Mountains

ontopoftheworld

On Top of the World

For more than 50 years, Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has challenged millions of visitors to abandon solid ground and revel in some of western North Carolina’s most inspiring views.
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Cherokee

Cherokee

In the Great Smoky Mountains, a story of survival, endurance, and identity unfolds through the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

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Weaverville

Weaverville

The tiny town north of Asheville carves out its own identity, using the hands and personalities of its people.
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Grace Cathy welding wildflowers (Waynesville, N.C.)

Welding Wildflowers

Metal artist Grace Cathey of Waynesville crafts delicate petals out of steel.
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French Broad River

Back from the Brink: the French Broad River

Slicing through western North Carolina on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, the French Broad River is thriving once again after years of abuse.
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apassionforchocolate

A Passion for Chocolate

Local chocolatiers Jael and Dan Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate Lounge share a coveted hot chocolate recipe, and we share cookie and brownie recipes to go with it.
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decembergrovepark

Concocting Gingerbread Brilliance at The Grove Park Inn

Built with sugar, flour, and genius, some of the most artistic gingerbread structures in the world take up residence at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville each Christmas season.
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The Swag, Haywood County, N.C.

The Swag in Waynesville Will Clear Your Mind

Starting with a stunning patch of land overlooking Haywood County and the hills beyond, one couple has created in The Swag a haven for appreciating the world’s beauty and getting in sync with nature’s rhythms.
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The Orchard at Altapass

The Historic Orchard at Altapass

Perched on a Blue Ridge Mountain peak, the Historic Orchard at Altapass tends to tradition with heirloom apples, homegrown music, and globetrotting butterflies on their way home.
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Sunflowers at Biltmore Estate

Eighty Acres of Gorgeous: Festival of Flowers at the Biltmore

For a sensory feast unlike any other, time a trip to Biltmore Estate during its renowned Festival of Flowers in April and May.

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