Ashe County…Definitely A Special Place!

 Ashe County NC is truly a special place…a destination in and of itself. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the far most northwestern corner of the state away from traffic and city congestion, it is a haven for retirement and second-home buyers. The people of Ashe County are friendly mountain folks […]

West Jefferson NC – Award of Merit!!

A big congratulations goes out to the town of West Jefferson!! The town was awarded the "Award of Merit" for its Downtown Streetscape Project by the NC Dept of Commerce in the category of Design. The town will be presented with the award at the NC Main Street annual Awards Dinner and Program in New […]

Enjoy the NC Mountains in the Fall!

One way to enjoy the colors of an NC Mountains in the fall is by taking a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway which runs through Alleghany County NC, Ashe County NC, and Watauga County NC.  For most of its 469-mile route, the Blue Ridge Parkway alternates between grand panoramas and up-close looks at […]

Blowing Rock NC

The Blowing Rock Attraction NC is  an interesting place where folklore and history abound. It is an unusual rock formation that overlooks the Johns River Gorge just off the Blue Ridge Parkway NC.  The winds blow continuously here because the walls of the Johns River Gorge form a flume through which the Northwest wind sweeps […]

West Jefferson is Full of the Arts!

If you haven't been to West Jefferson in a while you will want to come and see all the changes in the landscape of our beautiful town. The town has taken out the two center red lights and replaced them with 4 way stop signs and installed bump outs where landscaping has been completed and […]

Moses Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, NC is one of the most prevalent historic attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The  park preserves the country estate of  Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist,  and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20 – room, 13,000 […]

Greater LA Festival

As the summer winds down, the festival season in Ashe County gets ready for its second wind. There are events planned in September and October to showcase the county’s heritage through music and craftsmanship.  First up is the Greater L.A. Festival which gathers a big crowd every year on the second Friday and Saturday of […]

Lansing NC

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina is the charmingly rustic small town of Lansing, NC. At the turn of the century, it survived as a boomtown on the Norfolk and Western Railroad and along with Todd and West Jefferson it was a town through which the Virginia Creeper passed.  This small […]

Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farms Ashe County NC

The Ashe County Christmas Tree Association is an association of family farmers in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains that specialize in growing the King of Christmas Trees… the Magnificent Fraser Fir.       The Fraser Fir is highly prized all around the country because of its aroma, shape, dark green color, excellent needle retention and strong branches […]

Downtown West Jefferson Webcam!

West Jefferson is situated between Paddy Mountain and high rising Mount Jefferson…a place where you can forget your worries, enjoy the mountain air, and spend some time contemplating the simple, yet finer things in life. West Jefferson is a special and unique place where there's many Things to Do in Ashe County NC.   Many of […]