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
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
For nearly a decade, the festival has been named one of the ”Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
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.