The North Carolina Mountains Experiences

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The North Carolina Mountains Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Biltmore Estate: The 250-room Biltmore House, modeled after the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley in France, is the largest private... Read more

  • Day Trip: Blue Ridge Parkway

    Often called America's narrowest national park, the Blue Ridge Parkway's two-lane blacktop traverses some of the East's most dramatic scenery,... Read more

  • Good Eats in Asheville

    Asheville's acclaimed diversity is reflected in its dynamic food scene. Central to it all is the local food movement, nourished by scores of organic... Read more

  • Exotic Plant Threat

    The North Carolina Mountains have been victims of many alien predators. Hundreds of exotic, nonnative plants and some animals have been introduced... Read more

  • Authors of the North Carolina Mountains

    They may not be able to go home again, but many famous writers have made their homes in the North Carolina Mountains. The one most closely... Read more

  • Asheville Festivals, Fairs, and Concerts

    Here are some of the biggest and best festivals, fairs, and music concerts in the Asheville area. Admission to many of the events is free. Bele Chere... Read more

  • Biltmore Boasts

    The Biltmore Estate is North Carolina's leading tourist attraction and boasts many superlatives. Biltmore Estate: Is the largest private home in... Read more

  • Asheville's Slow Food Movement

    The Asheville area also has many tailgate markets, usually in parking lots where local growers set up temporary sales stalls on certain days, and... Read more

  • Arts & Crafts Movement

    The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that emphasized local and natural materials,... Read more

  • River Arts District

    River Arts District. Asheville's River Arts District isn't SoHo—not yet, at least. This former industrial and warehouse section, just southwest of... Read more

  • Carolina Arts and Crafts

    A century ago, as young George Vanderbilt prepared to build a retreat in then-bucolic Asheville, he and an architect traveled the French... Read more

  • Asheville Chocolates

    Chocoholics beware! You won't be able to resist these Asheville chocolatiers. And if you're here in early December, don't miss the Chocolate and... Read more

  • Trip Tunes

    Bluegrass. Appalachian folk. Mountain music. Whatever you call them, the songs of the North Carolina Mountains make a great sound track for a... Read more

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