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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.

Folkmoot USA Inspires Local Flavors

July 21, 2014

Did you know that Folkmoot stands for the “Meeting of the People”?   And rightfully so as the festival brings international groups together from all over the globe every July and creates a melting pot of shared cultures.  Most often you can find the groups sharing not only their music and dance, but other customs and Read more…