This Buncombe County community boasts a lively downtown rich in good food, cultural arts, and friendly faces. It’s a perfect destination for a day trip — but you may find yourself wanting to pull up a rocking chair and stay in this mountain town much longer.
Our eight state-recognized tribes each have their own stories and traditions, but they share an important bond, too: a love of this land that traces back to the first people who called it home.
In the month leading up to Halloween, golden-orange gourds are everywhere, popping up on porches and blanketing church lawns. As pies or as jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins feed us, scare us, and light the way.
In a neighborhood just north of busy downtown Asheville, grand old houses with soft beds, gourmet breakfasts, and wide, friendly porches say, “Come on in. Won’t you stay awhile?”
In factories across the state, innovative minds and skilled hands, heritage and hard work, bring mere ideas into being.
This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.
A coastal town with an abundance of charm looks even sweeter aboard an old-school beach cruiser.
A double-decker bus parked permanently on the corner of Biltmore Avenue and Aston Street offers warm drinks, sweet treats, and a view from the top (of the bus).
The life cycle of creation, grief, and renewal is reflected and maintained at Timberlake Farm, an earth sanctuary near Whitsett.