Asheville and Beyond

Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Lake Lure

Asheville is a  friendly, laid-back, and a diverse community. Set in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains, you can find everything you desire from restaurants and dining, culture and arts, to a wide variety of entertainment.


    10 miles from Hickory Nut Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway has outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities making it ``America's favorite drive``. It winds its way 469 miles, from Shenandoah to the Great Smoky Mountain National Parks.


    This US mountain chain is part of the Appalachian mountains, running from Georgia to Pennsylvania. Trees cause the mountains to appear blue when seen from a distance and put the ``blue`` in Blue Ridge, by releasing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere.


    The Appalachian Trail is a continuous marked footpath that goes from Katahdin,Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia, a distance of about 2160 miles. Hickory Nut Forest is located 20 miles from the Appalachian Trail.


    Hot Springs, NC is a magical place about an hour’s drive from Hickory Nut Forest where you can soak in a natural hot spring on the bank of the French Broad River. This is one of the most relaxing, healing things that we love to do.


    One of the most popular National Parks is a short drive away through the beautiful Blue Ridge of North Carolina. Spend a day or weekend in the amazingly diverse ecosystem of the Southern Appalachians and explore hikes of all lengths and levels of difficulty.


    Asheville is home to numerous music festivals throughout the year. Blue grass music, Celtic and old time mountain music can be heard in many various events. Musicians come from all over the world to join in the fun and create this wonderful music scene.

When in Asheville & Beyond

Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Lake Lure are all less than 30 minutes from Hickory Nut Forest and Laughing Waters. One can find an amazing variety art, music, dining, and entertainment opportunities in these unique and inviting towns. Higher education, excellent healthcare and a local airport are also available.

Asheville, one of the most popular towns in the country, is only 25 minutes away.  It appears on many “top 10” lists of places to live or visit, and Asheville is a mecca for arts, music, crafts, and theater. It also has a wonderfully friendly, laid-back, diverse population of people of all ages from all over the world. Here you can find everything you could possibly want in terms of restaurants and dining, culture and arts, a wide variety of entertainment and excellent health care. Set in the heart of the blue ridge mountains the Asheville area is a safe, beautiful, and exciting place to call home!

In These Mountains

The North Carolina mountains are the oldest and some of the most beautiful and magical mountains in the world. They are abundantly rich in diverse plant and animal life and contain pristine streams and waterfalls. Sheer rocky cliffs and expansive vistas offer wonderful views. The climate is mild in all four seasons, never too hot or too cold. While we get to enjoy occasional snows in winter, it melts off within days. And air conditioning is rarely needed in the summer at this elevation. Beautiful spring flowers and fall leaves offer a vibrant pallet of colors.