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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.

This Weekend’s Homegrown Happenings – July 31 – August 3

July 31, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies this 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 the long list of Read more…