Ashe County NC

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164 Mountain View Lodge Dr, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA

Your Perfect Spot for Rest & Recreation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Situated on five spacious acres, the Haven at Greenwood Glen offers eight separate vacation homes with ample privacy or the freedom to meet others around our communal fire pit area.

We are The Greenwoods: Kevin, Briggs & Lawson. While we are your hosts and your haven away from home is our home, we are happy to have as much or as little interaction with you as you’d like. We are delighted to provide you with ideas for outings, answer questions about the area, even shop for your groceries before you arrive, or chat with you around a bonfire, but if you prefer solitude it’s not necessary to interact with us at all during your stay. Of course, we are always available via phone, text or email.

Haven at Greenwood Glen is a dream come true for our family. We have long dreamt and casually talked about living in the North Carolina mountains, but it always seemed like something in the future: after our nest was empty, after retirement, after grandkids — just AFTER.  In the fall of 2021, our after became NOW.  We are indescribably excited to host you on our lovely Blue Ridge Parkway property.

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1481 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is a 1,188-acre North Carolina state park in Ashe County, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Jefferson, North Carolina, it includes the peak of Mount Jefferson, named for Thomas Jefferson and his father Peter, who owned land nearby and surveyed the North Carolina-Virginia border in 1749. In 1974, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

Located in Ashe County 25 miles northeast of Boone, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area surrounds a natural landmark that offers vistas as far as Tennessee from its overlooks and Luther Rock. The mountain, first spotted from the Blue Ridge Parkway, rises abruptly from the surrounding landscape. Over 700 plants call the park home, including the Dutchman’s pipevine, which is visited by the beautiful swallowtail butterfly and its distinct black-and-orange-spiked caterpillar. The park’s winding road to the summit hosts an annual downhill skateboarding event.

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204 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA
Beautiful store with loads of variety of gifts and unique items!
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1896 Old Field Creek Rd, Grassy Creek, NC 28631, USA

River House is not only a North Carolina Bed and Breakfast but a Country Inn that’s really in the country, located in Grassy Creek, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge mountains and directly on the historic New River. There’s a mile of riverfront for strolling, wading, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Brown trout and rainbows abound. Walking trails wind through 160 acres. Our neighbors include deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, a great blue heron, eagles and an occasional bear – just no mosquitoes.

Most of our twelve uniquely decorated guest rooms are converted farm buildings with king-size beds, private bathrooms, jacuzzis, art, books and country antiques.

That is reason enough to visit River House but the food is another. Elegant but unpretentious, the River House restaurant is known for its great food and ambiance. Only minutes from West Jefferson and forty-five minutes from Boone, River House is the first choice for fine dining in the Ashe County High Country area. The restaurant offers regional and international fine dining, an excellent wine list, and a full-service bar with all ABC permits. We are open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. The Sunday Salon features live music, hors d’oeuvres and a four-course Chef’s choice menu. Reservations are essential.

Breakfast is served in the main house daily between 8:30 and 10:00. While it is complimentary for overnight guests, many local residents choose to book for private business meetings or simple personal enjoyment.

On-site lunches or picnic fare may be pre-arranged, a pleasant adjunct when renting our kayaks or canoes. We will take you up-river so you can take your time floating back to us.

While you are here at our Bed and Breakfast, visit nearby sites such as New River State Park, Grayson Highlands and Mt. Jefferson. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bike the popular Creeper Trail. Ride horseback at Burnt Hill Stables. Play golf at Mountain Aire Golf Course. Just two miles down the road is Landmark Alpaca Farm and it’s only seven to Phipps Store for incredible Friday night “pickin” (That’s music, not pig.). Shop for cheese, antiques, art and pottery in West Jefferson as well as in the River House Gallery or Dairy Barn.

But… one of the most popular things to do is absolutely nothing. Relax in rocking chairs on the front porch or in chaises under the big sycamore tree overlooking the river. All rooms have wi-fi. Our buildings date back to the 1870’s, thus we are only partially ADA accessible.

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107 Beaver Creek School Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

This no-frills roadside hotel in a low-rise building with exterior corridors is off US Route 221, 1.7 miles from 1930s cheese plant Ashe County Cheese, 5.1 miles from Mount Jefferson State Park and 10 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The rooms have simple, modern furnishings and decor, and come with free WiFi, TVs with cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as seating areas.

Complimentary continental breakfast is included, while other amenities include free parking, computers for guests’ use and a banquet room.

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2489 Little Peak Creek Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA

Gem Valley LLC is a family-owned business just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Founded in 2006 by Debbi Farmer and Harry Davis, Gem Valley is the only public panning facility in Ashe County, NC. We are located near the historical Ore Knob Mine that was in operation from the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. Our creeks feed into the New River, which is the second-oldest river in the world! Please visit our Directions page for how to find us!

Gem Valley is a Seasonal gem mining, fluming and gold panning business. At Gem Valley you have opportunity to find and take home some truly beautiful and valuable gems of all sorts! The Appalachian Mountains of NC have a huge variety of precious and semi-precious stones in its soil! Our flume workers will be glad to assist you in identifying your stones!

Our Gem Shop and Museum offers a variety of jewelry, stones, souvenirs and information on geology, paleontology, and the lapidary arts. Our experienced gem cutters will be glad to take custom stone-cutting and jewelry setting orders.

The park has a picnic area with tables and grills if you wish to spend lunch. Restrooms are available inside the gift shop.

We invite you to browse our website for more information on our prices, services, and to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more detailed information on our business.

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1 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

A hometown street festival in the heart of downtown West Jefferson, NC, featuring handmade arts and crafts, traditional mountain music, food & family fun.

Sharing our Mountain Heritage! The Christmas in July Festival is one of the best, old fashioned summer festivals in the South drawing thousands to historic West Jefferson, NC each July! The Festival began in 1987 as a celebration of the Christmas Tree Industry Ashe County, NC is known for. In 2015, Ashe County, NC was named the #1 Christmas Tree producer in the United States. The Festival is a free-admission event held in Downtown West Jefferson featuring the very best in traditional mountain music, handmade arts & crafts vendors throughout the region while still celebrating the Christmas Tree industry. Numerous food vendors feature a variety of the infamous delicious festival foods & more.

Children’s activities, roving performers, fun competitions, non-profits and the Farmers’ Market are also part of the festival each year.

Nowhere else will you find such an excellent array of local & regional music, food vendors, fun and festivities for the entire family than at Christmas in July in Downtown West Jefferson! Hope to see you there! 

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6945 Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684, USA

Country-style riverside guesthouse offering warm rooms & a cottage, plus a garden.

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7414 NC-16, Glendale Springs, NC 28629, USA

ur elegant country Inn was built over 120 years ago and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Glendale Springs is a charming community outside of West Jefferson, NC, and is an easy driving distance to Boone and Blowing Rock.

The Inn offers bed and breakfast accommodations (Continental Style Breakfast) with a choice of five beautiful rooms, a full-service upscale casual restaurant with a full bar, as well as two plus acres of manicured grounds, all of which are available to book for weddings and other special events. We invite you to come to enjoy the tranquility of our historic property, whether it be for a weekend getaway, a cozy dinner, Sunday Brunch or a special occasion. Stay with us during Fall Leaves Season. Come spend the night or weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas and choose and cut your own beautiful Frasir Fir Christmas Tree from a nearby tree farm. Come for ski season at nearby slopes and stay cozy and warm at night at our Inn. Bring the family to enjoy great food and friendly service at our Restaurant.

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3874 NC-16, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA

Canoe, Kayak, & Tubing Rentals on New River, NC.  Explore the historic and scenic New River on a relaxing and fun river adventure with Zaloo’s Canoes. Situated on the New River in Jefferson, NC, Zaloo’s Canoes offers the finest canoe, kayak, and tube trips in the area. After starting as a small canoe rental service out of the back of a pickup truck on the side of the road in 1976, Zaloo’s has worked hard over the last 46 years to become one of the oldest and friendliest river outfitters in the area. We specialize in fun and exciting boat and tube trips for families, friends, and groups on one of the most historic and scenic North Carolina rivers, which also happens to be an American Heritage River. The New River is a great canoeing, kayaking, and tubing river for a child’s or beginner’s first river experience — pets love it too! With its gentle flow and beautiful surroundings, the New River is sure to wow and stun the whole family and provide a priceless set of unforgettable memories.

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184 W Landing Dr, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA

Where mountain sunsets meet the historic New River lies Jefferson Landing, a gated resort community in Western NC. Just two hours from Charlotte and minutes from fine dining, shopping, music and art, Jefferson Landing makes every day exceptional. Take in a massage or round of golf. Visit West Jefferson for world-class art and antiques. Go fishing, hiking, or relax by our junior Olympic pool. Our cool summers, mild winters and lush foliage make every day extraordinary.

In addition to luxury estates for purchase or rent, we offer lodging from rooms and homes to our stately Manor House. While here, you can access our club house and pool, fitness center, and onsite restaurants. Planning a corporate retreat, wedding or golf vacation? You’ve just found your perfect site.

203 Hampton Pl Ct, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

Escape to the quaint, serene mountains of Western North Carolina. Make yourself at home and enjoy your picturesque Holiday Inn Express, in a true mountain setting. Our hotel offers the newest and finest facilities in the area. Experience true Southern Hospitality only the High Country can offer.

If you are in the area to play, we are located near many of the main area attractions such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Jefferson State Park, New River State Park, Downtown West Jefferson, Jefferson, Oak Hill Academy, and Appalachian State University.

If you are in the area for work, we are centrally located to GE Aviation, AEV, United-Chemi-con, and other area businesses.

While you are here, enjoy our many complimentary services such as our high-speed fiber-optic Wi-Fi or wired Internet access, meeting room, Business Center, Fitness Center, and guest laundry center.

Any time of the year, experience our scenic local drives, beautiful mountain views, numerous leisure and outdoor activities and discover serenity!

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962 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

WELCOME TO THE ASHE CIVIC CENTER. Home of quality entertainment and rental facilities

Our 282 seat theater/auditorium is home to a wide variety of events including music, theater, dance and more.

We are conveniently located off Highway 221 between Jefferson and West Jefferson. The Ashe Civic Center offers plenty of free parking.

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264 Trading Post Rd, Glendale Springs, NC 28629, USA

New River Inn and Cabins is a peaceful location that recently updated and with 3 cozy cabins for vacation rental located in Glendale Springs, North Carolina. Our property includes a lodge for gathering as well as a pond with a walking trail. We are located just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway behind the Trading Post. Within a short driving distance to West Jefferson, Wilkesboro and 30 minute drive to Boone.

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106 E Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

Ashe County Cheese is Carolina’s oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheese since 1930. We are located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains.

Watch the fascinating process of cheese making from our viewing area (check cheese making schedule) and visit our cheese and gift shop. We sell over 20 varieties of original Ashe County Cheese as well as our own county butter, homemade fudge and everyone’s favorite, fresh cheese curd. We also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines and a variety of gifts, souvenirs and old fashioned snacks and candies.

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936 Lost Trail, West Jefferson, NC 28694, USA

If the next thing on your list is to slow down and smell the fresh mountain air then the ‘Secluded Hideaway’ is just what you are looking for. You will be able to sit on the large covered front porch (8’X36′), back deck (8’X36′), side deck (11’X44′) and watch for birds, squirrels and deer and also roast marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit. This four bedroom and 2 bath cottage is perfect for large families (max of 8 people) and small alike. Pool and ping pong table combination in basement. The New River State Park Elk Shoals Access is just .3 mi from the front door across wooden bridge where you can swim, kayak, canoe and fish. Within 7 miles there are restaurants and shopping (Super Walmart, Family Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, Cato’s, Lowes), grocery stores (Food Lion, Ingles Grocery Store and Walmar), and numerous antique and craft shops and more. Other places of interest (Parkway Theater (6 mi),, Mt Jefferson State Park (6 mi), New River State Park Wagner Access (12 mi), Cheese Factory (6 mi), Church of the Frescoes (4 mi and 5 mi), Blue Ridge Parkway (4.5 mi), Boone NC (26 mi), Mast General Store (27 mi), Original Mast General Store (Valley Crucis 34 mi), Horn-in-the-West (Outdoor Drama Mid Jun-Mid Aug (26 mi), Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park (Apr-Oct 30 mi), Blowing Rock (34 mi), Appalachian Ski Mtn (32 mi), Banner Elk and Linville Falls (60 mi), Linville Cravens (62 mi), Grandfather Mountain and Beech Mountain (55 mi) and free Blue Grass Music by local entertainers at the Phipps Old General Store (Lansing NC approx. 12 mi.) and Greenfields Camp Ground (beside Walmart). Our house has free Internet and phone for local calls. “The Mountains Are God’s Answer ToThe Searching Soul”.

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493 Raccoon Hollow Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640, USA

Nestled on the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find Raccoon Holler Campground. Just outside of Glendale Springs in Ashe County, NC the temperatures are cool, the views are breathtaking, and every moment is a memory in the making.

Whether you have a “Big Rig” or enjoy tent camping in the mountain air, overnight or for the season, we have a site for you.

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976 W Sugar Tree Rd, Warrensville, NC 28693, USA

Sugar Tree Lodge is a secluded, custom 1500 sq ft timber and glass framed lodge built on 2 1/2 private acres with 600 sq ft. of outdoor decking. The lodge is located in Warrensville, NC, a 10 minute drive to downtown West Jefferson and a 20 to 40 minute drive from Boone, Blowing Rock, Appalachian State, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, several ski slopes and many more attractions.


The Lodge sleeps up to 10 guests and  is a short 5 minute walk to the New River where you can enjoy fishing, tubing and kayaking. There are walking trails on the property, an outdoor fire pit, built in picnic tables, porch swings and rocking chairs.

Enjoy the outdoors from inside with the huge windows and french doors or sit on the porch and take in the scenic views. The lodge has a brand new Freeflow Hot Tub with LED lighting for relaxing under the stars.

Sugar Tree Lodge is the perfect place to spend honeymoons, anniversaries and celebrate birthdays. The lodge is perfect for two looking for a secluded, romantic getaway or for extended families to get together and celebrate holidays.

Relax, Renew and Get Back to Nature.

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358 New River State Park Rd, Laurel Springs, NC 28644, USA
(336) 982-2587(336) 982-2587

Located in Ashe and Alleghany counties 35 miles northeast of Boone, New River State Park covers seven accesses along this National Wild and Scenic River that flows north through three states. Elk Shoals has a swim beach, and all accesses allow for launching kayaks and inner tubes to paddle or float along the shallow, gentle river. Paddle-in only campgrounds provide a remote experience. The hellbender — the largest salamander in the U.S. — and 14 species of rare and threatened plant species inhabit the New River valley.

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