2-person Jacuzzis, satellite TV, decks, kitchenettes, AND great views! Located just 1.5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 193.5 near Fancy Gap, VA. Open year round; book us for all the nearby festivals and events. Call… Read More
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – 15 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway MP 469.1. Round-trip scenic excursions take you from historic depot through the beautiful countryside. Variety of train excursions & special event trains. Dine in First Class Cars or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!… Read More
Ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway? From epic hikes to top-rated fishing, Jackson County’s outdoor adventures won’t disappoint. Plus, the charming mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva offer eclectic shopping, award-winning dining, and cozy cabins. Download your free guide at www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com, or call 1-800-962-1911 for more information. Read More
Mountain Fresh Orchards – 2887 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC. 16 varieties of fresh pre-picked NC apples, home-made bakery items including apple cider doughnuts, pies, pumpkin bread and cookies. Farm market offers pumpkins, apple cider, local sourwood honey, molasses, apple butter, canned goods & much more! The Apple Express… Read More
Olde Liberty Station Restaurant is your ticket for casual dining. Located just 12 miles from Parkway Milepost 86; Open 11-10 Monday-Thursday, 11-11 Friday, Noon-11 Saturday. First Class Dining in a beautifully restored train station with great prices and award-winning cheesecakes. Call (540) 587-9377 for more information. Gift certificates available. Read More
Skyline Caverns – US 340, 1 mile south of Front Royal. On your one-hour tour, a knowledgeable guide will escort you through the caverns, explaining the unusual Anthodite formations & geological history while challenging your imagination, making your tour educational, exciting, and entertaining. Open all year. Miniature train, gift… Read More
Smoky Mountain Host of NC – Our region boasts 300+ travel attractions,  businesses and national treasures including Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, and Nantahala & Pisgah National Forests. Our playground offers rivers, mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, railroad excursions, entertainment, culture, cycling, golfing, Cherokee history, home-grown… Read More
The Orchard at Altapass is a 100-year-old non-profit apple orchard located just off the Parkway at Milepost 328.3 featuring heirloom apples, family fun, bee habitat, U-Pick, storytelling, “heyrides,” weekend free music, heritage information, & spectacular views. Hand-scooped ice cream, hot apple pie, homemade fudge, gifts, & jarred goodies are… Read More
As the Carolinas’ first theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction where guests can relive the Wild West featuring a ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains on a historic steam locomotive. Children of all ages enjoy western themed shows, amusement rides, shopping, panning for gold, and the animals… Read More