Unwind at a vineyard with a view, go apple picking and cider sipping, paddle the French Broad, and watch the sun set behind the mountains on a trip filled with wild wonders.
Storybook Stays in Hendersonville
A couple has transformed Brightwaters, a former resort tucked among the hardwoods of Henderson County, into a compound of cozy cabins where vacationers are writing a fresh chapter on Blue Ridge getaways.
The Maple Brothers
Every year, Tim and Matt Nichols create hundreds of different kinds of Japanese maples — in a dizzying array of shapes and colors and sizes — at their mail-order nursery in East Flat Rock. And every one of the trees has roots in their grandmother’s garden.
Home Brewed at Sideways Farm
A Henderson County brewery is using the flavors of local farms — including the one it’s built on — to bring beer back to its roots.
Baker Barber Photo Collection Captures Anonymous Images of the Past
In Henderson County, volunteer sleuths are trying to identify some 75,000 photographs spanning a century of everyday life in western North Carolina.
Hendersonville: A Modern Mountain Town
Not every mountain ’ville has an aquarium and 30 restaurants — plus bears and a forest — on Main Street.
In Search of Apples
Every fall, a produce stand in Hendersonville becomes a destination.
Mountain Pie Company
Merri and Bill Tyndall bake dozens of flavors of pie each day, including Blueberry Blintz, at the Mountain Pie Company in Hendersonville.
At Haiku Bamboo Nursery in Hendersonville, Keiji and Stefani Oshima nurture the plant that brought them to this place — they care for it, prune it, tame it, and bring out its strongest qualities.