For centuries, this Madison County town has beckoned visitors to bathe in the soothing, warming waters that bubble up from deep within the mountains.
An eagle-eyed explorer becomes an amateur archaeologist when the winter-bare woods across North Carolina reveal piles of cast-off tools, kitchenware, and other glimpses into long-gone homesteads.
14 Can’t-Miss Cabins & Cottages in North Carolina
Whether you’re looking for an escape to peace and solitude or a glimpse into the lives of our forebears, these cozy cabins and charming cottages are worth a visit to stay, play, or learn.
Keep Cozy or Kick Back? Cabins vs. Cottages
Both are charming. Both have Southern hospitality to spare. But when it comes right down to it, what’s the best way to unwind in North Carolina — keeping cozy in a cabin or kicking back in a cottage? Two writers tell all.
The Fishing Camps of Core Banks
In a pair of rustic cottages on two remote strips of North Carolina shoreline, one family left time and responsibilities behind to watch waves crash on barren beaches and stars dance in the coal black sky.
Log Cabin Cooking in Asheville
At home and in her element, an Asheville cooking teacher with a love of log cabins shares words of wisdom and secrets of the wood cookstove.
The Cozy Shop: Cabin Fever in Blowing Rock
Snuggle up with a stuffed bear and a furry throw from this Blowing Rock staple — because long winters are more relaxing in a mountain cabin.
A Peaceful, Easy Village
A country doctor created an idyllic ghost town of 19th-century log cabins in rural Catawba County. Five decades later, his granddaughter continues to nurture Hart Square Village, a living museum of pioneer life for new generations.