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Visit during the spring and enjoy the early burst of color or spend some time with us over summer vacation; rent a lake house, take a boat tour, hike a trail, or attend a festival.  Prefer to travel in the fall, take a scenic drive on country roads lined with rich hues of red, orange and gold or see it all up close by exploring one of our many trails or parks that reward those that choose to hike. Just make sure you don't count us out for winter travel because we have one of the best light displays in the country, not to mention hometown Christmas parades that make you feel like you've traveled back in time.  Choose your adventure and we will see you soon.

Sometimes one of the best parts about discovering new places and adventures is stopping to relax and enjoy the perfect meal with the perfect view. But where to nosh? When restaurants feel less than socially-distanced friendly, and outdoor activities are a sanity-saving must, the perfect picnic can

Sometimes you just need a good reason to get away. For those of us that have been stuck at home for far too long, almost any reason can be called a “good” one. At this time of year, when holidays appear few and winter's chill makes the revelry of spring and summer seems far away, it’s useful to

The romance of Valentine’s Day is hard to resist, but the stress of the past year has left a lot of us feeling less than romantic. If you’re yearning for an intimate celebration this year that’s full of exhilarating experiences, alluring sights, and idyllic moments, Rutherford county is the perfect

This Holiday Season Shop Local in the Towns of Rutherford County

New York Magazine’s Rembert Browne was once quoted as saying about local small business “These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community. The relationships created between customers and those that

Photo by Gary Poteat

With a chill in the air, the most delightful part of winter in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills is Christmas. Being here during the holiday season is like entering a Norman Rockwell Christmas card. Explore not just one, but five quintessential small towns sprinkled with all