Ellenboro, North Carolina

Possibly the quaintest of all Rutherford County’s small towns, Ellenboro is home to less than 1,000 residents and favors landscapes over luxuries. Enjoy down-home Southern cooking at Randall’s Ellenboro Restaurant (serving three meals a day) before stopping by the Ellenboro Train Depot, a unique museum of not only trains but trinkets and nostalgic items from decades past — it’s just like stepping back in time. Drink in the quiet tranquility of country life!