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

big john

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.


The Legend of Boojum

October 27, 2014

Have you ever hiked deep into the North Carolina Smokies and gotten the distinct feeling as if something was watching you? And were you certain you saw something out of the corner of your eye only to find it was just the rustling of dead leaves on a tree. But wait…was it only the leaves Read more…