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Ashe County Cheese Company

Located 45 minutes from the Inn, Ashe County Cheese is North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant. The viewing room is open year round at no charge and you can visit from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday. They also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines, gifts, and old fashioned snacks and candies

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Heritage, Wilderness, Crafts & Canoes

Move into The Historic Loom House for four days and three nights, and head out to explore The Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Julian Price Memorial Park & Price Lake, Moses Cone Memorial Park & Cone Manor, and The Penland School of Crafts. Discover Valle Crucis, Blowing Rock, and Linville, in The Western North Carolina High Country.

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Old-Time General Stores & The New River

Move into The Historic Loom House for four days and three nights, and head out to explore four old-time general stores, and The New River. Discover Valle Crucis, Beech Mountain, Todd and Linville, in The Western North Carolina High Country.

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Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery

Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, exclusive cave aged cheeses, hand-crafted with love in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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Carolina Bison

Located in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Carolina Bison raises its herd on top-quality grasses and pure mountain spring water. Our robust bison graze freely on hundreds of open pasture acreage, reminiscent of the original native herds. Founded by author, lecturer, and whole-health practitioner Dr. Frank J. King, Jr. in 1985, Carolina Bison is proudly one of the largest bison ranches in the Southeastern region.

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Dave Allen

Dave Allen a world-renowned award-winning nature and landscape photographer, as well as a respected photography instructor, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina