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Watch “The Rural Seed Restaurant” Segment

Watch “The Rural Seed Restaurant” Segment

VIDEO: The Rural Seed Restaurant on NC Weekend Check out this great feature on The Rural Seed Restaurant from North Carolina Weekend on PBS. The video highlights the Columbus, NC restaurant’s dedication to supporting local farmers and musicians for an...
GUIDE: First Peak Restaurant Info with Hours

GUIDE: First Peak Restaurant Info with Hours

GUIDE:  Local Restaurant Info: We’ll help you find a great spot for a meal – use the First Peak Restaurant Guide to get the latest hours and information. Each restaurant has its own page here on our web site so you can see what they’re all about. ...
GUIDE: First Peak Winery Info with Hours

GUIDE: First Peak Winery Info with Hours

GUIDE: Local Winery Info: Here’s a quick go-to guide for the wineries at the First Peak and how/when to visit.  You can use their web sites or social media sites for their latest info and events. Summer 2022 Mountain Brook VineyardsWinery Hours: Monday-Thursday:...
Watch a Tour of the Orchard Inn

Watch a Tour of the Orchard Inn

VIDEO: The Orchard Inn and Spa Check out this great segment from North Carolina Weekend on The Orchard Inn and Spa in Saluda, North Carolina that aired February 10, 2022.  Learn more about the inn here and plan your visit! Watch the video below or view the video on...
Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

In 2018, some much-deserved recognition has come to Nina Simone, born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C. in 1933. The world famous jazz singer known as the High Priestess of Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  Her childhood home was...
Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and poet Sidney Lanier...

Green River Gamelands

Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart’s desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties. Click here to view...

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