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Biltmore Estate

New hostelries and new breweries dominate our collection of new destinations and attractions recently added to the mountain region. Read more

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Among the scores of great ice cream shops in the region, here are just four—each paired with a few suggestions on getting out and about to earn your frozen delight. Read more

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Stunning Glass Color Added to Gardens and Grounds Read more

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As our readers weigh in with their picks in many categories, here are five personal picks for the great walks in the mountains. Read more

From the Editor

Here's your guide to 177 great gatherings to help you plan your 2018 mountain travels. Read more

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You've never seen Titanic like this - in fashion and Legos! Read more

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Up and down the mountain region, preparations for Christmas and other winter holidays are building. Here’s a potpourri of people, places and things to enjoy. Read more

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George Vanderbilt’s massive Biltmore House, with its hidden corridors and storied history, provides the perfect backdrop for a mystery. Read more

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A black and white portrait of a woman looking off-camera - Cornelia Vanderbilt | Blue Ridge Country

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Cornelia Vanderbilt’s life contains two fortuitous changes in travel plans that led her and her family to escape tragedy. The first involved a trip she took with her parents, George and Edith. Read more

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A black and white portrait of a woman looking off-camera - Cornelia Vanderbilt | Blue Ridge Country

Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

After her 10-year marriage, she left the Asheville, North Carolina estate, never to return. Read more

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Your guide to great fun for the whole year in the Mountains of the South. Read more

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The influence of the Adirondacks are strong in this family's dream-come-true home. Read more

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Yes, the fun of stand-up paddleboarding is not just a coastal phenomenon. Read more

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Away from the estate, there are many smaller agricultural and farming undertakings. Read more

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Learn more about the Farmyard at Antler Village and touring the West Side. Read more

Behind BRC

Whether you're looking for great windshield-experience scenic drives or a bit of driving-gloves excitement, we've got the spots. Read more

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Biltmore Estate makes the perfect setting for the costumes from “Downton Abbey.” Read more

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Winter Getaways: Where to Cut, Ski, Hike, See the Lights and More

Photos credits, clockwise from top left: Chetola Resort, Grandfather Mountain, Biltmore House and Matthew Morse.

Whether you’re ready to brave the cold to cut a tree or a path, or prefer to stay warm with a visit to A home tour or a SIP OF A unique winter brew, we’ve got the places and the specifics. Read more

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Asheville, the cultural center of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge, overflows with traditional crafts, modern theater and diverse music. Read more

Parkway Guide

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Joe Tennis

From our beloved rocky perches that act like theater balconies overlooking wondrous peaks, to classic hotels and haunts, numerous landmarks have long called us to their glory. Some places change, some stay the same. Read more

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