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Each cabin has a covered porch that extends the living space into the outdoors.

Paul Clark

Cabin in the Woods: The Farm Cabins and Cottages

Eight miles out of Asheville, families and couples find a dreamy retreat where the host couple “went overboard on the sheets.” more »

Apr 19, 2014 by in Cabins

Lost World llamas greet visitors with curiosity.

Bill Crabtree Jr.

Exotic Blue Ridge: Private Zoos Adapt to the Mountains

Keeping animals native to other continents is a challenge in the southern mountains. Your ostriches can disappear under the snow; your female monkeys can throw poop, and nearly every creature is threatened by a native one, either large or tiny. more »

Apr 18, 2014 by in Features

Worth the wait: A passed-along rhizome produced just leaves for several years. Then this.

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Irresistable Irises

Easy to grow, easy to keep and easy to look at, bearded irises have a long history of beauty. more »

Apr 17, 2014 by in Mountain Garden

Courtesy LaZoom

Asheville: It’s Weird, It’s Beautiful, It’s Home!

Our contributing editor grew up shopping at department stores and eating at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. My my, how (delightfully) things have changed. more »

Apr 16, 2014 by in Features

full circle fotography

Seeing Southern: Memories, Nourished by Music

No matter your age. No matter your whereabouts. You have a memory that is nourished by music. more »

Apr 16, 2014 in Seeing Southern: The Blue Ridge Mountains

Looking Glass Falls is right beside U.S. 276, about 5 miles north of Brevard in Pisgah National Forest.

Kevin Adams

Photo Essay: Wondrous Waterfalls of Western North Carolina

"Waterfall Guy" Kevin Adams, author of "North Carolina Waterfalls," has also become a master night photographer and, with Bill Lea, is founder of WNC Foto Fest, held in September near Asheville. more »

Apr 14, 2014 by in Magazine

More From Muralist Molly Must

Muralist Molly Must discusses her mural at the Triangle Park on Market Street and the impact it has on the surrounding community of "The Block." 6/1/13 - Robert Bradley. Video courtesy of the Asheville Citizen Times more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Worth a Click

Take a Tour of The Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

See more of this pet-friendly Asheville destination. Video by Lynne Harty, courtesy of more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Worth a Click

Mountain Adventures: Celebrate Dad’s Big Day from the Seat of a Tank!

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by letting dear old dad crush a few cars with an armored tank? more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Worth a Click

North Georgia Canopy Tours offers one zip line that runs 695 feet.

Courtsey of North Georgia Canopy Tours

Mountain Adventures: 8 Great Places to Play and Stay

C’mon along as we get ready to go outside and have some fun in the mountains of eight states! more »

Apr 8, 2014 by in Features

Country Roads: The Crack, the Counters, the Leaves No One Saw and the Golden Gate Bridge

It became official just about the time this magazine went to press: The Blue Ridge Parkway, long touted as the most-visited unit in the National Park system, lost its crown in 2013 – to San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. more »

Apr 5, 2014 by in Country Roads

Country Roads: Science, Scenery and Cycling

“Otherworldly” is how cyclists describe the scenery at West Virginia’s Space Race Rumpus cycling festival June 13-16. more »

Apr 4, 2014 by in Country Roads

Director of the National Park Service William Penn Mott, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole and General William Westmorland.

courtesy Grandfather Mountain

The Blue Ridge Parkway Detail

A young man far out of his element at the 1987 dedication of the last completed section of the Blue Ridge Parkway looks back these 27 years later with a combination of curiosity, perspective and, perhaps, wisdom. more »

Apr 4, 2014 by in Features

Paul Clark

More Photos of The Farm Cabins and Cottages

If you fell in love with the Farm Cabins and Cottages featured in our May/June 2014 issue then here are even more great photos of this Candler, N.C. getaway by Paul Clark. more »

Apr 4, 2014 in Worth a Click

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