Blue Ridge Country
Blue Ridge Country • Blue Ridge Country is an international award-winning bimonthly regional magazine with a readership of 425,000, covering travel, history, food, festivals, outdoors and the environment in the mountains of nine southern states.
Blue Ridge Country magazine is produced by Leisure Publishing Company, based in Roanoke, VA, publisher of The Roanoker, the longest running city magazine in Virginia, and annual visitor-newcomer guides. Leisure Publishing is the official publisher of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Our mission is to celebrate, document, preserve and inform readers about travel, outdoor recreation, history, environmental issues, festivals, food, culture and more in the mountains of nine southern states.
We produce a bimonthly magazine with a readership of 425,000. BRC has won awards at the state, national and international levels. Its content is a combination of work by staff and freelancers, and it recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
"Heading back toward Boone, you’ll soon reach Valle Crucis, where you’ll stay for the night. Once you’ve checked in at the venerable Mast Farm Inn, you won’t want to leave. The good news is, you won’t have to, because a scrumptious dinner awaits." ~ Diane Daniel, Blue Ridge Country
"For more than a century, visitors to the mountains have stayed at this historic country inn, which in 2006 was bought by the extremely hospitable Deschamps family. Seven guest rooms are available in the original 1880s farmhouse, graced with an inviting wraparound porch. Eight other cabins and cottages on the grounds are rented out as well, some new, others historic, including the Loom House, the iconic two-room log cabin that started the farm in the early 1800s and was later turned into a space for spinning and weaving. Guests are invited to stroll through the inn’s large organic garden, which supplies its outstanding farm-to-table restaurant, Simplicity. And make sure you drop by Simplicity’s Pantry, a small shop in the main lodge filled to the brim with food products made in North Carolina and Virginia." ~ Diane Daniel, Blue Ridge Country