Fresh adventure? Come and get it.

This place is absolutely gorgeous. We’re smack dab in the middle of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, so prepare yourself for a vacation chock full of outdoor adventure, cultural delights, farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping, farmers markets, craft breweries, mountain music, and anything else a fun-forward traveler could ever dream of.

Big John

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I love it around here.

Hi. I’m Big John and I’m so proud of this place. A fresh blend of pure mountain bliss and unique Appalachian culture, I love talking about the North Carolina Smokies. Check out these fun videos about hiking, brewpubs, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, discovering the local landscape along a quilt trail, fishing for trout, and bluegrass.

This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings – August 28 – September 1

August 28, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies for a long Labor Day weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out Read more…