What’s New at The Coves Mountain River Club

Western North Carolina Craft Brew Festival

Western North Carolina Craft Brew Festivals

Ever wonder what our friends in the mountain towns in North Carolina have that the rest of us don’t? Aside from the obvious idyllic mountain lifestyle, these folks hold bragging rights to the best beer festivals in North Carolina. And now’s the time of year when dozens of local microbreweries from Asheville, Morganton, and nearby western North Carolina towns are starting to brew up a summer celebration of craft beer that’s quickly becoming an annual favorite – the State of Origin Beer Festival.Read More »

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Merle Fest – Authentic Mountain Music Festivals

Merle Fest Authentic Mountain Music Festivals

Spring is in the air, and the wildflowers are preparing to burst into bloom along the Blue Ridge in NC mountain communities, where stars shine brightly overhead. But those twinkling sentinels in North Carolina’s clear night skies aren’t the only stars to make an appearance this time of year. Soon the streets of Wilkesboro will be teeming with stars of the music industry, ready to light up the city’s most famous Bluegrass festival NC. Authentic home town music is one of the important attributes found in the best retirement places in North Carolina.Read More »

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Downtown Lenoir Cruise In NC

Downtown Lenoir Cruise In NC

A new year brings a host of new and exciting events for beautiful mountain towns in North Carolina like the town of Lenoir. Vintage car enthusiasts and those who enjoy a little muscle under the hood can drive on over to the first Cruise In NC in April 2016. The event is not only smoking hot fun but benefits the local community. Lenoir Downtown Cruisers is a not for profit organization that raises money through  raffles at the events, tickets for prizes, and merchandise such as t-shirts. The money raised will go toward beneficial charities and this year specifically, money raised will go toward the Helping Hands Clinic.Read More »

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Farmers Markets in Foothills of North Carolina

Farmers Markets in the Foothills of NC

There is nothing more fresh, enjoyable and satisfying than purchasing produce from a local farmer’s market. Freshly picked fruits, vegetables, preserves and herbs are available at farmer’s markets all around the NC mountain communities. Many of them are conveniently located in the best retirement places in North Carolina; mountain towns such as Lenoir, Morganton, Hickory, Blowing Rock and Boone.Read More »

Tags: Blowing Rock | Hickory | Lenoir | Morganton | Shopping & Antique Hunting

Blue Ridge Parkway Adventures Near the Coves NC

Blue Ridge Parkway Adventures Near Coves NC

Living the dream! It’s how residents describe life in North Carolina mountain communities like The Coves Mountain River Club. Nestled below the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Western North Carolina real estate developments like these boast some of the most spectacular views and outdoor adventures nature has to offer including days spent on America’s Favorite Scenic Drive.Read More »

Tags: Blowing Rock | Greenways & Trails

Antique Hunting in the Foothills NC

Antique Hunting in the Foothills NC

For many of us, treasure hunting began in our earlier years as a child. Finding gold coins, that were hopefully filled with chocolate, was the grand prize after following the clues on a treasure map. Retirees have just as much fun antique hunting in the mountains. Perhaps inspired by the television series, the Antique Road Show, the reward can be incredibly valuable. If not inspired by a cash payout, many of us appreciate craftsman shop sometimes dating back centuries.Read More »

Tags: Hickory | Lenoir | Morganton | Shopping & Antique Hunting