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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.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Two of the most anticipated deal days of the year for holiday shoppers. But sandwiched in-between these two mega-retail days is one of the most important Community-Friendly days of the holiday shopping season; Small Business Saturday. Begun in 2010 by American Express

Almost 90 years ago, back in the 1930s, the little town of Forest City decided to bring the holidays to their community by adorning 2 trees on Main Street with beautiful Christmas lights. In the years since, this lovely, quaint destination has grown and continually added more festive lights,

The term "farm to table" has become a catchphrase for any restaurant wanting to make its mark in the world of organic dining. True farm to table dining, however, is rarely possible without the accessibility of locally cultivated meats and produce. The state of North Carolina has a rich history of

Our Guide to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure Holiday Festivities

Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are the perfect places to enjoy the beauty of the North Carolina foothills at any season, but the holidays make them even more spectacular. From holiday lights and decorations bathed in crisp mountain air, to

Guys' Weekend. It doesn't get enough credit. While it's true that women tend to do more planning of activities for their weekend outings, men do actually enjoy more things than wolfing down burgers and nachos while yelling at sports players on a big screen tv - they generally just don't like to plan

The magic of fall is in the air, the time of year when shorter days and cooler nights spark the imagination and stimulate feelings of nostalgia and comfort. Here in Rutherford county nestled in the Blue Ridge Foothills, you can discover the brilliance of this season in a variety of different ways.

One thing we love most about holidays here in the foothills are all of the festive events that take place throughout Rutherford County. I mean, who can resist that southern, small town, holiday charm? Every year several of our small towns kick-off their holiday celebrations on the first Saturday in

There is no place like home for the holidays; but there is something magical about starting new yuletide traditions amongst sweet southern charm to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the

On the agenda today: a picnic of senses to fill your belly. Making your way around the curves of Lake Lure, there are a number of sights, sounds and smells you’ll pass; depending on which season you visit. During the summer you’ll hear the giggling sound of children as they splash into the lake from