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  • Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Season

    Posted On: 12/11/2013

    Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Season is well on its way Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Ashe County NC Ashe County is a great place to find your familys perfect Christmas tree! Locally, we are known for growing many things. This time of the year, Ashe County is most known fo... View the full post


  • North Carolina Ski Areas Ready for 2013-14 Season

    Posted On: 11/22/2013

    North Carolina Ski Areas Ready for 2013-14 Season  RALEIGH, N.C. (November 8, 2013) One good cold snap and North Carolina winter sports resorts will open their slopes, rinks and tube runs to visitors eager for the season's first bracing run. With upgraded snowmaking and slope-grooming... View the full post


  • Antiques Fair and Art on the Mountain coming in late September

    Posted On: 9/23/2013

    Antiques fair and Art on the Mountain coming in late September; vendors, artists wanted Art, antiques and more will take center stage in late September as the West Jefferson Business Association's Antique Fair and the Ashe County Arts Council's Art on the Mountain hit the downtown area. Th... View the full post


  • Local Corn Maze made for All Ages

    Posted On: 9/11/2013

    Corn Maze and Other Activities in Mountains of NC As fall approaches the mountains, the Ashe County Corn Maze returns for another season. Maze owner Marty Peters said that he and co-owner Daniel Roten started the maze back in 2005 and have continued the tradition ever since. The ma... View the full post


  • Randy Houser to Headline first Mile High Music Fest

    Posted On: 8/9/2013

    Randy Houser at Mile High Fest in the Mountains of NC by Staff Reports Country music star Randy Houser will headline the inaugural Mile High Music Fest on Sept. 8 at Beech Mountain Resort. Houser is one of three acts performing at the first-year festival, which will tran... View the full post


  • Ashe County Fiddlers Convention

    Posted On: 7/3/2013

    Ashe County Fiddlers Convention in the Mountains of NC After a 43 year tradition, the Rotary Club of the Jeffersons will host its last Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention on Aug. 2-3, 2013 at Ashe County Park. Centered on honoring the Old Time and Bluegrass music of th... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Brutal in the Mountains of NC

    Posted On: 6/28/2013

    NC Mountian Biking on the Blue Ridge Parkway All of the Rides - 100, 75 or 57 miles, take you onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and over many hills. As such, all these Rides can be considered challenging to strenuous. However, you can mix the pain with the joy of riding through some of ... View the full post


  • Christmas in July in the NC Mountains of North Carolina

    Posted On: 6/5/2013

    Annual Christmas in July Special in West Jefferson NC Join us this year and share the fun for our 27th year! Saturday, July 6 - 9am-7pm Sharing our Mountain Heritage - West Jefferson, NC Christmas in July is a one full-day, and Friday night free-admission event... View the full post


  • Grandfather Mountain NC is offering Guided Hikes

    Posted On: 5/1/2013

    NC Mountian Hiking From early May to late August, interpretive ranger staff members lead guests on several hikes around the backcountry of Grandfather Mountain, while discussing the history of the mountain and the diverse ecosystems that make it unique. Beyond just a trek into the bac... View the full post


  • Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk set for May 4

    Posted On: 4/29/2013

    By Adam Orr Runners from across the High Country will join Tom Moore and his family Saturday, May 4, at the eighth annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk on Boone's Greenway Trail to benefit the search for a cure for Huntington's Disease. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at Clawson-Burnley Park. Ten... View the full post


  • Sally Mae's Returns To Ashe County

    Posted On: 4/25/2013

    Sally Mae's Emporium is returning to Ashe County. The popular retail outlet, owned by Bill and Karen Radcliff, operated for 10 years in downtown West Jefferson, providing a unique place to shop for all Ashe County residents and tourist a like. Unable to renew a contract for its downto... View the full post


  • Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock NC near Boone NC is Open for the Season!

    Posted On: 4/18/2013

    For more than a half-century, Tweetsie Railroad and Wild West Theme Park has been providing family fun for folks living in or visiting the High Country. It has become something of a family tradition to spend an entire day at Tweetsie, riding the train, visiting the deer park, watching a ... View the full post


  • WHS to present 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    Posted On: 4/9/2013

    by Jeff Eason The songs are timeless. The story of love and family is universal. "Fiddler on the Roof" is a musical that is a half century old, telling a story of people who lived a century ago, and yet it feels as fresh as a spring bouquet. Writt... View the full post


  • David Holt to play Ashe County

    Posted On: 4/5/2013

    The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes David Holt and Josh Goforth to the stage at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, the concert will feature songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages. Four-time Grammy Awar... View the full post


  • Merlefest Lodging for 2013

    Posted On: 3/28/2013

    Merlefest is an Annual Event, Make your reservation early Lodging can become a fiasco - that is why you should make your reservations early.  4 Seasons Vacations still has cabins available for Merlefest 2013. Why not stay in a real mountain home and further enhance your weekend fun? Our cabi... View the full post


  • Ski slopes close season with festivities

    Posted On: 3/22/2013

    by Kellen Moore The late-blooming ski season will come to a close this weekend for at least two of the local resorts. Appalachian Ski Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort will offer one last hurrah this weekend, while Sugar Mountain Resort hopes to take advantage of snowy forecasts to remain... View the full post


  • The Black & Blue - Double Century & Relay

    Posted On: 3/16/2013

    The Black and Blue: Double Century & Relay Saturday, June 8, 2013 "I think this is one that cyclists from all over the country should make a vacation out of and check out Boone, NC and spend a little time while here in the southeast USA's high country. 2011 rider Registration Opens... View the full post


  • The Marvelous Wonderettes

    Posted On: 3/14/2013

    First National Tour of Off-Broadway Hit Comes to the Ashe Civic Center! The Marvelous Wonderettes features pop tunes of the 50's and 60's. While Jersey Boys was bringing the tight-harmony guy-group music of The Four Seasons to Broadway, another show was packing the Off-Broadway Westsid... View the full post


  • New River Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K May 4, 2013

    Posted On: 3/11/2013

    Saturday, May 4, 2013 Marathon: 7:30 am (6 hour limit) USATF Certified: NC -11010-PH (Walkers welcome: Half Marathon & 5K) 1/2 Marathon: 7:45 am (5.75 hour limit) 5K: 8:00 am Friday, May 3 1-Mile Fun Run: 6:00pm Group Run / Shake-Out: 6:30pm Pre-race Pasta Dinner: 5:00-9:00pm G... View the full post


  • West Jefferson Cabin Rental March Special!

    Posted On: 2/27/2013

    March Specials on West Jefferson Cabin Rentals 10% off a 2 night stay 20% off 3rd - 6th nights FREE LATE CHECKOUT Cannot be combined with any other discount. New Reservations Only. Some cabins excluded.


  • Merle Fest coming April 25-28!

    Posted On: 2/25/2013

    MerleFest is about the Music, Moments and Memories. Order your tickets at www.MerleFest.org and RESERVE your cabin here at 4SeasonsVacations.com The Music of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: "When Merle and I started out we called our music 'traditional plus,' meaning the tradition... View the full post


  • January Special

    Posted On: 12/19/2012

    10% OFF 2 nights OR 20% OFF 3 nights OR get 4th night FREE!


  • Tree Fest

    Posted On: 12/19/2012

    Thursday, November 22 2012, 10:00am Decorated trees, holiday gift items, miniature paintings. Location : Ashe County Arts Council Contact : 336-846-ARTS


  • Cabins Just Reduced for October!

    Posted On: 10/5/2012

    This is a must see! Cabins prices dropped $10-$20 a night! These cabins are available with VIEWS, HOT TUBS, and even a large cabin for family gatherings. Find River Reflections, Grand Mtn Vistas, Grand River Lodge, Great River Escape, and Sunset Knoll on our website before it's too late! 


  • March Cabin Rental Special! NC Mountain Cabin Rentals

    Posted On: 8/15/2012

    10% OFF 2 nights OR 20% OFF 3rd-6th nights. New reservations ONLY. Ask for MAR2013 special upon reserving to receive discount. Enjoy the NC Mountain Cabin Rentals this month!


  • Explore the NC New River

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The NC New River is one of the natural landmarks that make Ashe County such a beautiful place. There are several locations throughout Ashe County where the NC New River's waters flow through and enhance the beautiful landscape. Let us help you search for NC New River riverfront real estate today. Th... View the full post


  • Blueways and Byways

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The New River is formed in Ashe County by the confluence of the South Fork New River and the North Fork New River and is one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States. Flowing 320 miles north through southwestern Virginia and into West Virginia, a trip up the New River pro... View the full post


  • Footslogger's Climbing Tower

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    DescriptionA 35-ft. tower located in downtown Boone, with over 4,000 square feet of climbing surface. Offering belay services and specialized classes for beginners and groups, providing all necessary equipment. Open year-round, weather permitting, with bouldering available during bad weather... View the full post


  • You are never too old to sled

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    In these conditions, the local landscape transforms into an amusement park of sledding terrain-the envy of the flatlanders down our rime-ice-capped mountain chain. But above all, during this time of snow wealth, our region shines for its skiing and snowboarding. There is no better time t... View the full post


  • Cross Country Skiing

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Cross Country Skiing in Boone NC The weather dictates what we can do when we cross country ski," Laura Lopp, a local skier, said. "It depends a lot on natural snow. Fortunately, the last two years we've had more opportunities to cross country ski than in the past." Lopp has been an ... View the full post


  • Tranquility-LOTS TO SAY

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    October comments: We had a wonderful week at Tranquility-Just what we needed!! Hope to visit again... We enjoyed it, very relaxing and away from it all. Thank you for sharing your amazing cabin with us. This is easily on of the most gorgeous places, ever! Very relaxing and quiet. It wa... View the full post


  • West Jefferson

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Arts & Americana Influenced by the Vistor's Guide As the most densely populated part of Ashe County (with a whopping 1,081 poeple), West Jefferson is a quaint town with almost 20 art galleries, plenty of shops and an old-time atmosphere reminiscent of the 1950s. Orginally a m... View the full post


  • Evening Sky on High-Amazing

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Guest at Evening Sky on High said "Our stay here was amazing! Very beautiful place & view. Our family felt like home away from home. Thank you for such a great visit."


  • North Carolina Extreme

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Going Outdoors In North Carolina's High Country Is As Extreme As You Make It! Recently named one of the top four North American Adventure Destinations by Adventure Sports Magazine, North Carolina's High Country is brimming with ways to head outdoors and get your heart pumping. From mount... View the full post


  • Scenic Town Has Many Ties To Old Railway

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Roll into West Jefferson, N.C., and you wonder: What if? What if the old Virginia-Carolina Railway had not been broken up and lost in time? What if this place looked more like the Old Dominion? "If they had done it like they did in Virginia, with that bike trail, it would have been gre... View the full post


  • Dogwood Ridge Guest Comments

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    "Really enjoyed the cabin."


  • Heaven Bound Guest Comments

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    "Enjoyed our stay 100%!"


  • MerleFest announces Initial 2012 Lineup

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe�s and slated for April 26 to 29, 2012, is proud to announce the initial lineup for the music festival�s 25th year. The four-day event will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of m... View the full post


  • New River Marathon Registration Open

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Article by Staff Reports from Mountain Times The second annual New River Marathon is scheduled for May 5 along the banks of the New River in the Brownwood, Todd and Fleetwood communities. This year's event will again include a half-marathon, 5K and a 1-mile fun run. Almost 800 runne... View the full post


  • Indian Cove-A wonderful stay

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Our family had such a wonderful stay this weekend at the Indian Cove Cabin. The cabin was beautiful, private and offered more than expected. We loved it so much I will be calling you soon for another rental. Thanks again!


  • River Retreat R&R-Lovely

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    A recent guest at this cabin said: "Lovely scenery! Great atmosphere in the cabin. Decor is lovely. Love that it is a dog friendly cabin. A truly lovely experience! A calming, friendly place for a week away from the world!


  • 1904 Courthouse Open House

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Article by Ashe Chambers E-News If you haven't seen the newly opened museum, this Saturday, April 28 from 10am-4pm is a great time: FREE admission, new/changed displays, weaving and other demonstrations, BSA Troop 23 preparing a delicious BBQ with sides, a RAFFLE with nice prizes and surp... View the full post


  • Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Enjoy hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and tubing, on the New River North Carolina. There is also fishing, swimming, picnicking, and shopping. Visit our attractions, which include Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Historic Blowing Rock, and Moses Cone. We offer luxury cabin re... View the full post


  • Attractions in and near Blowing Rock, NC

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    4 Season Vacation Rental & Sales offer Cabin Rental Near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. Blowing Rock has many attractions and events to offer. Below you can find information on different attractions in the Blowing Rock area! HAYES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The Mariam and Robert Ha... View the full post


  • The Blueberry Farm!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Enjoy something with the whole family!  Pick blueberries, enjoy ashe farmers market in West Jefferson, NC, and a gallery at Old Orchard Creek in Lansing, NC! The kids will love the experience of picking their very own blueberries, while eating them too!! Check out this picture ju... View the full post


  • Comments from recent guest at Lousiana Purchase

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Guest wrote: "This is an amazing home! We love the view and the furnishings are so gorgeous". To find more about this property look up Louisana Purchase!


  • Appalachian Mountain Winter Activities

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Appalachian Mountain Winter Activities Ice Skating at Appalachian Ski Mtn. What could be more natural than skiing and skating together? North Carolina's only Zamboni maintained ice rink. Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers an outdoor ice skating arena as the perfect complement t... View the full post


  • Winterfest & Polar Plunge!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Blowing Rock Winterfest is an exciting four-day festival complete with a frigid Polar Plunge and a steaming Chili Challenge. Kick off the event on Thursday by joining us at WinterFeast, a culinary extravaganza of the areas finest restaurants hosted by Chetola Resort. Friday, spend ... View the full post


  • A View to Remember-Must Visit

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    This is an awesome cabin to vacation in. We had a hard time leaving. Nothing at the cabin needs to be changed.


  • High Counrty Haven

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    One of our loyal repeat guests commented, "One of the best places we have rented!" Another guest said, "Awesome decor & view! Beautiful home."


  • Tranquility-See for yourselves

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    A recent guest in February said that Tranquility cabin was "A Beautiful Home!"


  • Evening Sky on High-Loved it!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Guests at Evening Sky on High commented " We loved our stay here! Thanks for having the house set up so well. We had a wonderful time tubing down the New River. We will be back for sure!"


  • Boone Named one of the "10 Best Places to Retire in America"

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Article by Adam Orr from Jefferson Post Neighboring Boone has been ranked one of the �10 Best Places to Retire in 2012� by U.S. News and World Report, and Ashe County could reap the rewards of that honor. �If active retirees are drawn to Boone, NC through this recognition,� said As... View the full post


  • Evening Sky on High-Great View

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    One guest commented " Had a great time. Wonderful view from back porch" Click here to see view


  • App Families Chime about Evenig Sky on High

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Guest commented "Great time! Great place to R&R while visiting out college kids." Another guest commented, " Another great Appalachian weekend. The cabin was enjoyed by all and the App kids look forward to us coming to visit. New App family introduced to Evening Sky on High." Another... View the full post


  • Pet Friendly makes Evening Sky on High special

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Recent guests commented " We enjoyed staying in your little piece of Heaven...thanks for sharing it with us! It was extra special to have our dog, Bailey, with us!"


  • Relax and Laugh at Evening Sky on High

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    One guest commented " We had such a wonderful, relaxing weekend! Your place is beautiful. We spent the whole weekend laughing!"


  • Blue Ridge Heritage

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    For visitors in search of novelty and adventure, the North Carolina Mountains provide an unparalleled diversity of experiences. Blue Ridge attractions offer so much to see and do. No two visits are ever the same. Na... View the full post


  • Ashe County Farmer's Market

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The Ashe County Farmers' Market will soon be opening for the 2010 season. Opening day for the Farmers' Market is scheduled for April 10th, 2011. Hours of operation are Saturday's from 8:00 am to 1 pm. Located on the Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina. Come visit us ... View the full post


  • "Tranquility"-Something for Everyone

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    "This place has something for everyone. The kids loved the pool table and we all loved the hot tub. The front porch is perfect for an early-morning cup of coffee or a late-night beverage. The back porch was great for dinner right off the grill. We really didn't need to leave the cabin but en... View the full post


  • Mountain tradition, not yet lost

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Ashe County is rich with traditions and values. Like other counties in the High Country, time has a way of impacting lives, evolving and changing with experiences and struggles. Hunting, trapping and farming have been a part of Ashe citizens since the county was founded more th... View the full post


  • The History behind The Ashe County Cheese Factory

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The History behind the Ashe County Cheese Factory located in West Jefferson, NC. Also Near Boone, NC and the Blue Ridge Mountains Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the mea... View the full post


  • Ashe County Cheese Factory

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Ashe County Cheese Company 78 years young and still growing The many attractions offered to visitors of the High Country each year seems to grow with the changing of the seasons. However one attraction in West Jefferson in Ashe County keeps drawing visitors back again and again. ... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Attractions & Activities

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    For visitors in search of novelty and adventure, the North Carolina Mountains provide an unparalleled diversity of experiences. Blue Ridge attractions offer so much to see and do. No two visits are ever the same. Nature lovers will find endless Blue Ridge activities. Majestic mountain vi... View the full post


  • Ashe County Attractions

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Ashe County offers much in the way of outdoor activities. You can tube or canoe down the New River. You can also hike and camp along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are other local attractions like the Todd General Store along the New River. You can also visit some great frescos painted by Ben... View the full post


  • Boone NC

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    On beautiful summer days, the Boone area is the perfect place for all your outdoor activities. Play golf, hike, or go fishing. You can enjoy some of the most beautiful whitewater rafting in the world or float quietly down the New River on a big inner tube. Become a Bouldering and rock-climbi... View the full post


  • Grandfather Mountain

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Grandfather Mountain is one of the nation�s remaining natural beauties visited annually by hikers, naturalists, and tourists alike. Grandfather Mountain is a unique attraction because it provides so many opportunities for learning about the High Country and the natural world. As home to 16 e... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Parkway History

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Overview of the Blue Ridge Parkway History Great care was taken to design and build the roadwayso that it blended into its natural surroundings.The Blue Ridge Parkway was born at a time in American history when social change was at the forefront of political events. The idea... View the full post


  • App Ski Mountain in Boone NC

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Before the first flake of snow hits the slopes, before the first lift ticket is sold, workers at Appalachian Ski Mountain are working to ensure that the 2009-10 season is the best yet in the nearly five decade history of the resort. In fact, operating the ski resort has become a yearlong e... View the full post


  • Ice Skating in NC

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    North Carolina's only Zamboni maintained ice rink. Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers an outdoor ice skating arena as the perfect complement to our slopes. Located in a spectacular scenic setting overlooking the ski slopes on one side, and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, Appalachian's outdoor ice ... View the full post


  • Snow Tubing at Hawksnest!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    North Carolina has some great snow tubing parks to match some great snow every season. Snow tubing requires no lessons and almost anyone can participate. Zipping down the mountain now has new meaning at Hawksnest. We have doubled the fun! Recognized for having the largest Sn... View the full post


  • A.B. Vannoy Hams

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    One of the few remaining country ham curing facilities in the country that cures country hams the old fashioned way. We only use four ingredients to cure our hams; salt, brown sugar, fresh mountain air and time. No nitrates or nitrites are ever used on our hams. The most common comme... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The Blue Ridge Dinner Theater is owned and operated by Dick and Linda Copus of Winner�s Circle Restaurant & Steakhouse. Dick and Linda have been in the restaurant business since 1990. The opening of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater has given them the opportunity to take their restaurant e... View the full post


  • Happy New Year!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Happy New Year! Music, Food, Champagne and More Story by Jesse Wood From the ski resorts and recreation centers to the local restaurants and bars, the High Country offers a wide array of places to celebrate the upcoming year. All events take place on Saturday, December ... View the full post


  • Bending Waters-Check it out

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Loved the house and view! Wonderful! Great experience, perfect location, and great house.


  • Close to Heaven

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Recent guests said "Close to Heaven is a fabulous cabin!" Another guest said "House was very clean. It is a great house with beautiful views!"


  • Evening Sky on High

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Recent guests commented "Had a lovely time!" "We love Evening Sky on High!"


  • Higher Ground

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    A recent repeat guest commented "We love this cabin and it's owner! This location is excellent." Another guest said, "Beautiful property! Enjoyed staying here."


  • Indian Cove

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Recent guests commented, "We loved the property!" and "Wonderful, love the cabin's style, so clean & comfortable."


  • Livin' the Dream

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Some recent guests commented, "Everything was excellent" & "Thanks for a great home away from home!"


  • Ashe Air Show to Take-off June 11: Inaugural Showcase to Benefit Habit for Humanity

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    by Jesse Campbell Even though organizers can not tell you exactly when the last time a daredevil of the sky attempted a barrel roll or any other aerobatic maneuver in Ashe County, they can tell you it's been too long. So when local airplane aficionados set out to stir interest for a... View the full post


  • Horn' to celebrate 60th year

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    by Staff Reports A High Country tradition makes its return, and this time for its 60th season: "Horn in the West," Boone's own out door drama. One-hundred and twenty-five actors, technicians and volunteers, a scenic stage and hundreds of tourists add up to a show you won't soon for... View the full post


  • Disc Golf in Ashe County NC!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Going Golfing, Disc Style Ben Whitehead, a student at ASU, goes for a birdie on the par 4 1st hole at the disc golf course at Glenn C. Hilton Park in Hickory. Disc golf popularity has exploded in North Carolina, with a total of 53 registered courses. "Oh man, that's gonna be ... View the full post


  • Attractions in Boone & Blowing Rock

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    4 Season Vacations offer Cabin Rental Near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. Blowing Rock has many attractions and events to offer. Below you can find information on different attractions in the Blowing Rock area! HAYES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The Mariam and Robert Hayes Performin... View the full post


  • Hike/Bike The Virginia Creeper Trail

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The Virginia Creeper Trail is 35 miles of pure delight for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The trail stretches from Abingon VA through Damascus VA, all the way to the North Carolina state line near Whitetop VA. Biking, horseback riding, and hiking are all permitted on the Creeper Trail. They... View the full post


  • Railroad Grade Rd. Biking

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Railroad Grade Road has long been known as a great spot for North Carolina mountain biking, and is a quick 10 mile paved road that runs between Fleetwood NC and Todd NC. Built on an old railroad grade that was part of the Virginia Creeper Trail, Railroad Grade Road is almost flat the whole 10 mi... View the full post


  • NC Mountain Whitewater Rafting!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    New River Whitewater Rafting is an event thousands enjoy annually between the months of April and October. With difficulty levels ranging from mild to severe, New River Whitewater Rafting offers much for rafting enthusiasts of all levels of experience and courage. The New River has its roots... View the full post


  • Blueways & Byways

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The New River is formed in Ashe County by the confluence of the South Fork New River and the North Fork New River and is one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States. Flowing 320 miles north through southwestern Virginia and into West Virginia, a trip up the N... View the full post


  • FEATURED CABIN: Autumn Mist

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Autumn Mist in the snow!  Secluded Log Cabin on 4.5 wooded acres with 800 feet of stocked trout stream frontage. Located between Boone and West Jefferson and convenient to the New River and Blue Ridge Parkway. The greatroom offers cathedral ceiling, gas logs and Flatscreen TV/... View the full post


  • Canoeing the NC New River!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The New River, the second oldest river in the world, with it's free flowing water and sections of mild rapids, is great for novice as well as experienced paddlers. Come get away in a Cabin on the New River. Enjoy all the fun that the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina has to offer... View the full post


  • Excellent in Every Aspect!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Recent guest from Higher Ground stated:   "Excellent experience, Absolutely no complaints. Saw wildlife. Enjoyed the beautiful views and the solitude of the mountains. Great place!" Higher Ground available with long range views, hot tub, game tables, and more!


  • More than 100 compete at fiddlers' convention

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    By Heather Canter from Ahse Mountain Times With singing, dancing, banjo picking and everything in between, Bluegrass and Old Time music lovers got to enjoy the dulcet sounds they love over the weekend at Ashe County Park. The 42nd annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fi... View the full post


  • Grandfather to help provide 'New Opportunity'

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    by Staff Reports from Mountain Times The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation recently partnered with the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. Jennie Abbott, an intern from the program, shadowed the mountain's naturalists for two weeks this su... View the full post


  • Sweet Frog leaps into Boone

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    by Frank Ruggiero frank@mountaintimes.com Boone's just gotten a little bit sweeter. Sweet Frog, a small, but growing, premium frozen yogurt chain, now has a new location off Blowing Rock Road. Opened by Boone residents Bryan and Natalie Willis, the store might be a franchise, but... View the full post


  • Appalachian Skate Park opens in Jefferson

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    By Mountain Times Although the skies were gray and rain fell frequently over the weekend, the bad weather was not enough to prevent dozens of skate boarders from making their way to Ashe County Park in Jefferson to celebrate the opening of the Appalachian Skate Park. Originally located ... View the full post


  • The NC New River!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    The NC New River is one of the natural landmarks that make Ashe County such a beautiful place. There are several locations throughout Ashe County where the NC New River's waters flow through and enhance the beautiful landscape. Let us help you search for NC New River riverfront real estate today. Th... View the full post


  • Great Fishing in the New River!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    New River Fishing is a popular activity almost year round, but in the spring when the streams are freshly stocked with smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, everyone wants to experience New River Fishing and cast their lines! New River Fishing is a great way to get out in the outdoors and see t... View the full post


  • Grandfather showcases new exhibit

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    by Staff Reports at Mountain Times Grandfather Mountain recently installed its first interactive exhibit since opening the Nature Museum in 1990. Made possible by a partnership between NASA, Appalachian State University and the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the exhibit focu... View the full post


  • Relaxing-"Tranquility"

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us! We had such a relaxing time and enjoyed spending time on the back porch, the hot tub, the pool room! It's amazing here...thanks again!


  • Preparing a Trip to the NC Mountains?

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Here to give you some answers and ideas: One of our many tourist attractions in NC is our beautiful waterfalls! The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great way to explore the outdoors. With many attractions their is something for everyone here in the High Country. Belo... View the full post


  • Welcome To North Carolina's High Country

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    This majestic area of scenic mountaintops, quaint villages, raging rivers and cozy resorts offers a vacation like no other. In one diverse location, you can find adventure sports, a blossoming arts scene, shopping galore, awe-inspiring views and some very nice locals happy to show off their ... View the full post


  • Local Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Wi-Fi Hotspots Even on vacation, many of us like to stay connected. Listed here are the local Wi-Fi hotspots in the Jefferson and West Jefferson area. Most are free, although retailers generally prefer it if a purchase is made. McDonalds restaurant is the only one that charges money ... View the full post


  • Whatever Happened to the Yodeling Cowgirls

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Somewhere in the history of yodeling, Americans took the once European singing style and made it uniquely their own. In western and cowboy music, especially, the yodel brings a heartwarming quality to the music. Whether it is a joyful yodel or a sorrowful one, the sound is unmistakable. ... View the full post


  • Peak Creek's Cozy Cabin

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    "Excellent cabin for vacation!"


  • Farmers market planned in Lansing

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    An open air farmers market is being planned for Lansing beginning this spring. The market is expected to open May 3 and operate from 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 13. The market area will be located behind the fire department under a big tent. There will be room to park about 30 tr... View the full post


  • Boone one of fastest growing small towns

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Article by Anna Oakes from Watauga Democrat Forbes ranked Boone at No. 4 in a Jan. 23 article featuring �America's fastest growing small towns.� Dan Meyer, president of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, said recognition from the influential business magazine could attract new b... View the full post


  • Sweet Spot

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    A recent January guest said " This was a great place!"


  • Freezin' for a Reason!

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    Ashe County Parks and Recreation Polar Plunge and 6th Annual High Country ICE BOWL Charity Disc Golf Tournament Benefiting Ashe DSS Energy Assistance for the Aging Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC Saturday, February 18, 2012 *SEEKING FEARLESS JUMPERS* Energy Assistance funds for... View the full post


  • Peak-a-boo Creek Cabin-Nice Place

    Posted On: 5/16/2012

    A recent guest in February 2012 said Peak-a-boo Creek was a nice place and they enjoyed their stay.


  • Linville Falls, NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Check out this great pictures that were recently taken at Linville Falls North Carolina! Information below taken from: http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreation/wncwaterfalls/linvillefalls.htm Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both t... View the full post


  • Peak A Boo Creek Comment

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Here is a guest comment from Peak A Boo Creek! I just wanted to tell you that my family stayed at your cabin last summer and it was WONDERFUL! The cabin is spacious and well-decorated. Everything we needed was readily available, including the metal tongs for roasting marshmallow... View the full post


  • Ashe County Ornaments!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Don't forget to get your Ashe County Ornaments for this Christmas year. They have a variety of Ashe County inspired Christmas Ornaments. Go to the Ashe Chamber of Commerce located in the Historic downtown of West Jefferson. Along with the collectable Ashe County Ornaments you can find all ... View the full post


  • Vacation in NC Mountains

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Enjoy hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and tubing on the New River North Carolina. There is also fishing, swimming, picnicking, and shopping. Visit our attractions, which include Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Historic Blowing Rock, and Moses Cone. We offer luxury... View the full post


  • Music In The High Country, NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Spreading music Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society to play active role in festivals By JERRY LANKFORD Record Editor Music will reverberate through the foothills over the next few weeks and members of the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society will play a major role in the festivities. ... View the full post


  • Mount Jefferson Park

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Come Experience Ashe County's very own NC state Park- Mount Jefferson Near Boone, NC! Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the ... View the full post


  • Museum Continues Restoration Effort

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    After four years of planning and allocating funds, the Ashe County Historical Society is finalizing steps in restoring the future home of the Museum of Ashe County History. Five years ago, historical preservationists in the community began a campaign to preserve and restore a well-known county i... View the full post


  • Rainbow Center Opens High Country Academy

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    After 15 months of renovating the former Fleetwood School, obtaining licensures, and training staff the High Country Academy (HCA), a Day Treatment program, opens in Fleetwood NC on Thursday, May 22 with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. "We will be a better region for the help we can give young pe... View the full post


  • A Snowbow in Jefferson North Carolina

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    This is a snowbow before a storm in Jefferson, North Carolina, located in the mountains of Ashe County. A light haze of snow permeates the area around the snowbow, and partially obscures the view behind it. The sun shines through the haze, illuminating the houses and buildings in... View the full post


  • Safety Tips For Your Exploration of the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Blue Ridge Mountains is a great way to spend your summer vacation. With our affordable family vacations the Mountains of North Carolina is a great way to get out and explore the High Country. We have many pet friendly cabins in NC so that, you, your family and friends, and your pe... View the full post


  • Preparing a Trip to the NC Mountains?

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Here to give you some answers and ideas. One of our many tourist attractions in NC is our beautiful waterfalls! The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great way to explore the outdoors. With many attractions their is something for everyone here in the High Co... View the full post


  • All the Amenities you could ask for!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Fall in love with the NC mountains atmosphere of this two bedroom, two bath log cabin. Secluded Luxury Cabins in North Carolina. Privately located on just under 5 wooded acres with georgous long range views and wooded walking trails. To the back of the cabin, this wooded tract joins ... View the full post


  • Affordable, Family Mountain Cabin, in the Blue Ridge Mountains NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Experience the grand style of this magnificently spacious mountain estate! Privately situated on nearly 3 wooded acres. This upscale log cabin features vaulted living room, stone fireplace, quality furnishings, and hardwood floors. You're bound to love the wonderful mountain and river view... View the full post


  • Grandfather Mountain is state's newest park!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Information bprovided by Scott Nicholson Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina is officially a state park now, with Friday's passage of a legislative bill, one of the last steps of a year-long process that secures the long-term future of the biological treasure. I... View the full post


  • Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Congress has recently passed a federal income tax credit for first-time homebuyers that is the lesser of either 10% of the home�s cost or $8,000!! This will be available to qualified first-time home buyers for the purchase of a principal residence between January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 200... View the full post


  • Market Vendors Receive Awards

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Four vendors from the Ashe County Farmers' Market won awards in the fall of 2008 at the North Carolina State Fair for their homegrown and handmade products. Joe and Mary Stanley of Warrensville were awarded multiple ribbons. Joe received two blue ribbons for his Wolf River and Northern S... View the full post


  • Tweetsie Railroad

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Tweetsie Railroad is one of North Carolina�s oldest attractions and one of the best places to visit in the High Country. Located in Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad is fun for all ages, and just a short drive from Ashe County. You and your loved ones should not miss checking out the Wild West... View the full post


  • River Dreams End comments

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    My name is John Summers and I rented River Dreams End from 6-11 until 6-13. I found it to be clean and comfortable as represented on your website. I learned of this rental from Twin Rivers Family Campground staff and would consider renting it again in the distant future, although I am not in... View the full post


  • Appalachian Mountain Winter Activities

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Appalachian Mountain Winter Activities Ice Skating at Appalachian Ski Mtn. What could be more natural than skiing and skating together? North Carolina's only Zamboni maintained ice rink. Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers an outdoor ice skating arena as the perfect complement to our slopes. L... View the full post


  • Last Minute Holiday Discount from 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Rent Top Notch, Rivermont, or Parkway Reflections for a full week during the Christmas or New Years Holiday for ONLY $775.00!!! Must give promo code of CHRISTMAS775 when booking.


  • Winterfest is about giving

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Winterfest isn't just about the food and performances. It's also about the community and, according to Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce's Billie Rogers, this year's offers plenty of ways to give to a local charity. "It's a huge part of Winterfest," she said, "because charitable organizat... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Mountain Festival

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Discover the handiwork of local artisans at this arts and crafts fair, held in the heart of Sparta at Crouse Park. The event features many local artisans as well as artists from neighboring communities. The fair also features local entertainment and food vendors. Parking is available on East... View the full post


  • Christmas in July!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Saturday, July 2, 2011 � 9am-8pm Sharing our Mountain Heritage � West Jefferson, NC Christmas in July is a one-day-only, free-admission event
 featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and 
handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountains
of N... View the full post


  • Wineries in Ashe County NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    If you've never tasted a good Mountains of North Carolina wine, nows your chance!  At Thistle Meadow Winery, Proprietor Tom Burgiss makes your visit a top priority and often conducts the wonderful 1-hour wine-tasting event himself and also includes... View the full post


  • Local Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Wi-Fi Hotspots Even on vacation, many of us like to stay connected. Listed here are the local Wi-Fi hotspots in the Jefferson and West Jefferson area. Most are free, although retailers generally prefer it if a purchase is made. McDonalds restaurant is the only one that ... View the full post


  • Key to successful business is quality customer service

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Key to successful business is quality customer service Key to successful business is quality customer service by Jesse Campbell, Staff Reporter Jefferson Post Ashe The key to running any successful small business may rest upon the cornerstones of dilig... View the full post


  • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin For Sale, Close to New River and Blue Ridge Parkway

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Park like setting w/ pond, wooded level yard and creek. Perfect retreat or year-round living with privacy and paved state rd frontage. Wood floors, t&g walls, corner stone fireplace add to the character. Upper level office or 3rd bedroom with private entrance. 1 car carport. Close to New... View the full post


  • House For Sale Located in Ashe County, NC Mountains

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    House For Sale in NC Great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Great cabin! 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath with wood floors. Central heat & AC. Gas logs, 2 covered decks. Fully Furnished down to the linens ready for YOU and Vacation Rentals. Close to New River and Blue Ridge Parkway. Only min... View the full post


  • RUSTIC NC MOUNTAIN CABIN FOR SALE!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    North Carolina Mountains Real Estate This rustic mountain home is defined by its open, log cabin style. It offers exceptional views, superb location, New River Access, level yard, circular drive & great access. Large, open floor plan & superb chefs kitchen with double oven, stai... View the full post


  • 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin For Rent in the NC Mountains!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Chasing Rainbows- Cabins for rent in NC Mountains Unwind with the sounds of the rushing creek from the deck or in the 6 person hot tub with lounger on the side deck. Chasing Rainbows is located in the Blue RIdge Mountains NC. This private cabin offers greatroom with wood burning st... View the full post


  • Above and Beyond NC Cabin to Rent!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Above And Beyond Cabin Among the best views in Ashe County... and in 3 directions!!! Step out on the spacious back deck from the living room or bedroom, and marvel at the sunrise from behind the magnificent mountain ranges. Relax in the loft or the front deck as the sun sets behind the ... View the full post


  • Cabin in the NC Mountains with Long range Views!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Long Range Vistas AND New River Access! Heaven Bound is situated majestically, ridge top between Boone and West Jefferson, in the Blue Ridge Mountains Nc and New River NC! Plenty of space to unwind on the front covered porch with 4 rockers and New River views. Large covered and uncovered bac... View the full post


  • Luxury Cabin Rentals in the NC Mountains

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Upscale log cabin rentals in NC with private wooded setting. Long range NC mountains views of Blue Ridge Mountains NC from the deck, and all three levels of the home. This cabin offers large greatroom with cathedral ceiling, stone gas log fireplace and many windows and French doors... View the full post


  • Welcome To North Carolina's High Country

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    This majestic area of scenic mountaintops, quaint villages, raging rivers and cozy resorts offers a vacation like no other. In one diverse location, you can find adventure sports, a blossoming arts scene, shopping galore, awe-inspiring views and some very nice locals happy to show off ... View the full post


  • North Carolina Extreme

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Going Outdoors In North Carolina's High Country Is As Extreme As You Make It! Recently named one of the top four North American Adventure Destinations by Adventure Sports Magazine, North Carolina's High Country is brimming with ways to head outdoors and get your heart pumping... View the full post


  • Take a Little of the High Country Home With You...

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Uniquely High Country There are numerous shops providing unique, specialty items that you won't find anywhere else. A special souvenir is also a great reminder of the joyful atmosphere, scenic delights and fun vacation moments you had while here in High Country. The High Coun... View the full post


  • The History behind The Ashe County Cheese Factory

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The History behind the Ashe County Cheese Factory located in West Jefferson, NC. Also Near Boone, NC and the Blue Ridge Mountains Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the mean... View the full post


  • Bluegrass, Storytelling return to Todd General Store

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Visit the Todd General Store and recapture a time when life was simple and genuine. Meet the mountain folks and listen to talks of the railroad days when Todd was the largest town in both Watauga and Ashe Counties in the North Carolina mountains. The Todd General Store features a deli, c... View the full post


  • Zaloos Canoes

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Zaloo's Canoes offers the finest canoe kayak and tube rentals. We specialize in canoe kayak camping trips for Scouts, families and friends on the historic and scenic New River, an American Heritage River. Truly a great canoeing and tubing river for a child's first river experience. We are th... View the full post


  • Ashe County Cheese Factory

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe County Cheese Company 78 years young and still growing The many attractions offered to visitors of the High Country each year seems to grow with the changing of the seasons. However one attraction in West Jefferson in Ashe County keeps drawing visitors back again... View the full post


  • Christmas In July

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2009 SHARING OUR MOUNTAIN HERITAGE West Jefferson, North Carolina Christmas in July is a one-day-only, free-admission event featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade crafts from throughout the No... View the full post


  • Disc Golf

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Going Golfing, Disc Style Ben Whitehead, a student at ASU, goes for a birdie on the par 4 1st hole at the disc golf course at Glenn C. Hilton Park in Hickory. Disc golf popularity has exploded in North Carolina, with a total of 53 registered courses. �Oh man, that�s gonna be a taco,�... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Attractions & Activities

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    For visitors in search of novelty and adventure, the North Carolina Mountains provide an unparalleled diversity of experiences. Blue Ridge attractions offer so much to see and do. No two visits are ever the same. Nature lovers will find endless Blue Ridge activities. Majestic mountain vi... View the full post


  • Ashe County Attrachtions

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe County offers much in the way of outdoor activities. You can tube or canoe down the New River. You can also hike and camp along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are other local attractions like the Todd General Store along the New River. You can also visit some great frescos painted by... View the full post


  • Boone NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    On beautiful summer days, the Boone area is the perfect place for all your outdoor activities. Play golf, hike, or go fishing. You can enjoy some of the most beautiful whitewater rafting in the world or float quietly down the New River on a big inner tube. Become a Bouldering and rock-clim... View the full post


  • NC New River

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The NC New River is one of the natural landmarks that make Ashe County such a beautiful place. There are several locations throughout Ashe County where the NC New River�s waters flow through and enhance the beautiful landscape. Let us help you search for NC New River riverfront real estate today. Th... View the full post


  • Grandfather Mountain

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Grandfather Mountain is one of the nation's remaining natural beauties visited annually by hikers, naturalists, and tourists alike. Grandfather Mountain is a unique attraction because it provides so many opportunities for learning about the High Country and the natural world. As home to 16... View the full post


  • New River Fishing

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    New River Fishing is a popular activity almost year round, but in the spring when the streams are freshly stocked with smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, everyone wants to experience New River Fishing and cast their lines! New River Fishing is a great way to get out in the outdoors and see t... View the full post


  • The Houston Family - The Nut House

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    You have to admit, it is just fun to say, "This weekend I am going to the Nut House!" The decor in the photos is why we chose this cabin, and once we got there we knew we made the right choice. It was beautifully decorated with a nutty theme. It is close to everything you need, but mentally... View the full post


  • Jonathan Lanford - Top Notch

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Our rental mountain home was a convenient drive from the parkway and not far from tourist activities. We chose to stay in most of the time, and the home was ideal for group games, meals, and private enough for all eight. We always felt safe and secluded from interruptions. Additionally, we p... View the full post


  • Robyn Holder - Bending Waters

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We had a very, very nice time the weekend we stayed at Bending Waters. The house was lovely. Nicely decorated, very comfortable. The view from the deck was great...the river runs directly in front. We also loved the town of Todd, NC. It is beautiful country...we will definately be back! And ... View the full post


  • Patti and Rob Lewis - Chasing Rainbows

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    My husband and I stayed at your Chasing Rainbows cabin in August 07. The cabin looked exactly as the pics on your website.It was clean, the hot tub was clean and very close to Boone and West Jefferson. The best part about it was hearing the rushing water from the creek,absolutely perfect. We... View the full post


  • The Virginia Creeper Trail

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Virginia Creeper Trail is 35 miles of pure delight for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The trail stretches from Abingon VA through Damascus VA, all the way to the North Carolina state line near Whitetop VA. Biking, horseback riding, and hiking are all permitted on the Creeper Trail. They... View the full post


  • North Carolina Going Green

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Trails at Cranberry Springs Boone, North Carolina - The Trails at Cranberry Springs is a new residential community nestled high in the gentle mountains of Western North Carolina, an area long known for its mild climate and friendly people. Inspired by nature, the Trails at Cranberry... View the full post


  • Railroad Grade Road Biking

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Railroad Grade Road has long been known as a great spot for North Carolina mountain biking, and is a quick 10 mile paved road that runs between Fleetwood NC and Todd NC. Built on an old railroad grade that was part of the Virginia Creeper Trail, Railroad Grade Road is almost flat the whole 1... View the full post


  • Whitewater Rafting in NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    New River Whitewater Rafting is an event thousands enjoy annually between the months of April and October. With difficulty levels ranging from mild to severe, New River Whitewater Rafting offers much for rafting enthusiasts of all levels of experience and courage. The New River has its roo... View the full post


  • Jefferson Landing

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Jefferson Landing is one of Ashe County�s premier gated communities that provides world class amenities with excellent vacation homes and private residences. Rated as one of the �Top 100 Golf Communities� by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine and one of the �Best Values in a Planned Communi... View the full post


  • New River Wineries

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Downtown Lansing, located in Ashe County NC, is home to the New River Winery. New River Winery was started in 2005 by wine enthusiasts who share a common interest in Ashe County and the Blue Ridge Mountains. At this time the Bohemia Gallery is the only tasting outlet for the New River wines. N... View the full post


  • Tree Top Guest Comment Summer 2009

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    A recent guest emailed us the following comment about our cabin called TreeTops: "The cabin was wonderful, clean, well appointed, comfortable. From the kitchen supplies to the linens everything was available and in excellent condition. " They also included this wonderful picture that th... View the full post


  • Comments from Guests

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Some recent guest have left the following comments about a few of our cabins. Mountain Lair-Loved the place! Thanks for sharing. Journey's End-Beautiful! Enjoyed the cabin. Bending Waters-The place was great! If you would like to leave your guest comments, just email ... View the full post


  • Stone Mountain State Park

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Stone Mountain National State Park in North Carolina offers great fun for the whole family! It has a large stone mountain to climb and rappel or you can watch all of those other daredevils. Enjoy hiking around water falls and through the woods checking out the nature that Nort... View the full post


  • Old Orchard Creek in Lansing NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Enjoy something with the whole family! Pick blueberries, enjoy ashe farmers market in West Jefferson, NC, and a gallery at Old Orchard Creek in Lansing, NC! The kids will love the experience of picking their very own blueberries, while eating them too!! Check out this picture just taken f... View the full post


  • Art Center Opens Quilt, Pottery Gallery Show

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    From Ashe Mountain Times By Joel Frady Three-dimensional works of art will fill the space typically reserved for flatter works of art such as paintings or pictures this week as the Ashe Arts Center opens their new gallery exhibit, From Traditional to Contemporary. For the exhibit, l... View the full post


  • Raving about our staff!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Hello 4 Seasons, Your staff is top notch. Assuming we don't have to wait for a long time for the deposit to be returned, we will be staying at your cabins more frequently. The cabin was average for the money, but the woman I spoke with on the phone was very courteous, very knowledgeable,... View the full post


  • Chamber of Commerce Opens Doors on Jefferson Avenue

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    By Joel Frady, Mountain Times Little more than two months ago, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors decided to look for a new location for the Chamber. In late May, executive director Cabot Hamilton announced that the Chamber would be moving to 1 North Jefferson Av... View the full post


  • Laurel Mountain Cabin Comment

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Here is a comment from a guest who stayed at Laurel Mountain Cabin for a whole month! "I cannot begin to tell you how much we are enjoying the cabin. This month is passing much too fast for us. We don't want to leave and have to return to hot Texas. We have met several people who... View the full post


  • Comments from Repeat Guests!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We've been very pleased with the rental experience with 4 Seasons. We have always felt the description of the properties have been accurate and the cabins have always been clean. The staff has always been very helpful with any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend using 4 Seasons w... View the full post


  • Recent Guest from Ridgetop Retreat

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Thank you. We enjoyed our stay at your cabin. Hopefully we will get to come back sometime soon again."


  • Check Out The 2009 Ski Rates!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Appalchian Ski Mountain? Sugar Mountain? Ski Beech? Which one to ski this year. Whether you are skiing, skating or taking the whole family down the mountain in a snow tube, be informed this year. Find the best rates at the best places. Find our Hours or Operation or Lift Tickets. Find out ... View the full post


  • New Guest Comments

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Comment from a recent guest that stayed at Ridgetop Retreat:  "Just wanted to let you know we had a very pleasant experience. I made reservations with Kristina, I wasn't sure how the cabin rental would be. Before when we went to the mountains we just rented a motel room. After this t... View the full post


  • Guest comments about Peak A Boo Creek

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    "WE SPENT 3 DAYS AT PEAK-A-BOO-CREEK AND LOVED IT! I THANK THE OWNERS FOR THEIR ATTENTION TO THE THINGS THAT WERE THERE FOR CONVENIENCE. I LEFT OUR COFFEE AT HOME AND THERE WERE PACKETS ON THE COUNTER. I THANK THEM SINCERELY FOR SHARING THEIR WONDERFUL CABIN. IT MADE OUR 41ST ANNIVER... View the full post


  • App State Homecoming Weekend!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Appalachian State Homecoming 2009, October 9-10 Be a part of Appalachian history with Homecoming 2009! Join ASU for great alumni and friends events all over campus. Get out your boogie shoes for the Friday night dance at Legends, tailgate with fellow alumni and friends, an... View the full post


  • Planning your next Blue Ridge Parkway trip!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is fun for the whole family. Enjoy Hiking, Biking, Walking the dog, Picnics, and playing outside sports on the parkway. You can find some of the most amazing views by driving or hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway NC. Want to know the best route to take for traveling t... View the full post


  • Our Heritage Is Strong

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Perhaps you've been to the two 100-year-old Churches of the Frescoes here in Ashe County - St Mary's Church, where Ben Long painted one of his more famous frescoes: "The Mystery of Faith"; and to the Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs, where Long painted his other masterpiece: "The ... View the full post


  • Starting the Holiday Season right!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Kicking off the Choose & Cut Seasons & the Holidays is the 2nd Annual Hometown Christmas. Located in downtown West Jefferson's Back Street Park becomes a hub for Christmas merriment with the lighting of the official Ashe County tree, along with carols, cider and a visit from... View the full post


  • Guests raving about Bit of Heaven

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    This was an awesome place to stay and the price was phenomenal! I would definitally plan to rent in the future and will also tell friends and family about it.


  • Joy McPhail - Dogwood Ridge

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Dogwood Ridge is just right for my needs. It's clean and modern, but not anything fancy. It's just right for me and my little dog, Taz. You have privacy, the sound of the leaves blowing in the trees, and the sound of the river in the background. I have stayed here several times and plan to... View the full post


  • Yvonne Underhill - Cozy Cabin

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Our stay in the Cozy Cabin was absolutely serene. We went as a couple to celebrate a 40th birthday, popping open the bubbly in the hottub within 10 minutes of arrival. This is a beautiful all wood cabin with a large fireplace and plenty of comforts. We spent our time enjoying the bliss of... View the full post


  • Blaine And Mandy Grant

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    My Husband and I have stayed 4 Seasons Cabins twice and we love it. Its the only place we want to vacation at now. The cabins are so cozy and private. Both cabins we stayed at were on the New River and we loved fishing and enjoying the nature and scenery around us. All I can say more is that... View the full post


  • Michelle Munich - Bit of Heaven

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We stayed in "Bit of Heaven" in July and it was fabulous! We live in Florida and love to get away and enjoy the weather in North Carolina. I have enclosed a couple of photos that we took while at the cabin. We will be staying in other cabin in October, I can't wait. Fall, one of my favorite ... View the full post


  • Jeninne Vice - Bending Waters

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Just wanted to let you know how much a bunch of crazy girlfriends enjoyed Bending Waters. From board games, to badminton down by the river, to kayaking, we had a blast. The rental was very comfortable and we especially liked the great view and that it was not so close to other houses. We ret... View the full post


  • Seema Dutta - Stairway To Heaven

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We stayed in Stairway to Heaven for an extended Labor Day weekend and had a fantastic time. We were very pleased that the cabin was exactly as advertised online. Not only that, but it was immaculately clean. The location we great- secluded, but easily accessible to grocery stores and the Blu... View the full post


  • Terry and Laurie McIntire - Bit of Heaven

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    I just wanted to say a few nice things about our stay at Bit of Heaven Christmas '06. After such a hectic year, it was WONDERFUL to get away to the beauty and serenity of that wonderful mountain cabin! It was so nice to sit on the deck and hear nothing but night music - no loud cars or music... View the full post


  • Greg and Cody Eyman - At River Glen

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We\'ve rented two different houses on three occasions-Dunn\'s Vista and At River Glen were both comfortable and relaxing homes where we were able to have fantastic getaways. We look forward to getting back up there someday soon!


  • Kelly Craven - Bending Waters

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    4 Seasons has what you need for a great vacation! My friends and I have stayed with 4 Seasons for the last 5 years. The staff here is ALWAYS very nice to work with and most accommodating. We have stayed in 5 different houses, and all are beautiful and immaculate. And with all the ame... View the full post


  • Dallas Brass

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will perform some of America's greatest hits in a concert at 7:30PM at Ashe County High School Auditorium on Thursday evening November 15th.  American Musical Journey is a showcase of the gifts American composers have made to our nation and w... View the full post


  • The Male Intellect: An Oxy Moron??

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes Windwood Theatrical's Production of The Male Intellect:  An Oxy Moron? to the stage of the Ashe Civics Center at 7:30PM Thursday Evening, November 8th.  Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect:  An Oxy Moron? is a clever combination o... View the full post


  • Living On Will Power

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Living on will power By Charlotte Wilson Langley Although Ashe County is nestled deep into the mountains and tucked away in the most north-western corner of North Carolina, the majority of the population live pretty modern lives. Just about everyone has cell phones, computer... View the full post


  • Sarah Hogan - Dogwood Ridge

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    I recently stayed at Dogwood Ridge cabin and loved it there. It's a quiet, well equipped cabin. The cabin itself is VERY NICE, but the best features are outside. Has rockers on the porch, a porch swing in the yard, picnic table and beautiful over an acre lot (lots of trees). It's beautiful! ... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Parkway License Plates

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, North Carolina now has over 6 million registered automobiles. About 23,000 have Blue Ridge Parkway license plates generating $502,160 for the Parkway in 2007. Those funds are being used to assure the beauty, natural and cultural resources, and h... View the full post


  • Victor Weigman-Brownstone Creek Lodge

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    My family and I went to the Brownstone Creek Lodge to do a family celebration of my fiance's and I's engagement. We had 12 of us there from both sides of the family and everyone had a warm, comfortable place to sleep. It was overall an incredibly enjoyable time and the cabin was absolutely p... View the full post


  • John Hardy - Autumn Mist

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    We had a VERY NICE 4 days at the Autumn Mist cabin. The cabin was outstanding, it was very easy to find, it was really comfortable and warm, the price was excellent, and it was SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL that it was not to be believed! I also love the "self" check-in, which was extra nice when we... View the full post


  • Ray Russell's AsheWeather.Com

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    RaysWeather.Com continues to grow. We are an "information age" company using the web to broadcast the message but also as a tool for producing the message. RaysWeather.Com (what we call RWC) has evolved from "Ray's hobby in Beautiful Downtown Rutherwood" in 1999 to the most widely read med... View the full post


  • Ashe County 1904 Historic Courthouse

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Historic 1904 Ashe County Courthouse Opening Soon It's not quite time to throw confetti or pop champagne corks, but members of the Museum of Ashe County are feeling the excitement. All infrastructure work has been completed: wiring, plumbing, and heating/air conditioning - in other wor... View the full post


  • NC Formally Announces Grandfather Mountain Buy

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    LINVILLE, N.C. -- Gov. Mike Easley said the state's agreement to purchase Grandfather Mountain means one of North Carolina's signature landmarks will be preserved forever. Easley announced Monday that the state would buy the undeveloped portion of the Avery County tourist destination... View the full post


  • The Story Behind the Churches of the Frescoes

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    When first-time visitors come to Ashe County, they usually have at least one destination in mind: visiting the Churches of the Frescoes. Our two churches ... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Parkway History

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Overview of the Blue Ridge Parkway History Great care was taken to design and build the roadwayso that it blended into its natural surroundings.The Blue Ridge Parkway was born at a time in American history when social change was at the forefront of political events. The idea resulted from... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Parkway Trails

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia's diverse beauty. The Parkway, for 469.1 uninterrupted miles, displays blue-misted mountains, cascading waterfalls, rolling pasture, and gorges banked with wildflowers. The Parkway offers hikers o... View the full post


  • Attractions in and near Blowing Rock, NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    4 Season Vacation Rental & Sales offer Cabin Rental Near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. Blowing Rock has many attractions and events to offer. Below you can find information on different attractions in the Blowing Rock area!   HAYES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The Mar... View the full post


  • NC Mountain Cabins- Upscale Living

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    This cabin offers long range views. Decorated for the upscale taste! Leather living room suite, gas log freestanding fireplace, 27" TV/VCR/DVD/Cable and books, games and movies for your entertainment. Access the upper covered deck off the living room. It offers, adirondack chairs and gas g... View the full post


  • Small Private Cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Imagine just the two of you, getting away from it all! This cabin is perfect for the couple's retreat you've been needing. This roomy cabin offers great long range vistas. Meander through this 10 acre tract leading to the pond. Roomy greatroom with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace w/ ... View the full post


  • West Jefferson

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Arts & Americana Influenced by the Vistor's Guide As the most densely populated part of Ashe County (with a whopping 1,081 poeple), West Jefferson is a quaint town with almost 20 art galleries, plenty of shops and an old-time atmosphere reminiscent of the 1950s. Orginally a major s... View the full post


  • Mountain Music Jamboree & Buffet

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    22 years in tune with High Country family entertainment! Enjoy some Music on the Mountain The finest traditional music and dance show found anywhere! Featuring live bluegrass and oldtime bands. Clogging, square dancing, and smiles for everyone. If you want a taste of the way we have fun in... View the full post


  • New Visitor's Center Opens on Highway 421 in Wilkesboro

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    By Joel Frady An odd-shaped building sits on northbound N.C. Highway 421 in Wilkesboro, located between exits 282 and 285, that offers many of the things that a weary or curious traveler might desire: rest rooms and vending machines along with rows and rows of brochures detail... View the full post


  • Plain your next hike online!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Trail Plan Available Online The NC High Country Council of Governments has posted online a 7-county map of NW North Carolina showing nearly 400 miles of existing and planned hiking trails stretching across Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Yancey, Mitchell, Avery and Watauga counties. You... View the full post


  • Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    It  has begun to snow and with a prediction for the snow not to stop till Christmas it truely is looking to be a very white Christmas. We are following www.AsheWeather.com with Ray's Weather to find out all the information for the biggest snowfall, predicted,... View the full post


  • Historic Achievement

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    by Ron Fitzwater Those who have driven down Main Street in Jefferson recently may have noticed increased activity going on at the historic 1904 courthouse. That activity will very soon bring to life, the Museum of Ashe County History. For several weeks now the museum staff, and a m... View the full post


  • Featured Cabin: Autumn Mist

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Secluded Log Cabin on 4.5 wooded acres with 800 feet of stocked trout stream frontage. Located between Boone and West Jefferson and convenient to the New River and Blue Ridge Parkway. The greatroom offers cathedral ceiling, gas logs and Flatscreen TV/DVD w/Satellite to cuddle up and ... View the full post


  • Canoeing the New River

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The New River, the second oldest river in the world, with it's free flowing water and sections of mild rapids, is great for novice as well as experienced paddlers. Come get away in a Cabin on the New River. Enjoy all the fun that the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina has to offe... View the full post


  • Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The winter was brutal, but spring is around the Corner. Come to Ashe County North Carolina and enjoy the blooming of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a hike on one of our many trails this season and enjoy the birds chirping and the wildlife blooming. Hiking in Western NC is definitely a s... View the full post


  • For Sale: Private like new log cabin on wooded 2.2 acre lot.

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    $220,000 Click HERE for more information Like new log cabin on private wooded 2.2 acres. Square foot 1464. No subdivision. Wood floors, high ceiling, open floor plan. Walkout basement with high ceiling -easy to finish. Large covered front deck. Balcony off spacious loft bedroom. ... View the full post


  • Christmas in July

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

     West Jefferson, North Carolina Christmas in July is a one-day-only, free-admission event featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountains of North Carolina.. Nowhere else will you find such an excellent array of food, f... View the full post


  • The History of Ashe County

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The lands that now make up Ashe County were first used during the Paleo-Indian period of 12,000BC to 8000BC. It appears likely that were temporary camps on the uplands used by hunter-gathers, whose permanent camps were located in Eastern Tennessee. Woodland period (500 BC to 1000 AD) sites... View the full post


  • West Jefferson, NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

      Arts & Americana As the most densely populated part of Ashe County (with a whopping 1,123 people), West Jefferson is a quaint town with almost 20 art galleries, plenty of shops and on old-time atmosphere reminiscent of the 1950s. Originally a major stop on the Northwestern R... View the full post


  • Peak Leaf Season is HERE!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Enjoy the BEAUTIFUL Fall Colors in West Jefferson, NC. Come join us! We still have cabin availability and October Cabin Specials!


  • Raving about our staff!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Recent comments from guest about our office staff: "Just wanted to say how pleasant my experience renting a cabin has been. I was trying to decide between you and another rental place. I called several times asking questions and Dena was so helpful. She answered all my silly questions and ev... View the full post


  • Great Last Minute December Deals!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Free Christmas Tree with your Cabin Rental... When you reserve one of our cabins with a hot tub during Dec 2-19th, you will receive a Free 6-7 ft. Fraser Fir Christmas Tree. Many cabins to choose from. View our cabins at www.4SeasonsVacations.com or call 336-246-2700. Email... View the full post


  • North Carolina State Parks

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    RALEIGH � North Carolina�s state parks and state recreation areas reported near-record visitation in 2010, with 14 million visits, slightly below the all-time record of 14.2 million visits in 2009, according to the N.C Division of Parks and Recreation. Among 39 state parks and state recr... View the full post


  • Trout Season is Open!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    NC Trout Fishing Around dawn Saturday, anglers from all over North Carolina will begin casting their lines into the cool waters of Wilkes County�s trout streams. It�s the first Saturday in April, the traditional opening day of trout season in North Carolina on streams designated as �hatch... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Market Indoor Farmers' Market Opens at Ashe Family Central

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe County Farmers' Market! by Jesse Campbell The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce joined owners Collette Nester and Rene Mazzucco (center) for the grand opening of the Blue Ridge Market Indoor Farmers Market at Family Central on Friday, March 25. The duo teamed up while Mazzucco wa... View the full post


  • Pond Mtn Trout Rodeo!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Saturday May 7, 2011 Breakfast 7:00am Fishing 8:00am - 3:00pm Fishing Admission: Ages 12-up $10 Ages 6-11 $8 Under 6 FREE (with paid adult)! No FIshing license required Air Walk for kids Food! Prizes! Fun! Horseshoe Contest at 1pm ($10 per team-50/50 Pot) Bean Ba... View the full post


  • 30th Annual New River Canoe Race

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Saturday, June 4, 2011 From Zaloo's Canoes to New River State Park in Ashe County NC. Starts at 9:00am. -Awards -Race T-Shirts -Door Prizes -All Proceeds go to the 4-H Scholarship Fund. For more information Contact: NC Cooperative Extension Ashe County Center (336)846-5850  


  • Blue Ridge Dinner Theater

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Blue Ridge Dinner Theater is owned and operated by Dick and Linda Copus of Winner's Circle Restaurant & Steakhouse. Dick and Linda have been in the restaurant business since 1990. The opening of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater has given them the opportunity to take their restaurant e... View the full post


  • A Brief History of Ashe County

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Formed from Wilkes County in 1799, Ashe County was named for NC Gov. Samuel Ashe. The county is described as extending from "the extreme height of the Appalachian Mountains" to the state of Tennessee. Just west of the eastern continential divide, the rugged and remote land of Ashe County c... View the full post


  • Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club owns, operates, and organizes the event each year. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club's largest fundraiser, but has becom... View the full post


  • Keri Arrington - Bending Waters

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Bending Waters was the perfect place for our families summer get-a-way. It had everything we needed to give us a wonderful and relaxing stay. The location on the river was perfect - we enjoyed tubing and kayaking all week long. Not to mention all the guys loved the fishing. The hot tub was a... View the full post


  • Ashe Library Staff Settling in to Renovated Facilities

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Librarians shuffled about the Ashe County Library on Monday, June 22, placing books on shelves and organizing the library's many systems. Artist Stephen Shoemaker put the finishing touches on a wall mural and everyone stayed focused on getting the recently renovated library ready for the... View the full post


  • Recent Guest Comments from Autumn Mist

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    "We had a wonderful time at the cabin. It was very nice and cozy. Due to the weather we did not get to take advantage of the great decks but we did get to use the fireplaces and pool table a lot! We are already discussing a return trip. "   If you have stayed with 4 Seasons Vacati... View the full post


  • Music and Art in the High Country

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Over the past twenty years the art "scene" in Ashe County has slowly blossomed to life, penetrating first West Jefferson, then Jefferson, then Lansing and then every part of Ashe County through Barn Quilts and artists' studios, murals and even fireplugs. Visual art has join... View the full post


  • Blueways and Byways

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The New River is formed in Ashe County by the confluence of the South Fork New River and the North Fork New River and is one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States. Flowing 320 miles north through southwestern Virginia and into We... View the full post


  • Gallery Crawl Season Returns to West Jefferson

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    undreds of people walked the streets of West Jefferson on Friday, June 11, wandering between the 13 participating businesses during the first Gallery Crawl of 2010. The event, held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Friday of each month through October, gives people the chance to view the work c... View the full post


  • West Jefferson History

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The first ownership of the valley that would become West Jefferson began in 1779 when North Carolina's Governor Richard Caswell granted three hundred twenty acres to Colonel Ben Cleveland, who battled the British at King's Mountain. One hundred twenty years after Colonel Cleveland's ... View the full post


  • First snow of this Holiday Season

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Come to the NC Mountains to experience the thrill and joy of this Holiday Season. With lots to do from Skiing, Ice Skating, Tubing, Building a Snow Man, Holiday Shopping and Christmas Tree and Wreath Hunting the High Country is the place to be this Win... View the full post


  • Thanksgiving Raves

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Just wanted to say we had a very pleasant Thanksgiving at West Jefferson. We have just fallen in love with West Jefferson. Maybe we can retire and move up there someday. Our Backside of the Moon Cabin was fantastic. The way the owners have it decorated great. Found everything at t... View the full post


  • First Major Snow Storm Since 1996 Drops Two-Feet of Snow Across High Country

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    by Ron Fitzwater For the first time in many years, the North Carolina High Country was hit with a winter blast that dumped upwards of two-feet of heavy, wet snow and left some residents stranded in their homes. Beginning around 9 a.m. on Friday Dec. 18, very wet s... View the full post


  • Blue Ridge Sunday Night Concerts

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Sunday nights are now in tune. This Sunday, the Blue Ridge Sunday Nights Concert Series returns to Boone, promising three nights of hot bluegrass during the High Country's coldest months. The first show, Jan. 10, features Grammy-nominated Barry Scott & Second Wind. ... View the full post


  • App Ski Mountain in Boone NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Before the first flake of snow hits the slopes, before the first lift ticket is sold, workers at Appalachian Ski Mountain are working to ensure that the 2009-10 season is the best yet in the nearly five decade history of the resort. In fact, operating the ski resort has become a yearlong e... View the full post


  • North Carolina Mountain Property

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Searching for Ashe County NC Real Estate? Browse through our listings of  Real Estate in Ashe County, and you�ll find several Western NC Mountain Cabins for sale with Blue Ridge views and vistas. If you don�t find the NC Mountain Property you're looking for in our listings, browse thro... View the full post


  • Fishing Season is Coming!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    New River Fishing is a popular activity almost year round, but in the spring when the streams are freshly stocked with smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, everyone wants to experience New River Fishing and cast their lines! New River Fishing is a great way to get out in the outdoors and see t... View the full post


  • Ashe County Farmers Market!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Ashe County Farmers' Market will soon be opening for the 2010 season. Opening day for the Farmers' Market is scheduled for April 10th, 2010. Hours of operation are Saturday's from 8:00 am to 1 pm. Located on the Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina. Come... View the full post


  • Welcome to the Towns of Ashe County

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Glendale Springs: Nestled between the South Fork of the New River and the Blue Ridge Parkway can be found the quaint community of Glendale Springs. It is more than a highlight of visitor trips to Ashe County; it is a place of tranquil enchantment to those who chose to linger in the soli... View the full post


  • 4 Seasons Presents: Tranquility!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Tranquility is an upscale get-a-way for the entire family. This cabin is perched on a rolling mountain side offering wooeded seclusion, mountain trails down to a tranquil stream and long range winter views. The upscale Country Living decor throughout gives a feeling that hints "relax-you'r... View the full post


  • Merlefest History

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate �traditional plus� music. MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the Music, Moments, and Memories. The Music of MerleFest is �traditional-plus� and Doc Wat... View the full post


  • Ashe County Farmers' Market Opens for 2010 Season

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe Count Farmers Market A slight chill was in the breeze on Saturday, April 10, but it didn't stop dozens of people from making the trip to downtown West Jefferson for the Ashe County Farmers' Market's 2010 opening day. The Market features a large selction of handmade and hom... View the full post


  • Great Get-A-Way at Tranquility

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Recent guest comments from Tranquility renters: We really enjoyed this weekend. Great get away. Private & quiet. Flowers and soap were a plus. Kitchen was great also hot tub was good for old muscles and bones, helped a lot. Thank ya'll for sharing your cabin.


  • Raving about Mountain Lair Cabin

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    "We loved Mountain Lair! It was so quiet and peaceful. The house is awesome and very clean. The location was perfect. My family of 2 grown daughters and their husbands all said it was our best vacation ever. Lots of things to do in the area like canoeing, hiking, kayaking and a great disc go... View the full post


  • Stargazing from Tranquility

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Guest are raving about one of our newest cabins: Tranquility. Check out this great cabin before your next vacation! "...wow- we will have to come back. We settled in Friday late to start cocktail hour on the front porch and moved to back when the sun started to set. Enjoyed the butterfly bu... View the full post


  • Tranquility getting star quality reviews!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Guest are raving about one of our newest cabins: Tranquility. Check out this great cabin before your next vacation! "...wow- we will have to come back. We settled in Friday late to start cocktail hour on the front porch and moved to back when the sun started to set. Enjoyed the butterf... View the full post


  • Lansing Hosts Fifth Annual Ola Belle Reed Festival August 13-15

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    The Ola Belle Reed Festival featuring Ola Time, Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music will be held at the Lansing Creeper Trail Park Aug. 13 to 15. The line-up includes the Mosier Brothers, None of the Above, Ceol Leinn, Big Daddy Love, The Sheets Family, Steve and Ruth Smith, Aaron Lee... View the full post


  • River Raves cabin

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    A recent guest at River Raves cabin said,"I really love your company and recommend you all to my friends...we loved river raves cabin...it was great for all of us"


  • Not Sure Where to Shop This Holiday Season? Shop Local!

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    From Ashe Mtn TImes by Jesse Campbell Before you start 'Down the Mountain' this holiday season to either do some last minute Christmas shopping or take advantage of the day after Thanksgiving sales, local business owners encourage all bargain hunters to instead shop locally to not only ... View the full post


  • New Ice Skating Rink in Todd, NC

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    NEW -- Ice Skating at the "Cook Park" in downtown Todd: Thanks to a small group of Todd business owners, the materials and labor were contributed to construct a 18' x 24' ice skating rink. Water was pumped up from the adjacent stream and Mother Nature is presently taking care of the freezi... View the full post


  • Highland Games builds lineup

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    January isn't too early to start thinking about the 2011 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Celtic Force front man Donovan Murray is already lining up acts he's calling "unforgettable." "We felt like it would be a good year to be able to introduce some new faces to the event as far as ... View the full post


  • Ashe County Airport Wheels & Wings Open House

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe County, NC Airport Wheels & Wings Open House June 11th from 10am - 5pm. Event to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Admission $5 (Children under 6 years old are free) -Classic cars on display -Airplance Rides offered -Aerobatics -Helicopter flight simulation -Raffle f... View the full post


  • Todd New River Festival

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    LocationAnnual Todd New River Festival October 8th, 2011 Cook Park Todd, NC 28684 Contact:336-877-5401  Free admission. $5 Parking   The festival features multiple music performances, storytelling, bluegrass jams, puppet shows, athletic competitions and other rec... View the full post


  • Festival of the Frescoes

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

     Oct. 8, 2011 10:00 am -  4:00 pm Free admission  www.ashefrescoes.org Location: Festival of the Frescoes Holy Trinity Church, Glendale Springs, NC 28629 Contact: Ashe County Frescoes Foundation:(336) 982-3261 A traditional country fair on the grounds of the Miss... View the full post


  • Recent Livin' the Dream cabin guest

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Thanks again for our stay!!! 4 Seasons made the last minute reservations easy and accommodating. Your community is wonderful. We ALL felt that this was our best vacation ever. It was so peaceful on the mountain. Nobody wanted to leave. Thanks too for accommodating our labs. They too, enjoyed... View the full post


  • Lansing Native Releases First Collection of Short Stories and Poetry

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

     A Prayer of Deliverance is a collection of short stories and poetry by Lansing native Barney Blan Shepherd. Shepherd said that many readers of the book will recognize many of the places and even people as several of the stories he tells are from his life as a young man in the Ash... View the full post


  • Annual Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention

    Posted On: 5/15/2012

    Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC Jefferson, NC 28640 Email: ashefiddlers@yahoo.com Business:336-982-8383   Preserving and honoring the heritage of our mountain music. Come celebrate at this family-friendly event that includes competitions between musicians from ... View the full post


  • The Bacchi Family - Katy's Cabin

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    My Family rented Katy's Cabin and had a great time. The Cabin was wonderful, just as it was advertised on the website. Beautiful! Thank you 4seasonsvacations.com for a great vacation. The Bacchi Family Southport NC


  • Lisa and Randy Ward - Kiss The Sky

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    We have rented Kiss the Sky several times and each time its like we are "coming home". Spacious living areas and the deck and the hot tub are incredible-the views are amazing!! It is like our own slice of heaven. Lisa and Randy Ward.


  • Steve Oates - Indian Cove

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    My family stayed at Indian Cove over the Labor Day break. Excellent facility with great design, views and privacy. Cabin layout conducive for big family gatherings but also with with places to get away by yourself. We loved it. Steve Oates


  • Patricia Travers

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    When our group arrived at our rental cabin, our first impression was, "Wow, this is better than the pictures." The description in the ad of the cabin, rooms and amenities perfectly matched what we found upon our arrival. The directions got us there without a hitch, and the key was right in t... View the full post


  • James Aycock - Autumn Mist

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    Nice rainbow trout caught in Old Fields Creek near the Autumn Mist Cabin. My friends and I caught many nice fish in this stream, and a few in nearby Call Creek (wild trout stream). Good trip!


  • Peri Yager

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    I did not actually stay at the cabin but I was the one arranging trip. It was my first time arranging a trip for a group and I remember working with you. You made it easy and patiently answered my numerous questions. When my group came back there were no complaints, only positives. I look fo... View the full post


  • Doug and Patty Harrington - Creekside Vistas

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    Patty and I spent a relaxing weekend at Creekside Vistas. It was 95 in Davie County but only 83 by the creek. The cabin was very clean and very quiet. At night we could listen to the creek flow by. Very relaxing. We will be going back. Thank you for making it so easy. Dou... View the full post


  • Valarie Keller - River Raves

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    My family and I stayed at River Raves in August. We had a fantastic time!! The cabin was beautiful and had everything you could possible need� and it was right next to the river. From the time I made the reservation to the time we sadly left, everything was perfect! The reservation staff... View the full post


  • Ray Griffin - Mountain Top Vistas

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    From the very first contact, everything was handled in a very professional and easy manor, if I had a question, there was always someone available with a quick response. We did make some changes, and all of those changes were handled quickly, and correctly.... We had a great visit to the Jeff... View the full post


  • Melissa Bennett - Cloud Nine

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    My fianc� and I had a wonderful long weekend in Cloud Nine. It was not only decorated beautifully, but had all of the comforts of home along with a beautiful view from the hot tub on the porch. Great place for a romantic getaway, or a family weekend.


  • Bill Meyers - Mountain Top Vistas

    Posted On: 5/14/2012

    "My wife and I stayed at Mountain Top Vistas and it was truly one of the best weeks of our lives. The cabin was very modern, with a flat screen and a good sized kitchen for a Thanksgiving feast. The game room in the basement was perfect. The view from the deck was simply amazing. Using the hot tub o... View the full post