Museum of Ashe County History, Inc.

Saturday April 28th will be the "Grand Reopening" to be called a "Spring Party" from 10AM to 4PM with food, music, demonstrations, new displays in the various exhibit rooms of the Historic Ashe County Courthouse which has been renovated and now called the Museum of Ashe County  History, Inc. (MACH)!    The permanent exhibits include: The […]

Western North Carolina Real Estate!

Have you been searching for Western North Carolina Real Estate? The A-1 Mountain Realty team welcomes you to learn more about our company and what makes our real estate professionals so special. It's only natural that people are concerned at getting the best possible price for the type of property they are buying or selling. Making sure that you […]

The Murals of Downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina!

The downtown murals are one facet of West Jefferson's personality. The mural project began in 1996 and today West Jefferson features fifteen beautiful, intriguing, unique works of public art that showcase the history, culture and beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each mural tells a story, they offer a glimpse into our lives, an appreciation of […]

Mt. Jefferson State Park – West Jefferson, North Carolina

Mt. Jefferson State Park overlooks the charming small town of West Jefferson, North Carolina. The mountain rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark color is always noticeable compared to the neighboring peaks. Area residents have given […]


MerleFest is an annual Americana music festival held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on the Campus of Wilkes Community College. The Festival is held the last weekend in April, and is hosted by guitar player Doc Watson and is named in memory and honor of his son, Eddy Merle Watson, who died in a farming accident […]

Ashe County’s Local Weather Forecaster…Joe Mullis

If you live in Ashe County North Carolina you have probably heard of the Joe Mullis and his "Beans in the Jar" forecast along with the sighting of a "Black Squirrel" to determine the severity of the winters. If not, then you need read this to find out what it's all about. Joe Mullis doesn't rely […]

Ashe County in the Springtime!!

 In the Blue Ridge Mountains lays a place of its own – Ashe County. Ashe County is tucked in the northwest corner of North Carolina where Virginia and Tennessee meet. The natural rural scenery is beautiful and virtually untouched. Ashe County offers all the conveniences and amenities demanded by modern travelers. Here in Ashe County we […]

Boone Voted One of the Fastest Growing Small Towns

In a MSN article Forbe's voted Boone NC number 4 on the Forbe's list of  fastest growing small towns and it was also recently named one of the 10 best places to retire by U.S. News & World Report. Boone is also home to Appalachian State University. Boone's population rose 14.7% to 51,079 and has […]

Christmas In July

Christmas in July is a one full-day, and Friday night free-admission event
 featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and 
handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountains
 of Ashe County North Carolina. The festival takes place in Downtown West Jefferson NC on the backstreet…click HERE for a schedule of events for the 2014 Christmas in […]

Cabot Hamilton’s Interview on Ashe County Interview!

We here at A1 Mountain Realty want to commend Cabot Hamilton…Executive Director of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on his excellent interview with Kelly Franson of WBTV on some of the adventures here in beautiful Ashe County. The interview resulted from the High Country Host (HCH) Marketing and the Tourism Committee and is titled […]