The 10 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia

Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Virginia

Boone, North Carolina is the undisputed king of Christmas trees in the Appalachian Mountains region, annually providing millions of Frasier firs for families from Georgia north to New England.  But the Virginia mountains are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to agritourism, boasting an impressive array of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, wineries, and more.  … Read more

The 20 Best Places to Celebrate Christmas in NC (2022)

Christmas in NC - Biltmore Christmas Library

For us, making the most of Christmas in North Carolina includes spending time at home with family and friends, as well as getting to celebrate by immersing ourselves in the holiday spirit. From the Appalachian Mountains through the NC Piedmont into the Coastal Plains, the state of North Carolina has lots of unique and exciting … Read more

The 12 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in North Carolina

Quilted Christmas Lights NC Arboretum in Asheville

The state of North Carolina is renowned for an incredible array of popular attractions. There are majestic Appalachian mountains, countless waterfalls, the Biltmore Estate (the largest private home in America), the Raleigh-Durham Tech Triangle, NASCAR racing, college sports, and small town living. When it comes to winter in NC, locals have managed to tap into all of … Read more

The 15 Best Things to Do in Brevard NC & Transylvania County

Transylvania County Courthouse in downtown Brevard, one of the Best Things to do in Brevard NC

In the two years since we launched this site, we’ve visited more than 30 Blue Ridge Mountain towns in the search for our future mountain home.  From Blue Ridge and Blairsville GA to Bryson City and Waynesville NC, there have been several different places that made their way onto our shortlist.  But none of them … Read more