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Visit Western North Carolina & Spend Groundhog Day at Chimney Rock State Park

Have you met Chimney Rock State Park's live animal ambassador, Grady? If not, February 2 is the perfect day to come out to the park to meet him. (He's a cute little guy.) Grady gives Punxsutawney Phil a run for his money on Groundhog Day. Witness firsthand whether their winter weather pr... View the full post »

Asheville Beer, Breweries, Festivals & More

Spend some time in Asheville, and you'll see why it's been voted "Beer City USA" for four years in a row. (We're hoping for a fifth!) Asheville has more breweries per capita than most other US cities. Asheville is known not only for its quantity of beer but also its quality. Just r... View the full post »

The Grove Park Inn Celebrates Its 100th Birthday This Year!

Photo by Stefani Pereira The Grove Park Inn has an interesting history. Completed in July of 1913 and officially open for business on July 12, 1913, keynote speaker Secretary of State Williams Jennings Bryan proclaimed that The Grove Park Inn was "built for the age... View the full post »

Live Music Rocks Asheville This Weekend

Music of all genres can be found in the eclectic mix of styles found on the streets and in the local clubs of Asheville. USA Today recently wrote an article featuring live music as number one on a list of top ten reasons to visit Asheville. This weekend is no different. Check out some of the musical... View the full post »

Winter Fun in Western North Carolina

  Photo Courtesy of Cataloochee Ski Area The holidays are over but winter fun is in full swing in Western North Carolina. The great part about vacationing in the Asheville and Western North Carolina area is that visitors can enjoy the ease of travel and mostl... View the full post »