Links to area places of interest

Winter Sports, Hiking, Scenic Tours

Special Interests

The Orchard at Altapass:

Sugar Plum Farms:  Choose and Cut Christmas Trees:

Penland School of Crafts:

Penland Gallery:

Crossnore Weavers and Gallery:

Southern Highland Craft Guild:

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games:

Blue Ridge Music Center:


Museum of NC Minerals:

Fly Fishing Guide

The one, the only, Bob Ivins of:

Mountain Troutfitters Fly Fishing


Local Restaurants

Mountain  View:  Spruce Pine  

Western Sizzlin:  Spruce Pine

Tropical Grille:  Spruce Pine

DT''s Blue Ridge Java:  Spruce Pine

El Ranchero:  Spruce Pine

Fabio's Italian:  Newland

Puerto Nuevo:  Newland (next to Fabio's)

The Italian Restaurant:  Pineola

Banner Elk Cafe:  Banner Elk

Bella's Cafe:  Banner Elk

Stonewalls Restaurant:  Banner Elk

Famous Louise's Rock House:  Linville Falls


Tweetsie Railroad and Wild West Theme Park Adventure:

Land of Oz:

Linville Caverns:

Emerald Village, Little Switzerland, NC

Gem Mountain, Gemstone Mine:

Rhododendron festival, Roan Mtn, TN

Wooly Worm Festival, Banner Elk, NC

Mystery Hill:

Doc Rock's Gem Mine and Appalachian Fossil Museum:

Mast General Store: