Old Made New in Polk County

Stay in a historic home turned modern mountain inn, dig into a cheese board at a farmstead creamery, hike in the footsteps of Revolutionary War militiamen, and sip wine by the fire during a getaway to the Foothills.

Big Memories in a Tiny Shack

In the shadow of Whiteside Mountain in Jackson County sits the Grimshawes Post Office, an eensy-weensy wooden building that old-timers fondly remember and newcomers visit on hiking excursions around Cashiers and Highlands.

Around Town: Wilkes

Two towns with a common heritage of music, moonshine, and mountain biking are the perfect base for exploring the wealth of beauty and culture that this county has to offer.

Photo Essay: Black Mountain

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.