Choose and Cut Christmas Festival!

Be sure to check out the Choose and Cut Christmas Festival on November 29th at  the National Guard Armory in Jefferson, NC!   Bring the kids to see Santa Claus and pick up supplies for Christmas decorating and do some Christmas shopping! Fun for All Ages!!  Ashe County and the city of West Jefferson North […]

Florence Thomas Art School – West Jefferson NC

Florence Thomas Art School, Inc. is a non-profit art school made possible by the late Florence Thomas. She was a soft-spoken farm woman, was probably the greatest artist with many hundreds of paintings the High Country has ever produced. Born in 1909 in Ashe County North Carolina, she lived nearby until her life ended peacefully […]

What Makes Ashe County Living So Special?

Those who live in Ashe County are people who want a more relaxed lifestyle. They enjoy the tranquility of the mountains, and the many things Ashe County and the surrounding area has to offer.           Ashe County is truly a destination in and of itself. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in […]

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is one of the most notable stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway and a fun place to visit for all. Located at Linville, North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain NC is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It rises to a peak of 5,946 feet above sea level and […]

Who’s Buying Real Estate in the High Country?

Do you ever wondering who's buying real estate here in the High Country?  The High Country Association of Realtors has been conducting a survey that has been sent out to agents all over the High Country and according to the Association, "We have had 121 responses [primarily from sales in 2014] from the surveys sent. […]

Mile High Swinging Bridge

A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. The Mile High Swinging Bridge was built to give visitors easy access to the breathtaking view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak.    The 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than […]

Ashe County Corn Maze!

The Ashe County Corn Maze is located in the mountains of Northwestern North Carolina, only a short drive from the Jefferson's. Find your way thru the Corn Maze, play a variety of games and win prizes or just jump in the Castle Inflatable. They also have a smaller hay bale maze and playground for the little ones.                            The […]

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival

Grayson Highlands State Park is perhaps the most scenic state park in Virginia‚ and thanks to the Rugby Rescue Squad and Fire Department sponsors‚ it is also home to the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival. This year's festival is Saturday, September 27 & Sunday, 28 from 10:00AM till 5:00PM.    Since 1976 the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad […]

West Jefferson Welcomes The Quilt Square Girls!

Recently opened is "Quilt Square Girls" here is West Jefferson in the formerly old Shoe Shop building located at 5 East 2nd Street.  Syndi and Renee Brooks have renovated  the building and now it's as quaint and charming as can be. It's a combination workshop, gallery, and lounging area complete with sofa and coffee table. […]

Boondocks and The Brew Haus In West Jefferson, NC

On  August 1, 2012 Gary Brown embarked on a lifelong dream of owning a community focused Restaurant & Bar by purchasing Frasers Restaurant & Pub in West Jefferson, NC.  They are now Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant. Boondocks Brewing is Ashe County's first and only Commercially Licensed Craft Beer Brewery. Boondocks Brewing Tap Room […]