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Doing my best to get out West as fast as I can with the love of my life!
Cassandra has written 107 posts for Blue Ridge NC Guide

Annual Events: GHOST TRAIN at TWEETSIE RAILROAD, Blowing Rock

Fall weekends in the High Country just aren’t complete without the mournful wail of the haunted Ghost Train and its spectral engineer Casey Bones, as they take over Tweetsie Railroad after dark! Continue reading


Eat Local: J&J’s HAWAIIAN ICE, Boone

Want to beat the muggy summer heat in a delicious way? Look no further than J&J’s Hawaiian Ice truck parked near Walmart in Boone! The ices are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat! Continue reading


At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, you will learn about the ways of life 230 years ago including the difficulties early settlers faced while adapting to this region. Docents show visitors ways of life such as blacksmithing, candlemaking, weaving and spinning, and fireside cooking. Continue reading

Attractions- MYSTERY HILL, Blowing Rock

Experience the High Country’s own gravitational anomaly at Mystery Hill! Continue reading


Snow and ice can be very tricky to drive in so we at BRNCG thought it may be helpful to offer the following tips and suggestions. Continue reading

Christmas In the High Country: CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

North Carolina is known for many crops, but the most important crop grown in the High Country is our beautiful Fraser Fir Christmas Trees! Our Christmas  Trees are famous for their pleasing color and how well they hold up through the holiday season, and a Fraser Fir has been used as the official White House Christmas … Continue reading

Hiking Trails: FLAT ROCK LOOP, Linville

Flat Rock is a short and sweet trail with an amazingly rewarding view at the top, one you can return to again and again. It’s always worth it! Continue reading

Local Services: APPALACHIAN PRINTS, Blowing Rock

Ever wished you could take home a slice of the mountains with you so you could enjoy their beauty whenever you wanted? Scenes of mountain ridges receding into the distance or rushing streams are something those living in the flatter lands may not get to see every day. Victor Ellison, a noted local nature photographer in the … Continue reading


Fall in the High Country can only mean one thing- it’s time for a corn maze! Valle Crucis’s own Harvest Farm Corn Maze is a great destination for the entire family. Continue reading

Shop Local: BLUE RIDGE SOAP SHED, Spruce Pine

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, want to learn about the ancient handcraft of soapmaking, or are seeking handmade gifts, The Blue Ridge Soap Shed is an ideal destination! Continue reading


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