Posted by admin on May 24, 2013
If you are like a lot of people, the quality of the air that you breathe is probably really important to you. Nowadays, it can be tricky to find a place to live or vacation that offers fresh and clean air, but this is something that you can find if you head to Western North Carolina. Along with enjoying the fresh and clean air, you are sure to love other things about this beautiful area as well.
Because there aren’t as many businesses, factories or people in Western North Read More…
Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2013
A hike in western North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest is the perfect way to revive yourself! The forest contains over 500,000 acres of land, including areas surrounding the French Broad River Valley and the town of Asheville. There are hundreds of trails available for hiking within Pisgah National Forest, with trailheads in the Appalachian, Grandfather and Pisgah Districts. The Appalachian District features a nice combination of popular hiking trails and seldom used trails. A highlight of this district Read More…
Posted by admin on Jan 21, 2012
Maggie Valley is an overlooked vacation destination in North Carolina. Here are a few reasons we think you should consider bringing your family here the next time you need a mountain getaway:
It’s not in the middle of nowhere: You can get http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/ service at most cabins and it’s only a ten minute drive from the top of a mountain down to restaurants. That’s convenience that makes a great vacation.
Prices are Reasonable: Some vacation cabins get pricey, particularly in the Asheville area, but in Maggie Valley you can still rent a huge place for an entire weekend (multiple families) for less than a thousand bucks. Saving on your vacation means you can spend more on the other activities you came there to do.
There’s Skiing!: Speaking of activities, skiing at Cataloochee Valley is right in Maggie Valley’s backyard. Get on the slopes with your whole family or head to the tubers world if you’re not good enough on skis yet. It’s cheaper and less crowded than some other West Virginia options so we think it makes for a great ski weekend.
Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2011
North Carolina, located in the southeastern section of the United States, shares one of the world’s natural wonders with its neighbor, Tennessee. Beautiful and majestic, the Great Smoky Mountains stretch from Pigeon River, in North Carolina, to the Little Tennessee River. The Smoky Mountains are famous and take their name from the great bluish clouds and plumes of smoke that hang over its peaks; this natural effect is the result of the warm air from the Gulf of Mexico rapidly cooling in the high elevation. Read More…
Posted by admin on Aug 08, 2011
The Blue Ridge Parkway is an almost indescribable stretch of roadway meandering for approximately 469 miles from the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and having 125 miles within the borders of western North Carolina. As you drive along this two-lane highway, not only is the scenery breathtaking from early spring to late fall, but there are no 18-wheelers or product and business advertisement billboards to be found. The parkway which is celebrating its 75 anniversary of construction in 2011, is home to the only river east of Read More…
Posted by admin on Aug 05, 2011
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the Biltmore House is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the United States. This home, built in the late 1890s in Ashville, North Carolina is believed to be the largest home in America. Originally part of a 175,000 acre estate, the house itself occupies 4 acres of land.
Constructed as a private family home for the George Washington Vanderbilt family, it continued to be a private residence until 1914. Composed of 11 million bricks surrounding 250 rooms, only 77 are used for sleeping and hygienic purposes. Read More…
Posted by admin on Aug 02, 2011
If you want to experience something special that you can’t find anywhere else, you need to come and spend some time at Biltmore Estates in North Carolina. This gorgeous old estate has been around since before the turn of the century. Every year, more and more visitors come and are in complete awe at what they find. Beauty and history are all mixed into one amazing package. The mountains and the Biltmore gardens are a great combination.
You can come for the day and enjoy dinner or just walk around the grounds. The trails are easy to find Read More…