These places are the stewards of some very special items: Doc Watson’s first recording, the desk Virginia Woolf used to redefine the novel, and Elisha Mitchell’s pocket watch are just some of the cherished pieces that teach us about our state’s history and the people who preserve it.
From hiking on old carriage trails with stunning views to UTV-riding through the forest to casting a line in a crystal-clear mountain lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll find adventures galore in this charming mountain town that doubles as a perfect home base for outdoor excursions.
The brilliant greens of our forests and valleys, the chirping of cicadas, the cool relief of our breezes: Settle in on porches across the state to soak up the sights and sounds of North Carolina, one gentle rock at a time.
Lenox and Spode. John Aynsley and Meissen. These names are more than just brands of china to Mindi Truitt — they’re lifelong companions. Through countless childhood moves, death, and divorce, beautiful plates and glasses have given Truitt a renewed sense of joy and strengthened her family ties.