September 2016

Nature Lover’s Log Cabin

Nature Lover's Log Cabin

If you’re a nature lover who longs for a private wooded setting, this 2700-square-foot log cabin-style home could just be your dream home. The former owners fondly named it “Nature Walk,” after its breathtaking wooded 2-acre-plus setting, highlighted by towering hardwoods and rhododendron.

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Sixth Annual Boone Heritage Festival on October 9th

Boone Heritage

It’s time once again for the annual Boon Heritage Festival, to be held on October 9th. Hosted by the nonprofit Southern Appalachian Historical Association, this beloved fall event celebrates Appalachian traditions, history and heritage.

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival 2016 at Tweetsie Railroad

Ghost Train

Halloween season family fun is about to begin at Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park in Blowing Rock. From September 23rd - October 29th the park will be hosting its annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival on Friday and Saturday nights. Halloween fans of all ages will be able to enjoy scary yet safe fun at the park. Those who are brave enough to ride the Ghost Train will experience thrills as the train speeds through the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll travel back in time to the Great Train Wreck of 1913 ghosts and spirits from the old railways pop up at every corner.While some attractions are recommended for adults and older children, there’s plenty of stuff for young kids, too.

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Private Riverfront Home in Alleghany County

1,000 feet of frontage on the New River. You’ll enjoy idyllic seclusion and standout mountain property features such views of a creek dropping over boulders and fishing in your backyard. What’s more, this 1350-square-foot contemporary 2-bedroom, 2-bath in Alleghany County is conveniently close to the villages of Sparta, NC and Independence, VA, a comfortable 2-hour-drive away from Greensboro and 2.5-hour drive from Charlotte.

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Sprawling Riverfront Retreat in the North Carolina Mountains

Riverfront Retreat

It’s not very often that you find a home designed by an owner/engineer who put his entire heart and soul into the endeavor. This spectacular 4269-square-foot furnished home with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 full baths is situated on the banks of the breathtaking South Fork of the New River. You will be able to enjoy 161 feet of frontage on the river, your gateway for fishing, canoeing, tubing, and kayaking. This magnificent 1.75 acre-property even includes a large portion of an island, where the water is shallow enough for children to frolic around and splash safely. Other special outdoor touches include a lovely gazebo with swing seats and a fire pit, as well as a picnic area at the riverside. The drive to the river and the river bank were cleverly engineered to prevent erosion.

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Ashe County Olde Time Antiques Fair and Collectibles Fair

Antique Fair

Are you an antique fan? Then don’t miss The 5th Annual Ashe County Olde Time Antiques and Collectibles Fair, happening on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. The fair will be taking place throughout the beautiful streets of historic downtown West Jefferson. Since its inception, this fun festival-like fair has grown to include over 75 vendors. You’ll be able to browse for treasures such as vintage furniture, coins, glassware, quilts, refurbished antiques, pottery, primitives, silver vintage signage, and much, much more. Besides hunting for collectibles, you’ll be able to enjoy live music provided by an array of bluegrass and other types of regional and local acts, so you may want to bring a chair! Different food venders will be offering kettle corn, funnel cakes and other fun fare. The Jefferson Farmers Market will also be participating in the event, along with local businesses and restaurants. What a great way to enjoy an early fall weekend!

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Rare Colorado-Style Log Home on Private Wooded Acreage

Log Home

No home captures the spirit of mountain living more than a log cabin home! What’s more, Western-style homes built with massive Engelman Spruce logs, produced in Canada. This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home offers total seclusion with a creek and seasonal views. It also adjoins North Carolina State Game Lands and is just 15 minutes from West Jefferson!

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Make Fall Memories at the Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival

Fall Festival

Mark your calendars! The Ashe County Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival, a beloved fall tradition for many families, is fast approaching, beginning September 23rd and running through October 31st on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Creek-side Living: Secluded Mountain Estate in Ashe County

Creek-side Living

Soak up the relaxed splendor of mountain living in this immaculate 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath estate-style home tucked away on 19 private acres with mountain views, woodlands, and a majestic rushing creek.

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