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Summer Music in the North Carolina Mountains Near The Coves

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of summer music in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  Those of us who have some sweet down time during the long days of summer get to fill those relaxing hours with some of the many blissful things to do in Blowing Rock NC.  Taking in a concert or two on a serene night mid-summer is one of the many pleasures of the North Carolina season.

The Appalachian Summer Festival, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, is a popular annual celebration that has been happening faithfully in July the past thirty-five years in Boone.  To think this festival began as a small chamber music celebration and now many folks attend, heading to the diverse venues within the campus to catch an eclectic spectrum of music and dance.  There’s also theatre, film and visual arts happening within this vibrant academic community—no wonder this joyous festival has been selected as part of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast.”

Make sure you pin the 2019 summer schedule in a prominent spot on your bulletin board:

  • June 29; 8 pm; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; Ben Folds with the Winston-Salem Symphony conducted by Jacomo Bairos.  Ben Folds is a talented pianist, lyricist, composer and conductor who will open the festival with genre-bending music.

 

  • June 30; 7 pm; Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center; The Trio Takes Form in association with Reflections Series International will wow you with music spanning from Haydn to Beethoven to Mendelssohn.  Violinist Gil Morgenstern returns for his 35th year as Artistic Director of the ensemble.
  • July 2; 7 pm; Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center; Broyhill Chamber ensemble: Bridging the Classical and Romantic Divide in association with Reflections Series International.  For the first time take part in“Tuesday Talks with the Dean;” pre-concert insightful remarks by Hayes School of Music Dean James Douthit who will illuminate the end of one compositional era and the beginning of a new one, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.
  • July 6; 10 am;Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center; the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists.  This Classical Music event, in association with the Hayes School of Music, is in its 9thyear, and proudly launches many of the state’s most promising young artists.
  • July 13; 8 pm;  Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; Patti LaBelle, the queen of rock and soul, is also amulti Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress. There is nothing like seeing this performer live, belting out Lady MarmaladeWhen You Talk About LoveNew Attitude,  orOn My Own.
  • July 14; 7 pm; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; Maestro Gerard Schwarz with the Eastern Festival Orchestra presents an evening of symphonic music, featuring soloists Awadagin Pratt, piano, and Morgan Short, harp, playing Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy.
  • July 18; 7 pm; Mark E. Ricks Athletics Complex; the Eastern Festival Orchestra presents Awadagin Pratt, Tapas and Tesla, an evening of chamber music by the renowned quartet in an intimate café with note worthy and savory food.  Sip, dine and socialize while overlooking the panoramic views of the football stadium.
  • July 19; 8 pm; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; Chris Botti, multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer will deliver an evening of stunning jazz, pop and rock. Botti is the largest selling instrumental artist in the U.S.
  • July 28; 7 pm; Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center; the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: The Four Bs in associationwith Reflections Series International; works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and contemporary composer Vytautas Barkauskas’ homage to Bach.
  • July 30; 7 pm; Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center; the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: Potpourri in association with Reflections Series International;  “Tuesday Talks with the Dean” will begin with James Douthit’s enlightening remarks, followed by Robert Schumann’s piano quintet, Ernő von Dohnányi’s Serenade, and a seldom-heard work by Sergei Rachmaninov.
  • August 1; 8 pm; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; Punch Brothers’bluegrass quintet–mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. The Punch Brothers’ critically-acclaimed T Bone Burnett–produced 2015 release, The Phosphorescent Blues,will put you in the mood for this magical night.
  • August 3; 7:30 pm; Holmes Convocation Center; The Temptations’ Concert and Dance Party; you won’t be able to sit still while listening to original member Otis Williams and singers Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr. crank out their popular hits–My Girl, Ain’t Too Proud, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and I Can’t Get Next to You.

No wonder why folks looking for things to do in Blowing Rock NC make sure this festival is on the top of their list.  The Appalachian Summer Music Festival is one of the country’s top regional arts festivals, celebrating the most prestigious music, dance theatre, visual arts and film.  The mission of the festival is to promote young American artists and to support the university in enhancing the cultural life of the Appalachian community through affordable access to its programs, as well as strengthening the local economy.  “Artistic Excellence, Innovation and Engagement” is the festival’s vision.  This is accomplished throughout the summer’s lectures, exhibitions, tours and workshops, as well as all the student internships and jobs to encourage learning and involvement with the arts.  Come visit the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Broyhill Music Center, Valborg Theatre, Holmes Convocation Center, and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and discover the community’s commitment to the arts.

Life at The Coves Mountain River Club allows folks to frequent these summer concerts with ease and then return to their idyllic homes for a good night’s sleep.  When you call The Coves home, it’s possible to spend a day wandering the majestic peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking, kayaking, rafting or biking, before heading out for a night on the town.  There are many things to do in Blowing Rock NC that will bring you and your family and friends together.  Summer in the mountain towns of the High Country means continuous concerts and festivals.  Make this the summer you discover the charming life in the North Carolina mountains!

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

Tags: Blowing Rock | Festivals

Lenoir Parks, Nature Trails and Greenway

Lenoir NC nature trails

Sometimes, when you live in the city, it’s hard to find a safe way to get adequate outdoor exercise.  And really fresh air is often in very short supply.  So you’re forced to choose between breathing the traffic fumes or closing yourself off in a fitness center.

Imagine being able to step out your front door, inhale a deep breath of clear mountain air and have such a wide range of choices for being at one with nature that each day can bring a brand new adventure.

At The Coves Mountain River Club, we’re so fortunate to enjoy easy access to miles and miles of walking trails, pathways and greenways that offer enthusiasts and novice outdoorsmen alike some of the very best hikes near Asheville NC.

The natural beauty of the City of Lenoir and greater Caldwell County is the perfect environment for a leisurely stroll, a long bike ride, or a challenging aerobic workout.  And our year-round mild weather allows you plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.

Lenoir Greenway connects to the Caldwell County Library, the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex.  It includes one of the more popular mountain bike trails in North Carolina.  On any given day, you’re also likely to encounter casual cyclists, runners, walkers and skaters.  The Greenway is perfect for all ages and abilities and offers convenient parking, restroom facilities and benches.

For breathtaking scenery, be sure to experience T. H. Broyhill Walking Park, on Lakewood Street in Lenoir.  It’s nearly a half mile in length, lighted and paved.  You’ll be surrounded by a beautiful, oriental-inspired botanical garden that includes a lake, with waterfowl, trees and flowers.  And public restrooms are available.

At Granite Falls, in southern Caldwell County, you’ll find another one of the great hikes near Asheville.  Lakeside Park comprises 72 acres on Lake Rhodhiss and has a one-mile trail that’s smooth and suitable for both hikers and mountain bikers.  For a somewhat more strenuous workout, try the footpath along the shoreline.  There are also three fishing platforms, public restrooms and a picnic shelter.

More of our mountain bike trails in North Carolina can be found just a short drive from The Coves Mountain River Club at Redwood Park in Hudson.  Redwood features two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts, one sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits, plus picnic tables and covered shelters available for parties by reservation.  It has three separate playgrounds for children, nature trails with interpretive trees, and an outdoor amphitheater in the Barton and Estoy Hayes Forest.  The McCreary Recreation and Fitness Center and Hudson pool are located there, too.

These are just a few of the many nearby venues where you can enjoy exhilarating hikes near Asheville or take on one of the famous and challenging mountain bike trails in North Carolina.  Living at The Coves, you can take advantage of additional trails and tracks in not only Lenoir, Hudson and Granite Falls but the communities of Baton, Buffalo Cove, Collettsville, Gamewell, Oak Hill, Valmead, Sawmills and Happy Valley.

If you’d like a complete list of locations and many more details regarding the features and facilities available visit the City of Lenoir’s website.

While you’re visiting the foothills, be sure to stop by The Coves Mountain River Club.  We’re proud of all we have to offer, and we’d love to show you around.

Being right on the Johns River makes attractive for retirees who like fishing, boating and other activities on or in the water.  Our golf course is known for its spectacular mountain views.  And the homes here offer all the modern design, efficiency and convenience you want while blending perfectly with their natural surroundings.

Why not take control, start anew and build the life you want?  There’s so much to do and see here – and our mountain air has a way of giving you a level of energy and motivation you may have forgotten existed.  Hiking, biking, photography, sightseeing, local culture…the list of opportunities for learning and self-improvement goes on and on.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

Tags: Greenways & Trails | Lenoir

New Mountain Homes With Touches of the Past

reclaimed building materials

Starting as a trend in certain parts of the country, the use of reclaimed and recycled materials in construction and remodeling of houses has now gone mainstream.  And nowhere has it been more popular than here in the foothills, where the unique and often rustic look of such salvaged items can so beautifully complement the natural ambience of our NC mountain real estate.

Just building a mountain home sets you apart from the crowd.  And freeing yourself from the rigid rules that control construction in metropolitan areas allows your imagination to come into play.  At The Coves Mountain River Club, our design team loves working with people to help bring their dreams to life.  Together, we can find innovative ways to blend traditional with modern to create a dramatic new look that’s uniquely and distinctively yours.  It’s a great way to add character to your NC mountain real estate and at the same time be more environmentally-friendly.

Wood has always been chosen for buildings and structures, furniture-making and other uses because of its density and strength.  In the past, it was plentiful and inexpensive.  But over the years, population growth contributed to the over-harvesting of forest land.  So using wood and other materials from older homes, factories, and warehouses came to be seen as a green solution that provides warmth, value and a bit of history.

There are also practical advantages to recycling vintage wood.   Having come from the tallest, straightest and largest trees in the forest, it offers a level of quality that’s hard to find in today’s lumber market.  And being already air-dried and naturally-weathered gives it rustic good looks, durability and strength.  Finally, you can select from an amazing variety of textures, patterns, grades and species of tree.

Because the concept of using reclaimed and recycled materials is now so widespread, you can find a wealth of ideas online to consider incorporating when you’re building a mountain home.  Some are more obvious, such as installing an antique farmhouse sink, vintage light fixtures, a butcher block or old handles, knobs or drawer pulls.  But there are many others you may not have considered.

At The Coves Mountain River Club, we see seasoned lumber used for cabinetry, furniture and architectural details.  But it’s particularly popular for use as siding, timbers and floorboards because it doesn’t require much maintenance.  The wood has already shrunk into a permanent form and developed a tightness of grain that makes it considerably more durable.  From a cosmetic standpoint, it’s worth noting that reclaimed beams can be sawn into wider planks.  And old fencing is valued for consistency, structural soundness and its low moisture content that minimizes the need for treatment.

It’s important that the source of your reclaimed wood be able to verify what it might have been treated with over its lifetime.  You want to avoid possible harmful off-gassing of volatile organic compounds associated with lead paint, stains and other treatments – especially when the wood will be used inside the house.

NC mountain real estate is also ideal for the use of reclaimed slate, clay or concrete roof tiles.  They’re fireproof, extremely long-lasting and environmentally-friendly.  Even with older material, the quality is likely to be very good.  They enhance the beauty of a property, adding character and style.  Little maintenance is required for a tile roof.  And they’re usually cost-effective compared to the alternatives.

So where do you find these gems from years gone by?

You can either find a company that sells them or opt to do the work yourself.  With some research, you should be able to find older buildings that are being demolished.  Salvage sites may have exactly what you’re looking for and at a very reasonable price.  Farm auctions are another good place to look.  And check the local ads or place your own, specifying what items you’re seeking.

At The Coves Mountain River Club, we make every attempt to be respectful of the magnificent place in which we’ve chosen to live, and we encourage anyone building a mountain home to consider utilizing reclaimed materials wherever possible.   

Come by soon and take a tour.  We’re sure you’ll be inspired by the ways many of our homeowners have adapted these elements of the past to make their own impressive design statements.

Call 828.754.0700 now!

Tags: Home Building | Lenoir | Uncategorized

1841 Shag/Line Dancing in Lenoir NC

things to do in Lenoir NC

The Blue Ridge Mountains are way more than just a pretty place.  Folks in this gorgeous region serve up some of the best food around, and Lenoir NC restaurants rank right up there for Southern-style fare and just about any other cuisine to satisfy our appetites.  If you’ve visited the charming downtown of Lenoir, then you already know how many amazing restaurants serve a wide array of delectable fare throughout the day.

One cozy bistro, 1841, located at 117 Main Street NW, opened in February, 2013, has become a popular fixture in the community with loyal customers. The 1841 staff give all who enter a warm welcome before serving up their American-style home-cooking. And for those who like to move and groove, every Tuesday until August 27, folks will be heel clicking the night away, taking free lessons and line dancing beneath the roof of 1841.

If you’ve never tried it, line dancing is an incredible foot-stomping pastime where folks come together for some honky-tonk fun.  The early settlers discovered that clogging and cutting the pigeon wing were a wholesome activity and the rest is history.  Whether you’re a skilled dancer, or you simply want to try out your fancy footwork, 1841 is the place in Lenoir to gather for a little two-steppin’ with your partner and friends. Or sip your cocktail and watch the line dancing in action while you socialize with your friends.

1841 is a casual and intimate spot to gather whether you’re a visitor or a regular.  Photos and paintings from local artists like Charlie Frye give the place real appeal.  The online reviews say it all, “1841 is more than just a restaurant…it’s a defining part of what makes Lenoir special.” Although the restaurant surely does it right, “a fresh infusion of ‘home cooking’ with a little or a lotta something freshly prepared for everyone. Vickie Setzer, co-owner, was voted Best Bartender during Lenoir’s News-Topic’s 2015 Best of Caldwell competition, and 1841 received Best Night Spot and Best Local Beer awards.

When you’re hankering for a little local flavor from Lenoir NC restaurants, made even more mouth-watering with fresh, local produce, head over to 1841.  Here’s some of what you’ll find:

For Starters:

Jumbo Fresh Wings (mild, hot and in between); Breaded Cheese Sticks; Stuffed Egg Rolls; Nachos served with Chili; Pimento Cheese Dip; Beer-battered Portobello Fingers; Sweet Potato Fries; Pub Chips; Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Signature Sandwiches and Burgers:

Cheeseburger; Philly; Pork BBQ; Blackened Chicken Pita; Chicken Salad Croissant; Patty Melt on Rye; Chicken Sandwich; BLT; Portobello Spinach Melt; Club; Rueben on Rye; Granny Smith and Wilson Croissant

Entrees:

Seafood du Jour; Pulled Pork Plate; 12 oz. Ribeye; Chicken Tenders; Lemon Caper Chicken; Shrimp Primavera; 5 oz. Filet; Shrimp and Grits; Fettuccini Alfredo; Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Fresh Salads and Soups:

Classic Caesar; Crisp Apple Salad; Fresh Garden Salad; Cold Chicken Salad Plate; Kickin’ Chili; Cobb Chef; Tomato Basil Bisque; Wedge Salad

Vegetarian Served with Side Salad:

Veg and Grits; Cauliflower Burger

Menu Sides: Broccoli; Cabbage Slaw; Collard Greens; Cheese Grits; Fried Okra; Parmesan French Fries; Mac-n-Cheese; Grilled Asparagus; Pub Chips; Seasonal Vegetables; Mashed Potatoes; Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Daily specials are not to be missed as well as their famous Casper sauce!  Save room for their sweet desserts, or simply take a confection to go!

Other than the line dancing  on Tuesday nights, this historic café, nestled in a three-story building that went up in 1903, is the gathering spot for bluegrass, folk rock, jazz and Dixie.  This is the place to be to hear lively music from both local and touring bands every night.  Many top-notch musicians gather at 1841, some brand new and others well-seasoned and familiar to the stage.

This cafe is also the host location for the Caldwell JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) classes, Live Music and Spoken Word, ant The Singer & Songwriter’s Series at Tucker’s Barn. Don’t forget there’s music every night, convenient parking, outdoor seating, take out, and catering; walk ins are always welcome.  Available for parties and events.  For more  info call 828-572-4145.  Hours Monday-Saturday 11 am-9 pm.

This is one sweet time to visit The Coves Mountain River Club and see how peaceful life can be in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The Coves is an impeccable gated community situated perfectly in the heart of the region in historic Lenoir.  Include 1841 in your evening plans when you’re dining at Lenoir NC restaurants–be sure to kick up your heels and take part in a little line dancing, or sit back and enjoy some amazing musical talent.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.

Tags: Lenoir | Restaurants & Breweries

The Beautiful Summer Flowers of Western North Carolina

North Carolina flowers

This is the time of year to begin your search for North Carolina mountain homes for sale when a variety of beautiful summer flowers are blooming and adding a splash of color to the region.  What’s your fancy–the wildflowers that dot the Blue Ridge Mountains, majestic golden sunflowers, or the much-adored daffodils, tulips, and lilies that thrive in our well-tended gardens?

Our region is ideal for both wild and home-grown flowers—thanks to an incredibly favorable climate and soil that’s rich in nutrients.  Whether you’ve just settled into your North Carolina mountain homes, or you have been enjoying season after season of mountain life, we can all use a few pointers for creating eye-catching flower beds for the perfect accent to our homes.  Gardening can be made easy with a little knowledge alongside your trowel.

After you have selected just the right spot for your garden, there’s a wide variety of both annual (petunias, zinnias and marigolds) and perennial (daylilies, black-eyed Susan, and iris) plants that will do extremely well.

Whether you are limited by space and need to use containers on your porch, balcony or patio, or you have a sprawling piece of property, remember to choose a spot where your plants can bask in the sun two to six hours a day.  Some plants need full sun and others do just fine with partial.   Full-sun possibilities include zinnias to create lovely borders, pentas, angelonia, portuluca and periwinkle (which don’t need a great deal of watering) and melampodium and lantana in a variety of colors (both trailing and upright); partial-sun possibilities will brighten up your gardens and patios—torenia, impatiens and begonias are some of the popular selections.

For fresh soil that has not been gardened, adding fertilizer never hurts.  Mid-May is a safe time to begin planting when there is no threat of a frost.  Some gardeners like to begin their seedlings indoors to get a little jump start on the planting season.  If planting seeds is not your preference, buying mature plants will ensure you don’t lose any time.  Don’t forget to water your flower beds, especially as the weather gets warmer.

Isabel’s Garden, set alongside the peaceful Johns River, brings the community of The Coves together.  Gorgeous English flower beds add vibrant charm and vegetable gardens provide a healthy home-grown garden-to-table fare—luscious tomatoes, crisp peppers, a variety of greens and of course sweet watermelon all thrive in Isabel’s Garden.  The herbs—rosemary, sage, basil, oregano, mint and more, provide the most savory accompaniment to your recipes.  There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own vegetables side by side with friends and neighbors, or sharing a meal that is deliciously fresh and nutritious.  The perfect climate means the growing season is generous, from March to sometimes as late as December.

Flowers bloom throughout The Coves in the various gorgeous seasons in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There is a strong sense of pride taken in the landscape at The Coves, from the charming homes that are carefully planned and constructed, to the impeccable gardens and trails.   All of this tended and natural beauty creates an idyllic environment for those who’ve made The Coves their home.  Come explore North Carolina mountain homes for sale at The Coves while the flowers are in full bloom.

Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour!

Tags: Greenways & Trails | Lenoir

2019 Savor Blowing Rock – Food, Wine & Fun

Savor Blowing Rock

It’s going to be an epic four days for wine lovers in the foothills, as “Savor Blowing Rock” returns to North Carolina’s prettiest small town. This year’s celebration will be from May 2 through May 5 and feature “Vintner’s Village” – a grand tasting on Main Street.  You’ll also be able to enjoy an expanded range of demonstrations, seminars, live music, visual arts, and events that showcase the area and its connection to food and drink.

If you’re fortunate enough to own Blowing Rock real estate or you live in the surrounding area, you know that there’s no shortage of interesting things to do and see there even without the added attraction of an event as special as this one.  At The Coves Mountain River Club, we consider ourselves fortunate to be close enough to take advantage of all Blowing Rock has to offer.

Attendees who aren’t local can take advantage of special lodging packages.  You can see all the details online at savorblowingrock.com  Also on the web site, you’ll find a comprehensive description of the many activities scheduled during the four-days of “Savor Blowing Rock”.

On Thursday,  Bennett Larson will talk about the wines of Portugal.  It’s one of many educational seminars to be held at the popular Sunset & Vine wine and cheese shop.  Others set for the same day include a discussion of the Amador vine region of the Shenandoah Valley and a presentation of pairing wine with food.

You’ll want to attend “TASTE!” at the Chelola Resort’s event tent, where you can sample foods from over a dozen High Country restaurants, hear live music and try local wines and craft beers.  And at the Blowing Rock Museum, musician, storyteller, and avid gardener William Ritter will be giving a music and humor-filled talk on the heirloom seeds and old songs he’s collected in North Carolina and beyond.

Friday will bring Danny Sanford, owner of Fine Wine Trading Company, to the Inn at Ragged Gardens to demonstrate the luxury of Riedel glasses and how using one made exclusively for a particular variety enhances the taste of wines.  At Sunset & Vine, Robert Novick of Sour Grapes Distributing will introduce you to the fine wines of Slovenia.  You can learn about the inexpensive Mediterranean-influenced wines produced in Catalonia’s Emporda region, courtesy of Epiphany Wine’s Brian Mockler.  And from winemaker Andrew Murray, hear about Rhône varieties from the Santa Ynez Valley in California.

At the American Legion Hall, don’t miss an incredible art show featuring work by Jacob Daniels and Sir Tom Foolery and a Bodewell wine tasting with Sommelier Jared Seitzer.  When you drink Bodewell wine or purchase an original art piece, you’ll be helping to provide clean water to people around the world.  Witness the power of clean water in one of two showings of the awarding-winning feature film “I Can. I Do.” You’ll want to be part of this inspiring evening!

Also on Friday at Sunset & Vine, you can learn all about the pinot noir grape and the characteristics of the regions where it’s grown and take part in a comparative tasting of wines from around the world.  Phil Doster of Associated Brands will host.  And Anne Prevatte, Fine Wine Manager at Empire Distributing, will guide you through the wine regions of Tuscany.

Saturday, explore the various tastes and styles of rosé with Advanced Sommelier Nick Demos at Sunset & Vine.  You can also attend sessions on the effect of oak on wine and the artisan reds and whites of Italy’s Piedemonte.  The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop will present a showcase of distilled spirits and craft cocktail mixing techniques.  And there’s an outdoor grilling class on the lawn at the Chamber of Commerce.   

That’s a long list.  But believe it or not, there’s even more to “Savor Blowing Rock”.  People from nearby communities, Blowing Rock real estate owners and first-time visitors alike will come away with some great memories and a better perspective on the world’s wines and what makes them special.

If you’re new to the area, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to stop by The Coves Mountain River Club and let us show you how wonderful living here can be.  You don’t have to buy Blowing Rock real estate.  We’re only twenty miles away, with easy access to exciting events like this and all the other many benefits of life in the foothills.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page Complimentary Magazine.

Tags: Blowing Rock | Festivals