Ashe County: The Coolest Corner of NC

Ashe County is quite literally the coolest corner of North Carolina. The area provides a plethora of reasons for visitors to come back year after year. Check out this awesome video, produced by Germain Media. The video contains an extensive amount of information on all that Ashe County has to offer. In the video, you’ll […]

Ashe County Corn Maze

Getting lost is typically not a state any of us wants to be in — unless, of course, we’re looking for it, and corn mazes are exactly the place for this. Corn mazes are a fall tradition: exploring among the rows and rows of corn stalks, getting turned around, hitting dead ends, following clues, and […]

Fall Color in the NC Mountains

The absolute best place in the South to enjoy the bright reds, yellows, and oranges of the changing fall foliage is here in Ashe County, NC. From our office in West Jefferson, the top of Mount Jefferson and Mount Jefferson State Park peeks above the buildings and is a beautiful wash of green splattered with […]

Todd NC New River Festival 2015

Todd, NC is a quaint and relaxed small town, situated along the banks of the south fork of the New River in the northwestern mountains of the state. In the early 1900’s when the logging industry was thriving in the area, the “Virginia Creeper” train, aptly named for it’s slow and steady ascent of the […]

Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Show You’ve just listed your home, one of the biggest investments of your life. You want it to sell fast and for top dollar. The listing contracts are signed and your Realtor has begun to market your home. Now what? The moment you decide to put your home […]

Tick Prevention and Removal

While partaking in High Country activities, such as hiking to a waterfall or overlook or fishing on the banks of one of the area’s stocked trout streams, the chances of picking up a tick are highest in the warm summer months. Because ticks carry diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, it […]

A Hidden Gem in Ashe County

A literal hidden gem in Ashe County is located only 20 minutes from the center of Jefferson, and near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Gem Valley NC is a great place for young and young at heart to try their hand at prospecting for precious gems and gold hidden in the North Carolina mountain soil. The […]

Pickin’ on the Porch

No trip to Ashe County is complete without truly experiencing the Appalachian heritage which has been passed down through generations and is alive today. Bluegrass music has deep roots in these mountains, and locals can frequently find a banjo or dulcimer player pickin' on a porch at one of the area's many antique general stores, […]

High Country Association of Realtors

The High Country Association of Realtors is made up of Realtors from Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties. Soon, Alleghany county will join the association to make us a collection of approximately 600 real estate agents dedicated to helping the citizens and visitors of the High Country achieve the dream of home or land ownership in […]

Old Lansing Elementary School

The old Lansing School building is a well known structure and a very interesting part of Ashe County history. The old school building is located on 4 acres in Lansing, off of Highway 194 in Ashe County, NC. Constructed from the same quarry stone as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lansing School served as both elementary […]